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What a great year 2013 was, completing my Community Services...

What a great year 2013 was, completing my Community Services...

What a great year 2013 was, completing my Community Services Work Diploma, full of new experiences and everyone at OTEN helped me tremendously.

I hadn’t studied for 30 years! Yes, you read that right! Left school too early, worked and worked, and then decided that I wanted to gain some qualifications for the rest of my working life – after all we’re all going to be in the workforce until we’re 80 it seems!

Anyway, I signed up for the diploma, nervous but excited and got started.

The weirdest thing happened;  I feel in love!

With study! So unbelievable but it’s true!

Combined with my part time work, family commitments and me time, I worked through my diploma, found a work placement site and finished my diploma at the end of 2013, after 11 months, with a Distinction!

It was the best year as it was the best way of studying for me.

Using my diploma, I have fast tracked into a degree course with CSU, Distance Education, in Social Science. My diploma took two years off the degree which is just fantastic and studying through OTEN got me ready for Uni.

p.s my work placement has offered me a job!

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