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As a farmer dissatisfied with low saleyard returns on his...

As a farmer dissatisfied with low saleyard returns on his...

As a farmer dissatisfied with low saleyard returns on his livestock Stephen decided to undertake the Cert 4 Meat Processing (Meat Safety) course through OTEN in 2013, which enabled him to receive accreditation by the NSW Food Authority as a meat safety inspector and construct an on-farm abattoir. It is the first private new abattoir licence issued in NSW for many years. He now has a whole new business processing his own animals, as well as undertaking processing for other growers, employing 2 slaughtermen who are about to commence meat industry traineeships. He now also offers consultancy to other livestock growers seeking to develop their own regional processing centres. How has life changed through OTEN? Instead of being a price taker he is now a price maker!

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Living the Media and Communications dream! I was fortunate...

Living the Media and Communications dream!

I was fortunate...

Living the Media and Communications dream! I was fortunate enough to be able to work full time whilst I studued a Communication and Media certificate through OTEN. I was working as a Campaign Manager and decided it was time to expand my skills in the direction of media. 
Once I had completed my certificate with OTEN, I continued to work in my current role. To my suprise, I won a global award for the work I had been doing with our charity partners, this saw me have the amazing opportnity to volunteer in Ghana, Africa for one week! I was tecahing, visiting hospitals, building furniture and speaking with local women. This saw me represent the company globally and whilst I was away I had to put my new media skills to the test. I was blogging, taking video footage and many photos, keeping a travel diary and reporting back to the office for comms to be sent. When I retunred to Australia, I was asked to round up my trip and do a global presentation to the company. This required the skills I had learnt thruogh OTEN and I am very grateful for the opportunities that OTEN allow through correspondance. I will definately look at doing another certificate in the future. As my contract with my current company is coming to an end I have set myself up with these skills to transfer to my new employer and expand on.

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Elise Hibbert

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OTEN Climbing The Ladder - As a Firefighter, OTEN has provided...

OTEN Climbing The Ladder - As a Firefighter, OTEN has provided...

OTEN Climbing The Ladder - As a Firefighter, OTEN has provided me with an invaluable learning experience. OTEN has not only given me the opportunity to further my career but has taught me invaluable skills and knowledge which I have been able to put to use to help my community and the people of NSW. Before my course I was very nervous and had very little confidence or motivation to give training sessions, I now have much more confidence in delivering training  to my colleagues which will only get better over time using the techniques I learnt through my course.  The flexible learning was fantastic, it gave me the opportunity to study at my own pace in an environment I was comfortable in. Overall a good result !! Thanks OTEN

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Since studying with OTEN, I have gotten married, been to the UK...

Since studying with OTEN, I have gotten married, been to the UK and now my husband and I are moving to Melbourne so I can study an Advanced Diploma of Oral Health at RMIT.

OTEN gave me the qualifications to be accepted into the course in Melbourne with the end goal of becoming a Dental Hygienist.

Thanks so much OTEN, you have helped our dreams for the future come to fruition!

Nicole Hocking (nee Woodcock)

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OTEN has played a major contribution with helping me acheive the...

OTEN has played a major contribution with helping me acheive the acadamic qualifications that i need. With no access to study a certain course from my school OTEN has provided and aided with the course i needed to get into University. As the external help from OTEN i have susscesfully got into the desired course in Uni.

This has dramatically affected me in my life as it has helped me follow my dream goals without the aid of OTEN i would have not have been able to follow and get into the desired course i wanted to.

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Completing the Certificate IV in Community Services with OTEN...

Completing the Certificate IV in Community Services with OTEN has opened up my world for the better to the Community Services industry by introducing me to people and organisations around Australia which I feel wouldn’t have happened if I were to study somewhere else. I have never studied as well as I have while at OTEN getting credits and distinctions while being guided by the very supportive staff. In the short time that I have studied with OTEN I have gained so much knowledge and confidence in my chosen field as I have completed and continue to complete qualifications. 

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Since studying with OTEN, I have gotten married, been to the UK...

Since studying with OTEN, I have gotten married, been to the UK and now my husband and I are moving to Melbourne so I can study an Advanced Diploma of Oral Health at RMIT!

OTEN gave me the flexibility to study while planning a wedding and working all at once.

Studying with OTEN eased me back into studying, giving me the qualifications to be accepted into the course in Melbourne, with the end goal of becoming a Dental Hygienist.

Thanks so much OTEN, you have help our dreams for the future come to fruition!

Nicole Hocking (nee Woodcock)

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Each course I complete inspires me to enrol in even more...

Each course I complete inspires me to enrol in even more courses. OTEN really simplifies tertiary education for me. It broadens my horizons for my career path with each course.

A person like me, in the country side, who has anxiety issues when it comes to school environments, can charge through tertiary education. I’ve always refused the idea of college, because I was so sick and tired of the whole school routine and strict protocols for students. Now, I don’t have to travel anywhere to learn. It’s fantastic that one can gain college credentials minus the stress. You taught me that it could be easier.

My studying skills with OTEN improves with each course completion. Thanks to OTEN I am my own teacher and student, with the help from teachers by correspondence. You’ve excited me about college education. I’ve always been attracted to the idea of at-home tertiary education. Then I found OTEN. It was incredible to discover that I can get certificates for my career goals. My occupational possibilities have been heightened.

Now I’m up to another course yet again. Each time I graduate from OTEN courses I’m academically inspired to do even more with OTEN.

I thank you.

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OTEN-Opening Doors for all students Since completing my studies...

OTEN-Opening Doors for all students

Since completing my studies with OTEN I have been able to enter into the diploma of Community Services at Wentworth falls Tafe. OTEN enabled me to make better use of my time, meet other like minded students in my class and strive for a better future. The photo is of my classmates and myself enjoying the spoils of a successful mental health awareness BBQ, a lot of our student population was unaware of services available to them in the Blue Mountains and with information and guidance of our class we opened up avenues for assistance. During my studies with OTEN I attended Tafe part time, now I am a full time student. I will complete my diploma thanks to OTEN and I will continue my studies at university, remaining always an advocate for flexible delivery learning, open learning and online delivery.

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As a full time mother of two young children - flexibility,...

As a full time mother of two young children - flexibility, availability and support was crucial as a distance-learning student. Not only was I able to achieve high standards in my own time whilst studying Certificate III in Legal Business Administration– I even took my OTEN studies with me on a 6 month stint to rural India without any troubles whatsoever. My tutors were even kind enough to ring me in a foreign country and guide me through any challenging task I needed help with. My completion of certificate III gave me the confidence and skills to pursue further study, to where I now find myself studying - and thoroughly enjoying - a Bachelor of Laws as an external student! Thank you so much OTEN, I can’t wait for what my future now brings.  

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