Education - Your Pathway to Anywhere!
We all want different things in life. We have different goals we'd like to achieve, different places we'd like to visit and different career paths we'd like to take. At the centre of all this is education. We figure out what we want to do with our lives through education and we also have the freedom to change what we want, whenever we want by learning more.
ACCM has been delivering Vocational Education Training since 1996. With over 35 industry experienced Student Advisers delivering our qualifications, we ensure you receive the best training available, giving you the essential skills and knowledge needed to truly succeed in a career of your choice.
A Personal Story
Brigadier NCube is a student of the Australian College of Commerce and Management. He is a student who has a clear career goal in place and is currently studying his THIRD course with the College to ensure he has the necessary qualifications to get where he wants to be.
With the recent introduction of Government Subsidies, especially in NSW, achieving your goals has never been easier. The Smart and Skilled program offers funding to NSW residents to help them gain the qualifications they need to succeed in a career they want. It's also a great opportunity to get the formal acknowledgement of the skills and knowledge that you already have.
We caught up with Brigadier to ask him about his recent experience with the Australian College of Commerce and Management and why education is so important to him.
Why did you choose to study with the Australian College of Commerce and Management?
The college offered very competitive prices, probably the best I have seen anywhere and the level of support you receive is second to none.
What was the first course you chose to study and why?
The first course I studied through the college was the Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management because I was looking at furthering my career path into the mortgage broking industry, which I now have done successfully and all thanks to the help I received from the college.
During your first course, how did you find the resources that were on offer to you?
The delivery of the workbooks was probably the second best part of my study, second only to the incredible assistance received from the student advisers because they offered up to date industry rules and legislation and they were detailed in regard to what you might expect once you begin working.
How helpful were the Student Advisers during your course?
Their help was immeasurable, the course would have been ten times more difficult and would have taken twice as long to get through it if it was not for the exceptional help from the student advisors. Whilst they wouldn’t just give you the answers but they would talk you through the issues you may have to make sure you understand it and that you come up with the answer yourself. Again, the assistance from the student advisors is certainly the best part of the college.
Was there a Student Adviser that stood out to you?
I cannot complain about any of the advisers, Joe Hinge was incredibly helpful during my first course which was the Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking as I was totally new to the industry I gained a lot of wisdom and knowledge from her from the countless times I rang the college with questions. I also greatly appreciated the assistance from Sharon Rich and Linda has been amazing since she started assisting me during my General Insurance study and now into my Project Management as she is always consistent in getting in touch and making sure I’m going well with my studies. Overall, I have been overly impressed with the level of professionalism and industry knowledge from all the student advisers that I have had the privilege to get assistance from during my study with the college.
What other courses did you go on to study and why?
After successfully completing my first Diploma which was Finance and Mortgage Broking Management, I went on to successfully complete my Diploma of General Insurance and now I am working on completing my Diploma in Project Management. The reasons being simply, that I am looking at furthering my career and making sure I have all the necessary qualifications to do so.
What are your plans for the future?
As evident from my studies, I plan on working in the finance and insurance industry with the possibility of potential moving into Project Management later on in life. At this stage the plan is to begin a Financial Services business.
Do you think that the qualifications you have achieved with the College have played an important role in these plans? Or have they helped towards achieving your future goals?
Absolutely, I wouldn’t be in my current role as a mortgage broker if it wasn’t for the qualification through the college. Certainly, the studies I have completed and still yet to complete are helping in achieving both my current and future goals.
If your friends, family or colleagues asked you about the College, what would you tell them?
If you want to study at an affordable price, with the flexibility that most colleges don’t offer and get the best possible support from the student advisers then this is the college for you.
Finally, tell us about your overall experience with the College.
Amazing, have absolutely loved my experience. Firstly, the courses are very affordable compared to most college, the website is clear, straightforward and easy to understand. Webclass provides all the information you need to be able to easily and successfully complete the course. I also liked the fact that I don’t have to pay upfront all my fees but rather I can use Vet-Fee Help which is great especially if you don’t have the funds to pay all your fees upfront. The delivery of the workbook as PDF files is very handy as it allows you to have the workbooks on your tablet and the assessment task on your computers and that creates convenience when working through the tasks. And lastly, the assistance from the student advisors is the best around, they have the industry knowledge and the ability to not just give you the answers and send you your merry way but rather they talk you through what ever issues you to make sure you understand and you will have to come up with the answers yourself. Overall, I would highly rate this college and recommend it to anyone who is looking at getting nationally recognised qualifications.
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Brigette Feb 19, 2016, 3:27 PM (7 years ago)
Education is important to me because to be successful in my career for future, I need to educate myself gain the knowledge to enable me to drive and be the best I can be. Learning is something that you can take away with you and use in work and life situations. Education is important to me because I love learning and love learning new things knowing that it will stay with me for life.
Marlee Rudgley Feb 18, 2016, 10:58 AM (7 years ago)
What we learn, becomes who we are. The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.
Tahlia Feb 17, 2016, 7:56 PM (7 years ago)
Education whether formal or informal; in a classroom, online or face-to-face is important to me as it helps build awareness, not only of self but of others and the environments that we live in. I feel that education has opened so many doors for me that I would not be aware of without it.
Everyday is spent learning something new, whether it be how to catch a bus, how to use a new computer system or building on my formal certifications. Having this education allows me to impart knowledge onto any person I meet or talk with. I hope that even if it is a passing conversation, this small piece of information allows them to build their education, and find a way to improve their life even if it is by the slightest little bit.
Hayden Lawrie Feb 17, 2016, 5:33 PM (7 years ago)
Being educated and being interested in education is only for those of us who are proud and strong enough to break out of the 'this is my job so this is what I do until I die' mentality. Once you break the mould, your pathway is none but onwards and upwards
Rachel Fitzsimmons Feb 17, 2016, 4:16 PM (7 years ago)
Education is the key to life. Education was made to fill your brain with as much knowledge as possible to be able to live life to the fullest.
Aiden Feb 17, 2016, 3:26 PM (7 years ago)
Education is important to every day life, without it you are limited to work, social skills and being the best you can be.
Without education you can be a danger to yourself and others.
You also owe it to yourself to be the best you can be intellectually and physically, education has a lot of different meanings.
We would not have progressed into anything without it, as a species we have come so far but still have more to go, only through education is unlocking these possibilities possible.
Lauren Feb 17, 2016, 9:24 AM (7 years ago)
Education- An opportunity in the making. The ability to gain something that is beyond monetary value and develop skills that will grow you on a personal level. Education allows individuals to pursue dreams, conger thoughts and process information. Education gives people hope and the potential to grasp something so raw that enables endless possibilities. Education is the future.
Christine Zhu Feb 16, 2016, 9:50 PM (7 years ago)
In a contemporary society where disparity is a pressing issue, education is especially important. Education is a powerful platform for people to gain knowledge and become enlightened. Education creates opportunity, allowing access to jobs, volunteering positions and an opportunity to foster change in the world. By simply giving these opportunities can be empowering, especially to those in poverty who would be able to fulfil their basic needs in life and be lifted out of their situation. They would then be able to create better conditions for the next generation, by also educating and empowering them, denying them from the cycle of poverty. In essence, one is able to refine their mental facilities through education and is granted an opportunity to change the world.
Sean Charters Feb 16, 2016, 6:04 PM (7 years ago)
Education is important because i believe it sets the foundation for the rest of your life, having a good education could be the difference between getting the alright job and the perfect job.
Joy Kahotea Feb 16, 2016, 5:11 PM (7 years ago)
Education is important, not just because it helps one to create a better life, but because it also empowers the individual to develop and invent opportunities for others too. Being educated attracts rewards that sometimes we cannot foresee yet may unfold a greater than expected purpose. I grew up in an environment that didn't place too great an importance on education, some decades later and all the experience in the real world has only afforded me a very limited range of income streams. Getting educated later in life while challenging has also been extremely rewarding. I'm looking forward to creating new dreams for and with my children, family and extended families. For this to be possible, I appreciate... I must start with me.