Kylie Odgers wanted a career change but she didn’t like the idea of starting all over again. She chose to study the Diploma of Business and apply new knowledge and skills to her prior work experience to land her dream job.

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Kylie Odgers was working full-time as a bank teller at a major bank. While she enjoyed her job, she was looking for a new challenge. “I wanted to get into a more customer service, administration type role, but I figured I was old enough not to have to start at the bottom”.

Kylie chose to keep her day job and study the Diploma of Business with Chisholm Online, which enabled her to study in her own time, usually in the evenings and on the weekends. 

“With the skills and confidence I gained through the Diploma of Business with Chisholm Online, I was offered a role as assistant manager at a holiday park, which I am loving.

“I’m currently organising brochures to be sent out to promote the park. I learnt the skills to do this through Chisholm Online – I’m really enjoying the freedom to use my talents to help the business grow”.

Kylie’s career change happened quickly. She started studying the Diploma of Business with Chisholm Online and finished the course within one year. When she had nearly completed her course, Kylie felt she had gained the skills and confidence to apply for jobs relevant to her course. She was offered a role and was able to continue to study and gain her diploma while working at her new job.

“The course has taught me how to think creatively and how to implement change, which was different for me having worked at a bank where there were many policies and little room for change.

“Chisholm Online was great and I would absolutely recommend it to others.

“It’s really accessible outside of work, the help desk were always available and the teachers were great in regards to feedback and giving us information”.