After working as a hairdresser for 17 years, mother-of-two Rhiannon Koppel decided it was time for a career change

“Mental health has always been an interest of mine,” she says.

She took on a Dual Diploma of Mental Health/ Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs and says she has found it easy to keep on top of the workload.

“Chisholm Online worked really well for me because I could study when my kids were at school.

“It meant that I could work part-time and study in order to change my career.”

Rhiannon particularly enjoyed her work placement experience, which included a stint in court working with a forensic assessor.
“I absolutely loved my placement, I still talk to my supervisors and the other students.”