Vanessa Sey chose Chisholm Online to set herself up for a career in accounting

Vanessa studied a Certificate IV in Accounting at Chisholm, then completed a Diploma of Accounting at Chisholm Online. She chose Chisholm Online because she didn’t have time to go to a physical campus.

"I chose Chisholm Online for flexibility. I can study in my own time. I work full time for a family business as a bookkeeper and administrator and I have two children, [aged] eight and five," says Vanessa.

Vanessa’s brother inspired her to study a course in accounting. She was working in an office doing odd jobs when her brother asked if she’d be happy doing this when she was 60 years of age. Her answer was “no.” He asked her "do you want to work hard for the rest of your life, or do you want to work smart?" 

Vanessa decided to gain a qualification to set herself up in a career for the future. She was always good with numbers and was inspired by others in her family who have worked in accounting. Vanessa completed the Diploma of Accounting to further her skills and work in bookkeeping. 

"Studying at Chisholm Online has already helped me in my current job. The course enabled me to do things I wasn’t able to do before and bring in new processes that weren’t in place.

"In the future, I’d like to run my own bookkeeping business and be a qualified BAS agent. Chisholm Online has helped me move towards this goal."