Ducere Blog
20
Aug
2015

“Mum’s the word” at Ducere Education

Ducere is fast becoming the business education provider of choice for Mums across Australia. With flexible courses delivered online and real industry experience passed on by some of the world’s best leaders, Ducere is the perfect fit for someone wanting to upskill while they manage a family. And for those concerned with gaining industry recognition with their courses, Ducere’s Diploma, Bachelor’s and MBA courses are all delivered through some of Australia’s most respected TAFE and University institutions.

We chat with two mothers, Paige Tracey and Lisa Johannson, about their life-changing experiences studying with Ducere.

From her scenic Healesville residence in the Victorian Yarra Ranges, Paige Tracey set a new record for completions at Ducere while juggling four young children. Having graduated with a Diploma of Business issued through the Holmesglen Institute, Paige is excited by the self-growth she achieved during her course.

“I’ve felt like I can expand myself and push myself out of my comfort zone. I’m actively growing everyday and Ducere gave me that foundation.”

“Before I started, you couldn’t say I was more under the pump, and yet I’ve been told that I’m the fastest person to ever finish the course.”

Paige managed to achieve this through dedicating her spare time to completing the course in small units.

“I would fit in the reading of the content in the spare time that I had. I might be waiting for a child, or on the train with my phone, or doing a bit before dinner.”

In terms of course content, Paige was inspired by the Global Leaders Faculty, comprising over 250 of the world’s best leaders including esteemed individuals such as Prof. Robert S. Kaplan, Professor at Harvard Business School, and former Australian Prime Minister (and Ducere Chancellor) The Hon. Ms. Julia Gillard.

“As the course progressed, I really saw what strategies they put in place to get the successes that they’ve had. What naturally happened was that I was inspired to take bolder steps in my life.”

She firmly believes that a Ducere course is something that anyone can do, provided they have the right mindset.

“I would say to people, if they’re thinking about doing a Ducere course, then I believe it can work in with any lifestyle.”

This was certainly true for Diploma of Business Administration graduate, Lisa Johansson, who is looking forward to what the future holds after completing her course with the Holmesglen Institute. As a mother of two young girls, who she describes as her “inspiration”, Lisa is now working as a receptionist in Queensland and hoping to take the next step in her career.

“I have learnt a lot from my course and I hope to be more professional at my current position as team leader.”

A typical day for Lisa while she was studying involved looking after her “two blossoms”, enjoying family life or heading into work. She would then fit her study commitments around her busy lifestyle.

So if you’re a mum and thinking of making progress in your professional and personal life, then a Ducere course should be at the top of your priorities. There’s a Ducere course for any level of experience, regardless of your academic background or work history. Ducere’s courses also feature a complete academic pathway into business, from a Diploma all the way through to a flexible MBA working with Ducere’s industry partners, including NAB and Save the Children.

The Government’s VET FEE Help and HECS support is available and if this sounds like something you might be interested in, enquire today.

By Ryan Thompson
The views expressed in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of Ducere

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