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Humans of Swinburne Online: Marisa’s Story

Meet Marisa, a born teacher with a passion for shaping young minds. Her journey from high school to Swinburne Online’s Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Teaching has been nothing short of transformative.

Marisa’s love for working with children stems from the profound role she plays in their growth and development as an educator. She took the leap into higher education after high school, kickstarting her early childhood education journey.

Why Swinburne Online?

What sets Swinburne Online apart? Marisa was drawn to the program’s efficiency—it paves the way for students to prepare for their futures in the classroom and teaching roles in a twelve month course, a stark contrast to the four years typically required for a Bachelor of Education. The flexibility of online learning allowed Marisa to balance her studies with her day-to-day job seamlessly.

Marisa’s time at Swinburne Online equipped her with confidence, skills, and the tools necessary to create a nurturing environment for young children. From pedagogical knowledge to classroom management, she gained invaluable insights. “A benefit from doing this course was being able to do your placement at your own workplace,” Marisa explains. “It was fantastic having an eLA in the same field as myself and the other students. Just having someone to relate to and know where each other is coming from” The real-world opportunities offered by Swinburne Online, including a placement at her workplace, allowed her to apply her newfound skills in a familiar environment. If you’re curious about changing careers into teaching, we’ve got some advice for you, here.

A benefit from doing this course was being able to do your placement at your own workplace… It was fantastic having an eLA in the same field as myself and the other students. Just having someone to relate to and know where each other is coming from.

Swinburne Online’s e-Learning Advisors provided complete support throughout Marisa’s journey. From academic guidance to emotional support, they ensured a smooth transition back to university life.

Sound advice

Marisa’s advice for aspiring teachers? “Do the extra study. It’s so rewarding to be part of a young person’s learning. The first five years are the most important years of a child’s life, and to play a role in their lives during that time is a huge privilege.”

The real-world opportunities offered by Swinburne Online, including a placement at her workplace, allowed her to apply her newfound skills in a familiar environment. If you’re curious about changing careers into teaching, we’ve got some advice for you, here.

Do the extra study. It’s so rewarding to be part of a young person’s learning. The first five years are the most important years of a child’s life, and to play a role in their lives during that time is a huge privilege.

Find out more

Whether you’re seeking to enhance your skills or open doors to new career opportunities, Swinburne Online is the place to make it happen. 

Follow in Marisa’s footsteps and explore the online Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Teaching with Swinburne Online.