Graduate Feedback | Katie Ashcroft

NZ Certificate in Māori Business & Management – Level 3

I am delighted to share my success story as a graduate of the NZ Certificate in Māori & Business Management from Aspire2. I completed this program in December last year, and it has been a truly fulfilling journey.

The decision to study online was driven by being a busy mum working full time. I wanted to extend my business knowledge without compromising my other commitments.

Choosing Aspire2 Business Management Programmes was an excellent choice for several reasons. At the time, I was considering a post grad diploma, and this program offered a stepping stone back into tertiary education. The fact that it was fees-free also motivated me to enrol.

The online application process was straightforward and hassle-free. I applied online and promptly received an email saying my application had been received. Within a week I had received my confirmation of enrollment with clear instructions on what I needed to do to prepare for the start of my classes.

My experience with my tutors was very positive. They were supportive and challenged me, offering guidance along the way. I never felt stuck or alone in the programme.

Having the flexibility to study online suited my busy schedule. The course was in-depth, yet manageable, allowing me to balance my other commitments effectively.

I took this course for personal growth and knowledge surrounding business sustainability, whanaungatanga (relationship building) and loved learning and understanding the role of manaakitanga within a Māori business environment. I have embedded this new learning into my kete of knowledge. Thanks to the skills I acquired during the course, I crafted an impressive CV that landed me an amazing job with Kiwibank. I feel valued, understood, and able to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace.

Completing the studies right through to graduation is something that I am very proud of. Receiving the tangible certificate made the achievement feel more real, and it served as an inspiration to my children. They saw that I value education for myself, and it encouraged them to do the same.

I wholeheartedly recommend this program and Aspire2 as a whole to others seeking study opportunities. The course layout was well-structured, and I appreciated the focus on NZ and NZ business. I found it amazing that I could do my assignments bilingually with English and Māori, adding a unique touch to my learning experience.

I absolutely loved the program and how relevant it was to New Zealand. I cherished every aspect of the learning journey, and I am grateful for the opportunity to grow both professionally and personally with Aspire2.

NZ Certificate in Business Graduate Gina Vaughan

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