Christelle’s story – a Construction Management degree through Curtin

As a female breaking into the male-dominated construction industry, Christelle is determined to make her mark, no matter what it takes.

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Christelle - Studied construction management with Curtin University, through Open Universities Australia.

A year into her new role, it was time to get the degree that would help her climb the ladder. Christelle enrolled in a Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) with Curtin University, through OUA.

“I aspire to continue my work in construction, doing my own small developments in the future,” says Christelle. “I’m looking at future avenues like company secretary, risk management and contract management. I purchased my first home last year, so I work a second part time retail job to help with my mortgage. That means I have to time manage my studies really carefully as I work 7 days a week. It’s all about work-life balance and factoring all my tasks to fit.”

What Christelle appreciates most is the flexibility and options that OUA offers, which she wouldn’t get by going direct to Curtin University.

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Students study the exact same degree as on-campus, under the guidance of the university’s tutors. The only difference is that you study online, on your own terms. You choose when, where and at what pace you earn your qualification.

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