"I really enjoyed the whole distance education experience through CSU and highly recommend it to anyone thinking about study. The course I completed balanced academic study with relevant industry credentials and provided a great pathway for me to further my career in the IT industry. Once I got over the initial shock to the system of studying after such a long time away from formal education, achieving the work / life / study balance was the biggest challenge, but it is a skill you improve through the duration of the course. The quality, flexibility and accessibility of the online services for distance education students at CSU were excellent and there were plenty of opportunities to connect with others in the course.
"At a personal level, choosing to focus on Information Security for the degree has boosted my self-confidence in my skills and knowledge and has certainly energised and prepared me to continue working and furthering my career in the security field through more challenging roles. With respect to my current role and career development, my success in study has gained me recognition from senior executives, which may be of benefit in the future.
"Graduation day was the most memorable and special for me. The experience of the formal event and recognition, in front of family and friends, of all the hard work to complete the degree was a nice way to be rewarded."