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Get to Know Website & E-Commerce Tutor Alison

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Alison (Langley) Weir-Smith is a Website Pro. She’s the current tutor for Introduction to WordPress and E-Commerce in our Diploma in Digital Marketing. She has experience as a Website Developer,  to name a few.

Check out the interview below to learn a bit more about our Digital Marketing tutor. 

What is your role in a nutshell? 

I am teaching 710: Introduction to WordPress and E-commerce.

What are your specialties?

I am a website designer and developer and I’ve been doing it for 10 years, and I’m pedantic.

What is your background experience?

A BSC degree in computer studies and psychology. Other than that, I dabbled in every aspect of the online marketing space – from SEO and Google AdWords to website design and website development for the last 12 years. I started off in SEO and then gradually taught myself website development and design. I used to teach a one-day crash course in SEO in South Africa (where I am originally from).

What is your passion?

My passion is making people’s website dreams come to life. Taking the ideas out of their head and putting them on the internet.

A fun fact about me…

I’m a baker-holic. And my husband’s waistline suffers the consequences.

When I’m not working you can find me…

Curled up on the couch or in bed snuggled by my dogs with a good book.

Any advice for your students?

Ask questions. I’m very, very prone to getting technical. And if I’m going over your head, you’ve got to stop me and ask me. Otherwise, I assume you know what I’m talking about.

Are you keen to learn with Alison?

Check out our Diploma in Digital Marketing program. You can learn from Industry Experts just like Alison. 

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Entry Criteria:

To be admitted into NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 General, all applicants must meet the following requirements:

a) Be a speaker of English as an additional language; and

b) Hold a NZCEL Applied Level 3 [3667] qualification; or

c) Pass an NZIE entry test that meets the requirements for the CEFR B2 requirements or equivalent; and

d) Be of a minimum age of 16 years or older; and.

e) Be a New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency OR Certificate of Refugee Status and evidence of eligibility to study for the duration of enrolment.

Entry Criteria:

To be admitted into NZ Certificate in English Language Level 3 General, all applicants must meet the following requirements:

a) Be a speaker of English as an additional language; and

b) Hold a NZCEL Level 2 qualification; or

c) Pass an NZIE entry test that meets the requirements for the CEFR mid B1 requirements or equivalent; and

d) Be of a minimum age of 16 years or older; and.

e) Be a New Zealand citizen or resident; or have Certificate of Refugee Status and evidence of eligibility to study for the duration of enrolment.

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Fees-Free Study.  

You are only eligible for Fees-Free if you haven’t previously undertaken more than 60 credits (half a year of equivalent full-time tertiary education, 0.5 EFTS) at Level 3 or above on the NZQF – New Zealand Qualifications Framework.

To check if you meet the requirements, visit the New Zealand Government’s Fees-Free website and enter your National Student Number (NSN)

If you do not have an NSN, contact your Student Support Advisor.

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