MY STUDY GOALS

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My Study Goals

Kei te mohio au he aha ahau i whakatau ai ki te ako. I know why I decided to study."

One way to strengthen your wairua, or spiritual wellbeing, is to reflect on your purpose and what you hope to achieve in the future.

Try these goal-setting activities before you begin your learning journey.

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1. Reflect

Spend some time thinking about your reasons for study.

  • Do you want a new job?
  • To re-enter the workforce?
  • To help your tamariki understand the value of education?


Reflecting on your reasons for taking this course or qualification will help you to set study goals and keep you motivated as you work towards them.

2. Set goals

Use your thinking to set at least one long-term, mid-term, and short-term goal.

You should be able to achieve your short-term goal within a few weeks.

Your mid-term goal may take a few months, and your long-term goal may take years.

Try to make sure your goals are SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-based.

What exactly do you want to achieve?

How will you know when you’ve achieved it?

Will you be able to complete your goal in the timeframe you have set?

Does your goal align with the reasons for study you reflected on above?

Set yourself a realistic deadline – this will keep you motivated.

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We’ve come to the end of the Getting Started Toolkit, and now you’re ready to begin your learning journey.

If you’re still feeling a little nervous about beginning your first course, take a look at other pages on this site or reach out to your student advisor. Once again, welcome to the eCampus NZ whānau, and congratulations on your decision to study.

Ko te manu e kai ana te miro nōna te ngahere. Ko te manu e kai ana te mātauranga nōna te Ao. The bird which partakes in the miro berry owns the forest. The bird which partakes in the power of knowledge owns the world.