Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I have to register and login?

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There are 3 reasons why you have to register and login. Firstly, because that way we can save all the work that you have done. That means that every time you come back and login you can start topics exactly where you finished them last time. This also means that all of your answers are saved so that you do not have to think of new ones every time!

Secondly, if you have any technology problems we can work out who you are and help you! You might want to reset a topic or maybe you have lost 1 of your answers. If you have a login we can hopefully figure out the answers and help you better.

Thirdly, we want to know who you are! By knowing who is using Become a Leader Online we can judge whether it is successful. We can also work on making it best for the people that are using it. This is called customising, and can be very useful!

I am supporting somebody to use Become a Leader Online. Do you have any tips?

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Well done for supporting somebody to use this website. As you would know, thinking about leadership and dealing with change can be tricky, so some people might just need your support to help them. The best thing to do is communicate with the person you are supporting about it. 

We suggest that you do the course yourself first so that you can understand the way it works. Also don't forget that there is a forum where upcoming leaders can get help and learn from others. You can encourage and support the person to use this if they are having trouble or just need some ideas. 
 

Do I have to do all the topics?

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Yes, to finish the course and become a leader you have to complete all of the topics. The topics also have to be done in the order that is on your home page. 

However there is no time limit on the course. You can take as much or as little time as you like. You can take breaks between topics or even questions. It's all up to you!

What if I forget my username or password?

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Your login details are your username and password. Your username is 'firstnamelastname ie. bobgreen' and your password is the answer to a question that you have chosen. If you forget these do not worry! There are 2 options. You can click the 'Forgot my password' button and you will be sent an email that will explain what to do. Or you can call My Choice Matters on 1800 144 653 and we can tell you your username and password. It's that easy!

 

I tried to create a booklet after I finished a topic and it looks strange...HELP?!

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After you finish a topic you can create a booklet with all of your answers in them. If you use the 'create a scene' option the booklet can sometimes look a little bit odd! Unfortunately this is just computers for you. There is not much we can do to improve the appearance, especially as everybody is using different computers with different versions of different web browsers. But let us know if it is a problem and we will try to help the best we can.

I finished a topic but I didn't get a certificate...why?

If a topic isn't creating a certificate for you then it probably is not finished! Open the topic back up and make sure you have answered every question. Make sure that you have set yourself at least one task at the end. Once you have the certificate button should appear under that topic on your home page.

I have additional support needs, can My Choice Matters help with them?

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If you require anything to be in braille or another language please let us know and we will try our hardest to make it happen.

If you need a support worker to help you with Become a Leader Online then think about somebody in your life that you trust and that knows you well and ask them to help. This might be a friend, a family member, or a paid support worker.

 

How can I contact you if I prefer to communicate through something other than spoken or written English?

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There are a few different options depending on what your needs are. You can contact us through the National Relay Service (NRS). 

  • Go to www.relayservice.gov.au and call this number: 1800 144 653

  • TTY: Call 133 677 and give them this number: 1800 144 653

  • SMS: Send an SMS to 0423 677 727 and give them this number: 1800 144 653

 

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You can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS).

  • Call TIS National on 131 450.

  • When you are connected to a TIS National operator, say the language you need.

  • Hold on the line while the operator finds an available interpreter for you.

  • The operator will connect you with an interpreter in the language you asked for. 

  • You will be asked to provide:

    • your name

    • the name of our organisation, My Choice Matters.

    • the phone number of My Choice Matters which is 1800 144 653.

Some of the topics really made me think. Some of this thinking made me sad. Is there anything My Choice Matters can do to help?

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We are really sorry that you feel sad from some of the thinking you have done in Become a Leader Online. But it is okay that you feel this way. It is important that you speak to somebody who is qualified to help you. If you have somebody that you really trust and that you feel comfortable with you could try speaking to them. Otherwise there are many organisations that could help you. We will list them below. 

Headspace (for people aged 16 - 25)

Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636 

Lifeline - 13 11 14

Black Dog Institute

I don't want to do the course online. Are there any other options?

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Yes. You can complete a printed workbook of the course. You can download this HERE or call My Choice Matters and we will mail them to you. 

We have also created some resources so that you can do the course in a small group. These include presentations, resource lists and a facillitators guide. If you know of a group or are part of a group that might like to run their own Become a Leader course then please head HERE and download the resources. You can also call My Choice Matters and we will send you the kit in the mail.