Course Providers

Study Type

Online

Get the same world-class education experience when you go digital and study online. Many universities and colleges are putting a lot of recourses into their online learning systems, making them easy-to-follow (no need to be tech-savvy), reliable, offer the same access to course work, assessments and resources, as well as great social interaction via online forums. Why not take advantage and choose a mode of study that fits in with your life, instead of changing your life to fit in with your study?

Blended

Add one part traditional classroom learning and one part online learning, and what do you get? Blended learning! Discover this halfway point between conventional education and the revolution of digital study, and enjoy the best of both worlds. This mode of study (also known as ‘hybrid learning’ or ‘mixed-mode learning’) is becoming increasingly popular among students, as you’re able to benefit from the flexible study timetable proffered by online learning, with the added advantage of face-to-face peer support and teacher guidance.

On Campus

On-campus learning means you will be attending lectures, tutorials and other classes at a university, college or TAFE. It involves going to campus for the required contact hours specified for the course and learning in a classroom environment. Classes could be made up of lectures, tutorials, laboratory work, group work and other practical activities. The number of hours required for classes and days on campus will vary depending on the course you are enrolled in. Great perks of on campus study include the awesome interactive and social experience, full access to the top-notch facilities and having face-to-face contact with your tutors and peers.

Qualification Levels

Short Courses

Whether you’re looking for a challenge, to upskill in a certain area or some professional development – a short course is the perfect route of study. Ranging from a few hours to a one year, a short course allows you to boost your qualifications and gain a competitive edge in a fraction of the time! Plus taking on a short course means you don’t have to take on a full study load, making it easy to fit into your life and work.

Course Units

Don’t want to commit to a full degree? Need to fill in a skills gap? Want to get a taster of a course? Looking for an alternative pathway into a degree programme? Single-unit study can help with all of that! Undertaking an individual course unit is ideal for taking your professional or personal portfolio to the next level and can be used as recognition for prior learning. Please note that single course units are not available from all providers or with all qualifications.

Certificate

Certificates courses are usually practical courses aimed at preparing you for employment in a range of vocational occupations like plumbing, tiling, makeup artistry, business administration, beauty therapy, bookkeeping and more. Get qualified with a Certificate I, II, III or IV – the higher the certificate, the more advanced your skills and knowledge will be. Certificate courses are usually considered entry-level which means minimal prerequisites and can take anywhere from six months to two years to complete.

Diploma

A diploma is great for building your management and problem-solving skills and takes your knowledge gained from a Certificate course to the next level. Like Certificate courses, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas are offered through TAFEs and private registered training facilities. Graduate with your qualification and jump straight into fields like hospitality, trades, beauty therapy, community services or more, or pave the way to a Bachelors Degree.

Undergraduate

An undergraduate degree (or Bachelor Degree as it’s commonly known) is the first-level of a university degree. An undergrad generally takes three to four years of full-time study to complete and is considered the main gateway to many professional occupations. You’ll major in at least one area (but are usually encouraged to study broadly) and may have the opportunity to extend the degree with a further year of honours study, where you can do advanced study in an area of choice. With this study path, you’ll learn essential skills like critical thinking, research and writing that will hold you in good stead in any professional environment.

Postgraduate

Take your study up a notch with a postgraduate qualification. Expand on the knowledge established in your undergraduate programme, or study a different area and use your newly developed skills when you commit to a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. Opt to undertake a Master’s Degree and acquire an in-depth understanding of a specific area using a combination of research and course work. Go next level and gain the highest qualification attainable in Australia with a Doctorate Degree. This involves a substantial amount of research in a specific area, coupled with a large research project and thesis.

Course Type

University

Graduate with a widely recognised and highly regarded Bachelors Degree, Masters or Doctorate when you study with a university. Currently, Australia’s 43 universities have over one million students enrolled; creating leading academics across a huge range of fields. All courses are led by experts who will pass on their knowledge and guide you to the finish line. Not only will you be exposed to forward thinkers, but you’ll also have access to first-class facilities, a huge range of resources and a lively on-campus social scene.

TAFE/VET

Be equipped with the right skills and knowledge to be workforce ready and gain a valuable hands-on learning experience when you get qualified with a TAFE (Tertiary and Further Education) or VET (Vocational Education and Training) provider. Earn yourself a nationally recognised apprenticeship or traineeship, or gain a certificate or diploma and be prepared to enter fields like childcare, community services, trades, beauty therapy and loads more. Courses offered by TAFE and VET providers have lower entry requirements, offer more practical ‘hands-on’ learning and are government regulated – so you’ll be getting only the highest in educational standards!

Private College

Offering higher education courses including Bachelor and Postgraduate Degrees, VET courses or a combination of all, private college is a great educational pathway for students who are after a smaller and more concentrated learning environment. Private colleges are small, independent tertiary education providers that usually focus on a specialised field such as science, law, business, hospitality, medicine and art. Because of their focus on a specialised field, private colleges are renowned for having strong industry ties, helping them to produce graduates with relevant and highly valued skills.

Government Study Loans

When you study in Australia you may be eligible for fee assistance from the government. The loan scheme known as HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP has been put in place to assist students to pay all or part of their tuition fees. To be eligible for government study loan assistance you must be an Australian citizen or permanent visa holder residing in Australia, and be undertaking a course at a university or other HELP approved tertiary providers. You can start to repay your loan once you begin working and your salary reaches the compulsory repayment threshold.

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