Online Courses – The Pros, Cons and everything in between.

At Study Loans we offer some online courses through our approved Education Providers.

Online courses are delivered entirely online. Through the online learning system you’ll receive all your study materials and instructions, and submit your assessments, as well as being able to watch lectures, complete readings and participate in tutorials, just like an on-campus student.

Will I ever need to visit a campus? | When you study a course that is 100% online, there will be no travel involved and you will never have to visit a campus. You’ll complete and submit all of your coursework online.

If you study a course that is delivered via a combination of online and on-campus learning – also known as ‘blended’ learning – you may need to attend some classes or workshops at a campus.

Depending on the course, you may also need to complete a work placement at a particular location.

What are the benefits of studying online? | You can get a qualification without having to take time off from work, go part-time or put your kids in child care.

You don’t need to live near a particular education institution that offers your preferred course – you can choose from a multitude of courses that are based across Australia.

Rather than attending all classes at set times, you can study when it suits you. Online students can choose how they fit their study time around work, families and other things going on in their lives.

Will I get to talk to other students in my online course? | Online courses are designed to encourage interaction and make you feel part of a learning community. Though you may not meet your teachers and classmates in person, you will be communicating with them regularly.

Some courses include group work, and tasks that encourage you to collaborate with other students online.

You can also contact education staff by phone or email at convenient times.

What kind of support is available for online students? | If you’re studying with a provider that offers both on-campus and online study, you can usually access the same support services as on-campus students.

Specialist online advisors can help you develop successful study skills, discuss your course direction, or provide technical assistance.

Research into our courses here to find out which Education Provider offers an online course right for you!

Talk next week!

The Study Loans Team

How Will Study Help Me?

If you’re considering making a change in your life, studying a course could help you get where you want to be. We’ve all heard the old adage “knowledge is power”, but at Study Loans, we believe in a slightly different philosophy – knowledge is empowering.

Earn more with a qualification | The stats are in: gaining a qualification can considerably fatten up your salary package. The Department of Education estimates that Aussie university graduates earn 75% more than school leavers on average. This means that graduates will earn around $1 million more over their lifetime than those who don’t continue study after Year 12. Whether you’re looking to move into a higher-paying position or you want to upskill for your current role, a qualification can get you on the road to earning an increased salary. After all, the more skills you bring to the table, the more valuable you could be as an employee.

Follow your passion | If you find yourself daydreaming about a career that makes a difference or a job that leaves you feeling more fulfilled, it’s never too late to change your direction. Full-time employees spend more than 30% of their waking hours working, so time spent feeling happy and satisfied at work is time spent wisely. Realising what you love to do and finding a role that involves your passion can ensure that your work day won’t be spent staring at the clock. Finding your true calling and changing careers can be a nerve-wracking prospect. But if you’re serious about making the transition, studying a course in your desired field can give you the confidence and skills to make the move.

Get the job you want | Are you looking to climb the corporate ladder and finally secure the job you’ve been gunning for? Working hard and proving yourself in your current role is important, but sometimes there are knowledge gaps you just can’t fill on the job. If you want to progress your career in your current industry, upskilling can significantly improve your chances of achieving your goals. Not only will you gain the skills required to take on a greater challenge, but undertaking further study will help demonstrate your determination to succeed.

Boost your confidence | Gaining new skills and enhancing your expertise can be a great way to improve job satisfaction, reinvigorate your passion for your industry, and make the time you spend at work more enjoyable.Whether you want to change careers, move up the ladder in your current workplace, or simply do even better at what you’re doing now, investing in education – and yourself – can significantly boost your confidence, and increase your overall happiness and wellbeing at work. If you’re returning to work after time out and feeling a little unsure about re-entering the workforce, gaining a relevant and up-to-date qualification can help you get back in the game with confidence and a positive frame of mind.

 

Speak soon!

The Study Loans Team

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