The Benefits of Studying Online

Studying online is becoming increasingly popular for a number of reasons. For one, it’s certainly the most affordable and practical way for people to improve their skills and job prospects without having to completely change their lifestyle or leave work. Here we’ll run through some of the main reasons why studying online in Australia has become so popular:

Flexibility without compromising the level of learning

For people who want to further their studies but have family and work commitments, studying online offers an ideal solution. Students can study at their own pace, and can complete a bachelor degree, masters, diploma or certificate. There are plenty of flexible options when it comes to studying online because you can learn in your own time when it suits you, so you can ultimately make your learning schedule work around your current lifestyle.

Access learning facilities far from home

By studying a course online, students can study a course at an educational institution that’s on the other side of the country. In the past, people have had to completely relocate in order to attend the learning facility of their choice. Now, many colleges make it easy for people to study their courses remotely.

No lock-in timetables means learning at your own pace

Being able to learn at your own pace is meaningful learning at its best. Some distance education providers give you different options for flexible assessment submission so you can take a course at your own pace. This means no more rushing through course work just to hand in sub-standard work on time.

On the job learning is still an important part of some courses

Worried that you’re going to miss out on important on the job training you’d otherwise get if you attended a college or school face to face? If it’s important that you get work experience during your course, this will still be an option. Not only will you be able to complete the required fieldwork, but many educational institutions will help you find a suitable workplace nearby so you can complete any practical units if required.

Online learning environments that work

Online learning means having access to online forums and learning materials that you can access, 24/7. You can interact with students and teachers as well as look over course material in your own time and at your own pace.

With so many study options it’s no wonder many Australians choose to study online.

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Gladys Mae


Gladys Mae serves as the General Manager and Head of Student Services at the International Career Institute. Gladys holds a degree in Mass Communication - Broadcast Media from the University of San Jose-Recoletos. She joined ICI in 2010 and has over the past 12 years been instrumental in providing leadership and guidance to staff and students alike. Prior to joining ICI Gladys led a multifaceted career with key roles in the banking and business process outsourcing industries.