The widespread availability of internet connectivity, smartphones, tablets and laptops skyrocketed the popularity of online study in Australia in recent years.
Opting to complete courses online is an excellent choice if you want more flexibility and control over your education.
While in-person, practical learning has several unique perks, many people now choose online courses to manage their time efficiently.
In this article, we’ll explain what assisted online learning is, how it works, and why you may benefit from completing your education online.
What is assisted online learning?
Assisted online learning is an online education method that involves completing online courses with the help of an accredited instructor. You can study at your own pace, whenever and wherever you like.
While completing your course, you receive valuable assistance from a qualified teacher who sets assignments and supports you while you complete your virtual education.
The variety of online courses means there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re interested in nationally recognised certificates, diplomas, postgraduate degrees, or non-accredited short courses, studying online is an excellent way to nurture your professional development and achieve your career goals.
What are the benefits of assisted online learning?
Completing an online course can seem a little daunting if you have never studied online. But don’t worry. Online courses are an affordable way to learn new skills, gain knowledge, and improve employability. Let’s consider seven reasons you should consider virtual learning when choosing your next online course.
Online course content allows you to study online anywhere in the world. There’s no need to relocate and no requirement to commute long distances, meaning you get more free time to do the things you love.
Whether you’re looking to learn from home or want to spend time studying abroad on an exotic beach, the flexibility of online classes enables you to access your content when you’re on the go.
Since virtual education follows no schedule, and you don’t need to travel to a campus, an online course can be offered all year round and started at any time.
Online courses also allow you to work at your own pace, on a schedule that suits your needs. So whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, a busy parent, or a full-time worker, flexible online units let you structure your learning experience around your commitments.
3. Career development opportunities
Learning online doesn’t mean missing out on a quality learning experience. Many top education providers in the country offer online or blended training courses. Whether you want practical skills to start a new career or receive a full degree or a diploma, a nationally recognised course will provide you with the skills you need to succeed.
Online studying is an excellent option if you want to gain industry experience, valuable knowledge, and practical skills in a short time. The self-paced study model allows you to speed up your course completion if you’re trying to achieve a career goal in a designated timeframe. You can also revisit the course content to reinforce learning of complex areas.
While in-person courses will be humanly more interactive, and some people feel at ease in such settings, nothing is more relaxing than learning at your own pace in a familiar environment. It gives you the power to study independently from the comfort of your home.
6. Collaboration and support
Online courses are perfect for collaboration. Message boards, online chat forums, and feedback questionnaires make it easy to discuss course content and receive support from instructors and other members. Online learners also tend to do more research and can reach a broader audience to connect and discuss ideas.
A virtual learning environment offers several ways to save money while studying. For example, online courses usually have cheaper tuition fees. Plus, you won’t need to spend on travel and that coffee on the way, not to mention the cost of having a full meal or a snack outside. It means you save more money for family commitments, personal development, and new experiences.
Where can I find an online learning course?
SAGE Education is one of Australia’s leading providers of nationally recognised online and blended learning courses. Our accredited virtual courses will provide the knowledge and skills required to take the next step in your career.
At SAGE, we believe in helping you apply the skills you learn in practical settings and achieve results. That’s why we have a dedicated support team who will work with you to understand your goals and tick them off.
As part of our commitment to accessible, flexible learning, we currently offer the following online/blended courses:
- CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support
- CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability
- CHC52015 – Diploma of Community Services
- CHC30121 – Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
- CHC50121 – Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
With each of our courses, we promise flexibility, accessibility, efficiency and support. So whether you want to launch a new career or excel in your current role, we’ll give you the confidence to apply your skills to real-world situations.
Prefer to learn face-to-face? We also offer hands-on, in-person training. Browse our courses via our website or contact us to find out more!