With so many parts of the country self-isolating or working from home during COVID-19, it’s never been a better time to take the plunge, invest in yourself and study online. Nevertheless, online education still brings it’s stereotypes. People have often thought that online students are not “smart enough” for a traditional course of learning or study, they are lazy, and they don’t get “real” qualifications. These stereotypes can discourage many people from taking online courses, so they get stuck in the traditional educational system that consumes a large portion of their money, nerves, and years of their lives.
As a well-known registered training organisation (RTO), Novaskill have been operating for over 40 years and have seen firsthand the benefits and careers that have been paved through vocational education and training (VET). Here are our top reasons why online learning will give you the best advantage to your time in isolation:
Online courses allow you the flexibility to study around your life. You choose the time and day you will study, and you work at your own pace. Having the course material available online also means you never have to leave the house! It doesn’t matter where you live and what you want to study – if you work or take care of your home and children during the day, you can study at night.
A major drag about classroom-based study is sitting for hours in an uncomfortable chair and leaving at the end of the day with lower back pain from a classroom climate you can’t control. When you study online, you easily access your course material from the comfort of your lounge, home office or bed! You don’t need to rely on public transport to get to class and you don’t need to worry about what to wear! Study in your activewear or pyjamas, the choice is yours! You shouldn’t allow yourself to get too comfortable when studying from home though, so it would be best to leave the lounge for few hours a day and set up an inspirational studying environment in your home. All you need is a large desk and a nice, comfortable chair.
As long as you have the right hardware and software to log on and complete course assignments, as well as study the material, there are big savings you realise right away. You don’t need to pay for public transport or petrol to get to class and you can contact our friendly team to find out more.
- Career Progression
If advancing your career is on your list of accomplishments or you just want a competitive edge when the workforce returns to normal, then you only study the courses you need to upgrade your knowledge and skills. This means no more waiting years to complete a traditional qualification to get an opportunity to earn a promotion or a raise. Instead, the time you invest could only be weeks or months.
Check out our courses to learn more about our available online courses. If you are undecided, you can also speak to a Student Engagement Officer (by using the chat feature on our website) to help you identify a course or courses that suit your skills and preferences. Enrol now to discover the advantages and flexibility of studying online.
“Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much, are the three pillars of learning.” – Benjamin Disraeli
By Emma Meldrum, Senior HR & Safety Officer