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The advantages of studying online

Online education is the future for working professionals who wish to upskill, strengthen their knowledge and technical ability, and ultimately, further their career.

Online education is the future for working professionals who wish to upskill, strengthen their knowledge and technical ability, and ultimately, further their career. It’s growing in popularity too, particularly over the past five years. According to an IBISWorld report1, “technological advancements and faster internet have made the online education model an increasingly viable option for learning. With more individuals and businesses recognising the benefits of online education, student demand for online learning has soared.”

As one of Australia’s leading providers of online education, we’re able to offer you a flexible and immersive experience that allows you to study what you want, when you want, anywhere in the world.

Supportive and flexible

The flexible nature of online education enables you to fit your study schedule around your life. With no classroom attendance necessary, you can study in the morning, in the evening, or when it’s most convenient for you. You can also study at your own pace, which means you can either go as fast as you like or take your time.

You’re also not limited to inflexible timetables as you are with a traditional university – with six annual intakes, you can choose to study every day of the year, so you have the freedom to schedule your study around important deadlines to accommodate your personal and work commitments. Online exams are also becoming increasingly popular due to the flexibility and benefits of completing exams from your home or office. Online exams have the same rules and regulations as if you were to sit an exam in person, but you don’t have the stress of travelling to a designated exam venue.



Once upon a time, going back to complete a formal qualification meant making financial sacrifices because you had to take time out from your career. These days, many students continue to work full-time due to the flexibility of online study. You’ll also cut down or save on the costs of transportation and other expenses incurred by attending face-to-face classes.

It’s all about you

Prior to enrolment, our team of experienced and knowledgeable professionals will work with you to build a tailored study plan unique to your individual needs. It takes into account themes such as:

  • Your goals and aspirations
  • Your current role and industry
  • Your learning style
  • Your completion timeframe

You’ll also be supported every step of the way throughout your studies. This includes counting on the helping hand of our team of knowledgeable Student Advisers – your direct contacts at Kaplan Professional who can assist you with any administrative questions, study plans, enrolment queries, subject selection, and directing you to the best resources to enhance your study experience.


Direct access to leading industry professionals

All our qualifications are enriched by the experience and knowledge of leading industry professionals working in the field – in most cases, they’re actually delivering your online lectures, responding to questions in the forum, and providing assessment feedback. This ensures the knowledge they impart is current, practical, relevant, and centred on best industry practice. Not only does this provide you with both the theory and knowledge of how things really work, the interaction between students and faculty encourages informed debate on current and topical affairs.



You’ll be armed with an intuitive, user-friendly learning hub that houses all of your resources in the one place. Access to discussion forums, interactive notes, research journals, online lectures, real-world-case studies, and diverse multimedia content is just one click away. Each week is broken down into a manageable study plan with clear objectives and topics, so you can focus your learning in an efficient and targeted manner.


Less stress

There’s no need to fight traffic, worry about public transport delays, or mull over whether or not you should ask your boss to leave work early – you’re able to study on your terms in a comfortable environment. If you’re someone who may shy away from face-to-face classroom discussions, online networking and discussion forums empower you engage with your colleagues with confidence. Online learning also benefits those who are easily distracted by others.


Develop desirable secondary skills

Studying online requires self-discipline, critical thinking and time management – three attributes highly-coveted by employers. In addition, understanding and utilising technology, and online communication are skills important in almost every workplace today.

Knowledge sharing

By participating in online discussion forums in a supportive peer-to-peer environment, you have the unique ability to discover the viewpoints of like-minded people from various locations and professional backgrounds. This creates a richer, more immersive learning experience, while providing you further opportunities to extend your professional network.

Immediately applicable

As mentioned previously, online study enables you to continue working full-time and develop the knowledge and skills you need to get ahead. This allows you to apply what you’ve learned immediately in the workplace, which is beneficial to both you and your employer.

The next step is up to you

Want to take your career to the next level or switch direction altogether? Online study with Kaplan Professional provides you with the resources and support to achieve your goals in a flexible and immersive learning  environment tailored to fit around your lifestyle.

Our knowledgeable team would be more than happy to discuss your options with you in more detail. Simply book a consultation over the phone, or get in touch directly on 1300 135 798 or

IBISWorld Online Education in Australia report


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