Hear from our students about their experience:
Erin Shields – Dixon Advisory
Why did you choose Kaplan over other providers?
Kaplan has a solid reputation worldwide as a leader in educational courses and their specialty in online education provides the flexibility and accessibility necessary for people like myself who need to juggle work and their studies. I was confident that Kaplan would provide the content I wanted to learn, with the reputation to be recognised in the broader community.
What did you think of Kaplan’s course structure?
I loved that I was able to select subjects that were relevant and interesting to my career and interests. I appreciated the flexibility to pace myself through my studies, but was also grateful for the expectation that a topic should be completed within a respectable time period.
How has the course helped you in the workplace while studying?
Absolutely! The practical nature of the courses has greatly assisted me in devising strategies for my own clients. Kaplan’s courses appeal to a broad range of students, with courses providing the most basic introduction to a topic and compounding this knowledge into more complex theories and strategies; all of which are relevant and useful when providing advice.
Where are you now in your career and has this course helped you get there?
I am currently working as a Financial Advisor with Dixon Advisory, providing strategic advice to Australians to assist them to understand their goals and realise their financial objectives in a tax-effective and risk-appropriate way.
Jai Manzo – Senior Business Banking Manager at NAB
I chose Kaplan over other providers as it is an internationally recognised institution and provided me the ability to complete my studies online in my own time. This allowed me to balance studies and full-time work as I was able to study when and where I chose – even while overseas!
What did you think about Kaplan’s course structure?
The course structure, via the breadth of elective subjects provided, afforded me flexibility to tailor my studies towards building knowledge for my current role as well as for my future career aspirations. The course structure also focused on shared learning among students via discussion forums and team activities which provided invaluable opportunities to expand my professional network.
The real life industry case studies provided practical, relevant and up-to-date knowledge which I could apply immediately in my workplace. The delivery of these industry case studies by current industry practitioners and experts ensured a focus on knowledge for the workplace underpinned all subjects.
Where are you now in your career and has this course helped you to get there?
The course has played an integral role in progressing my career at NAB. The practical nature of subject content was tailored specifically to help me excel in the workplace and keep me up to date with industry requirements and issues.
“Today you never stop learning and I think that’s one of the great things about the financial planning profession. To be regarded as a profession, we have to be committed to getting a higher education qualification and expanding our skills and knowledge, and encouraging others within the profession to do that as well.”
“After working for several years after university as a solicitor, Kaplan’s courses gave me the knowledge and skills that I needed to move into finance. I’m now a Director of a major Australian investment management firm.”
“The training offered by Kaplan was extremely useful. I personally found the Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance to help greatly in being able to understand more about how my company operates, the important areas to focus on, and how to discuss core business concepts with senior management.”
““Rather than just the theory, I learnt practical application of knowledge. I found the way that the scenarios used in the course material were described were almost identical to the real world application. Not only did I gain knowledge, I gained a new outlook on dealing with clients, which has assisted me greatly.”
“Whether you’re starting from scratch or needing to improve your knowledge, the flexibility of being able to study whilst still meeting your family and other commitments makes it a no-brainer. In my opinion, Kaplan is perfect for busy people who want to learn.”
“I selected Kaplan because of its flexibility of study, and the industry input into the course. Studying through Kaplan enables me to work full-time and maintain my studies at the same time. This is important to me because I want to excel in my career, which means both increasing my knowledge and skills, and being focussed on my role. I have also greatly appreciated the industry input into the course. The involvement of professionals in the courses, particularly in assignments and feedback, means what I am learning is relevant and focussed.”
“I completed my Diploma of Financial Planning with Kaplan and found the program very user-friendly. The staff were also very friendly and helpful. My experience gave me the confidence to continue study – I plan to complete my Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning next and then continue further.”
“Kaplan is the most reputed institution when it comes to Financial Planning studies. After doing a bit of research I found that Kaplan students are getting an edge when it comes to credibility of the course and material.”
“Change is coming in the industry and I wanted to get there before I was forced to do it , but I have actually learnt so much. Technical knowledge is a huge part of what we do, and the way the course is structured and the support you get at Kaplan Professional has helped me become a better financial adviser.”
“Flexibility and choice. These two features were the key reasons why I undertook the Masters of Applied Finance with Kaplan.
The delivery of the course was flexible and allowed me to balance the requirements of my job in the finance industry with my study commitments.
The ability to choose from many elective subjects differentiated the Kaplan Online Masters from other postgraduate courses offered in the industry.”
“I enrolled in the Kaplan Masters so I could up-skill, become more valuable to my employer and provide even better services to my clients. It’s a qualification that is well respected both within the industry and by clients.”
“I wanted to look for a meaningful career where I could make a difference. They day I decided to study financial planning I enquired around and out of all the courses, Kaplan seemed to be the best suited to my needs. As I live in the country, the ability to study via distance education was appealing. In addition, the staff were friendly and assistance has been a phone call / email away. Now that I am in the industry, I am glad that I had gone through Kaplan as they are highly recommended from industry experts. I have continued with Kaplan to do my advanced diploma.”
“Because of my Kaplan study, I have been able to enter into a career that once upon a time would have seemed nothing more than a foolish day dream. My circumstances did not permit me to study full-time and I could not commit to a regular study routine; because of my Kaplan study, I have advanced much further in my industry then most whom have more experience in the field.”
“My study with Kaplan gave me an opportunity to begin a future in a career that I am passionate about. Every day I assist in helping our clients achieve their financial goals. Because I my decision to study with Kaplan, I am fortunate to say that I am one of the truly lucky enough to say that they love their job, and that every day is a good day.”
“My study with Kaplan allowed me to move up the ladder in my workplace and secure the role I always wanted. I found the online experience fantastic as it allowed me to study at my own pace.”
“For me, the online study experience was very convenient and simple to follow. The practice tests showed me how well I was absorbing and understanding the information. The structure of the course was very clear and there was good support and guidance for keeping on track. There were informative articles and additional reading material, which I found helpful.”
“I chose to study the Master of Financial Planning with Kaplan Professional due to its relevance to the industry and its online structure. Kaplan Professional were extremely flexible in working with me to complete my qualification. I am a self-learner, so the online structure of this course was perfect for me to complete in my own time and at my own pace, knowing the lecturers and support staff were always there to lend a helping hand.”
“Kaplan Professional appealed to me because the material is up to date and written in conjunction with industry leading professionals, which make the webinars and lectures current. I gained a thorough understanding of financial markets, its participants, and the mechanics that drive daily outcomes. This breadth and depth of knowledge has helped me be a better investment advocate, and the ability to instantly set a high level of credibility with my clients.”
“As a qualified CA I already had a solid academic background but felt to progress in my new role I needed to improve my technical knowledge base. The Kaplan Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance was just what I was looking for with an array of technically sound and very practical courses.
A Kaplan Graduate Diploma is well regarded by my employer and the investment banking industry and I can safely say that it has been a critical element in my career progression.”
“As a single mum with three children and full-time employment, I found the study was very user-friendly and convenient. I would recommend Kaplan to anyone who wants a career in the industry with the credentials to back them up.”
“Kaplan is a renowned organisation that offers comprehensive study compared to other providers. I found the online model very efficient and easy to use, which provided me with professional insight into several areas of my work life.”
“Kaplan are a well-respected education provider. The course structure gave me the flexibility to study around my work commitments. Studying with Kaplan has allowed me to progress into higher positions. The knowledge I have gained through studying with Kaplan has been of great assistance in the workplace.”
“I found the self-paced study to be of great benefit for me as I could juggle my work, family and study to suit my needs. I had previously done external study via a university and I found Kaplan to be a lot more flexible to my needs.”
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