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 Diploma Courses - What You Need To Know About Diploma Courses In Australia

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PostSubject: Diploma Courses - What You Need To Know About Diploma Courses In Australia    Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:37 pm

As a student, you would certainly like to know how useful diploma courses are and what benefits and advantages they can give you. Learn more about these types of programs in Australia so that you can make an adequate decision about your education. It is important to consider all of your options so that you can choose the one that corresponds to your requirements, plans and goals best.

Diploma courses are available to students who have completed higher school. You must have completed Australian year 12 or equivalent in order to qualify for such a program. Students who have completed year 11 and have a certificate in a relevant knowledge are also eligible for taking such a course. Graduates receive an accredited award in the form of a diploma. In most cases, the award is nationally recognized. Still, it is best for prospective students to look into the award that they will receive in greater detail.

Diploma courses give you practical skills and knowledge. They prepare you for taking entry-level and mid-level positions in a wide range of industries from business and tourism to information technology and graphic design. You can readily opt for a course in education, science, health, finance or even real estate, sports and psychology. You have an unlimited number of opportunities to choose from.

Diploma courses have credits which are transferable towards bachelor's degree programs. If you take such a course, you will be able to complete a degree program in a shorter period of time. In case you earn credits worth one semester, you can readily start the bachelor's degree program from the second semester. Credits can usually be transferred to relevant degree programs only. In general, a diploma course gives you the flexibility to earn a degree when you want. You can readily get your diploma and work for some time in order to save enough for your university education.

Diploma courses are available from colleges and other types of educational institutions with the same status. Students can choose a traditional form of education and study full time on campus. Part time campus based courses are readily available as well. Distance learning is also an option for many diploma students. You can choose from online and correspondence study modes. Usually, full time campus based courses take a year to complete while part time and distance learning programs take eighteen months to complete. Aspiring students are highly recommended not to choose distance learning if they want to pursue a professional career that requires a lot of practical skills such as using special type of software extensively.

Diploma courses are not paid for by the Australian Government. However, financial assistance is available to all students. The most common form of financial assistance is participation in the VET FEE-HELP program. The program allows you to get a student loan and practically to pay for your studies once you start earning an income. You must check whether you qualify for the program and apply well in advance if you decide that you will need financial assistance.

Now you have an idea of what diploma courses are and what they can give you.



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