9 Benefits of Online Career Training
Learning is the process of acquiring new or modifying existing, knowledge, skills, behaviours and preferences. Online professional development short course training is a valuable and cost-effective way for individuals to learn.
1. Convenience and flexibility
Your online career training course material is available 24/7. Study when and where you like at a time that suits your busy life. Study at your desk, the comfort of your home, or wherever you like. Online learning gives you the opportunity to plan your study time around your day or week.
2. Stress-free and self-paced
When you study an online course, you study at your own pace, review or skip topics, take a break and return when you are ready – it is your choice
3. Avoid commuting
Online learning lets you study where you choose, not at a learning organisation or institute. Save travel time and cost, and don’t get caught in the discomfort of peak travel. Use the time to study, be with family and friends, relax or work.
4. Cost-effective, cheaper courses
All courses have a great deal of online content. This means that you don’t need to buy additional books. You can save your notes so that they are always available to you.
5. Range of activities
Everyone learns through their unique learning style. Each course has a range of practical activities to suit different learning styles. There are insightful questions to answer, questionnaires, quizzes, videos, case studies, specific tools to apply, and creative activities that can include: mapping, designing a vision board, mindful practice, affirmations, and visuals.
Complete a range of activities and focus on the activities that you prefer. All activities include reflections. At the end of the course, there is an action plan to apply your learning to your work or situation. We understand that is why you are studying!
6. Immediate results and feedback
Once you complete the questionnaires, the results are immediate. There is no waiting to hear your score.
7. Online community
You are studying with students with the same needs from all over the country. Share your ideas in the online discussion boards. It is exciting to learn from others and hear a range of views in a safe learning space. For students who may find it stressful to participate in class discussions, online discussions offer you the opportunity to participate and be heard.
8. Information retention
Some students report better concentration in online learning as they are not distracted by other students.
The content, range of learning activities, interaction and practical application of the content helps you to retain the information. The Experiential Learning Cycle* is a process of:
- having a valuable experience – the course will certainly provide this! Concrete experience
- understanding the concepts – the content is thorough with many new ideas. It is structured and written in easy to understand language, so you only read the information once! Reflective observation
- reviewing/reflecting on the experience to embed your learning. Abstract conceptualisation –
- planning and applying what you have learnt, and modifying some of the practices over time. Active experimentation
* Model by D.Kolb, 1984
9. Online support
Professional educators and eLearning customer support are always looking to help and motivate you. Online course trainers may participate in discussions and can be emailed with your questions or study issues.
Optional-As you progress through the course, you may decide that you need additional one-to-one support with Career Coaching or Retirement Coaching. At an additional cost, we can assist you to overcome the challenge or issue. Please make an online appointment through our website in the Contact section. We are available online for your convenience.
We are part of your learning and career journey.
Build up your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours to meet the requirements of your profession and advance your career. Once you study one course, you can enrol in another. A range of online professional development courses are available for you to choose from.
Career Training Testimonials
Just wanted to say a big thanks for another great trimester together. I have learnt so much from conflict resolution and had tremendous growth throughout the subject. I am very grateful that you were my teacher for this subject as I was able to gain so much knowledge from your expertise. Until next time.
Rebecca Dee, student – Counselling/Coaching
An organisation can offer the online course to their staff, or as a face-to-face program that is tailored to your organisation’s needs and requirements.
Please contact us to discuss your training requirements.