Got hesitations around postgrad study? We're here to say, you may have more options than you think.
The thought of going back to university can be daunting, particularly when it’s online study, and you’ve got a career or family to juggle. Students often tell us about the barriers that initially held them back from enrolling—sometimes for years. There’s the worry it will be too expensive, the fear of neglecting the kids, and the concern that it won’t be worth the time and effort.
We hear the apprehension around postgraduate study loud and clear. But you might not realise the variety of options you have, and just how flexible online university study can be.
Here's how OUA can help you take on postgraduate study and succeed:
Take it one subject at a time
So you’ve got no time? Welcome to the 21st Century! With the responsibility of work, kids or whatever else you've got going on in your life, finding time to focus on uni might seem impossible. But we're here to assure you, it's not. Particularly if you choose to study online.
Online study saves you travel time and puts you in control of your timetable and the pace in which you study.
Better yet is the ability to start studying a single postgraduate subject or short course, as opposed to committing straight up to a degree. You can choose from thousands of options to upskill or re-skill in a particular area, and then decide whether you want to continue. There’s no pressure to keep going, but if you want to, you may receive credit towards a recognised postgraduate qualification. It's a win-win.
Build your own degree
The flexibility of online uni isn’t just about studying where and when you want. You can also customise your studies to build a degree that’s tailored to you. Through OUA, you can pick and mix subjects from a range of leading Australian universities, creating a qualification that suits you. You don’t have to follow a prescriptive or traditional path to gaining your degree.
Manage the cost
While there’s no sugar-coating the fact that university study comes at a significant cost, there are ways of combating the effects. When it comes to fees, several government loan schemes are available. For example, through us you can access Commonwealth supported places, HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP to pay for your studies up-front, and repay the loan later. You can also access loans for single subjects, which is a unique benefit of enrolling through OUA.
Gain recognised qualifications
Some new students have concerns that online study won’t be taken as seriously by employers, but nothing could be further from the truth. Particularly these days. The qualification you earn through OUA will be issued by the university you study with. You'll graduate with exactly the same degree or subject as if you attended on-campus.
Support if you need it
‘Will I be alone in all of this?’ is a frequently asked question. But rest assured, when you start your course through OUA, you’ll have constant contact with your tutors and engage with fellow students from all over Australia. You’ll find people just like you, and those who are completely different, all ready to share the online uni study experience. Our student advisors are also here to help with study planning, administrative queries and guiding you through your options.
So there you have it! When you choose to study online at postgrad level through us, you’re in control. Take advantage of the flexibility and stress less knowing that we can make it work for you.