You might be finishing school in the next few weeks, or you are looking to prepare yourself for that promotion you have been vying for. You may even be looking to re-enter the workforce after some time taking care of your family.
In today’s competitive environment, it is important to stand out from the crowd by having a genuine advantage. Not only is it important to have an edge by having the right qualification, it is also important to have the right support and environment to ensure you get the most out of the course you are undertaking.
The first thing most people do is to research various education institutions and the courses they offer. You may be confused by all the different types of institutions and the services they offer. Hopefully, we can help explain the differences and clear up any confusion you may have about the various types of vocational training providers.
In Australia, we are fortunate enough to have options. We have the option to undertake a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, undergraduate degree, graduate degree, or a post-graduate degree depending on our level of ability.
In 2016 alone, 4.2 million students were enrolled in either a certificate, a diploma or an advanced diploma course. Over 2.4 million students chose to undertake their training with a registered training organisation (RTO) such as ours, and over 739,000 chose to undertake their training with a TAFE.
There are many factors to consider when choosing which education institution best suits your needs. Amongst which are:
You may have other factors you might consider such as do they have a prayer room? Or do they have a Student Support member that speaks your native language?
Make sure to write up a list on what you consider important and ensure the education institution of your choice ticks all (if not most) of the boxes.
For those who are not yet ready for university, or for those who are looking for a pathway to university, or even those who have a university degree but wants to change careers or advance their careers, an RTO or a TAFE may be able to provide them with a certificate or diploma course that can help them attain their goals.
TAFEs are government-owned and operated, whilst RTOs are privately-owned and operated; and both offer nationally recognised training and qualifications that are recognised nationally.
TAFEs generally provide more course options to be able to cater to a wide range of students, whilst RTOs generally endeavour to be more niche, focusing on a particular industry or sector.
In terms of services, there is no distinction between what a TAFE offers and what an RTO offers. There are sometimes even greater differences from RTO to another! For example, Dolph Business School offers all of our students access to our learning materials online, whilst another training provider may not. Dolph Business School offers our students with the option of a student housing accommodation at a discounted price, whilst another education institute may not.
In 2016, over 2.4 million students enrolled or undertook an accredited course with an RTO, whilst over 739,848 students enrolled or undertook an accredited course with a TAFE.
Many of our students cited the reason they had chosen Dolph Business School over another training institute was because they weren’t treated as though they were just a number. They were given a wealth of support and guidance even before they commenced their course with us. They were very impressed with our quick response times and the wealth of information we provided them with prior to their enrolment.
Whichever training college you choose, make sure that you keep the end goal in sight. Remember that you have to put in the effort to be able to reap its rewards! Don’t be fearful of hard work and keep focusing on your end goal!
If you are interested in undertaking a course with Dolph Business School, we offer the following certificate and diploma level qualifications that are nationally recognised:
If a course you are interested in is not listed above, visit the Australian Government’s MySkills website which is an amazing platform listing every single AQF qualification and the providers that offer them. The website also offers an insight into where a specific course can take you, potential future prospects, and also statistical information about students who have graduated from a particular course!
All the best! Magnitudo Vestra!
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