Can studying online save you money?

May 25, 2016

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Living in Australia can be expensive. Everyday costs can take their toll on your bank account in a variety of ways. Luckily for you, taking online courses in Australia doesn’t have to be a pricey proposition. Deciding to study online can save you money while also helping you get ahead professionally. Don’t believe us? Read on to find out how online studying can keep your cash where it belongs – with you.

Keep earning

One of the best benefits of studying online is that you can do it on your own terms and schedule. Being able to study when you want means you don’t have to sacrifice working. For example, let’s say you already hold a leadership position at work but you think you want to expand your training abilities at your current company or branch off and start your own business. You can enroll in an online Diploma of Leadership & Management to acquire these skills without abandoning your current role. That way, you can still have your regular paycheck rolling in while you learn.

Less travel

Another thing you control when you study online is where you get your work done. When you attend a more traditional, in-person university, you might be required to travel dozens of kilometres in order to take advantage of the finest programs. This can cost you money in the form of petrol, car maintenance and public transportation tickets, not to mention keep you from being able to fulfill your aforementioned work commitments due to extended travel time. Completing your Diploma of Accounting or Diploma of Counselling online allows you to work from home, nearby coffee shops, libraries or anywhere else that doesn’t cost you a fortune each week. And, since you can study from home, you won’t find yourself binging on takeaway as much while you try to kill a few hours on campus between classes.

Fewer materials

For the most part, online courses don’t require you to purchase hefty text books that can do a number on your wallet (and your back). Often, all the subject matter you need to complete the course is right on your computer screen. All you need to do is download some documents or click some links and you’re good to go.

Studying online with BCA National, one of Australia’s most trusted RTOs, will give you an excellent chance to broaden your professional horizons without costing you too much money. Check out which courses are the best fit for you and get ready to discover an affordable way to learn.