Melbourne goes by many names: the Garden City and the Cultural Capital of Australia, for example. To that we could add a moniker regarding education, as it boasts some of the best universities in Australia. The abundance of universities, colleges and TAFE institutes in Melbourne means that students are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing courses.
Some of the schools cater to a very specific audience, like CAE (Centre of Adult Education) in Melbourne, which offers accredited short courses in subjects like hospitality, photography and film, and IT, as well as Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) courses in business, visual arts, and community services.
The University of Melbourne and Swinburne University of Technology, on the other hand, offer university degrees and TAFE courses to anyone and everyone, including international students. Courses are available online and on-campus and on a full-time or part-time basis.
The courses on offer prepare students for the full spectrum of careers; this is largely because they provide practical training, as well as theory. University of Melbourne, for instance, has a number of degree courses that lead to further graduate study for careers in design, education, engineering, health sciences, law, music, psychology, and veterinary science.
Swinburne University of Technology offers Melbourne students a wide range of qualifications to set them on the path to a successful career, including advanced diploma courses in event management and HR, and TAFE certificates in English and aged care.
Short courses are a great way to learn more about and develop a hobby. They’re also a great way to improve critical business skills.
In terms of hobbies, some of Melbourne’s TAFE institutes offer short courses in DIY, so you can revamp tired old furniture and finally get round to building that deck.
In terms of business skills, Melbourne offers Responsible Serving of Alcohol (RSA) courses and barista courses for people going into the hospitality industry, MYOB short courses for the accounting industry, and AutoCAD for those in architecture and engineering.
Melbourne Uni is a pioneer in the field of online learning – at least as far as free courses go. In the beginning of 2013, the University of Melbourne started offering free online courses in partnership with Coursera. The courses aren’t for credit but they will prove interesting for anyone interested in animal behaviour, climate change, and macroeconomics (which are only some of the courses available).
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