To study online with Australian Online Courses you will need a computer (desktop PC/laptop) running a current/updated operating system with reliable high-speed internet access. You will also need basic computer skills, such as typing, knowledge of how to navigate the Internet and be able to use word processing programs. There are no special software requirements and everything you need to complete the course is provided online via your elearning system.
Please note that we recommend the Chrome browser to access your course. If you do not have chrome, please go to https://www.google.com.au/chrome/ to download.
When you are enrolled into a course with multiple units, you have the flexibility to choose the order in which you complete them. You can also work through your units concurrently if you wish.
Assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, including short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Reference lists are created to allow readers to locate original sources themselves. Each citation in a reference list includes various pieces of information including the:
- Name of the author(s)
- Year published
- City published
- Pages used
Please use the following Harvard Reference style in your assignments.
- Last name, First Initial. (Year published). Title. City: Publisher, Page(s).
Yes! Achieving an online professional development program will demonstrate to employers that you are self-motivated, disciplined, skilled and knowledgeable in the area of your chosen course and is a valuable addition to your CV.
- Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
- Improve your employment opportunities;
- Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
- High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
- No entry requirements;
- All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
- Unlimited tutor support;
- Easy to understand course content;
- 12 months’ access with extensions available upon application;
- Certificate of Attainment/Completion and Statement of Results issued for your CV; and
- Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Overseas students will have access to the same level of support that students in Australia enjoy, including unlimited Tutor Support.
All AOC programs have been developed in consultation with industry professionals. In collaboration with our educational resource partners, our online resources are developed by an experienced team of instructional designers with training qualifications and industry experience.
Each training resource and assessment tools are designed to support the learning outcomes and performance criteria for each unit of work.
If you get stuck with an assignment or have a question relating to the materials, your tutors are available to provide guidance and feedback. You can contact them via our website, or via email. Tutors will respond to all enquiries ASAP and are available during business hours. For urgent after hours help, please contact us.
Occasionally students are unable to view PDF files on Apple Mac and iPads. This is a common problem with Apple products and there are several steps you can take to fix this problem.
- Update your version of Adobe Reader.
- Configure your computer/device to open Adobe Reader.
- Right click on the file and save to a location on your computer. Navigate to the location where you saved the file to open the PDF.
If you are still unable to open the PDF file after following these instructions, you may need to contact your technical support provider to solve this issue.
After successfully submitting your enrolment via our website you will be given online access to your course upon receipt of your full payment. Enrolment processing times will vary with your payment method.
Credit card: 60 minutes within business hours. Outside business hours 2-24 hours.
BPAY: Within two (2) working days.
Internet Banking: Within two (2) working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Within ten (10) working days.
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Anytime. As long as you have an Internet connection, you can study online anywhere, anytime. Our courses can be completed at your own pace with the flexibility to study when, where and how often it suits you. If you prefer to study using hard copy materials, please contact us for a quote.
There are no course or subject pre-requisites for entry into our programs. However, our professional development programs are generally intended for people over the age of 18. In some circumstances, enrolments from younger people may be considered. Please complete the AOC Parent Guardian Consent Form prior to enrolling and submit here.
Most of our courses have no formal education entry requirements, other than English language skills. Check the course description page for your course to see if the course you are interested in has any additional requirements.
Participants who have undertaken previous study at another training organisation may be eligible to receive exemptions from units. All Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) applications must be accompanied by suitable documentary evidence of previous study (eg. transcripts). Previous studies must have been completed within the past 5 years, with credit available up to a maximum of 50% of the units in your nominated course.
If you require assistance with the course materials and need a concept explained further, please email with your query and your tutor will respond promptly and personally. Your assigned tutor will guide you through the course materials, help you with any problems and provide feedback on your assignments.
In order to successfully complete the course, you will need to complete all of of the assignments. We use a competency-based assessment; if you do not receive a ‘Competent/Pass’ grade you will be asked to resubmit your assignment. You are able to submit your work for marking three (3) times only. If you do not pass your assignment on the third attempt, you will need to re-enrol into the unit (charges apply).
Yes. Our courses are delivered completely online via our elearning system. There are no on campus or work placements required.
Course materials are supplied in an online environment. Unless otherwise stated in the course description, course materials are available for viewing online and may not be downloaded. Hard copy versions are available for purchase upon request. Please contact us for a quote for printed materials.
Many of our students have acquired funding through an employment/job services provider. Please contact your provider for more information about funding opportunities and eligibility.
Concession discounts are available to health care card holders. To apply for a concession discount code, please go to https://www.australianonlinecourses.com.au/upload-document/ to upload your health care card. Once we have received your scanned health care card, you will be issued with a discount code.