Will the Self-Education Cap Deter You from Further Study?

Online study is flexible and cost effective.
Online study is flexible and cost effective.

For a country that has long considered itself the “clever nation” — the land responsible for the cochlear implant, the hills hoist, and the black box flight recorder — the Federal Government’s proposed $2,000 cap on self-education expenses seems a little surprising.

The Government announced the self-education cap two weeks ago and since then, speculation has been rife that the cap will deter employees and businesses from undertaking further study.

Annette Tsouris, Director of Studies at Australian Workplace Training has been quoted in the website, Smart Company, as saying that though the $2,000 cap was reasonable, for people currently employed and looking to up-skill, “the average price of a course is around $3,000.” While the cost of post-graduate studies at university usually run into the tens-of-thousands.

Online Training — The Cost Effective Alternative

Of course, costly face-to-face study and post-graduate degrees aren’t the only learning methods available. Online training courses — in all kinds of areas for instance, MYOB, Excel and WordPress — have become popular, not just because of their flexible delivery method, but because online study companies don’t have the same overheads as face-to-face institutions and can offer courses at considerably lower prices — the average cost of an online training course at EzyLearn, for instance, is less than $270!

Although the cap on self-education expenses could do well to be a little higher — $5,000 per person, say — the cap itself won’t deter people from further study; from gaining the power of knowledge. It will only serve as an impetus for individuals and businesses to investigate other non-traditional learning options, such as online study and training methods.

Our Online Courses Below the Cap

For budding entrepreneurs or individuals seeking the skills to start their own business, or to manage a small business, our Small Business Management course is currently only $1,397 — well below the proposed cap.

We have reduced the price of our Small Business Management course, which is usually more expensive, for a limited time to allow you the opportunity to gain the necessary skills you need to start their own business or gain employment managing a small business without exceeding the self-education cap.

Take advantage of this great offer now and enrol in our Small Business Management course; discover the valuable skills you need to successfully manage a small business, including writing a business plan, conducting market research, legal and risk management, and much more!

More free Microsoft Word online course videos

The successful and popular online computer training website www.FreeComputerTraining.com.au from EzyLearn Pty Ltd attracts over 700 visits per month from students all over Australia and the rest of the world who want to learn how to use Microsoft Office applications like Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MYOB accounting setup. The website also includes training on the 123ezy website design and hosting solution for small business.

Today it has been announced that the 2nd of 12 EzyLearn modules in the Microsoft Word online courses, module 202, is now available to members of the public for free. Microsoft Word online course 202 contains training videos and a workbook with exercise files on how to format text with different fonts, font styles, colours and fantastic tools like format painter, which allow you to duplicate formatting from one part of your Microsoft Word document to another part or a completely different document.

EzyLearn’s Microsoft Word online course 202 includes training on page formatting so you to control how your page looks when it is printed, print portrait or landscape, change your margins and even change your default settings for future uses of the program.

Registration for enrolment as a student at www.FreeComputerTraining.com.au is free and automatic so you can get registered and start learning now.

Steve’s Outa Dee Why

“Dee Why is growing up and all the buildings are being demolished to make way for a new modern suburb, so I’m moving to Brookie” says Steve Slisar who is moving his business from Dee Why where he has been operating his computer training since 1999.

 As a result of more students using online training, having more sophisticated and specific requirements and the development that is currently going on in Dee Why, Steve is closing his Dee Why office and moving to Brookvale. His new training centre is smaller than Dee Why and as a result he has computers, desks, chairs, binding machines, kitchen appliances, stationary and many more items up for sale.

The sale of the Dee Why office contents will take place on a Saturday very soon and you’ll be able to name your price on some items. To be informed about when the sale takes place, visit his website at www.slisar.com and join his Email Newsletter by clicking here.