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!

Do you want to see the results of our online MYOB quiz attempts?

Learn how to make the most of MYOB bookkeeping softwareWe’ve made a simple online MYOB quiz available for anyone who wants to test their MYOB bookkeeping skills. It’s a very simple test designed to show people how online knowledge tests work and also have some fun and see how much they know. We did an export of all the results (minus the students details of course) and you can see them in our Microsoft Excel Training Course.

These test results show how long it took students to complete the test, their results, overall score and more and the datafile is available in our Microsoft Excel Course 308 which includes:

Understand 3D formulas between worksheets, cleaning up data using advanced filter, create a pivot table and change the value field settings, create a pivot chart to visually show the stats, using advanced functions like CHOOSE, VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP, MATCH and INDEX, look at advanced functions within functions (Nested Functions) and how to protect the worksheet and workbooks

The knowledge reviews in our online training courses are much bigger and more complicated and they provide us with a great tool to identify areas of difficulty for students and help us constantly update and improve our MYOB training courses.

Microsoft Excel Online Training Course: LIFETIME Student Access & Start Tomorrow

Common Questions for Computer Courses

Can I repeat the course if I don’t remember everything that is taught?

This was a common question that came up when we had our three Sydney based training centres. To make it easier for students we offered Free Repeats so that students could come back and learn the skills again. We then created training videos to complement our workbooks and in 2006 we closed our last training centre to focus on Online Computer Training Courses.

Can I start the Microsoft Excel course this week? I have Mondays and Wednesdays available.

This is a question about timing scheduling your calendar for an available course and we overcame this by recording the content of our classroom Microsoft Excel and Office training sessions as screen based videos so that students could come and visit whenever THEY had the time, not when WE scheduled the courses.

Online Microsoft Excel and MYOB training courses

With Broadband Internet and fantastic new learning technology we are able to delivery Microsoft Excel Training to you via our online course. This means you can enrol today and start by 5pm tomorrow. It also means that you can progress through the training course at your own pace using a combination of training video tutorials, training workbooks with exercise files and knowledge reviews to test your skills.

Who uses EzyLearn for Microsoft Excel Online Training courses?

Government departments, insurance companies, private companies and home users all use EzyLearn Online Computer Training courses. We recently interviewed a corporate training customer to find out why and this Case Study reveals how a leading energy reverse auction company, Energy Action, used EzyLearn’s Microsoft Excel training to manage the large amounts of data they receive to save their customers tens of thousands of dollars in energy costs: Energy Action Case Study

FREE Computer Software Training online for your community group

Computer software training is now available online for free. The video, training workbooks and exercises are created by Steve Slisar and EzyLearn and you can now enjoy the whole experience in your own home or office for no charge.

http://www.freecomputertraining.com.au

There is a tour at the website that shows you exactly how to use all the training tools available to you and shows you how to register for free.

This is the ideal training tool for schools to use to teach students or even make parents aware of it. It is also a good computer software training tool for seniors groups or other community groups or even experienced computer users to help members of their family like mums or grandparents.

Make sure you subscribe to our FREE Computer Training Newsletter to be kept up to date with new training placed online or Government funded training initiatives.

FREE Computer Software Training Courses in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, even MYOB & more..)

Ezylearn and it’s partners are able to offer you free computer training on Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, plus MYOB and softskills courses like time management and goal setting if you fit the following criteria:

  1. Are an Australian permanent resident
  2. Are over 25 years of age
  3. Do NOT have any certificate II or higher qualifications (in any industry)
  4. Have not completed Year 12 or equivalent 

If you fit this criteria, the Australian Federal Government will fund the cost of your training. That’s  $3000 value at no cost to you. Click Here for more information about the free computer software training course.

What type of people could use some updated computer skills? 

  • Do you run a business and struggle to understand how to use computer software?

  • Are you employed, but have no formal qualifications and want to improve your skills?

  • Are you a mum or a carer that wants to get back into the workforce, but are worried you are under qualified to gain employment?

  • Are you self-employed? Would you like to improve your business skills by increasing your administration and bookkeeping abilities?

  • Are you a job seeker and would like a qualification to help gain employment?

We can provide you with a Certificate II in Business and you can complete the training in three locations across Australia: Chatswood, Dee Why and Perth. You can start anytime you want and you can learn from home using the EzyLearn online computer training system.

Click Here to access the free computer software training course enrolment form and begin the enrolment process.

Please feel free to call us, or Click Here to find your nearest EzyLearn computer software training centre..

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