Studying Online

Is online study suitable for me?

While online delivery and assessment certainly is a very convenient mode of delivery, the self-discipline required may not suit everyone.  In addition, fully online is not suitable for most qualifications. However, in a blended approach, online or distance study could be appropriate for some people.  If you are highly motivated and self-directed in your study approach, and have the appropriate level of IT skills, software and equipment, then online may be perfect for you.  If you’re still not sure, take a look at this Suitability for Online Learning – Checklist

When you’re ready, take a look at the Interactive Student Guide here.  This gives you a brief overview of how the Phillips Institute Learning Management System works.

I’m not sure about online, but I can’t come to classes

If you think a blended approach or distance-based delivery using a printed learner guide (also known as correspondence) might suit you better, call us to find out if it is available for your chosen study area and how we can help.  Please note that there is really no such thing as fully online learning – almost all qualifications will require you to demonstrate some practical workplace skills in order to be assessed as competent.

So how much will it cost?

Due to specific course requirements, for most courses the total cost will be the same as class-based training. The difference is the convenience to you of studying at your own pace and in your own way. You will still get just as much support as a “face-to-face” student, but you will connect with your facilitators via online, email or telephone.

Please see our Fees and Funding page for current prices and funding eligibility information.

Prospective students should be aware that evidence requirements
of some selected units, qualifications or skill sets require workplace
evidence and / or employer feedback in order for students to be
assessed as competent, therefore it is essential that you have access
to a workplace to fulfil this requirement.

* a statement of attainment will be issued upon successful completion of units