Frequently Asked Questions

How long are the courses?

The duration of the courses varies based on the qualification level, work placement or self-paced learning options available for the course. Most courses on our website offer self-paced learning, meaning you can study when it best suits you, with no strict assignment deadlines or completion dates. You can take up to 2 years to complete a course in some cases.  Some courses also offer lifetime access to the course or extensions if you need more time to complete the course.

What are the course prerequisites and requirements?

Some courses have no prerequisites while others require you to have a grade 12 certificate or be an Australian citizen. The prerequisites vary depending on the course and course provider so it’s best to check the course page on our website to find out the specific requirements for the course you are interested in or talk to a course provider by submitting an enquiry.

Can I study a course from anywhere in Australia?

Yes! All the courses on our website are available to study 100% online from anywhere in Australia as long as you have a stable internet connection.

Can I do my course by distance/online learning?

Yes. All the courses on our website are available to study 100% online.

Where are your campuses?

Get Course doesn’t have campuses, but the course providers we work with do! Depending on the course you decide to do, will determine where the campuses are or if the education provider offers on-campus study as a study option. Many students prefer to do distance or online learning though – this is a feature available with all of the courses.

How many hours per week do I need to study to complete my course?

On average, people who study from 15-20 hours per week will generally complete their course on time. However, the self-paced learning options that come with many courses these days mean you can study fewer hours per week and still complete the course within the self-paced learning window.

How much do the courses cost?

All the courses have different prices due to the qualification levels, the course provider, promotions, and your individual study requirements. Many courses also come with payment plans options for those individuals who can’t afford to pay upfront for the course. We recommend submitting an enquiry through the course page and talking to a course advisor to get the right pricing information and payment plan qualification requirements as it can vary between courses.

I can’t afford to pay for the course upfront. Are payment plans available?

We understand not everyone can afford to pay for a course upfront and this is why nearly all the courses and course providers on our website offer flexible payment plan options. The weekly payment plan amount will vary depending on the course provider and payment plan requirements and duration, but some start from as little as $25 per week. To find out if the course you are interested in has a payment plan option or how much the payment plan is, simply check out the course page and search for the ‘payment options’ section to see the available payment plan options for that course.

Do the courses have government funding?

Yes and No. Some courses on our website offer government funding and some do not. The easiest way to find out if your course has government funding is the check out the course page or submit an enquiry through the course page to talk with a course advisor.

Can I study a course if I am on a student visa?

Yes and no. Some of our courses are available to study if you are currently residing in Australia on a student visa and some of the courses are only available to Australian citizens or permanent resistants. To find out if a course is available to enrol in on a student visa you will need to talk to the course provider about the specific entry requirements for non-Australian permanent residents.

Can I study a course if I am located outside Australia?

No. All courses listed on our website are only available to study in Australia.

Are the courses Centrelink approved?

Some of the courses on our website are Centrelink approved while others are not. The easiest way to find out if a course is Centrelink approved is to submit an enquiry through the course page and speak with a course advisor.

What are the possible career opportunities if I study a course?

Each course will have different career outcomes based on the level of the certification and the area of specialisation. Generally, the course page will list the possible career outcomes for each course so you can make an informed decision on if the course is right for you based on your career goals. If you are not sure if the course will help you get into the career you want to pursue we suggest talking to the course provider to discuss your career opportunities by submitting an enquiry on the course page.

I’m under 18. Are there any age limits to studying a course?

No. Generally no age limits apply to study a course on our website. However, if you are under 18 years of age you must provide written permission from a parent or guardian to the education provider, that they consent to you studying the course. The only exception to this is a university degree. You must be at least 18 years old to commence a higher education bachelors degree.

I’ve never heard of Get Course, can I trust you?

Get Course has been helping students and education providers find each other since 2013. We help over 104,000 people each year connect to course providers and education services so they can learn and grow.

I searched for Get Course in the R.T.O database, why can’t I find you?

Get Course is not a registered training organisation (RTO), we are a marketing agent who works on behalf of multiple RTO’s, Universities, Private Colleges and Education Providers. We are always adding new education providers and courses to our growing course directory so you can get access to more courses all the time!

What is the difference between a Certificate and a Diploma?

Certificate Programs A Certificate course specialises in one specific skill or area. These courses don’t offer a broad overview of a field or industry and are often focused on teaching you applied skills and more specific knowledge about a particular subject. Let’s say, for example, that you’re an accountant with a bachelor’s degree. You want to get into forensic accounting because it’s a hot new part of the industry, but don’t want to go back to school for another degree. A forensic accounting certification will build on the accounting skills you already have, and teach you the need-to-know basics of forensic accounting. Diploma Programs A Diploma course is a longer and more in-depth course. They allow you to study a specific area of specialisation and get a good overview of the field, without having to obtain a higher education (university) degree. These comprehensive programs are a great option for someone who wants to make a career change and get into a new field. If you were interested, for example, in a graphic design career, a graphic design diploma program would consist of multiple modules that would teach you the fundamentals of graphic design, as well as different computer programs and technologies utilised in that industry.

What qualification level are the courses?

There are different course levels we have access to at Get Course. They are: Certificates, Advanced Certificates, Diplomas, Double or Dual Diplomas, and Advanced  Diplomas.