5 benefits of a diploma


If you are not yet 100% convinced about what you want to be, or what career you want to get into, a diploma may be the best way to move forward. Here's why.

At this time of the year, with so much going on, it can be hard to make a decision about anything – let alone your future career. If you are not yet 100% convinced on what you want to be, or what career you want to get into, a diploma may be the best way to move forward. Here’s just a few reason why:

1. Diplomas can be completed in significantly less time

University degrees require a minimum of three years of full-time study. Most Torrens University Diplomas can be completed within one year. Due to the practical nature of our courses, the amount of time you spend learning and completing assignments is condensed but still prepares you for the workforce. Diplomas allow you to enter the workforce and reap the benefits sooner.

2. Diplomas have less pre-requisites (no ATAR year 12 or equivalent)

Your future doesn’t have to be based on your ATAR. You can prove yourself at university by successfully completing a diploma. You can use your course units to enter into a bachelor degree once you have finished your diploma. You’ll even get to graduate at the same time! Diplomas also have lower entry scores and often at non-government institutions, a year 12 certificate can be the most critical pre-requisite.

3. Diplomas allow you time to explore different careers

If you know you are creative but not sure if you want to be a graphic designer or a fashion designer then a diploma is your best option. Study a Diploma of Design and take units in both areas to test yourself and your interest. Pursue the dream that’s right for you! What about if you what to study Business but worried about the broad subject area? Again, consider a Diploma in Business or Marketing before choosing the specialisation that is right for you.

4. Diplomas make you job ready faster

University degrees have a reputation for focusing on academic lectures and tutorials – knowledge that may not guarantee you the skills to get your first role. Diplomas have practical applications and give you the opportunity to learn and apply new skills. Once you are qualified, you will be able to apply your diploma to the job market.

5. Learning is flexible

I’m sure you have heard about the concept of online learning. Not common during your school days but once you get out there you will start to see all the options available to you. Studying a diploma at university can often allow you to take some of your subjects online. Doing all your course online, or just one subjects lets study fit into your life. Think about how that could help you; with the hours you work, your social or family commitments.

With the right qualifications, you’ll be able to plan your career choices and utilise your skills. Often, a diploma is the best answer to get your dream started without committing to too much.

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