How to find the right course

Are you thinking about studying, but not sure which course is the one for you? With hundreds of providers offering a huge selection of courses, it can be hard to narrow down your choices.

We’ve put together some key steps for you to work through and help you make the right decision.

Figure out the industry you want to work in

If you don’t already know what industry you’d like to work in, it’s important to use your interests, skills and personality to find the job that's right for you.

You can also browse courses by industry to see what catches your eye, or look at which jobs and industries are trending.

How to find the right course

Find the course that suits you best

You will need to work out what you want to get out of your course, and what option would best suit your schedule and career goals.

Study online or in-class: Online study is the perfect way to learn while you’re still working and job seeking, with the added flexibility of being able to study independently from home. If you’d prefer to meet your teachers and learn face-to-face, look for courses with an in-class option where you’ll travel to the campus.

Get started by checking out online courses for currently in-demand industries, or by learning all about online courses.

Study part-time or full-time: If you plan to work while studying, a part-time or self-paced study load is a great option. You’ll be able to take on as much as your schedule permits while fitting your course in around your family and other commitments. If you’re able to concentrate entirely on study, a full-time load will mean you complete your course in the minimum amount of time. If you're unsure what's right for you, you can read more about choosing between part-time or full-time study.

If you can’t commit to a longer course, short courses are a great way to quickly build skills you can add to your resume.

Start dates: When do you want to start studying? Look out for the start date for each course to see how soon you can enrol and get on your way.

Take a look around the SEEK Learning website, and compare these options for different courses. Make sure you check the possible career outcomes for the courses you’re interested in and see how they match up with your dream job.