During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, studying online has become the new normal for thousands of students. Lockdown restrictions may have eased in some parts of Australia, but online learning is here to stay for the foreseeable future.

Online learning is also the perfect way to balance study with your existing work and personal commitments. An online course can help you increase your skillset and broaden your career opportunities without disrupting your daily routine. If you have never studied online before, here are the benefits of upskilling online and our tips for staying motivated.

Increased Flexibility

If you want to advance your career but already have a lot on your plate, you may not think you have time to earn a qualification. Studying remotely rather than attending classes in person could be an ideal solution. Online programs offer more flexibility compared to on-campus courses, making it easy to balance your classes with work, family, and other commitments.

Studying without supervision can take some getting used to, but you won’t have to go it alone. If you get stuck, simply reach out to your teacher via email or phone. You can also study at a time that suits you! If you find that you’re able to concentrate better in the afternoons or evenings, that’s when you can partake of your online studies.

MyPath Education offers a range of online courses in QLD, and we’ll help you access all the resources you need to complete the theory work remotely.


Not many learning facilities allow for you to study from the comfort of your living room in your pyjamas…but online learning certainly allows for this! With everything you need to study from home available via online platforms, you can quite easily study from the comfort of your own home, surrounded by your favourite music, snacks, pets, houseplants…whatever you prefer. We’re not judging!


Online courses are generally more cost-effective than studying in-person. This is for numerous reasons, but one of the top reasons is you no longer have to travel to and from a campus every day, or travel by train, or spend any sort of money for commuting. Additionally, your educator no longer needs to pay for support staff and other personnel every month; this reduction in overhead is reflected in your online fees.


When you learn through a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) such as MyPath, your education will be on par with learning in a traditional educational facility. You can trust MyPath to deliver high-quality, nationally recognised courses, whatever your skill level or industry. There’s no compromise for quality with online learning.

Expert Support

The level of support for online students is on par with those who choose to study on-campus. Experienced trainers will be with you every step of the way, ensuring that you feel confident in your studies. They will provide study guidelines, encouragement, and assistance whenever you need it.

Time Management Skills

Studying from home is a great way to work on your time management skills. In the absence of direct supervision, getting your work done takes a lot of self-discipline. To stay motivated, block out specific time periods for studying and stay organised by keeping important dates in a calendar or diary. Reaching out to your teachers on a regular basis will also help you keep up with your course work.

Not only will you graduate from your online studies with more skills and knowledge – you’ll also be confident with managing your time.

Online Courses at MyPath Education

If you’ve recently been laid off or had your work hours reduced as a result of the pandemic (or any other event outside of your control), expanding your skillset could help you get back on your feet. With an additional qualification under your belt, you’ll have more opportunities in a tough job market.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to study online, several MyPath Education courses have components that can be studied remotely. Our online business admin courses will give you the skills for a range of administrative duties so you can excel in frontline operation roles. We also offer aged care courses online, which feature a combination of remote learning and work placement.

Whether you need new practical skills or you’re looking to brush up on your theoretical knowledge, completing a course online can help you take the next step in your career. For more information on how to study online with MyPath Education, please contact our team today.