Introducing CourseFinder - A Simple Way to Compare Online Courses in Australia

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Powered by the established independent career resource provider and online education advocate, Career FAQs, and listing over 500 accredited, nationally recognised courses from Australia’s leading universities, TAFEs and private providers, CourseFinder is a highly trusted resource for potential students.

Why launch CourseFinder?

More people than ever are recognising the advantages of undertaking online study for its flexibility and convenience – and the potential to study first and pay later. Will Santow, Founder and Managing Director of Career FAQs, says his new venture has been developed in response to the increasing number of tertiary study choices that are now available:

"Career FAQs has been operating for 11 years as a trusted resource for career advice and course information and in that time we have seen that professional success is increasingly linked to the practice of taking on study as a lifelong commitment."

"Our audience wanted to be able to compare quality providers independently and through the one, easy-to-navigate website – and we have been providing that service successfully for nine years – but with the huge increase in online courses out there, the natural next step was to develop a website tailored specifically to the task of finding the right course, and dedicated solely to online study."

"CourseFinder is the culmination of our experience in presenting easy-to-browse and easy-to-compare course outlines and providing the latest in intuitive user experience."

Paul Wappett, CEO at Open Universities Australia, says that there is a growing expectation for quality online education in a time when people are used to doing many of life’s tasks digitally:

"After more than 20 years in the online education space, we’ve seen a real acceptance of online as a preferred mode of study. This has been coupled with an expectation that if people can shop, socialise or be entertained in the digital world, then they should experience a similar level of ease and convenience with study online."

"We’ve had almost half a million students switch on to online study since we started and they’ve created strong online communities through social media, discussion forums and wikis where they experience just as much, if not more interaction than on-campus students."

How is CourseFinder different?

With an impressive annual growth rate of more than 14.4 per cent over the last five years (IBIS World, Online Education in Australia: Market Research Report), online education is the fastest growing area of tertiary study, and CourseFinder’s aim is to present the widest and best selection of quality courses possible.

CourseFinder brings together the best in distance education providers such as Open Universities Australia, Charles Sturt University, SEEK Learning, Open Colleges, The Australian Institute of Applied Sciences, Open Training Institute, Upskilled, Martin College, ACPE and ACPE Academy; and allows users to compare their different course offerings on the same terms.

The key advantage for users is the opportunity for them to compare the best in online courses from leading Australian providers through the one website. Having found a course of interest, they can download free eBrochures and send through an obligation-free enquiry direct to the provider to find out more.

Potential students are presented with hundreds of courses to consider across business, communication, creative, community, health, IT, legal and science professions. They also need to consider which level of study to target: from certificates and diplomas to university degrees and postgraduate qualifications. CourseFinder users can take their research into their own hands in a hassle-free way that’s convenient for them. Because we could all use a little simplification.

CourseFinder – it does what it says. Simple.

For further information, contact:
Andrea Riddell
Marketing Manager, CourseFinder

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