Why Ivy

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Study onlineStudying online is easy and convenient using myIVY – the College’s purpose-built learning management systemCheck Mark
Free weekend workshopsYou’'re probably working hard already so weekday workshops won’t help you. Ivy courses have free weekend workshops held quarterly in multiple locations around Australia so they don’t interfere with your work commitments. With Ivy you can blend traditional face-to-face study with online study - it’s the best of both worlds!Check mark
Nationally accreditedIvy College courses are all nationally accredited and recognised, the same as TAFE courses.Check mark
Study now and pay laterWith the Australian Government student loan scheme, VET FEE-HELP, you can defer your tuition fees. You’re not required to pay for your course until you reach the repayment threshold which is currently $51,309. Repayments are then made via the taxation system. check mark
Start anytimeEnrol and begin your course immediatelycheck mark
Study anytimeAs an online student you can study anywhere! There are no timetables, no semesters and no deadlines. Ivy courses are designed to meet your needs; not the needs of the College. check mark
Study at your own paceStudy as fast or slow as you like within the course length.check mark
Finish anytimeFinish faster if you study faster. With no timetables or semesters you can choose to study for the full course length or work faster and graduate early – you decide.check mark
Expert trainersEvery Ivy College trainer is hand-picked to ensure they love teaching and helping. You can’t become an Ivy trainer without also holding significant industry experience, a qualification in the field being taught and a teaching qualification.

Trainers are available one-on-one via email, Live Chat, video conferencing or telephone appointment.
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Customer service outside business hoursCustomer service is available between 8am and 8pm AEST using our LiveChat service. You can also telephone 8:30am-5pm AEST.check mark
Quality materialsOur nationally recognised courses are written by industry experts. We use video, quizzes, documents and discussions to keep materials lively and engaging for busy people.check mark
Teacher support outside business hoursEvery Ivy trainer is available at least one week night and one day on the weekend for one-on-one consultationscheck mark
Study online, but not aloneUnless you want to, there’'s no need to study alone. Ivy courses give you access to a dedicated trainer and the ability to interact with your peers in an online classroom and forum; it’s a great way to learn.check mark
Complimentary career coaching and job readiness programOur job is to help you achieve the career you want; not just the course you need to qualify. Our complimentary career coaching and job readiness program can be tailored to include professional resume building, one-on-one career coaching sessions, personal career plan development, interview and job readiness skills and LinkedIn profile update. check mark
‘Freeze’ your studyWe know you have busy periods that prevent you from studying. At Ivy you can freeze your enrolment for up to 4 weeks each year just like you would with your gym membership.check mark
No administration or admission fees Another reason to choose Ivycheck mark
No textbook feesUse our purpose-built course materials - no outlay required for additional textscheck mark
Start studying immediately after enrolmentWith our unique "enrol now, study now" online enrolment and study system you can begin immediatelycheck mark
Enrol online or via a smart phone If you enrol using the Australian Government student loan scheme, VET FEE-HELP, you can enrol entirely online – no paperwork.check mark
Gain practical experience with industry work placements Some courses have mandatory work placements but even if yours doesn'’t we can help you find a suitable placement to give you the experience you need to start the career you want.check mark
Receive a "trainer for life"Our teacher for life policy means a teacher is allocated to you for the life of your enrolment. You can ask questions and receive a quick response from the same person throughout your study. check mark
Graduate with a diploma and improve your job prospects“Employment opportunities for diploma and advanced diploma level qualification holders is forecast to grow by 8.3% over the next 5 years compared to only 4.2% for holders of Certificate III and IV level qualification holders” (Source: Department of Employment “Australian Jobs 2013 – Publication”)check mark