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Australia on mind? Try online courses before you enrol

Use hybrid and taster online courses in Australia to familiarise yourself before you actually enrol 

Online learning is the new normal and education institutions across the globe are doing their best to adapt to this new reality. Making the best use of technology, institutions worldwide have adopted online learning as a primary means of teaching besides ensuring students have access to same high quality education and other support facilities. 

A new era of digital learning: Taster courses and hybrid courses

In order to provide with the same quality education, many Australian institutions are offering various short-time online courses to help students gain access quality education despite being remote or across borders. Two most popular kinds include the ‘Taster’ and the ‘Hybrid’ courses.

How beneficial are these new-age courses?

Hybrid and taster courses work the best to help you familiarise yourself with the course structure and curriculum before you enrol fulltime. You can pursue your choice of interests by simply exploring the various subject categories from top Australian education institutions. 

Here are benefits of the hybrid and taster courses:


Hybrid courses

Taster courses

You can navigate through instructional format on a repetitive basis and re-watch the recordings, comments and lectures

You can opt for a course/ university that best suits your interests and abilities

Convenience to study at a suitable time and place

You can get an overview of the program before enrolling full-time

Access to instant grading tools such as online quizzes to earn the benefit from immediate feedback

You’ll get a flavour of pedagogy, faculty, resources and curriculum

These are a cost-effective source of learning

It can provide a glimpse of the structure of evaluation tests

You can simultaneously handle family responsibilities and a job at odd hours

Some institutions may also offer a virtual tour of the campus

Try these if you are looking for such courses in Australia!

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Virtual Master class


Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Virtual Master Class series

For Law & Design Thinking


Notre Dame University

Virtual Master Class recordings for each specialisation


Bond University

Virtual Taster Master Class for Post-graduate courses

Virtual Taster Master Class for Undergraduate courses


Griffith University

Online Master Class for Digital Marketing


University of Technology, Sydney

Explore Free Taster Courses


Deakin University

Learning online at Deakin: What you need to know


CQ University

All about online learning


University of Wollongong

Lecture from Dr. Roba Abbas (Operations and E-Business) and a tutorial from Dr Laura Rook (Management) on responsible leadership

A lecture from Dr. Tillmann Bohme (Innovation an Entrepreneurship)


The University of Melbourne

Bite-sized lectures to understand what an online lecture looks like

Virtual tour of the campuses to provide students with visuals and help them explore faculty facilities


Monash University

Monash Online Experience

Series of live lectures for students

Monash College Taster Sessions

Inside Monash Seminars

Monash Tech Talks


Western Sydney University

Recording of Nursing Master Class


Macquarie University

Registration link for Virtual Taster Master Class


Monash College

Monash College Taster Sessions


The University of Notredame

Virtual master class recordings

At the current point in time, pursuing an online course can be a great add-on to your portfolio. Some of the most common benefits of enrolling for an online course include: 

  • Customised courses: Designed for prospective online students who are currently evaluating their options to study abroad and enrol at a university 

  • Better decision-making: The university has specifically designed courses to give a glimpse of the structure of the course to help students make a wise decision about the courses and subject 

  • Cost-effective: These are inexpensive learning tools since they involve the online element of imparting knowledge

  • Access to university resources: Get access to university resources, services and support for online study success

So go ahead and use these hybrid and taster courses to the best of your advantage!

Updated on October 27, 2020

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