Six things to consider before you commit to study
Starting a degree is exciting but it’s also undoubtedly a commitment that means shifts to your schedule and life in general. Here’s some information you may find helpful before you take the next step.
Here are the six things to consider:
1. What will I actually study?
It’s good to have an idea of what topics you’d like to learn and make sure it’s included in your program. At ACAP, we offer a range of courses in applied psychology, law and justice and management – but each one is unique and tailored to different career outcomes. Take a deep dive into our course structures and make sure your degree of interest will lead you down the right track!
2. Should I study full-time or part time?
The benefit of studying full time is that you will complete your studies sooner. But studying part-time will allow you to balance your other life commitments. It’s important to ask yourself how much time you can commit to your studies, including in and outside the classroom.
3. Can I work and study at the same time?
Many of our students work full-time while studying. We offer on-campus, online and blended delivery options and classes in the morning, afternoon, and evening. We want to help you structure your study around your life, so be sure to discuss your work and family commitments with a course adviser when you enrol.
4. Is there financial support?
You’ll need to consider the cost of tuition fees, books, and study supplies. But don’t stress, there’s financial support available such as government loans like FEE-HELP and VET student loans to assist with the cost of studying. Find out more.
5. Will I do a student placement?
Student placements are unpaid work placements in organisations related to your study. There are compulsory placements in some of the social work, psychology, and counselling degrees. Even if you’re interested in a course that doesn’t have a compulsory placement, you might want to consider doing an internship and gain valuable work experience before you graduate.
6. Is there help on hand?
We want you to succeed, no matter where you are on your student journey. At ACAP, we have loads of student learning support services available for you, including preparing for assignments, referencing, presentation and exam skills – to name a few.
There’s no doubt that taking the leap to study is a big decision. But we know that you’ve got it in you to reap the rewards of all your effort and hard work.
WHY STUDY AT ACAP?
If you want to be an expert in human behaviour, learn in a supportive environment where your study and career aspirations are encouraged by a passionate academic team – ACAP is the place for you. Discover more reasons to choose ACAP