Education has become the new frontier for a group of Australians who say they have struggled to get into the country because of the lack of jobs in their chosen fields.
Key points:A survey shows a growing number of Australians are turning to online learning to fill gaps in their education and skillsThey are taking the online education route for jobs but are finding it challengingTo find out more about the education entrance examination (EOE), the federal government has released a survey of over 1,000 Australian university students.
The online version of the test is administered online by the Australian National University (ANU), which uses the same scoring methods as the OECD’s national test, the Australian Qualifications Assessment (AQA).
While the AQA has been the standard since its inception in 1965, the ANU version has not been in use for some time.
This has left many Australians in limbo, unable to get the help they need.
But while many of those people have turned to the online learning route, others have opted for the more traditional test, which is administered by the Higher Education Entrance Examination (HEET).
The survey results reveal that the growing number who are turning online is not a new phenomenon, but a new trend that could affect the quality of their studies.