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Now that we’re all staying home and have ample free time it is a great opportunity for self-improvement. Whether you want to simply upskill and add new credentials to your resume or if you want to completely shift fields there are a plethora of online courses from highly regarded institutions.

City Hub has gathered together the most intriguing courses to help kick start your online learning.

FIAFitnation: If you’re thinking about making health and fitness your career, then FIAFitnation might just be the place for you.

They offer a variety of courses – that range from Diplomas to short courses, so whether you’re looking to become a fully trained Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach or want to add to your list of fitness qualifications, FIAFitnation can help.

Now is the time to upskill and make this time count, discover a course that you feel passionate about. FIAFitnation have a range of short first aid, functional training, group fitness, nutrition, personal training and rehabilitation courses to keep your professional development and registration up to date.

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University Of Tasmania: With healthcare being under the microscope at the moment it’s exciting to see a number of offerings available in this field from UTAS.

First up is their Postgraduate Nursing program, which is delivered online and in a part-time capacity to give students a realistic work-life balance. Studying a nursing specialisation with UTAS will allow students to apply that knowledge in the workplace, so they can track their progress in real time.

Next up are two very important dementia care programs.

Join over 14,000 participants from around the world who have enrolled in the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre’s FREE Preventing Dementia MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). Learn about the modifiable risk factors for dementia from leading world experts in this FREE 4-week online course. The Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre is a global leader in dementia research and the largest provider of dementia education. These courses are fully online and available full-time or part-time. Study the online Diploma Of Dementia Care with a 100% tuition fee waiver for students commencing in 2020. 

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AFTRS: Australia’s premier screen arts and broadcast school, is offering a range of interactive online courses developed and delivered by top industry practitioners.

The AFTRS course catalogue supports all levels of development and creative ambitions, from introductory skills for beginners right through to advanced development for industry practitioners wanting to sharpen their skills or take on new ones.

So whether you’re looking to dive into something completely new with their introductory courses in radio, directing, screenwriting, creating mobile content and more; or looking to apply your existing know-how to the much needed fields of production accounting and screen business essentials, check out AFTRS’ online course range and enrol today.

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University Of Sydney: With social distancing restrictions forcing the cessation of face-to-face teaching the University Of Sydney has had to adapt their programs rapidly to keep courses going. One such innovation has been the introduction of virtual reality classrooms, particularly for psychology students.

Virtual spiders and skyscrapers are among the tools being used to teach University of Sydney students during the COVID-19 shutdown, as a virtual reality laboratory in the School Of Psychology has been transformed into a classroom for learning about a range of physical and psychological conditions.

Typically used for research and selective teaching on virtual reality therapies for conditions including phobias, PTSD, pain, and eating disorders, the lab is now being used solely to teach these therapies to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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NIDA: If you’ve every fancied yourself as a future star of television or the silver screen then NIDA have the perfect online course for you. Their Introduction To Acting For Adults (16 years and over) will give you a great platform to explore a career in acting.

Be introduced to the fundamental skills of an action-based acting technique. Connect to your inner playfulness, be present in the moment and learn to create character. This is a fully online course designed for beginners and is delivered through NIDA’s online learning management system.

Delivered face to face via Zoom with three (3) two (2) hour sessions.

  • May 5 & 19, 6pm–8pm
  • May 10 & 24, 9am–11am

NIDA have even more courses to be released over the coming weeks.

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William Angliss Institute: With 2 Australian campuses (Melbourne & Sydney) and a presence in five countries, William Angliss is the epicentre for experience industry training in the ASEAN region. Their global network of students has unrivalled access to industry opportunities and expert teaching that you can only find at Australia’s largest specialist centre.

William Angliss even have FREE courses in the fields of hospitality, tourism, retail baking, meat processing, and commercial cookery. So if your’ve always wanted to dive into those fields now is the time.

Alternatively William Angliss also have a range of Bachelor or Masters level degrees alongside their practical TAFE course offerings.

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