I'm doing this online.
Positives: First term so not really sure
Negatives: Being a distance student
My advice to future students is: Give 100% effort, don’t half ass it (like I have ahh). Even when times get tuff just keep swimming 🏊♀️
Positives: Placement - Working with children in school environments
Negatives: Challenging course
My advice to future students is: Time management and choose a course in which you will enjoy
Structure of subjects were good. Lecturers gave good supplementary informations, links and related matter. The placement timetables were also good in duration and layout as there were 3 in total.
Negatives are that on the final placement there are still classes that have not been finished. This meaning that you still do not know all of your needed information before finishing your final placement. It would be better if you could practice all knowledge learnt in the degree whilst on placement.
My advice to future students is: Make the most of your placements and gain as much knowledge from other paramedics as possible, but don't forget to enjoy yourself. Getting a job in the end will be difficult but try to be persistent and not lose hope.
Positive is that it is offered for remote students and a large variety of modules within the course. The online platform is easy to navigate and plenty of support for distance students.
Negative is that the learning is inconsistent with the real world. A lot of the lecturers even state that things are done differently in the real world situation....
My advice to future students is: Make sure you know exactly what you want at the end of your course so you can choose your learning accordingly. Also if learning via distance education try and connect with another student in your area to converse about topics in person. It makes all of the difference.
Positive- diversity in courses offered that cover different areas of the business sector
Negative - you can't narrow down the degree and study more particular courses related to where you want to take your degree you are still required to study units that may not interest you.
My advice to future students is: Know what you want before you start i.e research it and try to decide if you want to do marketing, managment, accounting, economics ect so you don't end up studying something you hate and paying again to study what you want
The lecturers were fantastic and for a paramedic degree this is the place to go as it is becoming extremely well known and recommended amongst services in Australia.
The equipment was up to date and all chances to practice were met with heaps of help from lecturers.
Negatives would have to be the fact that there were opportunities provided but were only given to students who sucked up and not decided upon equally. A lot of people find the distance study a struggle but for me i didn't really have any issues with it as there was still heaps of help available
My advice to future students is: To keep in mind this is a very competitive career to get a job in and if you want one of the few jobs currently available make sure you're willing to move. This is something you uni wont say as they would have less intake.
Positives include the flying and great course content.
Negatives are some of the distance units are hard to understand
My advice to future students is: Keep on top of your study and weekly exercises.
I found the course to be what you'd expect - some interesting and some standard areas of study. Some very relevant areas for the industry.
My advice to future students is: The campus isn't like other bigger schools and unis around Melbourne, check it out and see if this is what you're expecting.
Positives: The industry is good to be in
Negative aspect: I've found this course to be lacking with regards to course work and teaching staff. Also, it's an expensive course
My advice to future students is: Focus on your goals and execute to achieve them
Positive- Interactive learning, great support from lecturers, on campus and off campus sessions, hands on experience provided.
Negative - sometimes difficult to communicate with lecturers or other faculty members, poor communication from the university’s side ( would often not receive emails they said they had sent), subjects that were not pertinent to nursing.
My advice to future students is: Ensure everything is done ahead of time to allow for extra time to sort out any issues. Follow up all that you do or submit.
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