What’s a piece of paper worth?
In some industries, your certificate or diploma could be worth a lot – it could be the difference between getting into your dream job the first time, and having to spend years working your way up!
Accreditation is a determining factor in your career development in many different industries and sectors.
It’s especially important if you’re an international student who wants to:
- Move to Australia
- Enrol in an Australian university
- Work in an English-speaking workplace
Of course, not just any English course in Melbourne will do – it’s important that you choose one that is certified by an accrediting school, institution, or academy.
Why is accreditation so important? Read on to find out!
What is accreditation?
“Accreditation” is a new word that many English students may not have learned just yet.
Basically, accreditation means that something has been certified or approved, and that you can trust that it meets certain standards.
Our English courses in Melbourne, for example, are accredited.
This means that our courses have approval from the Australian Department of Education.
In short, accreditation ensures you’ll receive a quality education!
Accreditation means better government funding for institutions, which means more resources for students.
In particular, our English courses are accredited by NEAS Australia, the national leader in quality assurance for English language teaching.
This ensures that:
- Our teachers are experienced and skilled
- Our courses are comprehensive
- You will receive a quality education
While there are many places you can study English in Melbourne, not all of them are accredited like Academia is.
The other benefits of accreditation for your career development
1) Recognition of previous credit
Completing an accredited course means that your results will be recognised by other institutions, and that credit can be transferred, should you wish to continue studies elsewhere.
For example, if you want to apply for an Australian university, your scores with us may be considered in your application – you won’t get this if your course isn’t accredited!
2) Proof of excellence
There are many places to study English in Melbourne – how do you know which ones are trustworthy?
Many workplaces have similar concerns. How do they know that their job applicants really know how to speak English to the standard they require?
When an accredited school issues certifications to students, this isn’t a problem. Employers see the accreditation and know that the student’s received quality English training.
3) You may have more success finding a job
Your certification is an important piece of paper.
It’s solid proof that you’ve received the necessary education, training, and knowledge to perform the job you will assume.
At Academia, all of our English courses in Melbourne meet strict standards set by the Australian government. We follow guidelines set out by the Department of Education, ensuring that everything you learn is useful, current, and important.
With a diploma from Academia, interviewers will know that you’ve been taught English skills that meet the required standard.
Not to mention, you’ll also be able to demonstrate these skills if you’re invited for an interview!
4) It can help you if you decide to return home
When you return to your home country, your English skills may help you find a new job… but only if the interviewer knows that your English certification comes from an institute or school with a good reputation!
With an uncertified English course, the interviewer doesn’t know that the content of the course was valid useful. What if it focused on parts of English that can’t be used in a workplace, or if what it taught you was outdated?
Accredited English courses in Melbourne
To find success in your career, you need to start with the right learning.
Your choice of English school in Melbourne is an important first step. To start on the right foot, it’s important that you choose one that is certified.
Each of Academia’s English courses in Melbourne are certified by industry and government bodies, proving to employers, universities and immigration officials that you have received a high quality education and have the English skills that they are looking for.
We offer a range of courses, each of which focuses on developing certain English skills and helping you achieve specific goals.
Our courses include:
- General English (for improving day-to-day English)
- English for Academic Purposes (for students going on to study at an Australian university)
- English for IELTS preparation (achieve the IELTS score you need)
Whatever your goals are, we have an English course for you!
Want to study English in Australia? Contact Academia today!
Whether you’re a local or an international student, we welcome you to take a look at our courses.
Feel free to take a look through our website, or talk to one of our career advisors – we’d be happy to assist!
Are you already in Australia?
Good news: you’re welcome to attend a FREE trial English lesson at our campus in Melbourne!
You will be able to attend one of our classes and see for yourself the quality of our our:
- Student support
This lets you “try before you buy” – contact our team today to see our award-winning English courses for yourself: