Online Education is a larger industry than you might think.

By Zoe Taylor

The online education industry employs over 14,000 people in Australia alone. It’s grown by over 300% since 2005, and is expected to expand to a 4.9 billion dollar industry this financial year.

That’s pretty huge.

It’s not going to stop growing, either. More and more Australian Universities are offering the option of studying their courses online all the time. It helps with their prominence among universities and assists in expanding their market.

Up-skilling now has a permanent place in society and online education is a key player in this. It caters for those who have a busy schedule, and allows them to work their education around it. As average work hours increase, the demand for the flexibility of online education increases.


It also caters to those who live far away and aren’t looking to commute or move closer to their universities – they can stay living in their family homes and still receive the education they need to pursue their dream careers.

The online education space provides courses that either tie in with the student’s current career or can help them on the course to their dream job.

So it’s clear that while the online education space is already incredibly large, it’s only going to grow in the future.

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