Getting work ready – your way

Finishing high school is one of life’s major milestones. School’s out and the structure and ringing bells that segmented your day are now a thing of the past. However, there is still a world of learning available – learning that can hone your skills and further qualify you for the job of your dreams.

It’s understandable that many high school graduates are not in any rush to return to a classroom environment after twelve years of school. University is not for everyone as a three-year degree is not the necessary pathway to many careers.

When selecting a tertiary course and provider, there are several factors to consider. How long is the course? What qualification will you receive at the end of it? How is the course structured? What do you want out of it?

Once these questions have been considered, you should have an idea of whether you want to gain knowledge or expertise in a particular subject, gain a qualification or use the course as a pathway into a specific career. Of course, all three of these are possible!

After the stress of Year 12, the flexibility of online learning can be a welcome change for many. Being able to make your study fit with your lifestyle is a huge draw card. Many online courses can be completed with a maximum requirement of ten study hours a week meaning students can work whilst studying.

Online learning is especially suited to digital natives – those who have been around computers, and to some extent smart phones, since they were young. The teaching world is adapting to the way digital natives learn, especially with technology now so integrated into our lives.

In 2008, Robinson and Hullinger published a study that showed that students experienced higher levels of engagement, demonstrated higher levels of knowledge, real world application and critical thinking when higher education courses are offered in an online format. Online learning is on the rise, and could soon be the new norm.

eCampus NZ facilitates online learning for five major tertiary education providers in New Zealand. Qualifications are industry recognised and accepted by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).

Students are supported with personal advisors who closely follow you through your learning journey. Motivation and encouragement is always at hand. Course facilitators are dedicated to helping students achieve their study goals.

Get work ready the online way. Check out the range of cutting-edge courses available at eCampus NZ. You can register anytime that suits you.


The eCampus NZ learning platform is being closed on 29 February 2024, as part of the completion of the amalgamation into Open Polytechnic | Te Pūkenga. Therefore, access to courseware for ākonga (learners) will be available for three months post course completion or 29 February 2024, whichever happens first. If you have any questions, please contact eCampus NZ : [email protected] or call 0800 328 269.