Q. How long is the Diploma of Kinesiology with this college?
ANS. The Diploma is 2 years/four semesters.
Q. Can I do the course part time?
ANS. Yes, the course is 2 years (four full time semesters). This can be extended to a 3 year time frame. We generally suggest deferring alternate semesters so that you can complete each semester over an extended period.
Q. Can I do this course if I am working full time?
ANS. Most students who are studying at this college are working at least part time and many are working full time. Most of the training occurs on weekends (about every 3rd on average), which makes training accessible for most people. Supervised practice occurs 3 times a week, on Tuesday evenings, Thursday evenings and Friday mornings. Coming to one of these sessions per week is recommended.
Q. Do you teach the Diploma of Kinesiology online?
ANS. The units and course components that do not directly involve practical therapeutic skill development are supplied as correspondence training. However, all the components that involve hands-on skill development are done face to face for best results.
Q. Can I do the course when I live in a remote location?
ANS. Most definitely. We have designed the course so only the hands-on therapeutic skills are taught face to face. These are taught over weekends, two to three weeks apart, during the semester. When distance students attend these, they come early and do some supervised practice while they are near campus to keep up with practice and their assessments. This has been working very well and we have many students from far afield.
Q. What happens if I can’t make a training date, can I still do the course?
ANS. Yes of course. We video each lecture so you can watch the video and read the manuals in your own time. You can also practice the skills in the supervised practice. If you give us notice, you can also resit the course in the next semester at no charge.
Q. How much time outside of face-to-face training do I need to devote each week?
ANS. Six hours per week of study and practice is sufficient for most people to stay on top of study.
Q. How does the cost of the course compare to other colleges?
ANS. This college is the least expensive of all other colleges.
Q. Are there any hidden costs?
ANS. No. There are no other fees. All training, manuals and assessments are included in the one price.
Q. If I don’t pass an assessment is there any extra expense to re-sit the assessment?
ANS. There are no extra expenses to re-sit an assessment.
Q. Can I afford the course if I am on a low income?
ANS. Yes. Our payment Option 2 allows students to pay off the training at $440 per month, which equates to about $110 per week. This means it will take you longer to pay it off, but the monthly expense is lower. There is no loading or interest charges for this option.
Q. If I do the Short Course does it disadvantage me if I want to do the Diploma later?
ANS. No, not at all. The Short Course classes are the first four practical weekends of the Diploma. When you do the Short Course you can convert to the Diploma and use your attendance to carry forward into the Diploma. The cost of the Short Course will be taken off the cost of the Diploma, so there are no extra expenses.
Q. If I am studying Kinesiology at another college and I want to move, can I transfer across to this college?
ANS. Yes of course. We always try to accommodate transferring students and give them as much recognition for prior learning as possible.
Q. How come your course is so much cheaper than the other colleges?
ANS. We are a local business to Brisbane and we have created the course ourselves and teach it ourselves which means we dont have the same overheads with licencing as other colleges. We have also radically re-systemised how kinesiology is taught and assessed; this has allowed us to bring our cost down and increased the learning results for the student. Because of this we are able to deliver the course in 2 years rather than 3 meaning you can practice as a professional earlier.
Q. How come you dont do a one year qualification like the other colleges.
ANS. The one year training is a left over from Certificate 4, this qualification was axed by the government regulator in 2016. We ran the Cert 4 for many years but found that graduates with this qualification rarely succeeded as there wasn’t enough time to develop the required skills and knowledge to succeed in kinesiology. We have seen great success with our graduates who complete the two year Diploma.
Q. Do you offer an Advanced Diploma?
ANS. The accepted industry standard for Kinesiology is a Diploma, there are no professional advantages in exceeding this. We find that our graduates from the Diploma are very ready to build a business and practice at a very high professional standard. We offer many opportunities for post graduate studies and CPE training.