June 30, 2019


Building and construction might be a hands-on industry, but with advancements in technology, online learning has become a genuine and invaluable resource. Sometimes getting access to the right educational resources can be tricky, especially when you live far away or your lifestyle doesn’t allow it. This is where online courses come in.

At CWBTS, we go one step further with online learning. Instead of a self-paced style of education, we’ve redesigned our online building courses into real-time virtual classroom settings. So, if you’re interested in the benefits of studying building courses online, here’s what you can look forward to.

1.You can learn from anywhere

When it comes to studying building and construction courses, we believe convenience is key. If you live in a rural or remote area of Australia, it’s not always possible to get to where you need to be when it comes to furthering your study. Online learning has bridged this gap, allowing more people access to an education they could previously never have gotten.

Wherever you are in Australia, all you need to study is a solid internet connection. This is one of the key benefits of studying building online. The flexibility to work from anywhere means you can create yourself a study space wherever suits you best; this might be a room in your home, a desk at the library or even a quiet corner in your local café.

It is important to remember that a study space should allow you to concentrate and complete your work on time, both essential parts of kick starting your new career, so try and keep that in mind when selecting an area to study.

2. Virtual classrooms are interactive

At CWBTS, we found that the self-paced style of online learning lacked an interactive edge. This is why we transformed our online courses into virtual classrooms. The virtual classroom feature allows students and trainers to interact in collaborative learning environments. With real time discussions, you can take quizzes and ask questions as if you were in a normal classroom learning environment.

For those interested in online learning, the virtual classroom is a fantastic way to keep you motivated and engaged. It also offers a platform to chat with classmates and encourage each other. This develops an essential online community of communal learning, where everyone is striving to meet the same learning objectives and outcomes. Just like on a  building site, you’ll get to make the most of your trainer’s years of hands on experience and cement your skills with hands on training.

3. Easy access

One of the main benefits of online learning is that everything is a mouse click away. No matter what time of day it is, you can always jump online to find the information you need. While all online classes with CWBTS are live, each session is recorded and stored online for students to re-watch later. This allows you to go over anything you might have missed, wrap your head around concepts you didn’t quite understand, or simply just build on your knowledge.

This format makes it easier to balance other areas of your life. When there are times you have commitments that interrupt your learning, it’s easy to access the material you need at a time that suits you best. This can make it easier to keep track of your social life, work schedule and family needs.

4. You’ll save money

In an online learning environment, there is no need to worry about managing transport, both the costs and convenience of getting to and from a class. There are also other financial benefits to keep in mind. When you think back to school and how much money was spent on stationary, books and other associated costs, it really does add up.

When studying an online course, you don’t need anything besides the right hardware and software to log in and complete your coursework. You’ll be surprised at how much money you can save by studying building and construction courses online. The traditional costs of using a classroom space and equipment simply don’t apply.

5. You’ve got options

There are so many careers in building and construction. Just because you can’t attend a physical classroom, doesn’t mean you should be denied the same access to the courses you’re interested in as everyone else. At CWBTS, we offer a number of virtual classroom courses, including:

Taking your next step

Not every student is suited to studying building courses online. But at CWBTS, we try to make the process as convenient, engaging and beneficial as possible. The best part? You’ll come out the other end with a nationally recognised qualification, as well as the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the construction industry.

Learning in online courses is a truly flexible option for those looking for the freedom to study from afar and take their career to the next level. So if you’re interested in one of our building courses online, get in touch today by visiting our website and we’ll walk you through the details.  

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