OpenLearning, the MOOC provider based out of Australia, has launched a new initiative called learn.com.au. With learn.com.au, students from around the world can take courses for free, and can pay to gain an Australian accredited qualification via OpenLearning partners.
Learn.com.au: Free to Learn. Pay to Certify.
The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) establishes the quality of Australian qualifications. These qualifications are divided into ten different levels. Learn.com.au currently offers two Level 4 or Certificate IV qualifications.
One qualification is on Leadership and Management and costs $1500, while the other is on Business and costs $1250. Each certification consists of 6–8 core courses and 4 electives. Like most MOOCs, the individual courses can be taken for free, and they cost around $125 each to certify.
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level 4 — Certificate IV criteria via AQF.
The learn.com.au courses will be created by IBSA (Innovation and Business Skills Australia). They’ll be certified by Hunter TAFE, which is one of the largest regional vocation, education, and training providers in Australia.
Dhawal is the CEO of Class Central, the most popular search engine and review site for online courses and MOOCs. He has completed over a dozen MOOCs and has written over 200 articles about the MOOC space, including contributions to TechCrunch, EdSurge, Quartz, and VentureBeat.