July 10, 2024

Top 5 Online Programs to Accelerate Your Career After School (2024 Edition)

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Top 5 Online Programs to Accelerate Your Career After School (2024 Edition)

Congratulations, graduate! You've conquered the world of textbooks, exams, and late-night study sessions. Now, you're ready to take on the exciting - and sometimes overwhelming - world of your career.

Here's the thing: the traditional path of a four-year degree and years of climbing the corporate ladder isn't the only option anymore. 

In 2024, the online learning landscape is booming, offering innovative and flexible programs designed to fast-track your success.

But with so many options out there, how do you find the program that perfectly aligns with your goals and dreams? Don't worry, we've got you covered!

Here are the top 5 online programs for recent graduates like YOU:

  1. EntryLevel

EntryLevel offers intensive online bootcamps designed to equip you with the skills you need to land your dream job in tech. Master in-demand skills like UX/UI design, project management, data analysis, marketing, and more, all under the guidance of top mentors from leading companies. 

But EntryLevel goes beyond just teaching skills. You'll also tackle real-world scenarios, helping you develop practical strategies and build a standout portfolio that showcases your expertise and impresses potential employers.

EntryLevel prioritizes your schedule. Classes are pre-recorded, giving you the freedom to learn on your own time. The time commitment is estimated between 5-10 hours per week, making it perfect for busy individuals. Plus, the entire experience is virtual and asynchronous, allowing you to learn from anywhere in the world.

Cost: $199 AUD per program

Location: Online

Eligibility: Uni Students, First Time Job Seekers, Experienced Professionals

Program Dates: Each course has a deadline 6 weeks after the course started

Application Deadline: Enroll before 10 July, 2024

  1. The Community Collective

The Community Collective's 8-week Cohort program is your launchpad to building vibrant communities for businesses. This immersive online experience connects you with a passionate community of builders, operators, and founders – all on a mission to empower each other and create impactful communities.

Over eight weeks, you'll gain the comprehensive skills you need to succeed through a dynamic learning experience that includes educational workshops for developing actionable strategies, 1–1 coaching sessions to hone your public speaking skills and learn efficiency hacks, in-person dinners for building connections, cohort co-working sessions for fostering community, and a variety of other engaging activities.

Cost: $2,400 AUD 

Location: Online, In-Person events

Eligibility: Business Owners, Startup Founders, Community Leaders

Program Dates: Cohort #5 | 16 September – 8 November, 2024

Application Deadline: Check the program website for the latest deadline.

  1. HEX

HEX Digital Programs are 6-week online, project-based programs designed to bridge the digital skills gap by equipping you with the latest in innovation and entrepreneurship. Over 6 weeks, you'll complete HEX's award-winning online innovation course, taught by leading Australian innovators (like Atlassian). This comprehensive program covers problem and solution ideation, market and customer analysis, branding, prototyping, and pitching.

Are you a university student or recent graduate seeking to kick-start your career in entrepreneurship? The HEX Degree Accelerator is specifically designed for you.  This program not only provides you with in-demand skills for the innovation economy but also helps you build a strong portfolio through project-based learning.  Network with a supportive community of peers, gain invaluable insights from mentors at leading companies like Google, and earn formal academic credentials recognized by the University of Sydney.

Cost: $495 AUD (Normally $1,190 AUD. Offer ends 15 July 2024.)

Location: Online

Eligibility: Uni Students, Recent Graduates, Student Founders

Program Dates: July Intake | 22 July – 30 August, 2024

Application Deadline: Friday 12 July, 2024

Looking to take your career to the next level?  The HEX Career Accelerator empowers rising professionals and career changers with the tools they need to stand out from the crowd.  This interactive masterclass series guides you through a journey of self-reflection and upskilling.  Explore diverse career paths, develop a compelling personal proposition to showcase your strengths, connect with industry mentors and supportive peers, and earn formal academic credentials recognized by universities worldwide – all designed to elevate your professional profile and propel your career forward.

Cost: $595 AUD (Normally $990 AUD. Offer ends 15 July 2024.)

Location: Online

Eligibility: Early- to Mid-Career Professionals, Emerging Leaders, and Career Changers.

Program Dates: October Intake | 14 October - 22 November, 2024

Application Deadline: Monday 30 September, 2024


  1. Fuzzy HQ 

Fuzzy HQ empowers individuals worldwide to achieve career fulfillment by focusing on soft skills development. They offer short live cohort and on-demand theory modules covering essential skills like problem-solving, negotiation for leaders, and career navigation.

Fuzzy HQ's programs tick all the boxes for career-accelerating skills, benefiting individuals, teams, and leaders. Here's what sets them apart: Extensive Resources, Supportive Community, and Expert Guidance.

Cost: From $149 AUD

Location: Online

Eligibility: Startup Founders, Uni Students, Early- to Mid-Career Professionals

Program Dates: Vary depending on the program

Application Deadline: Check the program website for the latest deadline.

  1. Earlywork 

Earlywork is Australia's first tech sales school, and since 2022, they've empowered over 150 fellows to launch successful careers in tech sales. Whether you're a recent university graduate or a seasoned professional from a different field, Earlywork helps you discover if tech sales is the right fit for you.

Their program combines three weeks of live, practical workshops with a full-day sales apprenticeship, giving you a clear picture of the role. They also provide personalized 1:1 job search coaching every week until you land your dream tech sales role, and connect you directly with partner companies for even more opportunities.

Once you've secured your new position, Earlywork's 4-week cohort-based onboarding program, Earlywork Accelerator, equips you with the tools and knowledge you need to excel. Plus, you'll gain access to a supportive network of over 100 alumni through a dedicated Slack community, ensuring a smooth transition into your thriving tech sales career.

Cost: From $95 AUD

Location: Online, In-Person Event

Eligibility: Anyone who wants to be in tech/software sales

Program Dates:  Check the program website for the dates.

Application Deadline: Check the program website for the latest deadline.

Key takeaway? Your education doesn't end at graduation. These online programs offer a springboard to launch your dream career, empowering you to become a leader in your chosen field. So, explore your options and get ready to make your mark on the world!

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Ready to jumpstart your career? HEX Degree Accelerator and HEX Career Accelerator are currently offering a limited-time discount of 50% off. Apply before 15 July, 2024 to secure your spot and unlock your full potential.

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