Education is good but only as good as if it lets you land good pay jobs or widens your network enough to permit you start your own business and succeed. Many students are eager to get into institutions and in their hurry fail to bother to think about what could happen at the end. While there are most schools that are authorized to operate, there are others that do not have such authorization. For a student, this means they may spend long nights burning the midnight candle only to find out their certificate is not accredited.
That is why as a student who is expected to become the leader of tomorrow, you should take time to make the right findings early in your school program before you regret four years down the line. Note that some people are only out to make money and will not care what happens to the student as long as they have made their money. Also there are those who are always hoping to get authorized but find they run for long periods without getting such approval. For those studying in Australia, they go through RTO compliance if they are not sure about the authorization for their school to operate.
ASQA is the Australian Skills Quality Assurance that aims to ensure that providers of vocational educational training have met the necessary standards that qualifies them to carry out the type of training they give out. Sometimes it will not only be for the schools, it can also help students determine if they are applying to the right schools. Normally only schools that have passed the ASQA audits should be in operation.
Check that they are authorize to teach you subject area
It is not because a school is authorized to operate that it automatically means it can teach any subject areas. Most schools are only authorized to offer certain courses. Unfortunately, some unscrupulous ones will be offering course that they are not authorized to offer. This can create problems for the students who may end with a certificate that is not recognized.
Check that you meet the entry criteria
Sometimes schools may be eager to get students and will tend to overlook entry criteria for certain skill area. While this may go past them at the beginning they may do midterm checks and this time it may be done by other groups of people who may not be that lenient. This can see a student being removed from class after they had already started the program. As a student, check carefully that you meet the entry criteria before registering with any of these schools.