Student Experience

Education is about more than the classroom.

A Kaplan qualification is more than just a piece of paper.

We know that learning doesn’t stop once you have completed your qualification, and we know that life doesn’t stop while you study. As a provider of lifelong education, Kaplan is dedicated to supporting you through every step of your journey—from enrolment to graduation, to your dream career and beyond.

Every single one of our courses and support services has been crafted to create the best student experience possible. We aim to help people unlock their talent and acquire the new skills they need to get ahead. From resume writing to industry networking events to flexible/online course delivery, we want to see you succeed on your own terms.

So, whether you’re looking to land your dream job, advance your career or simply build your skills, our helpful teams of course advisers, careers counsellors and trainers will be there to make your experience as positive as possible.

Success Stories

Clement, Diego and Mark

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Much to their delight, Kaplan Business School graduates Clement Lim, Diego Villalba and Mark Farkas were employed in the Assurance & Financial Sectors of the highly prestigious PwC. Our Careers Central team caught up with the graduates to see how they were enjoying their new roles.

“This is the best place to be! PwC underpins the beginning of a healthy career as they provide me with the knowledge and tools to move forward in my career.”
– Mark Farkas

All three agreed that, while it feels as if they have been thrown in at the deep end, the technical skills they gained at KBS have significantly helped them in their auditing roles. The experience working for PwC has been invaluable to building their career skills.

They love the fact that PwC provides a rewarding and fulfilling challenge and the fact that they get to work with like-minded people from all over the globe. Above all, they’ve found a home to put their KBS accounting and internal audit knowledge to good use.

“Once you start working for PwC you realize how valuable it is to have professional support.”
– Diego Villalba

The three of them showed nothing but positivity towards PwC’s level of professional support. They love the thorough guidelines, practical coaching and intuitive systems that are set up to help them quickly problem-solve any on-the-job issues that come up.

“To work for one of the Big Four companies is a huge honour, and I’m really proud to have achieved this.”
– Clement Kien

Clement, Mark and Diego have transformed their lives and are now living the dream of working for one of the Big Four! Well done guys!

David Villa

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Kaplan International English was chosen as the preferred English provider by one of the most famous and successful football players, David Villa.

David began his English language studies with Kaplan International Melbourne while he was playing for Melbourne team, Melbourne City. In his first match he scored an amazing goal, proving why he is such a well-loved football star.

David also showed a passion and motivation for studying English and improving his language skills, feeling instantly at ease with his teacher, Ian Picken. Ian is a huge football fan, who was excited to be given the chance to teach David.

I just got this from my friends in Melbourne! Good times at @kaplan_ES. More in NYC! #kaplanexperience
— David Villa (@Guaje7Villa)

Watch the full video here or see what else has been going on over at the Kaplan International Melbourne Facebook page.

Angela, Nupoor and Aleeya

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Three recent KBS graduates have gone on to secure full-time positions with Kaplan Professional!

Angela Pellitteri is now a Program Coordinator, with Nupoor Pandit and Aleeya Hamza (pictured) both joining the team as Business Service Coordinators.

According to members of the Careers Central team who had the pleasure of working closely with our new staff members throughout their time as students, all three are extremely diligent, professional and willing to learn… so of course we kept them on!

While Angela, Nupoor and Aleeya were surely destined for greatness, we have to acknowledge the important role that Careers Central played in their success—all three have expressed thanks for the support they received in terms of CV development, interview preparation and confidence building.

Careers Central provided me with all the resources that were required from submitting a resume till the first day at work. Various tips were given for improving my resume and cover letter, along with helpful guidelines for the interview day. All the potential jobs were shared with me regularly. It has always been a pleasure working with the helpful and cooperative Careers central team.
– Aleeya.

Keeping former students on as staff is an enormously rewarding experience for both parties. Having experienced what Kaplan has to offer, former students join the team with a solid understanding of what we do and how we can all work together to improve the student experience.

Spotting such great talent among the ranks of our students is not only a testament to how hard these three worked, but a testament to the quality offerings at Kaplan.

Daniel Jackson

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I wanted to look for a meaningful career where I could make a difference.

The day I decided to study financial planning I asked around and, out of all the courses, Kaplan seemed to be the best suited to my needs. As I live in the country, the ability to study via distance education was appealing. In addition, the staff were friendly and assistance has been a phone call or an email away. Now that I am in the industry, I am glad that I had gone through Kaplan as they are highly recommended from industry experts. I have continued with Kaplan to do my Advanced Diploma.

Because of my Kaplan study, I have been able to enter into a career that once upon a time would have seemed like nothing more than a foolish daydream—my circumstances did not permit me to study full-time and I could not commit to a regular study routine. Because of my Kaplan study, I have advanced much further in my industry than most who have more experience in the field.

My study with Kaplan gave me an opportunity to begin a future in a career that I am passionate about. Every day I assist in helping our clients achieve their financial goals. Because of my decision to study with Kaplan, I am one of those truly lucky enough to say that they love their job, and that every day is a good day.

I cannot thank Kaplan enough for giving me this opportunity to begin a new and exciting career. Because of my decision to study with Kaplan, I can now create a future for myself, and for my family, that once would have seemed impossible. Thank you, Kaplan.

Daniel Bofinger

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I selected Kaplan for its flexibility of study, and the industry input into the course.

Studying through Kaplan enables me to work full-time and maintain my studies at the same time. This is important to me because I want to excel in my career, which means both increasing my knowledge and skills, and being focused on my role. The involvement of professionals in the courses, particularly in assignments and feedback, means what I am learning is relevant and focused.

By studying my Diploma of Financial Planning, I gained a high-level understanding of many aspects of my company (a major bank) along with RG146 compliance. I now work as a financial planner, and have almost finished studying my Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning. The knowledge, skills and opportunities opened to me by Kaplan can’t be overstated.

I gained knowledge and experience, a broader understanding of my industry, and the qualifications I needed to move into the role I wanted. At the moment, it is also providing me with tools to become even more effective in my current role, while building me up for future roles.

Kaplan excels in flexibility… This meant I could work, study and live without having to make big sacrifices. I studied particularly on the train to and from work, and by arriving at work early to study.

Career Journeys

How do you prepare yourself for the future career market?

At Kaplan, we understand that the world is changing at a pace unlike we’ve ever seen before, and that it will only get faster. We’re aware that we haven’t even dreamt of the jobs of the future. And importantly, that education and training are at the core of ensuring that people maintain relevance in an innovative, competitive and fast-paced world and can progress through their careers while being prepared for the jobs of the future.

At Kaplan we’ve built a road to support you along your career journey and prepare you for your future. Wherever you are along your career journey, Kaplan can help you take the next step. As one of the largest educators in Australia, we recognise that all students are individuals, professional acumen isn’t found in the pages of a book but in developing practical, applicable skills and knowledge, and that networks, support and opportunity underpins career success. That’s why we put in so much emphasis on ensuring that our students have an exceptional learning experience.

We remain tightly connected to industry, uphold a robust and respected reputation and work alongside our partner universities to be leaders in the delivery of a new breed of education.

Hear what our alumni have to say about their career journey