What Our Students Say About CAL

  • 93%would recommend our courses
  • 97% believed their course offered value for money
  • 90% rated the coaching they received as excellent

College for Adult Learning Reviews and Success Stories

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Discover why 93% of students surveyed would recommend our courses to friends and coworkers.

Bernadette Killick
Bernadette K.
01:59 19 Dec 19
CAL's approach to their assessments is quite different to what I am use to; however, I have found it enjoyable and the information is memorable. Amazing customer service.
Lara Demirdjian
Lara D.
23:44 29 Aug 19
Whether you are wanting to learn something new or develop your skills for the workplace, I highly recommend College for Adult Learning! I recently completed my Double Diploma in Practice Management and Business Administration in 18 months while working full time. Working in a medical practice, this course allowed me to further develop my skills as a Practice Manager and implement several of the policies and procedures, as well as other business documents created throughout the course; the Risk Management Plan came in extra handy for accreditation! All of their coaches and staff are wonderful! They are very supportive and sincerely want you to succeed! Their student portal was easy to navigate through and the course content was well structured and thorough. Although their courses are designed to be flexible and allow you to study at your own pace, I highly recommend setting aside an hour or two everyday to stay motivated and keep the momentum going! Overall, this was a great and valuable experience! I especially wanted to extended a big big thank you to my coach Meagan! Your continuous support definitely helped me throughout my learning journey! Keep up the great work CAL!
Alex Nuttall
Alex N.
01:45 18 Jul 19
Well structured units with presentations well designed to help you remember. The whole team were amazing throughout the duration of my course. I felt I got very high quality service for a fraction of the price compared to other colleges.
Mark Mickan
Mark M.
01:20 16 Jul 19
Fully enjoyed the course. Some very helpful documents which will aid me in my role as a project manager. Would recommend the course to everyone thinking of completing it.
stephanie lazcano
stephanie L.
11:26 17 Jun 19
At CAL you can study at your own pace. You have multiple ways of learning, videos( with transcripts), activities, sessions with your coaches, etc. Personally I'm learning a lot and the best part is that I can do it on my own time. Thanks CAL and particularly thanks to my coach Meagan R, who is guiding me through my learning journey.
Cashay Lister
Cashay L.
04:35 14 Jun 19
College for Adult Learning is a great option of study for people working, busy parents or just very busy people in general. Their study options are flexible and the timing you are given is great. I completed my Double Diploma in Construction Management and Project Management in just over 18 months while working full time, fitting study time into afternoons and listening to the tutorials while driving. It was a bit of a squeeze but much easier to do than other study I have done. The staff are great and their coach and support staff are really great too. I wouldn't recommend this to someone who does not have time management skills. Although the course is flexible you still need to be able to assign at least an hour a day or every couple of days to get the work done. You are given 2 years to complete the course however you can easily extend if you need it. Great online portal, no face to face needed. 3 required 5 minutes coaching phone calls. I am really happy with the outcome for the price I paid (approx $3500 for double dip. on a payment plan of $50 a week). Thanks CAL!
Gail Kerr
Gail K.
05:40 06 Jun 19
I found my whole experience with CAL to be a positive one. It's been many years since I have been in a "school" environment, so it took some discipline to get through this course. I set myself a 2 hour minimum study period each day which took a fair bit of effort and focus, as I work full-time plus have a family to look after. It was hard initially, but after a couple of weeks, I found my rhythm and it was smooth sailing after that. I also didn't put any pressure on myself-if I had a bad day at work-I didn't touch any study as I found no joy when I hit the books in that frame of mind, and that made it hard work. So, I found giving study a miss for one or two days actually beneficial, and when I did go back, I was more involved and interested in my course than before. I have nothing but praise for the support I received from the whole team at CAL - from the admin staff to the tutors. They responded quickly and the coaching calls helped me to get to the next questions/units quickly. A big thank you to each of you for the part you played in helping me achieve a long-held goal. I highly recommend CAL to anybody who is looking to take on some study. The content is laid out well and easily followed. The exercises for each topic and the assessments went a long way in ensuring that the information absorbed was drilled home.
Ben Clark
Ben C.
04:03 05 Jun 19
CAL provided a great opportunity to learn at your own pace. I would highly recommend their Diploma of Project Management if you are new to the field and looking for an opportunity to learn as you do. The Diploma greatly supported the project I was working on at the time, running me through all the steps as I implemented them.
Brad Mellor
Brad M.
06:28 27 May 19
Payroll unit was very good. Is great if you enjoy working with numbers/money.
Carl Wicken
Carl W.
10:11 20 May 19
I have just completed a double diploma with CAL. I found all of the staff there very supportive indeed and did not experience any rudeness whatsoever. Unforeseen circumstances meant that i had to request an extension , CAL were very professional in their response and understanding. Studying online is not for everyone and can be difficult if you are returning back to study after a long period. However CAL are there to support you it just takes a little bit of time to get a response from your coach, but once you are speaking with them they clarify and help you with your course work. I would recommend sourcing a study group either students from CAL or somewhere else where you can bounce ideas off each other regarding the course. This will help you as you work through the self directed learning and complete your tasks and activities in the course.Thanks to all the team at CAL who helped me through my course and got me to the end.
Katy Challen
Katy C.
22:11 14 Apr 19
Excellent Student Support
Jason Murray
Jason M.
00:52 12 Apr 19
If your looking to online study CAL has great subjects and a fantastic support system. Highly recommend CAL, nothing but positive feedback for the CAL team. Thanks.
Tony Gilham
Tony G.
23:23 16 Mar 19
Having just completed the Human Resources Management Diploma course and previously completed the Human Resources Certificate IV with the College of Adult Learning, I would like to recommend most highly the course work, the support offered and the standard of assessment given by this organisation.The courses are substantial and complete, with feedback from the coaching staff whenever it is required to help you through all the topics you must know in order to start or advance your career in HR.My suggestion for anyone doing these courses is to take your time, and to also use the transcripts of the videos as a source of research as you do the activities and end of unit quiz.
Wayne Mulligan
Wayne M.
22:21 27 Feb 19
CAL adult learning is very professional and all CAL staff are extremely helpful and always on hand for course advice. I am very happy that my choice is CAL for my up-skilling.
Jason Murray
Jason M.
20:17 22 Feb 19
Just submitted my final unit for the diploma of PM, it has been quite a journey, nothing but great great support from the CAL team, will definitely looking at the next course after a short break in study. Highly recommended for anyone looking to study online. CAL are fantastic.
Sally Vague
Sally V.
01:29 20 Feb 19
Studying a Double Diploma with CAL. The Learning coaches and support staff are fantastic, responses are quick. The course is really relevant, no fluff. Would highly recommend.
Pen Angus
Pen A.
02:30 25 Jan 19
I am currently studying a double diploma with CAL and their systems, coaching and support have been exceptional. I highly recommend.
Belinda Rantino
Belinda R.
02:54 22 Jan 19
I really enjoy my studies at the college of Adult Learning, ( I am studying the double Diploma in Human Resources and Leadership Management)the trainers are helpful and very easy to talk to. It’s taken me a bit longer to complete than expected but I can go at my own pace and I now book regular coaching calls to keep me active in my studies. Over all, I’m really happy I choose this course and this college.
Sylvia Iskandar
Sylvia I.
22:32 20 Dec 18
I have officially finished my double diploma with CAL and I must say it was a great experience. The content was terrific and the staff/assessors were very prompt with their responses. I highly recommend if you enjoy online studying.
Ben Clark
Ben C.
02:52 12 Dec 18
Completing a diploma with CAL was a stress free experience. The tutorials and activities were easy to follow and assessment activities fair and challenging. If self motivated, studying online with CAL is a easy, informative and good experience.
asif ghodiwala
asif G.
14:25 02 Dec 18
Thank you CAL for providing an excellent online learning program .
T H
T H
23:55 22 Nov 18
The most supportive online learning service! If you're new, or returning to studies, they've got the resources to help you. The site navigation is simple and intuitive to use, and there are plenty of options on contacting help should you need it. Looking forward to completing my double diploma through them!
Girish Kakade
Girish K.
10:55 19 Nov 18
A very detailed and systematically designed course with excellent; helpful and friendly staff members.
Linc Sporne
Linc S.
02:15 19 Nov 18
I have just submitted Unit 10 and I must say it has been a tough course but feel I have put in what I wanted to get out of the course. I wanted to push myself so only asked for coaching advice a couple of times. Hard to juggle with kids and work but if you plan your time well it will work. Recommended course content and coaching were quick to respond. Thanks CAL
Jackie Sporne
Jackie S.
02:10 19 Nov 18
Great coaching availability and relevant documentation
Belal Pickering
Belal P.
09:26 14 Nov 18
I’m currently doing a double diploma of construction management and Project Management. All the coaches and staff at CAL have been very helpful and the studies have been great as they provide all the text books and study resources that I need to understand all processes and regulations involved in the field I am pursuing.
Todd Rogers
Todd R.
06:13 04 Nov 18
At the moment I don’t know what to think...... I got a bit behind and I didn’t receive any support or contact from coaches which I was promised when I was on the phone discussing the course and what CAL offer until after I wrote an reply email of one of your marketing emails. I’ve submitted an email with a question which was 5 days ago which hasn’t been answered about my assessment (within 48hours is stated on your website) I can’t arrange a call as my work can change on a daily basis and can’t guarantee I’m available which I made my coach and initial sales pitch person on the phone whom I talked to. And the live chat is NEVER available even though it’s within the days and times I’ve logged on. If this doesn’t improve I’ll leave the course and demand a refund as I’m not getting what service I’ve been promised, which I’ve been successful with other RTOs waiting Almost 4 weeks for return advice. I’m not asking for much but where else do you do to be noticed and someone to contact me? Social media is usually the go to. I need help and I’m not getting it.If you just open all modules I can keep going and the staff can get back to me when they can. It’s frustrating when I need this question answered before I answer some questions on the assessment task.
Rob Sharwood
Rob S.
10:26 29 Oct 18
Thank you CAL for the support and great delivery of the Diploma of Project Management. Running my own business while studying proved challenging, however the CAL team made the experience enjoyable, and offered great expert support throughout in achieving my goals. The introduction of the PM framework into my business has already proven beneficial, and allowed my business to be more competitive and structured in the current market place. Having the flexibility to study the Diploma of PM around my business needs and utilising my own projects as part of the course were a huge motivation for choosing CAL.
Bree Harvey
Bree H.
01:52 18 Oct 18
Amazing service, great portal and learning program. Exceptionally accommodating to my requests.
Timmy Eisel
Timmy E.
08:11 17 Oct 18
I recently completed the Double Diploma in Project Management | Leadership and Management. From my initial enquiry and dealings with Tristan who was super helpful, informative and supportive, through to starting the course with the help of Student engagement coach David who helped me every step of the way and checked in to see how I was getting on, The College for Adult Learning was a fantastic learning experience which exceeded my expectations. With each Unit completed the next would be unlocked straight away and marked within the times stated (generally in half the time). The feedback from the coaches was the best of all always super encouraging and supportive but also included much needed advice in areas that may require extra study or focus. Anything I was unsure of I simply booked a time that suited me for a coach to call me to discuss anything I was unsure about. I highly rate and recommend CAL and look forward to studying with them again in the near future! Thanks so much guys !!
Johnny Preston
Johnny P.
00:51 09 Oct 18
It's got the best support mechanism in place.Coach I have been using it calm her name is Meaghan.She's calm. I'm calm.
Katrina Shep
Katrina S.
06:42 05 Oct 18
Great support from Ingrid Hansson and Tristan Dear. The staff are amazing
Jason Angel
Jason A.
04:13 21 Sep 18
I was provided a really great 100% online study option, that was also very competitively priced.
Roberto Marama
Roberto M.
05:45 05 Dec 13
It is a good thing
Next Reviews
  • 93%

    of our students surveyed would recommend our courses

  • 97%

    of our students surveyed believed their course offered value for money

  • 90%

    of our students surveyed rated the coaching they received as excellent

Fiona – Double Diploma in Human Resources Management and Leadership and Management

“I enjoyed the fact that I could work through the entire course at my own pace, concentrating on one unit at a time. I really looked forward to the comments and feedback from my tutor at the completion of each unit, I found this very rewarding.”

CAREER CLOSE UPS

We are always immensely proud of the careers and outcomes our students and graduates set out to achieve. In an effort to share and celebrate these achievements, we have developed a few career closeup’s to showcase how these students have made a real difference in their lives through their qualification.

Adrian – Double Diploma of Project Management and Building and Construction (Management)

“I found my coach Michael was really helpful. He was able to help me through any difficulties I had with the course, helped me through the course know how and relate things back to real-world examples.
I’m still liaising with everyone I met through the course, we have a group on Facebook where we can keep in touch and we’re able to continue to network and discuss our careers as we progress.”

“The course that I took offered value for money as I learned a lot from the lecturer and am able to use the skills in my workplace”

“You can never really put true value to learning as it profits you for a lifetime”

“Excellent value for money, high quality education at minimal cost”

”I think that Vikki was the best thing about the course. She gave excellent feedback and was really helpful, especially in times where I wanted to give up”

“The support and backup ftom [sic] my mentor, Michael was fabulous and a big help in completing the course”

”Michael as learning coach was fantastic and made the whole learning experience come alive with his sharing of knowledge and experience”

Diploma of Human Resources Management

“After starting my own recruitment company, even with nine years of experience in the field, I could see that there was a gap in my knowledge. I chose to study a Diploma of Human Resources Management with the College for Adult Learning. It was actually really enjoyable which I did not expect! The tutorials had a fantastic flow and I found video learning to be easy. Having quizzes at end of each unit was a good idea and reminded me to pay attention.
I was determined to get the course done quickly and wanted the time flexibility to complete it at nights and weekends. The course work was relevant and manageable, a natural extension of what I was doing in my work already. CAL was very supportive and helpful with email and phone response. I believe they do whatever they can to help people through the course.”

Diploma of Project Management

After seven years at my organisation I could see that opportunities existed for me to widen my professional knowledge. As a high-level management position, my job is very demanding. The Diploma of Project Management has given me the tools I needed to meet both the day to day challenges and long term results required from my work.
The College for Adult Learning exceeded my expectations. I have a Diploma of Engineering and I have studied online with another provider before, which was unfortunately an unpleasant experience. CAL’s course was nicely structured and gave me exactly the knowledge I needed. The Learning Coaches were readily available for help and I was pleased with the self-organising environment. Doing the course at night around my fulltime job allowed me the flexibility I wanted and I finished it in a timeframe I was very happy about.”

Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)

“I studied the Diploma of Building and Construction (Management), doing approximately 6 hours of study per week. All the learning materials were engaging and the learning coaches offered their full support when you needed it.
Not only did this experience teach me the proper techniques and knowledge as promised, but it also taught me how to learn independently, how to stick with a problem and find ways of solving it, and perhaps most significantly, the experience taught me the skills that will enable me to continue to develop my Management skills beyond the electronic classroom.”

Diploma of Leadership and Management

“Back in 2015 I was searching for a course to broaden my qualification base. I completed a Diploma of Leadership & Management.
Vikki was the most supporting Learning Coach I could have asked for, she provided excellent feedback (both positive and constructive). The team in the College for Adult Learning Administration Office were efficient, prompt in responding to emails, friendly, supportive and encouraging!

I am grateful that I chose CAL to complete this course with. They pulled together my life experience as real world examples and helped me prove to myself I am still not too old to fulfil my potential in life!”

Statistics sourced from 2012, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Completed Student Surveys