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Online Education in Australia: Market Research Report

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Online Education Market Research Report | ANZSIC X0008 | Aug 2016

Gold star: Faster internet connections and a trend to upskill have supported industry growth

The Online Education market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Online Education industry has grown rapidly over the past five years. Technological advancements and faster internet have made the online education model a more viable option for learning. With more individuals and businesses recognising the benefits of online education, the use of online learning has soared.

A trend towards upskilling, which became apparent during the global financial crisis, has solidified with an increase in the national unemployment rate over the past five years. Higher unemployment has encouraged those out of work to retrain, and employees to upskill to protect themselves from redundancy. Online education provides greater flexibility and enables full-time workers to engage in further learning... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographic spread of the industry corresponds with the location of students who are enrolled in online courses. Students can participate in online education courses from anywhere in Australia, given that they have access to a computer with an internet connection. Online learning essentially removes geographical limits to service provision.

IBISWorld estimates that the geographic segmentation of the industry is based on population distribution and the proportion of households with internet access. Online education provided to students in New South Wales represents 33.6% of industry revenue, which is closely aligned to the state's share of the total population... purchase to read more


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What is the Online Education Industry?

The industry includes institutions that deliver online education to students. To be considered an online provider, over 80% of the course or unit content offered has to be delivered online. For example, students could be located off-campus for the duration of their enrolment and successfully complete a unit of study. Online education includes study at all levels of education.

Industry Products
Non-formal educationCertificates and diplomasUndergraduate and postgraduate coursesOnline tutoringSchool education
Industry Activities
Online course provision

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