Can I work full time and study?

IKON recognises that our students need to fit learning around their current lifestyle and committments. Where possible, the scheduling of all courses takes into account school and public holidays and also considers people currently in the work force. In many instances it is possible to work full time and study an IKON qualification however, you will need to be well organised and have some flexibility within your employment to attend training days.


How much time out of class time do I need to allow for additional study?

This depends both on the course you choose AND can also vary throughout the course.  We encourage you to allocate 1-2 days per week of home study. If you are concerned about the level of commitment required, we encourage you to discuss your specific circumstances with the relevant Education Support Officer.
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Why do some courses have a Placement requirement?

Placement is an exciting opportunity and gives students a chance to explore different sectors of their particular industry  and to validate their thoughts on where they would like to work once they have graduated.  During placement, students are given the opportunity to practice all that has been learnt throughout the course, in a protective and supportive environment (without being expected to know it all!).  The length of placement / number of placement hours varies by course to comply with the AQTF standards.


What are the Entry Requirements?

IKON student’s come from all walks of life but have in common a desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others through their work.

Diploma and Advanced Diploma level courses do not require pre-requisites and are open to anyone with a passion for supporting and empowering others, and a commitment to personal growth.

Graduate Diploma / Graduate Certificate Courses have specific pre-requisites and are subject to an interview.  Please click on the relevant course brochure for specific details.

In addition, all applicants must meet the minimum English literacy and language skills requirements for the specific qualification level and be a minimum of 18 years in age.
All applications are subject to an interview.


How can I pay my Tuition Fees?

Payment can be made up front or by instalments. Please contact IKON for more information.


Can I receive Recognition of Prior Learning?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process whereby knowledge and skills you already have may be recognised.   IKON values existing knowledge and experience irrespective of where or how they were acquired.  Applications for RPL must be submitted and assessed PRIOR to enrolling in the course.  Assessment includes evidence from a variety of available sources that could include receipt of parchments / transcripts, your resume, work references.

Costs are $200 per unit / module.

Contact IKON for further information or download the RPL kit for your qualification of choice here.


What will I receive upon successful completion of my qualification?

On successful completion of each qualification you will receive an official academic transcript, recognising the achievement of your nationally recognised qualification.
With a strong emphasis on evidence-based theory and practical techniques, IKON graduates will emerge job ready and can start applying for work in your chosen career.


What kind of work can I apply for?

IKON graduates can be found working in private practice, or in specialist roles within Aged Care, Hospitals, Schools, Community Services or General Health Services. The opportunities are endless.

Many of our graduates gain employment from their placement position.  Other graduates have been successful in gaining employment in job roles that have allowed them to utilise their specific skills within the role.  Examples of this include Program Coordinator or Case Manager.

We encourage all Graduates to apply for ‘Therapeutic Roles’ when they are intended to be part of a team.  This often means a shift in the roles within the team, which is welcomed by management if it broadens the skill base!


Do you offer Student Support?

We offer a variety of student support benefits including study skills workshops, student support staff, a dedicated placement officer and student counsellors, all with the aim of supporting you through the lifecycle of your learning journey.


Why aren’t your courses available online in their entirety?

Face to face delivery is an important part of receiving quality training when learning to help others. IKON’s specialised trainers will support you during your studies and expose you to a variety of therapy approaches and experiences to help you develop your full potential and feel confident and career- ready, upon completion of the course. You’ll be given the opportunity to practice your authentic face-to-face skills in an intimate and supported setting. We do not compromise our teaching methods and student outcomes by offering courses online in their entirety.