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The Benefits of Dual Qualifications to Advance Your Career

If you are looking to fast track your career and formalise a broader range of skills, a dual qualification is the perfect option. The job market is becoming more and more competitive, regardless of whether you’re looking to advance your career or re-enter the workforce.  

One way to set yourself apart from the competition is to demonstrate your knowledge and training with a nationally recognised dual qualification. Not only does it show dedication to your field, but it can also prepare you for undertaking more challenging roles. 

Let’s take a closer look at how dual qualifications (or “double courses”) work and can benefit students.  

What are dual qualifications? 

Dual qualifications combine two separate but related certificates or diplomas into one comprehensive course.  These qualifications are nationally recognised and better equip graduates with a broader skill set and stronger addition to their resume. 

By focusing on two related study areas, the learnings can complement each other and lead to greater career outcomes. On top of this, if you undertake a dual qualification through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) you can formalise a greater scope of experience.  

What are the benefits? 

Double courses allow students to develop a range of skills and capabilities so they will be flexible, prepared for change, and adaptable in the current job market.  

Regardless of whether you undertake a dual qualification through RPL or study, there are many benefits, including: 

  1. Significant cost saving – By combining two qualifications into one, you will see a reduction in overall course fees. On top of this, all of our dual qualifications are available with payment plans, tailored to your financial needs. The exact fees will vary from course to course, so take a look at our course list here for more information.  
  1. Significant time savings – Dual qualifications allow you to achieve greater qualifications over a shorter time period. If you’re looking to fast track your career progression or transitioning into a new career, dual qualifications can get you there quicker.  
  1. Greater resume assets – When job searching, your resume can be a make or break for getting an interview or through the door. Having strong qualifications will open you up to better career options and give you an employment edge.  
  1. Address two knowledge areas – The skills and experiences we develop through our past work don’t necessarily fit into one qualification. Many people undertake two or more qualifications to cover their areas of interest and knowledge. A dual qualification conveniently addresses this and gives students a simple path to greater outcomes.  

Our Dual Qualifications 

OPEC College offers a range of dual qualifications, specifically designed to address common complementary courses. They include: 

BSB80120/BSB80320 Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning) & Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership

This dual qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply highly specialised knowledge and skills in the field of organisational learning and capability development, while also in a strategic leadership and management position. It can apply to leaders and managers in an organisation where learning is used to build organisational capability. Both of these areas benefit from a broad set of skills and competencies, and can directly contribute to each other.  

This qualification is an RPL only course. Find out more about RPL here.  

BSB50920/BSB50420 Diploma of Quality Auditing & Diploma of Leadership and Management

This dual qualification reflects the role of individuals who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base in quality auditing and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work or the work of an audit team. 

This qualification is available through both study and RPL.  

BSB50120/BSB50420 Diploma of Business & Diploma of Leadership and Management

This dual qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply knowledge, practical skills and experience in leadership and management across a range of business enterprise and industry contexts. These complementary courses can help graduates advance within the Business industry and take on more responsibility within a leadership or management role. 

This qualification is available through both study and RPL.  

If you have any questions about our course offerings or how dual qualifications work, get in touch with our friendly team by calling 1300 99 6732 or contact us here.  



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