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Best Courses to Take in 2022

It’s 2022 and we’re slowly emerging into a post-lockdown world. But where does that leave your studies? You may have adjusted to the idea of studying and working remotely from the comfort of your own home, and could now be wondering what the best courses are to study remotely in 2022. 

Just because you’re spending more time at home doesn’t mean that you can’t pick up one or more skills and gain additional certifications. In fact, like many students, you may find the idea of taking online learning courses more appealing than trekking all the way to a campus or paying out loads on commuting costs. 

Better yet, online courses are designed to be easy to follow and are self-paced, meaning you can study at a speed that suits your own abilities and growing knowledge. 

And that note, let’s look at some of the best online courses you can take in 2022.

Online courses on photography

The photography industry has generated a whole lot of buzz lately. Though it is a relatively large industry, the personal excitement and satisfaction that comes with capturing stunning images means you can make your own mark within the wonderful world of photography. 

More importantly, taking a photography course can be an clever career step in 2022. Now that most marketing is done online, brands of all sizes are looking for photographers to capture striking and professional images for their own promotional materials and social media channels. In other words, the demand for photographers is only growing and can help you generate a steady income.

If you’re looking to start a photography business, you could take online short courses on Professional Photography. If you don’t already have a DSLR camera, then you are in luck, as all our courses have a camera included in the payment plan! This can be doubly beneficial, as you can then be confident that your camera is a suitable model to capture professional-grade images, setting you up with a key piece of equipment to kickstart this career.

Even if you don’t necessarily wish to work with other businesses, you can specialise in another area of the photography industry and begin to build a profile within your own niche. These additional areas include:

  • Wedding photography
  • Event photography
  • Landmark photography
  • Portrait or landscape photography

Dive into our online courses on Photography here and develop your skills from beginner to professional.

Courses related to animal care

Are you an animal fanatic? Do you absolutely love learning about our furry and scaly companions? Then taking online courses related to animal care may be for you. 

If there’s anything the pandemic has taught us, it’s that our pets and wildlife are incredibly important to us. As a result, the demand in animal care services has increased exceptionally, with services such as pet grooming and veterinary care rapidly rising in popularity.

Certainly, for anyone looking to secure a dependable position working with animals, one of the best online courses in animal care is Dog Grooming. This course can help you to master the basics of dog grooming (including brushing, clipping, bathing, and other grooming activities), setting you up for a career working in a pet salon or helping you to establish your own at-home doggy salon.

Equally, you may be more interested in working ‘behind the scenes’ in a role such as a zoologist or conservationist, which although a degree less hands-on can be just as rewarding.

Online courses on beauty

We all want to look and feel good in 2022, don’t we? Well, you can become a part of helping people all over New Zealand feeling their best selves by developing your skills with an online beauty course. The beauty industry is incredibly versatile, offering services from makeup to lash extensions to hair extensions to spray tanning and more. 

An online course on Facials is a great example. You can learn to give spa-grade facials and set up your own home business or even salon. One of the best parts of this online course is that the video tutorials walk you through these skills, step-by-step, not to mention that you’ll also receive a professional beauty kit to support your studies. Plus, with complete tutor support to answer any questions you may have along the way, you’ll be coached by true experts in this industry.

Want to develop your beauty repertoire even further? Then why not consider diving into another one of our beauty courses as well. With beauty services…the more you learn, the more you earn – after all!

Online Courses on agriculture and farming

New Zealand is showing an increased focus on healthy living, with a real emphasis on our diets too. Veganism is on the rise, and those who aren’t going vegan or vegetarian are at the very least trying to eat more organically grown or responsibly sourced foods…which is why studying a course in agriculture and farming can be incredibly useful in 2022!

Whether you’re completely new to this industry or already have a background in agriculture, taking an online course can help to formalise your knowledge and equip you with the expertise for employment in the developing agro-farming sector. 

A course on Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture is a fantastic course to study in 2022, giving you an advanced and specialised education in an area of agriculture and farming that is only set to grow. 

Sustainable Agriculture is essentially farming in a – you guessed it – sustainable and responsible manner, where food and other commodities are produced to meet economical needs without compromising future production. As the demand for organic products rises, organic farming and sustainability in agriculture have become vital. 

You’ll be a step ahead of the game, when you’re certified in premium agro-skills in this highly competitive industry!

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Lifestyle online courses

It goes without saying that everyone wants to have a better work-life balance, or pursue careers that are better suited to the way they want to live life – i.e. working from home or around your family responsibilities. That’s why working and studying within the lifestyle industry has become so popular in the recent years, as the pandemic has show us the benefits of flexible working. 

The lifestyle industry itself is varied and covers many different niches, such as nutrition, health and wellbeing, eco and adventure tourism, and also running a bed and breakfast business. But our top pick for a career that is only going to boom in demand in 2022? Wedding planning and event management.

Wedding Planning and Event Management is a course for anyone whose dream job is inviting joy and happiness into peoples’ lives, as well as planning, managing and executing larger-scale events. With many weddings delayed due to lockdowns, we are now seizing our opportunity to celebrate special occasions such as these, and an online course teaching you the skills to help facilitate these ceremonies can set you up for a lucrative career.

With our popular and comprehensive online course on wedding planning, you can develop your skills from mere entry-level to high-flyer status in this thriving industry. Can you hear the bells?

Administrative online courses

Over the past year, according to these statistics, many businesses have started and ended in New Zealand. One way to future-proof a business against folding? Having an extensive knowledge of how to run a business successfully, and even better administration skills. Whether you’re looking to build your own business or simply establish those all-important foundational technical skills, a small business, admin & reception online course can be invaluable. 

A great example is a course on Project Management and Leadership. When you’ve successfully studied and received a certificate of completion in a course such as this, you are then in a much better position to pursue a senior role within your industry and secure an increase income. Equally, it can help you to refine your interpersonal skills, making you a better and more effective leader.

Take your business knowledge and organisational abilities to the next level and become a true powerhouse in the world of business management and administration. It could be the one thing that transforms your career for years to come.

Online courses on landscaping and horticulture

Our outside and natural spaces have become so important to us during the pandemic, helping support our mental, emotional and physical health. So it’s no wonder that the popularity for landscaping and horticulture in Australia has only increased over these last few years. 

Indeed, the horticulture industry has grown dramatically, and it shows no signs of slowing down. In other words? This means that the grand year of 2022 may be an absolutely fantastic time to take an online course on horticulture.

If you’re unaware, horticulture is the cultivation of plants for both fruits and other herbal substances. This online course is ideal for anyone with a love for the great outdoors and is passionate about nature and plant life, especially if you are interested in potentially building a business within this industry or simply enhancing your knowledge to support your hobby. 

So, if you’re green-fingered and excited to secure a hands on career, horticulture may be the answer for you!

There you have it, our top recommendations for the best courses to take in 2022. This year presents a new world of opportunities, and our online courses offer you the ability to build a career in whatever industry inspires and excites you most. 

Whatever sector you wish to venture into, we’re confident that there is an online course for you. However, to support your search, you can look through our full catalogue of online learning courses here and take the first step in building the career of your dreams today!

Good luck.


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