The real cost of an education

Here’s something interesting from Big Al’s training:

You might be talking to a prospect about starting their own business as a way for them to achieve their stated goals in life.

In Australia we spend a few years in Infant school, 6 years in Primary School, another 6 in public or private High Schooling and then 4 years if we go on to University or College (TAFE). That’s a total of 18 years with the last 10 at a substantial cost, depending on the school and course we choose.

Here’s the facts from the government website,

Education costs in Australia

The costs of studying in Australia depend on the institution and the level of study you choose.

There may be additional costs for your course, including course materials and access to institution facilities.

The list below gives you an indication of the range of course costs for different types of qualifications.

  • School – $7,800 to $30,000
  • English language studies – Around $300 per week depending on course length
  • Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma) – $4,000 to $22,000
  • Undergraduate Bachelor Degree – $15,000 to $33,000*
  • Postgraduate Masters Degree – $20,000 to $37,000*
  • Doctoral Degree – $14,000 to $37,000*

* Note: This does not include high value courses such as veterinary and medical. Please visit institution websites directly to see costs for these courses.

All costs are per year in Australian dollars.

So the financial commitment could be up to $180,000 for 6 years in a private school and another $120,000 for a Bachelor Degree course or $300,000 and 18 years to learn enough to go to work for someone else.

Not a single lesson on the real needs in life or on how to become successful. As Zig Ziglar said: “If they offered Wealth 1 and Wealth 2 in school, I’d have taken them both.”

That’s $300,000 and 18 years and you get a life sentence of hard labour as an employee for 45 years to retirement (if that happens).

Why not invest a few hundred dollars now and just 90 days of your time to see if we can start you in your own business and on the road to the success you can only dream about now?

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About Vic Cherikoff

My passion is for Australian wild foods and their outstanding nutritional value and flavors. One of my companies supplies chefs, manufacturers and foodies with wild food ingredients as we slowly develop a uniquely Australian cuisine based on these incredible foods. I also market and promote a natural antimicrobial (Herbal-Active) for food and cosmetic uses, a fruit and vegetable dipping solution called Fresher4Longer and which extends the shelf life of fresh produce (and a lot more). And I invented flavor-infused BBQ Skewers which are a great way to add delightful seasonings to anything you grill. Learn more at Another company of mine markets and promoters a nutritional beverage based on Australian wild foods. I am about to launch a crowd-funding proposal to take this product global so please subscribe at and I'll keep you updated. It will be the biggest thing for your ideal health around.
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