Functions Guide – Institution Search

User Guide on how to search for a Tertiary Institution

Most of you will want to study further towards that dream career. OZT has a list of tertiary institutions with whom you can communicate with.

BASIC USE:

Search for courses, and then decide to visit the website of the institution, or join their OZT Group (if they have registered). By joining the Group you can communicate with them directly, find information on their Group, or make friends with other students who might also be thinking of learning through the institution.

Search for a Tertiary Institution

You can find all of the tertiary institutions on the OZT DIRECTORY OF TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS.

  • You can go to the directory page by clicking on the related button located on each of the specific career pages, or by clicking directly on the INSTITUTIONS link in the top main menu.
  • For those on mobile devices, you can find the main menu by clicking on the top icon with the three horizontal stripes (called a hamburger).

You can search for institutions by accessing the FILTERS button, and then choosing the right filters to narrow down your search results:

FIRST FILTERS:

  • Enter a name of the institution, or
  • Choose a Category. The categories correspond with the ones used to group the careers. You can find the category your career belongs to by checking the info box at the top of the career page, or
  • Choose a location. Only city and country allowed as filters!

REVIEW:

You can also search for institutions according to the ratings given by members.

TAGS:

You can also search for institutions by selecting specific tags. The tags correspond to species or words associated with specific careers.

PRICE:

This filter will not be available now, so keep it blank.

GROUP LINK:

This is a very special filter, as it will help you find an institution who has actually joined OZT and has a Group page set up.

Card Layout

Each course will be assigned its own display card. The information on the card:

IMAGE:

The image of the institution or the specific course. You can vote for the course by clicking on the heart in the right corner. Popular courses will display a red POPULAR badge.

NAME OF THE COURSE:

The cards display the name of the course first, instead of the institution.

VOTES:

5 stars to show the average likes of the course.

LOCATION:

Institutions are grouped according to whether you can complete the course online, or have to attend classes in person (on site).

WEBSITE LINK:

Link to the specific page of the institution where the course can be found.

READ MORE:

Access the full details of the course, including physical location (city and country), and possible group link.

TAGS:

The tags of the course will show in the bottom left corner.

VIEWS:

The amount of times the course was viewed in READ MORE mode.

How do I register on the OZT Community?

Search for a Tertiary Institution

Bursaries

As some of you might be approaching the end of High School, the thought of further studies and the cost therefor will have come up. One of the ways to cover the costs would be to apply for a Bursary. They will range from being partial, where the bursary will cover some of the costs, or full, where the bursary can cover all costs involved.

The Bursary Table or List can be found in two different ways:

  • Through the Main Menu at the top of all Pages:

Menu -> Member Portal -> Bursaries

  • Via your Profile Page:

Resources -> Studies -> Financial Assistance

The Bursary Table page itself includes two sections, the main table or list with all the Bursaries information, and the button or link to CONTRIBUTE new information for other Members.

The Table has 5 columns, with the most important information you need to see the different Bursaries. You can find specific Bursaries in two ways:

  • Use the top SEARCH option, by entering a word you want to search for.
  • Or arrange a specific column to find the information you want, such as wanting to see all the Bursaries in a specific country. On clicking the arrows at the top of a column, it will arrange alphabetically.

Reward System

The Reward System was created to reward Members for participating in the Community. There are different kinds of Rewards, with 

Points

What are Points?

Points are the basic reward that members can earn to unlock other Rewards

How can they be earned?

Points are earned automatically by participating in the Community. As you interact, you earn.

Ranks

What are Ranks?

Ranks are allocated to Members for reaching Point based milestones. There are 10 Ranks within the Community.

How can they be earned?

Ranks are earned automatically as the Members earn more Points. Each following Rank needs more Points to earn.

Badges

What are Badges?

Badges are the visual rewards for doing specific tasks within the Community. There are close to 500 Badges, divided into 3 categories; General Badges, Group Badges, Admin Badges and Quests.

How can they be earned?

Each Badge has a list of specific tasks that need to be completed.

General: Lowest level of tasks

Group Badges: Earned for participating in the specific Group

Admin Badges: Earned by contributing to the information and administration of the Community

Quests: Higher level of tasks, earned by completing tasks within a Group, as well as those associated with the Group

Each of the Badge kind of Rewards has its own Page, where you can find a list of each Badge, and more details on it. As you earn Badges, they will also appear differently on these Pages, and can then also be shared on social media. 

You can find the principle Page discussing the Reward System in more detail. From there you can visit each of the Rewards separately:

Main Menu -> Member Portal -> Reward System