While there are no formal education entry requirements, Open Colleges suggests you should have completed schooling equivalent to Australian Year 10, OR have relevant industry experience OR relevant qualification
Minimum age of 16 years. If you are under 18 your application must be signed by a parent or guardian.
Learners will need access to a digital video recording device and/or a digital camera to save and upload video/photograph files to OpenSpace. Many mobile phone and smart phones include this technology.
Learners will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing skills. Minimum computer specifications are:
- Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent (Note: must contain database application 'Microsoft Access')
- Broadband Internet Connection
- 2GB of Ram
- CD-ROM or DVD drive
- Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
- You will also need access to a phone, printer, photocopier and scanner
- Adobe Flash Player 11 or higher
Specific requirements for Windows users:
- Microsoft Windows XP or higher (Windows 7 or higher is recommended)
- 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor (2GHz or faster recommended)
Specific requirements for Mac OS users:
- Mac OS X v 10.5 or higher (Mac OS X v 10.6 or higher is recommended)
- 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster Intel processor (2GHz or faster recommended)
You will need access to software to view online videos and images. Software such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer etc. are available as free downloads from the internet.
You will also need access to a digital video recording device and/or digital camera and associated software to save and upload video and image files to OpenSpace. Many mobile phones and smartphones include this technology.
English language requirements
This course requires you to read comprehensive learner workbooks, undertake a range of written assessments and engage in online discussion forums. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication.
As such, entry to the course requires English proficiency equivalent to Australian Year 10 level or 1 years of work experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication, or the completion of an approved English language test Examples of appropriate evidence are listed below:
IELTSOverall score of 5.5TOEFL530 (paper), 197 (computer) or 71 (internet)12 months in English-speaking employmentTestimonial, statutory declaration
Once you are enrolled in this course, you will receive access to the first Study Period, which contains the first set of units for the course. When you have successfully completed those units, you'll be given access to the next Study Period. Study Periods 1 to 10 have been released and are available. The subsequent Study Periods for this course will be available for release on the following dates:
- Study Period 11: May 2015