If you love working with people to help them to achieve optimal health, then there are many flexible ways to study for a quality course and potential career while learning at your own pace. Open Colleges has partnered with some of the best health specialists in the country to deliver these quality online courses.

Explore your passion for Allied Health in occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, speech pathology or nutrition with these accredited courses.

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Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics)

Course Duration: Maximum 24 months

Health workers, career-changers, those returning to the workforce and others with a passion for food and nutrition now have the opportunity to build a career and great prospects in their chosen field.

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy)

Course Duration: Maximum 24 months

Occupational Therapists provide an invaluable assistance to their clients by helping people live functional, comfortable lives.

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy)

Course Duration: Maximum 24 months

This comprehensive allied health qualification could see you working in a wide variety of roles, including as an assistant to a qualified physiotherapist.

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Speech Pathology)

Course Duration: Maximum 24 months

If job satisfaction, good prospects and a career in the allied health sector are high on your wish list, a career as a speech pathology assistant is well worth pursuing.

Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Community Rehabilitation)

Course Duration: Maximum 24 months
The satisfaction of helping to improve clients' quality of life is just one reason for allied health's popularity as a career.

Get your body and your fitness career moving! Studying for accredited fitness courses has never been more flexible. Online courses include work placements to help you gain those valuable on-the-job skills.

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Personal Trainer Pathway

Course Duration: Maximum 36 months

Get the skills and experience to become a personal trainer with this unique pathway program that combines two nationally recognised fitness qualifications.

Certificate III in Fitness

Course Duration: Maximum 18 months

This course is designed for people who are passionate about health and well-being, who want a career focusing on fitness while instructing others. Learn to conduct fitness appraisals, develop programs, use fitness equipment safely, and advise clients on fitness and nutrition matters.

Certificate IV in Fitness

Course Duration: Maximum 18 months

This Certificate covers fitness planning and programming, legal matters, client screening and motivation, program delivery and business planning. This course would be suitable if you aspire to work as a personal trainer, whether in an established organisation or in your own business.

Get the foundations you need to pursue a management or leadership role within the health industry.

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Diploma of Practice Management

Course Duration: Maximum 24 months

Get the skills and knowledge you need to effectively and efficiently manage a health or clinical practice with the Diploma of Practice Management.

The fitness and natural therapies industries continue to grow in Australia, with greater numbers of people turning to natural methods of keeping their bodies healthy.

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Certificate in Human Nutrition

Course Duration: Maximum 12 months

What we eat has a key impact on our health. Discover the various applications of human nutrition through this online professional certificate, including nutrition for sport and fitness, the role of a healthy diet, nutrition in children and pregnancy and nutrition for weight management.

Certificate in Massage Therapy

Course Duration: Maximum 18 months

Massage is widely used as both a remedial and restorative therapy.

Certificate in Aromatherapy Foundations

Course Duration: Maximum 18 months

Aromatherapy involves the use of aromatic essential oils for therapeutic and preventative purposes. It is a widely practised discipline within the sphere of alternative healthcare.

Introduction to Natural Therapies Certificate

Course Duration: Maximum 18 months

Open Colleges' Introduction to Natural Therapies Certificate is highly recommended for students seeking an overview of natural therapies practices, either for personal interest or prior to undertaking more specialised studies.

A career in the healthcare or dental industries can be hugely rewarding. Get the skills to move into or progress in these industries with these accredited, nationally recognised qualifications.

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Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 nursing) | SA and WA Campus Based Learning

Course Duration: Maximum 18 months

Prepare for a career as a professional nurse with the practical and in-demand Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 nursing).

Certificate III in Dental Assisting

Course Duration: Maximum 12 months

Prepare for a career in dental health with this nationally recognised qualification.

Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Course Duration: Maximum 18 months

A nationally accredited qualification that can set you on the path to a career as a nursing assistant or health care aide.

Certificate III in Health Services Assistance (Assistant in nursing work in acute care)

Course Duration: Maximum 18 months

A nationally accredited qualification that can set you on the path to a career as a nursing assistant or health care aide in an acute care environment.