iPad 2 winner announced

Friday, February 24, 2012
apple ipad 2

Congratulations to Melissa Luyks of Bathurst, NSW, who produced the winning video in our InformED ‘study tips’ competition. Melissa, who is studying with Open Colleges for her Certificate III in Education Support, will receive an iPad 2 for her humorous video. Details of where to see Melissa’s video will be announced…

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News on the Ambassador program

Thursday, December 15, 2011

You will recall from our last newsletter that we had selected a small group of graduates to come to Sydney for a filming session, where they could share their personal insights and learning experiences with the broader Open Colleges community, as part of our Ambassadors program. We held the filming…

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A roundabout route to an IT career

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Marcus Raven loves cartooning. In fact, he initially enrolled in our Certificate in Freelance Cartooning & Illustrating before realising that his other passion, IT, was where he wanted to build a career. He reckons he can continue to perfect his cartooning in his leisure time. Now that Marcus has completed…

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Thanks to Steve Irwin

Thursday, December 15, 2011
Dog chasing a toy

???????As a kid, Ken Whitelaw’s hero was the late wildlife warrior Steve Irwin, and it was the famous Queenslander who inspired him to complete a Certificate in Animal Care with Open Colleges. “When I first checked out the course, I saw what it could lead to – in my case,…

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Nailing it! Nicole Jazowy’s online nail tech course with Open Colleges

Thursday, December 15, 2011
Nail Technician

Nicole Jazowy believes that she has found her work-life niche. After several years working in various jobs, including office work and a bakery, and having a baby daughter, she decided to enrol in the SIB20210 Certificate II in Nail Technology. “In doing this course, I have the opportunity to not only…

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A vocation fulfilled

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Nicky Kelly from Baldivis, WA, used to work in the microfilm industry but ever since she left school she has had a desire to work in childcare. It was only having her son, Zachary, however, that she made the move to pursue her vocation. “I work at the Horizons Early…

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Making travel plans: Sameera studies for a career in Tourism

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Making travel plans

Sameera Malik and her husband Mukhtar live in Bathurst just west of the Blue Mountains in NSW, and they love the country life. Since moving to Bathurst 10 years ago from Dubai, they have been raising a family and establishing their restaurant business. Sameera, who loves travel, decided that she…

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Challenges and opportunities

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Life coaching courses

Kylie Roebuck, from Orange in the central west of NSW, is a single mum with five children, so she knows something about life’s challenges. The hurdles faced by Kylie have been many and, intuitively, she has confronted the need for self-motivation by embarking on a mission to become a life…

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Meet our new ambassadors

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Libby Hamel

A couple of months ago we approached the Cengage Education community for help in selecting a small group of ‘ambassadors’ – students and graduates willing to help us communicate with their peers and those contemplating a new learning experience. After an intensive selection process, we have chosen the first five ambassadors who…

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Congratulations to the winner of our flexible learning competition

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
$100 Gift Card Winner!

You set us a tough challenge to pick a winner of our July competition, in which we asked you to tell us why flexible learning is important to you. We received a number of thought-provoking entries and would like to thank everyone who took the time to participate. There can only…

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