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Everything could happen

Open Colleges has been helping Australians realise their potential for over 125 years, and we are now one of Australia's leaders in online education.

In the last decade alone, we have helped over 450,000 students gain the skills to launch, change or take the next step in their careers.

The reason we come to work every day

All of us at Open Colleges put the student at the centre of everything we do, whether that’s helping you find the right course, designing a new course, making improvements to our online campus or giving you the support you need to reach your goals.

Our students are the reason we come to work every day and we are so proud that we get to play a part in helping them to change their lives.

Meet our people
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    On average, Open Colleges graduates increased their income by almost $25,000.

  • Open Colleges graduates are more likely to have higher job satisfaction compared to graduates of other vocational education providers.

  • 81% of Open Colleges graduates gain employment after studying with us and their average salary is 10% higher than that of graduates from other vocational education providers.

  • More Open Colleges graduates secured a new job within 2 weeks of completing their course compared to graduates of other vocational training graduates.


Open Colleges has 45 Enrolment Consultants – it’s their job to help you find the right course to match your goals and level of experience.


There are over 80 Trainers and Assessors here at Open Colleges. They’re the ones to contact if you have a question about the course content or want some extra feedback.


There are over 30 dedicated Student Support Officers here, all ready and willing to help you succeed. They can help with everything, from how get started, to building a study schedule to help you progress.

A new way to study

OpenSpace is our online campus that allows you to conveniently study around your everyday life. This easy-to-use platform is where you’ll find everything you need to study.

On OpenSpace, modules are broken up into short, simple sessions, so even if you’re on the train or between appointments, you can log in and start learning.

Your online campus uses videos, podcasts, quizzes and simulated scenarios to make learning convenient and fun while building your career confidence.

Part of a world-class education group

Open Colleges is part of Vanta Education, Inc.

With over half a million current learners across eight countries, Vanta Education is one of the world’s largest education providers.

  • University of Phoenix

    One of the largest private, accredited universities in North America, offering more than 20 degree programs. Faculty members have worked in 728 of the Fortune 1,000 companies.

  • BPP University

    A leader in UK legal education, BPP University Law School was ranked in the top 5 universities for quality of teaching and educates professionals within 80% of all FTSE 100 companies.

  • FAEL

    FAEL serves approximately 35,000 students and offers blended undergraduate and graduate programs in Brazil, across business, education, and technology.


How did we get here?

We’ve been evolving to meet the needs of our learners for over 125 years.

Colliery Engineering School of Mines

Colliery Engineering School of Mines

International Correspondence School

International Correspondence School

ICS Australia

ICS Australia

Thomson Education

Thomson Education

Cengage Education

Cengage Education

Open Colleges

Joined Open Colleges Australia and become Open Colleges in 2011

Apollo Education Group

Joined Apollo Education Group

Apollo Education Group

Acquired by Apollo Education Group in 2015

Vanta Education

Apollo began operating as Vanta Education in 2018

If you have any questions, or want to find out more about Open Colleges, you can contact us online or over the phone.
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