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Why Open Colleges is right for you

by Sarah MacDiarmid

Deciding to study online can bring hope, excitement and maybe a little trepidation. See why Open Colleges could be the right choice to allay your fears and help you take the next step to achieving your dreams.

If you spent January dreaming of the exciting adventures that the following year might bring and you’ve managed to settle on your goals for the year, it’s now time to consider how you are going to achieve them.

Whether you’re hoping to pursue a long-term passion, take the next step in your career or even change careers completely, Open Colleges could have the course you need to help you reach your potential.

Courses for the curious

Do you want to turn your passion for helping others into a career, explore your love of animals or learn how make an impact with words or the latest design trends? Wherever your enthusiasm lies, Open Colleges offers over 100 accredited and interest-based courses to increase your knowledge and turn your passion into a possible career path.

From busy mums to career changers and business executives to retirees, our students are as varied as the courses we offer and each one of them enjoys the benefits that come with flexible and affordable online learning.


Still need convincing?

We understand that the prospect of studying online can be pretty daunting and doubt can easily take over the desire to learn. Whatever it is that’s holding you back, Open Colleges can offer a solution. We’ve listed some of the concerns that may be playing on your mind below with an insight into how we approach these to ensure your Open Colleges experience will be a rewarding one.

How will I find the time?

As there are no assessment schedules or specific deadlines to stick to, you can easily fit studying online with Open Colleges around your personal and professional commitments. Start your course on any day of the year and work at your own pace to gain a recognised qualification.

Can I afford it?

Most of our courses offer the option to pay in full or in weekly, monthly or fortnightly instalments. Fit payments around your outgoings and begin following your dreams without breaking the bank.

What if I have lots of questions?

Studying at home doesn’t mean you’re completely on your own. Student support is at the heart of everything we do. You’ll be supported every step of the way – from your first enquiry with our Enrolment Consultants to direct contact with Trainers and Assessors and access to course resources and study tips through our online portal, Open Space.

You'll be fully supported with Open Colleges

You’ll be fully supported with Open Colleges

Is it worth it?

With Open Colleges you’ll receive a quality education. Choose from a course that’s recognised nationally by employers across Australia or learn more about a longstanding passion with one of our general interest courses.

Our partnership with several accredited institutions, lets you earn a qualification fully online – providing you with skills that can be immediately applied within the workplace or as a path to further study.

Be brave enough to listen to yourself

It takes a lot of courage to listen to your true desires, especially if you’ve kept them hidden while life’s commitments took over. Make now the time you listen to some of that great advice you offer others: follow your dreams, change your life. Study a course with Open Colleges and create the life you’ve always wanted – take the first step and enrol now.

Find a course that fits

From beauty and design to accounting and animal care – Open Colleges offers a range of accredited and interest-related courses to help you pursue your passion.

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