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Open Colleges Career Commitment

Open Colleges Career Commitment

Here at Open Colleges, we live up to our name of being Australia’s leader in online education by always putting our students first. It’s our job to be fully committed to helping you reach your personal and professional goals.

Seriously, we’ve got your back.

The Open Colleges Career Commitment means you not only get access to a whole heap of career advice and resources throughout your course, but If you haven’t achieved the career outcome you hoped for 6 months after graduating, we’ll give you another course to ensure you get the extra skills you need to succeed.

Career Commitment FAQs

  • The way it works is pretty simple.

    When you enquired with Open Colleges, you would have told us what you wanted to achieve by studying the course. This could be to change careers or get a promotion, etc.

    Once you graduate, you’ll take your qualification and go out into the job market.

    If, 6 months after your graduation date, you have made considerable effort but still haven’t managed to reach the outcome that you specified when you enquired with us – and if you meet the other eligibility requirements – we’ll provide you with an additional course or module to give you the extra skills you need.

    Our Career Commitment also means that you’ll have access to a whole range of career advice and resources that could help you get closer to achieving your goals – both during your studies and beyond. See how to create a resume that will help you stand out and prepare for your next job interview on our Careers site.
  • The part of the Career Commitment that offers an additional course or module is only available to students who enrol on or after 3 July 2017. This is mainly because unfortunately, we did not have a system in place to collect information about your intended study outcome when you enrolled, so we would be unable to determine whether you had achieved that outcome after graduation or not. However, as part of our Career Commitment to all of our students, we do offer a whole range of career advice and resources that could help you get closer to achieving your goals. See how to create a resume that will help you stand out and prepare for your next job interview on our Careers site.

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/ Open Colleges Career Commitment

  1. This commitment enables Open Colleges students who do not achieve the objective specified during their enrolment (e.g. Enter the workforce, career change, promotion, learning new skills/hobby) within 6 months of completing their course, to receive a second Open Colleges course or module selected by Open Colleges of equal or lesser value for no additional course fee (the Commitment Course), in order to assist the student to gain additional training necessary to achieve their specified outcome.
  2. The conditions of the commitment are:
    1. The Commitment only applies to online courses offered by Open Colleges
    2. The Commitment does not apply to face-to-face courses offered by the School of Health
    3. It only applies to Australian domestic students.
    4. The student must have successfully completed or graduated from their initial course within the maximum course duration
    5. The commitment will only apply if the student has paid their course fees in full
    6. If course pre-requisites and/or eligibility criteria apply for the Commitment Course, the student must meet these conditions to be enrolled in the Commitment Course
    7. The commitment will only apply if the student has made reasonable efforts to achieve their specified objective during their course and within the 6 months’ post course completion. Open Colleges will assess and determine whether the student has made reasonable efforts based on evidence of effort provided by the student. Examples of this include:
      • Proof of job applications in an industry related to their course of study
      • Proof of applications within the same employer for promotion or other jobs related to their course of study
      • Students that enrol as a hobbyist will need to let us know what skills were not learned in their course (to help us close the skill gap)
    8. To accept the commitment, the student must contact Open Colleges within 6 months after the date which is 6 months after completion date of the initial course, after which the commitment expires.
    9. The commitment applies to any course of equal or lesser value. If the second course is more expensive the student will need to pay the difference in the course fees.
    10. The offer is limited to one Commitment Course
    11. The commitment is non-transferrable
    12. The commitment is only valid for new enrolments after (July 3rd, 2017).
    13. Open Colleges reserves the right to cease to offer the commitment at any time without notice, provided that the commitment will remain in place for any student enrolled prior to the commitment offer being cancelled.