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Career Commitment T&C's
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.
The conditions of the commitment are:
The Commitment only applies to online courses offered by Open Colleges
The Commitment does not apply to face-to-face courses offered by the School of Health
It only applies to Australian domestic students.
The student must have successfully completed or graduated from their initial course within the maximum course duration
The commitment will only apply if the student has paid their course fees in full
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
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)
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.
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.
The offer is limited to one Commitment Course
The commitment is non-transferrable
The commitment is only valid for new enrolments after (July 3rd, 2017).
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.
Certificate IV in Business
Certificate IV in Business
This course will help you develop a wide range of business skills and give you tools in administration, communication, customer service finance, management and marketing.
Please note - This course is not currently offered by Open Colleges. Register your interest and get notified of any updates.
Become indispensable around the office with the nationally recognised BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business.
Throughout this course you'll learn how to conduct market research and support the marketing activities of a business.
You'll also polish up your presentation skills and develop valuable human resources experience to help turn you into business all-rounder. This course also includes important knowledge on delivering exceptional customer service.
The BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business is perfect for those who are looking for a recognised business qualification and want to get their foot in the door of a corporate career.
You will need to be at least 17 years old. If you are under 18 your application must be signed by a parent or guardian.
This course involves reading learning content and undertaking a range of written assessments and engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 12 level.
If you haven't successfully completed English at Year 12 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:
Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate III level or higher; or
3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication
Open Colleges recognises that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standard. See the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Considerations section for more information on tools, resources and support services provided to by Open Colleges.
You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing skills. Minimum specifications for your computer are:
Microsoft Office 2010 or equivalent
Broadband internet connection
2GB of RAM
CD-ROM or DVD drive
Adobe Reader XI or equivalent
Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher
Access to printer and associated software
Access to scanner and associated software
Digital imaging software
File compression software
Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (Windows 8 recommended)
1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)
Mac OS users:
Mac OSX v10.5 or higher (Mac OSX v10.6 recommended)
1 Ghz or faster processer (2GHz recommended)
You will need access to:
A digital video recording device and/or a digital camera and associated software to save and upload video, image and audio files to OpenSpace. Many mobile phones and smart phones include this technology.
Software to view online videos and images. Software such as Adobe Reader, Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer etc. are available as a free download from the internet.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy
Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies. You can access the Language, Literacy and Numeracy tool here.
Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements. Please download the course guide for current information about the course and its status.
Module 1: Marketing and Research
Promote products and services
Plan promotional activities
Coordinate promotional activities
Review and report promotional activities
Analyse and present research information
Gather and organise information
Research and analyse information
Module 2: Communication
Write complex documents
Prepare final text
Make a presentation
Prepare a presentation
Deliver a presentation
Review the presentation
Module 3: Administration and Workplace document
Coordinate business resources
Determine resource requirements
Acquire and allocate resources
Monitor and report on resource allocation and usage
Support the recruitment selection and induction of staff
Plan for recruitment
Plan for selection
Support selection process
Induct successful candidate
Module 4: Management and WHS
Lead a diverse workforce
Identify the dimensions of workforce diversity
Factor diversity into team plans and operations
Engage with a diverse workforce
Support and encourage diverse workforce members
Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures, and programs to meet legislative requirements
Provide information to the work team about WHS policies and procedures
Implement and monitor participation arrangements for managing WHS
Implement and monitor organisational procedures for providing WHS training
Implement and monitor organisational procedures and legal requirements for identifying hazards and assessing and controlling risks
Implement and monitor organisational procedures for maintaining WHS records for the team
Module 5: Finance and Customer service
Maintain financial records
Maintain daily financial records
Maintain general ledger
Monitor cash control
Coordinate implementation of customer service
Advise on customer service needs
Support implementation of customer service strategies
If you pay your course fees up-front in full, you’ll benefit from a discount. When you pay in full, we don’t have to spend extra money on administration for tasks such as payment plan processing. Instead, we get to pass this saving onto you in the form of a discount.
zipMoney Payment Plan
If you need a little more flexibility in your finances, and want to pay off your course fees over a longer period of time, we can assist by organising zipMoney to pay your course fees directly to us on your behalf, and you pay this loan back to ZipMoney over a period of agreed time with them. zipMoney provides you flexible options of selecting a 24, 36 or 48 months interest-free* payment plan (dependant on which course you are enrolling into) to suit your lifestyle, giving you more flexibility than ever before.
Pay for your course in weekly or fortnightly instalments. By paying in instalments, you can schedule your payments around your regular outgoings and get ahead without breaking the bank. Open Colleges payment plans are interest-free.
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