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Careers in trades can be varied and exciting, with no two days the same. Explore our wide selection of courses ranging from Building and Construction to Beauty and Design.

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If you love working with your hands, keeping active, being creative and can’t imagine sitting behind a desk all day, why not consider a career in trades.  

At Open Colleges, we offer a range of nationally recognised online trades courses across the following specialist areas:

Not only are people skilled in trades in significant demand across the country, these types of careers can provide significant potential earning opportunities.

Whether you’re on a construction site, rearing livestock or landscaping a garden, you’ll love being out and about while taking in all the outdoors has to offer.  

Or, if the indoors is more your style, decorating the interior of a room or working in a peaceful environment like a salon could be just the perfect outlet for your creativity.

Build the skills you need to enter a new career, change careers, take the next step or get promoted. 

Best of all, you can study when it suits you and without taking any time off from your day job. 

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This course is the start of a new beginning for me. I’ve never studied anything before, so I am looking forward to one day having my own nail salon and having clients of my own.

I’d like my clients to be proud of wearing the nails I have done for them!

Kylie Kimlin - Certificate II in Nail Technology