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Business Skills and Productivity Library

Subscribe today to access 3,500+ digital assets designed to improve and develop your business skills and confidence

Library Overview

The Open Colleges Business Skills and Productivity Learning Library provides you with access to thousands of digital learning assets designed to help develop and improve your personal business skills and business acumen. Assets include Video short courses, eBooks, Audiobooks and Audio summaries. Rapidly grow your business knowledge by watching, reading or listening to over 4,000+ Business-related curated pieces of content. Available anytime, anywhere - via mobile app, computer or tablet.

A one-time payment provides you with unlimited access to the Business Skills and Productivity Library which will make you more productive, more future-focused and more confident in your abilities than ever before. Browse the assets and content included in this library below.

 

Why Subscribe to this Library?

  • Improve Your Business Acumen, Communication Skills, Management & Leadership, with trusted techniques aimed at helping you organise, communicate and inspire your teams and co-workers.
  • Learn best practices and gain theoretical exposure to Project Management, Budgeting and Building Business Cases.
  • Become the best version of your business self with productivity training such as how to best Manage Email, develop your Written Communication, Time Management, Work\Life Balance and other business-related skills such as Creative Thinking.
  • Gain access to an extensive digital library of instructional eBooks and reference points for all growing business professionals.

Learn Your Way - Watch, Read or Listen

Included in this Library

  • 230+ Video Courses
  • 2,900+ eBooks
  • 400+ Audiobooks
3,500+ Business Skills Assets*

The Open Colleges Business Skills and Productivity collection can be the perfect resource for a variety of executives or business owners looking to improve their knowledge base. This collection may appeal to a new manager looking to build their confidence and master business practices, or as an entry point for an executive looking to take a step up. Small business owners may also find this collection beneficial as it will help expand and grow their personal business skills to help take their business to the next level.

Whatever your position, if you’re looking to build business-specific skills at your pace, this collection is the perfect first step and digital reference library to help you along your career or business journey.

 

Where can this take me? (Career pathways)

Already studying a business qualification and want to consolidate your skills? The Business Skills Collection provides the perfect complement to your studies. Alternatively, this collection provides a great foundation for those looking to develop their careers, master management, or even take their own business to the next level.

Once you’ve taken this first step, you’ll be well poised to continue your journey with life-changing education courses such as:

Pay a one-time fee for access to a single Library featuring thousands of digital assets (Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks). Upon subscribing users are provided with a username and password which allow you to access our Learning Portal.

To start learning today, follow these simple steps

  1. Browse and select your preferred Open Colleges Learning Library which best suits your development area. Our range of Learning Libraries can be viewed here.
     
  2. Select the Subscribe button and you will be taken to the checkout process. Follow the simple steps which include; filling in your details, paying the one-off fee (via Mastercard or Visa), reading and agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
     
  3. When you finish the registration process, within minutes you will be emailed a receipt. You will also be emailed a username/password with instructions on how to access our Learning Portal.
     
  4.  Once in the Learning Portal your specific library content is available for viewing. Using the Library menu link or simply searching using a keyword is the best way to discover your new learning materials. We have created various articles with tips and tricks how to get the most out of your Learning Library.

    Additional FAQs can be viewed here.
  • What are Open Colleges Learning Libraries?

    Our Learning Libraries are essentially collections of learning assets (created by our partner Skillsoft) which you can utilise to improve your skill set and bridge knowledge gaps. When you subscribe to a library, based on your subscription you get either 6 or 12 months access to the assets within that specific library. Assets include short Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks which can be accessed via desktop and mobile devices.
  • What happens when my subscription ends?

    Most importantly we will not renewal your subscription automatically or without your consent. Coming up to the date of your expiry you will receive an email which details how to renew your library subscription for another year if you choose to. Rest assure you are in control and there is definitely NO AUTO RENEWAL as we do not store your credit card details.
  • Are there any tests or exams on the Video Course content?

    While there are no official exams or tests to our courses, there are multiple answer quizzes at the end of video courses which attempt to gauge a users understanding of the course content. We set 85% as the pass mark to be confident that a user has a good understanding of the topic. 
  • Can I call Open Colleges and buy a Learning Library subscription over the phone?

    Unfortunately we can not facilitate our Learning Libraries offline via the phone. If you have a question regarding our Learning Libraries please use the "Got Questions?" tab on this page. We aim to answer all your questions on the same business day. 
  • What are the minimum desktop and mobile requirements to view and use the Learning Libraries?

    What do I need? (Minimum Requirements)

    Our digital collection is ideally accessed with a fast broadband connection to enjoy a smooth learning experience. Assets can also be viewed over your mobile 4G connection with our iPhone or Android mobile application. 

    Skills Desktop Portal (Powered by Percipio) - Minimum requirements

    For all browsers, the minimum supported screen resolution is 1024x768.

    Operating systems and browsers

    Browser

    Windows 7SP1+

    Windows 8.1

    Windows 10

    MacOS 10.11+

    Internet Explorer IE11 IE11 IE11  
    Microsoft Edge     Edge v16+  
    Firefox v60.x v60.x+ v60.x+  
    Chrome v66+ v66+ v66+ v66+
    Safari       v10.1.x+

     

    Skills Mobile App (Powered by Percipio) - Minimum Requirements

    Devices, operating systems, and browsers

    Device

    iOS 10.x

    iOS 11.x

    Android 6.0+ (Marshmallow)

    iPhone 5+ YES YES  
    Smartphones     YES
    iPad 4th Gen+
    * Access via Percipio for Web. Mobile App is not supported.
    Mobile Chrome
    Mobile Safari
    Mobile Chrome
    Mobile Safari
     

    iPad Mini 2+

    * Access via Percipio for Web. Mobile App is not supported.

      Mobile Chrome
    Mobile Safari
     
  • Do all eBooks have a matching Audiobook counterpart?

    Please do not assume that if we offer a particular eBook within a Library that there is ALWAYS a corresponding Audiobook of the same title. Likewise with our Audiobook titles, please do not assume that there is an eBook version of the same title by default.

    While this may be the case in many instances, you should definitely confirm this by browsing for your specific title and desired format before purchasing.

  • Who is Skillsoft and who updates, creates and curates all the learning content?

    Skillsoft is an educational technology company that produces learning management system software and learning content in the form of multi-modal courses, videos and micro-learning modules. In Australia Skillsoft provides learning content for various major Australian corporations.

    In an Australian first, Open Colleges has partnered with Skillsoft to offer (Skillsoft based) learning content direct to the consumer via our Learning Libraries.

  • Will I receive a certificate or statement of attainment when I complete video courses found within Learning Libraries?

    Our Learning Libraries are not qualification-led. Instead, they are designed to offer speedy learning experiences that quickly build skills and bridge knowledge gaps. As such, you will not receive a qualification for completing the available video courses. If you’re interested in going on to study a recognised qualification, Open Colleges offer a wide range of nationally-recognised qualifications which can be browsed from our home page.
  • How do I access the Learning Library I purchased?

    Once you’ve purchased a library subscription, you’ll receive an email containing login information and simple instructions on how to get started and access your content within our portal. If you have not received an email please check your Spam or Junk folders within your email program to make sure it has not accidentally been filtered by your email program.
  • Will I get access to new courses and assets during my subscription?

    Absolutely. Our content teams are adding new Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks regularly to the various libraries. You can expect your library to grow over the 12 month period.
  • Why do some libraries cost more than others?

    Prices for our Learning Libraries are based on the breadth of content assets contained within each collection. As not all collections contain the same amount of content, we have priced them appropriately to offer the best value for money.
  • I notice some eBooks, Audiobooks and Video Courses are shared by multiple collections? Why is that? Which collection is right for me?

    Across all our skills collections there are approximately 18,000 unique assets (Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks). These assets can appear in multiple collections if they are applicable to other topics. For example, there are Leadership Video Courses included in the Business Skills & Productivity collection, which also appear again in the Leadership & Collaboration Collection. To choose the right collection, you should select the one that best matches your aspirations. For example the Leadership & Collaboration Collection would be ideal to purchase if you were specifically looking to hone your Leadership skills, yet if you are looking to build more general business skills, you could choose the Business Skills & Productivity collection.
  • Can I get support with courses and content when using my Library subscription?

    Although we have made every effort to make our Learning Portal as simple to use as possible, you can access support via the platform's menu after logging in. Here you can ask technical questions relating to navigating content or getting around the portal.

    Open Colleges does not offer support on the course content from a tutoring\knowledge perspective. Please feel free to direct any other questions to skills@opencolleges.edu.au .

  • What are the Terms and Conditions?

    You can find our Terms and Conditions here. These include an End User Agreement from Skillsoft our content provider, who license the content. Our Privacy Policy can also be viewed here as this details how we use and handle your personal information. Note: We do not store your credit card details.
  • Is my subscription refundable?

    Subscriptions are not refundable, subject to your rights under Australian Consumer Law. We encourage you to read our Terms and Conditions and to browse Library assets to make an informed decision regarding subscribing to a  Learning Library.

Enquiries

Got a question on our Learning Libraries? We aim to answer your questions same business day.

Library Overview

The Open Colleges Business Skills and Productivity Learning Library provides you with access to thousands of digital learning assets designed to help develop and improve your personal business skills and business acumen. Assets include Video short courses, eBooks, Audiobooks and Audio summaries. Rapidly grow your business knowledge by watching, reading or listening to over 4,000+ Business-related curated pieces of content. Available anytime, anywhere - via mobile app, computer or tablet.

A one-time payment provides you with unlimited access to the Business Skills and Productivity Library which will make you more productive, more future-focused and more confident in your abilities than ever before. Browse the assets and content included in this library below.

 

Why Subscribe to this Library?

  • Improve Your Business Acumen, Communication Skills, Management & Leadership, with trusted techniques aimed at helping you organise, communicate and inspire your teams and co-workers.
  • Learn best practices and gain theoretical exposure to Project Management, Budgeting and Building Business Cases.
  • Become the best version of your business self with productivity training such as how to best Manage Email, develop your Written Communication, Time Management, Work\Life Balance and other business-related skills such as Creative Thinking.
  • Gain access to an extensive digital library of instructional eBooks and reference points for all growing business professionals.

Learn Your Way - Watch, Read or Listen

How it works

Pay a one-time fee for access to a single Library featuring thousands of digital assets (Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks). Upon subscribing users are provided with a username and password which allow you to access our Learning Portal.

To start learning today, follow these simple steps

  1. Browse and select your preferred Open Colleges Learning Library which best suits your development area. Our range of Learning Libraries can be viewed here.
     
  2. Select the Subscribe button and you will be taken to the checkout process. Follow the simple steps which include; filling in your details, paying the one-off fee (via Mastercard or Visa), reading and agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
     
  3. When you finish the registration process, within minutes you will be emailed a receipt. You will also be emailed a username/password with instructions on how to access our Learning Portal.
     
  4.  Once in the Learning Portal your specific library content is available for viewing. Using the Library menu link or simply searching using a keyword is the best way to discover your new learning materials. We have created various articles with tips and tricks how to get the most out of your Learning Library.

    Additional FAQs can be viewed here.

Who's this for?

The Open Colleges Business Skills and Productivity collection can be the perfect resource for a variety of executives or business owners looking to improve their knowledge base. This collection may appeal to a new manager looking to build their confidence and master business practices, or as an entry point for an executive looking to take a step up. Small business owners may also find this collection beneficial as it will help expand and grow their personal business skills to help take their business to the next level.

Whatever your position, if you’re looking to build business-specific skills at your pace, this collection is the perfect first step and digital reference library to help you along your career or business journey.

 

Where can this take me? (Career pathways)

Already studying a business qualification and want to consolidate your skills? The Business Skills Collection provides the perfect complement to your studies. Alternatively, this collection provides a great foundation for those looking to develop their careers, master management, or even take their own business to the next level.

Once you’ve taken this first step, you’ll be well poised to continue your journey with life-changing education courses such as:

FAQs

Our Learning Libraries are essentially collections of learning assets (created by our partner Skillsoft) which you can utilise to improve your skill set and bridge knowledge gaps. When you subscribe to a library, based on your subscription you get either 6 or 12 months access to the assets within that specific library. Assets include short Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks which can be accessed via desktop and mobile devices.
Most importantly we will not renewal your subscription automatically or without your consent. Coming up to the date of your expiry you will receive an email which details how to renew your library subscription for another year if you choose to. Rest assure you are in control and there is definitely NO AUTO RENEWAL as we do not store your credit card details.
While there are no official exams or tests to our courses, there are multiple answer quizzes at the end of video courses which attempt to gauge a users understanding of the course content. We set 85% as the pass mark to be confident that a user has a good understanding of the topic. 
Unfortunately we can not facilitate our Learning Libraries offline via the phone. If you have a question regarding our Learning Libraries please use the "Got Questions?" tab on this page. We aim to answer all your questions on the same business day. 

What do I need? (Minimum Requirements)

Our digital collection is ideally accessed with a fast broadband connection to enjoy a smooth learning experience. Assets can also be viewed over your mobile 4G connection with our iPhone or Android mobile application. 

Skills Desktop Portal (Powered by Percipio) - Minimum requirements

For all browsers, the minimum supported screen resolution is 1024x768.

Operating systems and browsers

Browser

Windows 7SP1+

Windows 8.1

Windows 10

MacOS 10.11+

Internet Explorer IE11 IE11 IE11  
Microsoft Edge     Edge v16+  
Firefox v60.x v60.x+ v60.x+  
Chrome v66+ v66+ v66+ v66+
Safari       v10.1.x+

 

Skills Mobile App (Powered by Percipio) - Minimum Requirements

Devices, operating systems, and browsers

Device

iOS 10.x

iOS 11.x

Android 6.0+ (Marshmallow)

iPhone 5+ YES YES  
Smartphones     YES
iPad 4th Gen+
* Access via Percipio for Web. Mobile App is not supported.
Mobile Chrome
Mobile Safari
Mobile Chrome
Mobile Safari
 

iPad Mini 2+

* Access via Percipio for Web. Mobile App is not supported.

  Mobile Chrome
Mobile Safari
 

Please do not assume that if we offer a particular eBook within a Library that there is ALWAYS a corresponding Audiobook of the same title. Likewise with our Audiobook titles, please do not assume that there is an eBook version of the same title by default.

While this may be the case in many instances, you should definitely confirm this by browsing for your specific title and desired format before purchasing.

Skillsoft is an educational technology company that produces learning management system software and learning content in the form of multi-modal courses, videos and micro-learning modules. In Australia Skillsoft provides learning content for various major Australian corporations.

In an Australian first, Open Colleges has partnered with Skillsoft to offer (Skillsoft based) learning content direct to the consumer via our Learning Libraries.

Our Learning Libraries are not qualification-led. Instead, they are designed to offer speedy learning experiences that quickly build skills and bridge knowledge gaps. As such, you will not receive a qualification for completing the available video courses. If you’re interested in going on to study a recognised qualification, Open Colleges offer a wide range of nationally-recognised qualifications which can be browsed from our home page.
Once you’ve purchased a library subscription, you’ll receive an email containing login information and simple instructions on how to get started and access your content within our portal. If you have not received an email please check your Spam or Junk folders within your email program to make sure it has not accidentally been filtered by your email program.
Absolutely. Our content teams are adding new Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks regularly to the various libraries. You can expect your library to grow over the 12 month period.
Prices for our Learning Libraries are based on the breadth of content assets contained within each collection. As not all collections contain the same amount of content, we have priced them appropriately to offer the best value for money.
Across all our skills collections there are approximately 18,000 unique assets (Video Courses, eBooks and Audiobooks). These assets can appear in multiple collections if they are applicable to other topics. For example, there are Leadership Video Courses included in the Business Skills & Productivity collection, which also appear again in the Leadership & Collaboration Collection. To choose the right collection, you should select the one that best matches your aspirations. For example the Leadership & Collaboration Collection would be ideal to purchase if you were specifically looking to hone your Leadership skills, yet if you are looking to build more general business skills, you could choose the Business Skills & Productivity collection.

Although we have made every effort to make our Learning Portal as simple to use as possible, you can access support via the platform's menu after logging in. Here you can ask technical questions relating to navigating content or getting around the portal.

Open Colleges does not offer support on the course content from a tutoring\knowledge perspective. Please feel free to direct any other questions to skills@opencolleges.edu.au .

You can find our Terms and Conditions here. These include an End User Agreement from Skillsoft our content provider, who license the content. Our Privacy Policy can also be viewed here as this details how we use and handle your personal information. Note: We do not store your credit card details.
Subscriptions are not refundable, subject to your rights under Australian Consumer Law. We encourage you to read our Terms and Conditions and to browse Library assets to make an informed decision regarding subscribing to a  Learning Library.

Enquiries

Got a question on our Learning Libraries? We aim to answer your questions same business day.

Subscription Options

  • 12 months Best value $29.99 / mo Billed as one payment of $359.88
  • 6 months $39.99 / mo Billed as one payment of $239.94

Included in this Library

  • 230+ Video Courses
  • 2,900+ eBooks
  • 400+ Audiobooks
3,500+ Business Skills Assets*

Regular Asset Updates

Assurance content is current with the latest industry practices.

Mobile App

Access learning anytime, anywhere with our mobile application.

Test Your Knowledge

Video courses contain quizzes to evaluate your competency.

Browse the 3,500+ Business Skills Assets included in this library.*

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Using Strategic Thinking to Consider the Big Picture

This course provides guidance on how to make sense of contradictions, understand cause and effect, and big-picture thinking to con... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 22 minutes
  • Level: Everyone

A Field Guide for Organisation Development: Taking Theory into Practice

Offering a comprehensive resource to support the practice of Organization Development (OD), this book presents a contemporary, pra... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 5 hours 25 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Ed Griffin,Grahame Smith,Martin Saville,Mike Alsop

The Mind of the Strategist: The Art of Japanese Business

The Mind of the Strategist provides strategic business thinking methods first popularized by Japanese business culture. In this Su... Read more

  • LISTEN Audio Summary
  • Duration: 21 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Kenichi Ohmae

Big Think Strategy: How To Leverage Bold Ideas And Leave Small Thinking Behind

This audio edition reveals how to bring bold thinking into your business by sourcing big ideas and executing them creatively.... Read more

  • LISTEN Audiobook
  • Duration: 4 hours 32 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Bernd H. Schmitt

Red Team: How to Succeed by Thinking Like the Enemy

This audio edition will revolutionize the way organizations think about, exploit, compensate for, and correct their institutional ... Read more

  • LISTEN Audiobook
  • Duration: 11 hours 02 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Micah Zenko

Power Play: Game Changing Influence Strategies For Leaders

Showing you how to use influence to create the change you want as a leader, in your organization and in the world, this powerful a... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 2 hours 54 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Yamini Naidu

Company Analysis: Determining Strategic Capability

A strategic management text on how to appraise corporate strengths and weaknesses.... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 4 hours 14 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: David Hussey,Per Jenster

The Decision Book: 50 Models for Strategic Thinking

The Decision Book offers an easy-to-understand look at various models that not only simplify the decision-making process, but also... Read more

  • LISTEN Book Summary
  • Duration: 06 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Mikael Krogerus,Roman Tschäppeler

Thinking Strategically as a Manager

Explore the characteristics of strategic thinking. Develop your capacity for thinking strategically by being creative, prepared to... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 22 minutes
  • Level: Everyone

The Strategic CIO: Changing the Dynamics of the Business Enterprise

Featuring templates, best practices, and assessments, this book provides insight, success stories, and a step-by-step methodology ... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 8 hours 13 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Phil Weinzimer

The Three Rules: How Exceptional Companies Think

The Three Rules demonstrates the analytic discovery of a meta-principle you can apply to improve your odds of making the right cal... Read more

  • LISTEN Audio Summary
  • Duration: 11 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Michael E. Raynor,Mumtaz Ahmed

The Smart Swarm: How Understanding Flocks, Schools, And Colonies Can Make Us Better At Communicating, Decision Making, And Getting Things Done

This audio edition is an eye-opening look at small-scale phenomena with big implications for us all.... Read more

  • LISTEN Audiobook
  • Duration: 8 hours 42 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Peter Miller

Signals for Strategists: Sensing Emerging Trends in Business and Technology

For strategists who are so caught up in the daily pressures of business that they?re missing key signals of their future reality, ... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 1 hour 12 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: David Schatsky

Sun Tzu and the Art of Business: Six Strategic Principles for Managers, Revised Edition

By using modern examples from Google, Zappos, Amazon, Dyson, Aflac, Singapore Airlines, Best Buy, the NFL, Tata Motors, Starbucks,... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 4 hours 53 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Mark R. McNeilly

Growing Pains: Building Sustainably Successful Organizations, 5th Edition

Offering an insightful and practical toolkit for managing organizational growth, this definitive guide identifies the underlying f... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 9 hours 26 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Eric G. Flamholtz,Yvonne Randle

*Note - Assets are added and removed on a daily basis. The contents of your library may differ slightly to what is represented above. Usually your library will contain more assets than what is represented in the channels above.

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