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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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The Brainpower Booster: Seven Powerful Strategies For Becoming Smarter

This audio edition will teach you to quickly learn, process, and remember all types of information. Read by the author.... Read more

  • LISTEN Audiobook
  • Duration: 1 hour 53 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Howard Stephen Berg

A Brilliant Idea Every 60 Seconds

In this audio edition, author Michael Kryton focuses an individual's creative lens and makes the process of generating ideas highl... Read more

  • LISTEN Audiobook
  • Duration: 6 hours 29 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Michael Kryton

The Tinkerers: The Amateurs, DIYers, and Inventors Who Make America Great

Through a lively retelling of recent history and captivating interviews with today?s most creative innovators, this book reveals h... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 3 hours 32 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Alec Foege

Verifying and Building on Creative Ideas

Covering a variety of techniques used to verify and build on creative ideas, this course outlines when to use research and when to... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 18 minutes
  • Level: Everyone

Your Creative Mind: Disrupt Your Thinking, Abandon Your Comfort Zone, and Develop Bold New Strategies

In Your Creative Mind, author Scott Cochrane wakes up dormant creativity so you can innovate purposefully. In this Summary, we dis... Read more

  • LISTEN Audio Summary
  • Duration: 22 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Scott Cochrane

Problem Solving: Finding Creative Solutions

The My Practical MBA Series provides the latest thinking as well as perennial techniques for a range of business challenges. This ... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 18 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: LID Editorial

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

In Blink, author Malcolm Gladwell aims to give us a better understanding of our intuitive, reflexive decision-making systems so th... Read more

  • LISTEN Book Summary
  • Duration: 05 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Malcolm Gladwell

The Innovation Handbook: How to Profit from Your Ideas, Intellectual Property and Market Knowledge, Third Edition

Designed as a practical guide to the effective management of ideas and knowledge, this book explores how individuals and companies... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 5 hours 10 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Adam Jolly (ed)

Steps to Creativity Series

Do you need to be more creative on the job? Do you want to take your creativity up a notch? Josh Linkner shares five steps for hon... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Level: Everyone

In the Shower with Picasso: Sparking Your Creativity and Imagination

In the Shower with Picasso presents a series of innovative success stories as a means to explore how imagination functions and the... Read more

  • LISTEN Audio Summary
  • Duration: 19 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Christian Stadil,Lene Tanggaard

The Feel Good Factory on Creative Thinking: Mind-Flexing, Brain-Storming, Juice-Flowing Ways to Discover Your Inner Genius

Featuring quizzes, helpful question and answer sections, and tips from creative geniuses such as Steve Jobs, Anita Roddick and Viv... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Infinite Ideas

Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind

This audio edition uncovers what we know about creativity, and what anyone can do to enhance this essential aspect of their lives ... Read more

  • LISTEN Audiobook
  • Duration: 6 hours 39 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Carolyn Gregoire,Scott Barry Kaufman

Consider: Harnessing the Power of Reflective Thinking in Your Organization

Consider examines how taking the time to really reflect on issues and conflicts in your organization can have substantive benefits... Read more

  • LISTEN Book Summary
  • Duration: 08 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Daniel Patrick Forrester

Creativity at Work: Supercharge Your Brain and Make Your Ideas Stick

With questionnaires and case studies from some of the most creative individuals, this thorough book helps professionals enhance th... Read more

  • READ eBook
  • Duration: 2 hours 44 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Ros Taylor

Brainstorming Series

If your brainstorming process lacks structure, you may be doing it wrong. The best ideas come from brainstorming sessions that hav... Read more

  • WATCH Video Course
  • Duration: 13 minutes
  • Level: Everyone

*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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