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Professional Effectiveness Library

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Library Overview

Take control of your future and build a brighter career with our Professional Effectiveness Learning Library. This library provides you with access to thousands of digital learning assets designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge that enable professionals to both succeed and exceed in the workplace. 

The learning available in this library can boost your workplace performance and even help you develop leadership and organisational skills that could lead to a new role or promotion. From Communication Skills to Team Building, Collaboration and Management, this library presents a suite of Video Courses, Audiobooks and eBooks that allow you to learn at your own pace, anytime, anywhere - via mobile app, computer or tablet.

A one-time payment provides you with unlimited access to the Professional Effectiveness Learning 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?

  • Communicate more effectively by understanding Communication Essentials that include Conversation Transformation and Develop your Assertiveness. 
  • Develop yourself and others with channels that include Leadership Foundations, Managing & Developing People and Leading Teams.  
  • Improve business efficiency by building skills in Customer Relationships, Digital Transformation and Business Processes.   
  • Maximise your potential to become the best professional you can be with Time Management, Accountability and Goal Setting skills.

Learn Your Way - Watch, Read or Listen

Included in this Library

  • 180+ Video Courses
  • 1800+ eBooks
  • 420+ Audiobooks
  • 230+ Audio Summaries
2,620+ Professional Effectiveness Learning Assets*

The Open Colleges Professional Effectiveness Library is the perfect learning platform for employees or managers who want to focus on their own develop and truly achieve their potential. It’s a tool for those who aren’t content to sit still – for the self-developers, the go-getters and the high achievers. If you’re striving for something better in your professional life, this is the library for you.

This library is also perfect for those entering the workforce who may feel out of their depth and want to study a wide range of business-specific skills to grow into their role, gain confidence and exceed expectations.

Where can this take me? (Career pathways)

The Professional Effectiveness Library is an ideal accompaniment for those studying a business qualification, or for current students who expect to enter a corporate career. Covering a wide breadth of topics, this suite of self-development skills will also create a great foundation for going on to study more formal qualifications including:

Thanks to its anytime, anywhere availability, the Open Colleges Professional Effectiveness Library is the perfect way to build your own knowledge, establish new skills and unleash your true business potential.

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

Take control of your future and build a brighter career with our Professional Effectiveness Learning Library. This library provides you with access to thousands of digital learning assets designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge that enable professionals to both succeed and exceed in the workplace. 

The learning available in this library can boost your workplace performance and even help you develop leadership and organisational skills that could lead to a new role or promotion. From Communication Skills to Team Building, Collaboration and Management, this library presents a suite of Video Courses, Audiobooks and eBooks that allow you to learn at your own pace, anytime, anywhere - via mobile app, computer or tablet.

A one-time payment provides you with unlimited access to the Professional Effectiveness Learning 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?

  • Communicate more effectively by understanding Communication Essentials that include Conversation Transformation and Develop your Assertiveness. 
  • Develop yourself and others with channels that include Leadership Foundations, Managing & Developing People and Leading Teams.  
  • Improve business efficiency by building skills in Customer Relationships, Digital Transformation and Business Processes.   
  • Maximise your potential to become the best professional you can be with Time Management, Accountability and Goal Setting skills.

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 Professional Effectiveness Library is the perfect learning platform for employees or managers who want to focus on their own develop and truly achieve their potential. It’s a tool for those who aren’t content to sit still – for the self-developers, the go-getters and the high achievers. If you’re striving for something better in your professional life, this is the library for you.

This library is also perfect for those entering the workforce who may feel out of their depth and want to study a wide range of business-specific skills to grow into their role, gain confidence and exceed expectations.

Where can this take me? (Career pathways)

The Professional Effectiveness Library is an ideal accompaniment for those studying a business qualification, or for current students who expect to enter a corporate career. Covering a wide breadth of topics, this suite of self-development skills will also create a great foundation for going on to study more formal qualifications including:

Thanks to its anytime, anywhere availability, the Open Colleges Professional Effectiveness Library is the perfect way to build your own knowledge, establish new skills and unleash your true business potential.

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

  • 180+ Video Courses
  • 1800+ eBooks
  • 420+ Audiobooks
  • 230+ Audio Summaries
2,620+ Professional Effectiveness Learning 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 2,620+ Professional Effectiveness Learning Assets included in this library.*

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Conversation Transformation: Recognize and Overcome the 6 Most Destructive Communication Patterns

Conversation Transformation teaches you how to avoid the frustrations that arise from poor communication by renovating your entire... Read more

  • LISTEN Audio Summary
  • Duration: 19 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Amy Yeager,Anita Simon,Ben E. Benjamin

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition

Crucial Conversations shows how to effectively recognize and resolve politically and emotionally risky conversations. In this Summ... Read more

  • LISTEN Audio Summary
  • Duration: 16 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Al Switzler,Joseph Grenny,Kerry Patterson,Ron McMillan

Vocal Leadership: 7 Minutes a Day to Communication Mastery

Vocal Leadership will help you find the voice you need to communicate naturally, convincingly, and with the power of a true leader... Read more

  • LISTEN Audio Summary
  • Duration: 17 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Arthur Samuel Joseph

Speak Up, Show Up, and Stand Out: The 9 Communication Rules You Need to Succeed

Speak Up, Show Up, and Stand Out provides guidelines that will profoundly alter the way you think and communicate. In this Summary... Read more

  • LISTEN Audio Summary
  • Duration: 16 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Loretta Malandro

Communicate to Influence: How to Inspire Your Audience to Action

Unveiling the secrets of inspirational individuals, Communicate to Influence presents tools to train leaders and business executiv... Read more

  • LISTEN Audio Summary
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Ben Decker,Kelly Decker

Better Vocabulary in 30 Minutes a Day

Better Vocabulary in 30 Minutes a Day aims to pique your interest in the origin of words, what they mean, and how you can use them... Read more

  • LISTEN Audio Summary
  • Duration: 19 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Edie Schwager

Improve Your Global Business English

Improve Your Global Business English offers practical case studies and sample scenarios that will ensure you stand out from the cr... Read more

  • LISTEN Audio Summary
  • Duration: 16 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Fiona Talbot,Sudakshina Bhattacharjee

You Can't Lie to Me: The Revolutionary Program to Supercharge Your Inner Lie Detector and Get to the Truth

You Can't Lie to Me takes you on an open, poignant, and often humorous journey of self-discovery towards helping you hone your inn... Read more

  • LISTEN Audio Summary
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Janine Driver,Mariska van Aalst

Interpersonal Communication Skills in the Workplace, Second Edition

Interpersonal Communication Skills in the Workplace, Second Edition provides all the information you need for effective interperso... Read more

  • LISTEN Audio Summary
  • Duration: 20 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Jeffrey H. Davis,Perry McIntosh,Richard Luecke

The Real Business of IT: How CIOs Create and Communicate Value

Based on extensive research into practices used by successful CIOs all over the world, The Real Business of IT will help IT profes... Read more

  • LISTEN Audio Summary
  • Duration: 09 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: George Westerman,Richard Hunter

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect helps you to recognize the difference between merely communicating and really connecting with o... Read more

  • LISTEN Audio Summary
  • Duration: 09 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: John C. Maxwell

Improve Your Communication Skills, 3rd Edition

Improve Your Communication Skills offers a comprehensive overview of how you can dramatically develop your communication skills to... Read more

  • LISTEN Audio Summary
  • Duration: 19 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Alan Barker

The Art of Explanation: Making Your Ideas, Products, and Services Easier to Understand

Whether you?re striving to gain support for your ideas in the world of business or in everyday life, The Art of Explanation will g... Read more

  • LISTEN Audio Summary
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Lee LeFever

Narrative and Numbers: The Value of Stories in Business

Narrative and Numbers bridges the gap between stories and numbers through valuation, and reveals the strengths of each as well as ... Read more

  • LISTEN Audio Summary
  • Duration: 18 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Aswath Damodaran

The Communication Clinic: 99 Proven Cures for the Most Common Business Mistakes

The Communication Clinic provides a prescription for how to be a professional, effective communicator. In this Summary, we discuss... Read more

  • LISTEN Audio Summary
  • Duration: 22 minutes
  • Level: Everyone
  • Author: Barbara Pachter,Denise Cowie

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