At Open Colleges, we offer flexible, affordable, online courses to help students upskill their way to a brighter future. You've made your course selection, and the anticipation of embarking on this new journey fills you with excitement. Follow this detailed guide to enrol online - whether you're a newcomer or advancing student. Enrol with Open Colleges today!
Elevate Learning with Open Colleges
Providing distance education for over 125 years, we maintain a legacy of staying ahead of the curve with technology and innovation.
We’re student-focused and driven to inspire. We believe that education is the key to unlocking opportunities.
We offer education to all Australians, wherever they are in life. They set the pace, the deadlines, and the device they learn from.
Our self-service online enrolment process is open all day, every day, to get you started sooner.
During enrolment, you have full control to select what you want to study, when you’d like to start, and how you’re going to pay. And in most cases, you can do it all online!
In just a few steps, and with plenty of support when you need it, you’ll be enrolled and ready to study online.
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Start Your Enrolment Adventure
Start Your Enrolment Adventure
It all starts with finding your course
Kickstart your course search by assessing your interests, strengths, and goals. Then, research available courses in your chosen field, exploring topics covered and potential career paths.
Choose your payment method
Here, you'll choose how to pay for the course: make a single full payment or opt for flexibility with weekly/fortnightly instalments, tailoring the payment to your financial comfort.
Register your details
Reserve your enrolment by entering your personal information. This step ensures that your spot is secured for the chosen course.
Your study journey begins here
What you're about to engage in marks the starting point of your educational adventure.
Frequently Asked Questions
When can I start the course?
Anytime you like! The majority of our courses are ready to be enrolled in right now.There's no need to wait for a certain date or a new semester to start – just enrol, login, and start learning. Courses offered by the Open Colleges School of Health, which are campus based, do have specific intake dates, so please check the course page for more information.
Are your courses nationally recognised?
Yes, they are! Open Colleges offers nationally recognised Certificates and Diplomas under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). This means that our Certificates and Diplomas meet specific national standards and have been developed in consultation with industry experts to provide the most workplace relevant training. Qualifications from Open Colleges also carry the same level of recognition as courses delivered on-campus in a classroom setting. So, when you study with OC, you can rest assured that you are receiving quality education.
Does Open Colleges offer Government Funding?
Some Open Colleges courses are approved for Austudy/Abstudy assistance, provided you are eligible to receive these payments. Our Enrolment Consultants will be able to give you further general information. Call them today on 1300 853 033. We also recommend you make enquiries with Centrelink about your specific circumstances.
What is the difference between Open Colleges and TAFE?
Technical and Further Education (TAFE) is a government-owned college system that provides education and official diplomas and certificates. They also tend to specialise in classroom delivery rather than online.Registered Training Organisations (RTO), on the other hand, (like Open Colleges) are private colleges that provide nationally recognised training services. One of the benefits of studying with OC, is that we don’t have set schedules like a TAFE. We offer nationally recognised online courses so you can study anywhere, anytime.
I am glad that I studied with Open Colleges and I really enjoyed the program. The program is well organized and simple to understand with friendly tutors and supervisors. It is also easy to access help when needed, which I think is great. The training has helped me so much in my field as a Dental assistant and I will recommend Open Colleges anytime I have the opportunity.
The course I did, springboarded me into University studies. I'm acquiring wonderful skills that are broadening my horizons in this technological era and for which my teachers at Open Colleges gave me the needed foundation with their helpful and encouraging feedback. For me, it was a fantastic start to my ambition to gain entry into tertiary studies and change careers. I fully recommend it
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