Our History

We know there are many online schools out there. But
no one has the rich Aussie history that we have at Open
Colleges. As Australia’s most experienced remote-
learning organisation, we’ve been providing life-changing
distance education taught by industry experts for over
100 years.

100 Years on and still thriving

As Australia's first distance education provider, we've always moved with the times.

When we first registered as an Aussie company in 1921, we sent our students their workbooks and assignments in the mail, and they posted them off to gain their qualifications. We’ve come a long way since then!
Where many others have fallen away, we have changed and adapted with the times, to ensure we stay relevant and up to date in Australia’s ever changing job landscape.

Who We Are Now

We've been here for over 100 years, and we will be here for you tomorrow and beyond.

OC is the leading distance education provider in Australia with the longest and most established history. It’s now 2024, and we are still adapting to our students' needs. This year, we introduced our new custom-designed learning platform, OpenSpace, making study even more accessible for our students.
We've taken a pledge to remain student-centred, but don't just take our word for it - meet our dedicated team at OC, who are cheering you on as you achieve your career goals.