Your time is precious, we get that. When you study online with Open Colleges there are no strict schedules and no assessment due dates so you really can study around your life. You can also start your course any day of the year – we’re ready when you are.
Unlike other education providers, here at Open Colleges, there are no intake dates or start dates – you can enrol and start studying anytime you like.
You’re in charge – you’re free to study whenever and wherever you like but, don’t worry, we’ll always be there to keep you on track. Whilst there are no set study hours per week, we’ll give you some study guidelines and regular encouragement to help you succeed in your course.
One of the major benefits of studying online is that you can learn at your own pace. If you have the ability and time to finish your course earlier, you can, or you can choose to learn without any pressure over a longer timeframe. It’s completely up to you.
Just because you’ve chosen to study online doesn’t mean you’ll be left completely on your own. As you’re in control of your studies, it will take a whole load of self-discipline and there could be times when you struggle to stay motivated but there will always be somebody there to give you a helping hand.
When you enrol with Open Colleges, you join a whole community where you can get help with everything from managing your studies to specific questions about your course and staying motivated. Whatever questions you have, real people are available to help. With Open Colleges, you’ll have access to 3 kinds of support:
- Trainer Support – get the answers to questions about your course or assessments
- Student Support – call us to get all the administration information you need, including course help, how to get started and work placement support
- Learner Support – we can help you with essay planning, study tips and so much more
You can also contact other students studying the same course as you to discuss assessments and to help keep you motivated in your online campus – OpenSpace.
Money matters – and we know that the cost of studying online is a major factor to consider when making the decision to enrol in a course. We also know that you may be ready to study but might not be able to pay your full course fees upfront.
At Open Colleges, we believe education should be accessible to anyone that wants to learn, so we offer a range of payment options that mean getting qualified or following a passion doesn’t have to break the bank.
You can pay your course fees in full (and receive a bit of a discount for doing so) or through convenient weekly and fortnightly instalments that can be scheduled around your regular outgoings.
Open Colleges also offers zipMoney 24-month interest-free* payment plans. With this option you can pay for your course in regular instalments to suit your financial situation. Find out more about zipMoney.*Not available for every course. Terms and conditions apply.
When you study with Open Colleges, you’ll receive the same quality of education that you would get on a college campus. Most of our qualifications are nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework and we have partnered with accredited institutions, including TAFE, to offer relevant, up-to-date qualifications that give you the job-ready skills you need to succeed.
What is the Australian Qualifications Framework?
The AQF is the national policy for regulated qualifications in the Australian education and training system. The AQF provides the standards for Australian qualifications and provides assurance that courses and providers are approved by government. Therefore, students who graduate with AQF qualification are assured that their qualification is recognised across Australia and internationally.
Here at Open Colleges, we develop our courses in consultation with industry experts to ensure the skills and knowledge you gain are applicable and in-demand.¬ This means you not only complete your course with the career confidence to embrace new opportunities but also have a broader understanding of your industry of choice.
Open Colleges holds a long-term partnership with North Coast TAFE, one of the largest TAFE Institutes in Australia. This partnership allows us to offer you a selection of TAFE courses to enhance your future career prospects.
Gain a TAFE qualification whilst enjoying the full Open Colleges experience – you won’t be passed on to another institution and you’ll receive the benefits of our flexibility, affordable payment options and exceptional support structure.