Why Open Colleges


With more than 100 years of experience in distance learning, Open Colleges has the expertise in delivering education and training to individuals seeking to launch, change or accelerate their careers.

We recognise that many of our students have busy lifestyles and are time constrained. That’s why we do everything possible to ensure the utmost degree of flexibility for our learners. Students can enrol online 24/7, and there are no fixed schedules or start dates – students can begin their studies whenever they are ready.

Students can study wherever and whenever is convenient. All our courses are available online or via distance learning. Our courses enable students to progress at their own pace.

Many of our courses provide students with the opportunity to gain valuable ‘real world’ practical experience in industry through integrated Structured Workplace Learning.


We provide open access to education. Flexible entry requirements means that students are afforded every opportunity to study a course. We welcome students from a diverse range of backgrounds – all sharing a common aim of improving their lives through learning.

Student support is always available 24/7. Students are able to access the online campus – OpenSpace – at any time and fellow students and expert trainers and assessors are available to provide support and advice.

With Open Colleges there are no classes to attend and no schedules to keep. Our students are able to fit their studies around their busy work or family commitments. Our students have access to all their learning materials and support at all times.



Making the decision to study is a significant investment. We assist our students with making that investment more affordable with a range of flexible and interest free payment plans.

Students can choose a payment plan that suits their situation. They can also enrol online and pay through our secure online payment gateway, Edupay.


We understand that online learning can appear daunting and complex. With unparalleled experience in meeting the needs of adult learners, Open Colleges aims to take the complexity out of online learning.

We want our students to get the best out of their chosen field of study, which is why we provide our students with all the tools they need to be successful.