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Private College Course Providers

A private college course is a great alternative to studying at university or TAFE. Career FAQs brings you a comprehensive range of courses from some of Australia's most well respected private colleges and institutes to help you compare your study options side-by-side. Many private colleges focus on a specific study area to deliver you highly specialised, industry-focused knowledge and training. So whether you're looking to launch your career in anything from graphic design to beauty therapy, undertaking a course at a private college could be the key to your success. You can even study online from the convenience of your own home! Take a look at each of our private college course providers in the list below to get started.

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Open Colleges

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Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.


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Upskilled is a leading Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that delivers innovative, effective and efficient vocational education, training and short courses for working professionals, job seekers and school leavers. As one of the largest RTOs in Australia, Upskilled partners with businesses and career-minded individuals to achieve amazing outcomes. Choose from over 100 qualifications across more than 20 disciplines and start chasing your dream career today. With Upskilled, you're qualifying for tomorrow!

Monarch Institute

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Monarch Institute specialises in providing innovative, engaging courses with a focus on practical application. Courses are designed by industry experts who use real-life case studies to illustrate abstract concepts and give students the skills to succeed in the real world. The institute regularly consults with accounting, bookkeeping, financial planning and business industry practitioners to ensure that course materials reflect industry needs. Whether you choose to study in the classroom or online, Monarch Institute will support your learning journey by helping you gain valuable industry insights to enhance your employability.

Campus locations:
Melbourne – Level 10, 10-16 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Sydney – 19-35 Martin Pl, Sydney NSW 2000
Brisbane – 71 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
Perth – 140 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000

Endeavour College of Natural Health

As specialists in the field of natural therapy and alternative health care, Endeavour College of Natural Health is committed to producing highly trained graduates who go on to become leaders in their respective fields of practice.

With a diverse spectrum of courses that range from university programs through to online short courses, and six campuses located across Australia, Endeavour College of Natural Health has grown to become the largest natural health college in the southern hemisphere. Backed by Study Group, a global leader education, students are assured every opportunity to reach their career goals. Endeavour College of Natural Health is a registered higher education provider with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA), offering TEQSA-accredited courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Campus locations
Adelaide – 88 Currie St, Adelaide SA 5000
Brisbane – Level 2, 269 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Gold Coast – 105 Scarborough St, Southport QLD 4215
Melbourne – Level 1, 368 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Perth – Lower Ground, 170 Wellington St, East Perth WA 6004
Sydney – Level 2, 815 - 825 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
Western Sydney – 10 Parkview Dr, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127

Foundation Education

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Foundation Education is one of the few Registered Training Organisations (RTO) in Australia who endeavours to deliver flexible online training solutions designed to fit their students’ lifestyles. Since 1999, they’ve been focused on providing excellence in Vocational Education and Training and building partnership networks that drive quality graduates across each industry, alongside their partner RTO, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT).

With more than 60 nationally recognised certificate and diploma level courses on offer, the Foundation Education difference means:

Flexible Online Study
Foundation Education’s courses are delivered online so you can study whenever and wherever suits you. This also gives you the flexibility to choose your course length – whether that be the full term of your course or as little as six months.

Dedicated Student Support
Foundation Education’s industry experienced Technical Advisors, Assessors and Support Officers will support you from enrolment through to graduation.

Industry Relevant Courses
Course material is developed in consultation with industry experts to equip you with the job-ready skills and up-to-date knowledge required to support your career goals.

Martin Higher Education

For 35 years Martin has been educating Australians. Martin Higher Education was borne out of this nationally respected brand. Martin Higher Education focuses on delivering hands on, career-focused degrees. A choice between on-campus and online study ensures there’s a learning model for everyone. Each qualification has been designed to cover foundation business topics before moving onto a specialist elective stream. Graduates will have a strong understanding of business drivers and principles to ensure they graduate job-ready. Thanks to an expansive network of industry partners, Martin Higher Education also offers students the opportunity to undertake a professional placement to supercharge their careers. Martin Higher Education is a registered higher education provider with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA), offering TEQSA-accredited courses at undergraduate level.

Campus locations
Sydney – 815-825 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Brisbane – 269 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Queensland 4006
Western Sydney – 10 Parkview Dr, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127

AIM Business School

AIM Business School offers an exclusive, tailor-made postgraduate business pathway program that builds towards an MBA. Each qualification is delivered with a unique blend of practical and theoretical elements, and with no exams to study for, students can focus on completing assessments that better reflect current industry practices. With the choice to study online or on campus, AIM Business School puts flexibility first, so you can maintain your work-life balance while building your future career.

Australian Institute of Management Education and Training Pty Limited (ABN 40 009 668 553); RTO code 0049 (AIMET); level 21, 580 George St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, an approved FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP provider. AIMET is a registered Higher Education Provider listed on the national register. AIMET uses the brand name AIM with permission from the Australian Institute of Management (ABN 56 004 525 017).

Australian Institute of Personal Trainers

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The Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT) are experts in wellness, nutrition and fitness, and equip their students with the best in online and face-to-face education. Established in 1999 alongside their partner Registered Training Organisation, Foundation Education, they have grown from a handful of campuses in Queensland to over 100 campuses and an extensive network of Mentors Australia-wide. When you study with AIPT you have access to:

Dedicated student support
Access to a dedicated team of Support Officers to make the transition into study as straightforward as possible.

Over 100 campus locations
With over 100 campuses nationwide, you can find AIPT in a location near you.

Flexible delivery options
AIPT caters to all learning styles and offers flexible study options to suit everyone’s schedules, with a focus on practical learning and hands-on experience.

Line Management Institute of Training

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Established in 1998, Line Management Institute of Training (LMIT) delivers targeted, nationally recognised qualifications that align closely with high priority industry areas, including business administration, human resources, project management, marketing, management and training. With over 8,000 graduates, courses are geared towards offering the optimal blend of flexibility, experience and positive employment outcomes. All LMIT trainers bring extensive experience within their field of specialty, ensuring students receive real-world industry insights and up-to-date training. LMIT is a member of the Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET).


Ducere has partnered with some of Australia’s leading education providers to offer online courses in business and management with a difference. Catering for those with an ambitious, entrepreneurial and innovative spirit, Ducere’s course offering has been developed in conjunction with some of the world’s most successful leaders. Learn from a Global Faculty comprised of presidents and prime ministers, Fortune 500 CEOs, Nobel Prize winners, scientists, academics and philanthropists, and gain real-world insight into what drives successful business. With all courses – from diploma-level right through to the unique MBA program – delivered entirely online and at your own pace, you can learn while you work.

Mentor Education

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Mentor Education is one of Australia’s leading RG146 compliance training providers for the financial services industry. By specialising exclusively in this field of training, Mentor is able to focus on delivering professional development courses of the highest quality. Thanks to their flexible delivery options, you can complete a nationally recognised qualification in financial planning entirely online, and without disrupting your career. Take advantage of Mentor Education’s long-standing industry reputation and commitment to ongoing professional development by enquiring about a course today.


As industry leaders in the field of marketing and advertising, the Association for Data-driven Marketing & Advertising – better known as ADMA – is Australia’s largest marketing body. In close consultation with industry professionals, ADMA has launched ADMA IQ, a suite of specialist courses designed to help marketers innovate and succeed in today’s rapidly changing digital landscape. The courses cover an impressive range of professional skills from data analysis and content strategy through to copywriting and account management. With both flexible online courses and face-to-face training options, ADMA IQ makes it easy to get industry qualified!

Australian School of Management

The Australian School of Management (ASM) is a private higher education provider renowned for its strong industry ties and commitment to ensuring positive graduate outcomes. As a part of the Careers Australia Group since 2015, ASM provides students with access to a world-class education, modern facilities and an extensive student support network.

Offering a boutique approach to learning, small class sizes mean students receive high-level contact with tutors for a personalised education. A strong focus on practical work experience, facilitated by ASM’s paid internship program for all bachelor’s degrees, means graduates are readied to become leaders, mentors and innovators.

Campus locations:
Perth – 1/641 Wellington St, Perth WA 6000, Australia
Melbourne – 196 Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Careers Australia

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As one of the largest private training institutes in Australia, Careers Australia prides itself on delivering up-to-date, dynamic vocational education, where the focus is you. With over 14,000 students to date, the results speak for themselves. Strong partnerships with a range of industry bodies and universities ensure you transition seamlessly through each stage of your learning journey, while state-of-the-art online technologies help you to achieve your goals faster. With flexible online courses across areas like business, management, healthcare and hospitality, you’re guaranteed a real-world education in an in-demand employment sector. Join the Careers Australia community today!

Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE)

The Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is one of Australia’s premier educational facilities for accredited courses in sport and fitness, sports education and dance. With its practical, hands-on approach to teaching and learning, ACPE provides students with a world-class education and is recognised by the Australian Institute of Sport and the New South Wales Institute of Sport as an Elite Athlete Friendly Institution. It also offers extensive student support through FEE-HELP, academic assistance and a Career Development Program. ACPE is a registered higher education provider with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA), offering TEQSA-accredited courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Campus locations
Sydney – 10 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
Brisbane – 269 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Integrated Care & Management Training (ICMT)

In partnership with one of Australia’s leading online education providers, Open Colleges, Integrated Care & Management Training (ICMT) provides high-quality flexible learning in the workplace, classroom, online and via distance education. Focusing on innovative training in the health, community services and business sectors, ICMT offers a range of specialised certificates, diplomas and preparation courses in areas including aged care, counselling, allied health, and training and assessment. All students receive access to experienced educators, quality learning materials and exceptional support services. ICMT is a provider of online courses for Open Colleges.

Animal Industries Resource Centre

Animal Industries Resource Centre (AIRC) provides a range of nationally recognised veterinary nurse and animal care courses, combining theoretical online components with practical assessments in leading veterinary facilities. As an industry leader, AIRC is committed to providing a well-rounded student experience through a personalised approach to all facets of learning. A combination of simulated learning environments and workplace assessment ensures that students graduate job-ready and prepared to work in a variety of animal care environments. AIRC is a provider of online courses for Open Colleges.

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