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!

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


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Martin is a leading tertiary education institution offering a range of courses in events, business and management at certificate and diploma level. With over 35 years experience in the education sector, the college is focused on equipping students with the practical skills needed to enter the professional workforce. All Martin courses are accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority and meet the requirements of the VET Quality Framework.

Campus locations
Sydney – Level 1, 63 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Melbourne – Level 3, 30 Church Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Gold Coast – Level 5, 38 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
Brisbane – Level 4, 119 Charlotte Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000

Foundation Education

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With over 14 years in the industry, Foundation Education endeavours to deliver flexible and personalised training solutions. A student satisfaction rate of over 80% and an industry leading graduation rate of 65%, combined with state-of-the-art technology, expert trainers and ongoing support, make Foundation Education one of Australia’s leading RTOs. Specialising in business services, health services, training and education and fitness and recreation courses, Foundation Education is the perfect choice for anyone looking for quality vocational training.

Ivy College

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Established in 2009, Ivy College is a registered training organisation that is dedicated to helping professionals upskill and reskill through enriched and flexible study experiences. In partnership with other leading organisations, Ivy College delivers online training courses at diploma and advanced diploma level to help individuals rapidly gain specialist skills and expertise. With student support workshops, career coaching services and work placement opportunities, Ivy College is designed to help students pursue careers they’re passionate about.

Campus location
Sydney – Level 21, 580 George Street Sydney NSW 2000

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


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FIAFitnation is dedicated to empowering its students with outstanding fitness education at every stage of their career. With a suite of nationally recognised vocational education courses that cover everything from personal training and nutrition to remedial massage, FIAFitnation can help anyone get career fit. Thanks to a team of passionate tutors that includes physiotherapists, nutritionists and sports scientists; as well as strong industry ties with organisations like the NSW Institute of Sport and Sydney Academy of Sports, FIAFitnation graduates walk away with industry-focused training, and strong employment prospects.

Campus locations
Brisbane – 269 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Melbourne – Level 3, 368 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Sydney (CBD) – Level 3, 815 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Sydney (Homebush) – 8 Figtree Drive, 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 Applied Sciences

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The Australian Institute of Applied Sciences (AIAS) is a leading tertiary education provider specialising in vocational education. With a focus on career training, AIAS provides a broad range of courses in areas including natural medicine, beauty therapy, allied health and massage. AIAS offers its nationally recognised courses online/by correspondence so you can study at your own pace, where and when you want. If you prefer to learn on campus, you can do so at AIAS’s state-of-the-art campuses in Brisbane or Melbourne, or choose to study by a combination of on-campus and distance components. All AIAS courses are accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority and meet the requirements of the VET Quality Framework.

Campus locations
Brisbane – 337 Logan Rd, Greenslopes QLD 4120
Melbourne – Level 1, 30 Church Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Perth – 170 Wellington St, East Perth QA 6004
Adelaide – 88 Currie St, Adelaide SA 5000

Australian Institute of Personal Trainers

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Established in 1999, the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers (AIPT) is Australia’s leading provider of practical fitness education. By partnering with a number of gyms, AIPT connects students with hands-on learning in real gym environments, equipping them with the industry skills needed to succeed. Course materials can be delivered online and in conjunction with a mentoring program, so students receive the ultimate in both flexibility and guided learning.

With a network of over 100 campuses and 250 mentors nationwide, it’s no surprise that AIPT’s graduation rates are 14 times higher than most publically funded places, and 80 per cent of graduates go on to find employment after completing their qualification.

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.


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As one of Australia’s most industry-connected business schools, BSchool offers carefully curated courses for the aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders of tomorrow. By taking advice and insights from some of Australia’s most innovative and influential business minds, and packaging it into flexible online courses, BSchool is the perfect platform for ambitious people looking to make their start-up dreams come true. Combine this with live masterclasses, exclusive access to industry events, and lessons from CEOs and founders of some of Australia’s biggest brands, and you’ve got a formula for success.

Located at
Tenancy 1, Level 2, 6 Palmer Parade, Cremorne VIC 3121


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Tractor is design school reinvented. Emerging in response to the design industry’s digital evolution, Tractor’s aims are simple: to turn brilliant minds into creative heavyweights, and produce Australia’s most sought-after, industry-ready digital designers. Courses cover in-demand specialities such as UX, UI, mobile design and web design, and coursework is structured around same-day briefs to prepare students for real-world agency and studio environments. As one of the most connected design schools in Australia, Tractor’s community of founders, partners, advisers and mentors are some of Australia’s top design luminaries, giving students exclusive access to the industry’s leading minds.

Campus locations
Melbourne – 209 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Sydney – Level 2, 60-64 Reservoir St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Bairnsdale – 8 Pearson St, Bairnsdale VIC 3875
Launceston – Top floor, 22 Cameron St, Launceston TAS 7250
Hobart – Level 2, Brooke St Pier, Franklin Wharf, Hobart TAS 7000

Mercer School of Interior Design

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As a boutique interior design school, Mercer School of Interior Design is committed to educating the next generation of tastemakers and innovators. Founded and directed by interior design powerhouse Diane Bergeron, and guided by an advisory board of world-renowned industry leaders, Mercer’s bespoke approach to education and design means students are encouraged to develop their own signature aesthetic. Courses are delivered online and on campus, and cover interior styling, decoration and design as well as the art and business skills needed to thrive in this competitive industry. Mercer’s global philosophy on design also means its students have the opportunity to fly to New York and Los Angeles for field trips, enjoy behind-the-scenes tours of interior publications, and gain exclusive access to industry showrooms and international design heavyweights.

Campus location
Collingwood – 67/69 Cromwell St, Collingwood VIC 3066

CG Spectrum

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CG Spectrum is the brainchild of two animators who were fed up with poor quality demo reels, and wanted to provide students with personalised training from the very best the animation industry had to offer. Today, CG Spectrum has a 40-strong cohort of industry mentors who have worked on award-winning titles like Game of Thrones, Avatar, and Assassin’s Creed, meaning students gain a world-class education from the comfort of their own homes. CG Spectrum courses are delivered entirely online, and cover specialities such as game design, 3D animation and modelling, visual effects, concept design, and compositing and lighting. Studying with CG Spectrum means being a part of the most globally connected film and game school in Australia, and graduating studio-ready.

Beauty EDU

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As one of Australia’s most industry-connected beauty schools, Beauty EDU takes a fresh approach to beauty education, and is dedicated to training the next wave of talented beauty specialists. By swapping out traditional classrooms for living, breathing salons, giving students exclusive industry access to events like Melbourne Fashion Week, and setting up a campus in the heart of Eastland David Jones, Beauty EDU students are guaranteed to receive training that is innovative, enlightening and inspiring. Beauty EDU trainers are the industry’s best, and with a range of vocational courses and masterclass workshops on offer, Beauty EDU is here to help you give your career a makeover.

Campus locations
Melbourne – 494 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3003
Sydney – 704/28 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Gippsland – 8 Pearson Street, Bairnsdale VIC 3875
David Jones, Eastland


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

Conwal Institute

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Focused on providing interactive and engaging courses, Conwal Institute has a wealth of experience in the online learning space. With over 70 nationally recognised qualifications, Conwal students have access to an intuitive social learning platform, and hundreds of video courses. Partnering up with a number of universities, Conwal also offers their students the chance to progress to a university degree with up to 1.5 years’ credit.

William Blue College of Hospitality Management

For more than 20 years, William Blue College of Hospitality Management has been at the forefront of hospitality, event and tourism management education in Australia. With courses designed in consultation with industry professionals and a focus on practical industry training, William Blue has a proven track record of producing highly qualified and sought-after graduates with the skills to get ahead. William Blue is a provider of distance education courses for SEEK Learning.

Kaplan Professional

Kaplan Professional is a leading provider of education in financial services. Internationally renowned for delivering high-quality and up-to-date courses in applied finance, mortgage broking, financial planning and more, Kaplan offers a range of professional qualifications. Kaplan is a provider of distance education courses for SEEK Learning.


Australia's largest private TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Overseas Language) training company, ATA TESOL College offers a range of internationally recognised programs designed to give students the skills to teach English overseas. Courses are designed by experienced instructors and also encompass the process of finding a job overseas, with programs including a job placement guarantee. ATA TESOL College is a provider of distance education courses for SEEK Learning.

JMC Academy

As Australia’s leading education provider in the entertainment technology industry, JMC Academy boasts over 30 years of experience training students to work in the creative industries. Specialising in the fields of audio engineering, digital television and digital multimedia, JMC delivers nationally recognised and accredited courses design to help you succeed.

Builders Academy Australia

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Builders Academy Australia (BAA) is a Registered Training Organisation set up by builders, for builders. It specialises in delivering nationally recognised courses across a range of building specialties; from trades and construction management, through to interior design and work health and safety. As a division of Australia’s fourth-largest homebuilder, Simonds Group, BAA has an intimate understanding of the skills and experience required to succeed in the building and construction industry, and is dedicated to providing students with cutting-edge vocational training. A member of ACPET, BAA also adheres to a strict code of ethics, and delivers only the highest standard in education and training.

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.

CATC Design School

For 30 years, CATC has been at the forefront of design education. One of Australia’s largest private vocational design schools, with a wide range of courses in graphic design, interior design, multimedia, photography and more, CATC combines industry-recognised training with flexible study options. CATC is a provider of distance education courses for SEEK Learning.

Australian Computer Society

One of the largest computer societies in the world and the recognised association for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) professionals, the Australian Computer Society attracts members from all levels of the ICT industry. ACS is committed to advancing professional excellence in ICT and is recognised by business, industry, government and academia. It offers a wide range of courses to suit all ICT sub-disciplines. ACS is a provider of distance education courses for Open Universities Australia.

APM College of Business and Communication

APM places a strong emphasis on industry involvement to deliver practical business courses that offer students a distinct advantage upon graduation. APM offers recognition from industry for its courses in business, marketing, project management, event management and more. APM is a provider of distance education courses for SEEK Learning.

Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP)

ACAP is one of Australia’s leading online and distance education providers of psychology-related courses. With programs in psychology, counselling and community services, ACAP qualifications are highly regarded by business, community organisations and government, ACAP is a provider of distance education courses for SEEK Learning.

Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT)

One of the largest natural therapies colleges in the world, ACNT is renowned for providing high-quality and accredited natural therapies courses. With a strong focus on providing practical programs designed by industry leaders and trainers, ACNT offers highly regarded courses in naturopathy, homeopathy, nutritional medicine, aromatherapy and massage. ACNT is a provider of distance education courses for SEEK Learning.

Australian National College of Beauty (ANCB)

A highly recognised institution with an esteemed reputation in the industry, ANCB provides flexible and hands-on beauty training to prepare students for a career in the beauty industry. With courses that place an emphasis on practical training and work experience, ANCB students graduate highly skilled and job-ready. ANCB is a provider of distance education courses for SEEK Learning.

Churchill Education

Churchill Education provides an array of nationally recognised qualifications designed to engage with the needs of its students and their communities. Specialising in issuing Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Churchill Education also commits to accommodating student lifestyle needs by offering a hybrid-learning model incorporating online, on-campus and self-paced study elements. With the guidance of handpicked teaching staff, students are empowered to develop life-long, career-boosting skills in the community, business and education sectors. Churchill Education is a provider of online courses for Upskilled.

Campus location
Samford – 2 Cliff Salisbury Ct, Samford Village QLD 4520

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