Open Colleges is the new name for Cengage Education, and is Australia's oldest and most respected provider of Online and distance education courses. We deliver over 130 online and distance education courses, including an extensive range of nationally recognised Certificates and Diplomas.
Nationally accredited: This ensures your qualification is recognised by industry around Australia.
Start today! Open Colleges courses offer you ultimate flexibility. There is no need to attend classes at a campus or wait for an intake or start date. You can start your course whenever it suits you!
Study from home at your own pace: You can study from home at your own pace. You can a choose to receive your learning materials by mail or online.
Benefit from 100 years of history: Open Colleges has been delivering distance education to Australians for more than 100 years. Join over 700,000 Australians who have studied with Open Colleges. Unlike many other institutions, we are specialists in distance learning.
We help you to succeed: Open Colleges provides you with comprehensive support throughout your studies. From access to ‘OpenSpace’ — our online learning portal — to support from experienced tutors, we help you every step of the way.
Affordable fees: Open Colleges provides you with a range of different payment plan options. You can pay upfront and get a discount on your fees or you can choose to pay by instalment – including weekly, fortnightly and monthly options.
Articulation opportunities: Once you have completed this course, you may receive credit if you wish to pursue further education.
Enhance your knowledge of herbal medicine with a nationally recognised qualification designed to give you the foundations for a rewarding career.
Studied largely as an online course, the Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine HLT60107 is delivered by an award-winning, specialist partner of Open Colleges (formerly Cengage Education). It combines online lectures, downloadable classes, a work placement and other resources to give you an insight into 130 herbs as well as the skills required to operate a herbal dispensary.
Successful completion will give you a qualification that is recognised by the National Herbalist Association of Australia, one of the professional bodies whose members are able to access private health insurance rebates. Establish a career as a herbal medicine practitioner working for yourself or as part of an established practice, or use your qualification as an alternative pathway to degree studies.
Please note that, at the time of publication, live online classes are confirmed only for Intakes 1 and 3.
VET FEE-HELP is a loan that the Australian Government provides to eligible students to help pay part or all of their tuition fees for approved vocational education and training (VET) courses.
If you are eligible, you won 't need to pay for your course upfront. Instead, you can borrow up to the total tuition fee. The Australian Government pays the amount of the loan on your behalf and you start repaying through the tax system once your income reaches the minimum repayment threshold. For the 2011-12 income year, the threshold is $47,195.
Just about every Australian citizen is eligible for VET FEE-HELP. Only those who have reached their VET FEE-HELP lifetime limits are ineligible.
You can read more about VET FEE-HELP at www.deewr.gov.au/kills/programs/support/vetfeehelp/
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