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Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT)

One of the world's largest colleges of natural medicine and beauty therapy with a reputation for outstanding academic performance and high quality graduates.  Distance education students have access to ACNT's world class course facilities and support.  Training areas include natural medicine, manual therapies, sport and fitness, beauty therapy and spa therapy.                                                                      

Ph: (02) 9218 888   
F: (02) 9281 4411  E:
Location:  57 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010    

Australian Institute of Fitness

Established in 1979, the Institute has trained and graduated more fitness professionals than any other training college.  Training areas include fitness instructor, group fitness, aqua aerobics, Certificate III in Fitness, Fitness Instructor specialising in personal training and Certificate IV in Fitness.                                                               

Ph: (07) 5479 3356

Location:  Level 1 Sunshine Homemakers Centre, Maroochydore Road, Maroochydore Q. 4558    

Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors

Australia's largest and only national counselling education specialist with a highly renowned nationally recognised training program - Diploma of Professional Counselling.  Training areas include general and relationship counselling, abuse and grief and loss counselling, parenting and child development, career counselling and workplace counselling.   

Ph: 1800 359 565     F: (07) 5493 7466  
Location:  7 Mariner Place, Bokarina, Q 4575

Ph: (07) 3112 2000   
F: (07) 3257 7195
Postal Address: Locked Bag 15, Fortitude Valley  Q. 4006
Location:  47 Baxter Street, Fortitude Valley Q. 4006     

Open Colleges (formerly Cengage)

Providing a broad range of distance education options in areas such as Accounting, Business, Childcare, Humanities and Psychology.                                                                        

Ph: 1300 853 033 or (02) 9433 3655   
F: (02) 9433 3666   
Postal Address: Locked Bag 900, Artarmon NSW 1570
Location:  Level 1, 1 Waltham Street, Artarmon NSW 2064       

CMC Training at Work

Trading since 1997, this organisation is now recognised in several states as a leading provider of training and assessment services, providing nationally recongised qualifications in Queensland with a primary focus on training that is workplace based and flexibly delivered.  Training areas include children's services, out of school hours care, aged care work, business service, frontline management, training and assessment, first aid, CPR, asthma, anaphylaxis and food safety.                                                              

Ph: 1300 364 383   
F: 1300 364 382  E.
Location:  Head Office, 187 Langridge Street, Abbotsford Vic. 3067    

Ella Bache College of Skin and Beauty Therapy

Established in 1963 the College has built an excellent reputation for training Beauty Therapists, recognised world-wide for providing unsurpassed vocational qualifications in beauty therapy.  Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy is offered by distance study.                                                                       

Ph: 1300 856 166 or (02) 9432 5055  
F: (02) 9460 4180  E:
Postal Address: PO Box 1822, North Sydney  NSW  2059
Location:  Level 2, 77 Berry Street, North Sydney NSW 2060    

Open Learning TAFE (OLI)

Provides many options to progress your study. Your previous study, training, work experience or life experience may enable you to gain credit towards your course. Many courses also offer up to one year's credit towards a University degree.                                                               

Ph: 1800 657 387 or (07) 3259 4548   
F: (02) 9433 3666   
Postal Address: GPO Box 1326, South Brisbane Q. 4101 

Open Universities Australia

Provides a flexible way to study towards a University degree when you can't study on campus.  Open Universities Australia is owned by seven leading universities and is the countrys fastest growing online higher education service.  You can choose to study from over 100 subject areas and graduate with qualifications from 15 academic providers. There are no entry requirements to start studying with Open Universities Australia.                                                                    

Ph: 1300 36 36 52    F: (03) 8628 2955    E:
Postal Address: GPO Box 5387, Melbourne Vic. 3001


PS146 Training Australia

The leading private provider of financial services training, delivering a range of courses designed to qualify you to become financial planners or to help you move into specialist areas in the financial services industry.  Training areas include financial planning, financial advice, general insurance, personal insurance, superannuation, self-managed superannuation funds, investment, derivatives and foreign exchange.                                                                                                             

Ph: 1300 306 146 or (03) 8317 2900   E:
Location:  Level 2, 349 Collins Street, Melbourne  Vic. 2000  

U3A Online
U3A Online is a world-first virtual University offering short online courses and many other useful resources for older people, especially those who are geographically, physically or socially isolated. 

The variety of courses on offer is broad, ranging from Antarctica to Writing Family History.  For more info go to

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