Online and Distance Learning



 
Explore our wide range of online courses and study in your own time from wherever and whenever you have Internet access.

  • Courses run monthly and include six weeks of instructor led tuition. 
  • An Award of Completion is issued when you reach a passing score. 
  • Online study is a cost effective and convenient way to learn new skills for work or play. 

View our catalogue of online general interest courses here 

See below for online vocational courses. 

Featured Courses

31-Dec-2018  

BSBCMM301B Process Customer Complaints (Online Course)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: N/A





 
This course is for people experienced in customer service who want to develop their skills in handling customer complaints. 

You will learn:
  • Effective communication skills to interpret customer complaints
  • How to respond effectively to complaints
  • Appropriate procedures for referring complaints
  • How to use judgement to resolve complaints
Accessible through most PCs, smartphones and tablets with an up-to-date browser installed.

You will receive you online login information and assigned facilitator within 5 business days. There may be additional resources recommended. You may be asked for a workplace supervisors report as part of the assessment process.

You can contact your distance facilitator by e-mail any time with questions you may have or use the online messaging system.

You will have up to 12 weeks to complete the training. Extensions can be granted by negotiation with your trainer.

Prerequisites - None

    Successful completion of this unit will lead to Statement of Attainment in Certificate III in Business for the unit BSBCMM301B Process customer complaints. You will need to complete the provided assessments.

Delivery: Self directed
Dates: Start anytime
Duration: 12 weeks 
Cost: $245
 
 




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31-Dec-2018  

BSBDIV501A Manage Diversity In The Workplace (Online Course)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: N/A





 
This course is for people in a management or supervisory role who wish to foster diversity and promote its benefits within organisational guidelines. it is of particular value to people working in organisations with staff from different cultures, races or religion, where there are staff members from multiple generations, or where there are other forms of difference in the workforce.

You will learn to:
  • Implement diversity policy
  • Foster respect for diversity in the work team
  • Promote the benefits of diversity
Accessible through most PCs, smartphones and tablets with an up-to-date browser installed.

You will receive you online login information and assigned facilitator within 5 business days. There may be additional resources recommended. You may be asked for a workplace supervisors report as part of the assessment process.

You can contact your distance facilitator by e-mail any time with questions you may have or use the online messaging system.

You will have up to 12 weeks to complete the training. Extensions can be granted by negotiation with your trainer.

Prerequisites - None. You will need to have well developed reading and writing skills and have some experience in a supervisory or management position in the workplace.

    Successful completion of this unit will lead to Statement of Attainment in Diploma of Business for the unit BSBDIV501A Manage diversity in the workplace. You will need to complete the provided assessments.

Delivery: Self directed
Dates: Start anytime
Duration: 12 weeks 
Cost: $375
 
 




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31-Dec-2018  

BSBFIM501A Manage Budgets and Financial Plans (Online Course)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: N/A





 
This course is for managers working in small and large business environments and not for profit organisations who want to develop or improve their skills to ensure that financial resources are used effectively. This includes planning and implementing financial management approaches, supporting team members whose role involves aspects of financial operations, monitoring and controlling finances, and reviewing and evaluating effectiveness of financial management processes in line with the financial objectives of the work team and the organisation.

You will learn to:
  • Plan financial management approaches
  • Implement financial management approaches
  • Monitor and control finances
  • Review and evaluate financial management processes
Accessible through most PCs, smartphones and tablets with an up-to-date browser installed.

You will receive you online login information and assigned facilitator within 5 business days. There may be additional resources recommended. You may be asked for a workplace supervisors report as part of the assessment process.

You can contact your distance facilitator by e-mail any time with questions you may have or use the online messaging system.

You will have up to 12 weeks to complete the training. Extensions can be granted by negotiation with your trainer.

Prerequsites - None. You will need to have well developed reading, writing and numeracy skills and have some experience in a supervisory or management position in the workplace.

    Successful completion of this unit will lead to Statement of Attainment in Diploma of Business for the unit BSBFIM501A Manage budgets and financial plans. You will need to complete the provided assessments

Delivery: Self directed
Dates: Start anytime
Duration: 12 weeks 
Cost: $375
 
 




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31-Dec-2018  

BSBHRM402A Select, Recruit And Induct Staff (Online Course)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: N/A





  This course is for people who may be involved in staff recruitment and learn about the recruitment cycle.

You will learn to:
  • Determine job descriptions
  • Plan for candidate selection
  • Assess and select applicants
  • Appoint and induct successful candidate
You will receive you online login information and assigned facilitator within 5 business days.

There may be additional resources recommended. You may be asked for a workplace supervisors report as part of the assessment process.

You can contact your distance facilitator by e-mail any time with questions you may have or use the online messaging system.

You will have up to 12 weeks to complete the training. Extensions can be granted by negotiation with your trainer.

Prerequisites - None. You will need to have well developed reading and writing skills.

    Successful completion of this unit will lead to Statement of Attainment in Certificate IV in Business for the unit BSBHRM402A Recruit, select and induct staff. You will need to complete the provided assessments.

Delivery: Self directed
Dates: Start anytime
Duration: 12 weeks 
Cost: $305
 
 




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31-Dec-2018  

BSBITU302B Create Electronic Presentations Microsoft PowerPoint (Online Course)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: N/A





  Learn how to create PowerPoint to produce presentations for speakers, for self access and for online access. You will cover how to:
  • Plan your presentation for maximum effectiveness
  • Create your presentation using the range of tools available in Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Finalise your presentation to ensure a professional result
Additional information: 
  • Accessible through most PCs and other Flash compatible devices with an up-to-date browser installed.
  • You will receive you online login information and assigned facilitator within 5 business days.
  • You will need to complete at least 75% of the activities to receive a certificate of completion.
  • You can contact your distance facilitator by e-mail any time with questions you may have or use the online messaging system.
  • You will have up to 12 weeks to complete the training. Extensions can be granted by negotiation with your trainer.
  • Prerequisites - none
Please advise the College when you enrol which version of Microsoft PowerPoint you would like to complete this training in. 

    Successful completion of this unit will lead to Statement of Attainment in Certificate III in Business for the unit BSBITU302B Create electronic presentations. You will need to complete the provided assessments.

Delivery: Self directed
Dates: Start anytime
Duration: 12 weeks 
Cost: $245
 
 




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31-Dec-2018  

BSBITU304A Produce Spreadsheets Microsoft Excel (Online Course)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: N/A





  This course is for people who have a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel and want to improve their skills in formatting, using formulae and creating charts. You will learn how to:
  • Work safely at a computer
  • Understand the requirements of your spreadsheet
  • Plan the design of your spreadsheet
  • Create your spreadsheet using formatting and formulae
  • Produce simple charts in Microsoft Excel
  • Finalise your spreadsheet to ensure a professional result
Accessible through most PCs, smartphones and tablets with an up-to-date browser installed.

You will need to have access to Microsoft Excel to complete the assessments. Please advise the College which version of Excel you would like to train in when you enrol.  

You will receive you online login information and assigned facilitator within 5 business days. There may be additional resources recommended. You may be asked for a workplace supervisors report as part of the assessment process.

You can contact your distance facilitator by e-mail any time with questions you may have or use the online messaging system.

You will have up to 12 weeks to complete the training. Extensions can be granted by negotiation with your trainer.

Prerequisites - None. You will need to have well developed reading and writing skills and be a confident and experienced computer user with a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel.

    Successful completion of this unit will lead to Statement of Attainment in Certificate III in Business for the unit BSBITU304A Produce spreadsheets. You will need to complete the provided assessments.

Delivery: Self directed
Dates: Start anytime
Duration: 12 weeks 
Cost: $245
 
 




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31-Dec-2018  

BSBSMB407A Manage A Small Team (Online Course)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: N/A





 
This course helps managers and supervisors develop skills and knowledge in industrial relations, staff selection, staff records, induction, training, team development and career planning to enhance business operations through retaining a competent, committed and motivated team in the workplace.

You will learn how to:
  • Develop a staffing plan to meet current and future business needs
  • Recruit, induct, train and retain the team
  • Comply with industrial relations obligations
  • Maintain staff records
  • Manage staff
  • Review team performance
Accessible through most PCs, smartphones and tablets with an up-to-date browser installed.

You will receive you online login information and assigned facilitator within 5 business days. There may be additional resources recommended. You may be asked for a workplace supervisors report as part of the assessment process.

You can contact your distance facilitator by e-mail any time with questions you may have or use the online messaging system.

You will have up to 12 weeks to complete the training. Extensions can be granted by negotiation with your trainer.

Prerequisites - None. You will need to have well developed reading and writing skills and have some experience in a supervisory or management position in the workplace.


    Successful completion of this unit will lead to Statement of Attainment in Certificate IV in Business for the unit BSBSMB407A Manage a small team. You will need to complete the provided assessments.

Delivery: Self directed
Dates: Start anytime
Duration: 12 weeks 
Cost: $305
 
 




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31-Dec-2018  

BSBWRT401A Write Complex Documents (Online Course)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: N/A





 
Effective written communication is an important part of any workplace. This course is for people who work in a range of business environments and want to improve their skills in the creation of reports, information and general promotion documents that are more complex than basic correspondence, memos or forms and that require review and analysis of a range of information sources.

You will learn how to:
  • Plan your document for maximum effectiveness
  • Draft your text with relevant information and using language appropriate to your audience
  • Finalise your text to ensure a professional result
  • Produce your document
Accessible through most PCs, smartphones and tablets with an up-to-date browser installed.

You will receive you online login information and assigned facilitator within 5 business days.

There may be additional resources recommended. You may be asked for a workplace supervisors report as part of the assessment process.

You can contact your distance facilitator by e-mail any time with questions you may have or use the online messaging system.

You will have up to 12 weeks to complete the training. Extensions can be granted by negotiation with your trainer.

Perquisites - None. You will need to have well developed reading and writing skills and have IT skills to use word processing software (e.g., Microsoft Word or Google Docs).

    Successful completion of this unit will lead to Statement of Attainment in Certificate IV in Business for the unit BSBWRT401A Write complex documents. You will need to complete the provided assessments.

Delivery: Self directed
Dates: Start anytime
Duration: 12 weeks 
Cost: $305
 
 




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31-Dec-2018  

Coaching Skills For Managers (Online Course)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: N/A





  Are you required to guide and develop others in your workplace either officially or informally? This course will help you develop the skills to be the best possible workplace coach you can be. You will learn:
  • The difference between coaching versus mentoring versus training
  • How and why people learn
  • Learning preferences
  • Coaching methods
  • The GROW model
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Assessing performance
Additional information: 
  • Accessible through most PCs and other Flash compatible devices with an up-to-date browser installed.
  • You will receive you online login information and assigned facilitator within 5 business days.
  • You will need to complete at least 75% of the activities to receive a certificate of completion.
  • You can contact your distance facilitator by e-mail any time with questions you may have or use the online messaging system.
  • You will have up to 12 weeks to complete the training. Extensions can be granted by negotiation with your trainer.
  • Prerequisites - none
Delivery: Self paced
Dates: Start anytime
Duration: 12 weeks 
Cost: $125
 
 




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31-Dec-2018  

Coping With Workplace Stress (Online Course)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: N/A





  For most of us, stress is unavoidable, and not all stress is bad. Sometimes, though, workplace stress can be overwhelming. This course will help you develop the skills to cope with workplace stress.

You will learn:
  • The nature and effects of stress
  • The causes of excess workplace stress
  • The symptoms of excess stress
  • Reasons why stress issues must be addressed
  • Methods of dealing with stress related problems
Additional information: 
  • Accessible through most PCs and other Flash compatible devices with an up-to-date browser installed.
  • You will receive you online login information and assigned facilitator within 5 business days.
  • You will need to complete at least 75% of the activities to receive a certificate of completion.
  • You can contact your distance facilitator by e-mail any time with questions you may have or use the online messaging system.
  • You will have up to 12 weeks to complete the training. Extensions can be granted by negotiation with your trainer.
  • Prerequisites - none
Delivery: Self directed
Dates: Start anytime
Duration: 12 weeks 
Cost: $125
 
 




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31-Dec-2018  

How To Get Started In Game Development (Online Course - starts third Wednesday of each month)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: N/A





  There's never been a better time to start a career in the game development industry. Games can be found on computers, the Web, gaming consoles, and virtually every mobile tablet and phone. Talented, creative, and enthusiastic people are in great demand in this industry.

Whether you want to start your own indie game project in your basement or work with a small creative team or for a large game development studio, this course will prepare you to start developing your own games. You'll start by learning the fundamentals of game development and get an overview of game genres, platforms, and audiences. Next, you'll learn tools and techniques to help you make better design decisions and achieve greater efficiencies as you develop your own games.

You'll learn why many games fail and how to ensure your games are positioned for success. During the course, you'll gain hands-on experience in many of the game development processes. By the end of the course, you'll have the experience and confidence to start developing your own game.

Finally, we'll go behind the scenes of the game design industry to see how it started and where it's headed. You'll learn about the various roles in game development and how to pursue a career in the industry. When you complete the course, you'll be ready to start developing games right away!

You will need to have:
  • Internet access
  • Email
  • One of the following browsers:
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer (9.0 or above)
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
  • Adobe PDF plug-in (a free download obtained at Adobe.com.)
This is a 6 week instructor led course through one of our global partners in the USA. Starts the third Wednesday of every month.

Prerequisites - None. You will need to have well developed reading and writing skills.

Delivery: Instructor led
Dates: Starts 3rd Wednesday of every month
Duration: 6 weeks 
Cost: $215
 
 




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31-Dec-2018  

Introduction to Natural Health and Healing (Online Course)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: N/A





  Would you like to learn more about natural health but don't know where to start? If so, then this is the course for you! We'll discuss the various stages of health and illness, and you'll discover that true health means wholeness of the mind, body, and spirit.

You'll start a personal health journal to evaluate your current lifestyle and observe how your behaviours can affect your health.

We'll also explore naturopathy, which seeks ways for the body to heal itself. You'll find out about proper breathing techniques that enhance health, and you'll learn the value of hydrotherapy, diet, biorhythms, and fasting.

We'll also examine using the power of the mind for healing the body--discussing brain function tests, visualization, and relaxation therapies. You'll see the great power of belief. Then we'll delve into vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, free radicals, and the basic requirements that constitute a healthy diet. After our talk, you'll be able to develop menus that improve health.

We'll also look at herbal healing, aromatherapy, body therapies, massage techniques, osteopathy, chiropractic, T'ai Chi, reflexology, yoga, Feng Shui, therapeutic touch, natural remedies for common emergencies, and much more.

By the end of this course, you'll have begun taking charge of your own health and healing!

You will need to have:
  • Internet access
  • Email
  • One of the following browsers:
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer (9.0 or above)
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
  • Adobe PDF plug-in (a free download obtained at Adobe.com .)
This is a 6 week instructor led course through one of our global partners in the USA. Starts the third Wednesday of every month.

Prerequisites - None. You will need to have well developed reading and writing skills.

Delivery: Self directed
Dates: Starts third Wednesday of every month
Duration: 12 weeks 
Cost: $215
 
 




Become an associate member of Western College and help us keep our services relevant to the community. Keep up to date with what is happening around the College and enjoy member events. Receive a membership discount for eligible courses, however, membership discount is not available in conjunction with other discounts or special offers.  
                                              
   
          
   

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31-Dec-2018  

Make Meetings Useful (Online Course)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: N/A





  Say 'no' to time-wasting meetings!

Make every meeting count.

In this course, you will learn:
  • Reasons for holding meetings
  • Strategies for managing effective, useful meetings
  • Ensuring that meetings achieve specific objectives
  • Roles of different personnel
Start at any time!

Accessible through most PCs and other Flash compatible devices with an up-to-date browser installed.

You will receive you online login information and assigned facilitator within 5 business days. You will need to complete at least 75% of the activities to receive a certificate of completion.

You can contact your distance facilitator by e-mail any time with questions you may have or use the online messaging system.

You will have up to 12 weeks to complete the training. Extensions can be granted by negotiation with your trainer.

Delivery: Instructor led
Dates: Starts 3rd Wednesday of every month
Duration: 6 weeks 
Cost: $125
 
 




Become an associate member of Western College and help us keep our services relevant to the community. Keep up to date with what is happening around the College and enjoy member events. Receive a membership discount for eligible courses, however, membership discount is not available in conjunction with other discounts or special offers.  
                                              
   
          
   

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31-Dec-2018  

Time Management (Online Course)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: N/A





 
We can't increase the amount of time available to us but we can make the best of the time we have.

In this course, you will learn:
  • Identification of the ways in which you currently use your time
  • Understanding of your personal life vision, goals and objectives
  • The difference between urgent and important tasks
  • Methods of prioritising tasks
  • Applying a range of time management techniques
  • Understanding how technology can help you manage time
Accessible through most PCs and other Flash compatible devices with an up-to-date browser installed.

You will receive you online login information and assigned facilitator within 5 business days. You will need to complete at least 75% of the activities to receive a certificate of completion.

You can contact your distance facilitator by e-mail any time with questions you may have or use the online messaging system.

You will have up to 12 weeks to complete the training. Extensions can be granted by negotiation with your trainer.

Prerequisites - None

Delivery: Self paced
Dates: Start anytime
Duration: 12 weeks 
Cost: $125
 
 




Become an associate member of Western College and help us keep our services relevant to the community. Keep up to date with what is happening around the College and enjoy member events. Receive a membership discount for eligible courses, however, membership discount is not available in conjunction with other discounts or special offers.  
                                              
   
          
   

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31-Dec-2018  

Write Fiction Like a Pro (Online Course)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: N/A





  A Hollywood writer and author teaches you how professional writers use story outlines to structure any type of story. Professionals know how to structure novels and stories for maximum dramatic effect. This course helps you develop the same story structuring skills the pros use. You'll understand how your passion, theme, premise, and characters help you create the structure of your story, and you'll discover how viewpoint, dialogue, pacing, and many other techniques are used to build scenes and move your story from beginning to end.

Each assignment in this course helps you develop your own original novel or story. As you apply each technique, your story will take shape, with a clear path from beginning to end. And whenever you have questions or insights to share, you can join your instructor and classmates in the Discussion Area for some interactive brainstorming! Before you know it, you'll be prepared to ...write fiction like a pro.

You will need to have:
  • Internet access
  • Email
  • One of the following browsers:
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer (9.0 or above)
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
  • Adobe PDF plug-in (a free download obtained at Adobe.com .)
This is a 6 week instructor led course through one of our global partners in the USA. Starts the third Wednesday of every month.

Prerequisites - None. You will need to have well developed reading and writing skills.


Delivery: Instructor led
Dates: Start third Wednesday of each month
Duration: 12 weeks 
Cost: $215
 
 




Become an associate member of Western College and help us keep our services relevant to the community. Keep up to date with what is happening around the College and enjoy member events. Receive a membership discount for eligible courses, however, membership discount is not available in conjunction with other discounts or special offers.  
                                              
   
          
   

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