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Date published: 23 June 2011

Open Universities Australia (OUA) is pleased to announce that a number of new VET courses will be available for study from Study Period 3, 2011.

The new courses will offer students the ability to pursue flexible, online vocationally-focussed higher education across a variety of industries.

We are also pleased to welcome two new providers to the OUA family: Sydney Institute and Central Institute WA.

To apply for any of these courses, please visit the relevant course page via the links below and follow the instructions listed in the "Application Process" section.

New courses

Diploma of Library Information Services
This course, provided by Central Institute WA, is ideal for people interested in a career in the library industries, and provides students with a comprehensive overview of the knowledge and skills sets needed to be successful in this sector. Successful completion of the Diploma entitles graduates to be recognised as a Library Technician by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).

Diploma of Sport and Recreation Administration
Provided by Sydney Institute, this Diploma offers students the opportunity to develop skills related specifically to administration within the sporting and leisure industries. It is ideal for those seeking a career in leisure centres, sporting associations and fitness centres.

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
This course, provided by TAFE SA, offers employees across a range of industries with a formal qualification in a rapidly expanding business area. Students will develop skills in workplace training and internal assessment, increasing their employability and knowledge base.

Certificate IV of Children's Services (Outside school hours care)
Provided by GippsTAFE, the Certificate IV of Children's Services (Outside school hours care) gives students pursuing a career in child care additional options in terms of degree structure and flexibility. The open-entry units enable students to start studying before applying for entry into the Diploma program.

Certificate IV of Community Services (Alcohol, other drugs and mental health)
This course, provided by GippsTAFE, offers students an alternative pathway into the associated Diploma program. The open-entry units mean that interested students can commence their studies while working towards the qualification of their choice, while developing valuable skills in the field of community work.

About our providers

Sydney Institute

Sydney Institute is a Registered Training Organisation under the Australian Quality Training Framework. It has over 76,000 annual enrolments in 750 training programs, making Sydney Institute the largest vocational training provider in Australia.

Central Institute WA

Central Institute WA, founded in 1900, is one of the largest vocational colleges in Australia, offering a choice of over 400 accredited courses across its six campuses and via online learning.