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New Year, New Career. Be a brand new you in 2022


Happy New Year! As a brand-new year rolls around, it’s always a great time to reflect on your goals for the future. If a career change is on top of your list, then you’re not alone. A global poll uncovered some shocking news about the world’s one billion full-time workers: A massive 85% of people are unhappy in their jobs. We spend 40 hours a week at work, and it’s important to remember that no amount of pay or inconvenience is worth staying at a job you hate. Plus, hating your job can lead to many negative health consequences, such as weight gain, depression, anxiety, stress, and sleepless nights. So, if you’re looking for a career change in 2022, you’re in luck! At Open Colleges, we have the solution to your new year’s resolution.  

Not sure what to study?  

No problem! Take our popular career quizIt’s designed to give you an understanding of your personality and the career areas that you would be best suited to. Plus, it takes less than five minutes! After you’ve completed the quiz, you might want to take a closer examination about that career at the Open Colleges Careers Advicesite. Here you’ll find information about salary expectations, employment outlooks and typical hours. We also have a fantastic selection of career articles to choose from. For now, let’s take a closer look at some of the fantastic courses we offer.

Beauty courses you can study online

Beauty is a multi-billion-dollar industry and it’s only expected to grow in the future. A beauty therapist provides facial therapies, skin-care treatments, massages, waxing, and many other services to clients. The great thing about beauty therapy is that for many clients, the treatment you provide is the best part of their day. Although beauty is not considered an essential service, it can really do wonders for a client’s mental health. After all, we all know how good it feels walking out of a salon, feeling refreshed and relaxed and ready to take on the week. Check out our SHB40115 Certificate IV in Beauty Therapy today.

If you love beauty and enjoy being creative, why not study our SHB30315 Certificate III in Nail Technology course? You’ll gain the skills to setup and manage your own business and you’ll learn how to use social media to promote your business or nail designs. So, if you have an eye for design, this is the course for you! After all, there’s a reason it’s called nail “art”. Let your imagination run wild here. Who knows, you could be the one to come up with a new TikTok worthy nail trend!  


Dental Assistant

Not only is a career as a dental assistant rewarding and interesting, it’s also a great pay off! Our HLT35015 Certificate III in Dental Assisting is nationally recognised, and can get you into the industry. Right now, there are job openings for Dental Assistants with rates up to $40 an hour. Considering the amount of education required to become a Dental Assistant, this is a career that can really pay off.

So, how long is the course? The course duration is 12 months with a practical 300-hour work placement in a dental surgery of your choosing, so you can practice what you learn.

Propel yourself into this rewarding career today. You’ll learn how to efficiently support a dentist, dental hygienist or dental therapist during healthcare procedures, maintain high standards of infection control and assist with practice administration. Plus – A full-time dental assistant can earn up to $1,116 a week before tax and the career outlook is stable.

For more information check out our comprehensive article: How to Become a Dental Assistant. 

Disability Support

If job security is important to you, then a career in disability support might be for you. Disability Support Workers work directly with clients in their homes, in the community and at work.  Job growth for this high demand role is expected to increase by a whopping 24.7% in the next five years. The average salary for a disability support worker is between $55,000 and $65,000 per year in Australia. If you enjoy helping others and want to make yourself highly employable, then check out our online disability courses.

If you’re still not sure about what to study, we do offer a 7-day free course trial. This way you can experience the first module of your chosen course on our world-class learning platform and get a feel for online study at Open Colleges. 

If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to our friendly enrolment consultants. 

Change your life today with Open Colleges – Everything could happen.  

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