About Us

The Australian College of Journalism has been providing specialised writing and media-related training for more than 25 years. As part of Open Colleges – one of Australia’s largest private learning institutions – the Australian College of Journalism enjoys a reputation for delivering practical distance-based learning in a flexible format, allowing you to study how and when it suits you.

Our Trainers

Our trainers are all industry professionals, with years of experience in their respective fields. We require a high level of practical, 'real-world' knowledge from our tutors to make sure you get the best possible guidance to help you achieve your career goals.

Our Courses

Our range of flexible courses put you in complete control of your own studies – you can fast-track your learning to get your career moving quickly or take your time and study when it suits your busy schedule. You also have the option of accessing your course materials online or electing to have them delivered to your

Our Focus - you!

We focus on meeting the specific needs of adult learners by delivering highly flexible, accessible and affordable learning opportunities. Our unique learning model provides you with ultimate control – to study anywhere, anytime and at your own pace. Our online campus – OpenSpace – provides you with 24/7 access to learning resources, expert trainers and assessors, collaboration with other learners and a comprehensive range of support services.

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Student support is at the heart of everything we do. You can access our online campus – Open Space – at any time, and connect with other students and expert trainers and assessors for support and advice. Our friendly student support team is also just a phone call away to provide you with academic advice, assistance with enrolment, or help with finding a work placement.


Making the decision to study is a significant investment. We assist you with making that decision by giving you the option to pay in weekly, fortnightly or monthly installments, meaning that you don’t have to come up with a large portion of payment upfront. However, if you do choose to pay upfront, significant savings can be a benefit.


We recognise that you have a busy lifestyle and are time constrained. That’s why we do everything possible to ensure flexibility for our learners. Your course starts whenever you are ready, and you progress at your own pace. There's no fixed lectures or scheduled exams, and you have access to all learning materials and support at all times.


We understand that you demand the highest quality in your education, that's why most of our qualifications are nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. All of our courses are designed and delivered by industry experts. Open Colleges has also partnered with North Coast TAFE to offer the most innovative TAFE courses to enhance your future career prospects.

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