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AFTA appoints Open Colleges as Preferred Online Training Provider

AFTA Education and Training has appointed Open Colleges,an AFTA Accredited college,as their Preferred Online Training Provider to offer relevant, effective and affordable online courses to the travel & tourism industry existing workforce and to new learners who are seeking to become travel agents.


“Open Colleges has a wealth of experience in providing online education. Their cutting edge platform will provide greater accessibility and flexibility for travel businesses particularly for those who are seeking to acquire gap training to meet qualification needs for their accreditation and also for new entrants into the industry.” said Rick Myatt, Director of AFTA Education and Training.


“We are excited to be involved with this partnership as our combined expertise and knowledge in developing innovative online courses jointly with AFTA E&T will directly benefit the industry.” said Kim Wright, General Manager at Open Colleges. 


The signing ceremony was held in Sydney last week which was overseen by Ian Carew Reid, Chair of the Advisory Council monitoring this process and Nic Cola, Managing Director of Open Colleges.


The venture will commence with THREE nationally accredited courses leading to the Certificate III in Travel, Certificate III in Tourism and Certificate IV in Travel & Tourism qualifications which cover entry level positions and supervisory roles.


Development of other management and leadership programs will be considered in the future.


Enquiries may be made directly with AFTA or Open Colleges Group on 1300 162 143 or


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