Vocational Courses

Vocational Courses

Ozford College of Business, in the heart of Melbourne, is a tertiary institution providing Vocational Education and Training (VET) at Certificates II, III, IV, Diploma, and Advanced Diploma levels for Australian and international students. At Ozford our emphasis is on linking theory with practice to ensure you receive not only an academic education but practical, real life experiences. We offer you, our students, the best possible opportunities to maximise your potential and excel academically. We strongly believe that your success is Ozford’s success.

Qualifications and Recognition

All courses offered by the college are nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. Upon successful completion of Ozford Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses students are able to gain credits into degree programs at selected Australian universities or at Ozford Institute of Higher Education. As an Ozford College of Business graduate you will attain a valuable, internationally recognised qualification equipping you with skills for the Australian and global workplace, and at the same time, you will also be able to pathway into university.

Our Staff

Our trainers are highly qualified and experienced, passionate about their subject and enthusiastically share their knowledge with their students. We make every individual student feel welcome and our teachers, administration and support staff provide the learning environment to ensure you reach your goals.

Registrations

Ozford Business College Pty Ltd (RTO number 21442; CRICOS No 02573B). We are a proud member of ACPET, the Australian Council for Private Education and Training and our accreditation and quality assurance is monitored by the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

Quality Indicator Report

2015 Quality Indicator Annual Summary

Industry Engagement

Ozford’s commitment to excellence in teaching and learning is reflected in our belief that engagement with industry and the wider community is vital for our students. As an organisation Ozford and its staff maintain strong industry connections across all our qualifications to ensure ongoing engagement and involvement, including relationships with restaurants and hospitality venues, large and small businesses and government and not-for-profit organisations. Our dedicated Student Success Coach works with our trainers and their networks to arrange regular guest lectures and presentations from a variety of restaurants, fast food outlets and not-for-profit organisations, for example Scott Borg owner of The Smith, hiring managers from McDonalds, representatives from the Salvos, liaison officers from Study Melbourne, and more, to enable students to hear directly from employers about the skills and training needed for successful employment in their organisations. Ozford contacts facilities such as Benetas aged care in Glenroy and the Cheltenham Community Centre, to arrange volunteer placements and activities to provide support for elderly citizens and an experience of helping, communicating with and being a student-trainer for the students.

External presenters regularly address our graduates at the end of semester graduation ceremonies and Ozford hosts meetings and workshops for internal and external participants. Most recently we have had workshops with learning and development experts from the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Computer Society to broaden our horizons and help us develop professionally. In addition, our staff participate in ongoing professional development associated with their learning and teaching areas as well as student support meetings and international agent workshops and other leadership and management activities. They participate in conferences, webinars, workshops and meetings, which we see as a vital aspect of our educational philosophy.

We regularly engage with a number of professional education bodies including the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA), ACPET, Independent Schools Victoria, Velg, VDC, NEAS and English Australia. Ozford is also represented on the ACPET Victoria State Committee, the ACPET Higher Education Committee and the English Australia Victorian State Committee as well as the Pathways Special Interest Group of the IEAA.

Community Involvement

We strongly believe in the importance of giving back to the community and we therefore make every effort to encourage our students to participate in fundraising activities for local and international charities such as the Good Friday Children’s Hospital Appeal, Save the Children, KOTO – a Vietnamese charity for putting street children through hospitality courses, Clean Up Australia, the Salvos and more. Students have also volunteered for public events run through the Melbourne City Council which gives them experience and enjoyment in community events.