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  • Why Choose Distance Skills Academy

    Distance Skills Academy is recognised as a leading and innovative lifelong learning partner... 

    Distance Skills Academy offers a wide variety of quality, flexible online courses. Whether you are looking to try a new career, take the next step in your existing career or invest in your passion, we have a course that can give you the confidence and skill- set you to succeed.

    If you want an education provider that cares, you’ve come to the right place. We are constantly re-investing in our courses, staff and student experience. Our team is available seven days a week to help you achieve your study goals.

    All our professional development courses are flexible, affordable and responsive to your needs. 

    “We get it”

    Our team have many years of experience working in Education & Training in Australia. We have trained thousands of students and we like to pride ourselves on constantly improving our offerings to meet new demands and challenges in every industry.

     An example of this, is the launch of our new “Career Sampler” short courses.  We offer these unique “taster” programs in almost every course category. We know it can be difficult to be a 100% sure on what you want to do next in life and study is a big financial commitment. That's why we have created Career Sampler level courses to give you a taste of a potential future career and a sample of the coursework involved to excel in a particular industry.

    Key Benefits to studying online with DSA:

    ·      Our short courses and professional development programs are widely recognised and respected;

    ·      You can enjoy unlimited tutor support;

    ·      There are no entry requirements to our courses;

    ·      Our courses are easy to understand and very interactive to keep you engaged

    ·      When you enrol with us, you do so with an unlimited access (so your course does not expire);

    ·      We can help you to improve your employment opportunities;

    ·      You can of course, study online, anywhere and anytime via our user-friendly learning platform;

    ·      We only offer high-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;

    ·      Once you complete a course with us, you are issued with a Certificate of Attainment/Completion ready for your CV (hard copy provided);

    ·      Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor. 

    Course Variety

    We offer over 80 online courses developed right here in Australia spanning a multitude of industries, all developed in consultation with industry experts to give you the skills and knowledge to enhance your professional development or change careers. 

    Our short online courses cover a variety of topics, including Aged Care, Counselling & Community, Business, Marketing & Entrepreneurship, Education & Childcare, Events, Hospitality & Tourism, Fitness, Health & Nutrition, Freelance, Lifestyle & Leisure, HR, Management & Communication, Parenting & Relationships and Training & Assessment. All our courses are all delivered in a straightforward manner in the convenience of your own home.


    All our courses are industry-approved with a focus on quality content to ensure your professional development. Why not read some of our student testimonials and sign up with DSA to discover your potential today?

    Lowest Short Course Fees in the Industry

    We believe quality online learning should be affordable.  That’s why we offer some of the lowest course fees in New Zealand.

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