Open Universities Australia

Open Universities Australia (OUA) is a national leader in online higher education. For 20 years, OUA has revolutionised the study possibilities for Australians, empowering students to develop their own study experience – without having to change their lifestyles. With access to over 1700 units and 180 courses, taught from 20 leading Australian tertiary providers, OUA has something to offer you.

Take One Unit at a Time OUA offers the flexibility to enrol in a single unit of interest or professional development, or to work towards an entire degree. There are no pre-requisites for entry-level units and bridging units. Study skills units can prepare you no matter what your educational background. You can start your studies in any of OUA’s four study periods in February, May, August or November.

Business Degrees OUA offers several Business and Commerce degrees including the Bachelor of Business (Swinburne University of Technology) and Bachelor of Business Studies (Monash University) degrees online. An accredited VACC Diploma of Management will provide 4 units credit towards a Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Business Studies.

Giving You Confidence OUA supports students on their study journey. If you are new or recently returning to univerity study, OUA has preparatory units to help you develop essential study skills like time management and exam preparation. These units are specifically designed to assist students in gaining  necessary academic skills such as writing, note-taking, referencing, researching and critical thinking. These preparatory units are an excellent way to begin your study; knowing that you will have the skills and learning tools to succeed.

Open Universities Australia offers you:

  • Priority enrolment via dedicated 1300 enrolment number, and access to experienced Enrolment Advisors
  • Enhanced accademic support with online tutors – six hours of SMARTHINKING for each eligible unit
  • Study Skills Units for credit in Maths, Business, Science disciplines
  • SMARTHINKING online support and financial assistance through textbook vouchers
  • VACC members will receive a $60 textbook voucher from OUA upon enrolling for their first five undergraduate units or a $100 textbook voucher upon enrolling for their first five postgraduate units.