About us

Celebrating 25 years of making education accessible to all

For us, this year is about celebrating our incredible and inspiring students, who for 25 years have been juggling study with their busy lives to achieve their goals and fulfil their dreams.”

—Stuart Elmslie, CEO

We’ve got a lot to celebrate. Learn more about our journey and the lives we’ve transformed through the power of education.

Our belief

At Open Universities Australia, we believe quality education should be available to everyone, from anywhere, regardless of previous study experience.

Originally founded in 1993 as Open Learning Australia, we’ve stayed true to our core belief that education has the power to transform lives and should be accessible to all. We want to empower students with more choice and the guidance to find the best fit. 

Transforming online education

As Open Learning Australia, we’ve been leading distance education since 1993. In 2004, we continued our pioneering path of innovation and expansion to become Open Universities Australia. We’ve continued to evolve from where we started and are passionate leaders in online higher education.

We’re committed to helping you succeed on your study journey and recognise the need for flexible higher education. Our goal is to provide options and guidance to find the best study fit for your lifestyle.

We make studying at university possible for everyone. By offering single subjects and full degrees with full government funding, regardless of previous education, we can help you get started at university or return to uni study and reach your education goals.

We are the destination for online higher education. Our unique partnerships with leading Australian universities provide you with more choice, easier access and added flexibility to study on your terms.