Our expertise and experience has made us a national leader in online higher education.
Through Open Universities Australia you can study high-quality degrees with leading Australian universities.
Find out more about the universities we work with.
- Curtin University
- Griffith University
- Macquarie University
- Monash University
- RMIT University
- Swinburne University
- University of South Australia
GPO Box U1987, Perth,
Western Australia 6845
Tel. +61 8 9266 2102
Fax. +61 8 9266 2777
Curtin University is a world-class, internationally focused institution. Its vision is to be a leading university in education and research serving its wider region. Curtin University is the largest of the Western Australian universities, with over 40,000 students and operating out of 16 locations, including Sydney, Malaysia and Singapore. Graduates of the university are job-ready and skilled to enable them to make a positive contribution in the global environment.Curtin University website
Tel. +61 7 3382 1999
Fax. +61 7 3382 1356
Griffith University is an innovative university that is committed to multidisciplinary teaching and research, and the creation and communication of knowledge. It has five networked campuses in three cities across the Brisbane-Gold Coast corridor. The Griffith University community comprises students from more than 122 countries around the globe, and academic staff who set a rigorous pace in the achievement of research and teaching excellence.Griffith University website
New South Wales 2109
Tel. +61 2 9850 7470
Fax. +61 2 9850 7480
Macquarie University is an innovative research-intensive university located in the heart of the high-tech precinct of Macquarie Park, in north-western Sydney. The university currently has over 30,000 students in a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Macquarie University has a strong record of welcoming international students and encouraging flexible and convenient study options.Macquarie University website
Tel. +61 3 9902 6304
Fax. +61 3 9902 6814
Monash University is a dynamic and diverse university with over 50,000 students, over 200,000 alumni and a network of powerful international alliances. It is widely recognised for its excellence and innovation in teaching, scholarship and research. Monash University is a member of Australia's prestigious Group of Eight leading universities.Monash University website
GPO Box 2476,
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Tel. +61 3 9925 8980
Fax. +61 3 9925 8820
RMIT University is one of Australia's leading universities, and has a long and proud tradition of delivering work-related education and undertaking practical, relevant research that reflects business and community needs. With more than 60,000 students, RMIT is one of Australia's largest universities and by far the largest dual-sector (TAFE and higher education) institution in the country.RMIT University website
PO Box 218, Hawthorn,
Tel. +61 3 9214 4315
Fax. +61 3 9214 5026
Swinburne University of Technology is a creative and innovative university. Swinburne aims to lead the way with new kinds of teaching and thinking - recognising diversity and stimulating resourcefulness and independence in its graduates. Offering a wide range of study options from pre-apprenticeships to PhDs, Swinburne has developed a reputation for career-oriented education and a commitment to lifelong learning.Swinburne University website
GPO Box 2471, Adelaide,
South Australia 5001
Tel. +61 8 8302 6145
Fax. +61 8 8302 6082
The University of South Australia is a modern, flexible, open and innovative university which aspires to international reach and influence. The university's programs are designed in consultation with industry and business to produce tailored degrees that meet the changing needs of the workplace. As a result, University of South Australia students graduate with the experience needed to embark on successful careers anywhere in the world.University South Australia website
- Australia Catholic University
- Australian Computer Society
- Charles Darwin University
- Latrobe University
- Murdoch University
- University of Western Australia
- University of new England
St Patrick's Campus,
Locked Bag 4115,
Fitzroy MDC, Fitzroy,
Tel. +61 3 9953 3884
Fax. +61 3 9419 8188
Australian Catholic University (ACU) empowers its students to think critically and ethically, and bring about change in their communities. The University has seven campuses around Australia and welcomes students of all beliefs. The university has an established reputation for quality and innovative teaching, and specialist tertiary education in arts, business, education, health sciences, law, and theology and philosophy.
ACU is dedicated to rigorous intellectual scholarship and the individual's pursuit of truth and academic freedom. Its ethos is derived from Christian values and the Catholic intellectual tradition, and our core concern is with ethics in all fields of endeavour.Australia Catholic University website
Australian Computer Society, Level 2,
120 Clarendon Street,
(Locked Bag 36),
South Melbourne, 3205
Tel. +61 3 9690 8000
Fax. +61 3 9690 0201
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is the recognised association for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) professionals, attracting a large and active membership from all levels of the ICT industry. A member of the Australian Council of Professions and the guardian of professional ethics and standards in the ICT industry, with a commitment to the wider community to ensure the beneficial use of ICT.
The society was founded in 1966. Its objectives are to further the study, science and application of Information Technology; promote, develop and monitor competence in the practice of ICT by people and organisations; maintain and promote a Code of Ethics for members of the Society; define and promote standards of knowledge of ICT for members, promote the formulation of effective policies on ICT and related matters; extend the knowledge and understanding of ICT in the community; promote the benefits of membership of the Society and promote the benefits of employing members of the Society.
ACS members work in all areas of business and industry, government and academia, and are qualified and experienced ICT professionals committed to the Society's Code of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct and Professional Practice. ACS membership denotes a commitment to professionalism.Australian Computer Society website
Darwin, NT 0909
Tel. +61 8 8946 6483
Fax. +61 8 8946 6549
Charles Darwin University is founded on 50 years of delivering tertiary education to the Northern Territory.
Formed in 2003 through a merger between the Northern Territory University, Alice Springs-based Centralian College and the Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University offers a fresh approach to training, education, research and knowledge application. It aspires to be recognised internationally as a centre of excellence in Indigenous and cross cultural knowledge, tropical knowledge (relevant to the wet/dry tropics) and desert knowledge.Charles Darwin University website
La Trobe University,
Tel. +61 3 9479 2064
Fax. +61 3 9479 7880
La Trobe University was the third university established in Victoria and is now a diverse community of more than 33,000 students and staff. La Trobe is among the top 100 universities in the world under the age of 50 (Times Higher Education 2014 ranking).
With a commitment to excellence in bold thinking and innovative teaching and research, La Trobe prepares students to have a positive impact on communities, businesses and organisations by making global citizenship, entrepreneurship and sustainability central to all our courses.
Our graduates are renowned for their employability, for their deep understanding of the most pressing challenges facing the global community and their ability to address those challenges intelligently and decisively.La Trobe University website
Murdoch, WA 6150
Tel. +61 8 9360 2844
Fax. +61 8 9310 8480
Murdoch University is a research-based university with comprehensive disciplinary coverage and a strong commitment to innovation and an inter-disciplinary focus. It is a medium-sized institution with an outstanding reputation in teaching and with a strong, intensive research profile. It has achieved a Five Star Good Universities Guide rating for good teaching 10 out of the last 11 years. It ranks 8th in Australia for competitive block research grants income per EFT of research-active academic staff.
Murdoch University has also been rated the best teaching campus of all Australia's public universities by an independent national survey of university graduates.Murdoch University website
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley, WA 6009,
Tel. +61 8 6488 6000
Fax. +61 8 6488 1380
The University of Western Australia is one of Australia's leading universities and has an international reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research. A dynamic and progressive university, UWA is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight partnership of leading Australian universities and offers a diverse range of courses.
High quality teaching and research ensures UWA attracts outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate students from around Australia and overseas. Students who have graduated with a UWA qualification have excellent career outcomes, with UWA consistently exceeding the national average for graduate employment. With intellectual excellence and critical thinking at the heart of all UWA degrees, our graduates are leaders in all fields of endeavour at home and abroad.
World-class is our minimum standard and we strive to achieve international excellence in all we do. Our longer-term aim is to be counted among the top 50 universities in the world by 2050, continuing to play a vital role in scholarship and discovery of global significance.
The University of Western Australia currently has more than 21,000 students, and operates primarily from its main campus in Perth.
UWA offers courses in Integrated Human Studies through Open Universities Australia.University Western Australia website
New South Wales 2351
Tel. +61 2 6773 3333
Fax. +61 2 6773 3100
The University of New England (UNE) was a pioneer in the area of distance education, offering its first distance qualifications as early as 1955. Now with over 17,000 students, UNE maintains its status as a leading provider of distance education by delivering online degrees to more than 70% of their entire student base.
Located in Armidale, NSW, the University of New England was the first Australian university built outside a capital city. The university has developed a reputation as one of Australia's great teaching, training and research universities, and has seen more than 75,000 students graduate with UNE degrees since the university was established in the 1930s.University New England website
Meet the people and institutions who make Open Universities Australia an industry leader.
Our committed executive team leads the organisation in meetings its goal of providing a high quality education experience to all our students.
Mr Paul Wappett
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Mr Matthew Walsh
Executive General Manager – Corporate Services (CFO)
Ms Janine Harper
Executive General Manager – Education Delivery
Mr Carlos Schäfer
Executive General Manager – People, Performance & culture
Mr José Herrera Perea
Executive General Manager Professional & Corporate
The Board of Directors is responsible for the direction and oversight of Open Universities Australia.
Professor S. Bruce Dowton
Chairman & Nominee Director – Macquarie University
Mr David Pitt
Nominee Director – Monash University, Member – Finance, Audit & Risk Management Committee
Professor David Wood
Nominee Director – Curtin University
Professor Ian O’Connor
Nominee Director – Griffith University
Mr Paul Beard
Nominee Director – University of South Australia, Chair – Finance, Audit & Risk Management Committee
Mr Stephen Beall
Nominee Director – Swinburne University of Technology, Member – Finance, Audit & Risk Management Committee
Professor Gill Palmer
Nominee Director – RMIT University
Mr Paul Wappett
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Not a member of the Board
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