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Date published: 1 October 2011

Open Universities Australia (OUA) is delighted to introduce new course offerings for 2012 in the key areas of business, arts, education, science, IT, law and justice.

With more than 1400 units and 170 qualifications from over 20 leading universities and other providers across Australia, OUA continues to be the national leader in online higher education, offering the greatest range of study options.


2012 New vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate courses:

Vocational Education and Training through OUA

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Diploma of Library/Information Services (Central Institute of Technology TAFE WA)

Business

  • BAS Agent Registration Requirements (TAFESA Regional)
  • Certificate IV in Frontline Management (Swinburne University of Technology)
  • Diploma of Accounting (Swinburne University of Technology)
  • Diploma of Business Administration (Polytechnic West)
  • Diploma of Financial Planning (TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute)
  • Diploma of Human Resource Management (Polytechnic West)
  • Diploma of International Business (Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE)
  • Diploma of Logistics (RMIT University)
  • Diploma of Management (Polytechnic West)
  • Diploma of Retail Management (Swinburne University of Technology)
  • Diploma of Sport and Recreation Administration (TAFE NSW- Sydney Institute)

Education

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAFESA Regional)
  • Diploma of Children's Services (Outside School Hours Care) (GippsTAFE)

Health

  • Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health) (GippsTAFE)

Undergraduate study through OUA

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Bachelor of Arts (Ancient History) (Modern History) (Cultural Studies) (English) (Philosophy) (Politics) (Sociology) (Macquarie University)
  • Bachelor of Arts (International Aid and Development) (Murdoch University)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing) (Curtin University)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Sustainable Development) (Murdoch University)
  • Bachelor of Communication (Creative Writing) (Screen Studies) (Business Communication) (Griffith University)

Business

  • Bachelor of Business (Griffith University)
  • Bachelor of Business (Finance) (Swinburne University of Technology)
  • Undergraduate Specialisation (Occupational Health and Safety Environment) (Australian Catholic University)
  • Undergraduate Specialisation (Chinese Business) (Murdoch University)

Science

  • Associate Degree in Engineering (University of South Australia)
  • Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Energy Management (Murdoch University)

Postgraduate study through OUA

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies (Australian Catholic University)
  • Graduate Diploma in Professional Communication (Curtin University)
  • Graduate Diploma in Communication Design
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics (Monash) (Retitled)

Business

  • Master of Management (Monash University)
    • Executive Certificate in Business
  • Master of Project Management (Assets and Facilities) (University of South Australia)
    • Graduate Diploma in Project Management (Assets and Facilities)
    • Graduate Certificate in Project Management (Assets and Facilities)

Education

  • Graduate Certificate in Middle Years Education (Griffith University)
  • Master of Science (Science and Mathematics Education) (Curtin University)

Health

  • Master of Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management (Australian Catholic University)
    • Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management
    • Graduate Certificate in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management

Information Technology

  • Graduate Diploma of Technology (Business Systems)
  • Graduate Certificate of Technology (Business Systems)

Law, Policing and Justice Studies

  • Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Studies (Griffith University)
  • Master of International Security Studies (Macquarie University)
    • Postgraduate Diploma of International Security Studies
    • Postgraduate Certificate of International Security Studies

Science

  • Master of Science (Applied Statistics) (Swinburne University of Technology)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Energy Studies (Murdoch University)

2012 Schedule

Complete schedules of all 2012 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Unit offerings and the study periods are available below.

In addition to the 2012 schedule, OUA will continue to offer access to UniSA's Commonwealth-funded Bachelor of Nursing and provide access to the Griffith Commonwealth-funded Master of Social Work.


Study Periods

Close of enrolment
Start
Census Date
End

Phone
Online

Study Period 1 (SP1)
10 February 2012
12 February 2012
27 February 2012
19 March 2012
27 May 2012
Study Period 2 (SP2)
11 May 2012
13 May 2012
28 May 2012
18 June 2012
26 August 2012
Study Period 3 (SP3)
10 August 2012
12 August 2012
27 August 2012
17 September 2012
25 November 2012
Study Period 4 (SP4)
9 November 2012
11 November 2012
26 November 2012
17 December 2012
24 February 2013
Invigilated exams are usually conducted in the fortnight following the end of the Study Period.
Sessions

Close of enrolment
Start
Census Date
End

Phone
Online

Session 1 (SESS1)
10 February 2012
12 February 2012
27 February 2012
22 March 2012
3 June 2012
Session 2 (SESS2)
29 June 2012
1 July 2012
16 July 2012
9 August 2012
21 October 2012
Session 3 (SESS3)
26 October 2012
28 October 2012
12 November 2012
6 December 2012
17 February 2013
Invigilated exams are usually conducted within three weeks following the end of the Session.

Services

In 2012, Open Universities Australia will continue to build on the range of additional services for our students. As an OUA student you can currently:

  • Get equipped for e-learning by enrolling in one of our Preparatory Units
  • Meet other students studying the same units by opting in to the online student name list
  • Build your learning skills with any of the six free Quick Skills modules available to you
  • Access additional free online tutorial support through SMARTHINKING, available 24/7
  • Get help from a professionally qualified and experienced counsellor with our free, confidential, all hours, telephone counselling service
  • Sign up for free career advice sessions through CareerSpace

2012 Undergraduate Fee Structure

Fee Structure

Discipline Area
Pre-2008 students
Standard Fees
Band 1
Arts and Social Sciences
$795
$795
Band 2
Science and IT
$949
$1039
Band 3
Business
$967
$1178

International students are required to pay an additional $225 above the standard fees quoted for each unit at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Some units have higher fees to cover cost of materials and practicums. These are shown in the attached schedules, together with postgraduate and other fees which are priced individually.

Enrolments for 2012 will open on Monday 21 November. For more information, contact an OUA Student Advisor by telephone 1300 36 36 52 or through our Online Enquiry Form.