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Date published: 4 October 2012

OUA is delighted to introduce new course offerings for 2013 in the key areas of arts, business, education, health and science.

With more than 1700 units and 180 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.


2013 New TAFE, undergraduate and postgraduate courses

Technical and Further Education (TAFE) through OUA

Business

  • Certificate IV in Project Management (Polytechnic West)
  • Diploma of Accounting (Swinburne University of Technology)
  • Diploma of Logistics (RMIT University)
  • Diploma of Marketing (Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE)
  • Diploma of Project Management (Polytechnic West)
  • Diploma of Quality Auditing (Polytechnic West)
  • Diploma of Sustainability (Swinburne University of Technology)

Education

  • Diploma of Children's Services (Early Childhood Education and Care) (TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute)
  • Diploma of Education Support (GippsTAFE)
  • Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (TAFESA Regional)

Undergraduate study through OUA

Science

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science) (Curtin University)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management and Economics) (Curtin University)

Postgraduate study through OUA

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Master of Bioethics (Monash University)
  • Master of Journalism (Monash University)
  • Master of Visual Arts (Monash University)

Business

  • Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (Griffith University)
  • MBA (RMIT University)
  • Master of Finance (RMIT University)
  • Master of Professional Accounting (RMIT University)
  • Master of Project Management (Defence Industry) (University of South Australia)
  • Master of Project Management (Emergency Management and Business Continuity)(University of South Australia)
  • Master of Project Management (Resources Industry) (University of South Australia)
  • Master of Sustainability and Climate Policy (Curtin University)

Education

  • Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education (Griffith University)
  • Master of Teaching (Secondary) (Monash University)

Health

  • Master of Health Promotion (Curtin University)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Promotion
  • Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion

Science

  • Master of Architecture (Curtin University)
  • Master of Engineering (Systems Engineering) (University of South Australia)
  • Master of Engineering (Engineering Management) (University of South Australia)
  • Master of Engineering (Transport Systems) (University of South Australia)
  • Graduate Certificate in Engineering (Transport Systems)
  • Master of Science (Cyber Security and Forensic Computing) (University of South Australia) *
  • Graduate Certificate of Science (Cyber Security and Forensic Computing) *

* Please note: These courses have been withdrawn since the release of this news story. They are not available for enrolment. Please refer to our courses and units area for the most up-to-date information on available courses and units.


2013 Schedule

Complete schedules of all 2013 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Unit offerings and the Study Periods/Sessions are available below.

In addition to the 2013 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
Study Period 1 (SP1)
10 February 2013
25 February 2013
18 March 2013
26 May 2013
Study Period 2 (SP2)
12 May 2013
27 May 2013
17 June 2013
25 August 2013
Study Period 3 (SP3)
11 August 2013
26 August 2013
16 September 2013
24 November 2013
Study Period 4 (SP4)
10 November 2013
25 November 2013
16 December 2013
23 February 2014
Invigilated exams are usually conducted in the fortnight following the end of the Study Period; however check your study materials for precise details.
Sessions

Close of enrolment
Start
Census Date
End
Session 1 (SESS1)
10 February 2013
25 February 2013
21 March 2013
2 June 2013
Session 2 (SESS2)
7 July 2013
22 July 2013
15 August 2013
27 October 2013
Session 3 (SESS3)
3 November 2013
18 November 2013
12 December 2013
23 February 2014
Invigilated exams are usually conducted within three weeks following the end of the Session.

Services

In 2013, 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 and confidential telephone counselling service
  • Sign up for free career advice sessions through Career Place

2013 Fee Structure

Fee Structure
Type of Unit

Domestic Student Fee
Preparatory units
PREP
$45-$125
UNILEARN
$110-$800
IELTS
$125-$480
Technical and Further Education units
All units
$125-$1620
Continuing Professional Education units
Australian Computer Society
$1800
Undergraduate units
Band 1
$849
Band 2
$1099
Band 3
$1249
HECS-HELP units
Band 1
$733*^
Band 2
$1045*
Band 3
$1224*
Postgraduate units
All units
$1491-$3900

^ Correction (18 November 2012): The Band 1 HECS-HELP fee was originally listed in this news story at the incorrect amount of $734. This has now been amended to $733.

* The fees listed here are only indicative costs for new students in 2013. These fees may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks.

Murdoch University undergraduate unit fees

Murdoch University offers its undergraduate degrees through OUA in a structure that includes both 0.125 EFTSL units and 0.167 EFTSL units. Some unit fees vary from the standard unit fees listed above.

International student fees

International students are required to pay an additional $250 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 2013 will open on Monday 19 November. For more information, contact an OUA Student Advisor by telephone 1300 363 652 or through our Online Enquiry Form.