News and media releases

Read our latest news, media releases, and press coverage.

July 28, 2020

Open Universities Australia hits the track for another year of its Victorian Institute of Sport sponsorship

OUA provides elite athletes with another year of access to flexible online higher education to support their demanding lifestyles

July 23, 2020

Open Universities Australia welcomes its twenty-first provider to the marketplace–bypassing its goal of 20 in 2020!

Continuously striving to deliver value to Australian Universities, Open Universities Australia (OUA) is excited to welcome its twenty-first provider to the marketplace with the signing of Torrens University Australia.

July 13, 2020

Open Universities Australia invests in the sector by expanding its successful Rapid Develop Fund

With impact for university partners and students at the core of its strategy, Open Universities Australia (OUA) – Australia's leading online marketplace for accessing higher education – has today announced an expansion to its already successful Rapid Development Fund.

July 13, 2020

OpenLearning and Open Universities Australia work together to deliver new development grant and holistic microcredentials solution for universities

OpenLearning (OL), a leading Australian learning platform, is pleased to announce that they are working together with Open Universities Australia (OUA), Australia’s largest online higher education marketplace, to provide a market-leading solution for universities to promote and deliver microcredentials.

May 10, 2020

OUA welcomes universities to platform as Government’s Higher Education Relief Package takes flight

OUA is pleased to announce the launch of 16 programs across 4 universities in response to its pledge to waive all fees for universities offering HERP

April 28, 2020

Open Universities Australia signs up The University of Adelaide to deliver new format executive learning short courses

Launching mid-May, the OUA platform will feature an initial 11 short courses from The University of Adelaide.

April 14, 2020

OUA announces fee waiver for universities embracing Higher Education Relief Package

OUA pledges to work with university partners to list their short courses across Health, Nursing, Education, IT and the Sciences to a national audience from 1 May to 1 December 2020.

November 08, 2019

Open Universities Australia extend partnership with RUPA

The Rugby Union Players’ Association (RUPA) and Australia’s leaders in providing access to online higher education, Open Universities Australia (OUA), are pleased to announce an extension of their successful partnership, until the end of 2021.

May 03, 2019

Open Universities Australia and Kids Under Cover help to transform the lives of young Australians through the power of education

Young people at risk of experiencing homelessness are being given a chance to pursue their education dreams at tertiary level with the launch of a brand-new scholarship program being delivered through not-for-profit organisation, Kids Under Cover, by Open Universities Australia (OUA).

March 01, 2019

OUA Supports Under-18 Football with Grassroots Partnership

Open Universities Australia is expanding on their partnership with the AFL to proudly support under-18 competition.

December 20, 2018

Open Universities Australia appoints new CEO

Open Universities Australia has appointed Stuart Elmslie to the role of Chief Executive Officer following an extensive national search.

October 15, 2018

Open Universities Australia marketplace continues to expand with new partnership

Australia’s leading marketplace for accessing online higher education, Open Universities Australia (OUA), has announced their newly formed partnership with the University of Tasmania.

September 12, 2018

Australia's first online higher education platform marks 25 years of making education accessible to all

This year Open Universities Australia (OUA) is celebrating a quarter of a century of delivering education to more than 350,000 students throughout Australia and from around the globe.

August 17, 2018

Leading online marketplace for higher education makes studying law possible for all Australians

OUA announced the release of a significant new undergraduate addition to their platform—the University of New England (UNE) Bachelor of Laws.

June 17, 2018

Australia's first online higher education platform marks 25 years of making education accessible to all

This year Open Universities Australia (OUA) is celebrating a quarter of a century of delivering education to more than 350,000 students throughout Australia and from around the globe.

February 08, 2018

OUA welcomes new Chief Executive Officer

Last month OUA’s former Chief Financial Officer and Executive General Manager of Corporate Services, Stuart Elmslie, was appointed the position of CEO, following on from the departure of Paul Wappett.

January 09, 2018

Occupational health and safety students from the Australian Catholic University are awarded accreditation

OUA is delighted to announce that from 2017, occupational health and safety (OHS) students who graduate from select degrees from the Australian Catholic University (ACU) will now meet the educational requirement to apply for certification as an OHS Professional with the Safety Institute of Australia.

January 08, 2018

OUA launches 30 new programs to growing portfolio

OUA students now have access to even more choice in study options with the recent introduction of 30 new degrees across science and engineering, arts, education, business, marketing, health, IT and law from leading universities including Curtin, Macquarie and the University of South Australia.

December 19, 2017

OUA forms new partnership with The Australian National University

OUA is excited to announce that as of Semester 1 2018, current and prospective students will be able to choose from six new Asian language subjects from The Australian National University (ANU).

October 11, 2017

The City & Guilds Group acquires Australian elearning company, E3Learning

The City & Guilds Group has today announced the acquisition of Adelaide-based e3Learning—one of Australia's largest dedicated corporate elearning and compliance providers.

October 11, 2017

Introducing a suite of new programs in education at OUA

We are thrilled to announce that in the last six months we have expanded our offering in the area of education to students with the introduction of three new online programs.

October 11, 2017

Creating new opportunities for elite athletes thanks to OUA's partnership with the Victorian Institute of Sport

We are thrilled to announce that five elite athletes from the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) were recently awarded study scholarships through Open Universities Australia (OUA).

September 22, 2017

Expanding the portfolio of project management programs at OUA

As a trusted advisor on the best program fit for every student, we are excited to announce the introduction of a new program in 2017, the Master of Science (Project Management) from Curtin University.

September 21, 2017

OUA launches 115 single postgraduate units for enrolment

OUA is thrilled to announce the launch of Postgraduate Single Unit study, 115 standalone units across the Arts, Business, Education, Health, IT, Law and Science disciplines from an array of leading Australian universities, including Curtin, Griffith, Macquarie, RMIT, Swinburne, and the University of South Australia.

October 26, 2016

Distance no disadvantage for Cairns students

The Far North's young people are gaining a reputation as the most educated outside capital cities, with Cairns topping the list for Open Universities Australia's regional enrolments.

October 26, 2016

Meet the boss: Uni head Paul Wappett

Head of Open Universities Australia, Paul Wappett, is the first to admit his career path has been eclectic.

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