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.

Self-directed, subject specific study online that fits with individual employee needs is one of the biggest trends in workplace learning currently, which is why OUA has responded with an Australian first, offering students the widest breadth of single postgraduate units in one place.

Whilst single unit study at an undergraduate level has been available through OUA previously, the new postgraduate offering is suited to those who are already degree qualified and looking to up-skill in specific areas in a fast and focused way. Study of individual units is also a great way for graduates to sample a different study area or industry, or to explore postgraduate study in general without committing to a full degree.

In addition, students that successfully complete units and wish to pursue a full postgraduate qualification may have the opportunity for a credit transfer, meaning they've already made a start towards a full postgraduate qualification.

This new offering means that students can:

  • Update skills in a specific area to stay relevant in the workplace.
  • Try out postgraduate study without committing to a full degree.
  • Apply once to enrol in an unlimited number of units.
  • Access FEE-HELP if eligible, so there's no need to pay upfront.
  • Obtain a transcript of results as proof of competency.


Students looking to enrol can apply through OUA's standard enrolment procedure for postgraduate study. Once deemed eligible, students are free to enrol in as many units as they please. To be eligible, students need to meet the criteria, which includes having a Bachelor degree (Australian or international). Students must also meet English language competency standards.

To learn more about the units available and how to apply, visit the Postgraduate Single Subjects page, or speak to one of OUA's friendly student advisors for tailored advice on 13 OPEN (13 6736).