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Partner with us

Open Universities Australia’s marketplace is a risk-free way for universities to complement their on-campus student cohort.

Our marketplace is where students can explore, choose and enrol in higher education (level 5 AQF and above) degrees, diplomas and single units—as well as a range of short courses.

We want to collaborate with universities to help them attract more students, that’s why we offer a non-exclusive agreement. University partners have control over pricing and distribution, and are free to bring as many new programs, majors, minors and units to the OUA marketplace as they wish. The ability for universities to set their own prices and offering gives universities control of their competitive positioning.

How partnering with OUA helps overall enrolment growth

Case study: University of New England increased their profile nationally to attract new students located outside of New South Wales.

September 2021, 10 pages.

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Flexible service options

We have a range of flexible service options allowing universities to choose the level of support they need.

Full service

OUA manages the end-to-end student enrolment journey.

From sales and marketing, student application and enrolment management services such as financial support and student loan administration, to student administration services and quality assurance support.

Lead referral

An additional acquisition channel attracting qualified leads.

OUA transfers new leads across to universities for completion of the sale and enrolment. Universities only pay for the leads they convert into enrolments.

Single units

Our unique status in the Higher Education Support Act 2003 allows students to use FEE-HELP loans for full-fee single unit study, opening a revenue stream for students who are not interested in a full degree. As well as benefiting full-fee paying students looking to study single units, our status in HESA also opens a revenue stream above universities capped Commonwealth Government Scheme funding.

Short courses

With the Government’s announcement to financial support for up to 20,000 places from 1 May 2020, Open Universities Australia has made the decision to support all university partners by withholding any associated charges for applicable short courses hosted through OUA between 1 May 2020 and 1 December 2020.

We believe that this is the right thing to do at this time when many Australians who have lost their job can retrain in priority areas. We also think that it is the right thing to do for our university partners who are grappling with unprecedented pressures.

We found that we’ve grown our enrolment significantly online working with OUA…we’ve been able to expand our reach to students all over Australia.”

—Prof. Jill Downie, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Curtin University.

Why partner with OUA?

Universities want more students and through flexible service offerings, national marketing campaigns, and opportunities to help bring new programs online quickly, in a rapidly changing environment, OUA is able to support partners who wish to offer more and greater courses, quickly.

Current university partners

OUA students can study complete degree programs and single units from many Australian universities. This unrivalled collaboration of universities enables OUA to offer more than 2,050 units in over 430 programs across seven disciplines—arts, business, education, health, IT, law and science & engineering—at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Australian Catholic University logo
St Patrick's Campus, Locked Bag 4115, Fitzroy MDC, Fitzroy, Vic, 3065, Australia

(03) 9953 3000

Established in 1991 after amalgamating four eastern Australian Catholic tertiary institutes, Australian Catholic University now has seven campuses, from Brisbane to Melbourne and welcomes students of all beliefs. Specialising in arts, business, education, health sciences, law, theology and philosophy, ACU encourages its students to think critically and ethically and bring change to their communities and offer this online through Open Universities Australia.
Australian National University logo
Canberra, ACT, 2600, Australia

(02) 6125 5111

ANU is a world-leading university in Australia’s capital city, Canberra. Their location points to their unique history, ties to the Australian Government and special standing as a resource for the Australian people. Their focus on research as an asset, and an approach to education, ensures their graduates are in demand the world-over for their abilities to understand, and apply vision and creativity to addressing complex contemporary challenges. ANU offers an outstanding variety of programs for Australia's next generation of language leaders. Their innovative online subjects are offered from beginning to advanced levels via OUA, and various enrolment options provide for different student needs and goals.
Bond University logo
14 University Drive, Robina, Qld, 4226, Australia

(07) 5595 2222

Bond University does things differently. Your lecturers will know you and your tutors will invest time in you, so that your learning will get the attention it deserves. It's this individual approach that the university believes sets them apart. It's also why, for 13 years running, Bond University has received the highest possible ranking for student experience in Australia from the independent Good Universities Guide.
Charles Sturt University logo
The Grange Chancellery, Panorama Avenue, Bathurst, NSW, 2795, Australia

1800 275 278

Charles Sturt University is Australia’s most experienced online uni, and has the country’s highest graduate employment rate. From agriculture, arts, healthcare and IT, to business, law, social work and teaching—you’ll get the latest skills in your field, and learn from academics who are connected to industry. Add in 24/7 IT support, scholarships and a vibrant student community, and you can take your next, or first, career step with confidence.
Curtin University logo
GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA, 6845, Australia

1300 222 888

Start your career with Curtin’s globally recognised courses and extensive industry connections. Through OUA, our online courses offer an interactive and collaborative learning experience that gets you the same degree as if you studied on campus. Curtin is a global university with a vibrant culture of innovation and collaboration and is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.
Edith Cowan University logo
270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup, WA, 6027, Australia

134 328

ECU has been ranked one of the world’s best young universities and Australia’s best public university for teaching quality. That quality extends to more than 6,000 students studying online. ECU offers the same quality of teaching to you, regardless of where you’re studying in the world. Their flexible study solutions include a huge range of online courses, recognising your need to juggle work, family or other commitments.
Flinders University logo
Sturt Road, Bedford Park, SA, 5042, Australia

(08) 8201 3911

Flinders University is a globally-focused, locally-engaged institution with a reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research. We offer world‐class education that develops the critical and creative thinking skills to support a student’s success. Our courses offered through OUA span business, education and law. They are designed with flexibility in mind, while delivering the advanced qualifications to take careers to the next step.
Griffith University logo
Logan Campus, Griffith University, QLD, 4131, Australia

(07) 3382 1999

With a network of campuses across Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Griffith University is committed to progressive multidisciplinary teaching and research and a valuable online provider with Open Universities Australia. Already attracting students from more than 122 countries, Griffith's dedication to academic excellence is available across Australia through OUA.
James Cook University Australia logo
1 James Cook Drive, Douglas, Qld, 4814, Australia

1800 246 446

James Cook University is committed to helping you enjoy a student experience that’s truly life-changing. This university prides itself on giving students, like you, the confidence to not only build practical and technical skills, but to be mentored and think differently. With James Cook University you can prepare for tomorrow, today.
La Trobe University logo
La Trobe University, Vic, 3086, Australia

(03) 9479 2064

The third university established in Victoria, La Trobe University has a diverse community of more than 33,000 students and staff. Its commitment to excellence in teaching and research prepares students to make a bold and positive impact in today's global community. La Trobe provides Open Universities Australia with its core tenets, entrepreneurship and sustainability.
Macquarie University logo
Balaclava Road, North Ryde, NSW, 2109, Australia

(02) 9850 7470

This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
Murdoch University logo
South Street, Murdoch, WA, 6150, Australia

(08) 9360 2844

This research-based university in Perth has a strong interdisciplinary focus and a reputation for outstanding teaching and ground-breaking research. With more than 22,000 students and 2,000 staff from over 90 countries, and campuses in Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch embraces free thinking, shared ideas and knowledge to make a difference, and Open Universities Australia is certainly part of that.
RMIT University logo
GPO Box 2476, Melbourne, Vic, 3001, Australia

(03) 9925 5000

Australia's largest dual-sector institute, offering both TAFE and higher education, RMIT University proudly delivers work-related education and practical research relevant to current business and community needs. More than 60,000 students study with RMIT, and many of their degrees are available through Open Universities Australia.
Southern Cross University logo
Military Road, East Lismore, NSW, 2480, Australia

(02) 6620 3000

Southern Cross University believes in the power of change. Their graduates stride the global stage at the frontline of healthcare, transforming education in the classroom, and tackling the world’s wicked problems with scientific and engineering solutions. Students enjoy award winning support, teaching quality, and online delivery. Ranked among the best for many years, they will help you make the change you seek to transform your tomorrow.
Swinburne University logo
PO Box 218, Hawthorn, Vic, 3122, Australia

1300 794 628

Swinburne University of Technology leads the way with innovative and new ways of teaching, learning and thinking. It offers a wide range of study options, from pre-apprenticeships, undergraduate, postgraduate and PhDs, including online degrees with Open Universities Australia. Swinburne is known for career-oriented education and encouraging lifelong learning.
University of Adelaide logo
North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, 5005, Australia

(08) 8313 5208

The University of Adelaide has a habit of breaking new ground. It was Australia’s first university to welcome female students. The first to offer science and business degrees. Its alumni include Australia’s first female prime minister; the first Australian to walk in space; 2021 Young Australian of the Year; and 2020 Australian of the Year. Adelaide’s OUA degrees will give you deep discipline knowledge, transferable, future-ready skills, and the capability to change the world for the better. With Adelaide, you can make history.
University of New England logo
Armidale, NSW, 2351, Australia

(02) 6773 2000

The University of New England is the only Australian public university to be awarded the maximum 5 stars for Overall Experience by the Good Universities Guide, 13 years in a row. UNE has delivered distance education since 1955—that’s longer than any other Australian university. Perhaps that’s why students continue to rate UNE so highly for student satisfaction and teaching quality. With over 170 degrees offered online, and more than 20,000 online students, UNE is the expert in online education.
University of South Australia logo
GPO Box 2471, Adelaide, SA, 5001, Australia

(08) 8302 6145

The University of South Australia, UniSA, is ranked in the top 10 universities nationally and amongst the very best young universities in the world. They offer over 200 world-class degrees that are informed by industry and delivered with a highly practical approach to teaching and learning. In fact, they are South Australia’s number one university for graduate careers. They are a valuable partner with Open Universities Australia.
University of Tasmania logo
Private Bag 114, Hobart, Tas, 7001, Australia

1300 363 864

Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.