Who we are

Since 1993, Open Universities Australia (OUA) have helped nearly half a million students achieve their educational and career goals.

At Open Universities Australia, we offer students a flexible way to access higher education and enhance professional development through distance education.

We help students transform their lives through education. Through OUA, you can study units and work towards qualifications online, all taught by leading universities around Australia, and if you wish, gain a degree from one of those providers.

OUA is open to anyone, anywhere. You can study toward the same qualification as an on-campus student.

Open Learning Australia

Established in 1993 as Open Learning Australia, OUA has remained at the forefront of higher education throughout its history, identifying, developing and delivering new and innovative learning opportunities to students from all walks of life.

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Our commitment

Our commitment defines our company culture and approach for what we deliver to our students, partners and staff.

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Elite athlete friendly

OUA is a member of the Elite Athlete Friendly Universities (EAFU) network. We recognise that juggling education with a sporting career is a challenge, so we aim to deliver flexible study options that are elite athlete friendly.

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Student video testimonials

At Open Universities Australia, our commitment to flexible online study means that our students come from all walks of life, with all kinds of goals. Some are seeking professional development; others are pursuing a particular passion. Some are fitting study around work or family commitments; others are studying from remote or overseas locations. However, they all have one thing in common: an appreciation of the flexibility of online learning.

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Business & industry partnerships

OUA provides courses and units to corporate organisations, small businesses, government agencies and departments to help employees gain relevant job skills and qualifications.

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Leadership Videos

Open Universities Australia (OUA) presents its 2012 Leadership Series. The four-part online video series features Olympic gold medalist Lydia Lassila, acclaimed businesswoman Ita Buttrose, Geelong midfielder Jimmy Bartel and Westfield Matildas Sarah Walsh. Each speaker discusses the essential qualities of leaders, leaders they look up to as role models and in some cases, how they juggle online study in pursuit of leading positions off the field too. Ita Buttrose sums it all up when she says, "Learning and leadership are indispensible". As the leading provider of access to online tertiary education, OUA is committed to helping people find their own path to a leading career.

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