Work with us

At Open Universities Australia, we offer you a great place to work where you're valued and rewarded for your expertise, dedication and talent.

We attract and retain the best people, and give them a colourful, diverse and cultural place to work in that’s centrally located with fantastic facilities.

Students and universities are at the heart of what we do and the decisions we make.

We’ve got personality and passion. We tend to ask why and why not? Rather than accept average, we look to change the things that really matter.

We’re bold too and future focused. We set new industry standards for online higher education.

Our CEO Paul Wappett says it best:

It is very humbling to lead an organisation in which its employees care so much about the purpose of the organisation, the way in which we go about our business, and how we treat each other and the people who interact with OUA.

Transforming online education

As Open Learning Australia, we’ve been leading distance education since 1993. In 2004, we continued our pioneering path of innovation and expansion to become Open Universities Australia.

We’ve continued to evolve from where we started—we’re passionate leaders in online higher education.

Diverse and unified

Join a group of people from diverse backgrounds with a shared belief in the power of education. Our culture is built upon optimism and fuelled by the energy and enthusiasm of those who are a part of it.

Innovation is more than a buzzword to us—we believe it's key to making student experiences easier and more enjoyable.

Central, CBD location

Our head office is located on Collins Street, in the Docklands on the cusp of Melbourne’s CBD. We’re minutes away from Southern Cross Station and several tram routes stop at our front door.

Our neighbours include shopping and events districts like South Wharf, Etihad Stadium, and the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Pay, performance and incentives

Success isn’t possible without creative and dedicated employees.

We recognise you with annual performance-based incentives, as well as other individual forms of recognition.

The right balance

We know it’s important for you have a break—relax and recharge or maybe you just need time off for a specific reason.

That’s why you’ll have access to annual, sick, carers, bereavement, maternity, paternity and adoption leave.

Purchased leave

We know there are times when you need extra flexibility to manage family, study or other commitments. So, we offer the option to purchase additional leave if you need it.

Health and wellbeing

Our employees get a free health assessment each year. These assessments are a great way to improve and maintain your health and wellbeing.

You’ll also have access to our Employee Assistance Program, annual flu shots and gym membership discounts.

The People and Culture calendar of events includes lunchtime information sessions, community, cultural and diversity initiatives and other social events.

Career and development opportunities

We don’t think ambition is a dirty word—we reward it.

We know that in many cases, the best employees are the ones itching to take the next step up in their careers, so we're always keen to help you get ahead.

We give you opportunities to gain new skills through formal education and courses with discounts on fees. We also offer paid and unpaid study leave.