Careers & industry
What is an economist?
Economists can have a real impact on the wellbeing of others. Let’s take a closer look at this fascinating and important profession.
Should I volunteer abroad?
Thinking of volunteering abroad? Alongside cultural immersion and making a positive impact to the world, a benevolent stint overseas brings with it a heightened sense of self. Here’s what to consider before you decide if you should volunteer abroad.
5 rewarding jobs in disability services (that aren’t support work)
If you’re drawn to a career that sees you making a difference in people’s lives every day, disability services could be your perfect fit, even if support work isn’t your goal.
How to start a career brewing beer
Accomplished brewer and business owner DJ McCready offers his roadmap for success in this sought-after field.
Humans of Open Universities Australia: Meet David
He’s the Business Analyst who once upon a time walked straight into a Sesame Street sketch in Central Park! So, what does David do when he’s not mingling with Big Bird and Elmo? We find out what working at Open Universities Australia means to him.
Help: How do I start freelance copywriting?
Freelance writing gurus Rachel Smith and Lindy Alexander share their advice on getting your foot in the door and keeping it open.
5 diverse careers in agriculture
From veggie farms to vineyards, cities to country towns, brokering and trading to research and development, we cover the surprising variety of agricultural careers out there.
Courses & the study experience
OUAers share their unique study paths. Their current job titles may surprise you.
Choosing what to study can feel overwhelming. After all, you’re making a call on what you’d like to spend your life doing. Or are you?
What is a Bachelor of Arts?
It’s the OG of all bachelor degrees and continues to inspire high regard for the sharp, considered and versatile graduates it produces.
Meet 3 athletes who are nailing the balance between work, sport and study
They’re our nominees for the 2023 Open Universities Australia Performance Lifestyle Award—and their stories are sure to inspire you.
Booked a consultation? Here's how to prepare
So, you took the leap and booked a chat with a student advisor. Kudos! You’re one step closer to achieving your goals. Let’s look at how to prepare so you can get the most out of it.
How to choose electives during study planning
When it's time to pick your elective subjects, where do you even start? We asked student advisors Jayde and Puja for their top tips.
How a World Champion athlete is broadening her horizons
From hitting the slopes as an Olympian to hitting the books through online education, Laura Peel’s journey is anything but ordinary.
5 benefits of online learning for uni students
Are you torn between the online and on-campus versions of your course? Discover some surprising (and not so surprising) reasons you should study remotely with your university.
Study & life hacks
Uni student discounts you didn’t know about
There are many perks to being a student. Did you know about these sweet deals you can claim with your student card?
Does your ATAR really matter?
Regardless of your ATAR, there’s a range of ways to work towards your ideal future. Here’s how.
How to be sustainable (and budget friendly) at home
We chatted to Nick Scott, sustainability educator at CERES, about making practical changes in your everyday life, as well as to your home.
How to choose a university (when the classroom is anywhere you are)
By learning online, you’ll greatly broaden your options. Pick the ideal university for your area of interest, regardless of where it’s located.
The best jobs you can do while travelling
Ever wanted to work from a beach in Thailand or under a canopy in the wilds of Africa? With these jobs, you can work from just about anywhere. Allow us introduce you to someone who does just that.
Why you should learn how to code
Looking for ways to level up your tech-savviness? Learn coding—it will also give you more control over your work and career.
What do recruiters look for?
Recruitment manager James Stewart lends his expertise on how to get ahead in the ever-competitive job market.