Careers & industry
How to become an influencer
Are you thinking about becoming an influencer? We asked Instagram personality Ethically Kate what an influencer really does. Plus, we found out how much money you can make in Australia.
What is an environmental health officer?
A protector of public health. A community hero. Someone who makes sure we can work, live and play in clean and healthy environments. Already ticking the ‘do good, feel good’ boxes for you?
What is an office administrator and what do they do?
Office administrators are the unofficial chief organisational officers of the workplace. They make sure their colleagues have the right tools and environment to do their jobs seamlessly.
Humans of Open Universities Australia: Meet Meg
Meet Megan (Meg) Xavier, the PX (People Experience) Advisor at Open Universities Australia. She sat down with us this month to chat about how she worked her way up in the career ladder at our organisation.
What is a construction manager and what do they do?
The buildings that surround us didn’t come to be from magic. Though a construction manager might tell you that that’s exactly what they do. Let’s find out more.
What is an epidemiologist and what do they do?
Epidemiologists have been at the forefront of the public health response to Covid-19. But what exactly does their work involve?
Types of digital marketing you need to know to land the role
How are SEO and SEM different? What is content marketing? How many kinds of social media marketing are there? Get the scoop from our expert!
Courses & the study experience
What are microcredentials?
Unis across Australia are encouraging time-poor students to enrol in microcredentials. But what are these job-ready short courses, exactly—and will they really help you get ahead in the workforce?
Transfer courses easily or withdraw, with the census scoop
Ensure you know when you can withdraw and transfer to another course with these facts.
What is a graduate diploma?
Learn all about this popular postgraduate qualification, which many students are choosing over a masters degree.
11 project management short courses you can study online
Learn how to lead an important work project before the year is over. These online project management courses only take 10-16 weeks to complete.
Billie's commerce degree helps her promote reconciliation
Thanks to her major in business law, Billie has the skills she needs to push for diversity in the workplace.
How does midyear entry work for online students?
If you want to study now rather than later, you’re in luck, because some midyear courses are still open for online students. Here’s everything you need to know about the midyear uni intake in 2022.
How student advisor Ricky helped an author work towards getting published
Ricky is one of our student advisors here at Open Universities Australia. While the kinds of students he helps are varied, there’s one he’s particularly proud of. He tells us more.
The hottest course right now, according to student advisor Cynthia
Cynthia spends every day helping students choose courses and reach their goals. She spills the beans on the hottest course right now, and everything else she knows from her time answering student questions.
Study & life hacks
Book a consultation: Course advice when it suits you
Need advice on courses? We’ve got you. Our new book a consultation service is changing the game for students looking for unbiased uni advice.
The most common cyber security threats explained
Anyone can be a target of cybercrime. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself or your organisation.
How to get into uni without an ATAR
There’s no one right way into university. Discover the alternative pathways you can follow to gain entry, even if you don’t have a strong academic history.
How fast-track degrees work
Want a framed degree on your wall as quickly as possible? You’re not alone. The itch to finish study and start “real life” is real. Here’s how you can make it happen.
How to motivate yourself to study during winter
If you’ve got no motivation to study during the cooler months, you’re not alone. Feeling like you’ve lost the motivation to study as the temperature drops is completely normal. Here’s what you can do about it.
Job interview tips a recruiter wants you to know
Ready to nail your next interview and land that role you’ve been dreaming about? Check out this advice from recruitment specialist Natasha Hawker, who reveals how to do well in a job interview.
How to decide on a career path after university
Wondering "which career is right for me?" Answer these five questions and we'll help you figure out what your future holds.