Careers & industry
How to make a career change at 30, 40 or 50
Have you got the itch for a career change or job jump? No matter your age or experience, it’s completely possible. Here’s how.
What is an occupational therapist and what do they do?
Occupational therapists play a crucial role in healthcare. But what exactly do they do, and how can you follow this rewarding career path? Let’s find out.
3 avenues in human rights, as explored by students
Does a career spent working for the rights of those around you set your heart ablaze? You might be cut out for a course in human rights. Shiree, Debbie and Alice studied related fields.
What makes a good teacher?
The best teachers aren’t just knowledgeable authority figures—they also know how to inspire and motivate their students. Here are the characteristics of a good teacher.
What is an architect and what do they do?
Most people have heard of architects, but what exactly do they do? And where do they fit in the construction process? Let’s take a look at this rewarding profession.
Beyond the booth: How to pursue a career in politics
With the election on our minds, you may be wondering how you can inspire change beyond casting a vote. Study politics and you can.
Should I study business or work my way in?
You’re inspired by the likes of Sheryl Sandberg and Elon Musk. But should you bother with a business degree? Or climb the ladder through merit? We take a look.
Courses & the study experience
Student advisor Alyna says its never too late
What can you expect when you call Open Universities Australia for career and study advice? Guidance, expertise and, if you speak with Alyna – an “anything is possible” attitude.
How does O-Week work when you study online?
Orientation Week is a great way to make new friends and prepare for uni life. But how do you get involved as an online student?
What is cross-institutional study and how does it work?
Did you know you can take a subject with another university, but have it count towards your current degree? Find out how Open Universities Australia can help you enrol in cross-institutional study, even if you’re an on-campus student.
How hard is an MBA?
Thinking about getting your MBA, but not sure if you're up for the workload? Here are the main things to know before enrolling, from two students who've been there.
Upskill your startup with a small business course
Starting your own business? Check out these online short courses, which are designed to help you manage, promote and grow a small business from the ground up.
How 3 students took the leap
Deciding that you want or need to study is like standing on the precipice of change. You know there’s a leap involved, and diving in takes courage. To help you on your way, let’s look at three students who have made it happen.
5 mental health short courses to pivot into counselling
A short course can be a great way to upskill and become more competitive for a position as a counsellor. Learn more about what courses can help get you job-ready.
Study & life hacks
8 little victories to celebrate as you study online
We might only be a few weeks into the new study term, but you’ve already achieved more than you think. Let’s take a moment to acknowledge how far you’ve come.
How to study effectively
In the age of TikTok, Netflix, and Tinder, it’s easier than ever to get distracted from studying, especially when you’re studying online. The good news? These easy learning tips will help you say yes when your attention span says no.
How to write a cover letter in Australia: Your guide to standing out
A cover letter is the megaphone your job application needs to stand out and intrigue hiring managers… but what if your hand is shaky on the on-switch? Find out how to write a great cover letter, even if you’re not confident with words.
What to do after uni
Graduation can be exciting and nerve-wracking in equal measure. If you feel like your achievement will be overshadowed by post-uni anxiety, then you’ve come to the right place.
Your guide to university as a mature-age student
Thinking about studying online as an older student? Here’s everything you need to know about applying for your dream course, getting in, and preparing for classes.
How does university work? The ultimate guide
New to uni and online study? Check out this handy resource, which answers questions most of us feel too silly to ask.
How to make friends at uni when you study online
Sure, you won’t see your classmates every week as an online student, but you can still build meaningful, lifelong friendships. Here’s where to find them.