Careers & industry
What is an urban planner?
If done well, you’ll hardly notice the influence of an urban planner—but their work shapes the places around us, from public parks to train stations.
Humans of Open Universities Australia: Meet Samira
This month we meet Samira, a student advisor with a passion for education's transformative qualities. When her family fled war, education was critical in allowing them to create a new life. Samira brings this pride in education to her work every day.
Can I work in aged care without a certificate?
Do you see yourself providing care for older adults? Discover the qualifications you need (or don’t!) to make a difference in a field that’s seeking compassionate workers.
Meet the women making their mark in AI
A world driven by AI may be on the horizon, but thus far the majority of those at the helm of its advances are men. While women in AI may be scarce, a sprinkling of trailblazers are paving the way for a more even-handed future.
Will AI take my job?
Is AI taking over jobs? We do a deep dive into the impending age of AI and weigh up whether AI is really a risk to our jobs, or if the real issue is one of being left behind.
Is there a career in hospitality?
Hospitality isn’t just a home for gig workers. It’s an industry full of opportunities for career growth and development. Here are all the reasons to give hospo life a second glance.
Humans of Open Universities Australia: Meet Nabila
Nabila first experienced the transformative power of education watching her mother study to better the life she could provide. Today, Nabila works as a student advisor—helping students feel empowered in changing their lives, too.
Courses & the study experience
What are the most popular programming languages?
Want to crack the code for a career in IT or software development? What’s more popular between Python and Java? It’s time to brush up on your programming language skills.
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.
How we help elite athletes prepare for life after sport
Together with the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS), we make studying easier for some of Australia’s most talented athletes.
TAFE vs uni: Which one should I choose?
During the heady rush that is your final year of high school, it’s natural to have this burning question on your mind: do I go to uni, or do I study at TAFE?
From teaching children to transforming curriculum. Ally can’t and won’t stop
Our 30 Years Series, a celebration of three decades of opportunities through Open Universities Australia, returns again this month. Today, you’ll hear from Ally Kettle, who is onto her third degree while working and travelling the world.
Our employees share what they've been studying
Ever wondered what the employees at Open Universities Australia (affectionately known to us as ‘OUAers’) have been studying themselves? Now’s your chance.
6 financial literacy courses to help you manage your money
There’s never been a better time to educate yourself about money. Consider these courses to boost your financial literacy in Australia.
Travel, triumph and a thirst for lifelong learning: Conrad shares his experience
It’s time for another article in our 30 Years Series, a celebration of three decades of opportunities through Open Universities Australia. Today, you’ll hear from Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) graduate and current Graduate Law student, Conrad Pereira.
Study & life hacks
Your guide to university scholarships in Australia
You don’t have to be an academic superstar to get a university scholarship in Australia. Find out more about the different opportunities that are out there, because you could be eligible
The Indigenous Voice to Parliament explained
Unclear on the Voice to Parliament? Here’s what you need to know about Australia’s upcoming referendum, which will decide if Indigenous Australians can advise on matters that affect their lives.
We’re all feeling the pinch. Here are 5 reasons why uni’s still worth it
With cost of living on the rise, we’re all feeling the pinch. Whether you’ve cut the gym membership, or are making meals last longer, many of us are changing our behaviour. Should our study goals change, too?
Why should I complete Indigenous cultural awareness training?
Learn to engage respectfully with Indigenous people and become a better ally.
University entry requirements explained
Learn more about how admission criteria works when you're applying for university—and what to do if you don’t meet the requirements.
ChatGPT aside, you should still ask a student advisor about your course choices. Here’s why
You’re ready to choose a uni course. You’ve asked your parents, friends and even your dog for their opinions. Now is it time to ask ChatGPT? Let’s explore.
Where to find postgraduate Commonwealth supported places
Hoping to land a government subsidised place as a postgraduate? Here’s everything you need to know, including where to look for relevant courses.
How do I choose a university tutoring service?
Asking for help with uni isn’t a sign of weakness. It’s a predictor of success – a wise move for students of all abilities to secure stellar grades. But how should you choose a tutoring service?