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
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.
4 questions student advisor Rob says will help you find the right course
According to student advisor Rob, figuring out what to study can be ironed out with four simple questions. Find out what they are, and what Rob can do to help you move in the right direction in this sit-down chat.
How student advisor Cindy helps the curious figure out their “why?”
Cindy uses a range of questioning techniques to help curious callers discover which courses might be the right fit. We sat down with Cindy to hear more.
Study & life hacks
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.
How to negotiate a higher salary
Not sure what to say when negotiating your salary? Follow these tips from career strategist Kelly Magowan next time you need to make your case with an employer.
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.