Postgraduate Single Units - 2017

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Course summary - 2017

Level: Postgraduate
Qualification: Single unit
Number of units: Over 100 units to choose from
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Update your skills or study an area of interest without committing to a full degree. Whether it's gaining an edge in your career, moving into a new profession, or enhancing your existing knowledge, studying Postgraduate Single Units provides you with the opportunity to learn the knowledge and skills that you need.

Explore subjects as diverse as Astrobiology and Accounting, Egyptian History and Economics, or Marketing and Mental Health Management. Postgraduate Single Units are available in the Arts, Business, Education, Health, IT, Law, and Science disciplines. You can study with six of Australia's leading universities including Australian Catholic University, Curtin University, Griffith University, Macquarie University, RMIT University, Swinburne University and UniSA.

Each Postgraduate Single Unit offers a range of skills that are defined in the learning outcomes of the unit see specific unit pages for more information. All Postgraduate Single Units are delivered by learning experts from some of Australia's leading universities.

To be eligible to study a Postgraduate Single Unit, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Academic Requirements
    A completed bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline from a recognised university (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing)
  • English language requirements
    English language requirements apply to international students and other students whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English.

The minimum English language requirements for studying Postgraduate Single Units are:

  • A minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 88 (no score less than 21)
  • OR a minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPT (conducted by GELI or ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate in Advance English (CAE)
  • OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
  • OR a minimum score of 61 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic)
  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Governance for Planning
URP505 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Development Assessment
URP515 Curtin - SP2 - SP4
Introduction to Planning
URP540 Curtin - SP2 - SP4
Architectural Culture Research Topics 1
MAA401 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Architectural Systems Research Topics
MAA404 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Architectural Culture Research Topics 2
MAA405 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Architectural Professional Practice 2
MAA504 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Planning Law
URP500 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Planning for Sustainability
URP590 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Transport Planning
URP600 Curtin - SP2 - -
Planning for Housing
URP620 Curtin - - - SP4
Landscape Planning and Heritage
URP630 Curtin - - SP3 -
  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Accounting for Sustainable Management
ACCT2230 RMIT - Sess 2 -
Contemporary Issues in International Management
BUSM4101 RMIT Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Managing Across Cultures
BUSM4359 RMIT - Sess 2 -
Design Thinking for Business (Executive)
BUSM4521 RMIT Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Design Thinking for Business
BUSM45361 RMIT Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Engineering Research Practice
EENG5004 UniSA - Sess 2 -
Principles of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
EHR701 Griffith Sess 1 - -
Introduction to Business Information Systems
INF60007 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Technology Essentials for Managers
INF80042 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Project Planning and Control
LSCM3008 UniSA Sess 1 - -
Total Quality Management
LSCM5022 UniSA Sess 1 - -
Procurement and Purchasing Management
LSCM5052 UniSA - Sess 2 -
Principles of Project Management
MPM411 UniSA Sess 1 Sess 2 Sess 3
Project Risk Management
MPM413 UniSA Sess 1 Sess 2 Sess 3
Project Control Methods
MPM414 UniSA Sess 1 Sess 2 Sess 3
Project Leadership & Teams
MPM417 UniSA Sess 1 Sess 2 Sess 3
Principles of OHSE Management
OHSE601 ACU SP1 - SP3 -
OHSE Management Systems
OHSE602 ACU - SP2 - SP4
Physical Hazards in Occupational Environments
OHSE603 ACU SP1 - SP3 -
Accounting for Business Decisions
OMBA610 RMIT Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Marketing
OMBA620 RMIT Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Leading People and Organisations
OMBA630 RMIT Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Financial Analytics for Managerial Decisions
OMBA780 RMIT Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Leadership and Management
OMBA790 RMIT Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Marketing for Managers
OMBA820 RMIT Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Doing Social Survey Research
SOCX830 Macquarie - Sem2 -
Qualitative Methods
SOCX831 Macquarie Sem1 - -
Research Design
STA60004 Swinburne SP1 - SP3 -
Survey Sampling
STA70005 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Project Management Overview
PRM500 Curtin - - SP3 -
Participatory Planning
URP640 Curtin SP1 - - -
Project Cost Management
PRM520 Curtin Coming in 2018
Project Time Management
PRM530 Curtin Coming in 2018
Procurement Management
PRM540 Curtin Coming in 2018
Project Risk Management
PRM550 Curtin Coming in 2018

1 This unit requires some on-campus attendance at RMIT University.

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Sustainable International Business Futures
BUSM4389 RMIT Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Financial Statement Analysis
MFIN1070 RMIT - Sess 2 -
Quantitative Methods In Finance
MFIN1095 RMIT Sess 1 - Sess 3
Principles of Finance
MFIN1113 RMIT Sess 1 - Sess 3
Accounting, Accountability and Society
MPAC10 RMIT Sess 1 Sess 2 Sess 3
Business & Corporations Law
MPAC20 RMIT Sess 1 - -
Contemporary Financial and Integrated Reporting
MPAC30 RMIT - Sess 2 Sess 3
Economic Analysis for Business
MPAC60 RMIT - Sess 2 -
Financial Decision Making
MPAC70 RMIT Sess 1 - -
Financial Principles and Analysis
MT515 Curtin SP1 - - -
Fundamentals of Australian Tax Law
MT531 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Applied International Taxation
MT547 Curtin SP1 - - -
Fundamentals of Business and Corporations Law
MT565 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Accounting for Business Decisions
OMBA610 RMIT Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Financial Analytics for Managerial Decisions
OMBA780 RMIT Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Work and Employment
SOCX866 Macquarie - Sem2 -
  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Curriculum and Instruction - Social Sciences (Upper Secondary)
EDU575 Curtin - SP2 - SP4
Democracy and Dictatorship
HIST513 Curtin - SP2 - SP4
Interpreting History
HIST514 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Twentieth Century Australia
HIST515 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Materials Design and Assessment
TESOL501 Curtin SP1 - - -
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Methodologies
TESOL502 Curtin SP1 - - -
Introduction to Language
TESOL503 Curtin - - SP3 -
Transcultural Communication
TESOL504 Curtin - - SP3 -
  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Accounting for Sustainable Management
ACCT2230 RMIT - Sess 2 -
Sustainable International Business Futures
BUSM4389 RMIT Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Planning for Sustainability
URP590 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Ancient Egyptian Religion
AHIX801 Macquarie - Sem2 -
The Athenian Empire 510-404 BC
AHIX820 Macquarie Sem1 - -
Egypt: Alexander to Augustus
AHIX821 Macquarie - Sem2 -
History Writing in Antiquity: Herodotus and Thucydides
AHIX823 Macquarie Coming in 2018
The Art and Archaeology of Coptic Monasticism
AHIX855 Macquarie - Sem2 -
History of Astronomy
AST80008 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Democracy and Dictatorship
HIST513 Curtin - SP2 - SP4
Interpreting History
HIST514 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Twentieth Century Australia
HIST515 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Landscape, Ecology & Empire
HUM762 Griffith Sess 1 - -
Civil Wars and Insurgencies
PICX838 Macquarie Sem1 - -
Writing History: People, Places and Times
PWR70004 Swinburne - SP2 - -
  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Human Geography
GPH510 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Physical Geography
GPH512 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Global Cities and Regions
GPH513 Curtin - SP2 - SP4
Geographies of Food Security
GPH514 Curtin - SP2 - SP4
  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Criminological Theories
CCJ742 Griffith Sess 1 - -
Business & Corporations Law
MPAC20 RMIT Sess 1 - -
Fundamentals of Australian Tax Law
MT531 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Fundamentals of Business and Corporations Law
MT565 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Terrorism
PICX802 Macquarie Sem1 - -
Police Leadership and Governance (Previously: Strategic Policing)
PICX806 Macquarie Sem1 - -
Cyber Terrorism and Information Warfare
PICX808 Macquarie Sem1 - -
Foundations of Modern Intelligence
PICX813 Macquarie Sem1 - -
Architecture of Modern Intelligence
PICX814 Macquarie - Sem2 -
Counter Terrorism
PICX818 Macquarie - Sem2 -
Terrorism Dynamics
PICX837 Macquarie - Sem2 -
Civil Wars and Insurgencies
PICX838 Macquarie Sem1 - -
Cyber Crime (Previously: Cybercrime)
PICX840 Macquarie - Sem2 -
Organised Crime
PICX841 Macquarie - Sem2 -
Strategic Law Enforcement
PICX842 Macquarie - Sem2 -
International Policing Systems (Previously: Comparative Policing)
PICX843 Macquarie Sem1 - -
The Modern Intelligence Practitioner
PICX844 Macquarie - Sem2 -
Practice of Modern Intelligence
PICX845 Macquarie Sem1 - -
Cyber Security
PICX848 Macquarie Sem1 - -
Cyber Policing and Intelligence
PICX849 Macquarie - Sem2 -
Strategic Concepts
PICX850 Macquarie Sem1 - -
International Security
PICX901 Macquarie - Sem2 -
Nuclear Weapons
PICX905 Macquarie Sem1 - -
Asia-Pacific Security
PICX913 Macquarie - Sem2 -
Humanitarian Intervention and Peacekeeping
PICX915 Macquarie - Sem2 -
Australia's Strategic and Defence Policy in a Changing Asia
PICX921 Macquarie Sem1 - -
Transnational Security in Asia
PICX922 Macquarie - Sem2 -
Planning Law
URP500 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Communication Research Skills
COM190 Griffith Sess 1 Sess 2 Sess 3
Critical Friends: The Real and Virtual Support of Writers
PWR60001 Swinburne SP1 - SP3 -
Real Life Writing
PWR60002 Swinburne SP1 - SP3 -
Research for Writers
PWR60003 Swinburne SP1 - SP3 -
Journalism
PWR60004 Swinburne SP1 - SP3 -
Online Writing
PWR70002 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Writing History: People, Places and Times
PWR70004 Swinburne - SP2 - -
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Methodologies
TESOL502 Curtin SP1 - - -
Introduction to Language
TESOL503 Curtin - - SP3 -
Transcultural Communication
TESOL504 Curtin - - SP3 -
  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Ancient Egyptian Religion
AHIX801 Macquarie - Sem2 -
The Art and Archaeology of Coptic Monasticism
AHIX855 Macquarie - Sem2 -
  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Exploring Stars and the Milky Way
AST80004 Swinburne SP1 - SP3 -
Exploring the Solar System
AST80005 Swinburne SP1 - SP3 -
Galaxies and their Place in the Universe
AST80006 Swinburne SP1 - SP3 -
History of Astronomy
AST80008 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Studies in Space Exploration
AST80017 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Engineering Research Practice
EENG5004 UniSA - Sess 2 -
Statistical Practice 1
STA60001 Swinburne SP1 - SP3 -
Basic Statistical Computing
STA60003 Swinburne SP1 - SP3 -
Research Design
STA60004 Swinburne SP1 - SP3 -
Survey Sampling
STA70005 Swinburne - - SP3 -
  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Risk Assessment and Management in Mental Health
CCJ749 Griffith - Sess 2 -
Curriculum and Instruction - Social Sciences (Upper Secondary)
EDU575 Curtin - SP2 - SP4
Principles of OHSE Management
OHSE601 ACU SP1 - SP3 -
OHSE Management Systems
OHSE602 ACU - SP2 - SP4
Physical Hazards in Occupational Environments
OHSE603 ACU SP1 - SP3 -
Humanitarian Intervention and Peacekeeping
PICX915 Macquarie - Sem2 -
Developing Social Policy
SOCX810 Macquarie - Sem2 -
Evaluation and the Policy Process
SOCX818 Macquarie Sem1 - -
Doing Social Survey Research
SOCX830 Macquarie - Sem2 -
Qualitative Methods
SOCX831 Macquarie Sem1 - -
Social Care and Human Services
SOCX863 Macquarie Sem1 - -
Political Economy for Social Policy and Research
SOCX865 Macquarie - Sem2 -
Work and Employment
SOCX866 Macquarie - Sem2 -
  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Professional Issues in IT
ICT80008 Swinburne - - - SP4
Introduction to Business Information Systems
INF60007 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Database Analysis and Design
INF60009 Swinburne - SP2 - -
Global ICT Practice
INF80039 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Technology Essentials for Managers
INF80042 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Statistical Practice 1
STA60001 Swinburne SP1 - SP3 -
Basic Statistical Computing
STA60003 Swinburne SP1 - SP3 -
Online Writing
PWR70002 Swinburne - - SP3 -

Postgraduate Single Units are true stand-alone units. However, successfully completing these units may provide you with the opportunity for a credit transfer to a different level of qualification in your future.

You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

Eligible OUA students can access the government loan scheme known as FEE-HELP. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a minimum threshold.

Who can access it?

  • Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to their course
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
    OR
  • Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study

Find out more about FEE-HELP

You can pay your fees upfront - in full at the beginning of a unit - using:
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  • Cheque
  • Money order

You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001
Australia

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