Partner with Open Universities Australia

Reach more students with Australia’s most recognised higher education marketplace.

Why partner with Open Universities Australia?

Open Universities Australia (OUA) invites you and your university to be part of Australia’s most recognised higher education marketplace. Since  forming in 1993, we’ve supported over 509,000 students to find the best program for their needs with our 25 university partners across the country. Here’s how:

Students trust us

Students appreciate our impartial guidance as they navigate which program best fits them—34,000 of them in 2021 alone! Our teams are committed to helping your university connect with new students, which means you’ll reach your enrolment targets faster.

Proven results

Each program you add to the OUA marketplace benefits from our national marketing reach. So, you’ll leverage our channels as the #1 online higher education brand to reach new students, promote your programs and extend your brand’s reach.

We support you

As an OUA partner, you’ll have access to support that will ease your internal workload. This includes marketing and enrolment support, market insights, and funding for online program development through our Rapid Development Fund.

Choose how you partner with us

Our Partner products and services connect you with more students through our marketing channels and flexible enrolment options.

Full service

Our full service offering makes things easy with end-to-end enrolment management. You’ll also have access to Partner Hub to manage your course catalogue and monitor student enrolment data.

Lead referral service

OUA’s lead referral service takes advantage of our marketing channels to help you attract leads, which we then pass on to you so you can complete the enrolment process. You maintain full control over pricing and the ability to add new programs to our marketplace.

Hear from our current partners

By partnering with the majority of universities in Australia, we’re helping more students achieve their study goals.

In these short videos, you’ll hear from staff at Curtin University, Griffith University, Macquarie University and the University of Tasmania as they speak to the ways we’ve added value to their institutions.

We've grown our enrolment significantly working with Open Universities Australia ... we've been able to expand our reach to students all over Australia.”—Curtin University

At a unit level, we now have more students than ever before ... for us to achieve this on our own, we would have to double our marketing budget.”—University of New England

Without Rapid Development Funding (RDF) we wouldn't have been able to bring as many programs online.”—Curtin University

Case studies and industry insights

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2022 higher education marketplace landscape report

January 2022.To help our university partners offer their programs to more students across Australia, we present the opportunities we see to bring new programs onboard for 2022. 18 pages.

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About Open Universities Australia

Open Universities Australia is the country's number one destination for online tertiary education. We help students explore, choose and enrol in thousands of online courses from leading universities.

As a not-for-profit organisation, we have our students’ best interests at heart. We’re here to champion everyone who wants to learn.

This approach has allowed us to become the most recognised online education brand in Australia.

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