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See for yourself how Open Universities Australia is at the forefront in the online education space. Hear more from our university partners, read our industry insights and find out what we've been up to in the media.

Case studies

How partnering with OUA helps overall enrolment growth

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Reaching a new student cohort with Rapid Development Funding from OUA

Case study: Open Universities Australia works with Curtin University to roll programs into the online space and reach new student audiences.

August 2020, 7 pages.

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Successfully leveraging OUA national marketing reach to suit different university needs

Case study: Exploring how one university successfully leverages Open University Australia's national marketing reach.

April 2021, 7 pages.

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Industry insights

How our marketplace offers new opportunities for growth in 2021

April 2021. University participation nearly tripled over the past three years as our flexible marketplace accommodates growth in traditional programs—and other types of qualifications and learning options. 17 pages.

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Microcredentials: exploring the student perspective

April 2021. To help universities respond to demand for different learning options, we asked students how they feel about microcredentials. 24 pages.

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The impact of COVID-19

November 2020. We examine how students changed their approach to higher education as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 15 pages.

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Our 2020 higher education market opportunities overview

October 2020. Gain new insights into our higher education marketplace and discover what students want from online study, what the future of study could look like, and how your university can reduce the cost of attracting new students. 81 pages.

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Help getting your programs online

We launched our Rapid Development Fund (RDF) in 2017 to help partner universities develop exciting new online programs for our marketplace.

Program coordinators at Curtin University used this funding to bring some of their most in-demand undergraduate degrees online.

Learn more about how Curtin University was able to fast-track new online programs with our support.

In the media

Online breakthrough for country students

The COVID-19 pandemic opened up online learning to remote and disadvantaged students across Australia. Source: Gold Coast Bulletin, 20 April 2021.

Ever thought of going to university online?

An interview with David Cummings about the online learning experience. Source: Study Work Grow, 25 August 2020.

Open Universities Australia partners with OpenLearning in short courses

OUA is entering the microcredentials market. Source: The Australian, 14 July 2020.

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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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