Study resources

Study resources such as textbooks will help you get prepared and allow you to make the most of your study. OUA will also help support your learning experience with free resources designed to build your academic skills and get you ready for success.

Smarthinking - Free online tutoring

If you're new to study or returning after a break, it can take a while to get into the swing of things. Online chat with tutors and essay-writing assistance can provide valuable help with assignments.


Just like on-campus study, most units need a textbook to help support your learning. It's a good idea to plan ahead so that when your unit starts you already have your textbooks.

Help with academic writing

If you're not sure of the writing style expected at university, you can learn all about structuring essays and reports in the academic writing guides.

Study tip sheets

You've found the ideal course. You're ready to get stuck in to study. But before you get going, take a look at the study tip sheets we've put together.