Way back in 1998, a young and bright-eyed Carmen first enrolled to study through OUA. “When I received my [high school] results, I didn’t have high enough marks to get into university” she recalls, which is the reason she turned to OUA to follow her dream of working in the criminal justice system.
Since then, she’s completed a Diploma, and Graduate Certificate and a Master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice – all through Griffith University and OUA, graduating only a few weeks ago. “It was an absolutely sensational moment – it was the culmination of 20 years of study that I never ever thought I would reach.”
However, Carmen’s not stopping there. She’s now completing Griffith’s Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management, in which “the end goal is to be a better manager, and to be able to assist my staff to be better workers”. Carmen’s genuine love of learning, and drive to better herself, has moved her up the career ladder in the community corrections field – all the while, leaving enough time to make the most of precious family life.
Studying online through OUA
Open Universities Australia (OUA) partners with 10 leading Australian universities, to bring you over 150 degrees in the one place. Through OUA, you have access to degrees from Macquarie, RMIT, Curtin, Swinburne, Griffith, La Trobe, UniSA and Murdoch University.
OUA students study the exact same degree as an on-campus student, under the guidance of the university’s tutors. The only difference is that you study online, on your own terms. You choose when, where and at what pace you earn your qualification.
Attaining your dream degree is made easy through OUA. Regardless of whether you finished high school or received an ATAR score, we’ll provide you with a study pathway into your chosen degree. As for affordability, OUA offers access to government loans, so you don’t have to pay upfront to get started.
Explore over 150 degrees to find the right one for you, or fill out the form below to hear from a friendly Student Advisor.