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Explore online degrees, subjects & short courses

At Open Universities Australia, we help you navigate and compare your options—but you get to choose your own path.

With over 470 degrees and 2,360+ subjects on offer, you have many study options to choose from. So, here are a few ways to explore degrees and subjects from leading Australian universities.

Study types

Undergraduate study

Study a Diploma, Associate Degree, or Bachelor Degree online with unis across Australia from anywhere, at any time.

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Postgraduate study

Take your career to the next level with a postgraduate qualification—including Grad Certs, Grad Dips, and Masters.

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Single subjects

Start out with a single subject. We’ve got a huge range of online subjects with no entry requirements.

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Postgraduate single subjects

Boost your skills and feel more confident and qualified at work—without committing to a full degree.

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Certificates

The fastest way to a qualification. Only four subjects and most undergraduate certificates with no entry requirements.

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Short courses

Upskill with an online short course. It’s the flexible and low-commitment solution to learning something new.

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Pathways and pre-university

Get ready for academic success with enabling courses, OUA Pathways, and English language test preparation.

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Choosing a course

Need help choosing what to study? Here’s some ways we can help you.

Course recommendations

Answer a few simple questions using our online tool and we can recommend some study options for you.

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Open Universities Australia course recommendation tool

Degree vs single subjects

Did you know you don’t have to commit to a degree to study higher education? Start with a single subject or apply for a degree. It's your choice.

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A comparison between degrees and subjects

Compare courses

Compare each detail of all degrees and subjects and find what’s important to you when making your decision.

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Open Universities Australia course comparison tool

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Our student advisors are available seven days a week to help you with:

  • Choosing a course that best suits you
  • Enrolling and planning your studies
  • Understanding your funding options

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