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Explore online degrees, subjects & short courses

Choose your path

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

With 1,100+ degrees and 2,680+ 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 degrees

Study a diploma, associate degree or bachelor degree online with the uni of your choice, from anywhere, at any time.

Explore undergraduate courses

Postgraduate degrees

Take your career to the next level with a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or masters degree.

Explore postgraduate courses

Undergraduate single subjects

Give university a test drive. Explore single online subjects that don't have any entry requirements.

Explore undergraduate subjects

Postgraduate single subjects

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

Explore postgraduate subjects


You only need to complete four subjects to earn these qualifications. Most undergraduate certificates don't even have entry requirements.

Explore certificates

Short courses

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

Explore short courses

Pathways and pre-university

Get ready for academic success with these enabling courses, pathways, and English language test preparation courses.

Explore pathways

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.

Find out what we recommend for you

A comparison between degrees and subjects

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.

Learn about degrees vs subjects

Open Universities Australia course comparison tool

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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Our friendly student advisors are here to help

We’re here to guide you every step of the way with advice on:

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

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