Postgraduate Single Subjects

Update and advance your professional skills to remain confident and competitive in the workplace.

If you’ve completed your bachelors degree and you’re ready to continue your study journey, you can find and enrol in over 400 Postgraduate Single Subjects through OUA.

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  • Build on your existing knowledge and gain a deeper understanding.
  • Gain practical and transferable skills for a career change.
  • Satisfy continuing professional development (CPD) requirements.

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  • Return to study with the convenience and freedom of online learning.
  • Explore a new area before committing to a full degree.
  • Feed your appetite for continuous learning.
Subject name Subject code University
Advanced Architectural Systems Research Applications CUR-MAA404 Curtin
Architectural Professional Practice 1 CUR-MAA501 Curtin
Architectural Professional Practice 2 CUR-MAA504 Curtin
Architectural Systems and Research Methods CUR-MAA402 Curtin
Architectural Thesis Preparation CUR-MAA502 Curtin
Architectural Thesis Project CUR-MAA505 Curtin
Architecture and Culture Research Applications CUR-MAA405 Curtin
Architecture and Culture Research Topics and Methods CUR-MAA401 Curtin
Complex Buildings Research Methods CUR-MAA411 Curtin
Complex Buildings Research Studio CUR-MAA409 Curtin
Development Assessment CUR-URP515 Curtin
Development Processes CUR-URP520 Curtin
Governance for Planning CUR-URP505 Curtin
Integrated Buildings Research Methods CUR-MAA507 Curtin
Integrated Buildings Research Studio CUR-MAA506 Curtin
Integrated Plan Making CUR-URP560 Curtin
Introduction to Planning CUR-URP540 Curtin
Landscape Planning and Heritage CUR-URP630 Curtin
Local Planning CUR-URP550 Curtin
Participatory Planning CUR-URP640 Curtin
Planning Dissertation Preparation CUR-URP570 Curtin
Planning for Housing CUR-URP620 Curtin
Planning for Sustainability CUR-URP590 Curtin
Planning Law CUR-URP500 Curtin
Planning Masters Dissertation CUR-URP650 Curtin
Planning Theory CUR-URP530 Curtin
Regional Planning CUR-URP510 Curtin
Transport Planning CUR-URP600 Curtin
Urban Design Research Methods CUR-MAA408 Curtin
Urban Design Research Studio CUR-MAA407 Curtin
Subject name Subject code University
Accounting for Business Decisions RMI-OMBA610 RMIT
Accounting for Sustainable Management RMI-ACCT2230 RMIT
Contemporary Issues in International Management RMI-BUSM4101 RMIT
Design Thinking for Business (Executive) RMI-BUSM4521 RMIT
Design Thinking for Business 1 RMI-BUSM4536 RMIT
Doing Social Survey Research MAQ-SOCX830 Macquarie
Economics for Managers CUR-GCB500 Curtin
Financial Analytics for Managerial Decisions RMI-OMBA780 RMIT
Financial and Management Accounting for Business CUR-GCB540 Curtin
Fundamentals of Leadership CUR-GCB530 Curtin
International Oil and Gas Markets CUR-GCB550 Curtin
International Study Tour CUR-SBE500 Curtin
Introduction to Business Information Systems SWI-INF60007 Swinburne
Leadership and Management RMI-OMBA790 RMIT
Leading People and Organisations RMI-OMBA630 RMIT
Managerial Effectiveness CUR-GCB560 Curtin
Managing Across Cultures RMI-BUSM4359 RMIT
Managing Organisation Policy GRF-EHR700 Griffith
Marketing RMI-OMBA620 RMIT
Marketing for Managers RMI-OMBA820 RMIT
Organisational Behaviour for Managers CUR-GCB510 Curtin
Project Leadership & Teams USA-MPM417 UniSA
Qualitative Methods MAQ-SOCX831 Macquarie
Research Design SWI-STA60004 Swinburne
Survey Sampling SWI-STA70005 Swinburne
Technology Essentials for Managers SWI-INF80042 Swinburne
Subject name Subject code University
Adult Learning and Assessment CUR-EDTT521 Curtin
Advanced Pedagogies Design and Assessment CUR-EDMP503 Curtin
Course Design, Delivery and Evaluation CUR-EDTT530 Curtin
Curriculum and Instruction - Social Sciences (Upper Secondary) CUR-EDU575 Curtin
Curriculum and Instruction Lower Secondary: English CUR-MTS507 Curtin
Curriculum and Instruction Lower Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences CUR-MTS508 Curtin
Curriculum and Instruction Lower Secondary: Mathematics CUR-MTS509 Curtin
Curriculum and Instruction Lower Secondary: Science CUR-MTS510 Curtin
Curriculum and Instruction Lower Secondary: The Arts CUR-MTS506 Curtin
Curriculum and Instruction Upper Secondary: English CUR-MTS512 Curtin
Curriculum and Instruction Upper Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences CUR-MTS513 Curtin
Curriculum and Instruction Upper Secondary: Mathematics CUR-MTS514 Curtin
Curriculum and Instruction Upper Secondary: Science CUR-MTS515 Curtin
Curriculum and Instruction Upper Secondary: The Arts CUR-MTS511 Curtin
Democracy and Dictatorship CUR-HIST513 Curtin
Diverse Abilities and Curriculum Differentiation CUR-MTC500 Curtin
Early Childhood Professional Experience 1: Planning and Documentation CUR-MTEC501 Curtin
Early Childhood Professional Experience 2: Planning, Assessment and Reporting CUR-MTEC502 Curtin
Early Literacies and Play-Based Pedagogies CUR-MTEC500 Curtin
Educational Applications of Digital Technologies CUR-EDMP501 Curtin
Foundations of Educational Research CUR-EDMC500 Curtin
Health, Safety and Physical Education in Early Childhood CUR-MTEC504 Curtin
Improving Practice through Action Learning and Research CUR-EDTT545 Curtin
International Trends in Education CUR-EDMC501 Curtin
Interpreting History CUR-HIST514 Curtin
Introduction to Language CUR-TESOL503 Curtin
Introduction to Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics CUR-EDMS500 Curtin
Language Acquisition CUR-EDML500 Curtin
Language in Society CUR-EDML502 Curtin
Language Teaching Course Design and Assessment CUR-EDML503 Curtin
Language Teaching Methodologies CUR-EDML501 Curtin
Language, Literacy and Communications in Early Childhood CUR-MTEC505 Curtin
Materials Design and Assessment CUR-TESOL501 Curtin
Negotiated Research Project CUR-EDMC502 Curtin
Numeracy for 5 to 8 Year-Olds CUR-MTEC503 Curtin
Philosophy of Pedagogy CUR-EDMP504 Curtin
Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Instructional Design and Evaluation CUR-EDMS502 Curtin
Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Learning Environments CUR-EDMS501 Curtin
Sustainable Education CUR-EDMP502 Curtin
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Methodologies CUR-TESOL502 Curtin
Teaching in a Tertiary Setting CUR-EDTT525 Curtin
Transcultural Communication CUR-TESOL504 Curtin
Twentieth Century Australia CUR-HIST515 Curtin
Subject name Subject code University
Atmospheric Corrosion CUR-ENR520 Curtin
Basic Statistical Computing Using R SWI-STA60003 Swinburne
Cathodic Protection and Coating CUR-ENR570 Curtin
Chemical Engineering Graduate Research Project 1 CUR-ENR600 Curtin
Chemical Engineering Graduate Research Project 2 CUR-ENR610 Curtin
Chemical Engineering Graduate Research Project 3 CUR-ENR620 Curtin
Chemical Engineering Graduate Research Project 4 CUR-ENR630 Curtin
Chemical Engineering Graduate Research Project 5 CUR-ENR640 Curtin
Concrete Corrosion CUR-ENR560 Curtin
Corrosion in Liquids CUR-ENR540 Curtin
Engineering Materials for the Resources Industry CUR-ENR510 Curtin
Engineering Research Practice USA-EENG5004 UniSA
Exploring Stars and the Milky Way SWI-AST80004 Swinburne
Exploring the Solar System SWI-AST80005 Swinburne
Galaxies and their Place in the Universe SWI-AST80006 Swinburne
Geographies of Food Security CUR-GPH514 Curtin
Global Cities and Regions CUR-GPH513 Curtin
History of Astronomy SWI-AST80008 Swinburne
Human Geography CUR-GPH510 Curtin
Microbiologically Induced Corrosion CUR-ENR550 Curtin
Physical Geography CUR-GPH512 Curtin
Principles of Corrosion CUR-ENR500 Curtin
Process Safety and Risk Management CUR-ENR530 Curtin
Project and People CUR-PRM510 Curtin
Research Design SWI-STA60004 Swinburne
Statistical Practice 1 SWI-STA60001 Swinburne
Survey Sampling SWI-STA70005 Swinburne
Subject name Subject code University
Aboriginal Sustainability CUR-SCP545 Curtin
Accounting for Sustainable Management RMI-ACCT2230 RMIT
Carbon Management MUR-EENV598 Murdoch
Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience MUR-EENV503 Murdoch
Climate Change Science and Policy MUR-EENV599 Murdoch
Climate Policy CUR-SCP547 Curtin
Energy Economics MUR-EENV593 Murdoch
Energy in Society MUR-EENV592 Murdoch
Energy Management MUR-EENV594 Murdoch
Energy Policy MUR-EENV591 Murdoch
Energy Systems MUR-EENV590 Murdoch
Environmental Assessment and Management MUR-EENV557 Murdoch
Environmental Monitoring MUR-EENV558 Murdoch
Geographies of Food Security CUR-GPH514 Curtin
Global Cities and Regions CUR-GPH513 Curtin
Greenhouse Gas Reporting and Life Cycle Assessment MUR-EENV504 Murdoch
Human Geography CUR-GPH510 Curtin
Leadership in Sustainability CUR-SCP544 Curtin
Pathways to Sustainability CUR-SCP522 Curtin
Physical Geography CUR-GPH512 Curtin
Sustainability Dissertation 1 CUR-SCP690 Curtin
Sustainability Dissertation 2 CUR-SCP691 Curtin
Sustainability Project CUR-SCP591 Curtin
Sustainability, Climate Change and Economics CUR-SCP549 Curtin
Sustainable Cities CUR-SCP543 Curtin
Sustainable Development Goals CUR-SCP548 Curtin
Sustainable International Business Futures RMI-BUSM4389 RMIT
Topics in Sustainability CUR-SCP701 Curtin
Urban Design for Sustainability CUR-SCP541 Curtin
Subject name Subject code University
Ancient Egyptian Religion MAQ-AHIX801 Macquarie
Democracy and Dictatorship CUR-HIST513 Curtin
Egypt: Alexander to Augustus AHIX821 Macquarie
History of Astronomy SWI-AST80008 Swinburne
History Writing in Antiquity: Herodotus and Thucydides MAQ-AHIX823 Macquarie
Human Rights History Across Cultures and Religions CUR-CHRE502 Curtin
Interpreting History CUR-HIST514 Curtin
Landscape, Ecology & Empire GRF-HUM762 Griffith
The Art and Archaeology of Coptic Monasticism MAQ-AHIX855 Macquarie
The Athenian Empire 510-404 BC MAQ-AHIX820 Macquarie
Twentieth Century Australia CUR-HIST515 Curtin
Writing History: People, Places and Times SWI-PWR70004 Swinburne
Subject name Subject code University
Advanced Human Resource Development GRF-EHR715 Griffith
Advanced Recruitment and Selection GRF-EHR716 Griffith
Australian Employment Relations GRF-EHR710 Griffith
Dynamics of Workplace Relations GRF-EHR711 Griffith
Employment Relations Strategy GRF-EHR707 Griffith
International and Comparative Human Resource Management and Employment Relations GRF-EHR703 Griffith
Managing Equity and Diversity GRF-EHR704 Griffith
Managing Performance and Rewards GRF-EHR705 Griffith
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution GRF-EHR713 Griffith
OHSE Management Systems ACU-OHSE602 ACU
Physical Hazards in Occupational Environments ACU-OHSE603 ACU
Principles of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations GRF-EHR701 Griffith
Principles of OHSE Management ACU-OHSE601 ACU
Principles of Project Management USA-MPM411 UniSA
Procurement and Purchasing Management USA-LSCM5052 UniSA
Program and Portfolio Management CUR-PRM560 Curtin
Project Control Methods USA-MPM414 UniSA
Project Cost Management CUR-PRM520 Curtin
Project Management Overview CUR-PRM500 Curtin
Project Management Research 1 CUR-PRM610 Curtin
Project Planning and Control USA-LSCM3008 UniSA
Project Procurement Management CUR-PRM540 Curtin
Project Quality Management CUR-PRM570 Curtin
Project Risk Management CUR-PRM550 Curtin
Project Risk Management USA-MPM413 UniSA
Project Time Management CUR-PRM530 Curtin
Regulation of Employment Relationships GRF-EHR712 Griffith
The Future of Work GRF-EHR708 Griffith
Total Quality Management USA-LSCM5022 UniSA
Work Health and Safety GRF-EHR706 Griffith
Subject name Subject code University
Applied Cyber Security MAQ-PICX848 Macquarie
Australia's Approach to Law Enforcement MAQ-PICX842 Macquarie
Australia's Strategic and Defence Policy MAQ-PICX921 Macquarie
Business & Corporations Law RMI-MPAC20 RMIT
Criminological Theories GRF-CCJ742 Griffith
Cyber Crime MAQ-PICX840 Macquarie
Cyber Policing and Intelligence in Australia MAQ-PICX849 Macquarie
Cyber Terrorism and Information Warfare MAQ-PICX808 Macquarie
Ethics and Accountability in FMH GRF-CCJ712 Griffith
Fundamentals of Australian Tax Law CUR-MT531 Curtin
Fundamentals of Business and Corporations Law CUR-MT565 Curtin
Global Counter Terrorism in the Australian Context MAQ-PICX818 Macquarie
Human Rights Activism, Advocacy and Change CUR-CHRE512 Curtin
Human Rights and Development CUR-CHRE507 Curtin
Human Rights Instruments and Institutions CUR-CHRE506 Curtin
Human Rights Project CUR-CHRE691 Curtin
Human Rights Project Preparation CUR-CHRE601 Curtin
Indigenous Rights CUR-CHRE510 Curtin
Intelligence : Theory and Practice MAQ-PICX845 Macquarie
Intelligence Analysis MAQ-PICX844 Macquarie
International Policing and Counter Terrorism MAQ-PICX843 Macquarie
Intro to Administrative Law GRF-LAW733 Griffith
Intro to Employment & IR Law GRF-LAW734 Griffith
Intro to Torts GRF-LAW732 Griffith
Introduction to Law & Legal Reasoning GRF-LAW730 Griffith
Making Sense of Criminal Justice GRF-CCJ702 Griffith
Mental Disorder and Crime GRF-CCJ713 Griffith
Refugee Rights CUR-CHRE509 Curtin
Strategic Thinking MAQ-PICX850 Macquarie
Terrorism MAQ-PICX802 Macquarie
Terrorism Dynamics MAQ-PICX837 Macquarie
The History of Intelligence MAQ-PICX813 Macquarie
The Intelligence Community in Australia MAQ-PICX814 Macquarie
Subject name Subject code University
Classic American Fiction GRF-HUM707 Griffith
Classic Australian Novels GRF-HUM705 Griffith
Classic Russian Novels of 19th C GRF-HUM702 Griffith
Communication & Public Value GRF-COM100 Griffith
Communication and Cultural Tourism GRF-COM210 Griffith
Communication Research Skills GRF-COM190 Griffith
Critical Friends: The Real and Virtual Support of Writers SWI-PWR60001 Swinburne
Digital Media Theory GRF-COM360 Griffith
Information Design CUR-INFM110 Curtin
Introducing Communication Studies GRF-COM110 Griffith
Introduction to Language CUR-TESOL503 Curtin
Journalism SWI-PWR60004 swinburne
Media Ethics GRF-COM260 Griffith
New Television and Cultural Change GRF-COM310 Griffith
Public Writing GRF-COM200 Griffith
Real Life Writing SWI-PWR60002 Swinburne
Research for Writers SWI-PWR60003 Swinburne
Shakespeare's Plays GRF-HUM701 Griffith
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Methodologies CUR-TESOL502 Curtin
Transcultural Communication CUR-TESOL504 Curtin
Visual Culture GRF-COM120 Griffith
Writing for Digital Media SWI-PWR70002 Swinburne
Writing History: People, Places and Times SWI-PWR70004 Swinburne
Subject name Subject code University
Digital Culture and Everyday Life CUR-MIC502 Curtin
Digital Media Theory GRF-COM360 Griffith
New Television and Cultural Change GRF-COM310 Griffith
Online Games, Play and Gamification CUR-MIC510 Curtin
Social Media, Communities and Networks CUR-MIC504 Curtin
Visual Culture GRF-COM120 Griffith
Web Communications CUR-MIC501 Curtin
Web Development Project CUR-MIC508 Curtin
Web Media CUR-MIC509 Curtin
Writing for Digital Media SWI-PWR70002 Swinburne
Writing on the Web CUR-MIC505 Curtin
Subject name Subject code University
Applied Biostatistics CUR-MPH700 Curtin
Community Education and Consciousness Raising CUR-CHRE503 Curtin
Contemporary Practice in Health Promotion CUR-MPH590 Curtin
Curriculum and Instruction - Social Sciences (Upper Secondary) CUR-EDU575 Curtin
Developing Social Policy MAQ-SOCX810 Macquarie
Diversity and Difference in Health Promotion CUR-MPH517 Curtin
Doing Social Survey Research MAQ-SOCX830 Macquarie
Environmental Health Management CUR-MPH405 Curtin
Environmental Health Risk Assessment CUR-MPH516 Curtin
Epidemiology and Evidence CUR-MPH401 Curtin
Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases CUR-MPH503 Curtin
Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases CUR-MPH501 Curtin
Ethics in International Health CUR-INH170 Curtin
Evaluation and the Policy Process MAQ-SOCX818 Macquarie
Evidence Informed Clinical Practice CUR-INH210 Curtin
Global Public Health Challenges CUR-MPH404 Curtin
Health Economics CUR-HTHM802 Curtin
Health Impact Assessment CUR-MPH509 Curtin
Health Policy and Decision Making CUR-HTHM801 Curtin
Health Promotion Strategies and Methods CUR-MPH510 Curtin
Health Research Professional Project Development CUR-INH200 Curtin
Health Sciences Research Project CUR-MPH600 Curtin
Human Rights Theory and Philosophy CUR-CHRE501 Curtin
Indigenous and Global Health CUR-INH190 Curtin
Indigenous Research Methodologies CUR-CAS500 Curtin
International Health and Primary Health Care CUR-INH110 Curtin
International Nutrition CUR-INH130 Curtin
Introduction to Health Promotion CUR-MPH522 Curtin
Leadership In Health Care CUR-HTHM504 Curtin
Maternal and Child Health in Developing Countries CUR-INH120 Curtin
Organisation of Health Care Systems CUR-HTHM502 Curtin
Political Economy for Social Policy and Research (Coming in 2019) SOCX865 Macquarie
Politics and Power in Public Health CUR-MPH515 Curtin
Principles of Health Planning and Evaluation CUR-HTHM803 Curtin
Principles of Planning and Evaluation in Public Health CUR-MPH607 Curtin
Public Health Nutrition Principles CUR-MPH403 Curtin
Public Health Practicum CUR-MPH518 Curtin
Qualitative Methods MAQ-SOCX831 Macquarie
Quantitative Methods CUR-MPH406 Curtin
Refugee and Migrant Health CUR-INH160 Curtin
Research and Evaluation in Health CUR-INH150 Curtin
Risk Assessment and Management in Mental Health GRF-CCJ749 Griffith
Safety and Quality in Health Care CUR-HTHM503 Curtin
Sexually Transmissible Infection and HIV: International Perspectives CUR-INH140 Curtin
Social Care and Human Services MAQ-SOCX863 Macquarie
Strategic and Operational Health Management CUR-HTHM601 Curtin
Work and Employment MAQ-SOCX866 Macquarie
Subject name Subject code University
Advanced Discipline Project 1 CUR-INFM600 Curtin
Advanced Discipline Project 2 CUR-INFM610 Curtin
Archives Concepts and Practice CUR-INFM570 Curtin
Basic Statistical Computing Using R SWI-STA60003 Swinburne
Collection Management CUR-INFM210 Curtin
Conservation and Preservation CUR-INFM335 Curtin
Cyber Crime MAQ-PICX840 Macquarie
Cyber Terrorism and Information Warfare MAQ-PICX808 Macquarie
Database Analysis and Design SWI-INF60009 Swinburne
Digital Culture and Everyday Life CUR-MIC502 Curtin
Enterprise Content Management CUR-INFM280 Curtin
Global ICT Practice SWI-INF80039 Swinburne
Information Literacy CUR-INFM500 Curtin
Information Theory & Research CUR-INFM130 Curtin
Internet Collaboration and Innovation CUR-MIC507 Curtin
Introduction to Business Information Systems SWI-INF60007 Swinburne
Management of Information Services CUR-INFM510 Curtin
Online Games, Play and Gamification CUR-MIC510 Curtin
Power, Politics and the Internet CUR-MIC503 Curtin
Professional Issues in IT SWI-ICT80008 Swinburne
Recordkeeping Concepts and Practice CUR-INFM250 Curtin
Reference Services CUR-INFM230 Curtin
Resource Description & Access CUR-INFM240 Curtin
Social Media, Communities and Networks CUR-MIC504 Curtin
Statistical Practice 1 SWI-STA60001 Swinburne
Technologies for Information Services CUR-INFM120 Curtin
Technology Essentials for Managers SWI-INF80042 Swinburne
The Digital Economy CUR-MIC506 Curtin
Web Communications CUR-MIC501 Curtin
Web Development Project CUR-MIC508 Curtin
Web Media CUR-MIC509 Curtin
Writing for Digital Media SWI-PWR70002 Swinburne
Writing on the Web CUR-MIC505 Curtin

Postgraduate Single Subject stories

How it works

Browse, apply, then enrol

Online study through OUA is flexible—we’ve got multiple start dates throughout the year. So take your time browsing our catalogue of subjects. When you’ve made your selection you’ll be ready to enrol, so prepare your application. You’ll need to show us you’ve completed a bachelors degree, and you might need to supply English language proficiency.  The good news is, you’ll only need to apply once, then you can study as many Postgraduate Single Subjects as you like.

Work out your finances

Postgraduate Single Subjects are full fee courses, with tuition fees starting from $2 200. During your enrolment, we’ll offer you the option to pay upfront in full, or defer your payment using a FEE-HELP student loan. Remember to look into income tax deductions for course fees and study-related expenses.

Get credit for your success

Successfully complete a Postgraduate Single Subject to earn credit towards your next degree. There’ll be less subjects for you to complete, so you’ll be able to get your next qualification even faster.

Why study online through OUA?

Find the right course for you

We can guide you in your selection from 190+ degrees, and 1400+ subjects, from leading Australian unis.

Start studying, regardless of history

We offer single undergraduate subjects from full degrees without any entry requirements.

Gain credit towards your degree

Apply for credit for past study, or your work experience, and finish faster.

Graduate with a degree from a leading uni

Enrol through us, and graduate with exactly the same university degree as on-campus students.

Feel supported from start to finish

Our student advisors can guide you in the right direction and help with your enrolment.