Postgraduate education and teaching

Strive for career excellence in this high demand and incredibly rewarding profession

Why study postgraduate education online?

Learn to teach students, from early childhood, to primary and secondary education.

Work with the building blocks of literacy and numeracy. Choose a specialisation—find the beauty in art, explore the wonders of science or celebrate the poetry of English.

Explore the digital world, how it works and its role as a research and delivery tool. Fill your toolbox with the educational skills you need to master lesson plans and curriculum design. Through it all, negotiate the complexities of educational pedagogical theory.

Nikki – Studied postgraduate teaching with Macquarie University, through Open Universities Australia.

Pursue a specialisation

  • Early childhood education
  • Educational leadership
  • Adult and professional learning
  • Health and physical education
  • Primary, secondary, and tertiary teaching
  • Special needs and intervention education
  • Religious education
  • Teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL)

Strengthen your career outlook

The Australian government identified Education and Training as one of the top industries for job growth over the next five years.

Across Australia, teacher and education professionals’ employment opportunities are on the rise, as senior educators retire and make way for the next generation of contemporary specialists.

Browse careers in education and training.

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Postgraduate qualification levels explained

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Peter - OUA student advisor

Graduate Certificate

4 subjects | AQF Level 8

A generalist qualification ideal for postgraduates wanting to develop skills in a specific area.

Graduate Diploma

8 subjects | AQF Level 8

A concentrated approach to important skills for postgraduate students seeking a higher level of understanding.

Masters Degree

11-16 subjects | AQF Level 9

A full program of learning to develop postgraduates’ advanced knowledge for professional practice.

Why study online through OUA?

Find the right course for you

Explore and choose from 550+ degrees and 2,610+ subjects from leading Australian unis.

Target specific skills and knowledge

Complete postgraduate single subjects to upskill you one topic at a time.

Get the credit you deserve

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 qualification as on-campus students.

Fit your learning around your busy life

Load up on subjects, slow down with just one, or take time off when you need a break.

Postgraduate stories to inspire you

Young minds in Nikki’s hands

See the world from their perspective.

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4 ways to influence the future of education

It’s the hidden key to job satisfaction.

Get going with OUA

Compare and apply

We’ll help you find the right course for you. Our student advisors are ready to answer your questions.

Work out your finances

During your enrolment, we’ll offer you the option to pay upfront in full, or defer your payment using a student loan. Remember to look into income tax deductions for course fees and study-related expenses.

Get credit for your success

We won’t let your hard work go unrecognised. Choose to take a single subject, or combine your work as part of a degree.

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Our student advisors can assist you with your enrolment, help you plan your studies and answer any questions about how studying through OUA works.

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