Introduction to Special education
Study towards a rewarding career helping children with special needs in the classroom. Gain specialist skills to engage with students and their parents. Become part a transdisciplinary team striving to improve learning and social engagement.
Discover special education courses
Online special education degrees
Online special education subjects and short courses
Special education study FAQs
Tertiary education degree specialisations
Open Universities Australia offers a range of online tertiary education courses for you to explore. Enrol with a leading Australian university in a specialisation to shape your career or fire your passion. You might choose from areas such as:
- Online learning
Design and deliver online courses. Get work ready for a remote-world, skilled up in digital practices, digital literacies, and student management online.
- Governance and leadership
Gain confidence and expertise. Courses in governance are ideal for professionals already working in the higher education sector, including policy makers and senior administrative staff.
- Postgraduate research supervision
Adopt high standards and best practices to manage the challenges of various levels of research including Masters and Honours dissertations.
What you’ll learn from a course in tertiary education:
Choose a tertiary education course and you’ll cover a range of topics to support your aspirations as a higher education leader or practitioner. These include:
- Curriculum design and creative teaching strategies.
- New pedagogies for innovative learning.
- Positive and technology rich learning environments.
Student stories and study advice
Want to teach and inspire young children before they reach primary school? There are two main study paths to choose from, depending on your goals.
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Over 479,000 students have enrolled in university through us since 1993.
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How we can help you
Studying through Open Universities Australia means we take care of the guesswork and administration of university study, so you can focus on learning.
You don't need a strong academic history to go to uni
We make it possible for everyone to start university through single subjects, regardless of ATAR or study experience. These subjects are covered by government loans, and can be used to upskill or gain entry into a qualification.
You have the flexibility to start at multiple points during the year
We’re not restricted by a traditional academic calendar, so you can enrol when it suits your life. You also have total control over how you study. You can scale up (or down) your study load and even pause your course if you need to.
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As a not for profit, we have your best interests at heart. Our advisors are here 7 days a week to guide and support you. It’s our priority to get you qualified with the university of your choice.
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