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Learning a language isn’t just about memorising vocabulary, studying grammar and making sense of new sounds. It’s about immersing yourself in another culture. When you find new ways to communicate, the world opens, and you start to see and do things differently.

We’ve partnered with leading Australian universities to offer you the choice to study the language you want, and the flexibility to study how you want:

Get multicultural and multilingual. Communicate with confidence in your chosen language—and pick up a culture’s history and politics along the way.

Boost your career with a language

A second language can enhance your career options.

If you’re looking to work overseas, or for a multinational within Australia, extra languages on your CV help you stand out. If there’s a particular country or region you’d love to work in, picking up one of the local languages is a smart idea.

By choosing language electives or minors, you’ll make your degree as unique as you are and gain a competitive edge. Many undergraduate degrees offer this opportunity. Look for courses that include free-choice subjects (as opposed to mandatory) that let you pursue your interests.

National languages of Asia

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Burmese – the official language of Myanmar

Gamilaraay - an Indigenous Australian language

Hindi - the official language of India

Indonesian - the official language of Indonesia

Japanese - the official language of Japan

Mandarin – used in China, and the world's most spoken native language

Mongolian - the official language of Mongolia

Persian - the mother tongue of more than 150 million people in the Middle East

Tetum – a language of Timor-Leste

Thai – the national and official language of Thailand

Tibetan – a language of Tibet

Tok Pisin - an official language of Papua New Guinea

Vietnamese – the national and official language of Vietnam

Popular European languages

French - the official language of France

German – the official language of Germany

Italian - the official language of Italy

Spanish - the world's second-most spoken native language

Studying an environmental science course prepares you to protect, restore, and rehabilitate the environment.

Put your knowledge of biology and chemistry under the microscope, and examine science through the lens of biodiversity, conservation, and spatial ecology.

Use your skills to tackle climate change, reduce pollution, and conserve threatened species. Join the ranks of environmental scientists who dedicate themselves to making a difference. With an environmental science qualification, you can play a crucial role solving today’s environmental challenges.

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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.

Why study online through OUA?

Find the right course for you

We can guide you in your selection from 500+ degrees, and 2,530+ 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.

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