Enabling courses

Deciding to take on higher education marks the beginning of an exciting study journey. And preparation is the key to success.

Enabling courses are flexible study delivered in a supportive environment, specifically designed to meet the unique needs of students who are new to academic study.

Through engaging topics, interactive activities and assignments, you’re introduced to the uni experience. You’ll build study skills including reading and essay writing, and develop a winning attitude to see you through to the best outcome you’re capable of.

UniReady by Curtin University

Non-Award CUR-UNR01

Fundamentals of Academic Writing

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Non-Award CUR-UNR02

Foundations of Communication

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Non-Award CUR-UNR03

Mathematics Basics

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Non-Award CUR-UNR04

Introduction to Humanities

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Non-Award CUR-UNR05

Introduction to Commerce

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Non-Award CUR-UNR06

Introduction to Health Sciences

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Non-Award CUR-UNR07

Mathematics for Science

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University Preparation Program by University of Tasmania

Undergraduate TAS-UPP014

Writing in Practice

Undergraduate TAS-UPP015

Numeracy and Data in Practice

Undergraduate TAS-UPP016

UPP Project A

Undergraduate TAS-UPP017

Communication Skills in Practice

Undergraduate TAS-UPP018

UPP Project B

Undergraduate TAS-UPP010

Learning at University

Prepare with a leading Australian university…

…and study with a leading Australian university! There’s more than one way to get into uni—completing an enabling course might be an option for you.

If you didn’t finish high school, or you missed out on the grades you’d set your sights on, you still have options. When you successfully complete an enabling course, you unlock an alternate entry pathway to a degree. Enabling courses help you meet university admission criteria, so you’ll qualify for a range of degrees.


There’s a lot of pressure because you’re told there’s only one way you can get into uni. OUA smashes that belief.” —Carmen, graduated from Griffith University.

Best fit students

  • First time studying at uni
  • No academic experience
  • Preparing to switch on-campus
  • Returning to study after a break
  • Tackling for maths for the first time

Get ready for uni

  • Study skills including time-management and organisation
  • Positive attitudes towards self-management and persistence
  • Academic skills including critical thinking and communication

Unlock your degree

  • Study with a leading Australian university
  • Meet university admission criteria
  • Qualify for a range of degrees
  • Feel supported from start to finish

Why study online through Open Universities Australia?

Find the right course for you

We can guide you in your selection from 370+ degrees, and 1,920+ 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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We’ll help you find the right course for you. Our student advisors are ready to answer your questions.

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Don't let your hard work go unrecognised. Get your uni's approval to credit your single subjects towards your degree.

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

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