OUA Pathways

If you want to study, but you’re not sure where to start or what you’re eligible for, OUA Pathways are a great stepping stone.

How it works


Pick a pathway and start studying the four preselected subjects—without having to apply for or commit to a particular degree.

When you've completed your subjects, you can enter your degree and continue studying the field. Or, try another direction entirely! You decide what’s next.

Pathway advantages

As soon as you start your Pathway, you’re on the road to completing your degree. When you study an OUA Pathway you’ll gain credit for the subjects you successfully complete, then you can apply these credits towards your degree.

Additionally, you’ll have a better understanding of the field, and what online study is all about.

Choose your Pathway

Remember, an OUA Pathways sets you on a path to your degree. When you’ve completed your subjects and you’re ready to commit, you’ll still need to complete your degree application for university approval.

Undergraduate CUR-APC100-2023

Academic and Professional Communications

Related degrees

Complete the core Humanities Pathway subjects, then choose one of the following:

Why study online through Open Universities Australia?

Find the right course for you

Explore and choose from thousands of degrees, subjects and short courses from leading Australian unis.

Start studying, regardless of academic history

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

Gain credit towards your degree

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

Graduate with a degree from a leading uni

Enrol through us and graduate with exactly the same qualifications 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.

We're here to guide you there

Our student advisors can assist you with enrolment, help you plan your studies, and answer questions about how studying through Open Universities Australia can get you from where you are today, to where you want to be tomorrow.