Study health online

With a career in health, you can better the health of individuals and entire communities.

Set your career dreams in motion with a qualification that’s future-ready.

Study an online undergraduate or postgraduate health course with Open Universities Australia.

Through us, you'll get access to:

  • Accredited coursework – gain the same qualifications and skills as an on-campus student.
  • Variety and choice – choose from a range of courses from leading universities across nursing, mental health, nutrition and child development.
  • Tailored and flexible – create your own study program and customise your qualification to suit your interests and career goals.

An initial chat with a student advisor can help you to explore your options.

Choose where to specialise

Society, health & community

Improve global healthcare, wellbeing and security of individuals and communities.

Popular areas include:


More society health & community specialisations

Brenda working in the hospital

Psychology & human behaviour

Map the functions of the human mind or explore the pursuit of knowledge.

Popular areas include:


More about psychology & human behaviour specialisations

A growing health industry

Health is Australia's largest and fastest growing industry. It covers health services like hospitals, GPs, dental and ambulance, as well as child care and aged care.


Industry fast facts

  • The health industry in Australia employs about 1.5 million people.
  • Careers in nursing are on the up. 60,000 new nursing jobs are predicted in the next 5 years.
  • Psychologists employed in Australia are set to increase by 30% by 2030.

(Source: Job Outlook).

The Graduate Certificate was a really great fit for me, because it helped me understand health motivations and behaviours which I’ve always been very curious about.

Melissa, Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion, Curtin University.

Find a health course

Choose from over 130 courses in health 

I’ve always been really interested in people and how they think and their behaviour. So the opportunity to study and also help people was something that stood out for me.

David, Bachelor of Behavioural Studies, Swinburne University.

I chose the Master of Health Industry Management because it broadened my scope from just nursing to the entire health industry, which was where I wanted to be.

Brenda, Master of Health Industry Management, Curtin University

Talk to a student advisor

We'll be in touch to answer your questions.

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What you get through OUA

Study accredited courses

All courses are the real deal. Graduate with the same qualifications as on‑campus students.

Graduate with a degree from a leading uni

Your graduation certificate is the same as students who study in the classroom. It’s issued from the uni you choose to study with.

Fit learning around your busy life

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