Getting started

From choosing how many subjects to study to preparing for big exam dates, we’re here to help you plan your studies around your lifestyle.

Of all the ways to change your path in life, we think education is the best. But it's a big commitment, especially if you're already working, bringing up a family or don't like the idea of giving up your social life. That's why we make online study as flexible and accessible as we can.

Applying for credit

Gain credit for your previous study and work experience to fast track your degree.

Computer requirements

Study at home, work, overseas, anywhere you like—when you study online, your campus is anywhere that you’ve set up your computer and internet access.


Depending on your subjects, you might need to take an exam. Start with an overview of what to expect and where to get help.

How to enrol

We make the first step easy—enrol online and get started.

International students

Where you’re from and where you are shouldn’t be barriers to your education—but you might have some unique requirements to consider.

Key dates

All the important Open Universities Australia dates, including close of enrolment dates, close of application dates and census dates. You’ll also find key exam dates listed too.

Study planning

Fit your learning around your life. Find out how many hours you’ll need to spend on each subject, and how many subjects you can commit to.

Study resources

Depending on your subjects, you’ll have a range of different study resources including textbooks and online study materials. Get ready to access the study resources you’ll need to complete your subjects.