Information for students during COVID-19

Open Universities Australia is here to help.


Together, we’re facing unprecedented times as our communities are impacted by COVID-19 (coronavirus). Many of you may have already experienced disruptions to your everyday life.

For general information about COVID-19, visit the Department of Health website. 

Our focus is your study journey

As we operate totally online, we continue to function as normal. This means there will be no disruption to the services we provide to you—whether you’re a current student or looking to start study. 

Our entire team remains focused on supporting you as you begin, or continue your study journey. We’re working closely with universities to provide you with up-to-date information on changes to your studies if they arise. 

If you’re already studying through OUA, you’ll receive timely, direct communication from us via email should there be any changes to the subjects you’re enrolled in. If you’re currently signing up to study, you will receive these updates once you have enrolled. This is our commitment to you.

Looking to start study?

You can still achieve your goals and start within weeks.

Enrolments are open for upcoming study terms, with all course content delivered online.

Since OUA is an online business, our student advisors are here to help answer any questions. There’s no disruption to the services we provide, so get in touch for expert advice on your online university study options.

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For current students

Check here for up-to-date information about your studies through OUA during this time. 

Yes, absolutely. As we operate totally online, we continue to function as normal.  Our student advisors are still available to help you. Get in touch.

We’re working closely with universities to make sure you're up-to-date with any changes to your subjects. Rest assured, as we receive updates from unis, we’ll pass that information on to you.

Most students studying through OUA now take exams online—but a few subjects still have face-to-face or supervised exams. Universities manage exams, so to work out if you need to attend an exam venue, please check your LMS (learning management system) for the most up to date information.

Your health and safety is important. Because work experience placements usually involve on-site visits, and practicums usually need you to go to campus, social distancing rules mean they may not go ahead. We’ll update you when we know more. Universities are approaching this differently, so make sure you check the section below for information specific to your uni.

Yes, you can—however each case needs to be assessed individually. If you’re eligible, Special Circumstances may help with fee refunds and overturning fail grades. To apply, you will need to provide adequate documentation so that we can assess your case. For more information refer to Special Circumstances.

We’re working closely with universities to ensure you have up-to-date information about how your course will continue to be delivered. Rest assured, as we receive updates from unis, we’ll contact you if any of your subject enrolments change.

Speak with a student advisor

It’s understandable to feel worried during this time. If you have any questions or concerns, our student advisors are here to help, as normal.

During business hours, call us on 13  6736 or send a message: