We bring together hundreds of postgraduate courses from leading Australian universities, all in the one place. Whether you want to take your career to the next level or pursue a long-held passion, this is your destination to explore, choose, and enrol in postgraduate study. Step up to a postgraduate qualification. Develop your skills, get relevant expertise, and fit it all in around what you're already doing.
Three ways to start with postgraduate study
Perfect when you have a degree and want to build on your skills or try something new, without committing to a full degree.
If you have over five years of work experience you might start with a Graduate Certificate, even if you don't have a degree.
If you have a previous qualification and relevant industry experience you can apply directly into a Masters Degree.
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With just a few clicks, our tool can match you with courses that fit your needs.
Study online through OUA, your way
Leading Australian universities
When you choose postgraduate study online through OUA, we bring together postgraduate courses from our university partners so that you can compare your options and find the best fit.
Flexible exit points
You might start your postgraduate study with the idea that you'll complete a Masters Degree. Sometimes things change. The good news is that you have the option to opt out early and still walk away with a qualification. With exit points along the way, it's simple to convert the work you've done into a Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate.
Degrees designed by you
Studying through OUA gives you the flexibility to design your degree. Choose the subjects you want from our leading university partners and create the bespoke degree that your career needs.
Expand your professional knowledge ... or try something new
What's the right qualification for you?
We’re here to help you review and choose the right qualification for you. All degrees are nationally and internationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The AQF regulates all Australian qualifications and outlines Australia’s national standardised education system.
Qualification levels and entry requirements
Each qualification level has different entry criteria, timeframes and costs.
||Subjects to complete||Estimated cost*||AQF level|
|Open||Work experience||Previous study|
|Diploma||Yes||No||Yes||8 subjects||$17,000 to $18,000||5|
|Associate Degree||Yes||No||Yes||16 subjects||$18,000 to $19,000||6|
|Bachelor Degree||Yes||No||Yes||24 subjects||$19,000 to $70,000||7|
|Graduate Certificate||No||Yes||Yes||4 subjects||$8,800 to $25,000||8|
|Graduate Diploma||No||No||Yes||8 subjects||$20,000 to $28,000||8|
|Masters Degree||No||No||Yes||11 to 16 subjects||$17,000 to $106,000||9|
*Government funding may be available.
Postgraduate insights and study advice
What is a Juris Doctor?
Thinking about switching into the legal field? If you already have a qualification, then you should consider studying a Juris Doctor. Here’s everything you need to know about this graduate-level course.
What is a graduate diploma?
Learn all about this popular postgraduate qualification, which many students are choosing over a masters degree.
What is a mental health nurse and what do they do?
Australia desperately needs more mental health nurses to support people with mental illness. Read on to find out what this interesting nursing specialty is all about.
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Compare and apply
With courses from leading Australian universities, we’ll help you find the right postgraduate qualification for you. Our student advisors are ready to answer your questions.
Work out your finances
During your enrolment, we’ll offer you the option to pay upfront in full, or defer your payment using a FEE-HELP student loan. Remember to look into income tax deductions for course fees and study-related expenses.
Get credit for your success
We won’t let your hard work go unrecognised. If you’re bringing relevant study or work experience with you, you can enter with credit and complete your postgraduate course even faster.