University Course Providers

Looking to study a university course? Career FAQs has compiled a diverse selection of undergraduate and postgraduate courses from some of Australia's leading tertiary education providers. And, thanks to the flexibility of online learning, you can choose to complete your degree from the comfort of your own home! Don't worry, you'll graduate with the same qualification as someone whos studied on campus. Find out more about each of our university course providers below, then click through to their full course list to get started.

La Trobe University

Drawing on almost 50 years of experience, La Trobe University is at the forefront of higher education in Australia and throughout the world. Ranked number 58 in the world in the 2016 Times Higher Education 150 Under 50, and among the top 10 universities in Australia, La Trobe has a proud history of world-class teaching and academic research.

Offering a diverse range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs across fields including arts and communications, health sciences, business and commerce, and law, students have the option of studying at one of La Trobe’s seven campuses throughout Victoria, or in some cases, entirely online. Many of the university’s study programs also offer industry placements, and are accredited by professional associations nationally and globally.

Open Universities Australia

For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.

Charles Sturt University

One of the first universities to adopt distance education study, Charles Sturt University (CSU) is Australia's leading university in online education and continues to strive for innovation and excellence in higher learning. With a track record in graduate employment and strong industry contacts, CSU offers relevant training and workplace skills at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. CSU specialises in a range of industries such as agriculture, viticulture, education, librarianship, allied health and criminology.

University of New England

Established in 1938, the University of New England (UNE) is Australia’s longest standing provider of distance education and continues to be at the forefront of innovations in online learning. The university offers over 200 courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research levels. UNE is committed to offering a variety of flexible study options so that students are able to manage their personal commitments while undertaking a university education.

Swinburne Online

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Swinburne Online combines the prestigious name and high-quality education of Swinburne University of Technology with the ease and flexibility of online study. Drawing on over 20 years’ experience in the online tertiary education space, Swinburne Online has already helped over 5,000 students graduate with an industry-recognised qualification. With a range of university degrees and vocational diplomas that cover specialities including education, social sciences, business, design and communication – Swinburne Online is dedicated to helping students achieve their potential.

SCU Online

Established to meet the needs of busy working professionals seeking to advance their careers with a postgraduate qualification, SCU Online puts flexibility and convenience first. All qualifications are accredited through Southern Cross University, so you’ll earn your degree from one of the top 500 universities in the world (2015 Times Higher Education World University Rankings). To cater to a variety of learning styles, SCU Online employs a diverse range of contemporary teaching methods and online content, including educational videos, collaborative discussion boards and interactive tutorials. With experienced teaching staff committed to delivering engaging learning experiences, students are empowered to succeed. SCU Online’s course range extends across industries such as business, accounting, healthcare, engineering and IT management.

Curtin University

With over 45 000 students in 16 locations worldwide, Curtin University is a world-class education institution. Widely recognised by industry and business, and renowned for the practical and applied nature of its courses, Curtin offers a range of on-campus and online programs in education, health, information management, science, arts, commerce and more. Curtin University is a provider of distance education courses for Open Universities Australia.

University of Canberra

In 2013, the University of Canberra was ranked in the top five per cent of universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings. It offers over 200 undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees across 28 specialty disciplines from business, government and law to arts and design. The university designs its degrees to enable students to create their own career pathways, including flexible learning options and hands-on work experience. The University of Canberra is a provider of online courses for Ducere.

University of New England

The University of New England (UNE) is renowned as Australia’s longest continuous provider of distance education and continues to be at the forefront of online learning. Internationally recognised for its strengths as a teaching and research university, UNE offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, with a focus on animal, agricultural and environmental sciences, educational administration, business and linguistics.

La Trobe University

At the forefront of advancements in education for over 45 years, La Trobe University enrols over 30,000 students each year. Ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the 2015 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, La Trobe offers a diverse suite of over 400 flexible, online and on-campus courses in areas ranging from health and nursing to education, law and biological science. A strong focus on excellence and innovation means graduates receive a future-proof education, and are well positioned to make a difference in their chosen industry. La Trobe is a provider of online courses for Open Universities Australia.

Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology provides innovative approaches to education and a commitment to online learning. With its range of courses in commerce, writing, social science, IT, business and more, Swinburne has developed a reputation for practical career-oriented education and a dedication to lifelong learning. Swinburne is also committed to sustainability and maintaining a global perspective. Swinburne University is a provider of distance education courses for Open Universities Australia.

Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University (CDU) maintains a global reputation for excellence in education. Ranked among the top 2 per cent of universities in the world, according to the 2015 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, CDU offers the full spectrum of education opportunities; from VET courses through to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and short courses. Recognising the importance of supporting individual student needs, CDU provides flexible study options such as online, self-paced and face-to-face learning on campus. Renowned for a cross-cultural approach to learning, as well as strong roots in the research space, CDU is at the forefront of collaborative education and innovation. CDU is a provider of online courses for Open Universities Australia.

Griffith University

With five campuses across three Australian cities, Griffith University continues to live up to its reputation as one of the most innovative and research-driven education providers in the Asia-Pacific. Griffith offers a wide range of courses, many of them by distance education, in areas including arts, business, communications, sports coaching, international relations, criminology and more. Griffith University is a provider of distance education courses for Open Universities Australia.

Macquarie University

Macquarie is one of Australia’s premier research universities. Offering courses in security studies, social research, business, arts, and numerous earth and environmental science programs, Macquarie’s diverse subject range and solid reputation in business, industry and worldwide academic circles enables students to graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary to make a difference. Macquarie University is a provider of distance education courses for Open Universities Australia.

RMIT University

Australia’s largest tertiary institution, RMIT has a solid international reputation for excellence in delivering work-related education and conducting practical research that reflects business and community needs. With a host of international research and industry partnerships, RMIT offers a range of courses in technology, design, communications, science and more. RMIT University is a provider of distance education courses for Open Universities Australia.

University of South Australia

The University of South Australia offers modern and flexible approaches to education in the 21st century, including distance education. The university’s courses are developed in consultation with industry to produce customised degrees that reflect the changing needs of the workplace. UniSA offers a wide range of courses in project management, property services, accounting, rural science, and much more. UniSA is a provider of distance education courses for Open Universities Australia.

Australian Catholic University

With an enviable reputation for specialist quality tertiary education and a strong intellectual tradition, the ACU offers a host of courses in OHS, education law, theological studies, health, arts, social sciences and more. The ACU is committed to community engagement, and its courses are shaped by a strong sense of ethics and social justice. ACU is a provider of distance education courses for Open Universities Australia.

Murdoch University

One of Australia’s leading research institutions, Murdoch University has campuses in Australia, Singapore and Dubai. Murdoch has a strong commitment to innovation, an outstanding reputation in teaching and a wide discipline base, with strengths in programs such as energy management, Asian studies, and sustainable development. Murdoch University is a provider of distance education courses for Open Universities Australia.

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