Open Universities Australia
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The Open Universities Australia (OUA), formerly Open Learning Australia, Australia’s national specialist distance tertiary education agency, was established by the Australian Government in 1993 to ensure that the highest quality tertiary education was open to all Australians. It has roughly 25,000 students.
There are no education prerequisites for entry to most undergraduate courses, no limits on numbers, and in most cases no requirements to attend on-campus or residential seminars. Learners can study in any or all of the four study periods each year, commencing March, June, September or December.
Students may take individual units or study for one of the nearly fifty undergraduate, postgraduate and TAFE level qualifications which are awarded by participating universities and colleges, and are identical to those received by students completing studies on campus. Students may change study pathways without worrying about paper work and may take up to eight to ten years to complete a qualification.
Students can also use units to gain credit for qualifications undertaken directly at universities.
Open Universities Australia has over 16 respected universities and other tertiary education providers offering units. It handles student advice and enrolment and provides a range of support services. All academic support and assessment is provided by the academic provider.
All units can be studied at home through a specifically designed package of study materials using a range of media, including on-line, CD-ROMs, DVD's and print.
Open Universities Australia is owned and operated by a consortium of seven Australian Universities:
- Curtin University of Technology
- Griffith University
- Macquarie University
- Monash University
- RMIT University
- Swinburne University of Technology
- University of South Australia (UNISA)
The Open Universities Australia web site is at https://www.open.edu.au/wps/portal