Arts and Social Sciences
You can study 100% online for arts and social science degrees with Australian universities. Popular majors include communications, international relations, journalism, psychology and public relations. Good arts and social science universities offer plenty of choice about which units you can study.
Business and Management
Business and management is an ever-popular online study category. Fully online courses are available at diploma, bachelor and postgraduate levels. Programs may focus on technical subjects such as accounting and finance, or cover more nebulous topics like management and leadership.
Education and Teaching
Education degrees are available from online universities in Australia. If you want to become a teacher, you need to complete a 4-year Bachelor of Education or 2-year Master of Teaching. The programs include compulsory teacher training placements in schools. Advanced eduation courses are also available for current teachers.
Health and Community
Australia's universities support distance education in health and community care fields, including for nursing, counselling, nutrition and social work. To comply with regulatory requirements, accredited courses may require you to attend intensive residential schools and do work placements.
Law and Justice
Studying law may be a path to become a lawyer, although the majority of graduates end up in alternative careers. You can study online for a straight law or combined degree. Available programs include Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws and Juris Doctor. Criminology degrees are also offered through distance learning.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths degrees are all available online. Just within a Bachelor of Science program, you have many majors to choose from, including environmental science, and maths and statistics. Engineering degrees and certain science majors require students to attend residential schools on campus.