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Online degrees

Online Study Australia selects and presents the best online courses from Australian universities and colleges.

Here you can find the top online degrees by subject plus the best business diplomas.

OSA is the ultimate course finder.

  • The subject pages show distance education degrees and diplomas from any Australian university or college.
  • We don't care who the provider is. The study program just has to be good.
  • Each program is described so it is easy for you to understand what makes it different.

Study online

Studying online is easy. You just need a computer and the internet.

Many degrees can be completed 100% online. For others, you attend on-campus sessions occasionally.

If you're interested in a listed course, just tap the green button.

  • We'll connect you to the course provider.
  • In most cases, you can enroll directly with the university or college.

Course start times vary. But most online universities have a 3-semester calendar – units start around early March, July and late November.

For Australian students, you can get a government loan to pay for tuition. That means you can study now and pay later.

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Online study guides

Top 5 Tips for Online Study
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Studying online is convenient and saves time because you can study at home or from work. But it is demanding in other ways. You need to be especially disciplined... Read More

Pathways into University

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. The most common pathway into university is to complete HSC and achieve a high ATAR score. But there are alternative pathways. You... Read More

Study Now Pay Later

You can study now and pay later for accredited courses. These include nearly every course listed on this site. Loans to cover course tuition fees are available via Australian Government programs. To get... Read More

How Distance Learning Works

Distance learning, distance education, online study, e-learning and cloud study mean similar things. They refer to studying remotely – physically away from the course instructor. Distance learning is almost always... Read More

Study Planner and Timetable

DOWNLOAD ME (free Word document) A weekly study timetable is essential to be an organised university or college student, particularly when you are a busy online learner. We suggest... Read More

Free Online Courses: Pros and Cons
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Through online learning, you can do free courses run by some of the world’s top universities (e.g. Stanford). You can also pick and choose from an incredible range of short... Read More