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There’s more than one way to get into university.

If you’re looking to continue your studies at university and complete a degree, then we can help.

Open Colleges has established a range of articulation pathways with a number of Australia’s most reputable universities. When you study with OC, you’ll be granted an agreed amount of credit on application with the university.

Plus, articulation doesn’t just act as a potential pathway into uni—it can also save you time. In some cases, you can take up to 18 months off a bachelor’s degree.

Even if university isn’t part of your plan now, things could change later on down the track. You never know where your path might take you, and having an OC qualification under your belt could provide you with further study options in the future.

Your education journey is just beginning. Unlock your potential and discover how our courses can help you pursue a university degree.

Please note, articulation pathways are at the discretion of the University offering it, and subject to change.  You should check the University’s website for any changes to applicable courses and credit available.  Eligibility for credit does not guarantee admission, and the final decision to admit a student sits with the University.

University Partners

Find out just where a qualification with OC could take you. Select a university below for information on associated OC courses and corresponding university courses, as well as credit transfer information.

Charles Sturt University

Charles Sturt University (CSU) is an Australian multi-campus public university, and is the University with Australia's highest graduate employment rate. CSU has more than 350 courses on offer that can unlock your potential to create a better life for you, your family, your community and the world.

Please note, articulation pathways are at the discretion of the University offering it, and subject to change.  You should check the University’s website for any changes to applicable courses and credit available.  Eligibility for credit does not guarantee admission, and the final decision to admit a student sits with the University.

  • OPEN COLLEGES COURSE:

    Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Physiotherapy)

    UNIVERSITY PATHWAY COURSES:

    Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine 1 elective subject to a total of 8 credit points Up to 3% of the course
    Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science 1 elective subject to a total of 8 credit points Up to 3% of the course
  • OPEN COLLEGES COURSE:

    Diploma of Community Services

    UNIVERSITY PATHWAY COURSES:

    Bachelor of Human Services (with specialisations) 18 months of credit transfer into a 3-year degree Up to 50% of the course
    Bachelor of Social Work 12 months of credit transfer into a 4-year degree Up to 25% of the course
  • OPEN COLLEGES COURSE:

    Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Occupational Therapy)

    UNIVERSITY PATHWAY COURSES:

    Bachelor of Occupational Therapy 1 elective subject to a total of 8 credit points Up to 3% of the course
    Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine 1 elective subject to a total of 8 credit points Up to 3% of the course
    Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science 1 elective subject to a total of 8 credit points Up to 3% of the course
  • OPEN COLLEGES COURSE:

    Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Speech Pathology)

    UNIVERSITY PATHWAY COURSES:

    Bachelor of Speech and Language Pathology 1 elective subject to a total of 8 credit points Up to 3% of the course
    Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine 1 elective subject to a total of 8 credit points Up to 3% of the course
    Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science 1 elective subject to a total of 8 credit points Up to 3% of the course
  • OPEN COLLEGES COURSE:

    Diploma of Counselling

    UNIVERSITY PATHWAY COURSES:

    Bachelor of Human Services (with specialisations) 18 months of credit transfer into a 3-year degree Up to 50% of the course
    Bachelor of Social Work 12 months of credit transfer into a 4-year degree Up to 25% of the course

Southern Cross University (SCU)

Southern Cross University is one of the Asia-Pacific’s Top 100 Universities and one of the world’s Top 50 Generation Y Universities. 

Please note, articulation pathways are at the discretion of the University offering it, and subject to change.  You should check the University’s website for any changes to applicable courses and credit available.  Eligibility for credit does not guarantee admission, and the final decision to admit a student sits with the University.

  • OPEN COLLEGES COURSE:

    Diploma of Leadership and Management

    UNIVERSITY PATHWAY COURSES:

    Bachelor of Business 8 units, of a total of 24 Up to 33% of the course
    Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management 6 units, of a total of 24 Up to 25% of the course
    Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management 6 units, of a total of 24 Up to 25% of the course
    Bachelor of Accounting 4 units, of a total of 24 Up to 16% of the course
    Bachelor of Information Technology 8 units, of a total of 24 Up to 33% of the course
    Associate Degree of Business 8 units, of a total of 16 Up to 50% of the course
    Associate Degree of Information Technology 7 units, of a total of 16 Up to 43% of the course
    Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) 4 units, of a total of 16 Up to 25% of the course
  • OPEN COLLEGES COURSE:

    Diploma of Business

    UNIVERSITY PATHWAY COURSES:

    Bachelor of Business 8 units, of a total of 24 Up to 33% of the course
    Bachelor of Accounting 4 units, of a total of 24 Up to 16% of the course
    Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) 4 units, of a total of 24 Up to 25% of the course
    Associate Degree of Business 8 units, of a total of 16 Up to 50% of the course
    Associate Degree of Information Technology 7 units, of a total of 16 Up to 43% of the course
    Bachelor of Information Technology 8 units, of a total of 24 Up to 33% of the course
    Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management 8 units, of a total of 24 Up to 33% of the course
    Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management 8 units, of a total of 24 Up to 33% of the course
  • OPEN COLLEGES COURSE:

    Diploma of Counselling

    UNIVERSITY PATHWAY COURSES:

    Bachelor of Social Welfare 8 units, of a total of 24 Up to 33% of the course
    Bachelor of Social Science 8 units, of a total of 24 Up to 33% of the course
  • OPEN COLLEGES COURSE:

    Diploma of Human Resources Management

    UNIVERSITY PATHWAY COURSES:

    Associate Degree of Business 8 units, of a total of 16 Up to 50% of the course
    Bachelor of Business 8 units, of a total of 24 Up to 33% of the course
    Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management 8 units, of a total of 24 Up to 33% of the course
    Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management 8 units, of a total of 24 Up to 33% of the course
  • OPEN COLLEGES COURSE:

    Diploma of Nursing | SA and WA campus-based learning

    UNIVERSITY PATHWAY COURSES:

    Bachelor of Nursing / Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse pathway 9 units, of a total of 24 Up to 37% of the course

Universal Business School Sydney (UBSS)

UBSS is a member of Group Colleges Australia, a consortium of educational institutions that includes Metro English College, and Central College (offering Vocational Education). UBSS provides Bachelor level degrees in Accounting and Business in-line with the Australian government's qualifications framework. 

Please note, articulation pathways are at the discretion of the University offering it, and subject to change.  You should check the University’s website for any changes to applicable courses and credit available.  Eligibility for credit does not guarantee admission, and the final decision to admit a student sits with the University.

  • OPEN COLLEGES COURSE:

    Diploma of Leadership and Management

    UNIVERSITY PATHWAY COURSES:

    Bachelor of Business 1 year off a 3 year Bachelors degree program Up to 33% of the course
  • OPEN COLLEGES COURSE:

    Diploma of Business

    UNIVERSITY PATHWAY COURSES:

    Bachelor of Business 1 year off a 3 year Bachelors degree program Up to 33% of the course

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