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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.

Australian Institute of Higher Education

Australian Institute of Higher Education is a young Institution with bold ambitions to be recognised as an innovative leader in the private education sector. AIHE hold several accreditations with Australian and global accounting bodies. 

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 Social Media Marketing

    UNIVERSITY PATHWAY COURSES:

    Diploma of Social Media Marketing graduates also receive university articulation (credits) of up to 5 units into the Australian Institute of Higher Education.

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:

    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:

    Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Community Rehabilitation)

    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:

    Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics)

    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
    Bachelor of Health Science (Food and Nutrition) Meets entry requirements
  • 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:

    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

Edith Cowan University

ECU offers innovative and practical courses across a variety of disciplines and have a vibrant research culture. Offering education across three campuses in Western Australia, ECU is a leader in developing alternative entry pathways to higher education, with more than 30,000 students at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

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 Social Media Marketing

    UNIVERSITY PATHWAY COURSES:

    Bachelor of Media and Communication Up to 120 credit points transfer (one year) off a total of 360 Up to 33% of the course
    Bachelor of Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations Up to 120 credit points transfer (one year) off a total of 360 Up to 33% of the course
    Bachelor of Commerce Up to 120 credit points transfer (one year) off a total of 360 Up to 33% 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 Early Childhood Education and Care

    UNIVERSITY PATHWAY COURSES:

    Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary) 8 units, of a total of 32 Up to 25% of the course
    Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary/Early Childhood) 4 units, of a total of 32 Up to 12% of the course
    Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary/Secondary) 1 unit, of a total of 32 Up to 3% of the course
    Bachelor of Social Science 8 units, of a total of 24 Up to 33% of the course
    Bachelor of Social Welfare 5 units, of a total of 24 Up to 20% of the course
  • OPEN COLLEGES COURSE:

    Diploma of Social Media Marketing

    UNIVERSITY PATHWAY COURSES:

    Associate Degree of Business 8 units (one year) credit transfer Up to 50% of the course
    Bachelor of Business 8 units (one year) credit transfer Up to 33% of the course
    Bachelor of Business Administration 8 units (one year) credit transfer Up to 33% 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 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
  • OPEN COLLEGES COURSE:

    Dual Qualification: Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care and Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

    UNIVERSITY PATHWAY COURSES:

    Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary) 8 units, of a total of 32 Up to 25% of the course
    Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary/Early Childhood) 4 units, of a total of 32 Up to 12% of the course
    Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary/Secondary) 1 unit, of a total of 32 Up to 3% of the course
    Bachelor of Social Science 8 units, of a total of 24 Up to 33% of the course
    Bachelor of Social Welfare 5 units, of a total of 24 Up to 20% 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 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

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

University of Canberra

 

The University of Canberra (UC) is one of Australia’s youngest and fastest rising universities. With their primary campus based in the nation’s capital, UC is a place where ideas are born, creativity is explored and opportunity is created. Home to students from all corners of the world, UC welcomes students from partner colleges to take part in the UC learning experience. 

What are you waiting for? Apply today to the Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education at the University of Canberra and kick-start your studies at this world-renowned university.

You can apply for a credit transfer before completing the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Please note down the reference code: 25070, and include this on the credit transfer screen within your application. Click this link to be transferred to the Uni of Canberra page.

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 of South Australia (UniSA)

Australia's university of enterprise has a global reputation for the creativity of its graduates and the innovative, outcomes-focused relevance of its research.

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 Social Media Marketing

    UNIVERSITY PATHWAY COURSES:

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

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