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Are you thinking of continuing your studies at university? Open Colleges has established a range of formalised articulation Pathways to University with a number of Australian and international universities. This allows you to transfer the credits you earn from your Open Colleges course to your university degree. View our eligible courses beneath each university partner below.

 

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Don't worry! Open Colleges' nationally recognised courses are part of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). This means you will be likely eligible for direct entry into related degree programs. You may also be able to apply for credit transfer, depending on your chosen Degree and University. Contact your chosen provider for more information.

 

University Partners

Select a University below for information on associated Open Colleges courses and corresponding University courses and credit transfer information.

Australasian College Health and Wellness

Higher Education qualifications specialising in the discipline of health science focusing on educating professionals for the health and wellness industries.

  • OPEN COLLEGES COURSE:

    Diploma of Beauty Therapy

    UNIVERSITY PATHWAY COURSES:

    Associate Degree in Applied Health Science (Dermal Therapy) Two subjects recognised for credit in semester one, year one. Further RPL would be awarded based on individual industry experience and expertise.
    Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Clinical Aesthetics) Two subjects recognised for credit in semester one, year one. Further RPL would be awarded based on individual industry experience and expertise.

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. 

  • 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.

  • 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 3% of the course
    Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science 1 elective subject to a total of 8 credit points 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 3% of the course
    Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine 1 elective subject to a total of 8 credit points 3% of the course
    Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science 1 elective subject to a total of 8 credit points 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 3% of the course
    Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine 1 elective subject to a total of 8 credit points 3% of the course
    Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science 1 elective subject to a total of 8 credit points 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 3% of the course
    Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science 1 elective subject to a total of 8 credit points 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 3% of the course
    Bachelor of Health and Rehabilitation Science 1 elective subject to a total of 8 credit points 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 50% of the course
    Bachelor of Social Work 12 months of credit transfer into a 4-year degree 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 50% of the course
    Bachelor of Social Work 12 months of credit transfer into a 4-year degree 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.

  • 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 33% of the course
    Bachelor of Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations Up to 120 credit points transfer (one year) off a total of 360 33% of the course
    Bachelor of Commerce Up to 120 credit points transfer (one year) off a total of 360 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 - Some courses may not available across all university campuses. Contact our Enrolment Consultants to know more about our University pathway options.

  • OPEN COLLEGES COURSE:

    Diploma of Leadership and Management

    UNIVERSITY PATHWAY COURSES:

    Bachelor of Business 8 units, of a total of 24 33% of the course
    Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management 6 units, of a total of 24 25% of the course
    Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management 6 units, of a total of 24 25% of the course
    Bachelor of Accounting 4 units, of a total of 24 16% of the course
    Bachelor of Information Technology 8 units, of a total of 24 33% of the course
    Associate Degree of Business 8 units, of a total of 16 50% of the course
    Associate Degree of Information Technology 7 units, of a total of 16 43% of the course
    Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) 4 units, of a total of 16 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 25% of the course
    Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary/Early Childhood) 4 units, of a total of 32 12% of the course
    Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary/Secondary) 1 unit, of a total of 32 3% of the course
    Bachelor of Social Science 8 units, of a total of 24 33% of the course
    Bachelor of Social Welfare 5 units, of a total of 24 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 50% of the course
    Bachelor of Business 8 units (one year) credit transfer 33% of the course
    Bachelor of Business Administration 8 units (one year) credit transfer 33% of the course
  • OPEN COLLEGES COURSE:

    Diploma of Business

    UNIVERSITY PATHWAY COURSES:

    Bachelor of Business 8 units, of a total of 24 33% of the course
    Bachelor of Accounting 4 units, of a total of 24 16% of the course
    Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) 4 units, of a total of 24 25% of the course
    Associate Degree of Business 8 units, of a total of 16 50% of the course
    Associate Degree of Information Technology 7 units, of a total of 16 43% of the course
    Bachelor of Information Technology 8 units, of a total of 24 33% of the course
    Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management 8 units, of a total of 24 33% of the course
    Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management 8 units, of a total of 24 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 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 25% of the course
    Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary/Early Childhood) 4 units, of a total of 32 12% of the course
    Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary/Secondary) 1 unit, of a total of 32 3% of the course
    Bachelor of Social Science 8 units, of a total of 24 33% of the course
    Bachelor of Social Welfare 5 units, of a total of 24 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 50% of the course
    Bachelor of Business 8 units, of a total of 24 33% of the course
    Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management 8 units, of a total of 24 33% of the course
    Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management 8 units, of a total of 24 33% of the course
  • OPEN COLLEGES COURSE:

    Diploma of Beauty Therapy

    UNIVERSITY PATHWAY COURSES:

    Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management 4 units, of a total of 24 16% of the course
  • OPEN COLLEGES COURSE:

    Diploma of Counselling

    UNIVERSITY PATHWAY COURSES:

    Bachelor of Social Welfare 8 units, of a total of 24 33% of the course
    Bachelor of Social Science 8 units, of a total of 24 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. 

  • OPEN COLLEGES COURSE:

    Diploma of Leadership and Management

    UNIVERSITY PATHWAY COURSES:

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

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.

  • 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 33% of the course

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