Open Universities Australia (OUA) is a national leader in providing open and flexible access to quality online higher education, and has revolutionised the studying possibilities for all Australians for more than 20 years. This includes the 200+ students who study with OUA from within correctional facilities every year.
We understand that facilitating study options on behalf of these students can be challenging for Education Officers, and that there can be many constraints placed on students depending on their individual circumstances. This website aims to provide clear guidelines on the study options available through OUA, and also to provide clarity around the enrolment and study processes.
OUA strives to provide opportunities for prisoners to acquire tertiary qualifications. At the same time, we must manage and balance this against our duty of care to other students.
*We recommend enrolments are submitted at least 4 weeks prior to the Close of Enrolment to allow for sufficient processing.