Find your best new thing

Better your career with an online qualification that fits around your life.

Why choose us

Find your best new thing

Better your career with an online qualification that fits around your life.

Why choose us

Swinburne Open Education offers in-demand online Technical and Further Education courses to get you job ready. Courses made in conjunction with Australian industries. Support and guidance from real subject matter experts to help you achieve your goals.

Achieve your job or career aspirations with online Certificate II-IV and Diploma qualifications for in-demand jobs in industries such as: finance (accounting or bookkeeping), cybersecurity, big data, animal care, business (administration, entrepreneurship, leadership, procurement), human resources and marketing and communications. Get qualified with a recognised certificate. Our courses are focused on Australian employment opportunities of the future.

In demand courses to get you job-ready

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Are you looking to move up in the business world? Take charge of your career with an online business course.


Animal Science

Do you love being around animals? Turn your passion into a career where you will work with animals everyday.

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Pursue a rewarding career supporting children's wellbeing and development, helping create brighter futures.

Community Services

Community Services

If you're passionate about helping others one of our Community Services courses is the perfect choice.

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Visual and Graphic Design

Learn graphic & design skills as well as business skills that prepare students for business and freelance work.

Why study an online course with

Swinburne Open Education?


Find your new best thing (in between other things)

Flexible learning that fits around your life.


Level up in your downtime

Earn a mobile-first qualification that's backed by Swinburne University.

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Break into a new career during your coffee break

Bite-sized learning, on your device, your way.

We’re here to help Australians achieve their career aspirations and ensure they’re prepared for future workforce needs. We’ve partnered with industry experts who need people like you, now.

  • World-class online learning allowing study to fit around your life

  • Balance work, family, social life and study

  • Study on any device – anywhere, anytime 

  • Real people helping you reach your goals.

With Swinburne Open Education, you can find your best new thing at your pace, on any device, from anywhere. On our platform, learning is interactive, and navigating the content relevant to you is easy. You're not alone, the forums and messaging functionality let you collaborate with lecturers and other students, and submitting assignments can be done with the tap of a button. You'll get an alert when it's been graded. So are you ready to level up your career?

Download your free online course guide

Enter your details and the Swinburne Open Education team will send you a free course guide with the info to get started.
An Enrolment Consultant will be in touch to discuss your options and answer any questions you may have.

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Online study FAQs

We understand you need to fit study around your busy life. Our online learning platform is designed with this in mind, so you can study on any device, anywhere, anytime.

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions.

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Q. How can I access trainer support?

You can access our dedicated trainer support using your choice of communication – online chat, email, phone call, or video chat.

Q. Do you help me find a job once I graduate?

At Swinburne Open Education, it’s not only about qualifications. We know you want to get a good job when you finish your studies, and our Careers Team will help you with valuable job-hunting skills such as CV writing and interview techniques. We are here to support you every step on the way. Our job finishes when yours starts.

Q. Can I pause my study if something in my life changes?

Self-paced learning gives you the flexibility to fit study around your life. We understand life doesn’t always go to plan. You can apply for extensions for up to 6 months (3 months per extension) if needed. See more details in our full FAQs.

Q. What if the course end up not being right for me?

If you are less than half way through your enrolment period and it’s not working out, you can opt-out of the second half and reduce your course fee liability to 50% of the total course fee. Refer to the Student Agreement for full terms and conditions.

Wondering how to fit online learning into your life?

Let's make a plan together