Open online learning

What is open online learning?

Open online learning gives you access to free online courses that are open to everyone. You'll be taught by our leading academics and become part of a worldwide community of learners.

Why should I try an open online course?

  • Most courses are free, and all are  online, so you can study anytime, from anywhere.
  • Brush-up on your skills or try something new.
  • Learn from outstanding educators who are experts in their fields.
  • Study alongside people from all over the world.

Our partnership with FutureLearn

We're pleased to offer our collection of free open online courses through FutureLearn. They're one of the world's largest sites for MOOCs, and they offer a diverse selection of courses.

We've partnered with FutureLearn to give you an enjoyable social learning experience. You'll learn alongside students from around the world on a platform that lets you discuss course content, make fresh discoveries and develop new ideas.

By partnering with FutureLearn, we can provide lifelong learning opportunities to everyone, anywhere in the world.


Business, management and marketing

Business process management: an introduction to process thinking

Understand the importance of value-driven process thinking in today's dynamic business environment.

Leadership coaching through turbulent times: playing with eFIRE

5 February 2018
16 April 2018
27 August 2018
5 November 2018

Learn how to use the latest coaching methodologies to help your staff and your organisation thrive in an uncertain business climate.

Social media analytics

19 March 2018
20 August 2018
15 October 2018

How can you tap into social media conversations, and discover what’s being said about the things that matter to you?

Science, mathematics and technology

Robotics and society

12 February 2018
23 July 2018

Robots are increasingly being applied to an array of areas in society from mechanisation to exploration. Learn how robotics are helping to solve key issues facing society today from food production to transport, population aging to environment change.

Making robots move

19 March 2018
20 August 2018

Robots are our future and we need people who understand how to get them moving. As part of our Introducing Robotics program, this course dives into the principle of kinematics, allowing you to understand robot motion and join control.

Build a robot arm

7 May 2018
8 October 2018

Take your learning to the next level and actually design, build and program a simple robot arm. This is real-world learning opening up real-world opportunities.

Big Data Analytics

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Get a practical insight into big data – and popular tools for collecting, analysing and visualizing it – with this flexible program of online courses.

Robotic Vision: principles of vision

18 March 2018
20 August 2018

What is vision? Learn the basics of human and robot vision, the concept of perspective and the constituent parts of an image.

Robotic Vision: processing images

23 April 2018
24 September 2018

How do computers process images? Learn about image processing and image features, and how robots can be programmed to see.

Robotic Vision: making robots see

4 June 2018
5 November 2018

How does my robot see? Get involved in a vision project by writing the code for a complete vision system.

Teaching and studying

Clinical supervision for health professionals (paid professional development)

30 April 2018
23 July 2018
24 September 2018

Learn the skills your need to become an effective clinical supervisior and inspire the health professionals of tomorrow.

Kickstart your career

12 February 2018
6 August 2018
5 November 2018
10 December 2018

Building a satisfying career is a lifelong process. Explore what you really want for your future and what opportunities are available to you.

Teaching entrepreneurial thinking

16 April 2018
2 July 2018
10 September 2018
21 January 2019

Get an introduction to what entrepreneurial thinking is, and how and why we should teach it.

Teaching entrepreneurial thinking (paid professional development)

21 May

Learn how to effectively teach entrepreneurial thinking through a practical problem definition and validation framework.

Teaching students who have suffered complex trauma

16 April 2018

Find out what complex trauma is, how it affects children and adolescents, and what can be done to help.

Teaching students who have suffered complex trauma (paid professional development)

16 April 2018

Examine how to apply trauma-aware practices at a classroom and whole-of-school level.

Child protection for teachers

16 July 2018
15 October 2018
21 January 2019

Feel empowered to protect your students by identifying and reporting signs of child abuse and neglect.


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