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Open online learning

Join our free massive online open courses and expand your learning. Whether you're looking for professional development, or you just want to explore a new subject you're interested in, these courses are a great way to continue your learning journey.

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.

Enrolment numbers

358,285

Number of students enrolled in our open online courses since 2015.

Flexible learning

Access real-world courses at a time and pace that suits you.

Business, management and marketing courses

Leadership coaching through turbulent times

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

Course dates
5 February 2018, 16 April 2018, 27 August 2018, 5 November 2018

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Social media analytics

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

Course dates
19 March 2018, 20 August 2018, 15 October 2018

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Science, maths and technology courses

Robotics and society

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.

Course dates
12 February 2018, 23 July 2018

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Making robots move

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.

Course dates
19 March 2018, 20 August 2018

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Build a robot arm

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.

Course dates
7 May 2018, 8 October 2018

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Big data - From data to decision

Get a practical insight into big data analytics, including popular tools and frameworks for collecting, storing and managing data.

Course dates
9 July 2018

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Big Data - Statistical inference and machine learning

Learn how to apply selected statistical and machine learning techniques and tools to analyse big data.

Course dates
13 August 2018

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Big Data - Mathematical modelling

Learn how to apply selected mathematical modelling methods to analyse big data.

Course dates
17 September 2018

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Big Data - Data visualisation

Data visualisation is vital in bridging the gap between data and decision. Discover the methods, tools and processes involved.

Course dates
22 October 2018

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Robotic vision - Principles of vision

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

Course dates
18 March 2018, 20 August 2018

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Robotic vision - Processing images

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

Course dates
23 April 2018, 24 September 2018

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Robotic vision - Making robots see

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

Course dates
4 June 2018, 5 November 2018

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Teaching and studying courses

Clinical supervision for health professionals

Paid professional development

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

Course dates
30 April 2018, 23 July 2018, 24 September 2018

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Kickstart your career

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

Course dates
12 February 2018, 6 August 2018, 5 November 2018, 10 December 2018

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Teaching entrepreneurial thinking

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

Course dates
16 April 2018, 2 July 2018, 10 September 2018, 21 January 2019

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Teaching entrepreneurial thinking

Paid professional development

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

Course dates
21 May 2018, 22 October 2018

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Teaching students who have suffered complex trauma

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

Course dates
16 April 2018, 2 July 2018, 10 September 2018, 21 January 2019

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Teaching students who have suffered complex trauma

Paid professional development

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

Course dates
16 April 2018, 22 October 2018

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Child protection for teachers

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

Course dates
16 July 2018, 15 October 2018, 21 January 2019

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Teaching phonics in early childhood

Learn evidence-based skills for teaching phonics to young children.

Course dates
15 October 2018

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Creating apps in the classroom

Find our how to create your own educational apps to support learning activities in your classroom.

Course dates
17 September 2018, 21 January 2019

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Creating apps in the classroom

Paid professional development

Over four weeks, you'll create an educational app to support learning activities in your classroom.

Course dates
29 October 2018

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