What is open online learning?

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

Our courses are developed using QUT research and teaching expertise, ensuring your learning success. We deliver up-to-date knowledge and keep you engaged with modern and effective online teaching approaches.

Choose open online learning

Why learn online?

  • Our courses are created by a trusted university.
  • 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.
  • Options to purchase certification or obtain recognition of learning.

Our partnership with FutureLearn

We're pleased to offer our suite of free open online courses through FutureLearn - a high quality global platform of courses offered by 149 partners.

We've partnered with FutureLearn to give you a safe, highly reputable and 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

Flexible learning

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

Learn together

Learn with people from around the world.

412,338

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

Business, management and marketing courses

Project management: managing front-end planning

Build the project planning and management skills to start a career in project management within your chosen professional field.

Course dates
25 May 2020

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Health and community courses

Clinical supervision for health professionals

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

There is a fee for enrolling in this course.

Course dates
20 Jul 2020, 21 September 2020

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Science, maths and technology courses

Project management: managing front-end planning

Through this professionally-focused microcredential, you’ll learn how to plan and manage large scale projects and start your journey as a project manager within your professional field, and to respond to your industry’s challenges.

Course Dates
25 May 2020

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Teaching and studying courses

Inclusive education: Essential knowledge for success

Discover what inclusive education really is, explore its benefits and learn essential concepts to make inclusion work for all children and young people.

Course dates
24 February 2020, 20 July 2020

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Want more? Find out about the paid extended module.

Teaching entrepreneurial thinking

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

Course dates
17 February 2020, 13 July 2020

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Want more? Find out about the paid extended module.

Creating apps in the classroom

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

Course dates
2 March 2020, 27 July 2020

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Want more? Find out about the paid extended module.

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
17 February 2020, 13 July 2020

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Want more? Find out about the paid extended module.

Child protection for teachers

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

Course dates
9 March 2020, 7 September 2020

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Teaching phonics in early childhood

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

Course dates
24 February 2020, 20 July 2020

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Want more? Find out about the paid extended module.

Bullying in schools: how should teachers respond?

Learn practical strategies you can use to support children and minimise bullying in your school and classroom.

Course dates
27 March 2020, 27 July 2020

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Want more? Find out about the paid extended module.

Need more information?

Contact us if you want more information about our open online courses.