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Open online learning

Join our 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 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.

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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

Leadership coaching through turbulent times: playing with EFIRE

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

Course dates
11 February 2019, 29 April 2019, 26 August 2019, 4 November 2019

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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
12 August 2019
11 November 2019

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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 May 2019, 22 July 2019, 23 September 2019

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Science, maths and technology courses

Introducing robotics: 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
5 August 2019

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Introducing robotics: 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
9 September 2019

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Introducing robotics: 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
14 October 2019

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Big data analytics: 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
2019 dates available soon.

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Big data analytics: Statistical inference and machine learning

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

Course dates
2019 dates available soon.

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Big data analytics: Mathematical modelling

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

Course dates
2019 dates available soon.

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Big data analytics: Data visualisation

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

Course dates
2019 dates available soon.

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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
2019 dates available soon.

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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
2019 dates available soon

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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
2019 dates available soon.

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Teaching and studying courses

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
4 February 2019, 1 April 2019, 3 June 2019, 5 August 2019, 7 October 2019, 2 December 2019

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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
8 July 2019, 11 November 2019

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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
4 February 2019, 22 July 2019, 18 November 2019

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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
8 July 2019, 11 November 2019

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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
22 July 2019, 18 November 2019

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Teaching phonics in early childhood

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

Course dates
4 February 2019, 22 July 2019, 18 November 2019

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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
6 May 2019

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