Learning for our future

World-class online education courses focused on the fastest growing industries.

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Learning for our future

World-class online education courses focused on the fastest growing industries.

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In demand courses to get you job-ready

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Certificate IV in Accounting & Bookkeeping

Just starting your career, seeking a pathway into a degree program, or want to manage your business accounts better? This course is the perfect starting point.

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Certificate IV in Business (Administration)

Are you looking to move up in the business world? This course will help you take charge of your career and step up as an advanced business administrator.

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Why study an online course with

Swinburne Open Education?

We’re here to help people across Australia and New Zealand 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.


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.

Wondering how to fit online learning into your life?

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Frequently asked questions

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. Will my qualification be nationally recognised?

Our New Zealand students can complete their studies and gain their qualification while in New Zealand, however, all Swinburne Open Education qualifications will be nationally recognised in Australia.
Swinburne Open Education courses are delivered and assessed by UP Education, one of the largest private education groups in the Asia-Pacific. All qualifications are nationally recognised in Australia and are awarded by Swinburne University of Technology.

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.