Postgraduate Single Units - 2017

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Course summary - 2017

Level: Postgraduate
Qualification: Single unit
Number of units: Over 100 units to choose from
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Update your skills or study an area of interest without committing to a full degree. Whether it's gaining an edge in your career, moving into a new profession, or enhancing your existing knowledge, studying Postgraduate Single Units provides you with the opportunity to learn the knowledge and skills that you need.

Explore subjects as diverse as Astrobiology and Accounting, Egyptian History and Economics, or Marketing and Mental Health Management. Postgraduate Single Units are available in the Arts, Business, Education, Health, IT, Law, and Science disciplines. You can study with six of Australia's leading universities including Australian Catholic University, Curtin University, Griffith University, Macquarie University, RMIT University, Swinburne University and UniSA.

Each Postgraduate Single Unit offers a range of skills that are defined in the learning outcomes of the unit see specific unit pages for more information. All Postgraduate Single Units are delivered by learning experts from some of Australia's leading universities.

To be eligible to study a Postgraduate Single Unit, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Academic Requirements
    A completed bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline from a recognised university (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing)
  • English language requirements
    English language requirements apply to international students and other students whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English.

The minimum English language requirements for studying Postgraduate Single Units are:

  • A minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 88 (no score less than 21)
  • OR a minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPT (conducted by GELI or ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate in Advance English (CAE)
  • OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
  • OR a minimum score of 61 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic)
  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Governance for Planning
URP505 CUR SP1 - SP3 -
Development Assessment
URP515 CUR - SP2 - SP4
Introduction to Planning
URP540 CUR - SP2 - SP4
Architectural Culture Research Topics 1
MAA401 CUR SP1 - SP3 -
Architectural Systems Research Topics
MAA404 CUR SP1 - SP3 -
Architectural Culture Research Topics 2
MAA405 CUR SP1 - SP3 -
Architectural Professional Practice 2
MAA504 CUR SP1 - SP3 -
Planning Law
URP500 CUR SP1 - SP3 -
Planning for Sustainability
URP590 CUR SP1 - SP3 -
Transport Planning
URP600 CUR - SP2 - -
Planning for Housing
URP620 CUR - - - SP4
Landscape Planning and Heritage
URP630 CUR - - SP3 -
  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Accounting for Sustainable Management
ACCT2230 RMI - Sess 2 -
Contemporary Issues in International Management
BUSM4101 RMI Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Managing Across Cultures
BUSM4359 RMI - Sess 2 -
Design Thinking for Business (Executive)
BUSM4521 RMI Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Design Thinking for Business
BUSM45361 RMI Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Engineering Research Practice
EENG5004 USA - Sess 2 -
Principles of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
EHR701 GRF Sess 1 - -
Introduction to Business Information Systems
INF60007 SWI SP1 - - -
Technology Essentials for Managers
INF80042 SWI SP1 - - -
Project Planning and Control
LSCM3008 USA Sess 1 - -
Total Quality Management
LSCM5022 USA Sess 1 - -
Procurement and Purchasing Management
LSCM5052 USA - Sess 2 -
Principles of Project Management
MPM411 USA Sess 1 Sess 2 Sess 3
Project Risk Management
MPM413 USA Sess 1 Sess 2 Sess 3
Project Control Methods
MPM414 USA Sess 1 Sess 2 Sess 3
Project Leadership & Teams
MPM417 USA Sess 1 Sess 2 Sess 3
Principles of OHSE Management
OHSE601 ACU SP1 - SP3 -
OHSE Management Systems
OHSE602 ACU - SP2 - SP4
Physical Hazards in Occupational Environments
OHSE603 ACU SP1 - SP3 -
Accounting for Business Decisions
OMBA610 RMI Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Marketing
OMBA620 RMI Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Leading People and Organisations
OMBA630 RMI Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Financial Analytics for Managerial Decisions
OMBA780 RMI Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Leadership and Management
OMBA790 RMI Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Marketing for Managers
OMBA820 RMI Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Doing Social Survey Research
SOCX830 MAQ - Sem2 -
Qualitative Methods
SOCX831 MAQ Sem1 - -
Research Design
STA60004 SWI SP1 - SP3 -
Survey Sampling
STA70005 SWI - - SP3 -
Project Management Overview
PRM500 CUR - - SP3 -
Participatory Planning
URP640 CUR SP1 - - -
Project Cost Management
PRM520 CUR Coming in 2018
Project Time Management
PRM530 CUR Coming in 2018
Procurement Management
PRM540 CUR Coming in 2018
Project Risk Management
PRM550 CUR Coming in 2018

1 This unit requires some on-campus attendance at RMIT University.

  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Sustainable International Business Futures
BUSM4389 RMI Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Financial Statement Analysis
MFIN1070 RMI - Sess 2 -
Quantitative Methods In Finance
MFIN1095 RMI Sess 1 - Sess 3
Principles of Finance
MFIN1113 RMI Sess 1 - Sess 3
Accounting, Accountability and Society
MPAC10 RMI Sess 1 Sess 2 Sess 3
Business & Corporations Law
MPAC20 RMI Sess 1 - -
Contemporary Financial and Integrated Reporting
MPAC30 RMI - Sess 2 Sess 3
Economic Analysis for Business
MPAC60 RMI - Sess 2 -
Financial Decision Making
MPAC70 RMI Sess 1 - -
Financial Principles and Analysis
MT515 CUR SP1 - - -
Fundamentals of Australian Tax Law
MT531 CUR SP1 - SP3 -
Applied International Taxation
MT547 CUR SP1 - - -
Fundamentals of Business and Corporations Law
MT565 CUR SP1 - SP3 -
Accounting for Business Decisions
OMBA610 RMI Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Financial Analytics for Managerial Decisions
OMBA780 RMI Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Work and Employment
SOCX866 MAQ - Sem2 -
  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Curriculum and Instruction - Social Sciences (Upper Secondary)
EDU575 CUR - SP2 - SP4
Democracy and Dictatorship
HIST513 CUR - SP2 - SP4
Interpreting History
HIST514 CUR SP1 - SP3 -
Twentieth Century Australia
HIST515 CUR SP1 - SP3 -
Materials Design and Assessment
TESOL501 CUR SP1 - - -
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Methodologies
TESOL502 CUR SP1 - - -
Introduction to Language
TESOL503 CUR - - SP3 -
Transcultural Communication
TESOL504 CUR - - SP3 -
  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Accounting for Sustainable Management
ACCT2230 RMI - Sess 2 -
Sustainable International Business Futures
BUSM4389 RMI Sess 1 Sess 2 -
Planning for Sustainability
URP590 CUR SP1 - SP3 -
  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Ancient Egyptian Religion
AHIX801 MAQ - Sem2 -
The Athenian Empire 510-404 BC
AHIX820 MAQ Sem1 - -
Egypt: Alexander to Augustus
AHIX821 MAQ - Sem2 -
History Writing in Antiquity: Herodotus and Thucydides
AHIX823 MAQ Coming in 2018
The Art and Archaeology of Coptic Monasticism
AHIX855 MAQ - Sem2 -
History of Astronomy
AST80008 SWI - - SP3 -
Democracy and Dictatorship
HIST513 CUR - SP2 - SP4
Interpreting History
HIST514 CUR SP1 - SP3 -
Twentieth Century Australia
HIST515 CUR SP1 - SP3 -
Landscape, Ecology & Empire
HUM762 GRF Sess 1 - -
Civil Wars and Insurgencies
PICX838 MAQ Sem1 - -
Writing History: People, Places and Times
PWR70004 SWI - SP2 - -
  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Human Geography
GPH510 CUR SP1 - SP3 -
Physical Geography
GPH512 CUR SP1 - SP3 -
Global Cities and Regions
GPH513 CUR - SP2 - SP4
Geographies of Food Security
GPH514 CUR - SP2 - SP4
  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Criminological Theories
CCJ742 GRF Sess 1 - -
Business & Corporations Law
MPAC20 RMI Sess 1 - -
Fundamentals of Australian Tax Law
MT531 CUR SP1 - SP3 -
Fundamentals of Business and Corporations Law
MT565 CUR SP1 - SP3 -
Terrorism
PICX802 MAQ Sem1 - -
Police Leadership and Governance (Previously: Strategic Policing)
PICX806 MAQ Sem1 - -
Cyber Terrorism and Information Warfare
PICX808 MAQ Sem1 - -
Foundations of Modern Intelligence
PICX813 MAQ Sem1 - -
Architecture of Modern Intelligence
PICX814 MAQ - Sem2 -
Counter Terrorism
PICX818 MAQ - Sem2 -
Terrorism Dynamics
PICX837 MAQ - Sem2 -
Civil Wars and Insurgencies
PICX838 MAQ Sem1 - -
Cyber Crime (Previously: Cybercrime)
PICX840 MAQ - Sem2 -
Organised Crime
PICX841 MAQ - Sem2 -
Strategic Law Enforcement
PICX842 MAQ - Sem2 -
International Policing Systems (Previously: Comparative Policing)
PICX843 MAQ Sem1 - -
The Modern Intelligence Practitioner
PICX844 MAQ - Sem2 -
Practice of Modern Intelligence
PICX845 MAQ Sem1 - -
Cyber Security
PICX848 MAQ Sem1 - -
Cyber Policing and Intelligence
PICX849 MAQ - Sem2 -
Strategic Concepts
PICX850 MAQ Sem1 - -
International Security
PICX901 MAQ - Sem2 -
Nuclear Weapons
PICX905 MAQ Sem1 - -
Asia-Pacific Security
PICX913 MAQ - Sem2 -
Humanitarian Intervention and Peacekeeping
PICX915 MAQ - Sem2 -
Australia's Strategic and Defence Policy in a Changing Asia
PICX921 MAQ Sem1 - -
Transnational Security in Asia
PICX922 MAQ - Sem2 -
Planning Law
URP500 CUR SP1 - SP3 -
  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Communication Research Skills
COM190 GRF Sess 1 Sess 2 Sess 3
Critical Friends: The Real and Virtual Support of Writers
PWR60001 SWI SP1 - SP3 -
Real Life Writing
PWR60002 SWI SP1 - SP3 -
Research for Writers
PWR60003 SWI SP1 - SP3 -
Journalism
PWR60004 SWI SP1 - SP3 -
Online Writing
PWR70002 SWI - - SP3 -
Writing History: People, Places and Times
PWR70004 SWI - SP2 - -
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Methodologies
TESOL502 CUR SP1 - - -
Introduction to Language
TESOL503 CUR - - SP3 -
Transcultural Communication
TESOL504 CUR - - SP3 -
  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Ancient Egyptian Religion
AHIX801 MAQ - Sem2 -
The Art and Archaeology of Coptic Monasticism
AHIX855 MAQ - Sem2 -
  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Exploring Stars and the Milky Way
AST80004 SWI SP1 - SP3 -
Exploring the Solar System
AST80005 SWI SP1 - SP3 -
Galaxies and their Place in the Universe
AST80006 SWI SP1 - SP3 -
History of Astronomy
AST80008 SWI - - SP3 -
Studies in Space Exploration
AST80017 SWI SP1 - - -
Engineering Research Practice
EENG5004 USA - Sess 2 -
Statistical Practice 1
STA60001 SWI SP1 - SP3 -
Basic Statistical Computing
STA60003 SWI SP1 - SP3 -
Research Design
STA60004 SWI SP1 - SP3 -
Survey Sampling
STA70005 SWI - - SP3 -
  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Risk Assessment and Management in Mental Health
CCJ749 GRF - Sess 2 -
Curriculum and Instruction - Social Sciences (Upper Secondary)
EDU575 CUR - SP2 - SP4
Principles of OHSE Management
OHSE601 ACU SP1 - SP3 -
OHSE Management Systems
OHSE602 ACU - SP2 - SP4
Physical Hazards in Occupational Environments
OHSE603 ACU SP1 - SP3 -
Humanitarian Intervention and Peacekeeping
PICX915 MAQ - Sem2 -
Developing Social Policy
SOCX810 MAQ - Sem2 -
Evaluation and the Policy Process
SOCX818 MAQ Sem1 - -
Doing Social Survey Research
SOCX830 MAQ - Sem2 -
Qualitative Methods
SOCX831 MAQ Sem1 - -
Social Care and Human Services
SOCX863 MAQ Sem1 - -
Political Economy for Social Policy and Research
SOCX865 MAQ - Sem2 -
Work and Employment
SOCX866 MAQ - Sem2 -
  Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Professional Issues in IT
ICT80008 SWI - - - SP4
Introduction to Business Information Systems
INF60007 SWI SP1 - - -
Database Analysis and Design
INF60009 SWI - SP2 - -
Global ICT Practice
INF80039 SWI - - SP3 -
Technology Essentials for Managers
INF80042 SWI SP1 - - -
Statistical Practice 1
STA60001 SWI SP1 - SP3 -
Basic Statistical Computing
STA60003 SWI SP1 - SP3 -
Online Writing
PWR70002 SWI - - SP3 -

Postgraduate Single Units are true stand-alone units. However, successfully completing these units may provide you with the opportunity for a credit transfer to a different level of qualification in your future.

You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

Eligible OUA students can access the government loan scheme known as FEE-HELP. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a minimum threshold.

Who can access it?

  • Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to their course
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
    OR
  • Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study

Find out more about FEE-HELP

You can pay your fees upfront - in full at the beginning of a unit - using:
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Cheque
  • Money order

You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001
Australia

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