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30+ years of experience

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UniSA IS ONE OF AUSTRALIA’s LARGEST ONLINE EDUCATION PROVIDERS (Ranked 4th, 2020 Department of Education, Skills and Employment – Commencing Domestic Bachelor Degree Students (External))

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Played a leading role in the establishment of Open Universities Australia (TV Open Learning Project)

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In 2009, learnOnline – UniSA’s learning management platform was launched

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Distance Education Centres established in 1991

UniSA's Distance Education Centre, Underdale

Above: UniSA's original Distance Education Centre, Underdale

Since 1991, our students have been able to earn a UniSA degree without having to travel to a physical campus.

UniSA has a long tradition of off-campus learning, establishing a Distance Education Centre more than 25 years ago, which grew to serve more than 4000 students. In fact, our Distance Education Centre was designated as one of eight national Distance Education Centres in Australia.

Seen as a leader in the field, UniSA played a leading role in establishing Open Universities Australia – and our commitment to develop our teaching staff to be leaders in the digital learning experience continues to this day.

Transforming online learning

Building on our digital learning success

The Digital Learning Strategy builds on UniSA’s long tradition of delivering degrees online and via distance. This flexibility to study on-campus and online is something our students value immensely. Through our Digital Learning Strategy, we will deliver an engaging curriculum, support our students to be productive professionals in a digital age, expand our flexible learning arrangements, develop our academics to be leaders in the digital learning experience, and inspire the entire UniSA community through lifelong learning.

Learn more about UniSA's Digital Learning Strategy

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Top 5 in Australia for quality education

Ranked #3, 2023 THE University Impact Rankings.

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Ranked one of the world’s top young universities

Ranked #52, 2023 THE Young University Rankings.

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Top 5 Young University in Australia for research quality

Ranked #4, 2023 THE Young University Rankings

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30+ years of experience delivering online and distance education

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UniSA is one of Australia's largest online universities

Ranked 4th, 2020 Department of Education, Skills and Employment – Commencing Domestic Bachelor Degree Students (External).

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#1 in Australia for graduate employability

QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey, 2020-22 – Employability Skills Indicator. SA public universities.

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SA's #1 University for graduate careers

ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019-21 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate). SA public universities.

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95% of online students are satisfied with our expert lecturers

2021 i-Graduate Survey, Online Education Barometer – Expert Lecturers Indicator (95.2%).

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91% of our online students feel supported in their studies

2021 i-Graduate Survey, Online Education Barometer – Overall Support Indicator (91.2%).

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95% student satisfaction rate for online learning resources

2021 i-Graduate Survey, Online Education Barometer – Online Learning Resources and Library Facilities Indicator (95.1%).

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Top 15 young university in Australia for teaching quality

Ranked #13, 2022 THE Young University Rankings

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Rated 5-Stars for excellence in research, employability, teaching, facilities, internationalisation,  inclusiveness & innovation

2022 QS star rankings

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Powerful partnerships

We collaborate with over 2,500 companies worldwide

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UniSA Business is in Top 1% worldwide

UniSA Business is one of just 12 institutions in Australia and approximately 200 globally (from over 25,000 universities) to be EQUIS accredited. EFMD, March 2022.

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#1 young university in Australia for industry collaborations

2023 THE Young University Rankings – Industry Income Indicator.