Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners

UTS acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders, both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.

Learning that's open to everyone

Technology evolves, legislation changes and our workplaces transform faster than ever before - so how do you stay up to date? UTS Open looks to grow your knowledge and expertise with short courses and microcredentials designed with industry leaders to equip you with the skills, tools and techniques to achieve your next career or professional goal. 

UTS Open draws from the University of Technology Sydney’s extensive postgraduate program and industry connections, enabling anyone to learn at Australia's #1 young university. We offer postgraduate-level learning, with no admission requirements or exam periods. 

We have three different course types available:

A UTS Microcredential  is a formally assessed, stand-alone course in a specialised area of practice at the university-level and aligns with a specific subject in a UTS postgraduate degree. They average seven weeks in length and on successfully completing a UTS microcredential, you’ll receive a microcredential certificate and a microcredential digital badge* that you can add to your CV or Linked In profile. Learn something new and become a certified expert, while joining a global network of lifelong learners.

UTS Open Short Courses support an array of life and work experiences, offered through a mixture of online, on-campus and blended study modes. Upon completion of all required tasks, assessments or attendance for a UTS short course, you’ll receive a short course certificate and a short course digital badge*. A short course can be used as part of your continuing professional development or as a tool to obtain in-depth knowledge in whatever topic of interested. These courses are practical, industry-relevant and forward-thinking, taught by industry and academic experts - empowering you to explore any opportunity.  

Our Free Online Courses give you a taste of a topic to get you up to date with key principles and help you decide if you want to study more in this topic area. UTS Open's free online courses take up to three hours to complete, are self-paced and are delivered entirely online. Take advantage of the flexibility to learn when and how you want, commitment-free.

* Digital badges available for courses completed after 15 December 2023.

Become part of a global network and achieve your goals with courses from UTS Open.

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