If you wish to transition, you can apply by completing the online Open Universities Australia (OUA) Degree Transition Application form at the bottom of this page to change your enrolment. All subjects completed during your original degree will contribute to the new degree and you won't have to repeat already completed subjects.

Before you apply

Before you submit a Course Transition Application, you must ensure you understand the implications and have checked the degree planner information. After you’ve submitted a Course Transition Application and been approved, you cannot change back to the old version of your course.

Ready to complete the course transition application?

Once you have read and fully understood the implications of transitioning to the later version of your degree, you can complete the course transition application.

Complete the application form

Undergraduate Open Universities Australia (OAU) degree planners

The OUA degree planners  are designed to help you identify which subjects you still need to complete in order to be eligible to graduate by showing you:

  • your degree structure and course rules
  • all subjects compulsory to your degree — for undergraduate degrees this includes all majors, co-majors and minors applicable to your degree
  • which subject codes or titles have changed
  • which of your subjects have been replaced over time, and which subjects replaced them
  • what non-Swinburne subjects are accredited to your degree (if any)
  • which of your subjects are now in teach-out phase and, if applicable, the study period and year that the subject will be offered for the last time.

In some cases, the OUA degree planners show how the subjects in your current degree are aligned with the subjects in the newer version of the degree.

Ensure you download the degree planner applicable to the year you were officially approved for admission into your degree. If you’re unsure of the year you were approved for admission, you can check this in your study plan in eStudent by clicking on your degree code.

These degree planners are updated in November/December each year.

The following changed degrees are available to transition into:

Original course title New course title
Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology) Bachelor of Psychological Sciences*

*Students who are admitted into the Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology) prior to 2017 and who have not completed both PSY30009 Social Science (final offering SP3 2018) and STA20007 Multivariate Statistics (final offering SP1 2019) MUST transition to the Bachelor of Psychological Sciences in order to be eligible to graduate.

Postgraduate Open Universities Australia (OAU) degree planners

These are updated in November/December each year.

Note: All postgraduate degree planners comprise degree structure information on the Master, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate levels where applicable.

Unsure which subjects you need to complete?

If you’re an OUA student and need additional help understanding which subjects you still need to complete, the team at studentHQ is here to help. Alternatively, you can speak with a Course Advice Specialist by booking an appointment. 

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