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OES has a proven reputation in the fast-growing online education space, managing the recruitment, enrolment, learning design, teaching and support of over 10,000 students on behalf of our university partners. OES provides a full suite of services from marketing and recruitment through to graduation, including student administration and support, course design, learning management system hosting and optimisation, assessment management and market insights. We can also tailor our services to meet a university’s specific needs.

Founded as a joint venture between leading, global digital employment platform SEEK (an ASX listed company) and an Australian university, OES is a unique combination of academic rigour and commercial expertise. Our university heritage ensures we place a particular emphasis on quality teaching and learning and our approach is informed by student behaviour insights and an evidence-based pedagogical model, ensuring the student is at the centre of all aspects of learning and teaching. We are experts in designing and delivering learning journeys that reflect the specific needs of online students and this combined with world leading expertise in technology and innovation, we can help our university partners develop and deliver online programs of the highest calibre.

OES offers multi-channel marketing capability and our co-founder, SEEK, has relationships with over 1.1 million hirers and 215 million candidates globally, connecting millions of individuals with job opportunities and relevant educational pathways. Through SEEK and our in house marketing and recruitment expertise, we offer our partners global student recruitment capabilities and unique employment market insights to inform new and emerging education programs.

Leveraging our depth of experience, capability and scale, we transform the student experience to produce work-ready graduates through accessible, engaging and authentic online learning.

Who we are

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Our History

2011

jul
SEEK and Swinburne University of Technology launch joint venture Online Education Services (Trading as Swinburne Online), operating out of the SEEK Group Head Office

jul
OES Leadership Team and Board established

oct
Build of Swinburne Online units commences

nov
Student enrolment commences

2012

feb
First eLearning Advisor's hired for Swinburne Online remote workforce

mar
First Teaching Period commences with over 500 students enrolled across eight programs

sep
Direct sales channel launches for Teaching Period 3 recruitment

nov
Over 1,000 students enrolled at Swinburne Online

2013

mar
Swinburne Online launches first postgraduate course: Master of Teaching

jun
OES’ remote workforce experiences significant growth to meet the growing demand of online courses with 120 eLAs

nov
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) added to Swinburne Online suite of courses

nov
Over 4,000 students enrolled at Swinburne Online in 11 programs

2014

mar
First six Swinburne Online students graduate

mar
Swinburne Online launches Master of Business Administration (MBA); Master of Professional Accounting; Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Education (Primary)

may
OES awarded AON Hewitt Best Employer Award

nov
Over 6,000 students enrolled at Swinburne Online in 15 higher education programs

dec
First TVC launched for Swinburne Online (We’ll see you through)

dec
82 Swinburne Online graduates for the year

2015

mar
Moved locations out of SEEK Head Office to OES-branded office space to accommodate growth

may
AON Hewitt Best Employer 2nd year running

sep
Swinburne Online TAFE courses launched with five business diplomas

sep
Courses available for international students to study online

oct
OES named #1 on the 2015 BRW Fast 100 for outstanding business growth

nov
Over 8,000 students enrolled at Swinburne Online in 20 higher education programs

dec
545 Swinburne Online students graduate for the year

2016

mar
First three international students commence

may
AON Hewitt Best Employer for 3rd consecutive year

aug
1,100 Swinburne Online students graduate and join the ranks of the 140,000 strong Swinburne University Alumni

aug
Over 9,500 students enrolled at Swinburne Online in 20 higher education programs

2017

mar
SEEK increase ownership in OES from 50 percent to 80 percent

jun
2,190 Swinburne Online students graduate

jul
OES named ‘Best of the Best’ in Aon Hewitt Best Employer awards and accredited as a Best Employer for fourth consecutive year

aug
Over 10,000 students enrolled

sep
OES enters into a strategic partnership with Western Sydney University for end-to end OPM services. Five undergraduate degrees across Business and Social Science launched through Western Sydney University Online

2018

apr
OES’s first international office opens in London, United Kingdom

oct
OES enters into a strategic partnership with Queensland University of Technology (QUT) for end-to end OPM services. QUT Online launches six weeks after the partnership is announced, offering postgraduate courses across health, communications, business and education.

nov
OES acquires UK online program management provider the Interactive Design Institute (IDI). IDI is an end-to-end online education provider, delivering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees through partnerships with the University of Hertfordshire and the University of Aberdeen.

2019

may
OES partners with Auckland Online to provide discrete learning design services to assist them in developing a range of high quality, engaging online postgraduate programs.

nov
The first University of Aberdeen MBA and MSc Finance graduate (16)

dec
First QUT Online students graduate (36)

2020

feb
OES enters into a strategic partnership with Monash University, a top 100 university in the world and member of the Group of Eight to deliver end-to end OPM services. The first intake of a suite of postgraduate courses targeted at the needs of professionals who want to accelerate or change their career are to commence in June.

mar
OES partners with Irabina Autism Services (IAS) to provide discrete learning design services. IAS is Australia’s largest paediatric Autism specific service provider, to create a new course on Applied Behaviour Therapy. The project is supported by the Victorian State Government Workforce Training and Innovation Fund. The course receives a LearnX award for Best Agile eLearning Design in September 2020

apr
OES partners with Queen Mary, University of London’s for discrete learning design and production services, working closely with the University’s academic staff to create engaging and educative, underpinned by academic excellence. The partnership spans learning strategy, design, development and production for online and blended programs

apr
Swinburne Online launches Diploma of Nursing in response to government priority areas

oct
OES enters into a strategic partnership with Engineering Education Australia (EEA), the training and development arm of Engineers Australia, Australia’s peak body for the engineering profession. OES will assist EEA to build a bespoke learning platform and to develop and provision a suite of online professional development for engineers, professionals, and engineering organisations.

nov
OES expands its operations in the US, Middle East and South Africa through a majority investment in Construct Education, a global leader in online learning design. Construct helps organisations create cutting edge digital learning experiences.