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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 a bundle of 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 700,000 hirers and 150 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 offices

jul
Leadership Team and Board established

oct
Build of units commences

nov
Student enrolment commences

2012

feb
First eLearning Advisor's hired for our remote workforce

mar
First Teaching Period commences with over 500 students enrolled in 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
60 employees hired leads to an expansion across the whole of Level 1 of the SEEK premises

jun
OES doubles it’s remote workforce to reach 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 new Postgraduate courses: MBA and Master of Professional Accounting

mar
Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Education (Primary) added to Swinburne Online suite of courses

may
AON Hewitt Best Employer Award - October – OES reaches #4 BRW Fast 100 2014

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

dec
First TVC launched (we’ll see you through)

dec
82 Swinburne Online graduates for the year

2015

mar
Moved locations out of SEEK office to OES-branded office space

may
AON Hewitt Best Employer 2nd year running

sep
TAFE courses launched with five business diplomas

sep
International courses launched

oct
OES reaches #1 on BRW Fast 100 2015

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

dec
545 graduates for the year

2016

mar
First three international students commence

may
AON Hewitt Best Employer for 3rd consecutive year

aug
1,100 graduates reached

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 graduates through Swinburne Online

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
Western Sydney University becomes second university partner. Five new undergraduate degrees across Business and Social Science launched through Western Sydney University Online