OpenLearning has signed an agreement to acquire three Australian higher education marketplaces: PostGradAustralia.com.au, TheUniGuide.com.au, and StudyNewZealand.nz.

These marketplaces annually attract over 800,000 users and list over 15,000 courses and degrees from 70 institutions.

The acquisition will cost a maximum of $300,000.

The current owner of these marketplaces, Prosple, considers them to be outside of its core business.

OpenLearning believes the acquisition will enhance its platform and diversify its product mix, providing additional channels to promote educational courses and creating cross-selling opportunities.