A statement from the company said this meant the ACU would now be able to use OpenLearning's platform for short courses, micro-credentials and professional development programs for its employees.
The collaboration between the two organisations began last year, when the ACU made a $1 million investment in OpenLearning's IPO.
The ACU, which has more than 35,000 students on its nine campuses, has moved most of its courses online to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. It plans to increases courses in health and education, two sectors that are growing in Australia.
"Like many universities, ACU has had to quickly adapt to a post-COVID-19 world in which education must be completely delivered online without sacrificing outcomes. We look forward to continuing our partnership with ACU and other leading universities worldwide.”
ACU provost (acting) and deputy vice-chancellor (Education and Innovation), Professor Zlatko Skrbis, said: “I could not have predicted how quickly this investment would come into its own, with the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic hastening the need to transfer more services online and for them to perform seamlessly.
“OpenLearning will be a valuable addition to ACU’s ability to deliver high quality courses in a continually transforming digital environment and supporting our innovation agenda.
“I am looking forward to this promising partnership which will enable nimbleness and improve our reach into an ever-expanding market of short courses and micro-credentials.”
The ACU, which is ranked in the top two percent of universities worldwide, has eight campuses in Australia and one in Rome.