Distance courses have been available in Nauru since the early 1970s, when they were facilitated through the Nauru Education Department. The USP Centre in Nauru was officially opened in October 1987 to serve a population of about 11,000. It is currently located in the Aiwo District. Nauru Campus provides tutorials and face-to-face courses for the following programmes: accounting, management, Bachelor af Education (Primary), early childhood education, English and library and informational studies.