distance and online education
For some students, face-to-face study may be difficult or impossible. Family commitments, work or distance from campus may mean it is easier for you to study from home at your own pace.
This mode of study, known as distance or online education is becoming increasingly popular in Australia.
The programs you undertake will provide you with the same qualifications as those received by students attending on-campus. Your study materials are either posted or emailed to you.
Online tutorials and lectures may be provided and you will have a contact person or tutor to assess your work regularly and assist you with any problems. Occasional weekend or day seminars may be offered to give you the opportunity to meet with other students and lecturers.
If the course you are interested in is available by distance education, it will usually be indicated in the course information on the website of the institution you have chosen.
You can also start your search by visiting:
- www.studyonline.com.au and clicking on the relevant course.
This will then direct you to the university or college that offers the program.
Most online or distance education providers produce dedicated sections of their websites specifically for distance students with regular updates and information.
If you choose this type of study as a commencing student there will be an orientation which will help you find your way around your online university.