Starting online study
Online study offers you the flexibility you need to complete your degree while managing other work and lifestyle commitments.
On average you should commit to ten hours per week of study for each unit you are enrolled in. You will need to consider the balance between your study and other commitments such as work, family and social life. Organising your time and planning in advance are essential components to successfully completing your studies.
For undergraduate students there are four study periods each year which work on a rolling basis. This means that the final week of one study period is also the first week of the next study period and so on.
There are no breaks in between, even for traditional holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas.
For postgraduate students there are three sessions each year. Many postgraduate degrees do not make use of the third study session.
You do not have to enrol in every study period or session.
Readiness to Study Online tool
If you are new to study online take a few minutes to complete the Readiness to Study Online assessment tool. The tool looks at the areas of self-management, technology and research & writing.
Once you complete the survey you will be provided with resources to assist with your online studies.