So you’ve decided to take the plunge and jump into furthering your education.
In coming to this decision, you’ve realised that physically attending classes every day or several times a week isn’t possible for you.
You’ve got other commitments – a job, a family or maybe you aren’t living near one of our locations.
You’ve looked into studying online by online education, but you’re unsure what it means for you and how it all works.
Did you know? CQUniversity Australia is a leading online education provider and a pioneer in the field. As one of the first Australian universities to offer online and mixed-mode study, we’ve put together a quick guide to help you understand distance education.
SO WHAT IS ONLINE EDUCATION?
Studying online provides you with the flexibility to study your dream course, without the need to visit a CQUniversity location*. In many cases, you’ll enjoy access to online discussion forums, electronic library resources, regular contact with lecturers and tutors, as well as online study materials.
‘The best thing about distance education is that it doesn’t feel distant at all.’ Zali Garioch, current Bachelor of Education (Secondary) student.
Studying from home – allowing you to balance family, work and study commitments.
WHAT ABOUT EXAMS?
Arrangements can be made for you to sit examinations at one of 200 examination centres in Australia and around the world. If you live more than 150 km from a centre, you can apply to create a location closer to home.
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
In addition to online study materials and regular communication with teaching staff, CQUniversity offers a range of student support services to assist you throughout your study journey, including student mentors, counselling services and more.
*RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS AND PRACTICUM
Depending on your course of interest, you may be required to attend compulsory residential schools. Likewise, practicum (or work experience) provides you with an opportunity to put theory into practice, ensuring you graduate work-ready.
‘I have studied at a range of Australian universities and although I am new at CQU, the team has been the most supportive, helpful, kind, and understanding to external needs.’ Rose Tasker.
CONNECTING WITH OTHER STUDENTS
CQUniversity offers a private social network site called UCROO – a safe and secure platform for you to connect with other students, find study groups and student mentors.
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