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Distance and online education

Start your study in 2017. Session 1 classes commence 27 February 2017.

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Distance education is often the best option for people who are juggling work and study or who wish to study a Southern Cross University course but do not want to relocate.

Find a course in 2017. Online applications are open to study in Session 1 with orientation starting on 22 February 2017 and classes starting on 27 February 2017.

Online postgraduate courses with SCU Online are also available to facilitate those looking to further their education, without having to change their work, family or life commitments. SCU Online offers six study periods a year.

Studying by distance education enables you to tailor your study to suit your circumstances, providing flexibility while remaining part of the SCU community. Learning may take place anywhere you choose so long as you have an internet connection - you can be part of our interactive, online learning community in your home, your workplace or even while travelling. SCU uses web-based technologies to assist students to actively engage with lecturers and other students, no matter where they are located.

Different courses may have different study options depending on the content of the course.

You can:

  • Attend a virtual lecture or tutorial.
  • View lectures or tutorials online when you have time.
  • Consult with your lecturer online.
  • Get instant feedback from an online quiz to make sure you are on the right track.
  • Be inspired by a guest speaker who is a leader in their field.
  • Join with fellow students to solve complex real-world problems from your own home or workplace.

Some distance education degrees combine field trips and face-to-face workshops or lectures and tutorials. If you are looking to expand your skills, re-enter the job market after an absence, or want a complete career change, studying by distance education may provide the answer.

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Updated: 03 June 2016