Flexible learning options

Our courses are available in a variety of study modes. Offering many of these courses in a variety of study modes allows you to shape your study to fit in with your life. Find out what study modes are available for the course you are interested in from the courses section.

  • Full-time

This means you are taking a full time study load and should complete your study in the minimum time possible.
  • Part-time

By not taking a full time load you can fit study into your life without compromising your other commitments, taking only as many units as you can accommodate. This could mean studying one, two, or even three units per semester, depending on what you want to take.
  • Internal/on campus

You will need to attend lectures, tutorials and workshops on campus as part of your course.
  • External studies/distance education

Many materials may be available online and students undertaking external study can even download the lectures, allowing them the freedom to listen to lectures without ever stepping foot on campus.
  • Summer school

Classes may be held during the Summer teaching period. Subject to unit availability students can study all year round, allowing them to complete their course sooner, instead of just studing in semester 1 and 2.

  • Winter school

Classes may be held during the Winter teaching period. Subject to unit availability students can study all year round, allowing them to complete their course sooner, instead of just studying in semester 1 and 2.

  • Semester study

    The teaching year is split into two teaching periods, Semester One which begins in mid-February and Semester Two which begins in late July.

  • Trimester study

For our postgraduate pharmacy courses we have split the teaching year into three Trimesters instead of two Semesters so you can complete your study sooner. Because the year is broken up into three teaching sessions instead of two, you have the ability to take more units in over the year, which essentially fast tracks your program if you were to take it over semester teaching sessions.
Instead of taking more units over a shorter period of time, you take more units over the year because of additional teaching sessions instead of only being limited to two semesters.