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Study online

Studying online gives you the versatility and convenience to study on the go…whether it be on your lunch break, while the kids are at soccer practise or while you’re travelling the world. Online study brings the classroom to you!

Over 75% of our students choose to study through online (distance) education with us each year. You can be assured you will receive excellent support and won’t be alone. Some other great benefits include that you can:

  • studying from your own home – no matter where that is
  • studying at times that suit you
  • keeping your day (or night) job
  • being able to switch to on-campus or back to online study if your situation changes
  • studying the same courses with the same lecturers as on-campus students.

How it works

Studying online means you are provided with all of your study materials online. These materials are divided into comprehensive weekly portions, keeping your studies in line with what’s happening on-campus. You will usually have the same assignments and exams as on-campus students, and you can either post your assignments to USQ or submit them online. You can sit for your exams in an exam centre close to your home, or if you live further than 100 kilometres from one of our designated examination centres, special arrangements can be made just for you.

And just because you are studying online doesn’t mean you are alone. You will have access to your lecturers and fellow classmates through forums, chat, email and phone.

Coming on-campus

You are more than welcome to pop onto one of three great campuses in ToowoombaSpringfield or Fraser Coast, to utilise the campus facilities and resources.

Some courses (subjects) and programs have residential schools. Residential schools give students studying via distance education the opportunity to attend campus for face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use of the facilities and to meet staff and other students.

While the majority of residential schools are voluntary, some are compulsory so you will be required to come on-campus during the scheduled time.


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