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Study online

The benefits of studying online


When you study online, you can earn the same qualification as a campus-based student, but using interactive technologies, you can learn from wherever you like. Here are the real perks of studying online.

It’s easy to access

All you need is an internet connection and a browser. No special equipment required. People with mobility limitations, or who have a medical condition, and those who live outside metro areas or who don’t have access to transport, can work from wherever they want.

You work at your own pace

We understand that people are busy, you have families, jobs and other commitments that need attention, we use technology to bring learning to you. You can study at home, or anywhere else that takes your fancy at a time that suits you. 

It’s value for money

If you don’t need to come to campus every day you save money on related costs such as parking, public transport, food, petrol and childcare. Those costs add up, but with an online education they’re not there, so you can spend your time and money on other things.

There are many course options

Studying online enables you to choose from a range of courses, not just what is taught at your local campus (if you have one). You can evaluate a catalogue of courses and decide which one you like the best.  

You will get tons of support

Studying online does not mean you will get left alone. You’ll get direct access to your lecturer, and all the required course content.  We also offer resources to develop your learning skills and achieve academic success including regular free workshops on areas such as assignment writing, avoiding plagiarism and academic referencing. 

It looks great on your resume

Whether you study online or on campus, a degree is a degree. Employers see the qualification and don’t quibble on the details. An added bonus is because you have studied online, you can demonstrate that you are highly self-motivated, have the discipline to study independently, can work autonomously and possess incredible time management skills. 

How does studying online actually work?

LEO is ACU's Learning Environment Online (LEO) and LEO is a one stop shop. You will receive most of your unit information including your unit outlines, readings and online lectures. You will electronically submit your assessments, receive feedback and get your grades.  

It is also where you can receive important messages or communicate and collaborate with fellow students using email, messenger and forum options available in LEO.

Professor Kevin Ashford-Rowe, Director ACU Learning and Teaching Centre said ACU is committed to making access to study available to as many people as possible.

“ACU offers many online study options; all you have to do is pick the right one for you,” he said.

Ready to make the leap? Explore ACU to get started.

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Impact brings you compelling stories, inspiring research, and big ideas from ACU. It's about the impact we’re having on our communities, and our Mission in action. It’s a practical resource for career, life and study.

At ACU it’s education, but not as you know it. We stand up for people in need, and causes that matter.

If you have a story idea or just want to say hello, do contact us.

Copyright @ Australian Catholic University 1998-2018 | ABN 15 050 192 660 CRICOS Reg: 00004G