Your Options

Studying at university requires a significant commitment of your time, so we offer a variety of flexible delivery options to choose from in order to best balance your study with work, social and family commitments. There’s no right or wrong way to study Open Foundation.

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Part Time

Part-time Face-to-face

Full-time

Full-time Face-to-face

Online

Online Anywhere, anytime

Online

Custom Choose what suits

Is it for me?

If you have work, family or carer commitments Part-time Open Foundation is for you.

Studying part-time allows you to balance your studies with your busy lifestyle.

If you have few commitments outside of study and are not working or only working part-time, Full-time Open Foundation is for you.

You’re going to have to make your studies your number one priority. By doing so you'll be completing the program in half the time.

If you’re independent, self motivated and looking for the ultimate flexibility, Online Open Foundation is for you.

Please note that learning online is usually more challenging than face-to-face study, and can take more time on a weekly basis.

Far from a UON campus? We bring UON staff & students to you by offering periodic drop-in sessions in select regional areas for extra support

Can’t find an existing option that fits? Why not mix and match to build your own program through a combination of both online and face-to-face classes.

We’re committed to ensuring you have an option to make it work for you.

Where is it offered?

Newcastle Callaghan

Central Coast Ourimbah

Newcastle Callaghan

Central Coast Ourimbah

Online Anywhere, anytime

You'll need to have access to a computer and fast internet.

Newcastle Callaghan

Central Coast Ourimbah

Online Anywhere, anytime

Length

1 Year

1 year

February - November

(2 Semesters)

6 months

6 months

July - November

(1 Semester)

1 Year

6 months - 2 years

February - November

(1 - 4 Semesters)

6 months

6 months - 2 years

Start in February or July

(1 - 4 Semesters)

Course options

To complete Open Foundation, you are required to complete two course areas, each worth 20 units, for a combined total of 40 units. The distribution of these units differs depending on your preferred delivery mode.

 

Units per semester
20

Distribution of units
Semester One - study Part 1 of both course areas (10 units each).
Semester Two - study Part 2 of both course areas (10 units each).

Range of course areas
Most courses available

Units per semester
40 (one semester only)

Distribution of units
Both course areas are worth 20 units each and are completed in a single semester (Semester Two).

Range of course areas
Most courses available

Units per semester
20

Distribution of units
Semester One - study Part 1 of both course areas (10 units each).
Semester Two - study Part 2 of both course areas (10 units each).

Range of course areas
Limited courses available

Units per semester
10 - 40

Distribution of units
Contact our Office staff to devise a personalised study plan for you.

Range of course areas
All courses available

Face-to-face

6 hours per week

Choose between day or night classes (or a combination of both).

You can expect to be on-campus one to two days a week.

12 hours per week

You’ll be required to attend all of your classes during business hours.

You can expect to be on campus two to four days a week.

2 hours of online tutorials per week through UONline

You’re also invited to attend an optional face-to-face day twice a semester in Newcastle.

2 - 12 hours per week

Depending on your personalised study plan.

The more you study the quicker you’ll be able to complete.

Out-of-class study

10-14 hours per week

By learning most of the content face-to-face, you’ll need to spend this time reading, researching, completing assignments and revising for your exams.

18-20 hours per week

With more than double the face to-face time of the other options, you’ll be required to spend more of your own time reading, researching, completing assignments and revising for your exams.

18-20 hours per week

With limited face-to-face contact, you’ll be required to learn the content, participate in online discussions and tasks in your own time; as well as completing assignments, researching and revising for exams.

10-20 hours per week

Depending on your custom study plan, the hours you spend studying out of class will vary greatly.

Our staff can advise how much study will be required out of class to ensure your personalised study plan works for you.

Assessments

Ongoing assessment during both semesters.

Most courses will have an on-campus examination at the end of each semester.

Ongoing assessment during the semester.

Most courses will have an on-campus examination at the end of the semester.

Ongoing assessment during both semesters.

Most courses will have an examination at the end of each semester to be held in a major city or town within a two hour drive of where you live.

Ongoing assessment during both semesters.

Most courses will have an on-campus examination at the end of each semester.

Classes begin

Classes commence February 2020

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What you'll study