After just one year enrolments indicate Swinburne Online is successfully meeting the needs of students who are juggling study with other life commitments.
“We now have more than 4,000 students enrolled for Teaching Period One, 2013, which has well exceeded our targets,” Swinburne Online CEO Denice Pitt said.
“This fantastic result suggests we are both delivering online courses that meet student demand and providing high quality online student care and support.”
Swinburne Online programs are specifically designed to meet the educational needs of busy working adults.
“We recognise that people are changing jobs more than they did in the past, and so the concepts of lifelong learning and up-skilling are now more important than ever before,” Denice said.
Research indicates students chose online study for a range of reasons, including improving their employment opportunities, changing career paths, and pursuing academic or personal interests.
“Online students are looking for a convenient, flexible, engaging and supportive study environment to achieve their career and personal aspirations" Denice said.
“Our high quality program design, interactive approach to online teaching, and high-touch student support is attracting students from all corners of Australia”.
“Our courses also work very well for corporate organisations that are looking at ways in which they can attract and retain a skilled workforce,” she said.
Swinburne Online’s offerings include degrees across the business, communications, social sciences and education disciplines and are offered as Commonwealth Supported Places.