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How psychology plays a role in opportunity

David's professional journey has seen him complete Year 12 as a matured aged student, help autistic children and work with men who have committed acts of domestic violence.

But it was in a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) with Swinburne Online that he began taking advantage of every opportunity to move his career forward so he could continue helping others.

“Swinburne Online degrees have enough variety, through a wide range of compulsory and elective subjects, to satisfy my curiosity. But the best thing about it is that it’s accessible 24 hours a day from any location.”

Despite his impressive resume, David felt limited in his career prospects, and without any formal qualifications, saw himself stuck in administrative and research roles.

“Swinburne University of Technology is a world leader in psychology training and research and Swinburne Online provided me with the opportunity to attend from the comfort of my own home.”

Collaborative community – no matter where you are

As a regional student, David is no stranger to distance from his peers, but the collaborative online environment has allowed him to have social experiences on par with campus based students despite being located miles away from any of his fellow students.

“The focus is on collaborating, so you don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn with colleagues or peers. The weekly activities give you a chance to reinforce and consolidate important ideas as though you are attending weekly tutorials.”

David's advice to anyone considering online study

David believes in time management, organisation and giving yourself enough time to read through your materials. But also key to him, is the supportive online network.

“Even if you think you can’t do it, Swinburne Online gives you the opportunity and motivation to succeed.”

“It is a great way to study for the future that you want! I would highly recommend it to anyone thinking about online as their choice of how to study.”

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