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Swinburne Online students from across Australia graduate

Swinburne Online students from across Australia will meet next week, as they stand alongside their fellow Swinburne University of Technology counterparts at graduation ceremonies in Melbourne.

Swinburne Online is celebrating its second and largest group of new graduates from its fully online business, social science, education and communication degree courses.

CEO of Swinburne Online, Denice Pitt, said the growth demonstrates Swinburne Online’s high quality, online education model, which is redefining how tertiary education can be delivered.

“Our students are time poor, working Australians who are balancing work and life commitments alongside their studies. It takes dedication and self-motivation to complete tertiary studies, and we are proud to be celebrating this achievement with our students.

“Central to everything we do is our students. We have created an online learning experience that has enabled our students to thrive. Each course is tailored to deliver the optimal learning experience and this is strengthened by our support systems that include seven day on-call support and on-demand assignment assistance.”

Graduates come from New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory.

“Online education removes physical borders and makes tertiary education more accessible to more Australians. One in four Swinburne Online students comes from rural and regional Australia and we are proud to provide opportunities for them to reach their education goals and improve their career outcomes,” Ms Pitt said.

Karen Heenan, a 36 year-old mother of five from Alice Springs, is graduating with a Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology) degree.

“Online education allowed me the opportunity to pursue a tertiary education while maintaining my family commitments. If I didn’t have the option to study online I don’t think I would have applied myself academically,” Karen said.

Since finishing her Bachelor degree Karen has successfully applied for a Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice degree and is now working towards a career in helping to rehabilitate offenders.