Off campus study

Off campus study

Off campus study is a great option if you work full-time, can't study on campus or have other commitments.

Australian Lutheran College delivers a range of units for you to study using online options.

While available units are designed to be studied online, some are complemented by optional intensive workshops. These introduce the unit content and assessment tasks and enable face-to-face interactions with lecturer and peers.

See Calendars & timetables for planned workshops. We encourage you to attend any workshops available for your units.

Computer/Internet access

Unit information, content, learning resources and assessment tasks are made available electronically via the University of Divinity’s Learning Management System, ARK. Students also use ARK to contact lecturers and submit assignments.

To study off campus, you will need regular, reliable access to the internet. Your internet speed should be sufficient to view video content to make best use of the learning resources in ARK.

Workload

ALC units require a commitment of 8 to 10 hours per week for undergraduate students and 12 hours for postgraduate students. Online learning enables a certain amount of flexibility with regard to how you schedule these hours.

Support

Off campus study has its own challenges. We are aware of this and actively engage in the process of accommodating your needs to gain the best outcomes from your study.

There are various avenues of support available to you:

You may also request an academic mentor. See Additional support options.

Library resources

You may borrow from the extensive collection of hard copy and electronic books and resources available from ALC’s Löhe Memorial Library. Library staff post materials to distant students by request. See library support for off campus study.