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Year 12, or relevant academic or work experience
Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including diplomas, advanced diplomas, associate degrees and degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.
Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit.
Applicants without a formal qualification but with significant and relevant work experience and appropriate English language skills will be considered if they can demonstrate that they can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success.
The University may determine selection criteria and restrictions in respect of courses to apply in addition to these entry requirements.
Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification.
Applicants must meet the associated minimum ATAR score.
Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
Become trained in:
This course has a flexible design, meaning you can study anywhere at any time.
There are 3 teaching periods per year, and you can enrol in 1 to 4 units every period.
You should dedicate around 8 hours of study per week to each unit. This includes engaging with learning materials and activities, interacting with other students, readings and assessment tasks.
There are study breaks between teaching periods and over Christmas / New Year so you can take time out during your course.
Many distance education courses simply adapt their face-to-face content for online use. But this isn’t always practical.
With Swinburne Online, your course has been developed specifically for online delivery. Enhance your studies with online communication technologies such as discussion boards, chat sessions, email and blogs.
In addition, Student Advisors are available by email and phone 7 days a week for any queries you might have around your study.
They can help with admissions, enrolment and re-enrolment, course advice, policies and regulations, academic assessments and technical issues.
Your previous academic experience may count towards your degree through course credit and RPL.
This means you may be able to shorten the duration of your study and complete a degree course sooner, saving you time and money.
The Bachelor of Social Science (Security and Counter-Terrorism) includes a foundation unit called 'Learning and Communicating Online'. This unit is handy if you're returning to study after a long time, or if you’re new to online learning.
You'll gain skills in:
It's a great way to feel more confident about online study.
Submit an enquiry direct to Swinburne University of Technology Online.