Off campus study
ALC delivers a range of units for you to study using online options.
See the units scheduled on UD’s unit management system (choose further filter options to narrow down the list of units):
- ALC online units: https://units.divinity.edu.au/scheduled/for/any/all/online/ALC/all
- ALC blended units: https://units.divinity.edu.au/scheduled/for/any/all/blended/ALC/all
While available units are designed to be studied online, some are complemented by associated workshops which introduce the unit content and assessment tasks and enable face-to-face interactions with lecturer and peers.
See Calendars and timetables for scheduled workshops. We encourage you to attend any workshops available for your units.
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.
At the University of Divinity student workload requirements are usually
- 150 hours for standard undergraduate units (18 points or 0.125 FTE), usually expressed as 36 hours class time and 114 hours study time, or equivalent
- 200 hours for standard postgraduate units (24 points or 0.167 FTE) ), usually expressed as 36 hours class time and 164 hours study time, or equivalent.
Online learning enables a certain amount of flexibility with regard to how you schedule these hours.
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.
Especially note the following avenues of support:
- ALC’s academic support services
- Technical assistance through ARK Support and information on Student email and Office 365
- Request learning support from the lecturer of your unit
- Notify the Dean’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org if there is anything else we can help you with.
You may borrow from the extensive collection of hard copy and electronic books and resources available from the ALC Library. Library staff post materials to distant students by request. See library support for off campus study.