Online learning

Anywhere. Anytime. 

Studying with Federation University Australia online allows you to complete exactly the same program as an on-campus student, but with the flexibility of studying anywhere you choose, anywhere around the world – whether that's your home, local library or from your small business.

It's the perfect option if you need to balance your studies with work, family or other commitments.

How does online learning work?

Instead of attending classes in person, your program is delivered online through recorded audio or video lectures, set readings each week, questions posted in a discussion forum and/or an online quiz. You may also have an exam at the end of a course.

In addition to this entirely online study option, courses are also available where you will need to attend weekend classes or scheduled workshops. These study options are called flexible delivery. In other courses, you might have to attend campus for a week or so at a time. These study options are called block mode.

How much time will I need?

Online learning usually involves taking two courses of study per semester, which is half the amount of an on-campus student. You can increase or decrease your study-load if you choose. There are two, 12-week semesters in a year, with an exam period at the end of each semester. You can generally expect to study between 20 – 24 hours per week, but this will depend on the type of program you're undertaking.

What support is available?

Your lecturers will guide you through your studies with a course outline and a weekly plan of topics, as well as providing support via online discussion forums. You can also communicate with teaching staff by email, through online chat or by phone.

Importantly, online learning students have access to all the same support services as on-campus students such as the university library, academic skills support, disability liaison services, career advice and more.

Where can I find more information?

To learn more about online learning at Federation University Australia, contact us on 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864) or email

Available programs

View our range of online learning programs.