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What are Residential Schools?

Residential schools give students studying via distance education the opportunity to attend campus for face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use of the facilities and to meet our staff and other students.

If you are unsure if you are required to attend a residential school, check your program details for further information.

Please note that some residential school classes may be cancelled if not enough students enrol in the course.

The residential school categories are listed below:

Mandatory 

  • Compulsory
  • Has an associated pass fail logic linked to a residential school element
  • Students must attend to pass the course
  • For students genuinely unable to attend, applications for Deferred Assessment will be considered in accordance with the Assessment of Compassionate and Compelling Circumstances Procedure. If application is approved, the student will need to attend the next offering of the residential school.

Highly Recommended

  • Linked to an assessment item and non-attendance will mean a student misses an element for assessment preparation or an element of assessment
  • A student that misses the residential school would have to obtain a minimum of 50% overall for the course in the remaining assessment items to pass the course
  • Applications for Deferred Assessment will be considered in accordance with the Assessment of Compassionate and Compelling Circumstances Procedure. 

Recommended

  • Not linked to assessment
  • Attendance for some programs is required to achieve optional Professional Accreditation requirements