Australia’s largest regional university has jumped on board Port Pirie’s own University Hub and will be the main provider for a variety of courses.
CQUniversity Australia will be expanding its services into the Spencer Gulf when the Uni Hub opens in January.
A Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Psychological Science and a Bachelor of Education (Early childhood, primary or secondary) will be on offer for students and the board chair of the Uni Hub, Dr Jen Cleary says that this means more options and opportunity for local students.
“Our partnership with CQ University will provide prospective students with more options to study a variety of courses and will hopefully mean that more locals will choose to stay in the region to study, rather than relocate”, Dr Cleary said.
As apart of their services the delivery model will allow students to access facilities, resources and local support as they progress throughout their online studies.
What assists the university in taking up a spot at the Uni Hub, is its experience around the country in using the same model of tertiary education that is being introduced to Port Pirie.
“What’s more, we have also partnered with other regional study hubs including Geraldton and Cooma to deliver courses using the same model we will be using in the Spencer Gulf”, the South Australian associate Vice-Chancellor for CQUniversity Professor Drew Dawson said.
“Studying an online course with the support of a local university hub takes the isolation out of online learning and allows students to access important resources and form connections with other students and staff on the ground”, he said.
Course applications and enrolments are now open and anyone wanting more information is encouraged to visit the Hub at 85 Ellen Street Port Pirie or phone 1800 549 779.