Study Business Courses Online

All of APM at Torrens University Bachelor degrees and Diploma courses are available for structured online study – so there’s no need to come into a classroom if your location or situation doesn’t allow. Much more than just an online chat room, our online classes are delivered via a dedicated learning portal, giving you full access to your lecturers, class resources and the support you need to get through your course.

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Study anywhere at anytime with APM's Flexible Online Learning

Each online subject has a dedicated lecturer, who guides the students’ learning experience.

The latest technologies and developments are used by APM to enhance the online learning experience, with a learning platform that allows you to keep connected with the College as well as work both collaboratively and individually.

How does flexible learning work? Why study online?

Online and blended learning is a popular option for many students these days – especially those keen to combine study and work.

At APM you can study our nationally accredited programs through our purpose designed online learning platform. You choose to study when and where you want – even if you travel regularly, have existing work commitments, or live outside of Sydney.

Blended learning is also available for students who would like to fit their studies into their life and work commitments. As an on-campus student you are able to take most of the APM subjects offered online to replace an on-campus class. This is ideal for students whose work and/or family commitments make it difficult to attend all their classes at the actual College. A Course and Careers Advisor can assist you with choosing the optimal mix of online and on- campus studies to complete your qualification.

The latest technology to keep you connected

The student focused learning platform comprises of a self-service student portal called 'The Campfire' in which you can access all your college administration services and the APM Learning Portal; your virtual classroom environment.

The APM Learning Portal provides a place for you to interact with your lecturer and fellow classmates through live web conferencing, discussion forums and other collaborative tools. The learning portal enables access to all your learning resources and academic support needs. Study materials are presented in a range of multimedia formats such as videos, interactive presentations and podcasts, documents are accessible in PDF format or able to be read directly on the learning portal. The learning portal is compatible with tablet and mobile devices and comes with its own app so you can study anywhere and anytime.

Study with like-minded people

This mode of learning doesn’t mean that you will miss out on social and networking opportunities. You will be studying with like-minded classmates and dedicated lecturers throughout the course, and establish meaningful relationships with your lecturers and fellow students.

Studying online is a social experience in which many of the activities require you to participate in group work such as discussion forums, message boards, blogs and wikis (editable web pages). Your progress can be monitored with online self-review quizzes and you can receive immediate results and feedback.

Personalised support

Each online subject has a dedicated lecturer, who guides the students’ learning experience and facilitates interactive discussion; this generates a community of learning. Lecturers also offer one-on-one academic support and provide personal assistance. Lecturers mark assessments online and provide feedback through the learning portal.

Administrative support is provided by a dedicated team of online student support staff. This team provides an initial orientation and then ongoing proactive support for students throughout the lifecycle of their studies, online counselling is also available to students if required.

Technical support is provided at the first level by the online student support staff and supported by a dedicated help desk staff within the Torrens University Australia team.

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Engaging study materials and library access

Online study is never dull with our excellent range of study materials presented as video, interactive media and PDFs. Group activities including forums, message boards, blogs, and wikis give you the chance to contribute to class discussions. You can monitor your own progress with self-review quizzes and receive immediate feedback. Lecturers mark assessments and grade assignments online and electronically. For assignments you will have access to APM’s electronic library collection that houses more than 70 million online articles.

Get work experience opportunities

Students studying an online Bachelor of Business degree have access to APM at Torrens University Industry Placement internships where you will have the chance to do a work placement in your chosen profession, get solid insights into modern work-force performance and expectations and make real-life connections in the workforce. Online diploma students can also take part in workplace opportunities such as volunteering at major festivals and events and doing internships with APM’s industry partners.

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Attending a business course online is as simple as logging into our web-based system called the Learning Portal. Here you get access to all teaching resources, lecturer information and academic support. Every online subject has a dedicated lecturer, who guides you and provides feedback on assessments. Lecturers facilitate discussions between classmates and mentors provide individual assistance when you need it.

For a full list of all our study disciplines checkout our business courses page.

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