Case studies

  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
    These electives were offered in semester one and two 2010 to full classes capped at 25 students per semester. This is the third time these electives have been offered to degree students in the areas of youth work, social work, psychology and criminal justice administration.
  • Building and construction
    In 2007 the School of Property, Construction and Project Management was funded under the Learning and Teaching Investment Fund (LTIF) to examine the possibility of dual sector education in construction and to undertake a pilot skills elective in this area.
  • Business
    The course enables students to acquire capabilities to run their own small business in areas such as freelancing, design consultancy, visual or performing art. The course also has value for students who wish to work in the public or not for profit sectors.
  • Medical Science - Point of Care Testing
    The Point of Care Testing elective was offered for the first time to health and medical science students in semester two, 2010 to a class of 17 students. The elective is an initiative from the School of Medical Sciences (HE) and the School of Life and Physical Sciences (VET). The elective provides students with knowledge and practical skills to undertake diagnostic tests using point of care devices to assist in patient management.
  • Health Science - Soft Tissue Rehabilitation
    The new elective, Soft Tissue Rehabilitation, will be offered for the first time in semester two, 2011. At the time of writing, student enrolments have already been strong. This elective is a joint venture between the School of Health Science and the School of Life and Physical Sciences. Osteopath and Alternative Medicine students undertaking this elective will qualify for an integrated award of Certificate IV in Remedial Massage. Students from Medical Sciences may also enrol.