Get answers to common questions about starting your degree online as an International student at QUT. Have a question that isn't covered below? Send us an enquiry and we will be happy to help further.
Yes, you should attend the scheduled Orientation session. This will be held online in the week before classes begin and is your opportunity to learn important information, ask questions, and meet new people. We will send you details about Orientation and the link to register for the event via email.
The QUT College has its own Orientation for English and Diploma programs which QUT College students should attend.
We have many resources available to students to support online learning including coaching sessions, one-on-one consultations, academic workshops and self-help resources.
You will receive invitations to participate in online social and professional development events. You will enjoy the same contact hours, curriculum, assessment and support as if you were on campus.
In these sessions, the coach works one-on-one with you to develop a personalised learning plan that will meet your needs. This includes helping you to address any challenges you are facing and making sure that you are aware of the online support available.
Our specialists are available for one-on-one consultations with students who would like some more in-depth study, language, career or learning support. They are available to assist you online or over the phone.
We have a dedicated resource page to help you best use the learning resources and technologies for your online class activities. There are several self-help resources to help you keep on top of your work, stay connected to your teachers and peers, and to maintain your study-life balance.
You can read more about the available support for students.
In addition to the QUT-wide services listed above, support for your academic success is directly embedded in your QUT course and is also available outside the classroom. From getting advice on assessment to practising your presentation skills and learning how to better manage your time, you will have free access to language, learning and study support - even while outside of Australia.
If you study Business, Student Learning Advisors (SLAs) are experienced students who offer peer support. They can help you with your course, assignment or exam preparation questions. As the SLAs are business students they will understand your concerns and questions. SLAs are available via email, phone or by booking an online appointment via the Virtual Student Support desk.
If you study Law or Justice, you can access careers and employment experts that help you with applications for work placements, internships and graduate positions in legal and justice organisations. You'll gain a career edge with tailored advice on building resumes, interview techniques, employability, career planning and recruitment processes. Practical, interactive workshops and information sessions will help you get ahead of the pack, and you'll connect with legal and justice professionals at networking events.
QUT College online classrooms use advanced digital learning technologies to optimise your learning experience. This includes interactive live video lectures where you can participate, ask your teacher questions, or chat with your classmates in group projects. You can also participate in one-on-one online meetings with your teacher for extra English language or academic support and use your own virtual space to collaborate with your classmates. Read more about support for QUT College students.
Starting your university studies can be a big change. We can help you make the transition by supporting you with:
- preparatory information
- international orientation
- adjusting and settling into your studies
- advice and counselling
- social events and networking opportunities
Contact Student Services via email to see how we can help your international study journey.
If you’re struggling with any aspect of your life, our counsellors and welfare officers can provide you with free, professional and confidential services to support you while you’re studying.
The main QUT Student Centre, known has HiQ, is the place to go for all general student services, technology support, library services and general enquiries.
QUT College support team
In addition to the above, QUT College students may access support for learning and personal wellbeing from our dedicated College support team.
QUT can help you plan and manage your own career and help clarify your vision for the future through online resources and sessions. You can get assistance with job searching techniques, investigate career options and explore your employability through networking, resume writing and more. Read more about the career and employability support for students.