You can find the answers to most of your questions here.

For a step-by-step guide to getting started with Open2Study have a look at How it Works.

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What is Open2Study?

An initiative of Open Universities Australia, Open2Study brings you the best in online education with our four-week, introductory subjects.

Open2Study provides free, specialised short courses, entirely online, across the world, in a range of subject areas. Our providers come from the best education providers across Australia, and around the world, to work with our dedicated team of learning designers and television producers, and create an online learning experience that is second-to-none.

When we build our courses, we are involved at every stage of the process. It’s how we make sure you receive a consistent experience, with quality content delivered in an easy-to-use and compelling format.

We also have a team of social learning facilitators, who are with you in the community and classroom forums, as well as across our social media networks, to share the latest research and opinion, and help you to take your learning to the next level.

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Free online education

The courses at Open2Study are free – and we mean completely free! There are no fees or administrative charges, no textbooks or materials to buy and absolutely no hidden costs. Even our certificates are free once you successfully complete the course!

Open2Study lets you dip your toe in the water to decide if online learning suits you - you can try one course or try them all, and it takes just four weeks for you to learn something new. Once you're done, you'll have picked up new knowledge and skills that you can start applying straight away.

All of our courses are available to everyone. Whether you're curious about online study, looking to boost your professional skills, returning to study or just want to learn something new for fun. We want you to be able to sample high-quality education, free of charge.

When you successfully complete your course you'll get a FREE Certificate of Achievement, which you can use to demonstrate your interest in learning about a certain area.

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Register an account

To register an account, simply click the 'Register now' link at the top-right of your screen.

You can choose to register using your email address, or if you don't want to remember another password, you can register with your existing Facebook, Google or LinkedIn account. If you choose to link one of your social media accounts, you may be asked to confirm or add some details when you register, such as your name and screen name.

You'll also be asked to confirm that your profile is viewable by other Open2Study students. If your profile is viewable, other students will be able to see the details you choose to add to your profile and you will be able to use collaborative features like student connections and messaging.

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Signing in with social media

If you have registered with your existing Facebook, Google or LinkedIn account, you will not have an Open2Study password, and will need to access your account by clicking the relevant social media icon on the sign in page. Please note: you'll first need to sign into your social media account before you can sign into the Open2Study website with this method.

If you have registered with Facebook, LinkedIn or Google+ and would like to sign in using your email and a password instead (or vice versa), you can merge your accounts as long as the email is the same for both.

To merge the accounts, click ‘Register now’, then enter in the details for the alternative account. The system will recognise that the email has already been used, so you’ll be required to confirm your details. Once you do this, you’ll receive a ‘Welcome to Open2Study’ email that contains a link to confirm your email. You won't be able to access My Study Centre or any part of your account until you click the confirmation link in the email. Please note that even if you have already confirmed your email upon your initial registration, you'll need to do it again here. Once you click the confirmation link, you’ll be asked to sign in again. Once you have signed in, you’ll see a confirmation message that the accounts have been merged. You’ll then be able to log in with either method in the future.

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Forgotten password

If you forget your password, simply click the 'Sign in' link at the top of your screen, and click the 'Forgot your password?' link in the sign in box. We'll ask you to enter your email address and we can email you a link to reset your password. Just bear in mind that the password link expires after an hour, for your security, so it’s important that you follow the link and reset your password as soon as you receive the email.

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Change your password

To change your password, click the 'Edit Profile' button on your profile page, then navigate to the 'Settings' tab. From here, you can enter your current password, then enter and confirm your new password.

PLEASE NOTE: If you created your account using your Facebook, Google or LinkedIn account, you will need to change your password within the relevant application, rather than via Open2Study.

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How to enrol

Once you've registered an account, go to free courses, and then click on or search for a course that interests you. You can easily enrol by clicking the 'Enrol now' button on the course details page. That's all there is to it!

You can enrol until the end of the course's second week. Remember, if you enrol in a course that has already started, you'll have a little catching up to do. If you do miss out, there’s no need to worry – we run the courses every five weeks, so you’ll be able to enrol in the next round.

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How to withdraw

If you decide not to continue with a course, you can withdraw from it at any time. Just go to My Study Centre and find the course you wish to withdraw from, then click on the 'Show modules' link and you'll see the 'withdraw' option.

Courses are repeated several times each year, and you're welcome to re-enrol in any course you've withdrawn from.

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Enroling in multiple courses

There is no limit on how many courses you can enrol it at one time. Each course includes four modules, which are made up of nine topics, nine quizzes and one assessment. There’s about an hour of video to watch for each course, so you may want to allow 2 to 4 hours, per module, for your reading, quizzes and classroom discussion.

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Reenroling in a subject

If you can’t get to the end of a course, or you complete it but don’t pass your asssessments, you can enrol in the course and start again at any time. Just search for it in the Free Courses page and follow the enrolment process.

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All of our courses are designed as an introduction to the subject matter they explore. We aim to create courses appropriate to anyone with an interest, so you shouldn’t need to have any prior knowledge of the subject matter being covered.

We occasionally find useful information that may help students to prepare for a subject. If this is the case, we’ll make it available via the classroom forums before the course begins.

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Deleting an account

To delete your account, go to your profile page, click the edit button and navigate to the Settings tab. At the bottom of this tab, you will see a link under the Account Management heading.

PLEASE NOTE: Deleted accounts cannot be recovered. If there is something we can do to assist you with a technical error, course content or other matter please contact us before deleting your account.

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Assessment process

All of our courses are assessed using multiple choice tests at the end of each module. Each week's assessment opens on Monday and should be completed once you have watched the lecture videos of the corresponding module. All assessments will close when the course ends, so be sure to complete them before that date as extensions are not possible.

You need an average grade of at least 60% across the entire course to pass. You can miss one assessment and still be eligible to pass, but you’ll score 0 for the assessment you miss, so you’ll need high grades in the other three to get your 60% pass score.Simulations and pop quizzes are not taken into account with your final grade- only the 4 assessments across the 4 modules.


Each assessment allows you three attempts, before recording your highest grade. Once your final grade is recorded, you will be able to review your answers and see which were correct and which incorrect. You will not see your grade inbetween attempts. Instead, you can review the module's content, with particular focus on the areas you're not totally comfortable with.

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Certificate of Achievement

If your average score for a course is at least 60% across all 4 modules (score 240), you'll receive a FREE Certificate of Achievement once the course finishes. Simulations and pop quizzes are not taken into account with your final grade- only the 4 assessments across the 4 modules. 

View a sample Certificate of Achievement.

While this certificate isn't a formal qualification from your educator, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in and passion for a certain course to potential employers, universities, and other educational institutions. 

To download your free certificate, go to My Study Centre, then click the Completed Courses tab, scroll to the course for which you want a certificate, then click the links to download. Certificates are only available after the course ends, even if you complete the course requirements before the end date.

We recommend sharing your achievements via the education section on your your LinkedIn, Facebook or Google profile, or via an online certificate showcase, like Accredible. That way, it’s easy for your networks to know what you’ve achieved.

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Changing your name on certificate

Please log in to Open2Study, go to my profile, click Edit Profile and change your name here. 

Once you have done so, try downloading your certificate again. If this is still not showing the changes, please try opening using a different browser and reprint it again. You will need to have a PDF viewer to view your certificate.

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Grades and grade errors

Your grades are generated automatically, based on the answers you give for assessment questions. As with any automated process, bugs can appear in the system. If you believe the incorrect score has been recorded for any assessment, please use the report an issue function. If your average score for a course is at least 60% across all 4 modules (score 240), you'll receive a FREE Certificate of Achievement once the course finishes. Simulations and pop quizzes are not taken into account with your final grade- only the 4 assessments across the 4 modules. 

Each assessment allows you three attempts, before recording your highest grade. Once your final grade is recorded, you will be able to review your answers for this highest grade only, and see which were correct and which incorrect. If you received the same, highest, grade for more than one attempt, then it will save the answers (hence, you'll be able to view them) for the earlier attempt. For example, if you received 70% for attempt 1, then 80% for attempt 2 and 3, you'll be able to view your answers for attempt 2. If you have achieved 100% - as you cannot beat this score, this will automatically be taken as your pass grade.

Please note that while the score may be the same, you may have selected different answers for different questions.


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Accredited university study

Open2Study is not an accredited education provider. Our courses are designed to give you an idea of a particular subject area, to refresh your knowledge or to fulfill a curiosity you’ve been carrying around for a while.

If you're looking for a recognised qualification such as a bachelor degree or postgraduate course, then online university study is the right choice for you. Open Universities Australia, the founder of Open2Study, is Australia's leader in online learning, providing access to over 180 online qualifications from leading Australian universities. Through Open Universities Australia, you can study when and where it suits you, and get qualified online.

To check out some of the qualifications available through Open Universities Australia, take a look at the accredited study options.

You may notice that we make some recommendations on what accredited courses you could try next, should you wish to take your study further. These courses are not connected to your Open2Study courses; we make the recommendations based on areas of interest.

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Accredited vocational study

Open2Study is not an accredited education provider. Our courses are designed to give you an idea of a particular subject area, to refresh your knowledge or to fulfill a curiosity you’ve been carrying around for a while.

You may notice that we make some recommendations on what accredited courses you could try next, should you wish to take your study further. These courses are not connected to your Open2Study courses; we make the recommendations based on areas of interest.

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Creating and changing a profile

Your profile is how other Open2Study students will see you in My Study Centre. When you first register with Open2Study, you’ll be prompted to create a profile. However, all you need to include is your name and email address.

To help you connect with other students and build a strong community, where you can get to know and connect with other students, we’ve given you the option of building some detail into your profile.

You can upload your own avatar, include work and education history, write a bit about yourself and connect with your social networks. The more complete your profile is, the easier it is for other students to know whether to connect with you or not. You’ll also earn badges for completing your profile.

If your profile is viewable, other Open2Study students can see the information you choose to add to your profile and the badges you've earned.

With a viewable profile, you’ll gain access to features such as connections and private messaging, which allow you to share and communicate more easily and openly with other students. We encourage students to keep their profiles viewable to build a stronger community where people can get to know and connect with their fellow students.

You can update your profile by going to My Study Centre and clicking the 'Update my profile' link in the sidebar.

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Private profiles

If your profile is not viewable to other students then you will not be able to connect with other students, and any information or images you add to your profile will only be visible to you. To make your profile invisible to other students, you can do so by going to your Profile page, clicking Edit and then selecting the Privacy tab. You’ll then be able to alter your settings, so that your profile cannot be viewed by other students.

Protecting your privacy is very important to us. Learn more about how we will use your information.

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Lifelong learning is a journey of adventure and exploration, and you never know what you might find on your travels!

To provide some fun incentives, we’ve included a points and badges system to reward you for learning. Our badges are like medals that recognise your achievements. We even have students who run friendly competitions for their own leaderboard honours, by earning more points while they learn.

Basically, the more points and badges you earn, the more you'll be seen as a leader in the community.

You can earn points for having a complete profile, being active in the classroom forums, completing courses and achieving high scores in your assessments.

To see the full list of badges you can earn, see the Badges page.

If you’d rather not have badges on your profile, you can opt out of them from the Settings page in your profile.

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Student Guides

A student who fulfils certain criteria (based on their current enrolment, their participation in forums and their interaction with other students) may be promoted to Student Guide.

A Student Guide is someone who is likely to have a good idea about how Open2Study works, how to get the most out of a course and how to connect with other students. It’s our hope that they’ll guide the way for other students, and enrich the social learning experience at Open2Study.

When a student becomes a Student Guide, their avatar is decorated with a green border and a small green flame in the bottom right corner.

Student Guides can choose to endorse any forum comment that they believe is particularly noteworthy, to share their experience with newer students. If a comment has been endorsed, you'll see a lantern, shining the way. You can see how many Student Guides have endorsed the comment via the number in the little starburst that's in front of the lantern.

Student Guides aren’t part of the Social Learning Team, but we know how important it is to share ideas and opinions with your classmates. This is why having some students, with a bit more experience in Open2Study, able to shine their light for others to follow is so important.

Please note: Student Guides are not representatives of Open2Study.

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Available courses

Open2Study courses are available in eight broad categories:

The courses are not formal qualifications. Instead, they’re a way for you to refresh your knowledge of something you haven’t studied for a while, to supplement your formal education, to have a go at something you’ve always wanted to learn, and to expand your horizons.

We aim to give you a taste of some of the most popular areas in higher education, including management, advertising, education and nursing. By taking these courses, you'll learn valuable skills that you can apply to your studies, career and personal interests. Our students come from all over the world and range from secondary students to retirees.

If there’s something that you’d love to learn more about, and you can’t find it in one of our listed available or upcoming courses, please get in touch via the Subjects stream in our public forum.

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Finding a course

The easiest way to find a course is by visiting the Free Courses page, where all of our courses are listed. To filter the course tiles by category, click on the category drop-down menu above the tiles and select the category you are interested in. To change your view to list, instead of tiles, click the list icon to the top-right of the panel.

You can also go to the Educators page to find courses that are offered by a particular institution or organisation. Simply click on the educator name, and the relevant courses will be listed below their profile.

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Adding a course to your calendar

To add important course dates to your Outlook, iCal or Google Calendar, simply go to My Study Centre, find the relevant course in the list at the top of your page, click the 'Show modules' link and then click the relevant calendar icon.

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If there’s a particular subject that you’d like to know more about, you can use the search field at the top of our site to easily search for courses, educators and providers. The search field is dynamic, so you will see options appear as you type. Any course that includes your subject keyword will be listed.

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Course duration and content

Every course is split into four weeks, or modules. Each module covers a number of topics, and each topic is taught with a short video (usually about 5-10 minutes). Once you've finished watching each video, you'll be able to take a quiz to test your knowledge. These quizzes aren't mandatory, but they're a great way to check how well you understand the topic.

Once you've completed all the topics in a module, you'll have a short assessment to complete. The assessments open at the start of each week, and remain open until the end of the course. It's best to complete the assessment after you've watched the week's video lectures - and be sure to complete them all by the end of the course, as we can't extend them beyond that date. Learn more about assessments.

Each module will take 2-4 hours to complete, including watching topic videos, taking quizzes and taking assessments, so remember to set some time aside to get everything done.

Some courses are self paced. These courses are identified as self paced on the course page, and do not have set starting dates or deadlines. Learn more about self paced courses.

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Accessing content after a course has finished

You and your classmates will have exclusive access to limited features of your old classroom once the course finishes. Within your completed course classroom you'll be able to access course videos, additional materials and quizzes.

The discussion forum will stay open for one month following the course's end date, and during this time you'll be able to use the forum in the same way you did when the course was running.

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Community forums

Our community forums are available from the Forum link on our top menu, and are visible to anyone visiting Open2Study. It’s a great place to talk about studying through Open2Study, including questions about getting started and managing your study priorities. You can share your own experience, help out current and future students and suggest courses that you might like to see in the future.

Just click on the group that best fits what you’d like to talk about and get started.

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Classroom forums

Each classroom includes a dedicated classroom forum, where you can ask your peers for help with a certain topic, share your own thoughts on the subject matter, start a discussion and get help. In both the classroom and community forums you can comment on other students' questions and comments, vote them up or down, or flag them as spoilers or inappropriate.

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Flagging a forum post

A spoiler is a post that reveals something about a course that could impact the other students' experience (eg an answer to a quiz or assessment question), while inappropriate content is typically insulting or discriminatory.

If you flag a question as a spoiler, other students will not be able to see that question, but will see a spoiler alert instead. If they still want to see the question, they can click on the spoiler alert to see the thread. If a question or comment is flagged as inappropriate, it will be sent to the Open2Study moderator, who will decide whether it should be removed.

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Voting a post up or down

Beside each post in the classroom and community forums, you’ll see two arrows, one pointing up and one pointing down. You can show your support for the content of a post by clicking on the up arrow. Clicking on the down arrow indicates that you don't think the content of that post is relevant or accurate.

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Lanterns in the forum

While you’re browsing the forums, you may see some lanterns appearing on certain posts. These are from our Student Guides, and indicate that a Guide has lent their support to that post, because they agree with the content or they think it is particularly useful.

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Open2Study is more than a platform to watch educational videos and participate in a forum. You can build a network of connections, from your classmates, friends and other students, via My Study Centre. Your connections are an important part of social learning, as they give you someone with whom you can collaborate, discuss ideas and work towards your goals.

If you receive a connection request, you will be advised via your notifications and you can choose to accept or ignore the request. We will also suggest people from your classes who might be appropriate connections.

To delete a connection, go to 'My Connections' from the menu under your name in the top right hand corner of the page. In your connections list you will see the 'delete connection' icon to the right of each connection. Click the 'delete connection' icon to permanently delete the connection you wish to remove.

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You can send instant messages to any of your connections, as long as your profile is visible to other students.

Just click the message icon next to their name in your connections list and get started. To send a message to more than once connection at a time, just type each name into the To: field – the program will automatically populate as you type.

If you make a mistake and want to delete a message without sending it, just click Cancel.

If someone sends you a message that you think breaches our terms of use, disconnect from that person and let us know about it using the contact form.

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Social media

A great way to stay up-to-date with what is new on Open2Study is to connect with us via social media. You can like our Facebook page, subscribe to our YouTube channel, follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn, or include us in your Google+ Circles.

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You'll see social sharing icons across our site, which you can use to share coursess and spread the word about Open2Study with your friends, through Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn. Simply click the icon and you're good to go.

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You can quickly and easily connect with your classmates on social media by using your classroom hashtags. You can find the hashtag at the top of your Twitter feed, to the right of your classroom forum.

  • Agriculture: #O2SAgricult
  • Astronomy: #O2SIntAstro
  • Basic Physics: #O2SBascPhys
  • Becoming a Confident Trainer: #O2SConfTrnr
  • Becoming Human: Anthropology: #O2SBeHuman
  • Big Data for Better Performance: #O2SBigData
  • Chemistry: #O2SChemistry
  • Chinese Language and Culture: #O2SChina
  • Climate Change: #O2SClimChng
  • Concepts in Games Development: #O2SGamesDev
  • Diagnosing the Financial Health of a Business: #O2SFinHlth
  • Early Childhood Education: #O2SEChldEdu
  • Education in a Changing World: #O2SEduChange
  • Emergency Management: #O2SEmergncy
  • Entrepreneurship and Family Business: #O2SEntp
  • Financial Literacy: #O2SFinLitrc
  • Financial Planning: #O2SFinPlan
  • Food, Nutrition & Your Health: #O2SFoodHlth
  • Foundations of Psychology: #O2SIntroPsy
  • Human Resources: #O2SHR
  • Indigenous Studies: Australia and New Zealand: #O2SIndig
  • Innovation for Powerful Outcomes: #O2SInnovate
  • Introduction to Business in Asia: #O2SBusAsia
  • Introduction to Enterprise Architecture: #O2SEntArch
  • Introduction to Nursing in Healthcare: #O2SIntroNur
  • Latin American Music- Translating Cultural Sensibilities: #O2SLAMusic
  • Leadership: Identity, Influence and Power: #O2SLead
  • Management for a Competitive Edge: #O2SMgtEdge
  • Marine and Antarctic Science: #O2SMarine
  • Microbiology and Forensics: #O2SMicFor
  • Midwifery: #O2SMidWif
  • Mining Engineering: #O2SMining
  • Mobile Robotics: #O2SRobot
  • Negotiation and Conflict Resolution: #O2SConfRes
  • Ocean Governance: #O2SOcean
  • Online Advertising: #O2SOnlineAd
  • Principles of Project Management: #O2SProjMgt
  • Sociology: #O2SSociology
  • Sports and Recreation Management: #O2SSportRec
  • Strategic Management: #O2SStratMgt
  • Teaching Adult Learners: #O2SWPTrain
  • The Art of Photography: #O2SPhoto
  • The Human Body as a Machine: #O2SHumanBody
  • Understanding Common Diseases: #O2SDisease
  • Understanding the Origins of Crime: #O2SOrigCrim
  • User Experience for the Web: #O2SWebUX
  • Water in a Thirsty World: #O2SWater
  • World Music: #O2SWMusic
  • Writing for the Web: #O2SWriteWeb

You can tag Open2Study as a whole by using #iamopen2study

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Twitter feed

When you're in your Open2Study classroom, you'll be able to see a feed of the latest tweets about your course, and you can keep up to date with our main Twitter feed in our website footer.

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Google+ Communities

As well as our social media platforms, we have established a Google+ community, so that you can continue to learn, share your ideas and hear from your peers after the classroom has finished. All you need to join the community is a Google or Gmail account.

Conversation categories have been set up for each of our areas of study, and classroom hashtags make it easy to navigate content.

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Getting started

You can get started by enrolling in a course today! Courses run every five weeks, with enrolments staying open until two weeks after classes begin.

We’ll send you an email reminder the week before your course is due to start. To see when a course is next due to run, hover your mouse over that course’s tile in the Courses page, or click on it for all of the details.

Start dates and times for any courses you’ve enrolled in are available in My Study Centre.

We try to offer our courses every five weeks, so if the current start date doesn't suit you, keep checking back for when the next one becomes available.

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Open2Study is located in Melbourne, Australia, so all dates and times on our website and in our emails refer to Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT +10:00), except during Australian summer months, when we switch to Australian Eastern Daylight Time (GMT +11:00).

Remember to convert all course and module start dates and all assessment dates and times into your own time – we'd hate for you to miss out! To find your time zone, please go to or where you can easily convert from Melbourne, Australia time to your local time. For sight impaired individuals please go to 

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Timing self-paced courses

Self paced courses allow you to enrol anytime and study at the pace that suits you. As soon as you enrol in a self paced course, you’ll be able to access all the materials, videos and assessments in your course classroom. You can then complete the course as quickly or slowly as you like. As with other Open2Study courses, a final grade of 60% or above is considered a passing grade and will earn you a Certificate of Achievement. You can download the certificate as soon as the course finish date has passed.

Self paced courses provide a lot of flexibility, but also require some additional self-motivation. To help you stay on track, we’ll email you once a week for the first four weeks – but remember, you don’t need to study to this schedule unless it suits you.

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Access times and when to be online

Once your course starts, you'll be able to access the learning materials around the clock. All materials are available as soon as the course starts, except assessments which are made available, one by one, each Monday and remain open until the end of the course. There are no live events, and no need to be online at a specific time.

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Technical support

If you have any general or technical questions about studying through Open2Study and using the website, you can post them in the Help section of the community forum. Most times, other students who have been part of Open2Study for a while will have an answer for you.

You can post questions regarding specific courses in your classroom forum.

Our platform developers and technical support team do not monitor the forums. The quickest way to get to them is to report the technical error here. We aim to reply to our students with 48 business hours.

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We support the most recent versions of Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox and Chrome. If you are having difficulty accessing any elements of Open2Study, try updating your browser.

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Cloud-based email accounts (eg @me, @icloud and @mac) cannot receive our automated updates. If you have one of these accounts, and would like to receive these updates on your course, please use an alternative email account such as Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail or Outlook. You can change your email address by going to My Profile > Edit Profile. 

Why you've been sent an email validation link

We recently updated our security measures to ensure that Open2Study forums contain only educational and informative information. As part of this process, all students are now required to validate their email address before being able to post in the forums. If you have not yet confirmed your email, you will receive a notification in your my study centre - or when you go to post in the general forums. Please ensure you click on the link you receive within an hour to confirm your email address. Depending on your email set up, you may need to check that this link has not gone into your spam folder. 

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Course Presenters and Social Learning Team

The Social Learning Team are available to guide you through the course and help facilitate discussions surrounding course content. The course presenters do not monitor the Open2Study forums, so the team is on hand to assist.

To get the best out of your Open2Study experience, we encourage you to support one another and share ideas. If you have questions about the course, post them in the classroom forum and see what your classmates have to say. If you see a question that you have ideas about, share your thoughts. Sometimes a simple web search will return some interesting ideas to ponder over and share.

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Website accessibility

Open2Study is committed to providing courses and web content that can be accessed by anyone. The Open2Study website has been developed to meet a range of accessibility principles, and we endeavor to continually review and enhance our website to improve accessibility for all users including those using assistive technology or accessibility features.

If you have any feedback about our website accessibility or are having difficulty accessing any content, please get in touch with us using the feedback form available from the right hand side of this page.

Note for iOS users: We are aware of an issue in iOS that prevents captions from being displayed for our course overview videos. We are currently working to resolve this issue, and recommend that the course overview videos be viewed on a desktop computer if captions are required. Please note that this does not affect any of the course videos, which have an interactive transcript available when viewed on desktop or mobile devices.

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Course videos

Open2Study course videos are hosted via YouTube. If you cannot access YouTube in your country, you can access the interactive transcripts and read through what the presenter is saying. YouTube does not currently support video downloading.

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Interactive transcripts

Each video within Open2Study has an interactive transcript linked to it. To access the transcript, click the Interactive Transcript link beneath the video screen within your classroom.

If you spot an error in a transcript, please contact us and let us know.

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We love feedback and encourage you to share your thoughts and experiences with Open2Study. You can share your feedback via the course reviews, student surveys that we send out at the end of each course and by clicking here.

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Be friendly and considerate

Every member has the right to respectfully share their thoughts and opinions in relation to course content and related subjects. You should respect other views, and should not down-vote posts just because you personally disagree. Please do not use these forums for personal disputes, heated debates, flame wars etc. You are expected to treat each other with respect.

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Voting on posts

You can up-vote thoughtful posts, interesting discussions, and issues that need attention to move them higher up the page. If a comment is irrelevant or unhelpful you can down-vote it; but don’t down-vote a post just because you personally disagree with it.

Repeatedly posting and begging for up-votes is considered to be spamming. These posts will be removed. Repeatedly posting these items may result in suspension or removal from Open2Study.

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Do not promote products, services or businesses

The discussion forums are not a medium for user or business advertising, so posts of this kind will be deleted. Repeatedly posting these items may result in suspension or removal from Open2Study.

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Identify your subject matter

Please give your post a relevant topic subject. Topics with titles like "Please help" make it difficult for others to engage in your topic.

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No trolling or flaming

A troll is a person who posts something to stir people up, then sits back and watches as dozens of people jump in and start arguing. Generally they will do anything it takes to get attention. Flaming is saying something negative in an attempt to get a more negative response. Don’t resort to personal insults, and avoid patronizing or demeaning language. If you see posts like this, please flag them for moderation.

Posting these items may result in suspension or removal from Open2Study.

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Don't spam

Spam is not tolerated here under any circumstance. This includes offering services, solicitation, recruiting members for your own projects, and begging for upvotes or connections. Users posting spam will be warned and their post removed. Repeatedly posting these items may result in suspension or removal from Open2Study.

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Flagging a post

If you see a post that is offensive, degrading or inappropriate, please flag it so that it can be moderated. If you see a post that breaches the Code of Ethics or reveals assessment answers, you can flag it as a ‘spoiler’. If a post is flagged by another user, Open2Study will moderate the post and may edit or delete it. Users can be blocked at the moderator’s discretion.

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Keep assessment content private

Don’t discuss assessment questions or reveal answers in the classroom forums, or via social media channels. If you have a question or feedback about an assessment, you can ask it by clicking here.

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Help each other

If you see a question from another student that you know the answer to, help them out. If you have an opinion, join a conversation. The more you interact, the more you’re likely to learn.

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We'll decide what's okay

We reserve the right to edit, remove or put on moderation queue any post at any time. The determination of what is construed as indecent, vulgar, spam, etc. as noted in these points is up to Team Members and not users.

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