Swinburne University of Technology and Open Universities Australia: Make Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology) units, specifically level 2 and 3, available in 2 or more Study Periods per year.
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Many students who are enrolled in the above-mentioned degree have planned their family life, career, movements, post-graduate studies and other major life decisions based on the aim to complete the degree at a specific point in time. Having imposed restrictions on the availability of some units (specifically level 2 and 3 units) means that existing year 2 and year 3 students will need between 1 - 4 extra years to graduate. This is simply unacceptable. Students have trusted Swinburne University of Technology and Open Universities Australia to provide flexible teritary education that meets the needs of students, including fastforwarding their degrees. Students who have made it to 2nd and 3rd year have shown absolute commitment and motivation, it is unacceptable to deny them their goals based on an issue as minor as the availability of units. Open Universities Australia is a leader in online learning and can be considered an exceptional model for many other learning organisations around the world. However, the aspect of Open Learning and flexibility granted in the online community is slowly eroding. Innovation in learning is dependent on strenghtening these aspects and not depressing them. Please re-consider your decision and how it is affecting the people who have trusted you.
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