Swinburne University of Technology is partnering with UP Education to deliver a suite of in-demand vocational education courses online from early 2021.
The new partnership called Swinburne Open Education is aimed at supporting adult learners who are working in industry to reskill or upskill.
The courses delivered through Swinburne Open Education will be delivered through UP Education’s newly developed online learning platform which includes a proprietary human-centred Learning Management System and is underpinned by powerful predictive analytics, allowing educators to deliver industry-leading education outcomes.
The courses that will be delivered through Swinburne Open Education span some of the most in-demand areas nationally in Australia including certificates in Building, Construction, Early Childhood Education, Health, Youth and Community Services.
The suite of courses will be offered nationally and will provide flexibility for students to enrol at any time and learn at their own pace while ensuring access to teachers for ongoing support throughout the learning cycle.
As part of Swinburne Open Education, each of the courses will include practical components that can be completed in the student’s workplace or as part of an industry placement.
Swinburne Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Pathways and Vocational Education) Lisa Line says the extension of Swinburne’s partnership with UP Education will provide more opportunities for professionals looking to upskill or reskill in areas of national interest.
“Swinburne Open Education is exciting because it opens up some of the most in-demand vocational education certificates to those looking for a way to study that suits their work and life commitments. More and more we know that flexibility is key when it comes to education and learning opportunities.”
UP Education, Group CEO Mark Rushworth says it’s critical that upskilling and retraining fits in with lives of the learners.
“We are thrilled to be partnering again with Swinburne University of Technology on this exciting new initiative, particularly with a record number of adult learners expected to enter the education system next year.
“Online and blended learning is a fast-emerging and powerful development that changes the ways learners from all walks of life can engage with education. It offers increased accessibility, flexibility, diversity of study opportunities, and enhanced ways of learning.”
This venture builds on Swinburne’s existing partnership with UP Education – Swinburne Academy – which delivers Swinburne’s English language and pathway programs.
Swinburne Open Education courses launching in 2021
The courses that will be delivered through Swinburne Open Education are some of the most in-demand areas nationally and include: