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Open Universities Australia (OUA)

La Trobe University and Open Universities Australia (OUA) have proudly partnered to deliver the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition.

What type of OUA student am I?

There are four types of OUA students who study through La Trobe University:

  • Open Access (HOUA) – you are studying the open access units from the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition degree available through OUA, either on their own or as a pathway to applying for the degree. Students who successfully complete two of four open access units may apply for admission to the restricted Bachelor of Food and Nutrition.
  • Bachelor of Food and Nutrition (HBFN) – you have been accepted into the online Bachelor of Food and Nutrition degree through OUA.
  • Bachelor of Food and Nutrition (Cross Institutional Enrolment Inbound) (HBFNX) – you are from a university other than La Trobe and are completing subjects from the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition degree.
  • La Trobe On-Campus to Online (Cross Institutional Enrolment Outbound) – you are an on-campus La Trobe degree student undertaking a Bachelor of Food and Nutrition subject online through OUA.

How do I apply for Credit (Advanced standing) for prior study?

Please see information about how to apply on the La Trobe University Credit (Advanced standing) webpage.

How do I enrol cross-institutionally?

  • Other than the four official open access subjects, the remaining subjects that are part of the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition (HBFN) are only available to Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) students. If you would like to enrol in units as a CSP student, please contact an OUA Student Advisor.
  • Students who meet the Entry Requirements for the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition degree can enrol as a CSP student and complete more than the four open access subjects listed above.
  • CSP students should follow their degree structure when enrolling into subjects.

On campus to online students

  • La Trobe students studying on-campus can enrol in individual units from the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition degree.

If you’re an on-campus La Trobe student and wish to undertake any of the below subjects through Open Universities Australia during Study Period 4, 2019 (commencing 25 November 2019) please complete the Cross Institutional Enrolment (Outbound) [PDF 92KB] application by following the guidelines [PDF 897KB] and submit through ASK a Question no later than Thursday 31 October 2019.

The La Trobe Online team will then seek all relevant approvals on your behalf. If approved, we will return your signed form back to you with further instructions to submit directly to OUA before enrolments close on 10 November 2019. Be advised we cannot guarantee assessment and approval of any application forms received after Thursday 31 October 2019.

See below for available units:

CHM101

Essentials of Chemistry

DTN101

Introduction to Nutrition

HBS101

Introduction to Human Physiology

PHE102

Individual Determinants of Health

HBS102

Introduction to Anatomy

DTN102

Applied Food Chemistry

BCM201

Introduction to Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

DTN302

Society, Food Habits, and Consumption

BCM202

Metabolic Biochemistry and Cell Biology

HEA201

Integrating Evidence into Practice

DTN304 (pre DTN404)

Nutritional Epidemiology & Research Skills

DTN303 (pre DTN403)

Nutrition Education for Adults

HBS301

Food and Nutrition Practical Skills

DTN309

Advances in Nutritional Science and Nutrigenomics

BUS301

Business Entrepreneurship

*please note you must meet the prerequisites for all subjects to enrol in them

How do I enrol into open access subjects?

To enrol into open access units, please contact OUA.

How do I change my subject enrolment or withdraw from subjects?

To change your subject enrolment you can withdraw and re-enrol online until the close of enrolment (see OUA key dates) at no cost. Simply login to your Student Hub and go to My Subjects. Select the unit you wish to withdraw from and add the unit you want to enrol into.

If you only wish to change the study period for the same unit, please contact a Student Advisor for assistance or submit an enquiry.

For any financial enquiries such as a re-allocation of funds please contact admin@open.edu.au

Please note:

  1. Before you withdraw from a subject, check that it is not a co-requisite of another unit that you are currently enrolled in.
  2. Before you add another subject, check that it is available in the study period required and that you meet any pre-requisites required.
  3. To withdraw from units you have not paid for, contact an OUA Student Advisor.
  4. To withdraw from units you have paid for, log in and visit the Withdrawing section of the Student Hub

After your request has been submitted, OUA will inform La Trobe University that you have chosen to enrol in or withdraw from a subject.

Penalties for withdrawal

If you choose to withdraw from a subject, you may incur an academic and/or financial penalty, depending on the date that you submit the request.

  • Financial Penalties –After the close of enrolment but before Census Date (this date is usually before the start of classes – check OUA’s key dates) OUA charges $50 per subject for withdrawal from a subject.
  • Academic Penalties – An academic penalty is a Fail grade applied to your subject when you withdraw from it late in the study period. The final date for withdrawing from a subject without an academic penalty is usually before 2/3 of that study period has been completed.

If you're unsure which penalties might apply to you, please contact an OUA Student Advisor before withdrawing.

Where can I find OUA’s key dates?

Check OUA’s key dates webpage to check all your important study dates, including census dates.

How can I apply for a Leave of Absence?

To take a period of leave from your course, you'll need to apply for your Leave of Absence through OUA:

  1. A Leave of Absence may impact your study plan so please discuss your plans with a course advisor, an OUA Student advisor or counselling or careers staff, as appropriate, before you apply. You should find out whether taking leave will cause you to miss any prerequisite or core subjects which will delay your completion of the degree. You should also familiarise yourself with OUA’s policies and procedures about taking a Leave of Absence: Leave of Absence Policy and Procedure
  2. Refer to OUA’s Key Dates to assess whether you'll incur a financial and/or academic penalty. You should apply before the Census Date of your currently enrolled teaching period to avoid paying for your subjects.
  3. Complete the Leave of Absence form  through your OUA Student Hub.

What happens after I apply for a Leave of Absence?

When you've submitted your completed Leave of Absence application, OUA will forward it to La Trobe University for review. La Trobe University processes your Leave of Absence application.

Returning from leave

When your Leave of Absence is complete and you are ready to return to you studies please contact an OUA Student Advisor to re-enrol.

How do I discontinue/withdraw from my course?

To withdraw from your course, you'll need to contact OUA directly.

  1. Before you make your final decision to withdraw, discuss your plans with a course advisor, an OUA Student advisor or counselling or careers staff, as appropriate.  They can help you to explore other options including taking a Leave of Absence instead.
  2. Refer to Key Dates to assess whether you'll incur a financial and/or academic penalty.

For more information about OUA’s discontinuation process, please log in to your OUA Student Hub.

How do I apply for special circumstances?

If you are an Open Access student who experiences special circumstances during the semester that affect your study, you may be able to apply for consideration of these from OUA.

Special circumstances can be medical, personal, family, employment or course-related issues. You will need documents to prove your circumstances and apply through your OUA Student Hub

If you are a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) student studying the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition (HBFN), then you should follow the instructions for applying for a Remission of Debt through La Trobe University.

Didasko

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How can I apply for Credit (Advanced standing) for previous study?

Please see information about how to apply on the La Trobe University Credit (Advanced standing) webpage.

How can I apply for an Alternative Exit?

Students must complete at least 50 per cent of the required credit at La Trobe to be eligible to apply for an Alternative Exit.

You must also complete the required eight (8) first-year subjects listed in the University Handbook for an Alternative Exit with a Diploma.

How can I apply for a Leave of Absence?

Please see further information about how to apply for a Leave of Absence.

How do I discontinue/withdraw from my course?

Please see further information about how to apply for a Discontinuation of Enrolment.

Chisholm Institute

La Trobe University has worked in partnership with Chisholm Institute since 2011 to offer an extensive portfolio of course pathways from diplomas to postgraduate degrees. Please contact Chisholm directly for all administrative issues.