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VU Online's postgraduate Block Model – explained

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A timeline progressing forwards in time, starting with 1900, then 1930, 1970, 2000, and 2010.

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We have been teaching the same way for hundreds of years now.

But the world around us has changed, and along with it employer and industry needs.

So at VU, we changed the way you learn with our Australian-first, Block Model.

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Australian-first, Block Model.

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Traditionally, you juggle the demands and deadlines of up to four units a semester as a full-time postgraduate student, or 2 units as a part-time postgraduate student.

Instead, VU's postgraduate Block Model has you focus on just one unit at time. Your first and second year will be broken into 6 study periods each, which will run for 7 weeks.

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A vertical block appears with the text 'unit 01'. Subsequent blocks appear one by one, to the right of the first block. These are unit 02, unit 03, unit 04, unit 05, and unit 06.

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You focus on 1 unit in each postgraduate block, completing all of your assessments before moving on to the next.

So instead of this:

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Six vertical blocks are covered with six horizontal bars, stacked on top of each other. The bottom bar has the text 'unit 01' repeated across it, the next bar up has the text 'unit 02' repeated, then 'unit 03', 'unit 04', 'unit 05', and 'unit 06'. This is a busy animation to show six units all being completed simultaneously across a single, long study period.

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Your year looks like this:

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The six vertical blocks remain. Block one shows a small bar reading 'unit 01' at the bottom. Block two shows a small bar with no text to represent the completed unit 01, and a small bar for unit 02 sits on top. The remaining blocks show this same progression, with each subsequent unit building on top of the completed units from before. This is a clearer animation to show six units being completed one at-a-time, one per short study period.

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VU's postgraduate block model offers you flexible study options and a high level of 1-on-1 support from 1 teacher, and then additional support from 1 facilitator for every 25 students enrolled in each unit.

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Work-based, student-centred.

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VU's work-based and student-centred online teaching Block Model prepares you to create your own success story.

Importantly, there are 1-week breaks between each study period and a 4-week break at the end of the year to provide you with some well-deserved downtime.

So when you study at VU, you know you will get the 1-on-1 support you need to succeed.

Create your own success story with VU Online.

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