Need to fit study around work and other commitments? Our online courses give you the flexibility to learn when and where you want.

Online study is a popular path for many ACNT students. Perhaps you lead a busy life, or don’t live within travelling distance of our Sydney and Brisbane campuses. If you are keen to get your career in health and natural therapies started or update your qualifications, you can access the same expertise, industry placements and work opportunities as our on-campus students – and graduate with the same qualification.

ACNT can give you a flexible pathway into your career of choice with online courses covering sport development (through sister institution, Torrens University Australia) and health science.

How does online study work?

Teaching and learning take place online rather than in a classroom, giving you complete flexibility to study when and where you want.

We will send you comprehensive learning materials (print and electronic) to guide you through your subjects. You will submit your assessments securely online, and connect with your lecturers and peers in a vibrant online community for group activities and collaboration.

You may be asked to buy additional textbooks and organise supervisors for your external examinations. We recommend you have access to a computer with internet access and access to video recording facilities.

What about support?

ACNT facilitates communication between online students, academics and support staff.

Throughout your studies at ACNT, you have will have access to a dedicated team of distance education tutors to answer any questions you may have. You will also be able to contact our friendly team of student support officers with administrative issues.

Can I study part time?

For Australian students, part-time online study options are available for some ACNT courses. You will undertake a lower study load in each study period.


  • Study when and where you like within a 12-week trimester
  • Access campus facilities in Sydney and Brisbane
  • Nationally recognised, industry driven courses
  • Responsive, one-on-one tutorial support
  • High-quality curriculum and learning materials designed for learning anywhere anytime
  • Access one of the largest online libraries in Australia with over 70 million articles available FEE-HELP/VET FEE-HELP available on eligible courses, meaning no up-front tuition costs

Why study online?

Study anytime, anywhere

You can study when and where you want within a structured 12-week trimester, tailoring your study to suit your lifestyle. You can choose to study full or part-time depending on your availability and ambitions.

Depending on your course, you can move between online and on-campus study each trimester, or choose blended learning wherever possible.

International students
A maximum of 25% online course study is available to international students studying in Australia.

Study with like-minded people

Choosing to study online degrees and diplomas doesn’t mean that you will miss out on social and networking opportunities. You will be studying with like-minded classmates and dedicated lecturers throughout the course, and establish meaningful relationships online. Studying online is a social experience in which many of the activities require you to participate in group work using platforms such as discussion forums, message boards, blogs and wikis. Your progress can be monitored with online self-review quizzes and you can receive immediate results and feedback.

Personalised support

Each online subject has a dedicated lecturer who guides the students’ learning experience and facilitates interactive discussion. This generates a community of learning. Lecturers also offer one-on-one academic support and provide personal assistance. Lecturers mark assessments online and provide feedback through the learning portal.

Online library
You will also have access to a range of support resources such as the Think Online Library catalogue which has access to more than 70 million online articles through a range of leading data bases. Login to the online library through the Learning Portal.

Academic support
If you’ve spent an extended period away from study, or just need to learn how to write an essay, academic support is available online (and at every campus).

Administrative support
ACNT has a dedicated team of online student support staff. This team provides an initial orientation and then ongoing proactive support for students throughout the lifecycle of their studies, online counselling is also available to students.

Technical support
Having trouble with your computer or one of the online systems? Technical support is provided at the first level by the online student support staff and then escalated to dedicated held desk staff within the Think Group IT team.

The latest technology to keep you connected

The student focused learning platform comprises a self-service student portal called Health Point which covers administrative services and the ACNT Learning Portal; your virtual classroom environment. You can login for both portals here.

Health Point
Need to check your classes or update some personal information? Health Point is where you can access important messages from your institution, enrol in your upcoming trimester, set your timetable, edit your personal account, find course information, academic results, forms, policies and key dates (and a lot more).

Learning portal
The ACNT Learning Portal provides a place for you to interact with your lecturer and fellow classmates through live web conferencing, discussion forums and other collaborative tools. The learning portal enables access to all your learning resources and academic support needs. Study materials are presented in a range of multimedia formats such as videos and interactive presentations and podcasts, documents are accessible in PDF format or able to be read directly on the learning portal. The learning portal is compatible with tablet and mobile devices and comes with its own app so you can study anywhere and anytime.

Need some help?
Just get in touch with Student Services and they will tell you the best person to contact.