Study in 2022

This page provides FAQs on teaching and learning in 2022, and key public health information.

Wherever possible, our preference is for face-to-face learning and teaching activities. The health and wellbeing of our students and staff is our priority and we are monitoring the COVID situation in South Australia very closely. We will continue to follow government and SA Health advice and will adapt as necessary to the situation according to our COVID management plan while working to accommodate our students who are overseas or unable to attend campus.

  • What is the plan for teaching in 2022?

    Courses will be delivered in one of the following modes:

    Blended mode – a mix of face-to-face and online study
    For example: lectures online in MyUni but you need to attend tutorials or practicals in person on campus. Some blended courses can accommodate a deferred face-to-face component, making them available to offshore and interstate students.

    Online mode – online study only
    The course will be fully online – no face-to-face teaching components.

    Courses will be delivered in one of the following modes:

    Blended mode – a mix of face-to-face and online study
    For example: lectures online in MyUni but you need to attend tutorials or practicals in person on campus.  Some blended courses can accommodate a deferred face-to-face component, making them available to offshore and interstate students.

    Online mode – online study only
    The course will be fully online – no face-to-face teaching components.

  • The course I want to enrol in isn't available - what should I do?

    Please contact your Faculty and a Student Advisor can provide program and enrolment advice.

  • I'm not able to enrol in the courses I want in the modes I want - what should I do?

    Please contact your Faculty for program advice.

  • How will I know what will be face-to-face and what will be online?

    Once you have determined which courses you will enrol in, you will need to review the course delivery mode on the Course Availability and Mode List. Students need to ensure they are aware of the course delivery mode and to determine if there are any changes required to their enrolment.  If your course is not listed, please contact your Faculty.

    The teaching delivery modes available include:
    •    Blended – a mix of face-to-face and online study
    •    Online – online study only

    Note: Some blended courses can accommodate a deferred face-to-face component making them available to offshore and interstate students. Students will receive a Result Pending (RP) and complete these face-to-face components at a later date.


    The University’s Critical dates which detail the last day to add/drop courses and census dates remain unchanged.

    Once you have determined which courses you will enrol in, you will need to review the course delivery mode on the Course Availability and Mode List. Students need to ensure they are aware of the course delivery mode and to determine if there are any changes required to their enrolment.  If your course is not listed, please contact your Faculty.

    The teaching delivery modes available include:
    •    Blended – a mix of face-to-face and online study
    •    Online – online study only

    Note: Some blended courses can accommodate a deferred face-to-face component making them available to offshore and interstate students. Students will receive a Result Pending (RP) and complete these face-to-face components at a later date.

    The University’s Critical dates which detail the last day to add/drop courses and census dates remain unchanged.

  • Will lectures be online or face-to-face?

    Lectures will be offered online only where courses you enrol in are delivered in Online mode.

    If any of the courses you enrol in are delivered in Blended mode, your lecture may be delivered online or face to face. You can check which components of your course are delivered online or face to face in Course Planner, under Class Details, either in the Location or as a Note.

    Lectures will be offered online only where courses you enrol in are delivered in Online mode.

    If any of the courses you enrol in are delivered in Blended mode, your lecture may be delivered online or face to face. You can check which components of your course are delivered online or face to face in Course Planner, under Class Details, either in the Location or as a Note.

  • I'm in Adelaide, but I'd like to study online. Can I?

    You may be able to do so if the course(s) you want to take are offered in Online mode. These are listed on the Course Availability and Mode List or can be identified by the OL suffix attached to the course name in Course Planner.

    In our other courses, we would encourage you to join our on campus classes, which have the added advantage of enabling you to meet your peers and readily access all the activities available on campus.

    Some blended courses may offer online teaching activities. Places in these online teaching activities are for those students who are unable to join us as they are offshore or have medical reasons why coming on campus is especially problematic. These students will be given priority. If you don’t fall into either of these groups and enrol in these classes, you may be moved or asked to move to a face-to-face teaching activity to allow other students to enrol.

    If you are an international student in Adelaide, you will be required to enrol in at least one Blended mode course in each compulsory study period, attending all face to face components of your course, and ensure your external mode (online) enrolments will not exceed 1/3 of the total enrolments for your program.

    You may be able to do so if the course(s) you want to take are offered in Online mode. These are listed on the Course Availability and Mode List or can be identified by the OL suffix attached to the course name in Course Planner.

    In our other courses, we would encourage you to join our on campus classes, which have the added advantage of enabling you to meet your peers and readily access all the activities available on campus.

    Some blended courses may offer online teaching activities. Places in these online teaching activities are for those students who are unable to join us as they are offshore or have medical reasons why coming on campus is especially problematic. These students will be given priority. If you don’t fall into either of these groups and enrol in these classes, you may be moved or asked to move to a face-to-face teaching activity to allow other students to enrol.

    If you are an international student in Adelaide, you will be required to enrol in at least one Blended mode course in each compulsory study period, attending all face to face components of your course, and ensure your external mode (online) enrolments will not exceed 1/3 of the total enrolments for your program.

  • I'm in Adelaide, but I can't attend campus. Can I enrol in remote courses?

    We are encouraging all students who are in Adelaide to attend campus; however, we understand there are circumstances where that may not be possible. If you have extenuating circumstances please contact your Faculty to explore whether alternative arrangements are required.

    Note: The University’s Critical dates which detail the last day to add/drop courses and census dates remain unchanged.

    If you are an international student in Adelaide you will be required to enrol in at least one Blended mode course in each compulsory study period, attending all face to face components of your course, and ensure your external mode (online) enrolments will not exceed 1/3 of the total enrolments for your program.

    If you are onshore and cannot attend face to face classes due to exceptional circumstances such as ongoing illness you will be required to contact International Student Support to seek an exemption.

  • I'm an international student who isn't in Adelaide and I would like to study a blended mode course. Can I?

    To view a course delivery mode for the 2022 Academic year go to the Course Availability and Mode List. In some instances, courses in Blended mode (a mix of face-to-face and online study) will be able to accommodate delaying the face-to-face teaching component, which will make these courses available to students who are offshore or interstate. Students will instead complete these face-to-face components at a later date.

    Students who are unable to attend campus and need to take a course to complete their degree are asked to contact their Faculty Student Advisor.

    Note: The University’s Critical dates which detail the last day to add/drop courses and census dates remain unchanged.

    Exceptions to the requirement to attend campus are automatically granted to international students who are offshore (outside of Australia).

    To view a course delivery mode for the 2022 Academic year go to the Course Availability and Mode List.  In some instances, courses in Blended mode (a mix of face-to-face and online study) will be able to accommodate delaying the face-to-face teaching component, which will make these courses available to students who are offshore or interstate.  Students will instead complete these face-to-face components at a later date.

    Students who are unable to attend campus and need to take a course to complete their degree are asked to contact their Faculty Student Advisor.

    Note: The University’s Critical dates which detail the last day to add/drop courses and census dates remain unchanged.

    Exceptions to the requirement to attend campus are automatically granted to international students who are offshore (outside of Australia).

  • Can new students start at the University of Adelaide in 2022 if they are offshore?

    Yes, we have degrees available for study to students offshore although in-person attendance is required for enrolment in some programs or courses. For a full list of programs, please see the 'Are there programs which require in-person attendance to be enrolled in the program?' FAQ below.

    For more information about a specific program, see Degree Finder.

    Note: The University’s Critical dates which detail the last day to add/drop courses and census dates remain unchanged.

    If you are a student who is commencing your program from offshore and are unable to embark on a full-time study load, you will need to provide supporting evidence for your circumstances. You will then be eligible to apply for a new Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and student visa when your current CoE expires.

    To apply to reduce your study load, please see the online application form

    For more information, please refer to this related FAQ,  Do I need to have a valid student visa if I am commencing my program from offshore?

    Yes, we have degrees available for study to students offshore although in-person attendance is required for enrolment in some programs or courses. For a full list of programs, please see the 'Are there programs which require in-person attendance to be enrolled in the program?' FAQ below.

    For more information about a specific program, see Degree Finder.

    Note: The University’s Critical dates which detail the last day to add/drop courses and census dates remain unchanged.

    If you are a student who is commencing your program from offshore and are unable to embark on a full-time study load, you will need to provide supporting evidence for your circumstances. You will then be eligible to apply for a new Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and student visa when your current CoE expires.

    To apply to reduce your study load, please see the online application form

    For more information, please refer to this related FAQ,  Do I need to have a valid student visa if I am commencing my program from offshore?

  • Will all courses be offered online?

    No. Many courses will have a face-to-face (in person) teaching activity. To view a course delivery mode for the 2022 Academic year go to the Course Availability and Mode List

    In some instances, courses in Blended mode (a mix of face-to-face and online study) will be able to accommodate delaying the face-to-face teaching component, which will make these courses available to students who offshore or interstate. Students will instead complete these face-to-face components at a later date.

    Note: The University’s Critical dates which detail the last day to add/drop courses and census dates remain unchanged.

  • Are there any programs which require in-person attendance to be enrolled in the program?

    Due to the strict accreditation and assessment requirements of some degrees, the following programs require in person attendance and will not be available to study online in 2022.

    Faculty of Arts:
    Bachelor of Music Theatre
    Master of Immersive Media Technologies
    Graduate Diploma in Immersive Media Technologies
    Graduate Certificate in Immersive Media Technologies
    Master of Teaching
    Master of Teaching (Middle and Secondary)
    Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) with Bachelor of Arts – Year 1-4 Education courses only
    Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) with Bachelor of Business Management – Year 1-4 Education courses only
    Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences – Year 1-4 Education year courses only
    Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) with Bachelor of Music – Year 1-4 Education courses only
    Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) with Bachelor of Science – Year 1-4 Education courses only
    Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Arts – Year 1-4 Education courses only
    Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Economics – Year 1-4 Education courses only
    Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Mathematical & Computer Sciences – Year 1-4 Education courses only
    Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Music – Year 1-4 Education courses only
    Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Science – Year 1-4 Education courses only
    Bachelor of Teaching and Bachelor of Arts – Year 1-4 Education courses only
    Bachelor of Teaching and Bachelor of Economics – Year 1-4 Education courses only
    Bachelor of Teaching and Bachelor of Mathematical & Computer Sciences – Year 1-4 Education courses only
    Bachelor of Teaching and Bachelor of Science – Year 1-4 Education courses only

    Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences:
    Bachelor of Dental Surgery
    Bachelor of Medical Studies
    Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery 
    Bachelor of Nursing
    Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
    Bachelor of Oral Health
    Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
    Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
    Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)
    Doctor Clinical Dentistry
    Graduate Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy
    Graduate Certificate in Oral Health Science
    Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
    Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science
    Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science (Specialisations)
    Graduate Diploma in Odontology
    Master of Clinical Nursing (Graduate Entry)
    Master of Counselling & Psychotherapy
    Master of Minimally Invasive Surgery
    Master of Nursing Science
    Master of Nursing Science (Specialisations)
    Master of Psychology (Clinical)
    Master of Psychology (Health)
    Master of Psychology (Organisational & Human Factors)

    Faculty of Sciences:
    Bachelor of Veterinary Technology

    Faculty of the Professions:
    Bachelor of Economics (Advanced)

    If you are studying one of these programs and are unable to attend campus, please contact your relevant Faculty office for program advice.

    For further information on available online courses and study plans, please contact the relevant Faculty office.

  • Will exams be held?

    The University will continue to offer examinations in 2022.

  • Will I be able to do placements, internships and field trips?

    We will deliver placements/internships either fully online or face-to-face, determined on a case-by-case basis taking into consideration public health guidelines, and accreditation and host organisation requirements.

    Field trips will run where public health guidelines can be met.

Public health

We will be relying on the common sense of students and staff as responsible adults to ensure their safety and others.

All students and staff should:

  • not attend campus if you are unwell
  • follow the Public Health Guidelines and use best endeavours to continue social distancing
  • wear a face mask in indoor areas whenever you move about indoors (including lifts) or seated within 1.5m of other people
  • Use the University’s QR codes where installed to assist with contact tracing should a positive case of COVID-19 occur
  • be sensible and respectful in interactions with staff and students
  • take responsibility for your own wellbeing – access the resources provided here

The University has introduced a number of measures to ensure public health guidelines can be met on campus. These include:

  • scheduling on-campus teaching to allow for social distancing (e.g. scheduling classes into rooms that are large enough to provide appropriate space, offering repeat sessions where classes can’t be accommodated)
  • making hand sanitiser or handwashing facilities widely available
  • undertaking increased cleaning of shared and high-use areas, such as computer spaces
  • providing wipe-down facilities for use by students in shared facilities (e.g. computer laboratories)
  • posting signage about room capacity, spacing, use of shared spaces, personal hygiene and so on
  • supporting students and staff who are not able to be on campus, or who are staying away from campus due to illness

Roles and responsibilities

Students are responsible for:

  • staying home if unwell
  • adhering to reasonable instructions from teaching staff regarding new processes and requirements
  • self-management for social distancing and good hygiene

Teaching staff are responsible for:

  • staying home if unwell
  • adhering to new processes and requirements and following reasonable management instruction
  • duty of care for themselves and others (colleagues and students)
  • self-management for social distancing and good hygiene
  • advising students of new practices where they may have changed within a teaching setting