Master of eLearning FAQs

I’m interested in the Master of eLearning – what are the career outcomes available in the field?

With the growing acceptance of online study, the importance of eLearning in a post COVID-19 world is rapidly increasing. You may be seeking to expand your career opportunities in education or one of many professional learning contexts, or you may simply wish to acquire further depth in, or a specialised knowledge and understanding of eLearning.

Through its focus on learning and teaching theory and practice as applied in eLearning this course will help you to be a leader or manager of eLearning environments.

Course Prospectus

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What are the modes of study available?

The Master of eLearning is delivered 100% online. However, for international students who wish to study in Australia the course is available face-to-face at our Melbourne campus with the exception of four subjects that are offered exclusively online for alignment with the subject focus.

 

When can I start?

HELI’s academic year consists of 4 Terms commencing in early-February, late-April, late-July and mid-October. You can commence your course in any of these Terms, so there are four start dates per year.

 

How many subjects will I study in each study period?

Full-time students normally study two subjects per Term while part-time students normally study 1 subject per Term.

Domestic full-time students may fast-track their course to finish in 18 months (six Terms), if they so choose.

International students in Australia will study in six compulsory Terms over 2 years as follows:

Year 1

Year 2

First term
of study

Second term
of study
Third term
of study
Fourth term
of study
Fifth term
of study
Sixth term
of study
Seventh term
of study

Eighth term
of study

HEP805

HEP807 non-
compulsory
HEP900 HEP902* non-
compulsory

HEP904*

HEP906

HEP806 HEP808 HEP901* HEP903

HEP905

Subjects noted in red are delivered exclusively online.

The third and sixth Terms of the course are non-compulsory study periods and international students are not required to study in these Terms.

International students may opt to move subjects noted with an * into a non-compulsory Term, if they so choose.

 

Is FEE-HELP available for this course?

FEE-HELP assistance is available to eligible students for all of HELI’s courses. Eligible students are Australian citizens and permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealander Special Category visa holders who meet certain residency requirements.

You can check your eligibility here: https://www.studyassist.gov.au/help-loans/fee-help

HELI’s courses incur no FEE-HELP loan fee.

 

I’m on a student visa, can I get FEE-HELP?

Unfortunately, FEE-HELP is not available to international students.

 

In what ways can I pay my tuition fees?

Tuition fees are due on a Term by Term basis, so you pay for your course as you go. A full-time student would normally take 2 subjects per Term and a part-time student would normally take one subject per Term.

Fee schedules are published on our website: www.heli.edu.au/info/

You can pay for your tuition fees through the HELI payment gateway: www.heli.edu.au/payment/

If you are eligible for FEE-HELP assistance you can defer all or part of your tuition fees to a FEE-HELP loan by contacting HELI.

 

Are scholarships available?

HELI offers a number of scholarships each year under its Community Development Scholarship program for selected students to undertake the Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Academic Practice (which constitutes the first four subjects in the Master of eLearning).

More details can be found at this link: https://www.heli.edu.au/scholarships/

 

Am I eligible to get a scholarship?

To be eligible for a HELI Community Development Scholarship you will be required to demonstrate how you will use the expertise you have gained and the graduate attributes you have acquired through your studies to make an impact and strengthen your community.

More details can be found at this link: https://www.heli.edu.au/scholarships/

 

What should I do if I want to withdraw from a subject or course of study?

To withdraw from a subject or your course you must complete and submit an Advice of Subject / Course Withdrawal Form available on the HELI website: www.heli.edu.au/info/

No fees are applicable for withdrawing from a subject or course of study.

 

Will I get a refund if I withdraw from a subject or course of study?

The Student Withdrawal and Refund Policy (which can be found here: www.heli.edu.au/info) sets out the circumstances in which a refund is payable.

Refund provisions are specific to different types of students. In summary:

If you are eligible for FEE-HELP assistance and you withdraw on or before census date for a particular subject you will be eligible to a full refund of any tuition fees paid for that subject. If you have taken a HELP loan to pay your tuition fees you will not incur a FEE-HELP debt. If you withdraw after the census date for a particular subject no refund is applicable and if you have taken a HELP loan to pay your tuition fees you will incur a FEE-HELP debt.

If you are not eligible for FEE-HELP assistance (including if you are an international student) and you withdraw on or before the commencement date for a particular subject you will be eligible to a refund of 90% of the fees paid for that subject. If you withdraw after the commencement date but on or before the census date for a particular subject you will be eligible to a refund of 50% of the fees paid for that subject. If you withdraw after the census date for a particular subject no refund is applicable.

Refunds are paid within 30 days of the census date of the subject to which the withdrawal relates.

 

What if I am unable to commence my course because I cannot get a visa?

If you are unable to commence the course because your application for a visa has been unsuccessful, then you will be refunded the amount of tuition fees paid less an administrative fee of $550.

 

I’m an international student. How can I transfer to HELI?

If you have completed six months of your principal course of study, you can transfer to HELI so long as you are transferring from another higher education course. However, you should be aware that if you are thinking about changing your course this might affect your student visa and we recommend that you seek legal advice before you make a decision to transfer.

If you want to transfer to HELI before completing six months of your principal course of study you should contact your current provider for permission to transfer.

 

I’m an international student facing an emergency and need help. Who should I contact?

I’d like to get counselling – what should I do?

HELI has a dedicated International Student Support Officer on campus to assist you with any academic issues, study assistance, help with personal / social issues, special needs assistance and hardship related issues.