Study resources and textbooks

Depending on your subjects, you’ll have a range of different study resources including textbooks and online study materials. Get ready to access the study resources you’ll need to complete your subjects.


Textbooks are one of the main study resources you’ll use at uni—but not all subjects have textbooks. Make sure you look up each subject you’re enrolled in, and order your books about a month in advance so they arrive in time for your study term.

Study Period 1 2019 textbooks will be listed on subject pages, soon. 

From Study Period 4 2018 onwards, we're listing textbook details on subject pages. Textbooks for all other 2018 study terms are listed on our compilation pages:

We recommend you order your books online through The Co-op—they’re our preferred textbook supplier. For just $25 you can join up as a lifetime Co-op Member and get discounts on the entire Co-op range. Grab a membership application form in-store, or head online to

Study materials

All subjects include online study materials. You’ll watch instructional videos and recorded lectures, listen to podcasts, follow web links, and flick through blogs and wikis. You can learn more about your subject’s study materials by looking at the Topics covered section of the subject detail page.

Depending on your subject’s study method, you may also use additional materials or attend on-campus or on site.

Study methods

You can find out which study method applies to your subject by looking at the STUDY METHOD icon on the subject detail page.

100% online

Your online classroom is flexible and convenient—most subjects are 100% online. When you study a 100% online subject, your classes and materials are all delivered in the online environment. You won’t need to step foot on campus or wait by your inbox (or postbox) for study materials.

Online and some attendance

You’ll complete most of your studies online, but you’ll need to go to uni for some hands-on practical activities, or go to your industry placement onsite.

Online and other materials

You’ll complete most of your studies online, but you’ll use some additional materials that might include printed content or DVDs.


Your uni organizes your study materials. Usually, they’re available the week before the study term starts. For online materials, your access details will be sent to the email address you supplied when you enrolled. You might have chosen to get print materials, which will be sent out to your enrolment mailing address.

If you can’t access your online study materials by the first Wednesday of Week 1 in your study term, contact your uni and they’ll sort it out. Postage can take several days for your print, CD or DVD materials to arrive—but do contact your uni if they haven’t arrived by the end of Week 1 of the study term.