Swinburne University of Technology has been awarded the Open Universities Australia (OUA) Rising Star Nova Award 2012.


The bi-annual Nova Awards celebrate outstanding achievement by providers in using online technology in their nominated OUA unit to support and enhance learning.


Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Swinburne's Lilydale campus, Dr Lorraine Fleckhammer, received the Rising Star award for the OUA unit Introduction to Theories of Counselling (PSS270).


Swinburne has achieved significant growth in OUA, increasing enrolments by more than 30 per cent year-on-year.

Last year, Swinburne's OUA enrolments totalled about 22,500 students, with 200 enrolled in full programs.


The Nova Awards were presented at the Melbourne Convention Centre as part of the OUA conference in April.