expired FREE Technology for Healthy Living Course & Fitbit (Other Courses Available) @ University of Tasmania Online (Back Again)

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This deal is back again!
Do the course, get a free Fitbit!

List of all courses: http://www.utas.edu.au/health/study/health-units-with-fee-co...

Only the CXA004 Foundations of Technology for Healthy Living course gets the free Fitbit. However all the courses should get you a student ID, .edu.au email and Office 365. Not to mention it's a great way to learn some new stuff.

It was super popular last time so hopefully some more people can benefit from this course!

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  • +1 vote

    Am still hanging in there. It is time consuming especially if you're not used to reading, watching lectures etc. Definitely worth it though.

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      I agree - I'm only up to the week 5 content and we're going into week 12. Time to start cramming this weekend!

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        Me three- struggling to keep up and am at week 4. Need to get cranking and submit those assignments!

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      Assessment 2 due in a week. Good Luck. One more quiz to complete. You can do it.

      Having received my FitBit yet after a month. So annoying. No reply from Fitbit.com. Not happy Jane.

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        That sucks - I got mine exactly when they said I would. I haven't even opened it yet.

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          Just a quick update - finally got a reply from the au-Fitbit.com people. Email said my order somehow was stuck in the system and did not recognised, now rectified and sent out quickly within days, offer Fitbit premium when my Fitbit arrived.

          For the reference of others - my first and second email to the contact link on Fitbit website did not get a reply. Found no Fitbit contact number in Australia. Only number to call is US and other 2 foreign countries. Called Fitbit Australian Distributor who cannot help and refer back to email. Not certain but think finally got a reply because messaging on Facebook or via a different email. To know if your email has properly received, you should get an auto reply that they will respond within 2-3 days to your email.

  • +7 votes

    This could cost you study loans if not careful.

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      Sorry what you mean?

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      It could if you don't follow the instructions given. But I'm currently doing the course and it doesn't cost me a cent, only need enough time to study.

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        Under what circumstances would it cost you?

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          I think you would pay full fees if you don't complete the electronic HECS form and was still enrolled past census date.

          I'm not sure in what sequence of events would allow this to happen.

          I'm pretty sure there is no limit to HECS usage as the Student Entitlement Learning System was abolished in 2012, so it shouldn't affect you if you are already doing a full course at a physical university. In the past people were stuck if they had used too much SLE subsidies. i.e. Doing multiple courses one after another, resulting in dropping out or needing to use FEE-HELP.

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          Yes, you need to submit the eCAF form (or HECS form) to get funded. It's hard to forget to do it since the lecturer reminds you constantly, and submitting the form is very easy anyway.

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    Has anyone succeeded in getting the fitbit?

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      Yep, the fitbit is pretty useless IMHO. The Xiaomi Band is much better value. Don't join the course for the fitbit.

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        Yep, the fitbit is pretty useless IMHO. The Xiaomi Band is much better value.

        Why is that? Could you elaborate?

        • +4 votes

          Its the Fitbit Flex which is just a pedometer with lights that tell you if you've reached your goal or battery low (I kept looking to see if it will at least tell me the time and feeling disappointed). Its really put me off Fitbit. It needs to be online all the time and sync was too slow for my taste. The app won't show you your steps otherwise. I've gone back to using my phone with instant access to MY data. I want to know my steps instantly, not after its updated Fitbit (after it becomes THEIR data). I don't know why their app needs so many permissions… like ability to send and delete your SMSes. I agree that you are better off going for a cheap Chinese one. Maybe I'm not use to wearing a watch, but even when I wear it loose, I feel like there is a lack of blood flow to my hand.

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        I've been wearing the fitbit flex for over 2 yrs and still getting good value out if it. And I joined the course this yr to get another flex. 😁

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      I'd say the fitbit is pretty plain vanilla. In retrospect I shouldn't have joined the course for just fitbit. The content by itself is very useful though.
      They ask to sign some form to get the fitbit, So essentially its not free. They get the money from government on behalf of the student.

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    is this course totally free of charge?

  • +4 votes

    Free fitbit is overrated. The free uni account and all the peaks that come with it is the main catch! If you don't want the fitbit, withdraw your course before the census day to save the hassle of doing the course (and tax payer's money) ;)

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    Has anyone got the fitbit from the last deal?

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      Didn't get mine.

      But I'm enjoying the free Office 365, so there IS a point in joining it.

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      Yes, had it for bit over a month.
      Still doing the course, going through the course material now, trying to catch up after missing out a few weeks worth

      • +1 vote

        I did the quizzes and module assessment 1-3 last Sunday. Only #4 to go, which is due on the 16th or something.

        I guess I'll have to email them about the fit bit, otherwise I'm gonna be throwing a bit of a fit!

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          If you only did the Quiz 1 recently, you probably won't get the Fitbit. You were meant to do Quiz 1 by 23/3/16 to be eligible.

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        Glad I'm not the only one :)

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        Nope, haven't got my fitbit yet. Been onto them for over a month and apparently fitbit is aware of it. Not sure whether they are doing anything about it really.

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      Yes, it came with no fuss, exactly when they said it would. Anyone who didn't receive one needs to follow it up. It's a great course, but I've got a new job and finding it hard to keep up now, still, I'm trying to find a day each week to keep on with it.

  • +1 vote

    What high paying job will I get from completion of this course (CXA004)? :D

  • +6 votes

    I've done the course and really enjoyed it and got the fitbit no probs, which I have also really enjoyed. Big upvote from me!

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      Is it 100% free? no hecs fee as written on terms and conditions? no catch?

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        Yes.
        Have a read over the T&C.

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        Not exactly sure on this, but I think if you are an active participant then it's free. There MAY be the possibility where you enrol and don't do anything that your eligibility for the 100% course discount may not be applied - just check into it if there may be a chance of that. They have a measure (assignments done) and you have to complete a form that gives you the 100% discount.

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          Thanks! Just had a read over it, it seems you have to sign a electronic commonwealth assistance form to get the fees waived which seems good.

          Do you know the duration of the course?

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    When is the deadline for applying? Is it the start date, i.e. 11th of July?

    Pretty interesting concept, I think I'll give it a go!

  • +1 vote

    It was super popular last time

    And it was super unpopular the time before that.

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    Hey, is the Xiaomi band better than this? I've heard so many positive reviews but how does it fare with the Fitbit?

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    So i go to UWS(WSU), can this unit be used for advanced standing for my UWS course? and of course without needing to enroll into a full course

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      Is it the same as a unit there that you can RPL ?. If so I can't see why not. As all Uni's state you would need to apply for assessment.

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    So is this course (CXA004 Foundations of Technology for healthy living) completely free? because I read about a HECS fee when clicking conditions apply…

  • +3 votes

    Basically to get the fitbit you need to sign up. Fill in the ecaf form (waive the unit fee basically).You wont get the fitbit until after the census date (check if your still doing the course etc). The will be a code added to your UTAS account a week or two afterwards which you use on the fitbit site to get your free fitbit (shipping is free). Been using the fitbit for a while — it is what it is. Havent seen too many others wearing it around (i wear it from when i leave home, at work, back to home).in conjunction with the app (which can be set to manual sync — does not need to be left on in bluetooth unless you want to real time sync all time to your account) - Measures steps, sleep period, est calories burned etc. Basically its a band with row of lights telling you how far you are from your goal (like someone else said). Oh the sleep alarm is handy. Quite a strong vibration…Other android apps provide a lot more details..

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      Well said. Agree with the smurf.

      I have enjoyed the course & firmly agree that the info contained needs to get out and we need to act now. Am currently investigating one of the gaming setups.

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      The will be a code added to your UTAS account

      Where did you find the code?

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        1.Go onto the unit’s home MyLo page.
        2.Select the “Grades” option near the top of the screen.
        3.There is a “FitBIT Code 2” row of information.
        4.Copy down the ENTIRE Code precisely. . it will look something like: UTAS-CXA004MYxxxxxx
        5.Make sure you copy the whole code, capital and lower case letters need to be correct!
        6.Go To: https://store-au.fitbit.com/CXA004 and enter your code. A note: you will be redirected to a different page. As long as that page says “CXA004 Foundations of Technology for Healthy Living” and has the UTAS logo you are fine. Always make sure you use the above link!!!!
        7.Follow through with the order process to receive your FitBit.
        8.Please save the receipt, just in case!

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    Anyone has tried buying Ms office through Microsoft HUP using their edu email? Does it work?

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      I had Ms Office through another sub. All I had to do was switch my account to UTAS and it was all good. I'm going to try another sub on my tablet if I get around this week.

  • +1 vote

    I wonder how many thousands of dollars the federal government pays per student doing this course?

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      Probably very little, to be honest.

      Running a MOOC like this requires very little manpower if the IT infrastructure is already in place for other subjects.

      And the bit about 'waiving fees' seems like a creative-accounting sleight of hand without much real money actually changing hands between Treasury and the uni.

      Of course what the UTas are counting on is that students will be hooked and enrol in the rest of the diploma - "Additional study in 2017 may attract HECS tuition fees".

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    "Domestic students include Australian citizens or students holding Permanent Humanitarian Visas or with Permanent Resident Status. Citizens of countries outside of Australia, including New Zealand, are not eligible to study this unit."*

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    Currently finishing off the assignment and got 2 more quizzes to go for the first semester of this unit. Pretty ordinary tbh.
    Got the fitbit flex last month and all of a sudden so many fitbit flex deals dropping price from $129 to $60 so I gave it as mothers day present instead. The supplement course sounds interesting being a Bombers supporter.

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      Me too :-) I also found the Food and Nutrion quite interesting.

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      Yep noticed that as well. Oh well.At least i know what all these fitbit things are about now (not really that much except data gathering at end of the day). courses are more interesting…

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    Thought the course was pretty good. Would recommend if you're interested in getting fit and learning some new stuff.

    Having full Microsoft office on all my devices is nice too :)

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    Has anyone done this course - CSA001 Vitamins, Supplements and Herbal Medicine?
    Any feedback would be appreciated.

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      Doing it now. It does involve lot of reading. Don't do it unless you have any interest in the topic.

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        Ok. I will have to keep that in mind as the next few months are rather packed.

        Is the course helping with making an informed decision on what to look for when you buy vitamins, supplements etc?

        If possible, can you please pm me the topics covered in the unit? It should be there in the Unit Outline doc.

  • +1 vote

    I'm planning to do this one on Doping http://www.utas.edu.au/health/study/sports-doping-and-perfor... in the next semester.

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    How long did it take to get your student application to be approved?

  • +1 vote

    I did both CXA004 (Technology) and CXA007 (Nutrition) this semester — I would recommend them to people with little to no health science background.

    In terms of workload, I would say about an hour or so each week per subject for content (some weeks were shorter and some longer) and extra for assessments.

    Assessments were:
    - 004: 5 quizzes (10% each) and one 1000 word reflective scenario (50%)
    - 007: 4 quizzes (10% each) and 4 short answer quizzes (15% each)

    No major issues getting the FitBit after completing the eCAF and first quiz by census, just a delayed a few days. Got the code for the free FitBit about half way through semester.

    Other things:
    - confirmation of enrolment took about a week
    - complete the eCAF after instructions have been published by the course (I filled mine in incorrectly but luckily didn't have issues in the end — phew)
    - you can get a physical student card! (I didn't because I still have one)

    Am doing the Herbal one next semester :)

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      I am doing cx004. Just wonder what do you get after completing the subject, besides the free Fitbit. Does the credit count to a bachelor degree and will it help to apply for our degree? Thinking for others - I paid enough HECS.

      • +1 vote

        It gives you 12.5 points towards a Diploma in University Studies (Health Science), which requires 100 points (8 subjects) all up. I'm not sure about the pathway into a Bachelor degree.

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          According to all their online stuff, it only counts towards the Diploma of University Studies (Health Science), nothing else will use it as any credit. However, I'm not sure what that Diploma actually is - I think it's simply a pathway into university itself.

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    Has anyone gotten another response from the UTAS regarding the signup for this? Apart from the email confirming my application on the 13/5 , have not heard back anything since.

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      i signed up on the 27/4. a month later still haven't heard from them, so emailed them yesterday and they replied today saying it will be another 1-2 weeks.

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    Just done the CXA004 course (the one with Fitbit) this semester, it was good.

    Does anyone know if you STOP doing further courses in Semester 2 2016, when (if ever) would you lose your access to all the perks like Student ID, .edu.au email and Office 365?

    Thanks.

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    Has anyone received any confirmation via email or snail post online application process?
    As previous comments posted on 31 May it is beyond the 1-2 weeks now…

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    Is there any "easy units" that I can enrol in? I really only want the @edu lol

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    got an email from UTas today..

    We haven't forgotten about you!
    Thank you again for applying for one of our health units for Semester 2, 2016.
    We have had an overwhelming response to all of our units, and so processing the
    applications is taking a little longer than usual. Thank you for your patience! Please be
    assured that you will receive your login details before the start of the semester, on
    July 11th.

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    got another email 'update' from them today, cutting it a bit close to the start date?

    Thank you for registering to study Technology for Healthy Living. We look forward to you joining over 2,000 students who have successfully completed this unit since its introduction. Your registration is being processed and we will contact you with more details shortly.

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    Got the confirmation yesterday with the login details

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    it's week 1. have the email from Dr Matt but still have no login details :\