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Southern Cross University (SCU)

  • 20% international / 80% domestic

Preparing for Success at SCU Program

  • Non-Award

Unleash your potential with our Preparing for Success at SCU Program. It doesn't matter if you're seeking a career change or didn't graduate from high school; university is a real option for you. This flexible, fee-free course has been designed with you in mind.

Key details

Degree Type
Non-Award
Duration
0.5 year full-time
Course Code
2307160
Study Mode
In person, Online

About this course

Unleash your potential with our Preparing for Success at SCU Program. It doesn't matter if you're seeking a career change or didn't graduate from high school; university is a real option for you.

This flexible, fee-free course has been designed with you in mind. Open to Australian residents over the age of 18, you can study on campus or online, full-time over three months or part-time over a year. Graduates gain direct entry into a range of Southern Cross University degrees.

This award-winning program teaches you how to manage your time, write essays, undertake research and apply mathematical concepts, providing the skills you need to succeed at university and progress towards a new career.

Apply online today for this fee-free course.

Entry requirements

To satisfy both general admission and English Language Proficiency Requirements, applicants must have achieved one of the following;

  1. successful completion of Australian year 10 or equivalent taught and assessed in English in one of the Recognised Countries* or higher; or
  2. successful completion of a qualification listed on Schedule A to the minimum standard, or
  3. completed a test at the minimum requirement stipulated in Schedule B (1), or
  4. Applicants may be required to:
    1. submit a Personal Competencies Statement addressing specific criteria as detailed on the Southern Cross University website; and or
    2. attend an interview; and or
    3. provide any additional documentation requirements as specified by the Director of SCU College.

Note: Applicants who already hold a Bachelors or higher level qualification (greater than or equal to AQF 7) are not eligible for admission into the program.

* Recognised Countries;

Australia, American Samoa; Botswana; Canada; Fiji; Ghana; Guyana; Ireland; Jamaica; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; New Zealand; Nigeria; Papua New Guinea; Singapore; Solomon Islands; South Africa; Tonga Trinidad and Tobago; United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland); United States of America; Zambia; Zimbabwe

Study locations

Gold Coast

Lismore

Coffs Harbour

Online

What you will learn

The course comprises four units. Three compulsory units focus on individual and group management skills essential for successful university performance, effective research strategies and written communication, and practical numeracy skills. The fourth unit provides a choice of developing research and writing skills in the arts and business, or in the sciences.

Career pathways

This program provides an alternative entry pathway into Southern Cross University. The course is suited to school leavers or TAFE students who have taken the vocational strand of learning but would now like to go to university. The course is also valuable for those who have spent time away from the academic environment for family, career or personal reasons and who wish to revise their skills before undertaking a university degree.

Students who successfully complete the Preparing for Success at SCU Program are guaranteed a place in a Southern Cross University course.

Please note that some degrees have extra application requirements such as an interview or audition. Check the individual degree you are interested in for details.

Course structure

To meet the requirements of this course students must complete the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points) comprising:

  • 3 core units (36 credit points), and
  • 1 elective unit (12 credit points).

Participation

Students who do not participate in a unit before the census date will be deemed to be inactive and un-enrolled from the unit. Participation is determined by presence on the online learning site

Exclusion

The Chair of the College Board may exclude a student for a maximum of one (1) study period where a student has received Absent Fail Grades for all units attempted in a session of study.