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Career Start (Study Abroad)

Study English and gain academic skills and a foundational understanding of business in the beautiful Northern Rivers region of New South Wales or our beachside campus at the Gold Coast.

This course enables you to build your business knowledge in accounting, marketing, organisational communication or management, as well as to work on your language skills in a university setting.

You will also have the support of SCU College, which will work with you to ensure your study success and connect you to your peers through additional workshops to assist you develop academic and study skills.

On completion of the Career Start program you will be eligible to receive credit into the Diploma of Business, to kick start your career in Business.

Domestic

General

  • Course code: 9509910
  • Course abbreviation: CareerStart
  • Credit points: 48
  • Equivalent units: 5

Duration & Fees

  • Duration: 35 weeks full-time
  • Fees:

ATAR

  • Indicative ATAR: 0

OP

  • Indicative OP: 0

International

General

  • Course code: 9509910
  • Course abbreviation: CareerStart
  • Credit points: 48
  • Equivalent units: 5

Duration & Fees

  • Duration: 35 weeks full-time
  • Fees:
    • Gold Coast - $12,040 ($2,408 per unit)
    • Lismore - $12,040 ($2,408 per unit)

CRICOS Code

Gold Coast 091560C
Lismore 091560C
Lismore 096807M

Admission Requirements

CategoryScore
Overall Score5.0
Reading4.5
Writing4.5
Listening4.5
Speaking4.5

Course Overview

Career Opportunities

This is a pathway course for study abroad students.

Students who successfully complete the Career Start (Study Abroad) course may receive up to four units of credit towards the Diploma of Business or the Diploma of Science.

Major Areas of Study

Streams available in this course for students to choose from include:

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Nursing and Allied Health
  • Science
  • Tourism and Hospitality.

Assessment methods

Assessment tasks vary from unit to unit and can include essays, reports, audio or video presentations, class participations individual and group work, online quizzes, case analysis, and examinations. Assessment items are in accordance with learning outcomes, and designed to ensure that all the graduate attributes are assessed throughout a course. The performance criteria, grading standards and due dates for assessment tasks are included in each Unit Information Guide. Students receive timely feedback on their assessment submissions.

Teaching methods

During the English language component, the focus is on in-class intensive English language development.

During the undergraduate units, on-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including face-to-face lectures and tutorials. Some units offer online activities, classes, pre-recorded and/or live lectures. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Students in the EAP component will comply with ESOS standards for such programs in terms of attendance.

Intakes list:

Domestic intakes
2019 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
Domestic intakes
2018 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
International intakes
2018 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST yes yes yes
LISMORE yes yes yes
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad
International intakes
2019 Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
GOLD COAST
LISMORE yes
COFFS HARBOUR
ONLINE
Study Options
  • online
  • on campus
  • post grad
  • under grad

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