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Preparing for Success at SCU Program

Are you keen to start a new career, but not sure if you have the marks or the academic practice to go to Uni? Or perhaps you didn’t finish school, and think Uni is not an option?

If you are an Australian resident over 18 and are interested in studying at university, the Preparing for Success Program has been designed for you.

Graduates of the three-month program can gain direct entry into Southern Cross University degree courses. This award-winning program will teach you how to manage your time, write essays, undertake research and apply mathematical concepts – providing you with the skills you need to succeed at university and the confidence to progress towards a new career.

The program is very flexible, with online and on campus options for study and support from dedicated staff at SCU College.

Apply online with us and start your future today!

Domestic

General

  • Course code: 2307160
  • Course abbreviation: PSP
  • Credit points: 48
  • Equivalent units: 4

Duration & Fees

ATAR

  • Indicative ATAR: 0

OP

  • Indicative OP: 0

International

General

  • Course code: 2307160
  • Course abbreviation: PSP
  • Credit points: 48
  • Equivalent units: 4

Duration & Fees

  • Duration: 0.5 years full-time
  • Fees:

CRICOS Code

Admission Requirements

Course Overview

Career Opportunities

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.

Major Areas of Study

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.

Assessment methods

The assessment methods used in this course vary from unit to unit and may include essays, reports, presentations and group work.

Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Intakes list:

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

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