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Undergraduate Qualifying Program

If you would like to study in Australia, but your English language skills are not quite at the level necessary to gain admission into a degree, you should consider the Undergraduate Qualifying Program.

Southern Cross University offers this program in a single semester at its brand new building overlooking the beach at the Gold Coast, and at its Lismore campus, nestled within the forested hinterland of the northern coast of New South Wales.

You will be prepared with English for the academic context, as well as foundational subjects in the fields of business, tourism or information technology.

Graduates will be able to gain entry and credit towards several degree programs at Southern Cross University, including a Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management and more.

Domestic

General

  • Course code: 9509921
  • Course abbreviation: UQP
  • Credit points: 24
  • Equivalent units: 3

Duration & Fees

  • Duration: 15 weeks full-time
  • Fees:

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International

General

  • Course code: 9509921
  • Course abbreviation: UQP
  • Credit points: 24
  • Equivalent units: 3

Duration & Fees

  • Duration: 0.375 years full-time
  • Fees:
    • Gold Coast - $12,840 ($4,280 per unit)
    • Lismore - $12,840 ($4,280 per unit)

CRICOS Code

Gold Coast 091558G
Lismore 091558G

Admission Requirements

CategoryScore
Overall Score5.5 (6.5 for Nursing and Allied Health stream)
Reading5.0 (6.0 for Nursing and Allied Health stream)
Writing5.0 (6.0 for Nursing and Allied Health stream)
Listening5.0 (6.0 for Nursing and Allied Health stream)
Speaking5.0 (6.0 for Nursing and Allied Health stream)

Course Overview

Career Opportunities

This course is a pathway to a selection of undergraduate degrees at Southern Cross University.

Students who successfully complete the Undergraduate Qualifying Program will meet the academic and English language requirements for the following undergraduate degrees: Diploma of BusinessAssociate Degree of BusinessBachelor of BusinessBachelor of Business AdministrationBachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality ManagementBachelor of Information TechnologyBachelor of Digital BusinessDiploma of ScienceBachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Digital Media and Communications.

Students who successfully complete the UQP will be granted two units of credit towards these courses.

Major Areas of Study

English Language Proficiency (General English + English for Academic Purposes) and two units from a selection of undergraduate degrees.

Gold Coast study streams Start
Arts March, July, November
Business (Aviation, Tourism and Hospitality) March, July, November
Information Technology March, July, November
Lismore study streams Start
Business (Aviation, Tourism and Hospitality) March, July
Engineering March
Arts March, July
Science March
Nursing and Allied Health (Occupational Therapy, Podiatry) November

Assessment methods

Assessment may be in the form of essays, reports, audio or video presentations, online quizzes, case analyses, and examinations.

Teaching methods

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

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

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