"I did the PSP in 2014. I found it to be quite useful in my academic skills and writing, which I had trouble with. Now I'm studying for a Bachelor of Arts."

Bart Shubert

Preparing for Success Program graduate
Bachelor of Arts student

Preparing for Success Program on campus @ Lismore, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour

Oliver Ayo, PSP student: I chose to the PSP on campus basically because I wanted the real university experience. I hadn't studied since high school which was nearly 10 years ago. I've always been a little bit intimidated by university so I thought it was a great opportunity to have a go at university and see if it was for me.

Adam Herd, PSP student: Hi my name's Adam I'm 28. I'm studying PSP and hopefully going on to do a Bachelor of IT. I only finished year 8 at school so this is a big step for me to come in and do something like this. I was terrible at high school but now I'm wanting to learn and do this for the right reasons - wanting a proper job, wanting to be a good role model. Things that it's teaching me are learning how to write essays, write reports. It's a real good step in the right direction. If anybody wants to go to uni and they're quite unsure, PSP would be the way to go.

Tara Thomas, PSP student: I'm a single mum of two little boys and I wanted to try the PSP to figure out whether I was going to be able to handle my degree. In the future I hope to do sports and exercise science starting this year mid-year, (PSP) has been awesome, it's taught me so much. I think if I had gone straight into the degree I would have really struggled with referencing and just the writing style of being at uni.

Jerrad Hoffmann, PSP student: I chose to study the PSP program in 2014 and can I tell you it's been one of the best experiences I have had. I am now studying a Bachelor of Indigenous trauma and healing and this course is really really relevant to me. I wouldn't have had the skills or knowledge about referencing if it had not been for the PSP program.

Bart Shubert, Undergraduate student: I did the PSP in 2014 I found it to be quite useful in my academic skills and writing which I had a lot of trouble with. Now I'm studying a Bachelor of Arts and going to Japan in August.

Jenny Ryan, PSP student: I had been a teacher's aide most of my life and work was getting pretty sparse so I started here. It's been wonderful on campus to get to know other kids. I'm not as young as everyone else but it's all-inclusive and wonderful. Down the line, in my future, I want to be a creative writer and so after finishing this I hope to go on and be accepted in creative writing and finish my career that way.

Jeannine Kambere, PSP student: Coming from Africa English as second language is the hardest thing. I finished high school last year, not with the best ATAR. So I found another way of getting into uni. I called in at Southern Cross University, they told me to apply for the PSP course which I did when I got in I was so happy. I picked on-campus because I'm the kind of person who learns looking at someone and being there in class makes it easy for me and I'm not very good with technology. If I need to ask questions I can just ask the teacher after class to explain something.

Oliver: To see how far I've come from the beginning I really doubted myself but now I can really see that I have the ability to succeed at a university level.

Tara: I've learned how to use the website I've met people, made friends and it's just been the best experience that's got me out of my shell. I feel more confident and I can't wait to start!

We wish you every success! From the team @ SCU College.

Email: enquiry@scu.edu.au

Direct entry

Students who complete PSP get direct entry into our Bachelor programs, whether they have completed Year 12 or not.


Students can study PSP online or on campus, and finish the program full time in 12 weeks or part time over a year.

Fee free

PSP is a fee free program (for domestic students only).


PSP academics know how to develop your academic skills so you are ready to succeed in a degree– regardless of your background or schooling experience.