Career Start (Study Abroad)

2021 course information for Domestic Students
2021 course information for International Students

updated 8:11 PM on Fri, 16 April

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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ATAR/OP
N/A
Duration
35 weeks full-time
35 weeks full-time
Location
Gold Coast, Lismore
Start date
March, July, November
Course code
9509910
Course abbreviation
CareerStart
Credit points
48
Equivalent units
5
CRICOS
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Fees
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Non-tuition fee: $240

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

Career Start is just as it sounds – the beginning of your future. We'll help you refine your English language and academic skills, setting you on the path to study in Australia and to achieving your career dream.

Whether you choose the cool, green surroundings of the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, or the beachside buzz of the Gold Coast, our campuses are stunning locations for your studies.

Career Start begins with 10 weeks of English followed by four units of academic study aligned to your chosen field. This can be business, nursing and allied health, tourism and hospitality, science or the arts.

This course is offered by SCU College which works with you and for you along the way, offering support through College Connect and additional workshops to develop your academic and study skills.

Successful completion of Career Start makes you eligible for credit into our Diploma of Business or Diploma of Science

 

Gold Coast streams Starts
Arts 23 November 2020
Business 23 November 2020, 29 March 2021, 2 August 2021
Tourism and Hospitality 23 November 2020, 29 March 2021, 2 August 2021
Science 23 November 2020
Lismore streams Starts
Arts 23 November 2020, 29 March 2021
Business 23 November 2020, 29 March 2021
Tourism and Hospitality 23 November 2020, 29 March 2021
Science 23 November 2020

 

Career Start is just as it sounds – the beginning of your future. We'll help you refine your English language and academic skills, setting you on the path to study in Australia and to achieving your career dream.

Whether you choose the cool, green surroundings of the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, or the beachside buzz of the Gold Coast, our campuses are stunning locations for your studies.

Career Start begins with 10 weeks of English followed by four units of academic study aligned to your chosen field. This can be business, nursing and allied health, tourism and hospitality, science or the arts.

This course is offered by SCU College which works with you and for you along the way, offering support through College Connect and additional workshops to develop your academic and study skills.

Successful completion of Career Start makes you eligible for credit into our Diploma of Business or Diploma of Science

 

Gold Coast streams Starts
Arts 23 November 2020
Business 23 November 2020, 29 March 2021, 2 August 2021
Tourism and Hospitality 23 November 2020, 29 March 2021, 2 August 2021
Science 23 November 2020
Lismore streams Starts
Arts 23 November 2020, 29 March 2021
Business 23 November 2020, 29 March 2021
Tourism and Hospitality 23 November 2020, 29 March 2021
Science 23 November 2020

 

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

Applicants for admission to candidature to the Career Start (Study Abroad) program must have an education qualification recognised as equivalent to having successfully completed Australian Year 12; and be a minimum of 18 years old at the start of the program.

Applicants must also have an assessable entry qualification from a country where English is the main language and where the medium of instruction for that qualification was English, or have completed an International English Language Test (or comparable test scores*) with:

  • a minimum overall score of 5.0 and a minimum score of 4.5 in each subtest (or comparable test scores*).
  • in order to successfully complete the core unit and progress to elective units students must complete ENG10002 with SCU College Exit Test scores of 5.5 overall and a minimum score of 5.0 in each subtest.
* comparable scores include SCU College Placement Test scores, CPE, CAE and TOEFL PBT (see www.scu.edu.au/englishskills)
 

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

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

About the course

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

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Science
  • Tourism and Hospitality.

Please note: For Nursing and Allied Health in 2021, please contact SCU International.

Domestic students

International students

LocationSessionAnnual FeesCRICOS
Gold Coast1, 2, 3$12,000 ($2,400 per unit)096807M
Lismore1, 2, 3$12,000 ($2,400 per unit)096807M
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

International students studying in Australia

View domestic application details View international application details

Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

Outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

Top 200 Young Universities

Only 25 years young and ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.


Assessment methods

Assessment tasks vary from unit to unit and can include essays, reports, audio or video presentations, class participation, 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.

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.

Ask a question

Domestic future
students

Call 1800 626 481 during business hours.

International future
students

Call +61 2 6620 3876 during business hours.

Current
students

Email: enquiry@scu.edu.au
Call 1800 005 687 during business hours.


Course requirements

To successfully complete the Career Start (Study Abroad), students must complete English for Academic Purposes and the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising:


Course structure


Schedule of units

TitleNote
Complete the unit English for Academic Purposes in the commencing session before progressing through this program
ENGL1002 -  English for Academic Purposes
Select one of the following Specialisations: Note 1

Specialisations



Course progressions

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment



Notes

Note 1: Students enrolling in the Arts, Business, Science, or Tourism and Hospitality Specialisations must select Language and Learning in Your Discipline.
Note 2: This is a core unit.

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