Course summary

The Preparing for Success at SCU Program (PSP) assists students to develop the academic skills needed to succeed at university. It also provides an alternative Southern Cross University entry pathway. This well-established higher education preparatory program has no HECS fees charged to students, so the course is fee-free.

The PSP can be studied in a variety of flexible ways to assist those juggling other commitments. The course is available on all three campuses as well as by distance education and runs full-time for one session. It can also be studied up to one year part-time. The course teaches skills in time management, practical essay writing, research, and numeracy, giving students the confidence to transition into a degree and pursue their academic studies successfully.

Entry into the PSP is by direct application to the University with no admission fee and no required formal entry qualifications. It is expected that students will have reasonable computer and information technology literacy, and ongoing access to an internet-connected computer capable of communicating with the SCU online environment.

PSP students working at the Gold Coast campus


Coffs Harbour1, 2, 3
Gold Coast1, 2, 3
Lismore1, 2, 3
Online1, 2, 3


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From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'