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Course summary

We are living through uncertain times and that unpredictability is felt most acutely by students completing their Year 12 studies; those who have recently finished school; and mature learners looking to upskill or reskill to ensure their ongoing job security and wage growth. But there is a clear, fee-free, pathway available.

Southern Cross University is offering current Year 12 students, recent school leavers and those looking to upskill an opportunity to guarantee their place at university in 2020/2021. 

Transition to Uni is a free, intensive preparatory course designed for current ATAR-eligible Year 12 students, recent school leavers and mature learners. 

The course is delivered online and has start dates in April, July and August in 2020. Students can study full-time (four-to-five sessions per week) or part-time (two-to-three sessions per week) to suit their needs. Classes are live-streamed from 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Monday to Thursday, with assessment preparation classes on Fridays.

The full-time intensive program is a six-week course. The course develops the key academic literacies and the foundational scientific and quantitative concepts you will need at university, through project-based learning, streamed interactive workshops and assessment preparation. You can proceed to a degree with the confidence you are ready to succeed in your university studies.

Passing the Transition to Uni program will guarantee you entry into all Southern Cross University undergraduate degrees* in 2020/2021.

*excluding Midwifery.

DurationLocationStudy Period


Coffs Harbour1
Gold Coast1
Online3, 4, 5

This course consists of two core units:

  • Academic Literacies
  • Scientific and Quantitative Concepts.

Assessment is through quizzes, in-class assessments and extended writing or problem solving tasks.  No exams are given in this course.

Students will 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.

This is a pathway course to an undergraduate degree. Your career opportunities will be linked to the undergraduate course you choose after you successfully complete Transition to Uni.


The information on this page may be subject to change over time. Please check this web page again before acting and see our disclaimer

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