Transition to Uni

2023 course information for Domestic Students
2023 course information for International Students

updated 6:01 AM on Fri, 25 November

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

ATAR
N/A
Duration
0.25 years full-time
0.25 years full-time
Location
Online
Start date
January
Course code
2309905
Course abbreviation
TU
Credit points
24
Equivalent units
2
CRICOS
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Fees
Commonwealth supported
Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

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

The full-time intensive program is a six-week course. Each week involves 10 hours of class and up to 30 hours for independent study and assessment preparation. 

The course develops the key academic literacies and the foundational scientific and mathematical concepts you will need at university, through interactive online modules, live online classes and assessment preparation. You can proceed to a degree with the confidence you are ready to succeed in your university studies.

Graduates of the Transition to Uni program are eligible for entry into a Southern Cross University undergraduate degree*.  

  • Some courses have additional entry requirements such as an interview or English language requirements. Please refer to the relevant course page for further information.
  • Students seeking entry to the Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours) on the basis of completion of Transition to Uni must achieve a Distinction or above in the unit UNIP1007 Science and Maths for University.
  • Students seeking entry to the Bachelor of Midwifery on the basis of completion of Transition to Uni must achieve a Credit average or above in the program.

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

The full-time intensive program is a six-week course. Each week involves 10 hours of class and up to 30 hours for independent study and assessment preparation. 

The course develops the key academic literacies and the foundational scientific and mathematical concepts you will need at university, through interactive online modules, live online classes and assessment preparation. You can proceed to a degree with the confidence you are ready to succeed in your university studies.

Graduates of the Transition to Uni program are eligible for entry into a Southern Cross University undergraduate degree*.  

  • Some courses have additional entry requirements such as an interview or English language requirements. Please refer to the relevant course page for further information.
  • Students seeking entry to the Bachelor of Engineering Systems (Honours) on the basis of completion of Transition to Uni must achieve a Distinction or above in the unit UNIP1007 Science and Maths for University.
  • Students seeking entry to the Bachelor of Midwifery on the basis of completion of Transition to Uni must achieve a Credit average or above in the program.

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.

  1. To satisfy both general admission and English Language Proficiency Requirements, all applicants must have completed secondary study to the level of Year 12 in an Australian Secondary School the year preceding their enrolment in this course.
  2. Applicants must be eligible for ATAR or equivalent.
  3. Applicants who have already been offered a place at Southern Cross University are not eligible to apply.

About the course

This course consists of two core units designed to prepare students for critical reading and writing, and scientific and mathematical problem-solving at university. The two core units are:

  • Academic Literacies
  • Science and Maths for University.

Each of these units involves around 20 hours of study per week. In total, students should expect to spend up to 40 hours on study each week during Transition to Uni. 

Domestic students

LocationTeaching period
OnlineSummer Term

International students

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.

Australian/Domestic students

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Course requirements

To achieve satisfactory completion of the course, a candidate shall successfully complete all core units.

Participation

Students who do not participate in a unit before census date will be deemed to be inactive and unenrolled from the unit.  Participation is determined by presence on the online learning site.


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
UNIP1006Academic Literacies
UNIP1007Science and Maths for University



Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

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Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

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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 is through quizzes, short written responses, extended writing or problem-solving tasks. No exams are given in this course.

Teaching methods

Transition to Uni is an online-only course. Students work through interactive online modules each week for six weeks. You will also participate in live, interactive classes that involve discussion, guided problem-solving, and practice exercises that help you prepare for assessments. Students are expected to participate in all scheduled classes unless unavoidable commitments, such as work, prevent attendance. 

Career opportunities

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.

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.

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