The reason I did do the Preparing for PSP (Preparing for Success at SCU Program) course is because I wasn't sure I was capable of doing University.
So I really wanted to make sure I was capable of doing it before enrolling into a degree.
In PSP they have two kind of options of units that you can choose to study.
So they do have the more science-based one or they had the arts and business.
Once I'd done the PSP you know it kind of just put things in motion to believe in myself that I could actually study something like that and research.
So it was very good motivator and it pushed me to do it really well.
There are many pathways to university. An offer on the basis of your high school results is just one.
If you are applying as a school leaver, you may apply with an ATAR through Tertiary Admissions Centres like UAC or QTAC.
If your ATAR is not high enough for the course you want to do, you can complete one of our fee-free pathway programs: Preparing for Success at SCU (three-month course) or Transition to Uni (six-week intensive course over summer). These are an excellent preparation for university, equipping you with the academic and study skills you need to succeed. If you successfully complete a pathway course, delivered through the SCU College, you may then apply for entry to a range of Bachelor degrees.
International students can complete an English Language Program or the Undergraduate Qualifying Program which offers a similar preparation with the addition of language skills or the Postgraduate Qualifying Program for postgraduate study.
Southern Cross also offers a range of Short Courses as Undergraduate Certificates or Diplomas. Not sure if you want to commit to a 3 year degree but want a qualification that will allow you to apply for work in the health, science, education, arts, business, IT or construction sectors? Southern Cross Diplomas are an excellent way to dip your toes into the water at the University and graduates can even work as a paraprofessional while completing any further study. If you want to go on to a Bachelor degree in a connected discipline, you may also receive credit for your previous study.
- Undergraduate Certificate in Allied Health
- Undergraduate Certificate in Business
- Undergraduate Certificate in Education
- Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology
- Undergraduate Certificate in Psychological Science
- Postgraduate Certificate in Accounting
- Postgraduate Certificate in Business
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Early Childhood)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Regenerative Agriculture
Our numerous pathway programs and courses are delivered on our campuses in Lismore, Coffs Harbour and the Gold Coast. Many courses also offer online and flexible study options.
About SCU College
Making University education more accessible than ever before, SCU College supports students from diverse backgrounds, experiences and language groups.
There are many pathways to University, a high school score is just one of them. If you don’t meet the Bachelor degree entry requirements, SCU College offers a range of alternative pathways to university study, including our Preparing for Success Program and Transition to Uni courses.
The College also offers a range of Diplomas, which are guaranteed pathways to Bachelor degree studies provided you achieve the required results.
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