Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Start Date

    January

  • Duration

    0.25 years full-time

  • Location

    Online

  • Placement

    No  

  • Course abbreviation

    TU

  • Course code

    2309905

  • Credit points

    24

  • Equivalent units

    2

  • Scholarships

  • Indicative fee

    Commonwealth supported

    Free course. There is no student contribution amount.

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

International snapshot

  • Start Date

  • Duration

    0.25 years full-time

  • Location

  • Placement

    No  

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

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.
Inderjot Bajwa, SCU graduate stands in a blueberry farm holding a branch of one of the bushes, under a tent that's protecting the crop

“When I found out about the intensive six-week Transition to Uni course, I applied and got in and it really helped me get the start I needed at uni – I wouldn’t have been able to study a degree without it.”

The Southern Cross Model is a game-changer in higher education study.

Our students now engage in shorter, six-week unit structures designed around immersive and interactive learning experiences. The shorter unit structure gives students a greater sense of momentum as they achieve milestones quickly, resulting in increased student success rates, and course and teacher satisfaction. Lectures are a thing of the past - students will be engaged in active, interactive and discussion-based learning.

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes.

Our online study option is highly interactive and may include a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes.

The method of teaching and assessment may vary from unit to unit.

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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 (GA).

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. 

Location Teaching period
OnlineSummer Term

Career Outcomes

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.

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Entry requirements

  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.

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

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

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
UNIP1006Academic Literacies
UNIP1007Science and Maths for University

Fees and Scholarships

Domestic students

You are a domestic student if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, or Australian humanitarian visa holder. Your course will either be a Commonwealth Supported Place or a full fee-paying place. This is noted in the course snapshot.

Commonwealth Supported Places:

In a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), the Government pays some of your fees and you pay the rest as the Student Contribution Amount (SCA).

SCA is calculated per unit, not per course. Eligible students can defer the SCA through a HECS-HELP loan.

Full Fee-Paying Places:

A full fee-paying place is where you pay the full (unsubsidised) tuition fee for your course. Eligible students can defer the payment of their tuition fees through the FEE-HELP scheme (including employer-reserved places for The Hotel School courses).

Also known as SSAF, the Student Services and Amenities Fee is a compulsory fee for most students used to provide important services and amenities to students both on and off campus. It’s charged per unit, based on the unit’s credit point value. Eligible domestic students have the option of deferring this fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme. More about SSAF

Depending on your course, your costs could also include computer equipment and software, books, stationery, field trips, uniforms or other course-specific expenses such as art materials, musical equipment or travel for practicums, internships, vaccinations or industry experience.

Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate (your first degree), postgraduate, Indigenous Australian students as well as international students. There are also scholarships available to help you study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student. Scholarships range from a few hundred dollars a year to several thousand dollars a year.

More about scholarships

Further fee information

Fees and Scholarships

International Students

If you're an international student, you can find the annual course cost in Australian dollars (AUD$) on our International Courses and Fees page or on the web page for your course under fees.

Also known as SSAF, the Student Services and Amenities Fee is a compulsory fee for most students used to provide important services and amenities to students both on and off campus. It’s charged per unit, based on the unit’s credit point value. Eligible domestic students have the option of deferring this fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme. More about SSAF

Depending on your course, your costs could also include computer equipment and software, books, stationery, field trips, uniforms or other course-specific expenses such as art materials, musical equipment or travel for practicums, internships, vaccinations or industry experience.

Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate (your first degree), postgraduate, Indigenous Australian students as well as international students. There are also scholarships available to help you study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student. Scholarships range from a few hundred dollars a year to several thousand dollars a year.

More about scholarships

Further fee information

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Early offer

If you're a current year 12 student you can register for our Early Offer program. You may be eligible to receive an early offer based on your School Principal's recommendation.

Apply now for your early offer

Choose where you want to study

Online

Dates for the diary

Our shorter, more focused six-week unit structure gives students a greater sense of momentum and motivation as they achieve milestones quickly. Application dates per Term are shown on each course page however refer to our key dates and teaching calendar for detail on when enrolment opens, studies commence and when grades are published. There are also Dual Term and Tri Term calendars for those who have specific subjects.

See key dates

Credit Transfer

Get a head start on your degree. Find out if you’re eligible for credit from previous studies.

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Entry Pathway

We believe in equal access to further education, so we offer a range of pathways to university.

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