Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Start Date

  • Duration

    15 weeks full-time

  • Location

  • Placement

    No  

  • Course abbreviation

    UQP

  • Course code

    9509921

  • Credit points

    24

  • Equivalent units

    3

  • Scholarships

  • Indicative fee

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

International snapshot

  • Start Date

    February, June, October

  • Duration

    15 weeks full-time

  • Location

    Gold Coast

  • Placement

    No  

  • Course abbreviation

    UQP

  • Course code

    9509921

  • Credit points

    24

  • Equivalent units

    3

  • Scholarships

  • Indicative fee

    View in availability and fee details

    Non-tuition fee: $240, unit fee $3500/unit, and $4950 English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

  • CRICOS

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

Overview

The Undergraduate Qualifying Program (UQP) prepares international students for undergraduate study in business, tourism and hospitality, and information technology. It assists students to develop the skills necessary for success at the undergraduate level.

The course combines English language and academic skills development with academic, content-based studies. It is designed for international students whose academic qualifications and/or English proficiency levels are slightly below Southern Cross University’s entry requirements for undergraduate degrees.

Students who successfully complete the Undergraduate Qualifying Program will meet the academic and English language requirements for the following undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Business and Enterprise and Bachelor of Information Technology.

Students who successfully complete the UQP may be granted two units of credit towards these courses.

See major areas of study below for information on when and where other streams are offered.

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“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.

Learn more

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).

English Language Proficiency (General English + English for Academic Purposes) and two units from a selection of undergraduate degrees.

Gold Coast study streams Start
Business, Tourism, Hospitality and Aviation March, July, November
Information Technology March, November

 

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5$12,898 ($4,299 per unit)091558G

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

Career Outcomes

This course is a pathway to a selection of undergraduate degrees at Southern Cross University.

Students who successfully complete the Undergraduate Qualifying Program will meet the academic and English language requirements for the following undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Business and Enterprise and Bachelor of Information Technology.

Students who successfully complete the UQP will be granted two units of credit towards these courses.

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

Be a minimum of 18 years old at the start of the program. Have completed High-School with an ATAR (or equivalent) which is recognised as having successfully completed an Australian Year 11.

Applicants for admission to candidature to the Undergraduate Qualifying Program must have an assessable entry qualification from a country where English is the main language and where the medium of instruction for that qualification was English; or, for all Undergraduate Qualifying streams, have completed an International English Language Test (or comparable test scores*) with:

  • a minimum overall score of 5.5 and a minimum score of 5.0 in each subtest (or comparable test scores*) for 15 weeks English for Academic Purposes ENG10002 concurrent with academic units

* comparable scores include SCU College Placement Test scores, CPE, CAE, and TOEFL PBT (see www.scu.edu.au/englishskills)

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

CategoryScore
Overall Score5.5
Reading5.0
Writing5.0
Listening5.0
Speaking5.0

Course requirements

To meet the requirements of this program students must complete 3 units, comprising:

  • 2 core units, and
  • 1 elective unit.

Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Current Students should select their units by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment as these may be different.

View Student Handbook

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes
In this program, English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classes are held every weekday, Monday to Friday throughout the session. Core and elective award units are typically after the EAP classes in the same session.



At Lismore campus, EAP classes are typically from 9:00am to 2:00pm with self-study from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. At Gold Coast campus EAP classes are typically from 8:30am to 1:15am, or 1:30pm to 6:15pm followed by an hour of self-study.



These scheduled timings are subject to availability.

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes
ENGL1002English for Academic Purposes
*
0 Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold CoastN/A
*

* This unit is normally offered in 5 week blocks throughout the year. Students may enrol in 1 to 50 weeks depending on their English language proficiency on entry and the level aimed for at completion.

Enrolment information* This unit is normally offered in 5 week blocks throughout the year. Students may enrol in 5 to 50 weeks depending on their English language proficiency on entry and the level aimed for at completion.
EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline

OR

MATH1003 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics
Select One Unit from Business, Tourism, Hospitality and Aviation Specialisation
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
COMM1005A Culture of Dialogue
MGMT1001Managing Organisations
MRKT1001Marketing Principles
COMM1004A Culture of Enquiry

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes
ENGL1002English for Academic Purposes
*
0 Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold CoastN/A
*

* This unit is normally offered in 5 week blocks throughout the year. Students may enrol in 1 to 50 weeks depending on their English language proficiency on entry and the level aimed for at completion.

Enrolment information* This unit is normally offered in 5 week blocks throughout the year. Students may enrol in 5 to 50 weeks depending on their English language proficiency on entry and the level aimed for at completion.
EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline

OR

MATH1003 -  Quantitative Methods with Economics
Select One Unit from: Information Technology Specialisation
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
COMM1005A Culture of Dialogue
ISYS1001Web Development I
COMM1004A Culture of Enquiry


Note 1:

All students must select English for Academic Purposes 1.

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Core units

Students must successfully complete two (2) core units and one (1) elective unit.
ENGL1002English for Academic Purposes Note 1
Select one (1) unit from the following:
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
MATH1003Quantitative Methods with Economics

Options

Select one (1) unit from one (1) of the following Specialisations:

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
COMM1005A Culture of Dialogue
MGMT1001Managing Organisations
MRKT1001Marketing Principles
COMM1004A Culture of Enquiry

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
COMM1005A Culture of Dialogue
ISYS1001Web Development I
COMM1004A Culture of Enquiry

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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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.

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