Course summary

Career Start (Study Abroad) is a full-time course that starts with 10 weeks of English (English for Academic Purposes or EAP program), followed by four (4) units of academic study aligned to your chosen field. This can be in either a business, nursing and allied health, tourism and hospitality, science or arts stream over one session. 

This course is offered by SCU College which works with you and for you along the way, offering support through College Connect and additional workshops to develop your academic and study skills. 

Successful completion of this course makes you eligible for credit into our Diploma of Business or Diploma of Science. Students who complete the Nursing and Allied Health stream can progress to the Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or Bachelor of Podiatry. 

Gold Coast streams Starts
Arts 26 November 2018
Business 26 November 2018, 1 April 2019, 5 August 2019
Tourism and Hospitality 26 November 2018, 1 April 2019, 5 August 2019
Science 26 November 2018
Lismore streams Starts
Arts 26 November 2018, 1 April 2019
Business 26 November 2018, 1 April 2019
Nursing and Allied Health 5 August 2019
Tourism and Hospitality 26 November 2018, 1 April 2019
Science 26 November 2018

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Career Start (Study Abroad) is a full-time course that starts with 10 weeks of English (English for Academic Purposes or EAP program), followed by four (4) units of academic study aligned to your chosen field. This can be in either a business, nursing and allied health, tourism and hospitality, science or arts stream over one session. 

This course is offered by SCU College which works with you and for you along the way, offering support through College Connect and additional workshops to develop your academic and study skills. 

Successful completion of this course makes you eligible for credit into our Diploma of Business or Diploma of Science. Students who complete the Nursing and Allied Health stream can progress to the Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or Bachelor of Podiatry. 

Gold Coast streams Starts
Arts 26 November 2018
Business 26 November 2018, 1 April 2019, 5 August 2019
Tourism and Hospitality 26 November 2018, 1 April 2019, 5 August 2019
Science 26 November 2018
Lismore streams Starts
Arts 26 November 2018, 1 April 2019
Business 26 November 2018, 1 April 2019
Nursing and Allied Health 5 August 2019
Tourism and Hospitality 26 November 2018, 1 April 2019
Science 26 November 2018

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Streams available in this course for students to choose from include:

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Nursing and Allied Health
  • Science
  • Tourism and Hospitality.

Course overview

Course code

9509910

Course abbreviation

CareerStart

Credit points

48

Equivalent units

5

Duration

35 weeks full-time

Duration

35 weeks full-time

Availability details

International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast Session 1 $12,040 ($2,408 per unit) 096807M
Lismore Session 1 $12,040 ($2,408 per unit) 096807M

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

To meet the requirements of this program, students must complete English for Academic Purposes and the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points) from one Stream. 


Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note
Complete the unit English for Academic Purposes in the commencing session before progressing through this program
ENG10002 - English for Academic Purposes Introductory
Select the equivalent of 4 units from one of the following Streams: Note 2

Streams

Note 1

Course progressions

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. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

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

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Title Level of learning Note

Year 1

Note 2
Complete the unit English for Academic Purposes in the commencing session before progressing through this program.
ENG10002 - English for Academic Purposes Introductory Note 6
Complete the following two core units:
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory Note 6
MAT10706 - Quantitative Methods with Economics Introductory Note 6
Select 2 electives from the following units:
COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
ACC10707 - Accounting and Finance for Business Introductory
MKT00075 - Marketing Principles Introductory
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory

Title Level of learning Note

Year 1

Note 2
Complete the unit English for Academic Purposes in the commencing session before progressing through this program.
ENG10002 - English for Academic Purposes Introductory Note 6
Complete the following two core units:
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory Note 6
MAT10706 - Quantitative Methods with Economics Introductory Note 6
Select 2 electives from the following units:
COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
ECO10250 - Economics for Decision Making Introductory
MNG00441 - Hospitality Services Management Introductory
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory
SOY00411 - Tourism Theories and Practices Introductory

Title Level of learning Note

Year 1

Note 2
Complete the unit English for Academic Purposes in the commencing session before progressing through this program.
ENG10002 - English for Academic Purposes Introductory Note 6
Complete the following core unit:
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory Note 6
Select 3 electives from the following units:
SCI10001 - Nature of Science Introductory
SCI10002 - Science in Society Introductory
ENG10759 - Processes and Philosophy of Engineering Introductory
PHY10760 - Physics and Materials Introductory
MAT10251 - Statistical Analysis Intermediate
MAT10001 - Foundation Mathematics Introductory
MAT10706 - Quantitative Methods with Economics Introductory

Title Level of learning Note

Year 1

Note 2
Complete the unit English for Academic Purposes in the commencing session before progressing through this program.
ENG10002 - English for Academic Purposes Introductory Note 6
Complete the following core unit:
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory Note 6
Select 3 electives from the following units:
MAT10706 - Quantitative Methods with Economics Introductory
CUL00210 - Australia, Asia and the World Introductory
COM10001 - Effective Communication Introductory
HUM00270 - Doing Cultural Studies Introductory
CUL00401 - Indigenous World-Views Introductory
EDU01290 - Outdoor Education I Introductory
SOC10399 - Philosophy on Screen: Film and Television Introductory

Title Level of learning Note

Year 1

Note 1, Note 2, Note 7
Complete the unit English for Academic Purposes in the commencing session before progressing through this program.
ENG10002 - English for Academic Purposes Introductory Note 6
Complete the following 3 units:
EDU72100 - Postgraduate Preparation Intermediate Note 3, Note 6
HEA10001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions Introductory
BIO10662 - Systemic Anatomy OR BIO01302 - Human Anatomy Introductory Note 4, Note 5

Notes

Note 1: A specialised pathway into the Bachelor of Nursing and Allied Health degrees (occupational therapy and podiatry only) is available for students commencing with an English language score comparable to Academic IELTS 6.0, with no band less than 5.5. Graduates of Career Start (Study Abroad) in the Nursing and Allied Health Stream qualify for direct entry into the Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, and the Bachelor of Podiatry at Southern Cross University. Up to one unit of advanced standing is included in this pathway.
Note 2: Students enrolling in the Arts, Business, Science, or Tourism and Hospitality Streams must select Language and Learning in Your Discipline. Nursing and Allied Health Stream students must select Postgraduate Preparation.
Note 3: This double weighted unit is only available to students enrolling in the Nursing and Allied Health stream
Note 4: Students who are planning to follow the pathway into the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or the Bachelor of Podiatry are advised to enrol in BIO01302.
Note 5: Students who are planning to follow the pathway into the Bachelor of Nursing are advised to enrol in BIO10662.
Note 6: This is a core unit.
Note 7: Nursing and Allied Health stream is only available with a session 2 start at Lismore campus.