Course summary

Career Start is just as it sounds – the beginning of your future. We'll help you refine your English language and academic skills, setting you on the path to study in Australia and to achieving your career dream.

Whether you choose the cool, green surroundings of the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, or the beachside buzz of the Gold Coast, our campuses are stunning locations for your studies.

Career Start begins with 10 weeks of English followed by four units of academic study aligned to your chosen field. This can be business, nursing and allied health, tourism and hospitality, science or the arts.

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 Career Start makes you eligible for credit into our Diploma of Business or Diploma of Science. 

Nursing and allied health stream

Students may choose to study a specialised pathway for entry into nursing, occupational therapy and podiatry undergraduate degrees.

Graduates of the course in this stream who have an SCU College English Language Test score comparable to Academic IELTS 7.0, with no band less than 7.0, qualify for direct entry into the Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and the Bachelor of Podiatry at Southern Cross University. No advanced standing is included in this pathway.

Graduates of the course in this stream who then achieve an official Academic IELTS 7.0, with no band less than 7.0 (or OET/PTE/TOEFL equivalent score), qualify for direct entry into the Bachelor of Nursing at Southern Cross University. No advanced standing is included in this pathway.

Gold Coast streams Starts
Arts 18 November 2019
Business 18 November 2019, 30 March 2020, 3 August 2020
Tourism and Hospitality 18 November 2019, 30 March 2020, 3 August 2020
Science 18 November 2019
Lismore streams Starts
Arts 18 November 2019, 30 March 2020
Business 18 November 2019, 30 March 2020
Nursing and Allied Health 3 August 2020
Tourism and Hospitality 18 November 2019, 30 March 2020
Science 18 November 2019

 

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

Domestic duration

35 weeks full-time

International duration

35 weeks full-time

Availability details

International

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


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 one of the following Specialisations: Note 1 Note 1

Specialisations

Title Level of learning Note
Complete the following unit:
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
Choose three units from the following:
MAT10706 - Quantitative Methods with Economics Introductory
COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
ACC10707 - Accounting and Finance for Business Introductory
MKT00075 - Marketing Principles Introductory
MNG10247 - Managing Organisations Introductory


Course progressions

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

Title Level of learning Note

Year 1

Note 1 Note 1
Complete the unit English for Academic Purposes in the commencing session before progressing through this program.
ENG10002 - English for Academic Purposes Introductory Note 2 Note 2
Complete the following two units:
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory Note 2 Note 2
MAT10706 - Quantitative Methods with Economics Introductory Note 2 Note 2
Choose two units from the following:
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 1 Note 1
Complete the unit English for Academic Purposes in the commencing session before progressing through this program.
ENG10002 - English for Academic Purposes Introductory Note 2 Note 2
Complete the following two units:
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory Note 2 Note 2
MAT10706 - Quantitative Methods with Economics Introductory Note 2 Note 2
Choose two units from the following:
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 1 Note 1
Complete the unit English for Academic Purposes in the commencing session before progressing through this program.
ENG10002 - English for Academic Purposes Introductory Note 2 Note 2
Complete the following unit:
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory Note 2 Note 2
Choose three units from the following:
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 1 Note 1
Complete the unit English for Academic Purposes in the commencing session before progressing through this program.
ENG10002 - English for Academic Purposes Introductory Note 2 Note 2
Complete the following unit:
EDU10010 - Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory Note 2 Note 2
Choose three units from the following:
MAT10706 - Quantitative Methods with Economics Introductory
CUL00210 - Australia, Asia and the World Introductory
COM00207 - Communication in Organisations Introductory
HUM00270 - Doing Cultural Studies Introductory
CUL00401 - Indigenous World-Views Introductory
EDU01290 - Outdoor Education I Introductory
SOC10399 - Critical Thinking for Digital Times Introductory

Notes

Note 1: Students enrolling in the Arts, Business, Science, or Tourism and Hospitality Specialisations must select Language and Learning in Your Discipline.
Note 2: This is a core unit.