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Career Start (Study Abroad)

Miscellaneous - Non-Award

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  • Course abbreviation

    CareerStart

  • Course code

    9509910

  • Credit points

    48


Overview

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, 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

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

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Science
  • Tourism and Hospitality.

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast Term 1 , Term 3 , Term 5 $13,780 ($2,756 per unit) 096807M

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.

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.

Course requirements

To successfully complete the Career Start (Study Abroad), students must complete English for Academic Purposes and the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising:

  • 1 specialisation (48 credit points)

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.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Year 1

Note 1
Complete the unit English for Academic Purposes in the commencing session before progressing through this program.
ENGL1002 English for Academic Purposes
Term5
*
0 Note 2
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast N/A
*
Lismore N/A
Term5

* 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 1 to 50 weeks depending on their English language proficiency on entry and the level aimed for at completion.
Complete the following two units:
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
12 Note 2
Location Domestic International
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
China - Guangxi UST N/A
Term1
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Coomera
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term1
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
MATH1003 Quantitative Methods with Economics
Term1,3,5
12 Note 2
Location Domestic International
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1
Term1,3,5
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term3
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Anti-requisites Cannot be taken if already completed or enrolled in MATH1001 - Foundation Mathematics
Choose two units from the following:
COMM1001 Communication in Organisations
Dual Term2
12
Location Domestic International
China - TUST N/A
Dual Term2
ACCT1001 Accounting and Finance for Business
Dual Term2
12
Location Domestic International
China - TUST N/A
Dual Term2
MRKT1001 Marketing Principles
Dual Term2
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
China - TUST N/A
Dual Term2
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term1
Perth N/A
Term1,3
Sydney N/A
Term1,3
MGMT1001 Managing Organisations

Not currently available

12
COMM1005 A Culture of Dialogue
Summer Term
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Melbourne N/A
Term2,4
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term2
Perth N/A
Term2,4
Sydney N/A
Term2,4
COMM1004 A Culture of Enquiry
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,5
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term3
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Year 1

Note 1
Complete the unit English for Academic Purposes in the commencing session before progressing through this program.
ENGL1002 English for Academic Purposes
Term5
*
0 Note 2
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast N/A
*
Lismore N/A
Term5

* 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 1 to 50 weeks depending on their English language proficiency on entry and the level aimed for at completion.
Complete the following two units:
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
12 Note 2
Location Domestic International
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
China - Guangxi UST N/A
Term1
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Coomera
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term1
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
MATH1003 Quantitative Methods with Economics
Term1,3,5
12 Note 2
Location Domestic International
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1
Term1,3,5
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term3
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Anti-requisites Cannot be taken if already completed or enrolled in MATH1001 - Foundation Mathematics
Choose two units from the following:
COMM1001 Communication in Organisations
Dual Term2
12
Location Domestic International
China - TUST N/A
Dual Term2
ECON1001 Economics for Decision Making
Dual Term2
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
China - TUST N/A
Dual Term2
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Melbourne N/A
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term2
Perth N/A
Term2,4
Sydney N/A
Term2,4
TOUR1002 Hospitality Services Management

Not currently available

12
MGMT1001 Managing Organisations

Not currently available

12
TOUR1001 Tourism Theories and Practices
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3
Term1,3
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3
Term1,3
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3
Term1,3
Anti-requisites MNG10225 Introduction to Convention and Event Tourism
COMM1005 A Culture of Dialogue
Summer Term
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Melbourne N/A
Term2,4
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term2
Perth N/A
Term2,4
Sydney N/A
Term2,4
COMM1004 A Culture of Enquiry
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,5
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term3
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Year 1

Note 1
Complete the unit English for Academic Purposes in the commencing session before progressing through this program.
ENGL1002 English for Academic Purposes
Term5
*
0 Note 2
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast N/A
*
Lismore N/A
Term5

* 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 1 to 50 weeks depending on their English language proficiency on entry and the level aimed for at completion.
Complete the following unit:
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
12 Note 2
Location Domestic International
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
China - Guangxi UST N/A
Term1
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Coomera
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term1
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Choose three units from the following:
SCIN1001 Nature of Science
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3
Term1
Anti-requisites Cannot be taken if already completed or enrolling in HLTH1001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions.
SCIN1002 Science in Society

Not currently available

12
CIVL1003 Processes and Philosophy of Engineering

Not currently available

12
PHYS1003 Physics

Not currently available

12
STAT1001 Statistical Analysis
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Melbourne N/A
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term2
Perth N/A
Term2,4
Sydney N/A
Term2,4
MATH1001 Foundation Mathematics
Term1,3,4,5
12
Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4,5
Term4,5
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term1,3,4,5
Term3,4
Anti-requisites Cannot be taken if already completed or enrolling in MATH1003 - Quantitative Methods with Economics
MATH1003 Quantitative Methods with Economics
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1
Term1,3,5
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term3
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Anti-requisites Cannot be taken if already completed or enrolled in MATH1001 - Foundation Mathematics
COMM1005 A Culture of Dialogue
Summer Term
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Melbourne N/A
Term2,4
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term2
Perth N/A
Term2,4
Sydney N/A
Term2,4
COMM1004 A Culture of Enquiry
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,5
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term3
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Year 1

Note 1
Complete the unit English for Academic Purposes in the commencing session before progressing through this program.
ENGL1002 English for Academic Purposes
Term5
*
0 Note 2
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast N/A
*
Lismore N/A
Term5

* 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 1 to 50 weeks depending on their English language proficiency on entry and the level aimed for at completion.
Complete the following unit:
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
12 Note 2
Location Domestic International
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
China - Guangxi UST N/A
Term1
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Coomera
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term1
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Choose three units from the following:
MATH1003 Quantitative Methods with Economics
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1
Term1,3,5
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term3
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Anti-requisites Cannot be taken if already completed or enrolled in MATH1001 - Foundation Mathematics
CLST2002 Australia, Asia and the World
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
COMM1001 Communication in Organisations
Dual Term2
12
Location Domestic International
China - TUST N/A
Dual Term2
CLST1003 Doing Cultural Studies
Term1
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term1
N/A
INDG1001 Indigenous World-Views
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
ENVR1002 Outdoor Education I

Not currently available

12
CLST1004 Critical Thinking for Digital Times
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
COMM1005 A Culture of Dialogue
Summer Term
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Melbourne N/A
Term2,4
Online
Summer Term
Term2,4
Summer Term
Term2
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term2
Perth N/A
Term2,4
Sydney N/A
Term2,4
COMM1004 A Culture of Enquiry
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,5
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term3
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5

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.

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
Complete the unit English for Academic Purposes in the commencing session before progressing through this program
ENGL1002 English for Academic Purposes
Select one of the following Specialisations: Note 1

Specialisations

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
Complete the following unit:
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
Choose three units from the following:
MATH1003 Quantitative Methods with Economics
COMM1001 Communication in Organisations
ACCT1001 Accounting and Finance for Business
MRKT1001 Marketing Principles
MGMT1001 Managing Organisations
COMM1005 A Culture of Dialogue
COMM1004 A Culture of Enquiry

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
Complete the following unit:
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
Choose three units from the following:
MATH1003 Quantitative Methods with Economics
COMM1001 Communication in Organisations
ECON1001 Economics for Decision Making
TOUR1002 Hospitality Services Management
MGMT1001 Managing Organisations
TOUR1001 Tourism Theories and Practices
COMM1005 A Culture of Dialogue
COMM1004 A Culture of Enquiry

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
Complete the following unit:
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
Choose three units from the following:
SCIN1001 Nature of Science
ENVR1001 Science and Global Challenges
CIVL1003 Processes and Philosophy of Engineering
PHYS1003 Physics
STAT1001 Statistical Analysis
MATH1001 Foundation Mathematics
MATH1003 Quantitative Methods with Economics
COMM1005 A Culture of Dialogue
COMM1004 A Culture of Enquiry

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
Complete the following unit:
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
Choose three units from the following:
MATH1003 Quantitative Methods with Economics
CLST2002 Australia, Asia and the World
COMM1001 Communication in Organisations
CLST1003 Doing Cultural Studies
INDG1001 Indigenous World-Views
ENVR1002 Outdoor Education I
CLST1004 Critical Thinking for Digital Times
COMM1005 A Culture of Dialogue
COMM1004 A Culture of Enquiry