Course summary

The Preparing for Success at SCU Program (PSP) assists students to develop the academic skills needed to succeed at university. It also provides an alternative Southern Cross University entry pathway. This well-established award-winning higher education preparatory program has no HECS fees charged to students, so the course is fee-free.

The PSP can be studied in a variety of flexible ways to assist those juggling other commitments. The course is available on all three campuses as well as by distance education and runs full-time for one session. It can also be studied up to one year part-time. During the course students learn skills in time management, practical essay writing, research, and numeracy, giving them the confidence to transition into a degree and pursue their academic studies successfully.

The PSP is for an Australian citizen or resident who is 18 years of age or over. It is open to those who may not meet the formal entry requirements for formal university study and want to study at university. English language proficiency is at Year 10 level or equivalent. It is expected that students will have reasonable computer and information technology literacy, and ongoing access to an internet-connected computer capable of communicating with the SCU online environment.

Entry into the course is by direct application to the University with no admission fee and no required formal entry qualifications.

The Preparing for Success at SCU Program (PSP) assists students to develop the academic skills needed to succeed at university. It also provides an alternative Southern Cross University entry pathway. This well-established award-winning higher education preparatory program has no HECS fees charged to students, so the course is fee-free.

The PSP can be studied in a variety of flexible ways to assist those juggling other commitments. The course is available on all three campuses as well as by distance education and runs full-time for one session. It can also be studied up to one year part-time. During the course students learn skills in time management, practical essay writing, research, and numeracy, giving them the confidence to transition into a degree and pursue their academic studies successfully.

The PSP is for an Australian citizen or resident who is 18 years of age or over. It is open to those who may not meet the formal entry requirements for formal university study and want to study at university. English language proficiency is at Year 10 level or equivalent. It is expected that students will have reasonable computer and information technology literacy, and ongoing access to an internet-connected computer capable of communicating with the SCU online environment.

Entry into the course is by direct application to the University with no admission fee and no required formal entry qualifications.

The course comprises four units. Three compulsory units focus on individual and group management skills essential for successful university performance, effective research strategies and written communication, and practical numeracy skills. The fourth unit provides a choice of developing research and writing skills in the arts and business, or the sciences.


Course overview

Course code

2307160

Course abbreviation

PSP

Credit points

48

Equivalent units

4

Duration

0.5 years full-time

Duration

0.5 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Coffs Harbour Session 1 N/A N/A
Gold Coast Session 1 N/A N/A
Lismore Session 1 N/A N/A
Online Session 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


Course requirements

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

To achieve satisfactory completion of the Program, a candidate shall successfully complete:

  1. All units listed in Part A of the Schedule of Units attached to these Rules; and
  2. One unit from Part B of the Schedule of Units.

Exclusion

The Chair of the College Board may exclude a student for a maximum of one (1) study period where a student has received Absent Fail Grades for all units attempted in a session of study.


Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Part A

EDU10445 - Managing Your Study Introductory
EDU10446 - Communicating at University Introductory
EDU10447 - Applying Quantitative Concepts Introductory

Part B

One (1) unit from the following:
EDU10448 - Studying Science Introductory
EDU10449 - Issues and Enquiry in Arts and Business Introductory

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

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Title Level of learning Note
1st Session of Study
EDU10445 - Managing Your Study Introductory
EDU10446 - Communicating at University Introductory
2nd Session of Study
EDU10447 - Applying Quantitative Concepts Introductory
EDU10448 - Studying Science OR EDU10449 - Issues and Enquiry in Arts and Business Introductory