Course summary

Unleash your potential with our Preparing for Success at SCU Program. It doesn’t matter if you’re seeking a career change or didn't graduate from high school; university is a real option for you.

This flexible, fee-free course has been designed with you in mind. Open to Australian residents over the age of 18, you can study on campus or online, full-time over three months or part-time over a year. Graduates gain direct entry into a range of Southern Cross University degrees.

This award-winning program teaches you how to manage your time, write essays, undertake research and apply mathematical concepts, providing the skills you need to succeed at university and progress towards a new career. 

Apply online today for this fee-free course.

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 in the sciences.

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Domestic duration

0.5 years full-time

International duration

0.5 years full-time

Availability details


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

Domestic fees

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.


Students who do not participate in a unit before the census date will be deemed to be inactive and un-enrolled from the unit. Participation is determined by presence on the online learning site


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

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
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 Introductory