Course summary

We are living through uncertain times and that unpredictability is felt most acutely by students completing their Year 12 studies; those who have recently finished school; and mature learners looking to upskill or reskill to ensure their ongoing job security and wage growth. But there is a clear, fee-free, pathway available.

Southern Cross University is offering current Year 12 students, recent school leavers and those looking to upskill an opportunity to guarantee their place at university in 2020/2021. 

Transition to Uni is a free, intensive preparatory course designed for current ATAR-eligible Year 12 students, recent school leavers and mature learners. 

The course is delivered online and has start dates in April, July and August in 2020. Students can study full-time (four-to-five sessions per week) or part-time (two-to-three sessions per week) to suit their needs. Classes are live-streamed from 3:30pm – 5:30pm, Monday to Thursday, with assessment preparation classes on Fridays.

The full-time intensive program is a six-week course. The course develops the key academic literacies and the foundational scientific and quantitative concepts you will need at university, through project-based learning, streamed interactive workshops and assessment preparation. You can proceed to a degree with the confidence you are ready to succeed in your university studies.

Passing the Transition to Uni program will guarantee you entry into all Southern Cross University undergraduate degrees* in 2020/2021.

*excluding Midwifery.

This course consists of two core units:

  • Academic Literacies
  • Scientific and Quantitative Concepts.

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Domestic duration

0.25 years full-time

International duration

0.25 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 3 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 course, a candidate shall successfully complete all core units.


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

Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note
EDU01553 - Academic Literacies Introductory
EDU01554 - Scientific and Quantitative Concepts for University Study Introductory