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Undergraduate Qualifying Program

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The Undergraduate Qualifying Program (UQP) prepares International students for undergraduate study in a range of business and tourism degrees offered by Southern Cross University. It assists students to develop the skills necessary for success at the undergraduate level.

The course combines English language and academic skills development with academic, content-based studies. It is designed for international students whose academic qualifications and/or English proficiency levels are slightly below Southern Cross University’s entry requirements for undergraduate degrees.

English Language Proficiency (General English + English for Academic Purposes) and two units from a selection of undergraduate degrees offered by the School of Business and Tourism. Topics could include accounting, finance, economics, business law, statistics, marketing, management, ethics and sustainability.

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast Session 1 , Session 2 , Session 3 $10,130 ($3,377 per unit) 091558G
Lismore Session 2 $10,130 ($3,377 per unit) 091558G

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.


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

  1. To meet the requirements of this program you must complete 3 units comprising:
    1. All units in Part A; and
    2. 2 units from Part B.

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 Level of learning Notes
In this program, Part A English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classes are held every weekday, Monday to Friday throughout the session. Part B award units are typically after the EAP classes in the same session.

At Lismore campus, EAP classes are typically from 9:00am to 2:00pm with self-study from 2:00pm to 3:00pm. At Gold Coast campus EAP classes are typically from 8:30am to 1:15am, or 1:30pm to 6:15pm followed by an hour of self-study.

These scheduled timings are subject to availability.

Note 1:

English for Academic Purposes 1

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
Students must successfully complete Part A and Part B concurrently.

Part A

ENG10002 English for Academic Purposes Introductory Note 1

Part B

Select 2 units from the following:
EDU10010 Language and Learning in your Discipline Introductory
MAT10706 Quantitative Methods with Economics Introductory
ACC10707 Accounting and Finance for Business Introductory
MKT00075 Marketing Principles Introductory