Undergraduate Qualifying ProgramMiscellaneous - Non-Award
The Undergraduate Qualifying Program (UQP) prepares international students for undergraduate study in the arts, business, tourism and hospitality, accounting, information technology or engineering. 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.
Students who successfully complete the Undergraduate Qualifying Program will meet the academic and English language requirements for the following undergraduate degrees: Diploma of Business, Associate Degree of Business, Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Digital Business, Diploma of Science, Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Digital Media and Communications.
Students who successfully complete the UQP will be granted two units of credit towards these courses.
Nursing and allied health stream
A specialised pathway into nursing and allied health (occupational therapy and podiatry only) degrees is available for students with an English language score comparable to Academic IELTS 6.5, with no band less than 6.0. Graduates of the UQP in this stream qualify for direct entry into the Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and the Bachelor of Podiatry at Southern Cross University. No advanced standing is included in this pathway.
Please note: the nursing and allied health stream is only available in session 3 at Lismore campus.
See major areas of study below for information on when and where other streams are offered.
English Language Proficiency (General English + English for Academic Purposes) and two units from a selection of undergraduate degrees.
|Gold Coast study streams||Start|
|Arts||March, July, November|
|Business (Aviation, Tourism and Hospitality)||March, July, November|
|Information Technology||March, July, November|
|Lismore study streams||Start|
|Business (Aviation, Tourism and Hospitality)||March, July|
|Nursing and Allied Health (Occupational Therapy, Podiatry)||November|
|Location||Teaching period||Annual Fees||CRICOS|
|Gold Coast||Session 1 , Session 2 , Session 3||$12,840 ($4,280 per unit)||091558G|
|Lismore||Session 2 , Session 3||$12,840 ($4,280 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.
To meet the requirements of this program students must complete 3 units, comprising:
- 2 core units, and
- 1 elective unit.
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, English for Academic Purposes (EAP) classes are held every weekday, Monday to Friday throughout the session. EDU10010 and elective 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.
English for Academic Purposes 1
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Level of learning||Notes|
|Students must successfully complete both core units and one elective unit concurrently.|
|ENG10002||English for Academic Purposes||Introductory||Note 1|
|EDU10010||Language and Learning in your Discipline||Introductory||Note 1|
|Select 1 unit from one of the following streams:|