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Undergraduate Qualifying Program

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The Undergraduate Qualifying Program (UQP) prepares international students for undergraduate study in business, tourism and hospitality, and information technology. 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 BusinessBachelor of Business and EnterpriseBachelor of Business AdministrationBachelor of Tourism Management, and Bachelor of Information Technology.

Students who successfully complete the UQP will be granted two units of credit towards these courses.

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
Business, Tourism, Hospitality and Aviation March, July, November
Information Technology March, July, November
Lismore study stream Start
Business, Tourism, Hospitality and Aviation March, July


Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Gold Coast Session 1 , Session 2 , Session 3 $9,450 ($3,150 per unit) 091558G
Lismore Session 1 , Session 2 $9,450 ($3,150 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

To meet the requirements of this program students must complete 3 units, comprising:

  • 2 core units, and
  • 1 elective unit.

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 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.

Note 1:

English for Academic Purposes 1

Unit Code Unit Title Notes

Core units

Students must successfully complete both core units and one elective unit concurrently.
ENGL1002 English for Academic Purposes Note 1
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline Note 1


Select 1 unit from one of the following streams:

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
MATH1003 Quantitative Methods with Economics
MGMT1001 Managing Organisations
MRKT1001 Marketing Principles

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
MATH1003 Quantitative Methods with Economics
ISYS1001 Web Development I