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English and Academic Qualifying Pathways Progression

International students studying in Australia on a student visa can ensure they have the confidence, skills, knowledge and competencies necessary to progress into undergraduate or postgraduate study by selecting a combined English and academic qualifying pathway.

These pathways combine English language proficiency, academic skills growth and the study of fundamental academic units in various disciplines.

Successful graduates will gain direct entry (admission) into a discipline related Diploma, Associate Degree, Bachelor Degree, or Masters Degree course, with maximum credit for prior learning (advanced standing).

Options include:

Pathways beyond Career Start (Study Abroad) in Business or Science

Career Start in Science and Career Start in Business, study abroad, 1 year, full-time programs include studying:

  • General English, plus English for Academic Purposes;
  • time management, digital literacy, referencing conventions; communication and quantitative skills; and
  • academic foundation knowledge in science or business management.
Business progression optionsScience progression options
4 units of credit transfer are awarded into the Diploma of Business; Associate Degree of Business; Bachelor of Business; Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management; Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management and the Bachelor of Information Technology.
2 units of credit transfer are awarded into the Bachelor of Accounting.
4 units of credit transfer are awarded into the Diploma of Science; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Environmental Science; Bachelor of Forest Science and Management; Bachelor of Marine Science and Management; Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering with no major.
2 units of credit transfer are awarded into the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering with a major.

Search the PDF Career Start in Business Pathways or PDF Career Start in Science Pathways document for specific credit details by course and guidance for unit selection.

Pathways beyond the Undergraduate Qualifying Program

The Undergraduate Qualifying Program (UQP) pathway is designed for international students whose academic qualifications and/or English proficiency levels are slightly below the entry requirements for SCU undergraduate degrees.

In just one full-time session, students will prepare for undergraduate business, information technology and tourism degrees by studying:

  • English for Academic Purposes at the undergraduate level; and
  • two academic foundation units from four unit options, including learning in your discipline, quantitative methods with economics; accounting and finance or marketing.
Undergraduate progression options
2 units of credit transfer are awarded into the Diploma of Business; Associate Degree of Business; Bachelor of Accounting; Bachelor of Business; Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management; Bachelor of Business in Tourism and Hospitality Management and the Bachelor of Information Technology.

Search the PDF Undergraduate Qualifying Program Pathways document for specific credit details by course.

Pathways beyond the Postgraduate Qualifying Program

The Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP) pathway is designed for international students whose academic qualifications and/or English proficiency levels are slightly below the entry requirements for postgraduate degrees.

In just one full-time session, students will prepare for postgraduate business and tourism degrees by studying:

  • English for Academic Purposes at the postgraduate level; and
  • two academic foundation units from three unit options, including organisational behavior, marketing or management communication.
Postgraduate progression options
2 units of credit transfer are awarded into the Graduate Certificate in Business; Graduate Diploma in Business; Master of Business Administration; Master of Professional Accounting; Graduate Certificate in International Tourism and Hotel Management; Graduate Diploma in International Tourism and Hotel Management; Master of International Tourism and Hotel Management; Le Cordon Bleu Master of Gastronomic Tourism.

Search the PDF Postgraduate Qualifying Program Pathways document for specific credit details by course.


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