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Foundation Studies offers a pathway into all ACU courses for students who might not otherwise qualify. For Australian domestic students, this may be because they have not achieved a Year 12 qualification or reached a sufficient ATAR score. For international students, it may be because they have not achieved a sufficient English language level. Upon completion of Foundation Studies, students will be guaranteed entry into ACU courses provided they reach a sufficient GPA average and meet any additional requirements as set out by the specific Faculty. International students will also be required to reach an English language level in accordance with the course they wish to enter.
In Foundation Studies, students will be given a rich grounding in the fields of science, maths, humanities, digital literacy and academic skills. In addition to their specified units, students will be able to choose from a wide range of electives, including Chemistry, Biology, Business Studies, and English Literature and Language. Foundation Studies is a eight month course organised into three terms with 30 weeks of face-to-face and online teaching. It has been designed to familiarise students with academic skills and core knowledge and to make available the full range of ACU’s undergraduate courses.
Areas of study: English, mathematics, science and technology, society and environment/business and legal studies, the arts.
Career opportunities: Foundation Studies is a pathway into all ACU undergraduate degrees on offer in 2022. While this program is currently only offered to domestic students at our Blacktown campus, it will act as a pathway to degrees at any of our campuses. Search for your preferred degree and view career opportunities.
Fees and charges: Visit the ACU website for general information about tuition fees.
To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must:
Also refer to the ACU general admission criteria.
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Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the UAC course search regularly.
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