• Direct pathway into 2nd year JCU degree
  • Wide range of courses to choose from
  • Small classes, world-class lecturers and supportive learning to help you achieve your best results
  • Campus: Townsville
  • Duration: 1 year full-time
  • Start Date: February and July
  • Course Fee: A$20,000
  • CRICOS Course Code 098500C
  • Study Mode: On-campus

COURSE OVERVIEW

An alternative pathway to higher education, this pre-university program allows you to upgrade your skill set and develop the knowledge and ability to progress into university in the most supported way.

Gain English language proficiencies and build valuable learning skills through core subjects. You can choose to study one of five streams; General, Education, Health, Information Technology and Science/Engineering. James Cook University College provides you the opportunity to start your studies either in the middle or at the beginning of the year with two or three teaching periods, respectively.

WHERE WILL THIS FOUNDATION COURSE TAKE YOU?

Foundatio pathway

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

English: IELTS 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0. Students who enter the Foundation Program with an IELTS of 5.5 (or equivalent) (with no component below 5.0) and who are seeking to enter the Diploma of Health (Nursing Pathway) will require an English Language test that shows the applicant meets the English Language Proficiency requirements of IELTS 6.5 (with no component below 6.5) before entry to the Diploma of Health (Nursing Pathway).

For packaged offers with subsequent entry to an undergraduate Bachelor level program requiring Band 3 level English proficiency (or higher), an English Language test that shows the applicant meets the English Language Proficiency requirements of the bachelor will be required before entry to the degree.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Core subjects

  • FS0300:03 Developing Academic Skills 1
  • FS0301:03 Learning in a Digital Environment
  • FS0302:03 Essential Maths
  • FS0303:03 Developing Academic Skills 2
  • FS0304:03 Critical Thinking
  • FS0305:03 Intercultural Communications

Subject options

Select one of the following Discipline Streams and subjects accordingly:

General Stream

Select 2 subjects from the following list:

  • FS0400:03 Preparatory Mathematics
  • FS0401:03 Introduction to Management Concepts and Application
  • FS0402:03 Preparatory Chemistry
  • FS0403:03 Fundamentals of Internet Technology
  • FS0404:03 Essential Science

Education Stream

  • FS0404:03 Essential Science or FS0402:03 Preparatory Chemistry

PLUS

Select 1 subject from the following list:

  • FS0400:03 Preparatory Maths
  • FS0401:03 Introduction to Management Concepts and Application
  • FS0403:03 Fundamentals of Internet Technology

Health Stream

  • FS0400:03 Preparatory Mathematics
  • FS0402:03 Preparatory Chemistry

Information Technology Stream

  • FS0403:03 Fundamentals of Internet Technology
  • FS0400:03 Preparatory Mathematics or FS0401:03 Introduction to Management Concepts and Application

Science/Engineering Stream

  • FS0400:03 Preparatory Mathematics

PLUS

Select 1 subject from the following list:

  • FS0402:03 Preparatory Chemistry
  • FS0403:03 Fundamentals of Internet Technology
  • FS0404:03 Essential Science