Foundation Studies

If you don’t meet the entry requirements to get into the course you want in Australia, there are many pathways that can help you reach your goal. This might include studying in an Australian school, taking English language preparation or studying a vocational education and training course.

Another pathway may be Foundation Studies – one-year intensive preparatory courses available through the majority of institutions. These will give you the skills you need to enter an undergraduate (Bachelor Degree) course.

Who is it for?

The program is designed for people who are returning to study, who may not have any qualifications, or for English as a second language students.
Foundation Studies in Australia gives international students the opportunity to study a pre-university year within a fully-accredited specialist program as the first step to completing tertiary studies.

What will I study?

It is equivalent to Australia’s Year 12 (the pre-university year). It is taught in English, but includes comprehensive English instruction and support where that is required. Students can choose from a range of program options which have been specially developed to meet university requirements.

Where does it lead?

The course develops confidence and creativity in students and equips them to discover, extend and express themselves, as well as to achieve their personal, vocational and social goals. Students comprehend the world, relate well to others, and are high academic achievers.
Students can proceed directly to University if their results for the program are good enough.