About SCU College
SCU College is perfect for students who have their hearts set on attending Southern Cross University but are under-prepared to immediately embark on a Bachelor degree. Students enrolled in courses offered through SCU College are students of Southern Cross University, which gives them access to a range of resources – both online and on campus.
Preparing for university
The foundation program Preparing for Success at SCU Program (PSP) prepares students for university by developing their study skills. The program assists students – both school leavers and those who have been away from study – to develop the academic and numeracy skills needed to succeed at university, before undertaking a university degree. Unlike the Associate degrees, PSP is a foundation program only. Successful completion can provide entry into a range of undergraduate awards whereas the Associate degrees are university awards in their own right that also provide credit towards selected Bachelor degrees.
SCU College offers a distinctive selection of broad-based entry-level Associate degrees in Allied Health, Arts, Business and Science. These Associate degrees have a lower entry score or equivalent than other SCU awards and can be completed in just two years. Once the Associate degree is completed, the student can exit with that award to pursue a number of careers, or keep studying, crossing over into a range of Southern Cross University Bachelor-level degrees with appropriate credit.
Students with certain TAFE qualifications can gain credit (advanced standing) into the Associate degrees. They can also choose to 'fast-track' their studies by completing units in sessions 1, 2, and 3 (subject to unit availabilities). SCU College has formed partnerships with the Gold Coast Institute of TAFE and North Coast TAFE, and they too play an integral role in delivering some components in some of the Associate degrees.
For international students
English language courses are also offered by SCU College. These are designed to assist international students with their language skills and to prepare them for SCU degree-level studies.
Updated: 16 May 2013