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Summary
Certificate of University Studies (COUS)

Study Mode
  • Online

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)

Number of Units
  • 4 units

Duration
  • 0.5 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • -

View USQ Handbook
Program Information Set

Make a start with your university study

USQ’s Certificate of University Studies will give you a university qualification after just four courses. It will also prepare you for the demands of higher education studies and the professional workplace, and will allow you to continue your studies into an undergraduate program, or a Foundation Diploma program.

So, start your USQ journey with our Certificate of University Studies. If you are wanting to progress your studies in a simple step by step manner then this program is perfect for you. 

Take your study to the next level

When you successfully complete your certificate, you will be ready to pursue most undergraduate degrees on offer at USQ, including a Foundation Diploma. 

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
Total 4
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported AUD 3172
Domestic full fee paying AUD 9160

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2017 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • 18 years of age or older

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.


How to apply

Note: You will also need to complete online tests in mathematics, e-literacy, and English communication skills to assist staff in determining your level of reading comprehension, written expression, and mathematical understanding. Complete the Diagnostic exercises and email them to foundation.diploma@usq.edu.au to commence your USQ journey.

Closing dates

Applying directly to USQ:

  • Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
  • Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July 2018.

Other options for you

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