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UniPrep (AEPP)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • External
Campus
  • -
Duration
  • 2 semesters
Start
  • Jul

Overview

  • UniPrep is a pathway into university study for high school students and focuses on developing academic skills to prepare you for success in undergraduate degrees. It provides a pathway to a wide-range of undergraduate degrees and supports the transition from school to university.
  • UniPrep is perfect for you if you are in Year 11 or Year 12 and: 
    • want to gain entry to a degree program at USQ
    • want an introduction to how to study at university level
    • want to find out more about university to see if it is for you
    • you fall short of your dream ATAR or didn’t do the subjects needed for your degree of choice and want to go to university
    • are unsure if your ATAR will get you into the USQ degree you want to study.
  • This is a free program for Year 11 and 12 students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens residing in Australia, or a Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder.
  • UniPrep involves workshops at either USQ Toowoomba, Springfield, or Ipswich campus during July - September, as well as some additional online activities. You will complete one course (subject) especially designed to help you transition into university studies. This includes critical thinking and writing, numeracy and study skills. 
  • Successful completion of UniPrep provides you with the English subject pre-requisite required for USQ degrees and ensures you are eligible to apply for a range of specified USQ undergraduate degrees.
  • This program is funded through the Australian government’s Higher Education Participation and Partnership Program to promote equality of opportunity in higher education to people from a low socio-economic background, regional and remote areas and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Further study

This pathway program aims to prepare you for entry to a uni degree. But what if you’re not quite ready for a bachelor degree, or want a qualification sooner? Our Certificate of University Studies (4 courses) or Diploma of University Studies (8 courses) are the perfect next steps on your university journey.

Career outcomes

  • As part of this program you'll enhance your core academic skills to think critically and write academically, providing you with everything you need to succeed at university, and the confidence to follow your dream career.
  • As a stepping stone to further university study, successfully complete UniPrep and be ready to apply for a range of USQ undergraduate degrees, with endless career opportunities.
 

Entry requirements

To be eligible to apply for UniPrep you must be:

  • Undertaking Year 11 or 12, or equivalent, in the year of application

Applicants are required to provide evidence of their Year 11 or 12 enrolment.

Applications will be assessed individually and alternative pathways provided for students for whom UniPrep is not the most appropriate program. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Other pathway options

At USQ, we understand the path to University is different for everyone. There are many pathways programs available to fast-track your way to a USQ degree, and gain the confidence to study along the way.

Need help deciding which pathway is right for you? Contact our friendly team who can assist with any questions you might have.

Degree structure

To complete this pathway program students must complete 2 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit.  

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 2
Total 2

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

On-campus workshops

While completing UniPrep, you will be required to attend workshops at a USQ campus. A 90-minute lesson will be conducted weekly for 10 weeks. There will be some additional online activities and engaging future student activities at the end of the program. All sessions are designed to assist you with your study and assessments throughout the program.

Workshop classes will be held at:

  • Toowoomba campus from 4.00–5.30pm each Monday for 10 weeks commencing Monday 11 July 2022
  • Springfield campus from 4.00–5.30pm each Tuesday for 10 weeks commencing Tuesday 19 July 2022
  • Ipswich campus from 4.00–5.30pm each Wednesday for 10 weeks commencing Wednesday 20 July 2022.

A future student experience day will be held in early October with dates and times to be confirmed closer to the time.

Fees and scholarships

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen (resident in Australia), holder of either Australian Permanent Residency or Australian Permanent Humanitarian visas, you have access to fee-free places in this program.

Fee-free places are granted for a period of one semester.1

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2022. 

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ. 

Application closing date

Applications close on Monday 11 July 2022.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at USQ that is relevant to you.

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