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CL03 - Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS)

Overview

Course Overview

Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) is a university enabling course designed to provide you with a pathway to gain entry to and succeed in higher education. As a STEPS student, you will complete one core unit and a number of electives. The number and type of electives you take will depend on the course you intend to study after STEPS, as well as the results of diagnostic tests you complete prior to admission and consideration of your personal circumstances. When you enrol in STEPS, an Access Coordinator will establish a personalised study plan designed specifically to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence to achieve your learning goals. STEPS can be studied full-time or part-time, on campus or by distance, and typically takes two or three terms to complete. Upon successful completion of STEPS, you can apply for direct entry to almost any one of CQUniversity's undergraduate courses.

Career Information

Upon completion of STEPS, you can apply for direct entry to a CQUniversity undergraduate course where direct entry is available. Alternatively, you may choose to apply for admission to other institutions that recognise STEPS.

Course Details
Duration 0.5 years full-time or 1 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 18
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses.
Expected Hours of Study Information not available
Course Type Non-award
Qualification (post nominal) No information available at this time

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 3 - 2019

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Noosa
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 2 - 2019

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Noosa
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2019

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Noosa
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2018

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Mackay
Noosa
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 2 - 2018

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Mackay
Noosa
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2018

Bundaberg
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Mackay
Noosa
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville
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International Availability

Term 3 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 3 - 2018

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2018

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2018

Sorry, no international availabilities found.
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

Applicants must:

  • be at least 18 within an academic year of enrolment
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or holder of a humanitarian visa
  • reside in Australia.

Prior to enrolment, applicants are required to:

  • complete a diagnostic entrance test covering personal circumstances, computing competence, numeracy and literacy
  • participate in an individual interview.

The results of the diagnostic entrance test guide the planning of an individual study plan to meet the entry requirements for the CQUniversity undergraduate course of choice.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge


Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation
Learned Society Accreditiation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2019 1469
2018 1705
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Demonstrate literacy skills appropriate for academic purposes
  • 2. Employ organisational, problem solving and IT skills in relation to academic studies
  • 3. Interpret and act in accordance with university processes, procedures, policies and protocols required of an undergraduate student
  • 4. Communicate effectively in a range of academic and non-academic contexts
  • 5. Develop an appropriate study plan that aligns with personal and career aspirations
  • 6. Reflect on performance and feedback to develop self management and lifelong learning skills in individual and collaborative contexts
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete electives
Number of units: 1 Total credit points: 6

In order to complete STEPS, you must complete the core unit, SKIL40025 Preparation Skills for University, and at least two elective units. The number and type of electives required will depend on your diagnostic testing results, the requirements of the undergraduate course to which you aspire, and your personal circumstances. An Access Coordinator will establish a study plan in consultation with you at enrolment.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SKIL40025 Preparation Skills for University
More Details

Part time study involves 1 to 2 units per term equating to 12.5 - 25 hours per week. This study mode is recommended for students who have not studied for some time, are working full time, or have significant personal commitments.


Full time study involves 3 to 4 units per term equating to 37.5 - 50 hours per week. This study mode is recommended for students who can devote themselves to full time study