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.
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.
|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|
|Qualification (post nominal)||No information available at this time|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Prior to enrolment, applicants are required to:
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.
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
|Professional Accreditation||Not applicable|
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
|Year||Number of Students|
|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.
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|SKIL40025||Preparation Skills for University|
|Number of units: 2||Total credit points: 12|
|Students may choose to do any of the following:|
|COIT40206||Computing Skills for University|
|LNGE40049||Essay Writing for University|
|LNGE40064||Technical Writing for University|
|MATH40237||Fundamental Mathematics for University|
|MATH40228||Intermediate Mathematics for University|
|MATH40252||Technical Mathematics for University|
|SKIL40016||Positive Learning for University|
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