CZ11 - CQUniversity International Foundation Program


Course Overview

The CQUniversity International Foundation Program aims to provide you with the foundational knowledge and skills required to successfully cope with the demands of undergraduate study in Australia. The course has been designed for students with an international education background seeking entry into a range of  Business or IT undergraduate degrees.  

You will explore a range of core discipline concepts and develop effective academic communication and university study skills. You will participate in dynamic learning contexts that will require you to work individually as well as collaboratively, in face-to-face and online environments. The activities and assessments also aim to develop life-long learning and transferable skills, by providing opportunities for oral and written communication, self-reflection, critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork.

On successful completion of the CQUniversity International Foundation Program, you will be able to apply for entry into the first year of the following CQUniversity undergraduate Business or IT degrees: Bachelor of Accounting , Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Business (Specialisation), Associate Degree of Information Technology, Bachelor of Digital Media, Bachelor of Information Technology, and Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op).  

Career Information

The International Foundation Program is a pathway to undergraduate studies. It provides students with general academic skills and core concepts that will equip them with a solid foundation for further studies. The main opportunity available to successful International Foundation Program graduates is the possibility to access an undergraduate degree.

Course Details
Duration 1 years full-time or 2 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 60
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 Not Applicable
Qualification (post nominal) No information available at this time

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
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 - 2023

Sorry, no domestic availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2023

Sorry, no domestic availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2023

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International Availability

Term 3 - 2023


Term 2 - 2023


Term 1 - 2023

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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
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Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information.
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission, students must meet the following minimum age, academic and English language requirements:

Age: At least 17 years of age at commencement of the course

Academic: completed Year 11 (or equivalent *) with above average grades or Year 12 (or equivalent *)

English language: An overall IELTS score of at least 5.5 (or equivalent) with no band less than 5.0.

* as stated in the CQUniversity academic entry requirements by country for the CQUniversity International Foundation Program

Minimum admission age and English language requirements for this course are compliant with the National Standards for Foundation Programs.

Security Requirements

Health Requirements

Assumed Knowledge

Not applicable

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

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

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Predicted Enrolments

Year Number of Students
First Year 1
Second year 1
Third Year 1
Inherent Requirements
There are currently no inherent requirements associated with this course.
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. Communicate effectively in a range of academic and non-academic contexts
  • 4. Reflect on performance and feedback to develop self management and lifelong learning skills in individual and collaborative contexts
  • 5. Discuss Australian society and culture and reflect on your own cultural identity, whilst considering the importance of effective intercultural communication in a globalised world
  • 6. Demonstrate enhanced English language capabilities and study skills
  • 7. Demonstrate practical computing skills required for the production and presentation of academic work
  • 8. Develop knowledge and appreciation of the dynamic role that business plays in everyday life.
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
More Details
There is no additional information for this course.