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CZ11 - CQUniversity Foundation Studies


Course Overview

The Foundation Studies Course aims to provide students 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 Business or IT undergraduate degrees.

Students will explore a range of core discipline concepts and develop useful academic communication and university study skills. They will participate in dynamic learning contexts that will require them 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 Foundation Studies Course, students will be able to apply for entry into first year of a CQUniversity undergraduate Business or IT degree.

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

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Term 1 - 2023

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International Availability

Term 3 - 2023


Term 2 - 2023


Term 1 - 2023

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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 Foundation Studies Course

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

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
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. Apply effective learning strategies to plan and manage study goals
  • 2. Communicate effectively in a range of academic contexts by using appropriate language and visual presentation skills
  • 3. Use digital technologies appropriately to source and present relevant information
  • 4. Apply critical and creative thinking to analyse information and evaluate possible solutions to problems
  • 5. Work collaboratively as a productive member of a multi-cultural group
  • 6. Analyse the impact of cultural perspectives and practices on social, academic and professional contexts
  • 7. Access, evaluate and use information sources with integrity
  • 8. Analyse and evaluate ethical issues relevant to specific areas of study
  • 9. Explain a range of broad theoretical and technical concepts related to disciplinary contexts
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
More Details
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