The Military Academic Pathway Program (MAPP) Townsville is a four-week pilot program designed to help military veterans adjust to university life, both academically and personally. In this micro-credential, students will be introduced to a range of skills, concepts and approaches designed to help them feel capable and confident in the university environment.
The program’s main focus is academic with an emphasis on research skills, critical thinking, digital literacy, and effective communication skills for academic purposes. However, a holistic approach will be adopted. Activities are also designed to encourage self-awareness, the development of positive study habits, and a sense of belonging. Students will be introduced to a range of services and resources available at CQUniversity to support their learning journey in MAPP and throughout their degree. They will be assisted in career planning and encouraged to explore the study options at CQUniversity. There will be opportunities to establish social networks at CQUniversity, including those with staff members and other students who are veterans.
MAPP Course Structure
|Introduction to MAPP|
|1||Getting Ready for University|
|2||Practical Tips for Effective Learning|
|3||Back to Basics|
|4||Writing an Essay|
|5||Active Reading and Note-taking|
|8||Paraphrasing and Referencing|
|10||Oral Presentation Skills|
|11||Services and Support at CQUni|
This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.
Our micro-credentials are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The program is aimed at Australian Defence Force veterans in Townsville; this includes personnel still serving, those in the process of transition, and those who have already left the military. Applicants will be referred from the Australian Student Veterans Association (ASVA).
Students will be required to complete an enrolment form, supported by a piece of personal writing. A letter of release from their Supervising Officer will also be required. (See How to Apply).
Intake is limited to 25 students for the pilot group.
|Course Type||Short Course (Professional Development)|
|How to Apply||
Students will be referred via the CEO of Australian Student Veterans Association, Matthew Wyatt-Smith, in consultation with the Townsville Transition Officers, to CQUniversity School of Access Education. Online application is required with evidence of eligibility provided by students.
Please access the website below for further information.
Website: Military Academic Pathways Program
Contact: Karen Seary
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
The Military Academic Pathway Program (MAPP) Townsville will help prepare students for undergraduate study at CQUniversity.
Upon successful completion of the micro-credential, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.
Study Mode Definitions
*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.
Select a course structure below to view the delivery details, including the different study modes offered for each structure.
|Thesis-illustration paragraph||10%||Week 2|
|Oral presentation||20%||Week 3|
|Learning journal||20%||End of Week 3|
|Essay (1000 words)||50%||End of Week 4|
Digital Badge via Credly
Students can also download a Certificate of Completion, share to social media, or add to a professional portfolio.