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Foundation Program, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 8 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Foundation Program offers supportive learning environment provides the best possible preparation for Deakin University.

You can study on a Deakin University campus with full access to accommodation, support services.

The Deakin College Foundation Program is equivalent to upper secondary school (Year 12) and university foundation programs. It aims to prepare you for further study in a Deakin College diploma or for entry into the first year of a selected Deakin University bachelor degree.

The course comprises of a standard or extended track program. The standard track program consists of eight academic units: four core units and four elective units. The Extended track program has an additional four core units, one of which is chosen from two alternative core units.

Educational Opportunity

Various support services focusing on language, literary and numeracy assistance are also available to help you in your studies. Each unit includes four hours of class contact per week. 

Assessment for all units is continuous and includes tests, assignments and case study analysis. Most units have a final two hour examination. To graduate from the Deakin College Foundation Program, you must complete and pass all eight units in the standard program or 12 units in the extended program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 8 months
    • Duration description

      8 months (Standard track) / 12 months (Extended track)

  • Credits
    8 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Academic Communication Skills 
  • Intercultural Studies 
  • Information Technology 
  • Advanced Academic Writing and Research
  • Computer Skills
  • Essential Mathematics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    52

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • The Foundation Program is aimed at students who have completed the equivalent of Australian high school Year 11.
  • Entry to Diploma courses requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent.Specific academic entry requirements are listed below. Students with qualifications that are not listed should forward their application and academic results to Deakin College for assessment.

CRICOS Provider Codes: Deakin College 01590J

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26240 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26240 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
  • National

    26240 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26240 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
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Living costs for Geelong

  • 1000 - 2000 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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