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Tertiary Preparation Pathway, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 6 months
University rank #601 (WUR) Brisbane, Australia
The Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) is a bridging program at University of the Sunshine Coast that allows you to experience university life before jumping into a full degree.
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If you haven’t studied in a while, the Tertiary Preparation Pathway program at University of the Sunshine Coast helps you brush up on essential study skills like critical reading, assignment writing and referencing. It can also build your knowledge and confidence in the subject areas you’ll need for your degree, like science, business or maths.

To receive an offer into your chosen degree, you need to be eligible for a selection rank that meets the minimum selection threshold for that program. Your selection rank will depend on how many TPP courses you complete and the grades you achieve in your TPP courses. As a result, we recommend you complete the full four TPP courses, to give yourself the best chance of success.

Flexible study options

You can study up to four TPP courses (or subjects) overall. TPP courses are offered in Semester 1 (February), Semester 2 (July) and Session 8 (intensive summer session, in November). You can study full time (four courses over one semester) or part time.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 6 months
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Academic Skills for Success
  • Digital Futures
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking in Society
  • Business Study Skills

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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:


    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

CRICOS code: 058561K

  • You must be at least 17 years of age at time of entry (International students must 18 years of age).
  • If English is not your first language, you will need to have sufficient English skills to achieve an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in all subtests of an IELTS test.
  • International applicants’ academic history will be assessed for entry into TPP

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10400 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10400 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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  • Commonwealth supported places

Living costs for Brisbane

  • 1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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


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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