Study plan

Plan for success

Before you enrol into the Tertiary Enabling Program, take some time to plan your study to ensure that the enrolment decisions you make will set you up for success.

Decision 1: How much time do you have?

The first factor to consider when planning your study is; 'How much time do you have for study?'

You may wish to plot your commitments on a weekly calendar (.xlsx) to help you calculate your available study time. The table below also outlines some time factors that you may wish to consider.

Some time factors to consider:

  • How many hours do I work? Do I need to account for overtime?
  • How much time is spent travelling to and from work?
  • How much time do I need to commit to my family and children's needs?
  • Sporting commitments?
  • Social commitments?
  • How much time do I need to take for myself?
  • What other commitments do I have each week?
  • Can I change my commitments to accommodate more study time?
  • How many hours can I realistically commit to study each week?

Decision 2: Full-time or part-time study?

1 unit = 10 hours study per week

Part Time Study Full Time Study
1 or 2 units a semester 3 or 4 units a semester
10 to 20 hours per week 30 to 40 hours per week
Recommended if you are working full time or if you have not studied for a while. Not recommended if you are working full time or at home with young children.

Decision 3:  Your study mode

Internal Study External Study (online) Mixed Study Mode
Internal Study is available at  Alice Springs and Casuarina campuses . Study is completed online via Learnline so reliable internet access is essential. Students can choose to study some units internally and others externally based on their individual needs.
Each unit requires between 3 to 6 hours of class time per week. External study is more flexible and students can choose to study at times that suit their needs.  
80% attendance is required to pass. Ideal if you are working full time and are unable to attend classes.  
Class sizes are limited so internal classes can not be guaranteed. When you choose to study externally it is assumed that you have some computing skills.  

Class times vary, so please check the TEP timetable.

Decision 4: Choosing your units

Recomended Study Plans

TEP1 – Orientation to Tertiary Study

You must successfully complete all 4 units of TEP1 – Orientation to Tertiary Study to receive a place in TEP2 – Preparation for Tertiary Study

Recommended study plan for full time study

Full Time study involves up to 40 hours work per week please consider this when choosing full time study.

 Semester 2, 2014

TEP001 Study Skills

TEP002 Introductory Computing

TEP003 Reading and Writing for Further Education

TEP004 Mathematics for Further Education

Recommended study plan for part time study commencing Semester 1, 2014

Semester 1 , 2014 Semester 2, 2014

TEP001 Study Skills

TEP003 Reading and Writing for Further Education

TEP002 Introductory Computing

TEP004 Mathematics for Further Education

Recommended study plan for part time study commencing in Semester 2, 2014

Semester 2 2014 Semester 1 2015
TEP001 Study Skills TEP003 Reading and Writing for Further Education
TEP002 Introductory Computing TEP004 Mathematics for Further Education

TEP2 – Preparation for Tertiary Study

You must successfully complete 4 units in TEP2 to fulfill the requirements of the course.

Recommended study plan for full time study

Full Time study involves up to 40 hours work per week please consider this when choosing full time study.

Semester 2, 2014

TEP021 Computing for Tertiary Study

TEP022 Academic Language and Learning

TEP023 Foundation Mathematics

Specialist Elective (choose 1)
TEP025 Bioscience
or
TEP026 Historical & Contemporary Issues
or
TEP024 Advanced Foundation maths (please see information below on selecting Mathematics units)

Recommended study plan for part time study commencing in Semester 1, 2014

Semester 1, 2014  Semester 2 , 2014*

TEP021 Computing for Tertiary Study and either

TEP023 Foundation Mathematics
or
TEP022 Academic Language and Learning

TEP022 Academic Language and Learnings

or

TEP023 Foundation Mathematics **

(** please see information below on selecting Mathematics Units)

Specialist Elective (choose 1)
  TEP025 Bioscience
or
TEP026 Historical & Contemporary Issues

or
TEP024 Advanced Foundation maths (please see information below on selecting Mathematics units)

Recommended study plan for part time study commencing in Semester 2, 2014

Semester 2 2014 Semester 1 2015
TEP021 Computing for Tertiary Study

TEP023 Foundation Maths or

TEP022 Academic Language and Learning

TEP022 Academic Language and Learning or

TEP023 Foundation Mathematics **

(** please see information below on selective mathematics units)

Specialist Elective (Choose 1)

TEP025 Bioscience or

TEP026 Historical and Contemporary Issues or

TEP024 Advanced Foundation Maths (see information below regarding selection of Mathematics units)

Selecting Elective and Mathematics units

Electives Units
(choose 1 unit only)

TEP025 Bioscience

Suitable for students wishing to study in areas such as Nursing, Science, Health and Fitness.

TEP026 Historical and Contemporary Issues

Suitable for students wishing to study in areas such as; Education, Law, Arts and Humanities.

Mathematics Units
(you cannot enrol in both units in the same semester)

TEP023 Foundation Mathematics

Foundation Mathematics is the minimum required level of mathematics to be achieved for successful completion of TEP2.

TEP024 Advanced Foundation Mathematics

Students wishing to study Engineering or Science fields should undertake this unit to ensure that they have the assumed maths knowledge required for these degrees.

Students who achieve greater that 75% in the initial math diagnostic test may enrol directly into TEP024.
Students who achieve less than 75% in initial maths diagnostic test will need to complete TEP023 first.

For further information and advice on selecting and enrolling in units please contact the TEP Admissions Advisor
T: 08 8946 6021
E: TEP@cdu.edu.au

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Casuarina Campus