CDU's free Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP) is an alternative pathway into university. With TEP, you'll have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to succeed at university.
Is TEP for me?
TEP is perfect for you if you didn’t complete year 12 or didn’t achieve the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) needed to get into your chosen university course, or if you just haven’t studied for a while.
Benefits of TEP
- TEP is a free program to get you ready for university study (there may be some costs for textbooks and stationery, depending on the units you study).
- You can study part-time or full-time, on campus, online or a bit of both with mixed-mode study.
- Once you complete TEP you will be able to enrol in most undergraduate programs at CDU (scroll down for more info on what you can study after TEP).
- TEP can be completed in just 16 weeks.
- you must be 18 or over by the census date of the relevant semester.
- you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen (residing in Australia), permanent resident or Humanitarian Visa holder
- you must successfully complete an online writing task that will be used to determine your eligibility for entry into the program.
Alternatively, applicants that have successfully completed a Certificate IV or higher in Australia and can provide evidence of this may receive an offer into the course.
What can I study after TEP?
Once you have successfully completed TEP you will be eligible to apply for most CDU undergraduate courses. Popular courses such as nursing, midwifery, education, law, psychology and engineering* can all be applied for with a TEP completion.
Exceptions are the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences and any honours or post graduate courses.
*additional preparatory maths courses (such as bridging) may be required to build your maths skills further to be successful in this highly technical degree
How do I apply?
Step 2: Complete the online writing task after you submit your online TEP application form (we'll email you a link). The writing task takes 45 minutes and allows us to determine your suitability for the program.
Being offered a place in TEP
Once you've completed the writing task, you'll be advised via email whether you've been successful in gaining a place in TEP. The offer will include:
- your student number
- the steps you need to take to enrol, and
- important dates relating to your studies.
What if I didn't get offered a place?
If you're unsuccessful in receiving an offer into TEP, you'll be emailed details about adult literacy and numeracy programs in your area.
These programs can help to improve language, literacy and numeracy skills.