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Key details

Duration

1 year/s full-time

Intake

Onshore - Semester 1, Semester 2
Offshore - No

Locations

Not available to domestic students.
CDU Waterfront Darwin

Credit points required

80

Course code

ZFSP01

Overview

The International Foundation Studies Program (FSP) has been developed to meet the needs of students who have a desire to advance their educational knowledge and skills in preparation for entry to university. Core and academic elective content develops theoretical proficiencies, skills and competencies as well as entrepreneurial enterprise, and leadership and team skills to equip students with the pedagogical constructs required for study at tertiary level. In addition to these academic and social foundations, students are also equipped with ongoing cultural orientation to Australia and the Northern Territories.

The Program is also designed to allow students to experience a focused study in an area of special interest or in specific disciplines that will better prepare them to study across the various sectors of their selected university course. It also helps students set and articulate goals and improve their self-management capabilities and confidence.

Fees

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2022 is AUD $20,800.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

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Why study at CDU?

Whether you learn on campus or online, you will be studying with a proud multi-sector university that’s a leader in research and flexible study delivery. CDU is innovative, industry-relevant and student-centred. Our students are at the heart of all that we do.

  • Benefit from smaller class sizes for more personalised attention
  • Online learners receive the same support as their on-campus peers
  • Enjoy inclusive, welcoming learning environments
  • Utilise our deep connections with industry, businesses and communities in the Northern Territory, across Australia, and beyond

What will I study?

The information provided for this course was valid for the final year of enrolment. Students continuing in this course may find there have been some changes to the unit availability. Students should, in the first instance, refer to the recommended study plan in the newest version of this course to make their unit selection for the current year.

Course structure

Every re-enrolling student will be able to complete their current course of study. As a continuing student you should always consider transferring to the newest course version to enable you to take advantage of new and exciting changes to university programs. Students electing not to transfer should refer to the transitional arrangements where provided.

If you have any queries, or concerns about your course progression you would like clarified, please contact Student Central on freecall 1800 061 963 or student.central@cdu.edu.au.

 


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

All units are scheduled for seven contact hours per week over a 13 week teaching semester giving a total of 728 class contact hours in a two semester course. The three core units (FSP001, FSP002 and FSP003) are offered every semester. Other units are offered every second semester so that students have access to all units in a two semester course. At least one mathematics unit selected from FSP010 Foundation Mathematics with Calculus or FSP011 Foundation Mathematics with Statistics must also be taken.

Unit type

Credit Points

Specific requirements
Core Units
(3 units)

30cp

Core units totalling 30 credit points as detailed below. 

FSP001 Foundation English A
FSP002 Foundation English B
FSP003 Foundation English C
 

Specialist Elective Units
(5 units)

50cp

Specialist Elective units totalling 50 credit points selected from the units listed below.

At least one Mathematics unit from either FSP010 or FSP011 must be included.

FSP005 Foundation Accounting
FSP006 Foundation Economics
FSP007 Foundation Marketing and Tourism
FSP008 Foundation Design
FSP009 Foundation Media Studies
FSP010 Foundation Mathematics with Calculus
FSP011 Foundation Mathematics with Statistics
FSP012 Foundation Health Studies
FSP013 Foundation Chemistry
FSP014 Foundation Physics

 

80cp

Total Credit Points

 

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1 2021
The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 (Summer) 2021/22
Calendar Year 1
FSP001 Foundation English A CO FSP002 Foundation English B CO    
FSP003 Foundation English C CO Specialist Elective SE    
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE    
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE    

Specialist Elective - must include at least one Maths unit selected from FSP010 or FSP011.

Specialist Elective Availability

Semester 1 2021 Semester 2 2021 Semester 3 (Summer) 2021/22
FSP005 Foundation Accounting
FSP007 Foundation Marketing and Tourism
FSP008 Foundation Design
FSP010 Foundation Mathematics and Calculus
FSP011 Foundation Mathematics with Statistics
FSP006 Foundation Economics
FSP007 Foundation Marketing and Tourism
FSP009 Foundation Media Studies
FSP012 Foundation Health Studies
FSP013 Foundation Chemistry
FSP014 Foundation Physics
 

Students commencing in Semester 2 2021
The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 (Summer) 2021/22
Calendar Year 1
    FSP001 Foundation English A CO FSP002 Foundation English B CO
    FSP003 Foundation English C CO Specialist Elective SE
    Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE
    Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE

Specialist Elective - must include at least one Maths unit selected from FSP010 or FSP011.

Specialist Elective Availability

Semester 1 2021 Semester 2 2021 Semester 3 (Summer) 2021/22
  FSP006 Foundation Economics
FSP007 Foundation Marketing and Tourism
FSP009 Foundation Media Studies
FSP012 Foundation Health Studies
FSP013 Foundation Chemistry
FSP014 Foundation Physics

FSP005 Foundation Accounting
FSP007 Foundation Marketing and Tourism
FSP008 Foundation Design
FSP010 Foundation Mathematics and Calculus
FSP011 Foundation Mathematics with Statistics

Students commencing in Summer Semester 2020/21
The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student who commenced in summer semester 2020/2021 and enrolled in a standard load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 (Summer) 2021/22
Calendar Year 1
        FSP001 Foundation English A CO
        FSP003 Foundation English C CO
        Specialist Elective SE
        Specialist Elective SE
Calendar Year 2 (2022)
FSP002 Foundation English B CO                                                                  
Specialist Elective SE        
Specialist Elective SE        
Specialist Elective SE        

Specialist Elective - must include at least one Maths unit selected from FSP010 or FSP011.

Specialist Elective Availability

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 (Summer) 2021/2022
    FSP007 Foundation Marketing and Tourism
FSP008 Foundation Design
FSP010 Foundation Mathematics and Calculus
FSP011 Foundation Mathematics with Statistics
Semester 1 2022    
FSP006 Foundation Economics
FSP009 Foundation Media Studies
FSP012 Foundation Health Studies
FSP013 Foundation Chemistry
FSP014 Foundation Physics
   

Unit Rotation Availability
The rotation of unit offerings is listed in the table below. Rotation A will begin in Semester 1 21 followed by Rotation B in Semester 2 2021, followed by Rotation A in Semester 3 (Summer) 2021-22 and Rotation B in Semester 1 2022.

Specialist Elective Availability

Rotation A Rotation B Rotation A
Semester 1 2021 Semester 2 2021 Semester 3 (Summer) 2021/22

Core
FSP001 Foundation English A
FSP002 Foundation English B
FSP003 Foundation English C

Specialist Electives
FSP005 Foundation Accounting
FSP007 Foundation Marketing and Tourism
FSP008 Foundation Design
FSP010 Foundation Mathematics and Calculus
FSP011 Foundation Mathematics with Statistics
 

Core
FSP001 Foundation English A
FSP002 Foundation English B

Specialist Electives
FSP006 Foundation Economics
FSP007 Foundation Marketing and Tourism
FSP009 Foundation Media Studies
FSP012 Foundation Health Studies
FSP013 Foundation Chemistry
FSP014 Foundation Physics

Core
FSP001 Foundation English A
FSP002 Foundation English B
FSP003 Foundation English C

Specialist Electives
FSP005 Foundation Accounting
FSP007 Foundation Marketing and Tourism
FSP008 Foundation Design
FSP010 Foundation Mathematics and Calculus
FSP011 Foundation Mathematics with Statistics
 

 

Rotation B Rotation A  
Semester 1 2022 Semester 2 2022            

Core
FSP001 Foundation English A
FSP002 Foundation English B

Specialist Electives
FSP006 Foundation Economics
FSP009 Foundation Media Studies
FSP012 Foundation Health Studies
FSP013 Foundation Chemistry
FSP014 Foundation Physics

Core
FSP001 Foundation English A
FSP002 Foundation English B
FSP003 Foundation English C

Specialist Electives
FSP005 Foundation Accounting
FSP007 Foundation Marketing and Tourism
FSP008 Foundation Design
FSP010 Foundation Mathematics and Calculus
FSP011 Foundation Mathematics with Statistics

  
 

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

  • Applicants must have completed the equivalent of Year 11, Australian Secondary Schools.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) A minimum overall score of 162, with no skill below 154.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency A minimum overall grade of B1.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 42 with no score lower than 36.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 46 with a minimum score of 14 for reading, speaking and listening and a minimum score of 21 for writing.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

The people-first approach to flexibility and supportive learning environment at CDU meant I could find a balance with study, work and family life.

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CDU student

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Course details

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University for delivery from 2020.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
No
Award
Faculty/College
CDU International College
Sector
HE
Area of study
Enabling Courses

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

If you do not meet any of the criteria above please visit Pathways to study to view the options available to you.

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
CDU Waterfront Darwin
0101533

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