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Key details

Duration

0.5 year/s full-time
1 year/s part-time

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2

Locations

Casuarina campus
Not available to international students.

Credit points required

40

Course code

ZPTS21

Overview

Preparation for Tertiary Success 2 (PTS) is an advanced level tertiary enabling course providing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with a culturally supported pathway to university readiness. The course integrates Indigenous and Western knowledges and the development of life-long learning skills such as: coping with change, making meaningful links, asking critical questions, expressing creativity, strengthening learning relationships, building resilience and developing strategic learning awareness.

This program introduces you to the culture of higher education and builds the academic skills needed to achieve success in your studies.

This course is for you if:

  • you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander;
  • you have not completed year 12;
  • you have completed year 12 but did not receive the required ATAR score;
  • you have completed a Certificate III or IV course or can demonstrate sufficient skills and knowledge to undertake studies;
  • you have not studied for a long time and want to refresh your academic skills.

Fees

Indigenous Pre-Accounting Enabling Program

Why study enabling courses at CDU?

Develop the skills and confidence you'll need to succeed at uni with our free TEP course. It's perfect if you didn't finish Year 12, if you didn't quite get the ATAR required for your course, or if it's just been a while since you last studied. Completing the course means you'll meet the requirements to apply for entry to most undergrad degrees at CDU.

  • You can complete the program in 16 weeks
  • Study online, on campus, full-time or part-time as it suits you
  • Study with a leader in providing first-generation university education

 

What will I study?

        

Course structure


 

The Preparation for Tertiary Success 2 course consists of 40 credit points of study comprising two (2) core units and two (2) specialist electives. The electives provide the opportunity to focus on particular areas of interest. The course takes one semester to complete.

 

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(2 units)
20cp Compulsory Core units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

PTS001 Learning Identity
PTS004 Discipline Enquiry
 

Specialist Elective Units
(2 units)
20cp
Specialist Elective units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

PTS003 Learning Communities
PTS006 Ways of Knowing
PTS007 Introduction to Mathematics
PTS009 Introduction to Science
PTS011 Advanced Mathematics
 

 
40cp
Total Credit Points

 

Study plan

 

Students commencing in Semester 1 - Full time

Candidates must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below. The study plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time study load of 40 credit points. The course takes 1 semester to complete.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1
PTS001 Learning Identity CO
PTS004 Discipline Enquiry CO
Choose 2 specialist electives from:
PTS003 Learning Communities
PTS006 Ways of Knowing
PTS007 Introduction to Mathematics
PTS009 Introduction to Science
PTS011 Advanced Mathematics
SE

Students commencing in Semester 1 - Part time

Candidates must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below. The study plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a part time study load of 20 credit points each semester.
 

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
PTS001 Learning Identity CO Choose 2 specialist electives from:
PTS003 Learning Communities
PTS006 Ways of Knowing
PTS007 Introduction to Mathematics
PTS009 Introduction to Science
PTS011 Advanced Mathematics
SE
PTS004 Discipline Enquiry CO

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

All applicants must complete the diagnostic task. On successful completion of the task, an offer is made for Preparation for Tertiary Success 2 to ensure academic literacies/numeracies and knowledges are at the required level for an enabling course of study at the advanced level.

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.

If you haven't studied for a while or need to improve on your grades from high school, enrol in CDU's free Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP). This will help you lay the academic foundations to help you succeed as an undergraduate.

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Course details

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
No
Award
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Education and the Arts
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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