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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

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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?

        

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 typeCredit PointsSpecific requirements
Core Units
(2 units)
20cpCompulsory 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 UnitSE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1
PTS001 Learning IdentityCO
PTS004 Discipline EnquiryCO
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 UnitSE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
PTS001 Learning IdentityCOChoose 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 EnquiryCO

 

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.

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

Nikki

CDU student

Nikki Govan

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.auPhone:(08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

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Applying for ZPTS21 at CDU is a simple online process.

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