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Key details

Duration

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

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2

Locations

Alice Springs campus, CDU Sydney, Casuarina campus, Online
Not available to international students.

Credit points required

40

Course code

ZTEP01

Overview

The Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP) is a free program that helps build your academic skills, knowledge and confidence for studying at university.

During the program, you will develop the skills and strategies for managing university life and study.

You will study key areas such as:

  • computing for tertiary study;
  • academic language and learning;
  • foundation maths;
  • bioscience;
  • historical and contemporary issues.

TEP is for you if:

  • it has been a while since you last studied and feel like you now need to refresh your skills;
  • you did not achieve an adequate Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent;
  • you have not completed other eligible qualifications that meet the minimum entry requirements for most CDU undergraduate courses.

TEP is free for Australian and New Zealand citizens, permanent residents and Humanitarian Visa holders. You can study on-campus or externally online.

Fees

TEP is free for Australian and New Zealand citizens, permanent residents and Humanitarian Visa holders. You can study on-campus or externally online.

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2022: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

 

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?

The Tertiary Enabling Program is a four unit program which is one semester long if undertaken full time. It consists of three core units and one elective which can be undertaken either on campus or externally studying online. Successful completion of the program prepares students to undertake tertiary study at Charles Darwin University.

Course structure

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


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
(3 units)
30cp Compulsory Core units totalling 30 credit points as detailed below.

TEP021 Foundations for Success (unit title change 2022)
TEP022 Academic Language and Learning
TEP023 Foundation Maths

Specialist Elective
(1 unit)
10cp Specialist Elective unit totalling 10 credit points as detailed below.

TEP025 Bioscience
TEP026 Perspectives in Humanities (unit title change 2022)

  40cp Total Credit Points

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1 - Full time

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
TEP021 Foundations for Success (unit title change 2022) CO    
TEP022 Academic Language and Learning CO    
TEP023 Foundation Maths CO    
TEP025 Bioscience
OR
TEP026 Perspectives in Humanities (unit title change 2022)
SE    

Students commencing in Semester 1 - Part time

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a part time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
TEP021 Foundations for Success (unit title change 2022) CO TEP023 Foundation Maths CO
TEP022 Academic Language and Learning CO TEP025 Bioscience
OR
TEP026 Perspectives in Humanities (unit title change 2022)
SE

Intensive Period 4 (INT-4)

If you are studying TEP part-time in semester 1 2022 and you would like the opportunity to complete TEP prior to semester 2, then you may be interested in the Dry Season Intensive (INT4) offering, which will enable continuing students to complete TEP023 Foundations Maths and either of the electives (TEP025 Bioscience or TEP026 Perspectives in Humanities). Please note that new students must begin their studies either in Semester 1 or Semester 2 2022 as the Dry Season Intensive (INT4) is for continuing students only. Please keep in mind that as these units are intensives, and that you will require 20 hours per week for each unit. If you choose to complete two units, then this will require 40 hours per week of study over the six week period.
 

Students commencing in Semester 2 - Full time

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    TEP021 Foundations for Success (unit title change 2022) CO
    TEP022 Academic Language and Learning CO
    TEP023 Foundation Maths CO
    TEP025 Bioscience
OR
TEP026 Perspectives in Humanities (unit title change 2022)
SE

Students commencing in Semester 2 – Part time

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a part time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    TEP021 Foundations for Success (unit title change 2022) CO
    TEP022 Academic Language and Learning CO
Year 2
TEP023 Foundation Maths CO    
TEP025 Bioscience
OR
TEP026 Perspectives in Humanities (unit title change 2022)
SE    

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

To be eligible for the Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP):

  • you must be 17 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.

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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