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Enabling Courses

Tertiary Enabling Program

2019

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Overview
Course Duration
Full-time
0.5 year/s
Part-time
1 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
No

Alice Springs: this course is available internally through a combination of internal and online units of study (eg. not all units of the course are available on-campus).

Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

ZTEP01

Faculty/College
College of Education
Sector
HE
Area of study
Literacy, Language and Media

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
  • did not achieve an adequate Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent
  • 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 with summer semester study options available.

Course fees

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. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
2019 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2018.

International full fees

See the Office of International Services for details on International Course Fees: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/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)

Course structure

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.

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 Computing for Tertiary Education
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 Historical and Contemporary Issues
 

  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 Computing for Tertiary Study CO    
TEP022 Academic Language and Learning CO    
TEP023 Foundation Maths CO    
TEP025 Bioscience
OR
TEP026 Historical and Contemporary Issues
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 Computing for Tertiary Study CO TEP023 Foundation Maths CO
TEP022 Academic Language and Learning CO TEP025 Bioscience
OR
TEP026 Historical and Contemporary Issues
SE

 

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 Computing for Tertiary Study CO
    TEP022 Academic Language and Learning CO
    TEP023 Foundation Maths CO
    TEP025 Bioscience
OR
TEP026 Historical and Contemporary Issues
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 Computing for Tertiary Study CO
    TEP022 Academic Language and Learning CO
Year 2
TEP023 Foundation Maths CO    
TEP025 Bioscience
OR
TEP026 Historical and Contemporary Issues
SE    

 

Everything you need to know to get started

How to apply for the Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP) for domestic students

Ready to get started on your journey into uni?

 

Applying for TEP at CDU is a simple two-step process and can be completed online.

How to apply for Preparation for Tertiary Success (PTS) for domestic students

Our free PTS program has been especially designed for Indigenous students.

 

Applying for PTS is simple and can be completed online.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

Are you applying as an International Student?

Everything you need to know to apply

Unfortunately you are not eligible for our enabling courses

International students are unfortunately not eligible for CDU's enabling courses.

To be eligible for an enabling course, you must be:

  • at least 18 years of age, and
  • an Australian citizen,
  • a New Zealand citizens (residing in Australia)
  • a permanent resident, or
  • a Humanitarian Visa holder

Our International team can provide more information on the study pathways available to you.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

Are you applying as a Domestic Student?

We're here to help you

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