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What will I learn?

TPP gives you the study skills and knowledge to succeed at university, and provides a pathway to a USC degree.

TPP is a bridging program that allows you to experience university life before jumping into a full degree. If you haven’t studied in a while, TPP helps you brush up on essential study skills like critical reading, assignment writing and referencing. It can also build your knowledge and confidence in the subject areas you’ll need for your degree, like science, business or maths.

After you successfully complete TPP, you will be able to gain direct entry into most USC degrees.

Flexible study options

You can study up to four TPP courses (or subjects) overall. TPP courses are offered in Semester 1 (February), Semester 2 (July) and Session 8 (intensive summer session, in November). You can study full time (four courses over one semester) or part time.

(Note: International TPP students must enrol full time.)

Which department am I in?

School of Education and Tertiary Access

CRICOS

058561K

Study options

Full Time (6 months)

Tuition fees
A$10,600.00 (US$ 7,318) per year
ESTIMATED TOTAL TUITION FEE: AUD $10,600

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

23 September 2022

More details

Start date

Expected July 2023

Venue

USC Fraser Coast Campus

161 Old Maryborough Road,

HERVEY BAY,

Queensland,

4655, BUNDABERG, Australia

Full Time (6 months)

Tuition fees
A$10,600.00 (US$ 7,318) per year
ESTIMATED TOTAL TUITION FEE: AUD $10,600

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

23 September 2022

More details

Start date

Expected July 2023

Venue

USC Moreton Bay Campus

1 Moreton Parade,

PETRIE,

Queensland,

4502, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have entry age: must be a minimum of 17 years of age at time of entry (international students must be 18 years old). IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each subtest; TOEFL: Internet-based - Overall score of 76 with minimum score of 18 for writing; TOEFL: Paper-based - Overall score of 550 with minimum essay score of 4; Pearson Test of English - Overall score of 50 with no sub score less than 50; CAE/CPE (results after Jan 2015) - Overall score of 169 or above with no less than 162 in each skill; ISLPR (IIAA accredited)- (previously ASLPR) - 3 in all four skill areas; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 - Successful completion; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3 - Successful completion; Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) - Successful completion with a minimum GPA of 2.3.

For international students

You must be at least 17 years of age at time of entry (International students must 18 years of age).

IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each subtest; TOEFL: Internet-based - Overall score of 76 with minimum score of 18 for writing; TOEFL: Paper-based - Overall score of 550 with minimum essay score of 4; Pearson Test of English - Overall score of 50 with no sub score less than 50; CAE/CPE (results after Jan 2015) - Overall score of 169 or above with no less than 162 in each skill; ISLPR (IIAA accredited)- (previously ASLPR) - 3 in all four skill areas; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 - Successful completion; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3 - Successful completion; Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) - Successful completion with a minimum GPA of 2.3.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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