Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation Program

University of Canberra

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Foundation Program operates for those Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who do not meet the normal admission requirements of UC, have not passed Year 12 (or equivalent) but have a reasonable chance of success. It also provides entry to University for those students who have been away from study for many years and would like to develop the communication and study skills needed for success at University. The program is delivered through the University of Canberra College in close collaboration with the Ngunnawal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Support Centre

Entry Requirements:

Interview and skills assessment conducted by the Ngunnawal Centre; Students must complete the Student Needs Assessment which involves written Essay; Mathematics; Interview with Academic Advisor

Structure:

At least 9 credit points, including two foundational units and at least one mainstream unit.

Subjects you can Study:

Foundation communication skills; Foundation study skills

Study Pathways:

Direct entry into most University of Canberra degrees.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00212K

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info Yes Full time 0.5 year
Canberra No info Yes Part time 1 year

A young university with a bold vision

At the University of Canberra we aim to be amongst Australia's most innovative tertiary institutions, continue our ascent in world rankings, and extend our regional, national and international reach.

We are committed to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge. Key to this goal is our focus on work-integrated learning which offers every student the opportunity to hone their skills in a real-work environment. 

We have already embarked on a comprehensive development plan that will see our campus transform into an integrated learning community. Here you will see academics, students and the public come together in a seamless knowledge-sharing space that enables access to exclusive placements and projects.  

Our teaching is enriched by our research culture that produces high-quality and high-impact work and makes an early and significant difference to the world around us. 

UC has also launched its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan 2017 – 2021 outlining a university-wide approach to closing the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians across four main areas: academic, research and innovation, employment, and community engagement. 

*2017 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings, 2017 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

The facts

  • 78,000 graduates in over 100 countries
  • 17,000 students currently studying at UC
  • 1,600 students living on campus
  • 2,500 current staff
  • One of the world’s top 100 young universities under the age of 50**
  • Over 300 undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees available across 28 areas of study

** 2016-17 QS Young University Rankings

Study options

  • Flexible study options to suit your lifestyle
  • Practical work-based projects in every course
  • Graduate qualifications that are accepted and respected around the world
  • Employers consistently choose UC graduates for their practical knowledge

Our students

From Canberra, to every state in Australia, and all corners of the globe our Graduates are making a positive impact on the world in which we live. Click here to read some of their stories and see how a degree from the University of Canberra can truly be transformational. 

Campuses

  • Accommodation guarantee for all first-year domestic students and all international students
  • Medical centre, gym, library, cafes, bar, bank, bookshop, post office, childcare centre and preschool
  • UC Public Hospital, a teaching and research facility, opening on campus in 2018
  • UC is Australia’s first bottled water free university
  • UC is a tobacco-free university

Location

  • 10 minutes to the city
  • 2 hours from the beach
  • 3 hours to Sydney
  • Located near the Australian Institute of Sport and GIO Stadium

To find out more

http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students 

For domestic students: 
Enquire online 
Phone: 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226) 
Email: study@canberra.edu.au 

For international students: 
Enquire online 
Email: international@canberra.edu.au 
Phone: +61 2 6201 5342
Fax: +61 2 6201 5381 

We have international agents in over 40 countries.

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