Course details

CRICOS course code: 0101567

Level of study: Pathways to Undergraduate


The Foundation Studies Program provides a pathway to ACU undergraduate degrees, for international and domestic students who wish to study at university but do not have a recognised Year 12 qualification.

You will study on campus and be immersed in the distinctive culture of the university throughout the course. You will become familiar with ACU facilities, resources and systems and in the academic expectations and assessment models used in undergraduate degrees at ACU. Class sizes will be small (a maximum of 20 students) and staffed to provide a highly supportive learning environment.

Foundation Studies aims to equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed at undergraduate level at ACU.

Further study

Students who successfully complete the course with the required Grade Point Average are eligible for direct entry to undergraduate degrees at ACU

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
20,596 for the entire course Sep 2022
Mar 2023
March: 35 weeks full time; September: 40 weeks full time
Read moreMarch: 35 weeks full time; September: 40 weeks full time

Full time
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065

Entry criteria

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must:

  • have completed the equivalent of year 11 (completion of senior high school in countries where this is not considered equivalent to an Australian year 12);
  • have a minimum English language proficiency level of IELTS 5.5 with no individual band lees than 5, or equivalent. Applicants whose intended undergraduate degree requires an English proficiency level of IELTS 7 or above, must have a minimum English proficiency level of IELTS 6 with no individual band less than 6, or equivalent OR at least one full-time year of study of an Australian secondary or tertiary qualification at AQF Diploma level or higher.

Additional instructions for international studies under 18 years of age.


Australian Catholic University
North Sydney Campus
40 Edward Street
Sydney New South Wales 2060
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