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Enabling Courses

Preparation for Tertiary Success 2

2018

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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
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

ZPTS21

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

Preparation for Tertiary Success (PTS) is a tertiary enabling course providing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with a culturally supported pathway to university readiness. The course integrates Indigenous and Western knowledges and the development of life-long learning skills such as: coping with change, making meaningful links, asking critical questions, expressing creativity, strengthening learning relationships, building resilience and developing strategic learning awareness.

This program introduces you to the culture of higher education and builds the academic skills needed to achieve success in your studies.

This course is for you if:

  • you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • you have not completed year 12
  • you have completed year 12 but did not receive the required ATAR score
  • you have completed a Certificate III or IV course or can demonstrate sufficient skills and knowledge to undertake studies
  • you have not studied for a long time and want to refresh your academic skills.

Admission requirements

All applicants must complete the diagnostic task. On successful completion of the task, an offer is made for Preparation for Tertiary Success 2 to ensure academic literacies/numeracies and knowledges are at the required level for an enabling course of study at the advanced level.

Course fees

  • Campus notes

    DPC Alice Springs: this course is available to Indigenous students by mixed mode delivery through the Desert Peoples' Centre in Alice Springs.

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 Preparation for Tertiary Success 2 course consists of 40 credit points of study comprising two (2) core units and two (2) specialist electives. The electives provide the opportunity to focus on particular areas of interest. The course takes one semester to complete.

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
(2 units)
20cp Compulsory Core units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

PTS001 Learning Identity
PTS004 Discipline Enquiry
 

Specialist Elective Units
(2 units)
20cp
Specialist Elective units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

PTS003 Learning Communities
PTS006 Ways of Knowing
PTS007 Introduction to Mathematics
PTS009 Introduction to Science
PTS011 Advanced Mathematics
 

 
40cp
Total Credit Points

 

Study plan

 

Students commencing in Semester 1 - Full time

Candidates must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below. Th study plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time study load of 40 credit points. The course takes 1 semester to complete.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1
PTS001 Learning Identity CO
PTS004 Discipline Enquiry CO
Choose 2 specialist electives from:
PTS003 Learning Communities
PTS006 Ways of Knowing
PTS007 Introduction to Mathematics
PTS009 Introduction to Science
PTS011 Advanced Mathematics
SE

Students commencing in Semester 1 - Part time

Candidates must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below. Th study plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a part time study load of 20 credit points each semester.
 

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
PTS001 Learning Identity CO Choose 2 specialist electives from:
PTS003 Learning Communities
PTS006 Ways of Knowing
PTS007 Introduction to Mathematics
PTS009 Introduction to Science
PTS011 Advanced Mathematics
SE
PTS004 Discipline Enquiry CO

 

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?

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