Course and Subject Handbook 2014 Course Information Bridging, Enabling and Non Award Courses Tertiary Access Course offered by the School of Indigenous Australian Studies

Tertiary Access Course offered by the School of Indigenous Australian Studies

Humanities Tertiary Access Course (HUTAC/TAC)

The Humanities Tertiary Access Course (HUTAC/TAC) provides an alternative pathway into undergraduate studies for potential university students. The course is offered twice yearly in Study Periods one and two and aims to equip students with the skills and capabilities to enter mainstream tertiary study. The course is offered through the School of Indigenous Australian Studies.

Entry Requirements

The program is open to all students who meet the residency/citizenship requirements as per DEEWR Guidelines for Enabling Courses. The minimum age for entry is 18 years (including those turning 18 during their first year of enrolment). Candidates must successfully complete a Literacy and Numeracy test to gain admission to the course.

Completion Requirements

This course consists of four subjects with a normal completion time of six months full-time or one year part time. JCU offers direct entry into a degree course on successful completion of the course, this is dependent on the student’s academic achievement and the entry requirement rules of the specific degree.

Contacts for further information

Further information may be obtained from the School of Indigenous Studies

  • Townsville Campus (07) 4781 4676

  • Cairns Campus (07) 4232 1046

Core Subjects

BR1111:03 Introduction to Academic Learning

BR1114:03 Learning With Technology

BR1224:03 Critical Literacy: Text Analysis

BR1244:03 Mathematics A1

Administration Information

Course Code





Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of Humanities Tertiary Access Course, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of academic practices and requirements, including ethical and legal considerations relating to the use of information

  • Identify, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information, claims and evidence from a range of sources

  • Communicate information, ideas and arguments in a clear and logical way through proficiency in written and spoken English

  • Calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information

  • Utilise appropriate media and technologies to locate, organise and communicate information

  • Plan, design and evaluate solutions to problems in a range of situations exercising initiative and judgement

  • Apply knowledge of diversity and interpersonal and intercultural skills to work effectively in teams

  • Demonstrate accountability and responsibility to complete a range of activities within established parameters and, where appropriate, manage personal development and future pathways.