Pre-University Foundation Program

Pre-University Foundation Program

Course code


Course type

Pathway Course (Non AQF)



Course Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Applicants must have successfully attained the equivalent of Year 11 in the Australian secondary education system with a pass level that would allow progression to Year 12; international examples of equivalent qualifications include:

  • Singapore - GCE O Levels with grade C average in five subjects and be 17 years of age at the point of entry

  • Hong Kong - HKCEE Form 5 with Grade C in four subjects

  • Japan – Kotogakko 2 with 4.0 average

  • South Korea – Senior high School Year 2 with C average

  • China - Senior Middle School 2 with 60% average

  • Myanmar – Completion of BEHS with 70% average

  • Vietnam – Year 11 with GPA 6.0

  • Indonesia – SMU 2 with GPA 7.0

  • Philippines – Certificate of Graduation Year 11 with 75% average

  • Taiwan – Senior High School year with C average

  • India – Year 11 with 60% average

  • Malaysia – SPM/UEC with passes in 5 academic subjects with C average

  • Thailand – Matayom 5 with 60% average

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course is 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each macro-skill) or complete JCU Singapore English Language Preparatory Program Level 2.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

30 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Students need to successfully complete all ten (10) subjects with an average pass of 50% per subject and need to secure an overall 65% to progress to the JCU undergraduate program

Course learning outcomes

The JCU Singapore Foundation Program is designed to ensure that students with a secondary education qualification equivalent to Queensland, Australia Year 11, are delivered a pre-university program to ensure they qualify at Year 12 thus being able to gain entry to Band 1 undergraduate degrees.

The objective of the Foundation Program is to provide an alternative pathway to tertiary education programs for those students including international students who are disadvantaged by their geographical location, family situation, educational history or other circumstances whereby they are unable to participate in other entry mechanisms.

It equips students with the skills and capabilities to enter tertiary study. The program focuses on entry to undergraduate degrees in business, psychology, IT and with the addition of specialist subjects in other areas, entry to other JCU degree will be made possible over time.

Course Structure


FS0100:03 English Fundamentals 1

FS0101:03 Communication Across Cultures

FS0102:03 Statistics

FS0103:03 Critical Thinking

FS0104:03 Introduction to Learning and Development


Select 15 credit points of specified subjects from List 1

List 1

FS0200:03 Introduction to Mathematics

FS0201:03 Economics

FS0202:03 Human Perspective on World Geography

FS0203:03 Introduction to Information Technology

FS0204:03 English Fundamentals 2

FS0205:03 Chemistry







Expected time to complete

1 year full-time (two study periods) or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year


Course progression


Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)


Special assessment


Professional accreditation


Maximum allowed Pass
Conceded (PC) grade


Supplementary exam for
final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing


Not applicable

Maximum allowed

Not applicable


Not applicable


Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

Not applicable – this is a non-award course