Fees and Dates

Get ready for James Cook University (JCU) by adding important dates into your calendar for campus Induction Days and Readiness Assessments.

Welcome - Induction: Orientation Week

The Diploma Welcome - Induction is designed to prepare you for University life, where you will meet the Diploma staff and your fellow students.

What to bring:

  • A pen and notepad.
  • There are water bubblers available, please feel free to bring a refillable water bottle.
  • Lunch will be provided.

Contact pathways@jcu.edu.au if you have any questions.

  • Townsville Campus
    • When: Monday February 17 2020, 10.00am to 5:00pm
    • Where: Building 26
  • Cairns Campus
    • When: Tuesday February 18 2020, 9:00am to 4:00pm
    • Where: TBA

Official Welcome

The Diploma Official Welcome to JCU gives you the opportunity to meet our Student Mentors, join a guided tour of the campus and the Library, and meet our Diploma Academic Staff and join them for an interactive academic activity session. Welcome Day is now combined with the Induction, please see details above.

Class Registration Assistance Session

We can assist you with registering for your classes and organising your timetable.

If you are unable to attend the session please email: pathways@jcu.edu.au to arrange an alternative time.

Townsville Campus: 24th January 2020, arrive between 10:00am - 11:00am, Building 142, Room 20.

Cairns Campus: 24th January 2020, arrive between 10:00am - 11:00am, Room to be advised.

Readiness Assessment

The Readiness Assessment is compulsory for Pathways students to complete prior to the semester commencing.

It is an online tool used to assess your readiness for academic study. This will have no bearing on your acceptance or enrolment to JCU.

If you cannot make one of the times below please email: pathways@jcu.edu.au to arrange an alternative time.

Townsville Campus

  • Allow approx. 1 to 1.5 hours to complete

Please note you must have accepted your offer to study in the Diploma to attend.

Attend one session only from the dates listed below:

Once you have completed the Readiness Assessment, Pathways staff can assist you with your study plan and subject enrolments.

Contact pathways@jcu.edu.au if you have any questions.

Cairns Campus

  • Allow approx. 1 to 1.5 hours to complete

Please note you must have accepted your offer to study in the Diploma to attend.

Attend one session only from the dates listed below:

  • Wednesday, 4th December 2019, arrive anytime between 1:00pm and 3:00pm
  • Wednesday, 11th December 2019, arrive anytime between 1:00pm and 3:00pm
  • Wednesday, 15th January 2020, arrive anytime between 9:30am and 10:30am
  • Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, arrive anytime between 9:30am and 10:30am
  • Wednesday, 29th January 2020, arrive anytime between 9:30am and 10:30am
  • Wednesday, 5th February 2020, arrive anytime between 9:30am and 10:30am
  • Wednesday, 12th February 2020, arrive anytime between 9:30am and 10:30am

Once you have completed the Readiness Assessment, Pathways staff can assist you with your study plan and subject enrolments.

Contact pathways@jcu.edu.au if you have any questions.

Fees and charges

University study involves a range of expenses, including living and study costs. For information relating to fees, costs and financial support select the link that best suits your requirements: