Diploma of Higher Education Readiness Assessment

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Not sure if you're ready for university?

If you’re unsure about your readiness for study at JCU, try the Readiness Assessment, a pre-enrolment online tool that offers prospective JCU students the opportunity to gauge their readiness for university study. It can be completed at your own pace and there is no time limit.

The assessment has four sections:

  1. Personal readiness assessment

  2. Reading comprehension

  3. Numeracy assessment, and

  4. Maths assessment, for those wishing to enrol in a course with a heavy emphasis on mathematics, such as Engineering, Physics and Accounting.

Prospective students who complete the assessment will receive feedback and, if necessary, referral advice. Some students may be referred to the JCU Tertiary Access Course (TAC), a free 6 month preparatory course offered in Cairns and Townsville twice a year.

After completing the readiness assessment, please send us an email to: pathways@jcu.edu.au, to let us know you've completed the assessment. Please include your name and contact details.  It may be useful to book an appointment with the pathways team to discuss the most suitable pathway to higher education success.

How to access the Readiness Assessment

  1. Ready to begin? Click on the button below to get started.

  2. At the Diploma of Higher Education page, click on Enrol. Please note that clicking on the Enrol button does not enrol you in the Diploma of Higher Education. However, it does allow you to sign up and take the online Readiness Assessment.

  3. After you click on Enrol, a log in screen will appear. Scroll down and click on the link: Don't have an account? Create one now.

  4. To create your account, you can make up and enter your user name and password. Your user name must contain a mix of letters and numbers and must not include any spaces.

  5. Click on Go to Course.

  6. Click on Readiness Assessment.

  7. Click on Begin.

  8. Go for it!

Try the online readiness assessment to receive feedback and study advice.