A qualification requiring two years of full-time study, or part-time equivalent. This can count towards a full bachelor degree.
Some university courses assume students have studied certain subjects at school. It’s best to do the recommended subjects to avoid getting behind at uni. If students haven’t done them, they may be able to do a bridging course.
Also known as an undergraduate degree, this is the type of course students are most likely to apply for. It requires three to four years of full-time study, or part-time equivalent.
If students feel uncomfortable with their preparation for university study, or don’t meet the assumed knowledge requirements, an intensive bridging course will help them get prepared.
A formal (and usually large) class conducted by an academic lecturer.
A specialisation in a bachelor degree – comprising about eight subjects. Students are able to tailor their major, and can usually complete more than one in a degree.
A sub-specialisation in a bachelor degree – usually four subjects.
An introduction to university life, its facilities and the student’s area of study before the start of first semester.
A qualification, usually following on from a bachelor degree, allowing for more in-depth research and specialisation. This may be a masters degree or a PhD.
Year 12 subjects students must have successfully completed to be eligible for entry into a course – there may be alternative entry options such as completing a TAFE course or a university-bridging course.