UniSA Foundation Studies (Mount Gambier)
You're considered an Australian student if you are any of the following:
UniSA Foundation Studies is a free1, one-year program for students with no previous qualifications, or for school leavers without an ATAR. You will get a taste of university and learn the skills you need to study for your degree, including:
As a Foundation Studies student you will take courses on campus and will have access to our full range of support services. Flexible study options are available, such as full-time or part-time and external (online) studies, depending on your course selection. Upon successful completion, you can use your grade point average (GPA) to apply for any UniSA degree (a competitive GPA is required).
1 You will be required to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee as determined by the Australian Government.
You will study core courses to develop your critical writing, study skills, communication skills and research skills. You will also study six elective courses for an introduction to the study areas you may be interested in. There are a range of electives available to study internally (on campus) at Mount Gambier. You can also study electives offered through City West campus online, in areas such as:
You can specialise in any of these areas, but you must make sure to include any prerequisite subjects for your future degree among the courses you choose.
Your study schedule will be divided into contact hours (the time you spend doing lectures and tutorials) and independent study, including your personal research and assignment work. Study hours depend on the courses you choose and the amount of additional work you put in. Generally, full-time study is equivalent to 40 hours per week.
Your assessments will include:
Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. Australian and international students may have the option to do an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas. We have links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.
Take a look at the global opportunities available.
Upon successful completion, you can use your grade point average (GPA) to apply for any UniSA degree (a competitive GPA is required).
|Course name||Area and cat no.||Units||Reference|
|Regional strand - Mount Gambier|
|First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)|
|University Studies||EDUC 1075||4.5|
|Literacy Course 1||4.5||Note(s): 1|
|Elective 1||4.5||Note(s): 2|
|Elective 2||4.5||Note(s): 2|
|Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)|
|Elective 3||4.5||Note(s): 2|
|Elective 4||4.5||Note(s): 2|
|Elective 5||4.5||Note(s): 2|
|Elective 6||4.5||Note(s): 2|
Studying externally (online) gives you the flexibility to study where and when you want, at your own pace. Some of the courses offered through UniSA College can be studied online. You can choose your study mode when you enrol. With interactive online course materials and a 24/7 digital environment, you can also:
Our campuses have advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. You’ll discover that your journey at UniSA is also about social experiences, healthy living and getting involved. Depending on your campus, you’ll find student gyms, pools, tech zones and chill-out spaces. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you’re keen to explore the social side of university life, there’s movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and loads more.
Our student support services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help, we're here to assist. We provide a full range of support services, including:
When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.
Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.