University of South Australia

Foundation Studies

Interested in Foundation Studies?

Our academic Diploma and Foundation Studies programs are designed primarily for people who do not have the qualifications required to get directly into a bachelor degree, providing possible options for those looking for an alternative pathway to university. These programs are a supportive way for students to settle into the university environment and prepare students to succeed at university by building academic skills and prerequisite knowledge. 

Plus, students will get to experience life as a UniSA student, which means being taught by UniSA staff and having access to the full range of support services the university provides.

UniSA is an unstoppable university for unstoppable people. As one of the World’s Top Young Universities*, we’ll ensure you get the experience your future profession demands so it’ll feel like you’re studying one minute and in a career the next.


QILT: Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016-18 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate). Public SA founded universities only. UNSTOPPABLE ® is a Kellogg Company trade mark used under licence.

*Ranked #26, 2019 THE Young University Rankings. Ranked #30, 2020 QS Top 50 Universities Aged Under 50

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    Associate Professor Sharron King

    "When you join UniSA College you will commence your journey as a student of the University of South Australia, and become a member of our supportive learning community." 

    All of our programs are designed to prepare you for success at university and equip you to achieve your ambitions. To ensure you engage in the program that best fits your background and needs you can choose to study one of our two-year diplomas, our one-year Foundation Studies program or our Aboriginal Pathway Program. 

    Successfully completing the program you have chosen provides you with the opportunity to experience a seamless transition into a range of degrees providing life-changing opportunities for people of different ages and backgrounds. You also have the opportunity to join the UniSA Alumni and to mentor and become a role model for other students. 

    I look forward to welcoming you to UniSA College, celebrating your success as a university student and witnessing your achievements of personal goals within and beyond the University of South Australia. 

    Associate Professor Sharron King
    Dean of Programs (UniSA College)

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    Program Enquiries 

    For further information about our programs please contact us: 

    Foundation Studies & Diplomas


    Aboriginal Pathway Program


    UniSA College 

    Address: David Pank Building, Level 2
    160 Currie Street
    Adelaide, South Australia
    City West Campus

    Phone: (08) 8302 7407


    Postal address: 
    UniSA College
    University of South Australia 
    GPO Box 2471
    Adelaide, SA 5001


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