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Western Australian Universities' Foundation Program

Course Title WA Universities' Foundation Program
Course Overview

The Foundation Program has been specially designed to meet the needs of international students. It is offered in three modes: January Entry, April Entry and August Entry. January and April Entry courses finish in November 2017 and August Entry course finishes in July 2018.

The January intake is a standard program which is suitable for all students who meet minimum entry requirements. April intake is a discrete express course for above average students.

Final results are issued by the college and TISC. THE CPS is a 50:50 combination of college results and final TISC examinations results. Moderation is undertaken independently by TISC. WA university applications are managed through Canning College and TISC. Students can package with WA universitises but conditions may apply. Scholarships based on academic merit are available.

Course Brochure WAUFP Booklet.pdf Download PDF (1.03MB pdf)
Certification Gained

Western Australian Universities' Foundation Program Certificate issued by TISC (Tertiary Admissions Service Centre)

Where this course can take you

• Guaranteed entry into a Western Australian public university on successful completion and meeting the universities' entry requirements. WA public universities are Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia.
• Acceptance by government and private universities throughout Australia and overseas.
• Choice of university and undergraduate courses

Special Conditions for SVP

SVP packaging for students applies to The University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Murdoch University and Edith Cowan University. Some special conditions may apply.

Course Duration

January entry: 11 months (January - November)
April entry: 8 months (April - November*)
August entry: 10 months (August - June*)

* Please refer to Prospectus for current dates.

Time Allocation

Students in the standard January and August intake receive 9 hours per week of tuition in ELACS (English language and Australian Cultural Studies) and 4.5 hours per week in other subjects.

Students in the April intake receive an extra hour per week of tuition in each unit. At the time of the final examinations in November, these students will have had approximately the same total tuition hours as those who commenced in January.

Prerequisites English Competency Requirements
  • GCE 'O' Level English, 1119: C6
  • SPM English: C6
  • Hong Kong F5 English: Level 3
  • minimum level IELTS 5.5 (SVP students require IELTS 5.5 or equivalent)
  • TOEFL: 525 or 195 (new grading system)
Academic Requirements Satisfactory completion of Year 11 studies or equivalent. For further information contact the International Office on
Course Dates January Entry: Orientation 16th January 2017 and classes start 30th January 2017
April Entry: Orientation 19th April 2017 and classes start 26th April 2017
August Entry: Orientation 28th July 2017 and classes start 31st July 2017
Enrolment Details Application and Enrolment Information
Accreditation By The course is provided on behalf of the Western Australian public universities - The University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Murdoch University and Edith Cowan University. TISC manages the program and the Department of Education Services is the registering authority.
Course Code CRISCOS Course Code: 076495K Visa subclass: 575; Non-award
Estimated Total Course Cost January Entry 2016: AUD$22,550.00 (plus AUD$530.00 per 12 months OSHC*)
April Entry 2016: AUD$22,550.00 (plus AUD$530.00 per 12 months OSHC*)
August Entry 2016: AUD$22,550.00 (plus AUD$530.00 per 12 months OSHC*)

* OSHC - BUPA Overseas Student Health Cover. This is a compulsory medical cover for ALL international students, as required by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

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