This course may be on offer at a partner institution.
FAST is a single semester program designed to teach you how to study effectively, including how to write for academic purposes, research, use university systems and how to apply all of these skills to your study. When you successfully complete FAST, you will be ready to undertake degree level study at Federation University.
FAST also offers an elective maths course for students who want to study an Engineering degree. Successful completion of the Introduction to Technical Maths course satisfies the entry requirements to apply for an Engineering degree.
Students requiring additional English Language support may be interested the FAST (English for Academic Purposes) course
When you have successfully completed FAST you are guaranteed a place in one of Federation University's undergraduate degrees.
Your career options will depend on the program of study you wish to pursue following successful completion of FAST.
The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.
Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.
Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students and recent secondary graduates (the past 2 years)
Compulsory: Applicants who are currently completing VCAL, unscored VCE, or those who do not meet the specified pre-requisite studies will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy test to determine their eligibility for admission.
Compulsory: All applicants who are not currently studying year 12 or recently completed year 12 in 2019 or 2018 will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy test to determine their eligibility for admission.
Compulsory: Literacy and numeracy test
All applicants who are not currently studying year 12 or recently completed year 12 (past 2 years) will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy test to determine their eligibility for admission.
Compulsory: All applicants who are not currently studying year 12 or recently completed year 12 in 2016 or 2017 will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy test to determine their eligibility for admission.
Compulsory: All applicants must complete and submit a supplementary application form to indicate which FedUni degree program they intend to study after completing FAST. The online form can be accessed from here.
The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.
VTAC application: Yes
VTAC code: 3700510081 (Mt Helen), 3700510931 (Mt Helen), 3700710081 (Churchill), 3700710931 (Churchill), 3700810081 (On-line Learning), 3700810931 (On-line Learning), 3701810081 (Berwick), 3701810931 (Berwick)
Direct application: Yes
Federation University code: FA0
Fees are subject to change annually.
Commonwealth Supported Place
There are no tuition fees for this enabling program. Domestic students eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place are exempt from paying the student contribution amount.
You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).Other study costs
If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.
Satisfactory completion of the FAST program will guarantee entry into a wide range of Federation University Australia Higher Education programs at degree level. Graduates will also receive credit for one university level first year subject (course) from some faculties.
Please contact us for further information regarding eligible programs and to discuss your study pathway.
To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.
You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.
For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.
A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.
The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.
All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.
CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909