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Foundation Studies Program

Develop your English and academic skills in an Australian recognised Foundation Program Standards course that allows you to experience a variety of subjects to pathway into higher education.

This course may be on offer at a partner institution.

52 weeks
(120 credit points = 1.0 EFTSL)

This non-award course is a pre-university course for International students that may not have completed a high School Year 12 or equivalent course. It is designed to help students meet the entry requirements for first-year university or progress to a Diploma (Higher Education) course. Students will develop fundamental communication, study skills and a general knowledge of courses that they may want to pathway into after completing this Foundation course. It can equip students for further studies in a range of courses that will help in furthering their qualifications as they progree towards Higher Education.

Career opportunities

Successful completion of the Foundation will enable you to pursue further studies in Federation University’s Higher Education Diploma or undergraduate studies. Further studies will unlock a range of career opportunities across diverse industries including business, education, engineering, information technology, healthcare, science, and more.

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.

Year 1

Semester 1

GPFSP1101, 15 credit points
GPFSP1201, 15 credit points
GPFSP1301, 15 credit points
GPFSP1401, 15 credit points

Semester 2

GPFSP1102, 15 credit points
GPFSP1202, 15 credit points
GPFSP1302, 15 credit points

Contact hours can vary depending on requirements, however typical contact hours for full-time study are around 25-30 hours comprising of on-campus classes, online learning and self-directed study.

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Academic requirement: Successful completion of a year 11 or equivalent.  
Non-Academic requirement: Provision for entry may exist through other pathways including mature age, other special provisions, or recognition of prior learning.

English language requirement

Academic IELTS of 5.5 overall, with no individual band below 5.0; or equivalent.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: GF0

Fees are subject to change annually.

Please contact for fee information

Other fees

You will also need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.


Our scholarships and grants can help with your study costs.  Explore our scholarships to find an opportunity that's right for you.

Provision for entry may exist through other means including mature age, other special provisions, or recognition of prior learning.

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 unit, 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 courses is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this course overview including the availability of courses and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any course, 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

School department

Global Professional School

Course coordinator

Jason Rogers