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Tertiary Preparation Pathway
University of Southern Queensland - Online

Course outline

If you have not completed year 12 or it has been some time since you studied, UniSQ’s Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) is the perfect way to start studying at university. TPP is a flexible pathway designed to meet your personal entry requirements. What you study, and how long it takes will depend upon your needs. You may be able to complete in as little as six weeks, or you may need to study for several six-week study blocks. TPP is free and available to everyone (as long as you are at least 18 in the year you begin your studies and meet the citizenship and residency requirements). Depending upon your needs, you may study courses (subjects) to develop your writing, numeracy, and general study skills. You may also study some specialized courses to prepare you for the degree of your choice. When you successfully complete TPP you are guaranteed entry into selected UniSQ degrees, if you meet the English proficiency requirements. Now is the time to start your pathway to a career that you want. For more information, visit Tertiary Preparation Pathway at UniSQ.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to USQ’s website.


Applicant must be 18

Additional entry requirements

All applicants are required strongly encouraged to complete Tertiary Preparation Program placement tests in mathematics and English communication skills. Applicants will then be directed into the most appropriate available starting level in these components of the courses in TPP. Students who do not undertake these tests will be enrolled in TPP0111 Communicating at University A and/or TPP0180 Introductory Mathematics during their first semester of study. For students who did not complete schooling in Australia these tests are mandatory.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

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As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2023 information is not available.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

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* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

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Start Date

Offer rounds

24 Aug 2023
24 Aug 2023
15 Jan 2024
1 Feb 2024
24 Apr 2024
6 Jun 2024

Level of Qualification
USQ Tertiary Preparation Program
Study Area
Bridging and tertiary preparation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

1/2 years Full time or 1 year Part time

Darling Downs & South West QLD
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