Is the program for me?
Uni preparation courses, bridging courses, foundation courses, study pathways into university… what does it all mean? And is it for you?
If you didn’t complete year 12 or didn’t achieve the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) needed to get into your chosen university course, or if you just haven’t studied for a while, TEP is perfect for you.
Benefits of the program
TEP is a free program that can get you back into the swing of study.
It prepares you and enables you to start a degree with CDU.
You'll build the study skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed at uni.
You can study full time or part time.
You can choose to study on campus, online or a bit of both with mixed-mode study.
The course can be completed in as little as 16 weeks.
Where can I study?
What support is there?
As a CDU student, you'll get access to the same student support as our higher education and VET students.
Whether you're studying on campus or online, you'll always be able to contact your lecturers and tutors.
You'll be able to access your course materials online.
If you want to talk to someone about uni stuff, Student Central will help connect you to the right person.
You'll have access to our disability support services.
If you're looking for some extra study support, check out our workshop videos for information about writing, referencing, bibliographies, plus other study tips and tricks.
How do I start?
Complete the online enquiry/application form.
After you submit your online TEP application, we'll email you with a diagnostic task to complete.
Once you've completed the diagnostic task, you'll receive an email letting you know whether TEP is the right pathway to university for you and offering you a place for enrolment.
A new world university
A pathway especially for Indigenous students
Our free Preparation for Tertiary Success program is designed specifically for Indigenous students looking for a pathway to a university degree. If you don't meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree or haven’t studied for a while, our free PTS program can be studied online (just like TEP) but also includes some face-to-face workshops and the support of a tutor/coach. Funding is available to cover travel and accommodation costs for eligible students.
Balance your lifestyle and study
Certificate, Diploma, Bachelors, Honours, Masters… If you know you’d like to study a certain subject, but not so sure about the different courses, qualification levels and what they all mean, then read on!