Pathways Enabling Course

Why study the Pathways Enabling Course at UNE?

The Pathways Enabling Course is a program of study for students without the educational background for admission to an undergraduate course at UNE. It is available for students who have not successfully completed any part of a university course, and who believe that completion of this enabling course will make them better qualified to successfully undertake an undergraduate course.

Completion of the Pathways Enabling Course provides the basis for admission to most undergraduate courses at UNE.

Although eligible domestic students are exempt from the student contribution amount for HECS, they are still liable for the Student Services and Amenities Fee. Eligible students may apply for SA-HELP with regard to the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

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DURATION

Up to 4 years Part-time

FEES

CSP - fees exempt for course

2013 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Off Campus
Trimester 2, Off Campus
Trimester 3, Off Campus

Course Type Foundation Studies
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Off Campus
Course Duration
  • Up to 4 years Part-time
Fees CSP - fees exempt for course
Total Credit Points 24
Benefits

Students receive mentoring and additional tutorial support in the Foundation units (FNDN101 and FNDN102). There is also an option of an on-campus intensive school for the Foundation units in Trimester 1 and Trimester 2. If you complete faculty-based units in the Pathways Enabling Course which are part of the course you later choose to enrol in, you will receive advanced standing for those units. The two Foundation units (FNDN101 and FNDN102) will not count towards any course but they will provide you with the skills and confidence required for successful undergraduate study.

Intensive Schools

Mandatory intensive schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.

Entry Requirements

1. Admission to the Pathways Enabling Course will be open to candidates who are not admissible to a course and who intend to seek admission to an undergraduate course; or

2. Candidates:

(a) who have not successfully completed any part of a course leading to an award of the University; and

(b) who state that completion of this Enabling Course will make them better qualified to undertake an undergraduate course; and

(c) who intend to seek admission to an undergraduate course.

Further Information

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Pathways Enabling Course in 2013.

Admission to Candidature

1. Admission to the Pathways Enabling Course will be open to candidates who are not admissible to a course and who intend to seek admission to an undergraduate course; or

2. Candidates:
(a) who have not successfully completed any part of a course leading to an award of the University; and
(b) who state that completion of this Enabling Course will make them better qualified to undertake an undergraduate course; and
(c) who intend to seek admission to an undergraduate course.

Period of Candidature

The period of candidature shall be up to four years as a part-time candidate.

Course Requirements

1. To complete the Enabling Course and qualify for admission to an undergraduate course candidates shall satisfactorily complete a program of study comprising a total of 24 credit points including:
(a) two Foundation units listed in the Program of Study; and
(b) any two Pathways elective units listed in the Program of Study.

2. (a) A maximum of 12 credit points may be taken in a trimester; and
(b) each elective unit automatically has FNDN101 as a co-requisite..

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Core Units 12 cps
Listed Units 12 cps
Total 24 cps

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Progression

(a) Foundation units may be attempted or completed once only, except under exceptional circumstances and with the permission of the course coordinator; and
(b) any one Pathways elective unit may be attempted twice only; and
(c) if three Pathways elective units are attempted and not passed candidature shall lapse.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct Rules.

Course Aims

The Pathways Enabling Course is a program of study for students without the educational background for admission to an undergraduate course at UNE. It is available for students who have not successfully completed any part of a university course, and who believe that completion of this enabling course will make them better qualified to successfully undertake an undergraduate course.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. be familiar with the early requirements of tertiary study and be proficient in navigating online learning environments for tertiary study;
  2. become independent learners and apply effective learning strategies to suit their personal circumstances and chosen disciplines;
  3. be able to follow assessment task instructions to create and appropriately submit assessable work;
  4. be able to apply basic critical thinking and problem solving strategies in their chosen disciplinary contexts;
  5. be able to select, organise, synthesise and keep track of information and apply ethical practices in their use of information for research purposes; and
  6. become familiar with at least one discipline or area of undergraduate study.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Students gain discipline knowledge through the choice and study of elective units. Students gain insight into the kinds of degree courses that might interest them or will not interest them.

Communication Skills

Students develop and practise communications skills through online participation in LMS units and via the process of participating in formal study. Students be necessity have to liaise with unit coordinators, other students and various support services of the university during the course.

Global Perspectives

Students are exposed to a wider world view via indoctrination into tertiary study. Students are exposed to the academic culture of tertiary study as active participants for the first times in their lives.

Information Literacy

A large portion of the two core foundation units of the course present students with opportunities to practice some of the most fundamental and underpinning information literacy skills - comprehension of information, finding and accessing information, organising information and creating/communicating.

Life-Long Learning

This is one of the key aims of the Pathways Enabling Course with successful completion of the course naturally leading to further tertiary study.

Problem Solving

Problem-solving skills are partially developed and practised by students. In general students entering the Pathways Enabling Course find the UNE VLE to be a daunting and complex system. Students actively engage in practical problem solving as they learn to used the LMS and its associated systems within the VLE.

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