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 with an ATAR requirement of 77.10 or lower.

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

Domestic students are exempt from the student contribution amount for HECS.

Students receive mentoring and additional tutorial support in the Foundation units (FNDN101 and FNDN102). If you complete faculty-based units in the Pathways Enabling Course which are part of the course in which you later choose to enrol, 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.

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DURATION

Up to 4 years Part-time

FEES

CSP (quotas apply) - Fees Exempt for Course

2015 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 (quotas apply) - Fees Exempt for Course
Total Credit Points 24
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.

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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 2015.

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.

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Student Appeals.

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. become 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. follow assessment task instructions to create and appropriately submit assessable work;
  4. apply basic critical thinking and problem solving strategies in their chosen disciplinary contexts;
  5. 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 communication skills through online participation in LMS units and through written assessment tasks.

Global Perspectives

Students are exposed to a wider world view via induction into tertiary study. Students are exposed to the academic culture of tertiary study as active participants.

Information Literacy

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

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 use the LMS and its associated systems within the VLE.

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