UoN Open Foundation

Program Open Foundation
Institution/Unit University of NewcastleEnglish Language and Foundation Studies Centre
Contact Dr Barry Hodges, Program Coordinator


Foundation Studies office: (02) 4921 5558

Mode of offer On-campus Distance
Location of offer Callagahan campusOurimbah campus Online with paper-based option
Full/part-time/length Part-time Semester 1 & 2Full-time (Intensive) Semester 2 Part-time Semester 1 & 2
Program structure Part time: 2 x 10 unit courses per semester = 40 unitsIntensive (Full-time): 2 x 20 unit courses = 40 units As on-campusNot available
Program completion Pass 40 units in one calendar year As on-campus
Academic entry requirements None(Year 10 literacy and numeracy recommended but not monitored) As on-campus
Other entry requirements 20 + years old;Australian citizen or permanent resident As on-campus
Tuition fees None As on-campus
Other fees None As on-campus
Other program information No intermediate success exit points;Failure of 10 units in Semester 1 allowed to do 1 x 20 unit Semester 2 course As on-campus (but no Semester 2 Intensive Distance option)
Nature of courses Adapted from undergraduate disciplines;Close integration of skills and content; no separate skills-specific components As on-campus
Certificate Non-award certificate with ATAR-like tertiary entrance score
Other relevant information Successful applicants apply through Universities Admissions Centre on a competitive basis