Foundation Program in Australia
Foundation Year in Australia
The Foundation program is very popular in Australia. 25 out of 37 universities working in the country organize and run preparatory courses for foreign applicants. In addition, not only by universities but also private colleges offer foundation programs, and even TAFE (Technical and Further Education) institutions.
Almost at every university in Australia, a Foundation course has its own duration and study load. Some universities offer annual, 6-month, and 1,5-year courses. An entrant chooses the programs of the necessary duration by him/herself depending on his/her level of preparation. To attend the Foundation course a candidate must provide the IELTS certificate with at least 5.0 total points for a long-term program, the IELTS certificate with 5.5 points for enrolling on a standard course, and the IELTS certificate with 6.0 points for admission to condensed training programs.
Foundation course includes not only the study of English and basic disciplines but also a subject called academic skills. Teachers tell their students how to take notes properly. Mastering these skills will help a future student to enjoy the studying process.
Completion of high school in your country with 50% to 60%
Cambridge O Levels: 5 passes at A-D in relevant subjects, A levels with low grades can apply for the foundation program.
IELTS: The majority of institutes require 5.5 but some require 5.0 or even less for the foundation program.