Thursday, 9 October 2014

An intro of foundation programs in Australia

There are quite a few people who question the very existence of foundation express courses that are being offered in countries like UK and Australia. However, the majority of the so called opponents of these courses are not very much aware of what these programs are all about. Benefit of such courses then becomes a different subject matter altogether. So, if you are finding yourself in a similar type of situation and do not know much about the program, then read on to equip yourself with the right information, so that you can make an informed decision as to whether you should go for it or not.

What is a foundation program?


It is basically a UK-inspired study courses that has been designed and developed to help students fill the gap that they find existing between their current qualification levels and the qualification that is required to take admission in the university and degree of their choice in the future. The courses act as a bridge between international universities and international students who wish to go for higher studies in countries like UK and Australia. The courses are designed in such a manner that they compliment any sort of skill or knowledge or qualification that you might be currently finding yourself short of after having finished your high school. The courses are especially useful for students coming from education systems which are different from that of Australian universities. So, if you are coming from a different country and not very much aware of the education system of Australian system, then you must take up these courses before seeking admission at Australian universities as it will not only help you align yourself to the education system that is being adopted by Australian universities but also align your existing qualification to the higher degree programs that you wish to go for in the future.

The duration of such programs is usually not more than one academic year. However, if you happen to be in a bit of hurry then you can go for the intensive 4 and 6 months programs, which are especially designed for those people who wish to complete their programs at a fast rate. The courses are designed for foreign as well as local students, regardless of the place of their origin. However, if you belong to a nation which does not have English as its first language, then you can go for language courses as well.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Foundation courses is Canberra

Foundation Studies in Canberra for International Students

In Australia, education system is very supportive for every student either national or international. Foundation Studies are being very helpful for international students. Many times, international students do not initially meet entry requirements to get admission for undergraduate study at Australian universities and colleges. In such conditions, to fulfill the criteria some foundation courses are provided for students so that they can get admission for further studies. The foundation courses in Canberra are offered to all students with a promise that they will get admission/place at university after successful completion of the course.

Advantages of Foundation Courses and Qualifications

In Canberra, students are benefited of studying foundation course in different ways. Let’s discuss the advantages for students of studying and completing these courses successfully. First of all, a successful completion of a foundation course may guarantee students for their entry into specific degree courses at some Australian universities. Secondly, these types of courses allow students to settle in to the Australian education system. This means they get help in adapting lifestyle and study pattern of Australia universities and colleges. Generally, foundation courses are offered as concentrated one-year preparatory courses. Sometimes, this duration can be altered according to or depending on the needs of students. Some students are capable of go faster when it comes to learning, so they may be able to complete such programs in nine months or less than a year. On other hand, some courses may be lengthened and require more time. And that is why students may need more time to prepare for their university courses. Another advantage of foundation courses is that some of such courses have a flexible structure and pattern. This allows students to enter at different times during the year. There are different courses of different standards of English language or academic competency. The courses include different subjects and streams. These streams are business or science studies and management and art etc. There can be some compulsory and elective subjects. Especially English language support is often a major focus of foundation courses. In Australian Universities and Colleges in Canberra, the types of foundation courses are offered in university-style teaching through lectures and tutorials. This helps international students to get familiar with this way of learning, and feel prepared for their Degree course.

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Pathway Courses to University Programs in Canberra

Pathway Courses – For Further Studies

Education system has spread wings with broader support in many contexts. It is important for people to find best job opportunity in future. And now days, there are several degree program courses with specialization programs. This is because in a resume employers ask for specialization in related field before hiring a candidate. Well, different types of courses and programs are offered for students/candidates. In this blog, we are discussing about Pathway Courses to University in Canberra. If you are not eligible or do not meet the requirements for direct entry into a University, do not worry! There are several pathway programs and courses are available. These pathway courses will help you get where you want to be.

If you want to take admission in university for degree program or for further study, you have to complete foundation courses. The Foundation Courses are designed to prepare students for further study. But, in any case, if any student does not meet all the admission requirements for his/her undergraduate degree then a foundation degree allows that student to get the skills he/she needs. For example, there may be lack of language proficiency that is countable in admission requirements.

Purposeful Pathway Courses

The type of pathway Courses are designed for students so that they develop their skills. These courses enable students to make the transition into university study as easy as possible. Many options are available that students can pursue. And, the successful complete of such program or course can lead students to enter in to a degree level course in university. In ANU College, English Pathway Courses to University programs are offered. Students do have option of getting admission in a package of two courses or say dual course. This dual course is to form a pathway to ANU. This course includes Access English Preparation plus Access English; this allows students to transition seamlessly to further studies at ANU. Access English Preparation course has duration of 12 week. It is focused on improving student’s general English proficiency in an academic setting. And, Access English Course in stand-alone 10-week course that helps in emphasizing on research and tutorial skills. Such course allows students to improve their English in time for university commencement, as each course is conducted twice a year.