Foundation Programs|Flinders International Study Centre

Foundation Programs

‭The foundation for your future

‭The Flinders ISC Foundation program provides comprehensive academic preparation that is specifically ‭designed for international students. ‭You will learn in small and supportive classes, ensuring that on completion you are fully prepared for studying in a university environment.

‭Go on to study at Flinders University or Flinders ISC

Once you complete the course, and achieve the necessary entry requirements, you will be ‭guaranteed entry into a range of undergraduate degrees at Flinders University. Eligible Foundation program students who do not achieve the grades to progress on to a degree at ‭Flinders can instead go on to study the Diploma of Commerce or Diploma of Science at Flinders ISC. Diploma graduates may then progress to a range of undergraduate degrees at Flinders University ‭(along with earning up to 12 months of credit towards their studies).

‭Program types

‭We offer two types of Foundation programs – Standard and Extended. The Extended program is ‭for those students who require some additional academic and English language preparation before ‭starting university studies.

  • ‭Standard program structure

    The Standard program runs for 2 trimesters (14 weeks each) over 8 months. You will study 9 units ‭consisting of 3 English units and 6 discipline based units. Students may change to new subjects at ‭the completion of their first trimester provided they fulfil any prerequisites for those subjects.‭ Our classes have up to 25 students. 

    Trimester 1
    Trimester 2
    • English A
    • English B
    • 3 discipline based units* from Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Geography, Mathematics, Physics
    • English C
    • 3 discipline based units* from Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Geography, Mathematics, Physics

    * These units have pre-requisites which must be satisfied. Please download our brochure for full module descriptions.
  • Extended program structure

    ‭The Extended program runs for 3 trimesters (14 weeks each) over 12 months. You will study 14 ‭units consisting of 5 English units and 9 discipline based units. In the first trimester you will study ‭Preliminary English and 3 discipline based subjects.
    In the second and third trimesters you will ‭study the Standard Foundation program. Our classes have up to 25 students. 

    Trimester 1
    Trimester 2
    Trimester 3
    • Preliminary English A
    • Preliminary English B
    • 3 discipline based units* from Preliminary Accounting, Preliminary Computer Science, Preliminary Economics, Preliminary Geography, Preliminary Mathematics
    • English A
    • English B
    • 3 discipline based units* from Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Geography, Mathematics, Physics
    • English C
    • Macroeconomics
    • 3 discipline based units* from Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Geography, Mathematics,
      Physics

    * These units have pre-requisites which must be satisfied. Please download our brochure for full module descriptions.

  • ‭Assessment

    ‭Your progress and development will be assessed regularly throughout the course to ensure you ‭are on track with your studies. Assessment is a combination of coursework, which includes class ‭tests, essays, presentations and projects as well as final examinations.

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    Entry requirements

    Fees



    Foundation Program (Standard) Course Code: 079229D.
    Foundation Program (Extended) Course Code: 079230M.
    Provider: Study Group Australia Pty Limited. CRICOS Provider Code: 01682E.

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Flinders ISC student Pedro from Venezuela