Australia

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 BusinessDiploma of Engineering or Diploma of Health Sciences 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 terms (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 term provided they fulfil any prerequisites for those subjects.‭ Our classes have up to 25 students.

Term 1 Term 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 terms (14 weeks each) over 12 months. You will study 14 ‭units consisting of 5 English units and 9 discipline based units. In the first term you will study ‭Preliminary English and 3 discipline based subjects.

In the second and third terms you will ‭study the Standard Foundation program. Our classes have up to 25 students.

Term 1 Term 2 Term 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
  • 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.

Mode of study

Full time, face-to-face delivery.

Holidays

You will have a scheduled holiday break of at least 2 weeks between terms.

Durations

FISC Foundation Program (Standard): 32 weeks.
FISC Foundation Program (Extended): 50 weeks.

Compulsory online and/or work-based training, placements, other community-based learning, collaborative research training arrangements

Not applicable

‭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.

Quality assurance

The Flinders International Study Centre Foundation programs meet the requirements for Foundation programs which have been registered on CRICOS for delivery in Australia to overseas students, providing an academic preparation for those seeking entry to first year undergraduate study or its equivalent.

Award

On completion, a Certificate of Completion will be issued by Study Group Australia Pty Limited.

Support

You will receive one-to-one support and encouragement throughout the program.

Key dates

Entry requirements

Fees


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

"Throughout my time at Flinders I have learnt a lot about the Australian way of life and the education system. The foundation program has been designed to help me think critically, which is a crucial skill for my future career."

Munirah from Singapore - studying Foundation program

Flinders ISC student Munirah from Singapore

Study Group Australia Pty Limited trading as Flinders International Study Centre delivers its own pathways courses leading to undergraduate studies at Flinders University. Study Group Australia Pty Limited trading as Flinders International Study Centre is also a third party delivering pre-masters courses on behalf of Flinders University.

Provider: Study Group Australia Pty Limited trading as Flinders International Study Centre.

CRICOS provider code: 01682E. ABN: 88 070 919 327