Prepares Indigenous Australian students with the academic skills and understandings required to engage with the knowledges and processes of university degree studies. Covers the following areas: preparation of university writing skills, university reading skills and background to computer skills.
Open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who will be at least 18 years in the year of study. Mature-aged persons who may have been away from formal education for some time, are particularly encouraged to apply. Prospective students will be required to complete an Aboriginal Students Intake Test (ASIT). The ASIT gives a good indication of the level of study that would be appropriate for the student. Prospective students who have completed Year 12 within the last two years can gain admission to the IUOC provided they can provide evidence of Year 12 graduation. Special entry conditions to IUOC may be negotiated if the program in offered in partnership with other education providers such as TAFE or the WA Education Department. All applications will be considered on the basis of individual merit and persons with a variety of educational background and work experience are welcome to apply.
Indigenous University Orientation Course
This course is not available for on-campus study by students on an International student visa.
This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.
The Indigenous University Orientation course is a 120 credit point award.
YEAR ONE - SEMESTER 1
Unit Description Points
ABB1126 Academic Reading and Writing 1 15
ABB1127 Mathematics 1 15
ABB1128 Skills for Tertiary Learning 1 15
ABB1129 Introduction to Computing 1 15
Semester refers to stage in course rather than period of year. For example students can enter course mid year as a semester 1 student.
Year One - Semester 2
Unit Description Points
ABB1136 Academic Reading and Writing 2 15
ABB1137 Mathematics 2 15
ABB1138 Skills for Tertiary Learning 2 15
ABB1139 Introduction to Computing 2 15
NOTES: 1. All four units have two levels of performance indicators. Achieving the first level indicators but not the second allows the student to enrol in the second of the coupled (but not linked) units. The student must then pass at the higher level in their second enrolment or record a fail and be required to repeat the unit at the second level. 2. Students can graduate in one semester of study if they achieve the higher level indicators in each of the four units. 3. Students who graduate at the end of one semester will be exempted from ABB1136, ABB1137, ABB1138, ABB1139. 4. Students may apply for Advanced Standing if they: are full-time (Advanced Standing is NOT available to part-time students) achieve 70% or more in each of the four units, in any one semester