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  • Course

    The Foundation Program has been specially designed to meet the needs of international students. It is offered in three modes: January Entry, April Entry and Mid-Year Entry. January and April Entry courses finish in November 2020 and Mid-Year Entry course finishes in June 2021.

    The January intake is a standard program which is suitable for all students who meet minimum entry requirements. April intake is a discrete express course for above average students.

    Final results are issued by the college and TISC. THE CPS is a 50:50 combination of college results and final TISC examinations results. Moderation is undertaken independently by TISC. WA university applications are managed through Canning College and TISC. Students can package with WA universities but conditions may apply. Scholarships based on academic merit are available.

  • Course
  • Certification

    Western Australian Universities' Foundation Program Certificate issued by TISC (Tertiary Admissions Service Centre)

  • Where This Course
    Will Take Me?

    Guaranteed entry into a Western Australian public university on successful completion and meeting the universities' entry requirements. WA public universities are Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and The University of Western Australia.  Successful WAUFP students also have guaranteed entry into The University of Notre Dame.

    Acceptance by government and private universities throughout Australia and overseas.

    Choice of university and undergraduate courses

    This course is of particular interest to Health Sciences students as it offers direct entry into popular Curtin University programs. There are no quotas (subject to students achieving entry requirements) on the number of Canning College students who can enter Curtin Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology and some other Health Sciences degrees.

    CLICK HERE for more information on Canning-Curtin Health Sciences pathway

  • Course

    January entry: 11 months (January - November)
    April entry: 8 months (April - November)
    August entry: 10 months (August - May/June)

  • Time

    Students in the standard January and August intake receive 9 hours per week of tuition in ELACS (English language and Australian Cultural Studies) and 4.5 hours per week in other subjects.

    Students in the April intake receive an extra hour per week of tuition in each unit. At the time of the final examinations in November, these students will have had approximately the same total tuition hours as those who commenced in January.

  • Prerequisites

    English Competency Requirements

    • GCE 'O' Level English, 1119: C6
    • SPM English: C6
    • Hong Kong F5 English: Level 3
    • minimum level IELTS 5.5 (SVP students require IELTS 5.5 or equivalent)
    • TOEFL: 525 or 195 (new grading system)

    Academic Requirements Satisfactory completion of Year 11 studies or equivalent. Click here for further details.

  • Course

    January Entry: 

    Orientation 28 January - 31 January 2020 
    Classes: 3 February - 9 April 2020
    Vacation break: 10 April - 24 April 2020
    Classes: 28 April - 3 July 2020
    Vacation break: 4 July - 19 July 2020
    Classes: 20 July - 25 September 2020
    Study break: 26 September - 4 October 2020
    Exams: 5 October - 23 October 2020
    Final Exams: TBC

    April Entry: 

    Orientation 21 April - 24 April 2020 
    Classes: 28 April - 3 July 2020
    Exams: 6 July - 10 July 2020
    Vacation break: 11 July - 19 July 2020
    Classes: 20 July - 25 September 2020
    Study break: 26 September - 4 October 2020
    Exams: 5 October - 23 October 2020
    Final Exams: TBC

    Mid Year Entry 2020/2021: 

    Orientation 30 July - 31 July 2020 
    Classes: 3 August - 25 September 2020
    Vacation break: 26 September - 12 October 2020
    Classes: 13 October - 11 December 2020
    Vacation break: 12 December 2020 - 1 February 2021
    Classes: 2 February - 1 April 2021
    Vacation break: 2 April - 18 April 2021
    Classes: 21 April
    External WAUFP exams: 14 June - 18 June (TBC)

    2021 course dates can be found in the Academic Calendar

  • Enrolment
  • Accreditation

    The course is provided on behalf of the Western Australian public universities - The University of Western Australia, Curtin University, Murdoch University and Edith Cowan University. TISC manages the program and the Department of Education Services is the registering authority.

  • Course


  • Course Cost

    January Entry 2021: AUD$23,578.00 
    April Entry 2021: AUD$23,578.00
    Mid-Year Entry 2021: AUD$23,578.00 

    * Course cost does not include Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).  This is a compulsory medical cover for ALL international students, as required by the Department of Home Affairs.

  • Further

    Contact Student Services on +618 9278 3500