Discover JCU’s new fee-free* pathway program, JCU Prep, at our upcoming information sessions in Townsville and Cairns. Learn how JCU Prep provides direct entry to many JCU undergraduate degrees. Engage with JCU’s dedicated support staff within Pathways, Careers and Outreach, AccessAbility and the Indigenous Education and Research Centre.
This event is suitable for career advisors and training organisation staff to assist your students in their next career move, as well as students who finished school without an ATAR, are missing pre-requisite subjects, or didn’t finish high school.
What you’ll gain from the day
Attendees can enjoy light refreshments and nibbles.
Register for this free event and be ready today for tomorrow.
* Students are required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSA Fee).
"JCU Prep is great way to start tertiary studies. The staff are experts in their subject areas and they are also friendly and supportive. You can choose a study plan that suits your time and skill requirements. JCU Prep subjects focus on Academic Skills, IT Literacy and Numeracy and will help you prepare for further study in areas like Nursing, Teaching, Science and Engineering."
JCU Pathways - Lecturer
"Pathways will open your world to a new and exciting way of thinking and learning. We will prepare you to enter into your degree and walk into your dream job as a capable and competent 21st century professional."
JCU Pathways - Lecturer
Yes. JCU Prep is open to all Australian citizens and permanent residents who are or are about to turn 18 years old and want to enter undergraduate study at JCU, regardless of academic background and prior work/study experience.
JCU Prep has no associated course fees however, a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSA Fee) is payable, the cost of which depends on the number of subjects you enrol in. In 2023, the fee was $48.90 per subject, with a maximum fee of $326.00 for the full calendar year.
Your application for JCU Prep depends on your previous educational experience:
If you wish to use JCU Prep as a pathway into a JCU Bachelor’s degree
You should apply for your preferred bachelor’s course through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC), using the QTAC code for that course. If you do not meet the entry requirements, JCU may offer you a QTAC packaged offer, where you receive an offer into JCU Prep and your preferred bachelor’s course at the same time.
If you want to start with only JCU Prep, and:
Check the JCU application due dates to ensure you meet the deadline for your chosen trimester.