25 September 2014
Gympie residents who think they aren’t eligible or capable of studying at university are being asked to think again.
This summer USC will offer free Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) courses at its Gympie campus for those who want to take the first steps towards studying at university.
TPP courses cover how to study and write academic essays and other skills needed to prepare for starting a university degree.
USC Gympie Manager Graham Young said USC was totally committed to offering people from Gympie and surrounding areas every opportunity to study.
“It doesn’t matter if you don’t have an OP or whether you even finished high school, TPP equips you with the skills you’ll need to start a degree,” he said.
“Successful completion of four TPP courses will earn you entry into most USC degrees. You could do two courses this summer, another two starting in March and be ready to start a university degree by July 2015.”
A Tertiary Preparation Pathway information session will be held at USC Gympie on Cartwright Road from 5.30-6.30pm on Wednesday 1 October.
More courses than ever are on offer at USC Gympie in 2015. In addition to degrees in Business, Accounting, Primary Education and Nursing Science, next year USC Gympie will offer first-year courses in Arts, Social Science, Psychology, Human Services, Counselling and Social Work.
For students who wish to study other degrees at USC’s main campus at Sippy Downs, a University shuttle bus operates daily during semester.
Pictured are Gympie mother and daughter, Teresa and Samantha Brough, who started TPP together at Gympie last summer and are now both enrolled in USC's Bachelor of Nursing Science.
— Jane Cameron