Integrated Learning Pathway (ILP)

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Integrated Learning Pathway (ILP) provides secondary school students in Year 11 and 12 with an opportunity to study undergraduate university courses while still at school.

Class delivery may vary depending on the requirements of the course.

ILP delivers USC courses within schools on the Sunshine Coast and further afield (eg Gympie and Redcliffe), which is different to USC's Headstart program which provides an on campus experience for year 11 and 12 students.

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The objectives of ILP are:

  • create secondary students who are better prepared for tertiary education due to a prior experience of university education
  • inspire and educate high school students about studying at university
  • to give students an opportunity to experience university in order to help choose their career path
  • create a practical model that provides an alternate approach to creating stronger links between the university and external organisations

ILP is delivered via a collaborative partnership comprised of USC, Secondary Schools, Construction Skills Queensland and the Sunshine Coast Technical Trade Training Centre.

ILP background

Since 2009, the University of the Sunshine Coast has been offering an Integrated Learning Engineering (ILEng) program, and in 2014 ILEng was delivered in five hubs from Gympie to Redcliffe. In 2015, the University expanded the disciplines offered to include studies in areas such as chemistry, drama, design, health, business, and education.

Please note that not all disciplines will be available in all ILP Hubs (for further information about availability of disciplines, please contact USC ILP staff).

How does ILP work?

The ILP program is a unique opportunity for students, as University is ‘brought to them’, that is, they do not have to travel to the University to participate in an ILP program. The University makes arrangements at a local hub where classes (such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, and lab sessions) will occur each week to deliver course content.

Different ILP disciplines present different USC courses. Throughout Year 11 and 12 you can complete up to four course, you can only study one course per semester and must pass your first course before you can progress to a second. Students who pass their courses not only gain credits towards their QCE, but may also gain academic credit towards a degree at USC.

Participating schools

Previous schools that have had students participate in the ILP program include:

  • Beerwah SHS
  • Bracken Ridge SHS
  • Bray Park
  • Bribie Island SHS
  • Burpengary SSC
  • Caboolture SHS
  • Caloundra SHS
  • Chancellor State College Siena Catholic College
  • Clontarf SHS
  • Genesis Christian College
  • Glasshouse Country Christian College
  • Gympie SHS
  • James Nash SHS
  • Kawana SHS
  • Kawana Waters State College
  • Kilcoy SHS
  • Marist College Ashgrove
  • Matthew Flinders Anglican College
  • Meridan State College
  • Morayfield SHS
  • Mountain Creek SHS
  • Mountain Creek SHS
  • Nambour Christian College
  • Narangba Valley SHS
  • North Lakes State High School
  • Pacific Lutheran College
  • Pine Rivers SHS
  • Redcliffe SHS
  • Sandgate SHS
  • Southern Cross Catholic College
  • St Columban’s College Caboolture
  • St Eugene’s College Burpengary
  • St Patricks
  • St Patrick's College Gympie
  • St Paul’s School, Bald Hills
  • Tullawong SHS
  • Unity College

If you are a student that attends a school that is not listed above, please contact the ILP Administration Office at USC to discuss your options of studying at one of our ILP Hubs.

Class delivery

Each course is delivered weekly at the nominated ILP Hub, and may run for up to fifteen weeks. Class delivery may vary depending on the requirements of the course. Please contact the ILP Hub Coordinator at your local Centre for day and time of classes. Please note that not all disciplines will be available in all Hubs. For further information about availability of disciplines, please contact USC ILP staff.

Course descriptions

Possible discipline areas may include the following:

Integrated Learning Business (ILBus)
Integrated Learning Chemistry (ILChm)
Integrated Learning Design (ILDes)
  • DES101 Visual Literacy : Design Principles and Practice (Semester 1)
  • To be advised (Semester 2)
Integrated Learning Drama (ILDra)
Integrated Learning Education (ILEdu)
Integrated Learning Engineering (ILEng)
Integrated Learning Health (ILHlt)

Successful completion of any of two USC courses may be used as credit towards an undergraduate degree at USC. Once enrolled in an undergraduate program at USC, credit is automatically applied to your enrolment.

For more information on academic credit please refer to credit transfer. Passing two ILP courses gives you an additional bonus-guaranteed entry to most programs at the University of the Sunshine Coast. ^

^ Students may be required to meet additional entry requirements for programs with high entry cut-offs and/or prerequisites. Students are expected to successfully complete Year 12.

Please note that if a student fails a course in the ILP it will not affect their grade point average (GPA) should the student enrol in an undergraduate program at USC in the future.

Eligibility

Students are expected to complete the application form provided by an ILP Hub Coordinator.

Acceptance into the ILP program requires:

  • Minimum C+ grade for Year 10 English
  • Minimum B average for all other subjects

Acceptance into the ILP program is also dependent upon sign off by the relevant Head of Department from the student’s school.

Non domestic students on visas other than student visas pay full fees. Students on international Student visas are not eligible for the ILP program.

Tuition fees

Domestic students

The University subsidises the tuition fees for domestic* Integrated Learning Pathway students. From 1 January 2016, commencing students will not be charged a course contribution fee for the first course they complete. If they choose to complete a second course the course contribution fee will be $400.

For the second course, some ILP course tuition fees may be partially supported financially by an external organisation. If this funding is approved, partial funding will be credited to the students account prior to classes commencing. Students do not need to apply for funding.

You should allow for additional costs of textbooks, photocopying, printing and any other study-related costs.

*Domestic students include Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens, Australian permanent residents and Permanent Humanitarian visa holders.

Non domestic students

Non domestic students on visas other than student visas pay full fees. The fee will vary according to the discipline area of the course. To check the fee visit schedule of fees. Students on international student visas are not eligible for the ILP program.

2017 ILP application and fee due dates
Semester 1, 2017

Applications close: 4pm on Friday 11 November 2017

Tuition fee due: 4pm on Friday 11 March 2017

How to apply

ILP is delivered in various locations on the Sunshine Coast, Gympie, Caboolture and Redcliffe. For information on how to apply, please contact the ILP Hub that is closest to your location, or to download the ILP Semester 1 2017 Application form (PDF 509KB)

2017 ILP application and fee due dates

Semester 1, 2017

Applications close: 4pm on Friday 11 November 2017

Tuition fee due: 4pm on Friday 11 March 2017

Getting started

Congratulations on gaining a place in the Integrated Learning Pathway (ILP) program at USC.

Follow the Getting started for Integrated Learning Pathway students steps to confirm your enrolment, access your online student systems and get started with your study.

Enquiries

For more information on the ILP program please contact USC ILP staff:

ILP Administration Office (ML41)
Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering
Email: ILPUsupport@usc.edu.au

Dr Richard White
ILP Leader (ML41)
School of Science and Engineering
Email: RWhite@usc.edu.au

Contact Student Central
information@usc.edu.au
+61 7 5430 2890
Ground floor, Building C, Sippy Downs

ILP Hub coordinators
ILP Hub Location Coordinator
Caloundra Hub Sunshine Coast Technical Trade Training Centre Deb McPherson dmcph39@eq.edu.au 
Chancellor Hub Chancellor State College Philippa Walker pwalk27@eq.edu.au 
Gympie Hub James Nash State High School

Kerry Paige kpaig2@eq.edu.au

Redcliffe Hub Redcliffe State High School Dan McKennariey dmcke109@eq.edu.au
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