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Tertiary Support courses


Get extra support to help you achieve academic success

Students who undertake tertiary support courses tend to get better results in their first-year courses than those students who don’t undertake the Tertiary Support Program (TSP).

If you are enrolled in an undergraduate program, you are eligible to enrol in a tertiary support course - currently available at Sippy Downs campus.

For science based programs it is recommended that you also enrol in the appropriate tertiary support course for your undergraduate course choices.

TSP courses:

  • are offered in the areas of chemistry, biology, statistics, mathematics, physiology and physics
  • allow you to learn new skills and refresh your knowledge
  • are free of charge for all students enrolled in an undergraduate program

Offered in two parts

You can attend the pre-orientation courses and/or the semester tutorials:


Courses are scheduled in the weeks prior to Orientation to USC for 3 hours per day over five days. Attendance in these weeks is invaluable, especially if you are new to the course content or you just wish to refresh your knowledge. Find when the courses are offered by viewing the TSP timetable.

During the Semester

Participate in one 2 hour tutorial per week during semester. Attending these tutorials will support the lecture content of the relevant undergraduate course. You can enrol in tertiary support courses up to week 4 of semester however you are able to join a class if you would like to attend after this. View instructions for how to enrol in a tertiary support course below.

Choose a tertiary support course

Below is a list of the tertiary support courses currently offered, listed against the undergraduate course to which it provides the most relevant support.

Course code Enabling course title Course code Undergraduate course title
ENB124 Enabling Statistics  BUS101 Applied Research Methods
ENB122 Enabling General Mathematics



Foundation of English and Mathematics  

Mathematics Foundations

ENB125 Enabling Biology




Cell Biology

Introductory Bioscience

Human Pathophysiology

ENB126 Enabling Physiology



Human Physiology

Anatomy and Physiology

ENB122 Enabling General Mathematics  MTH100 Introduction to Mathematics
ENB124 Enabling Statistics



Introduction to Psychology A 

Research Methods in Psychology A

ENB121 Enabling Chemistry




Human Pathophysiology

ENB123 Enabling Mathematics for Physics  SCI107 Physics
ENB124 Enabling Statistics  SCI110 Science Research Methods

How to enrol in a tertiary support course

  1. Login to USC Central.
  2. Click on ENROLMENT under ‘My Program and Enrolment’ section on the Home page of your Student Centre page.
  3. Click on 'Enrol in Enabling' tab.
  4. Click on the box next to Action field of the course you wish to enrol in. You may select more than one course. Please note the location of the course.
  5. Scroll down and provide any additional background information requested.
  7. A message will be displayed to let you know your enrolment is successful.
  8. To view your enabling class timetable, click TIMETABLE (either on the home page of your student centre or the tab) and select Enabling.

More information

Dr Kerry Rutter
Tel: +61 7 5456 5556
Email: krutter@usc.edu.au

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