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About the award

The ESTEEM Award aims to facilitate entry to undergraduate study at USC by providing a pathway to tertiary studies and access to social and financial support.

By completing USC's Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) program, students will prepare for further university studies and will be financially and socially assisted whilst doing so. Benefits may include assistance with costs related to transport to and from the University, childcare support, course equipment, printing, and access to internet services.

Students supported through the award will develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed at university by completing four TPP subjects relevant to their chosen undergraduate degree. On completion of the TPP program, students can apply directly for entry into most USC undergraduate programs. ESTEEM applicants can also apply for additional scholarships to assist them during their undergraduate studies.


To be eligible for this award, applicants must be a parent who is the primary carer of their child or children, who was unable to finish year 11 or 12 due to becoming a parent, and who is not financially supported by any other person.

How to apply

Contact Student Central Gympie or Student Central Fraser Coast or email ESTEEM.

This application is for entry into TPP through the ESTEEM award and you are not required to complete a separate QTAC application.

Career prospects

On completion of the TPP program you can apply for entry into most USC undergraduate degree programs through direct application. ESTEEM applicants can also apply for additional scholarships to assist them during their undergraduate studies.



Under the ESTEEM award TPP can be completed in 1 semester (13 weeks) as a full-time study load. Alternatively, it can be completed over two semesters (26 weeks) as a part-time study load.


Semester 1 or 2

More information

Email ESTEEM or call Student Central at the Gympie or Fraser Coast campuses.

To apply, download the ESTEEM application form (PDF 219KB) *

* For PDF documents you must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded from the Adobe Download page

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