Uni Skills for You

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Uni Skills for You


This free course is for anyone thinking of taking the first steps in returning to study at TAFE or university and is run over 2 consecutive days.

The course is facilitated by experienced USC advisers and is especially designed for adults of all ages who have not undertaken formal study for some years, or who did not finish high school.

About the course

The course aims to:

  • demystify higher education
  • build your confidence and skills in a supportive space through creating a cooperative group environment for learning
  • turn your current formal and informal learning abilities gained from work and life experience into academic reading, writing, speaking and listening skills
  • introduce you to key concepts and structures of writing for a higher education environment 
  • enhance your capacity around educational pathway decision-making


  • there are no tuition fees for this course


  • 18+ years, during the year in which the course is held


  • workbooks are provided for the duration of the course, free of charge

There are no tests, assignments or exams.

This course cannot be used towards gaining admission into a USC program.

For further information on USC's bridging program, visit Tertiary Preparation Pathway.

2019 program

USC Sunshine Coast (Sippy Downs)

Dates: Monday 24 – Tuesday 25 June 2019
Time: 9am–2pm
Room: Building J, Level 2, Room J2.03

Dates: Tuesday 3 – Wednesday 4 December 2019
Time: 9am–2pm
Room:  TBA

USC Fraser Coast

Dates: Tuesday 4 – Wednesday 5 June 2019
Time: 9am–2pm
Room:  A Block, Level 1, Room A1.22

Dates: Tuesday 19 – Wednesday 20 November 2019
Time: 9am–2pm
Room: TBA

USC Gympie

Dates: Thursday 27 – Friday 28 June 2019
Time: 9am–2pm
Room:  G Block, Ground Floor, Room G.19

Dates: Tuesday 26 – Wednesday 27 November 2019
Time: 9am–2pm
Room:  TBC

USC Caboolture

Dates: Tuesday 11 – Wednesday 12 June 2019
Time: 9am–2pm
Room:  L Block, Library Training Room

Dates: Tuesday 12 – Wednesday 13 November 2019
Time: 9am–2pm
Room:  L Block, Library Training Room

North Lakes

Dates: Monday 17 – Tuesday 18 June 2019
Time: 9am–2pm
Room:  North Lakes Library PC Training Room

Dates: Monday 4 – Tuesday 5 November 2019
Time: 9am–2pm
Room:  North Lakes Library Training PC Room

Courses will run subject to final number of registrations. Please register to avoid disappointment.

Course details

During this program, you will produce a short piece of academic writing.

Starting with a personal point of view on a topical issue, you will develop your skills as a researcher and writer as you turn those initial thoughts into a well-crafted, defensible statement on the topic.

You will also further develop your existing understanding of potential study pathways, through exploring your interests, values, and transferable skills.

Career Development staff will be available for individual consultations on completion of the course. Speak to your facilitator for further information.

Ready to register for the Uni Skills for You course?

If you are interested in registering for the next available course in your region, please complete the form below. For further enquiries contact the Access and Diversity unit of Student Services and Engagement on:

Email: pathways@usc.edu.au
Telephone: +61 7 5430 2893

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