Tertiary Preparation Program @ a glance


Tertiary Preparation Program (TPP)

TPP is a nationally accredited pre-university course equivalent to Year 12 a Foundation Program. It is designed to prepare you for studies in a range of Bachelor degrees offered by the University of Newcastle, including Medicine. Students may also use the TPP to gain access to an NIC Diploma in the areas of Business and Commerce; Engineering; IT; Media and Communication.


  • Smaller class sizes means more interaction and more learning support
  • 3 intakes per year (starting in March, June or October)
  • Extra contact time and additional language support
  • Fast-track and standard-track options available (2 or three trimesters’ enrolment)
  • Medicine students will only be able to commence in March and will enrol over 2 semesters


  1. Refer to the information below for full details of this program.
  2. Contact us with any questions through the 'Ask a question' button on this page.
  3. Click 'Enrol today' to send through your application, or
  4. Click the 'Our Representatives' button below to find details of someone in your country who can help you apply.
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Entry into NIC Diploma programs

Entry into Bachelor degree - Year 1

Bachelor degrees offered by the following Faculties:

  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Faculty of Education and Arts
  • Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
  • Faculty of Health
  • Faculty of Science and Information Technology


Select eight modules, comprising of four core modules and four modules from a chosen stream

Core Modules (compulsory)

  • BUS107 Introduction to Computing
  • COM200 Communication Skills I
  • COM201 Communication Skills II
  • ICS001 Intercultural Studies

Electives Streams

Business, Law and Commerce

  • BUS100 Accounting
  • BUS103 Economics
  • BUS104 Mathematics
  • BUS110 Legal Studies

Education and Arts

  • BUS104 Mathematics

Plus electives to be chosen from

  • BUS103 Economics
  • BUS110 Legal Studies
  • COM100 Information Design
  • HBI001 Human Biology

Engineering, Science and Information Technology

  • MTH001 Advanced Maths I
  • MTH002 Advanced Maths II
  • PHY001 Physics I

Plus electives to be chosen from

  • BIO001 Biology
  • CHE001 Chemistry
  • COM100 Information Design

Health Science

  • BUS105 Statistics
  • HBI001 Human Biology
  • SCN100 Health Science

Plus electives to be chosen from

  • BIO001 Biology
  • CHE001 Chemistry

Tuition Fees

Year International Students


A$17,700 (total tuition fee)

A$2,212.50 per module

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