Tertiary Preparation Program @ a glance


Tertiary Preparation Program (TPP)

TPP is a nationally accredited pre-university course equivalent to Year 12 or 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)

  • BUS107A Introduction to Computing
  • COM200A Communication Skills I
  • COM201A Communication Skills II
  • ICS001A Intercultural Studies

Electives Streams

Business, Law and Commerce

  • BUS100A Accounting
  • BUS103A Economics
  • BUS104A Mathematics
  • BUS110A Legal Studies

Education and Arts

  • BUS104A Mathematics

Plus electives to be chosen from

  • BUS103A Economics
  • BUS110A Legal Studies
  • COM100A Information Design
  • HBI001A Human Biology

Engineering, Science and Information Technology

  • MTH001A Advanced Maths I
  • MTH002A Advanced Maths II
  • PHY001A Physics I

Plus electives to be chosen from

  • BIO001A Biology
  • CHE001A Chemistry
  • COM100A Information Design

Health Science

  • BUS105A Statistics
  • HBI001A Human Biology
  • SCN100A Health Science

Plus electives to be chosen from

  • BIO001A Biology
  • CHE001A Chemistry

Tuition Fees

Year International Students


A$17,700 (total tuition fee)

A$2,212.50 per module

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