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Is ACCA the Right Course for You?

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You are passionate about accounting and numbers and you heard about the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). But you are not sure whether ACCA is the best course for your future. Before you make any decision, let us take a look at what this course is all about and do you have what it takes to pursue it? 

About ACCA

Now, ACCA is a professional accountancy body that is recognised, highly respected and valued around the world. They have 17 joint exam partnerships with national accountancy bodies globally that allows their trainees to qualify using ACCA Qualification structure. You see, not everyone in the accounting world is qualified and allowed to use the designatory letters ACCA behind their name.

Only students that complete ALL of the 13 exams, work for a required number of years and complete the professional ethics module are allowed to use this prestigious title in their business card, provided they keep updating themselves with the ACCA regulations, standards and news every year. With ACCA behind your name, you are a Chartered Certified Accountant and this means you are high calibre, experienced and deserve a higher salary than other people in the industry. This prestigious accountancy body should not be confused with an accounting degree examination.  

Details of ACCA Examination

Passing marks: 50% and above

Total exam papers: 13

Number of resit allowed: Unlimited

Exam Sittings: March, June, September & December every year

Maximum years to finish all papers: 10 years 

Trust me when I say ACCA is known everywhere in the world for its tough and rigorous exams #beentheredonethat. With only one mark difference can change your whole strategy for the next study plan. ACCA regarded 0% to 49% as failed and 50% and above as passed. What you will study is very technical and industry-related on topics such as Law, Tax, Audit, Finance and Performance Management.

There are 3 steps of ACCA exams and you must complete every paper before proceeding to the next step. The steps and papers are:

1. ACCA Applied Knowledge:

AB- Accountant In Business

MA- Management Accounting

FA- Financial Accounting

 

2. ACCA Applied Skills:

LW – Corporate and Business Law

PM – Performance Management

TX – Taxation

FR – Financial Reporting

AA – Audit and Assurance

FM – Financial Management

 

3. ACCA Strategic Professional:

Essential: 

SBL – Strategic Business Leader

SBR – Strategic Business Reporting

Options: Choose 2 only

AFM – Advanced Financial Management

APM – Advanced Performance Management

ATX – Advanced Taxation

AAA – Advanced Audit and Assurance

Once you have completed all these papers, you are not done yet. You need to sit for the Ethics and Professional Skills Module before entering the related working field or known as Practical Experience Requirement (PER). Most graduates choose to work with the Big 4 while some prefer commercial companies.The minimum years of working is 3 years before you become an affiliate. But bear in mind, you need to renew your member fees every year and failure to do so will result in losing the ACCA designatory letter and you are no longer associated with this top accountancy body. 

Quick Self-Assessment: Is ACCA the Right Choice for You?

So now you know the history of ACCA and the exam structure. It is time for you to do some self-reflections and answer the questions below to find out whether this route is for you or against you.

1. Do you love challenges?

You must love challenges and not just ‘like’ them. ACCA exam papers are one of the most difficult exams in the world to complete. You must have the perseverance attitude, not easily give up and be strong in spirit because if you fail one paper, you must re-sit it. But what if you fail that paper for the 5th time? Many ACCA students experienced it.

Therefore, you must have the determination, self-disciplined and persistence to study that particular paper, attend the class, do a lot of practices before attempting the paper for the 6th time. So, if you are the type of student who loves hard and tough exam papers, go check the second questions. 

2. Do you have a strong grasp on English language?

The exam papers are prepared by a board of qualified and expert people from the accounting industry in the United Kingdom. The question style is different compared to local universities whereby the knowledge on and lifestyle of local people is acknowledged.

However, since the exam authors are mostly British, you have to familiarise yourself with British way of professional business settings to understand the exam papers. If you also say yes to this question, go ahead and check the last question.

3. Do you see yourself as a Chartered Certified Accountant in the future?

You see, many people assume that the accountants only deal with numbers. That is not the case because you also need to understand the law of the country you practise, standards used to deal with accounting issues and actively participate in the company’s business future plan. So if you see yourself doing all these in the future, then being an accountant might be the right career for you.

If you answer YES to all these 3 questions, then this course is for you!

Education Pathway to Obtain ACCA Qualification In Malaysia

General Entry Requirements:

A-Level

Minimum 2 credits + 3 credits in O-Level/SPM including English & Mathematics

STPM

Minimum 2 credits + 3 credits in O-Level/SPM including English & Mathematics

UEC

Minimum 5Bs including English & Mathematics

SAM/AUSMAT

Minimum ATAR 70 + 5 credits in O-Level/SPM including English & Mathematics

The requirements may vary among colleges or institutions and contact us to find out more on other requirements than stated above 😃

Before you decide where to study ACCA, bear in mind about the Approved Learning Partner (ALP).

There are 3 status granted by ACCA to ALP around the world: Platinum, Gold and Silver.

Platinum Status

This is the highest and most prestigious level of approval to teach ACCA Qualification. Platinum learning partners are required to meet ACCA global best practices relating to the institution, course management, course delivery and student support. Not only that, Platinum learning partners need to demonstrate student pass rates that exceed global averages for the majority of the exams they teach.

Gold Status

Gold learning partners are required to meet ACCA global best practice relating to the institution, course management, course delivery and student support. To maintain the status, Gold learning partners need to demonstrate student pass rates.

Silver Status

Silver Learning Providers have demonstrated that they meet ACCA criteria for approval and are actively working in partnership with them to meet the remaining criteria for Gold approval.

Where To Study ACCA In Malaysia?

Sunway TES CAE Centre

Sunway University

ALP Status

Platinum

Location

Bandar Sunway, Selangor

Intakes

January, March, April (Knowledge module only)

July & September

Estimated Fees

RM 40,000 (including ACCA Exam Papers)

Benefits of studying in Sunway:

  • International environment

You are able to make long term friendships and connections from all around the world such as Maldives, China and India.

  • Industry connections

The Big 4 in Malaysia prefer to hire graduates from this college. They conduct interviews and give provisional offers to final paper students.

  • High Caliber Lecturers

It is known that their lecturers are on top of their game. Some lecturers are specifically hired from abroad just to teach Sunway students. Not only that, their experiences and skills are second to none.

HELP College of Arts and Technology

ALP Status

Platinum

Location

Kuala Lumpur

Intakes

January & July

Estimated Fees

RM 15,800 (excluding application, admin, MPU & ACCA exam fees)

Benefits of studying in Help:

  • Well Qualified Lecturers

With Platinum status, it is undeniable that their lecturers are highly qualified to teach the students.

  • Convenient

HELP College is located at and linked directly with Chan Sow Lin LRT Station. So, students can opt for public transport and save money on Grabcar or fuel if driving to class.

  • Accommodation

Hostel is directly above the campus of outstation and overseas students. You don’t have to worry about coming late to class because you stay nearby.

UOW Malaysia KDU College

KDU University

ALP Status

Platinum

Location

Damansara Jaya, Selangor

Intakes

January & July

Estimated Fees

RM 24,400

Benefits of studying in KDU:

  • Flexible

For students that take professional level papers that need to juggle between study and work, weekend classes are available.

  • Strong Student Support

This college will assist you in your initial registration with ACCA, academic counselling on study pathways and guidance in attaining your ACCA membership.

  • Effective Teaching and Assessing Style

Your progress will be reviewed through tests and mock exams. This is to ensure you are ready for your real exam days.

Taylor’s College

ALP Status

Gold

Location

Subang Jaya, Selangor

Intakes

January & July

Estimated Fees

RM 31,000 (including ACCA Exam Papers)

Benefits of studying in Taylor’s:

Experienced Lecturers

Their lecturers have been around the industry for a long time and this means they know basically everything about the accounting industry at the tips of their fingers.

International Friends

Many people around the globe study in Taylor’s and you can definitely enlarge your social circles and learn about their culture.

Small-Sized Class

The classes are relatively small and this ensures you a full understanding of the topics that you will learn.

Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL)

ALP Status

Gold

Location

Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur

Intakes

January & July

Estimated Fees

RM 30,000 (including ACCA Exam Papers)

Benefits of studying in MCKL:

  • Close-Knit Community

You will be able to form friendships that last forever. They will help you not just in study but in other areas as well because everyone cares about each other. 

  • Small-Sized Class

MCKL ensures  each class is small to ensure every student is able to focus 100%. 

  • Skilled Lecturers

The lecturers are very friendly and they use various means to teach students such as video recording and video cases.

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After SPM: What’s Next?

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One of your biggest exams, Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia, also known as SPM is done! There are so many things to plan now and might become overwhelming & confusing. 2 essential things that need to be considered thoroughly are the course and the college/university. Here, we provide a handy list of things that hopefully can simplify your options and can find the one that suits you the best!

Finding the right course

There are several aspects that might influence your course choice. Different people may be influenced by different things. So let’s get deeper into it one by one.

1. Know your hobby(ies)

Spent some time to observe what you enjoy to do the most in your spare time. You might find what area you’re interested in better. For instance, if you like to read books related to entrepreneurship and some man’s successful stories, you might be inspired to follow their steps by pursuing a degree in business first. 

Another example, if you like to watch law-related tv-shows/movies like Suits, Law and Order, or binge-watching Legally Blonde, you might be interested in pursuing a law degree On the other if you’re more excited with tv-shows related to medicine such as Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Doctor, or Chicago Med, you might probably have an interest into the medical world.

2. Career opportunities

If you are the type of person that likes to plan everything ahead and clearly, you might want to dig in more research on what courses lead to a more rewarding career in the future. In 2020, the Australian Government released the official data for top employing industries which include Healthcare and social assistance, Professional and Scientific Services, and Education and Training.

3. Find something you’re good at

Different than hobbies, which is something that you like to do, other things that can be your consideration is by looking at something that you’re actually good at. Other than being realistic, it can be easier for you to follow the things that you already know the basics beforehand. For example, you’re good at math and dealing with money, maybe accounting can be your course options. Another example, you’re good at listening to other’s problems and can give a really helpful solution, a degree in psychology might be perfect for you.

Finding the right program & university

After you are down with several options of study areas, you are now entitled to choose the perfect programs out of plenty of programs available out there. Knowing the one that suits you the best might be a challenge. That’s why we’re here to give you a rough idea of some of the most popular pre-university programs in Malaysia.

A-LEVEL

University

Indicative Fee (2020)

Taylor’s University

Local: RM 35,690

International: RM 48,533

Sunway University

Local: RM 34,900

International: RM 37,170

HELP University 

3 Subjects: RM 28,000

4 Subjects: RM 35,000

Read also: Which Pre-Uni Should You Choose: Foundation, A-Level, SAM, or AUSMAT?

AUSMAT

University

Indicative Fee (2020)

Sunway University

RM 28,880

MCKL

RM 14,000

SAM (1)

University

Indicative Fee (2020)

INTI College & University (SAM)

RM 24,000

Taylor’s University (SACE)

RM 36,806

FOUNDATION

University

Indicative Fee (2020)

Monash University

RM 31,580

University of Nottingham Malaysia

Engineering:

  • Local: RM 27,000
  • International: RM 31,800

Non-Engineering:

  • Local: RM 15,600
  • International: RM 19,000

Curtin University

Local: RM 17,100

International: RM 25,768

Diploma

University

Indicative Fee (2020)

Asia Pacific University

Business

  • Local: RM 41,500
  • International: RM 46,000

Design: 

  • Local: RM 36,500
  • International: RM 45,000

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • Local: RM 36,500
  • International: RM 46,000

Information Technology

  • Local: RM 44,900
  • International: RM 46,000

SEGi University & College

Mass Communication: RM 38,300

Business/Computing: RM 36,000

Early Childhood: RM 14,600

Culinary Art: RM 41,900

Tourism Management: RM 35,650

Taylor’s University

Communication / Interior Design / IT:

  • Local: RM 48,400
  • International: RM 66,098

Business:

  • Local: RM 48,000
  • International: RM 66098

Culinary Art:

  • Local: RM 55,000
  • International: RM 68,869

Tourism Management

  • Local: RM 48,000
  • International: RM 75,061

We hope by now you might have an idea for your plan after receiving your SPM results! If you need more information regarding the programs and universities mentioned above, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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Top 5 Colleges in Australia, Pathway to Your Dream University

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Pathways to Top Australian Universities

When talking about success, we want to be able to start with something that is promising for the future. Taking a degree in a world-class university, for example, It is crucial to really look at how we start our study. One of the paths is by choosing a well-known educational institution that could help students to achieve what they desire.

But what if (let’s not hope so) you don’t meet the requirement for some Universities? One of the best options is to take a pre-university program then continue your bachelor at University. Now, you might be wondering: what are the best colleges in Australia? Maybe you have a more specific question: what are the best colleges in Melbourne? Maybe you’re looking for colleges in Sydney, Australia? Whatever your question is, we’ll provide you with 5 best colleges in Australia

  1. Curtin College
  2. Deakin College
  3. Edith Cowan College
  4. Griffith College
  5. La Trobe College
Read more: Why Australia is the best place to study abroad.

1. Curtin College

Curtin College is a direct pathway for a students to pursue a bachelor degree, especially at Curtin University. Located in Perth, Australia, Curtin College is located in the main Curtin University campus itself, so students will experience the university vibes as the others.

Why Choose Curtin College?

  • Pathway to world-rank university

As mentioned previously, Curtin College enables students to continue their bachelor at Curtin University. In 2020, Curtin University place #230 for the world’s best university, according to QS World Ranking. Hence, Curtin College ensures students graduate their diploma degree with an internationally recognized certificate.

  • Small class size

At Curtin, they focus on how to make a convenient and comfortable place for students to study. Therefore, each of its classes consists of a maximum of 25 students, helping them to gain more focus and increasing relationships among students. 

  • Various subjects available

With 6 different study areas available, students can have the freedom to choose the one that suits them the most. These are the subjects that they offer:

  1. Business and Commerce
  2. Engineering
  3. Health Science
  4. Architecture & Construction
  5. Communication, design, and arts
  6. Computer Science & IT

What are the programs at Curtin College?

1. Diploma Part 1

Diploma part 1 is suitable for students who completed their year 11 (or equivalent in their country). The duration of the program is usually 2 or 3 trimester, depending on the study area. 

Intakes

Feb, Jun, Oct

General Requirement

Local: Year 11 with 50% (4 subjects)

International: Depending on the country

Malaysian: GCE O-Level with 4 passes (D grade or better),
or SPM, Form 5 or UEC with 4 passes

English Requirement

Local: Year 11 English with 50% or better

International: IELTS 5.5 (no band below 5.0)

2020 Fee 

Local: AUD 15,000

International: AUD 24,600

2. Diploma Part 2

Students who have finished their year 12 with an ATAR (or equivalent in their country) can directly go to diploma part 2 (which is equivalent to year 1 of the corresponding Curtin University degree) without having to enter diploma part 1. Typically the program studied over 2 or 3 trimesters, depending on the study area.

 

Built Environment, Commerce, Arts &Creative Industries, and IT

Engineering and Health Science

Intakes

Feb, Jun, Oct

Engineering: Feb, Jun, Oct

Health Science: Feb, Jul

General Requirement

Foundation: Australian Foundation University Course with CWA 45% or GPA 4.5 out of 10

Local: Minimum ATAR of 50

International: Depending on the country

Malaysian: STPM ‐ Minimum CGPA / NGMP of 2 from 2 relevant subjects with no grade less than C (NGMP 2.00) OR UEC – with 2 Bs and 2 Cs

Foundation: Australian Foundation University Course with CWA 45% or GPA 4.5 out of 10

Local: Minimum ATAR of 60, all except Pharmacy which requires minimum ATAR of 70

International: Depending on the country

Malaysian: STPM ‐ Minimum CGPA/NGMP of 2.33 from 2 relevant subjects with no grade less than C (NGMP 2.00) OR UEC – with 4 Bs

English Requirement

Local: Year 12 English with a C grade or 50% OR English ATAR with a scaled mark of 5

International: IELTS .5 (no band below 5.5)

Local: Year 12 English with a C grade or 50% OR English ATAR with a scaled mark of 5

International: IELTS .5 (no band below 5.5)

2020 Fee 

Local: AUD 15,600

International: AUD 29,200

Local: AUD 15,000

International: AUD 24,600

For more information/application to Curtin College, contact us here!

2. Deakin College

Established in 1974, Deakin College is a perfect pathway for students who want to continue to a bachelor degree afterward especially to Deakin University who ranked 271 worldwide. Deakin College is located at Deakin University, has 3 campuses spread across Victoria, Australia, which are Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, and Geelong Waterfront Campus.

Why Deakin College?

  • Fast-track your way into Deakin University

With Deakin College, students will only need to do your diploma degree for mostly 8 months. This means that it’s possible for students to enter university earlier, rather than the usual conventional pathway program.

  • Flexible Program

Foundation and diploma are their main 2 programs. With 3 intakes available, you can have the freedom to choose when to start your studies, as you like it.

  • Multicultural Environment

If you’re an international student, fret not since at Deakin College, you will surely feel like home. With thousands of students, 60% of them are international students from all over the world where the rest 40% are Australian residents.

What are the programs at Deakin College?

1. Foundation

The foundation program at Deakin College is aimed at students who have completed their year 11 and want to continue to a diploma. This program usually took 8 months to finished. Here is the overall information of the foundation program:

Intakes

Mar, Jun, Oct

General Requirement

Local: Successful completion of year 11 or equivalent

International: Depending on the country

Malaysian: Successful completion of Form 5 (SPM); or
successful completion of Senior Middle 2 or equivalent

English Requirement

5.5 (with no band score below 5)

2020 Fee 

Local: AUD 25,350

International: AUD 25,350

2. Diploma

Diploma at Deakin College provides students who have accomplished their year 12 to continue to Bachelor at Deakin University. Typically the program lasts up to 12 months. For diploma program, they offered different subjects that students can choose to study:

  • Diploma of Business
    Location: Melbourne Burwood
  • Diploma of Commerce
    Location: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waterfront
  • Diploma of Communication
    Location: Melbourne Burwood
  • Diploma of Construction Management
    Location: Geelong Waterfront
  • Diploma of Design
    Location: Melbourne Burwood
  • Diploma of Engineering
    Location: Geelong Waterfront
  • Diploma of Films, Animation, and Television
    Location: Melbourne Burwood
  • Diploma of Health Science
    Location: Melbourne Burwood and Geelong Waterfront
  • Diploma of IT
    Location: Melbourne Burwood
  • Diploma of Science
    Location: Geelong Waterfront

Overall information of Diploma Program:

Intakes

Mar, Jun, Oct

General Requirement

Local: VCE ATAR score of 40 and above VCAL Senior
completion; IB Diploma score of 22 or above

International: Depending on the country

Malaysian: 2 passes (minimum E grade) in STPM; or UEC
with a pass in 4 academic subjects

English Requirement

Diploma of Communication: IELTS 6.0 (with no band score below 5.5)

Other Diploma: 5.5 (with no band score below 5.5)

Below we provide the fee for each course:

Diploma Course

2020 Fee

Diploma of Business, Commerce

Local Students: AUD 22,720

International Students: AUD 29,400

Diploma of Communication

Local Students: AUD 21,720

International Students: AUD 26,720

Diploma of Construction Management

Local Students: AUD 21,720 

International Students: AUD 28,600

Diploma of Design

Local Students: AUD 21,400

International Students: AUD 27,400

Diploma of Engineering 

Local Students: AUD 25,040 

International Students: AUD 31,320

Diploma of Films, TV, and Animation

Local Students: AUD 21,400

International Students: AUD 28,520 

Diploma of Health Science

Local Students: AUD 25,040

International Students: AUD 30,200 

Diploma of Information Technology

Local Students: AUD 23,040 

International Students: AUD 27,880 

Diploma of Science

Local Students: AUD 25,040 

International Students: AUD 31,440 

For more information/application to Deakin College, contact us here!

3. Edith Cowan College

Edith Cowan College (ECC) is one of the choices for students that want to pursue a bachelor degree at Edith Cowan University (ECU). They have 2 campuses which are located in ECU itself, Joondalup Campus West and Mount Lawley Campus. Their fast-track diploma course uses ECU curriculum.

Why ECC?

  • Study in an affordable city

ECC is located in one of the most affordable cities in Australia for students, which is Perth. Perth has one of the cheapest housing with mediant rents around 40% cheaper than Sydney. Furthermore, all public transport around the central business district are free!

  • Faster track to graduate

After finishing your study at ECC, you will be able to enter directly to ECU if you met the minimum requirements. At ECU, some of the bachelor’s courses offered by ECU allows students to complete their study in only 2.5 years! Allowing them to graduate faster than other undergraduate program.

  • Industry Experience for students

At ECC, their diploma students are provided with free guaranteed industry experience to help them gain some working experience and increase their employability skills that will surely be useful for the future.

What are the programs at Edith Cowan University (ECU)?

1. Diploma

Similar to Diploma at Curtin, ECC provides a Diploma that can be divided into Diploma part 1 and Diploma part 2. For diploma part 1, it is aimed at students who have completed their high school year 11 and want to continue for an undergraduate course. On the other hand, Diploma part 2 targeted students who have accomplished their year 12 high school. ECC provides 6 different diploma courses:

  • Diploma of Commerce
  • Diploma of Communications and Creative Industries
  • Diploma of Hotel Management
  • Diploma of Science (Computing/IT)
  • Diploma of Science (Engineering Studies)
  • Diploma of Science (Health Studies)

Overall information of the Diploma Program:

Intakes

Feb, Jun, Oct

General Requirement

1. Diploma Part 1

Local: Year 11 with a minimum of 50% in 4 WACE subjects, plus
a minimum C grade in English

International: Depending on the country

Malaysian: Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with a minimum
of 4 passes

2. Diploma Part 2

Local: Year 12 with a minimum of 50% in 4 WACE subjects, plus
a minimum C grade in English or a minimum ATAR of 50
plus a minimum C grade in English

International: Depending on the country

Malaysian: Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with a
minimum 2 passes or Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with a
minimum 2Bs and 2Cs 

English Requirement

1. Diploma Part 1

Nursing: IELTS score of at least 6.0 with no band less
than 5.5

Others: 5.5 with no band less than 5.0

2. Diploma Part 2

Nursing: IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0

Others: 5.5 with no band less than 5.0 

Below we provide the fee for each course:

Diploma Course

2020 Fee

Diploma of Commerce, Hotel Management,
Science (Computing/IT)

1. Part 1
Local Students: AUD 13,200
International Students: AUD 23,000

2. Part 2:
Local Students: AUD 13,200
International Students: AUD 30,500

Diploma of Communications and Creative
Industries

1. Part 1
Local Students: AUD 13,200
International Students: AUD 23,000

2. Part 2:
Local Students: AUD 13,200
International Students: AUD 29,500

Diploma of Science (Engineering studies)

1. Part 1
Local Students: AUD 13,200
International Students: AUD 23,000

2. Part 2:
Local Students: AUD 14,400
International Students: AUD 27,800

Diploma of Science (Health studies)

1. Part 1
Local Students: AUD 13,200
International Students: AUD 23,000

2. Part 2:
Local Students: AUD 14,400
International Students: AUD 31,300

For more information/application to Edith Cowan College,  contact us here!

4. Griffith College

Griffith College offers a remarkable pathway for students that want to achieve their bachelor degree at Griffith University, one of the top Universities in Australia. From day one, students will study on Griffith University Campuses in both the Gold Coast and Mt Gravatt in Brisbane.

Read more: Top reasons to study in Brisbane, Australia

Why Griffith College?

  • Internationally recognized

Upon your course completion, you will receive a degree and certificate which is internationally recognized. With your diploma, you can continue to pursue a bachelor’s not only limited to Griffith University(ranked 320 worldwide), but also other universities.

  • Convenient Place

Located on campus in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, you will have the choice of studying close to the city or the beach. The best of both worlds

  • Student Support

A positive learning atmosphere to help maximize the chances of success, with small class sizes and special learning assistance.

What are the programs at Griffith College?

1. Foundation

Foundation program at Griffith College provides a bridge between secondary school and undergraduate studies. Upon completion of the program, you can either go straight to bachelor or continue to diploma first. It all depends on how you did on the program. The duration of the program is 2 trimesters (8 months).

Here is the information you need to know about the course:

Intakes

Feb, Jun, Oct

General Requirement

Local: Completion of Year 11 with a pass in 3 academic
subjects

International: Depending on the country

Malaysian: Form 5 (SPM) with a pass in 3 academic subjects

English Requirement

5.5 (with no band below 5.0)

2020 Fee

Local Student: AUD 15,525

International: AUD 22,000

2. Diploma

Whatever you wanna take for your bachelor degree, the Diploma in Griffith College has a starting course for you! With 11 different fields, Griffith College prepares their students and allow them to focus on what they want to take. These are the course that Griffith College offers:

  • Diploma of Arts and Communication
  • Diploma of Commerce
  • Diploma of Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Diploma of Design
  • Diploma of Engineering
  • Diploma of Health Care
  • Diploma of Health Science
  • Diploma of Hotel Management
  • Diploma of Information Technology (IT)
  • Diploma of Science
  • Diploma of Social and Psychological Science

Intakes

Feb, Jun, Oct

General Requirement

Local: Obtained a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
or pass in at least 3 academic subjects from Year 12 (or equivalent)

International: Depending on the country

Malaysian: UEC with a pass in 2 academic subjects, or STPM
with a pass in 2 academic subjects

English Requirement

Diploma of Health Care: IELTS 6.5 (with no band below 6.0)

Other Diploma: 5.5 (with no band below 5.0)

Below we provide the fee for each course:

Diploma Course

2020 Fee

Diploma of Arts and Communication

  • Local: AUD 21,700
  • International: AUD 29,500

Diploma of Commerce

  • Local: AUD 20,700
  • International: AUD 28,500

Diploma of Criminology and criminal justice

  • Local: AUD 21,500
  • International: AUD 30,000

Diploma of Design

  • Local: AUD 22,300
  • International: AUD 29,500

Diploma of Engineering

  • Local: AUD 26,000
  • International: AUD 34,500

Diploma of Health Care

  • Local: AUD 22,800
  • International: AUD 31,500

Diploma of Health Science

  • Local: AUD 25,800
  • International: AUD 33,500

Diploma of Hotel Management

  • Local: AUD 20,700
  • International: AUD 28,500

Diploma of IT

  • Local: AUD 21,900
  • International: AUD 29,500

Diploma of Science

  • Local: AUD 26,500
  • International: AUD 33,000

Diploma of Social and Psychological Science

  • Local: AUD 20,700
  • International: AUD 27,500

For more information/application to Griffith College,  contact us here!

5. La Trobe College Australia

Previously known as La Trobe Melbourne (LTM), La Trobe College Australia help students that do not meet the University’s academic and/or English requirements gain entry to the first or second year of their chosen course at La Trobe University. The college is located in 2 separated areas, Sydney and Melbourne campus.

Why La Trobe College Australia?

  • Guarantee Entry to La Trobe University

After the completion of the pre-university at La Trobe College, you are guaranteed a place at La Trobe University, subject to minimum grade requirements.

  • Flexible Program

La Trobe College provides flexibility for its students. It offers various study fields for both foundation and diploma. Furthermore, with 3 intakes per year, February, June, and October, students can choose when to start their degree as they like.

  • Early University Experience

As the college itself located inside the University campus, students will instantly feel like a university student, having access to all the best facilities, social activities, and clubs

What are the programs at La Trobe College?

1. Foundation

Foundation program at La Trobe College provides international students who have completed their year 11 and want to continue to a diploma in different study fields that they can choose. This program usually took 8-12 months to finished. The study fields that are offered are:

  • Foundation Studies for Business, IT and Humanities
  • Foundation Studies for Engineering and Computer Science
  • Foundation Studies for Health and Life Sciences

These are the informations you need to know about the foundation program:

Intakes

Business, IT, and Humanities: Feb, Jun, Oct

Other Foundation: Feb, Jun

General Requirement

International: Depending on the country

Malaysian: Successful completion of Form 5 (SPM)
OR successful completion of Senior Middle 2 or equivalent

English Requirement

5.5 (no band score below 5.0) or SPM/STPM English with
a minimum C

2020 Fee

AUD 21,800

2. Diploma

The Diploma program provides students who have accomplished their year 12 to continue to Bachelor at La Trobe University. Typically the program lasts up to 12 months. They offered different subjects that students can choose to study:

  • Diploma of Bioscience
  • Diploma of Business
  • Diploma of Engineering
  • Diploma of Health Science
  • Diploma of IT
  • Diploma of Media and Communication
  • Diploma of Psychology

And here are the general information of the program:

Intakes

Bioscience, Engineering, Psychology: Feb, Jun

Business, Health Science, IT, Media and
Communication, :
Feb, Jun, Oct

General Requirement

Local: Year 12 satisfactory ATAR score or completion
of Foundation Studies program

International: Depending on the country

Malaysian: 2 passes at minimum D grade in the STPM;
UEC 4 C grades

English Requirement

Business and IT: 5.5 (no band score below 5.5)

Bioscience, Engineering, Health Science, Psychology:
6.0 (no band score below 5.5) 

Media and Communication: 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)

Below we provide the fee for each course:

Diploma Course

2020 Fee

Diploma of Bioscience

Local: AUD 22,720

International: AUD 29,400

Diploma of Business

Local: AUD 21,720

International: AUD 26,720

Diploma of Engineering

Local: AUD 21,720 

International: AUD 28,600

Diploma of Health Science

Local: AUD 21,400

International: AUD 27,400

Diploma of I.T

Local: AUD 25,040 

International: AUD 31,320

Diploma of Media and Communication

Local: AUD 21,400

International: AUD 28,520 

Diploma of Psychology

Local: AUD 25,040

International: AUD 30,200 

For more information/application to La Trobe College,  contact us here!

That’s it for our recommendation of 5 top colleges in Australia! If you need more information regarding colleges mentioned above or other colleges, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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