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Tertiary access course



Target audience: mature-age students or school leavers who are at least 18 years old and who do not have an overall position (OP) score or recognised experience

Course outline:

The Tertiary access course (TAC) is a pathway course which can be completed in six months fulltime or 12 months part-time and is available at the Cairns and Townsville campuses and James Cook University’s Thursday Island Study Centre. TAC is designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, but is also open to non-Indigenous students.

TAC provides:

TAC is HECS free and exempt from Commonwealth supported place fees for eligible applicants. Students are only required to pay the student services and amenities fee of $40.95 per subject. To help with living and study expenses, there are scholarship opportunities for Indigenous Australians wishing to enroll in enabling courses such as TAC.

Fee payable: No

Delivery mode: On site

Financial support for Indigenous students: Not specified


Townsville campus
Ph: (07) 4781 5255
Freecall (within Australia): 1800 246 446

Cairns campus
Ph: (07) 4232 1000
Freecall (within Australia): 1800 246 446

For general enquiries


Last updated: 20 January 2016
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