University Foundation Studies Standard - 2 Terms (WSTC) (9019)

  • Approved Abbreviation: Found Stud 2 CSPEN
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 9019
  • AQF Level: OT

CRICOS Code: 016665E

This program applies to students who commenced in 2022 or later, up to Term 2, 2022. 

This program has been designed specifically for overseas students. Domestic students seeking a pathway to first year university study also benefit from this program.

University Foundation Studies Standard Program is a university entry program that provides an alternative academic entry pathway to first year undergraduate study or its equivalent. Students complete eighty credit points over two terms. Subjects are designed to provide students with the generic skills needed for success at university in addition to more specialised discipline specific subjects intended to provide students with curriculum knowledge and skills to be successful in, for example, Health Science or Nursing.

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course, achievement of the required GPA and satisfying any relevant English language proficiency requirements will provide a pathway to the following programs.

Bachelor of Nursing
Please note that additional English language proficiency requirements set by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) must be declared and met before you are eligible to commence study in the Bachelor of Nursing at Western Sydney University. For further information, please visit the Bachelor of Nursing website.

Bachelor of Health Science

Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education)

Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise Science)

Diploma in Health Science Extended

Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health Science

Study Mode

Eight months full-time or one and a half years part-time.

Program Advice

College Program Enquiries


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
The College - Nirimba Education Precinct Full Time Internal See above


Domestic students

This program is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents aged 17 years or over and who have completed Australian Year 11 or a comparable educational level and are not currently enrolled in or completing Year 12 in the same year of intended admission.

For more information on applying please see link to The College admission pages below.

Program Structure

To graduate from this program, students must meet the following requirements.

  • Complete all the subjects listed below; and
  • Pass LANG 0053 Communication Skills for Health Science 2 with a minimum C grade; and
  • Achieve a GPA of 5.5 or higher.

In order to transition to a Diploma or Bachelor course at Western, students must meet the course completion rules. In addition, students must meet the relevant GPA entry requirements and any other admission criteria, which may include English language proficiency requirements or the attainment of specific grades, for entry into their intended diploma or undergraduate degree.

Health Science/Nursing Sequence - Foundation Studies

Students must complete the following subjects.

Subject Title Credit Points
Term 1
LANG 0051Communication Skills for Health Science 1 (WSTC)10
BEHV 0008Psychological Foundations of Health (WSTC)10
NATS 0002Academic Skills for Health Science (WSTC)10
MATH 0017Mathematics for Health Science (WSTC)10
Term 2
LANG 0053Communication Skills for Health Science 2 (WSTC)10
NATS 0016Science for Health Professionals (WSTC)10
HLTH 0002Health Care Environments (WSTC)10
NATS 0009Health Communication (WSTC)10