||Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST)
||Applications accepted for Semester 1 2014 for Gippsland, and
Semester 2 2014 for Ballarat
|Contact Hours (per week)
||14 - 15 hours per week
||February and July
Would you like to study at a University? Many people feel they
have been denied access to university level studies because they
left school early or did not achieve school results which reflected
their true potential. Others initially lack confidence in their
ability to succeed in such study or are finding that a lack of
qualifications is a significant barrier in terms of future
employment opportunities. Others simply don't know what is involved
in university level study, or what is available at tertiary
Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST for short) allows
prospective students to experience university study. FAST aims to
give students enough skills and confidence to undertake degree
level studies at the Federation University Australia in the
FAST is open to people returning to study, or Year 12 leavers
who are considering alternative entry options into University. It
is not open to applicants of school age, but is designed for those
who have left school.
FAST is specifically designed to enable people returning to
study to develop the skills, attitudes and knowledge to confirm
their decision about university study. University students are
required to take responsibility for their own learning and the FAST
program provides students with the skills of independent learning.
The FAST program will not remove all the difficulties you may face
in attempting university study, but it will provide a stimulating
and challenging opportunity to test yourself, and possibly help you
to find a new direction in life.
Successful completion of FAST guarantees you entry to a Higher
Education program at the Federation University Australia. Your
career options will depend on the program of study you wish to
pursue following successful completion of FAST.
|Program Rules and Requirements
Nominal hours - 180. The program involves approximately 14 - 15
hours of class contact time weekly for 12 weeks.
Course Code Module
FASTP1011 Introduction to Tertiary Studies
FASTP1013 Mathematics and Introductory Statistics
FASTP1015 Academic Writing
ATSGC1369 Understanding University Learning
In addition to these classroom hours, students will be required
to conduct independent reading study and research for several hours
|Program Majors Available||General
For further program information contact:
Telephone 1800 333 864
||This information may not apply to international students.
For further information contact:
International Student Programs
Tel: +61 3 5327 9018
|Additional Program Information
Find out more about the FAST
program including flyers and handbooks
Domestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa.
|Mid year entry
||The program is designed to provide a sound basis for future education decisions.
12 weeks full-time. FAST is presently offered in both Semester 1
(February to June) and Semester 2 (July to November) at Mt Helen
& Gippsland Campuses. Semester 2 only at Horsham. Part Time
study may be available, subject to negotiation with program
Mt Helen (Ballarat)
Wimmera (Horsham) (Semester 2 intake only)
Application is made using the Higher Education Direct
Application for Admission form.
To obtain a copy of this form, please visit
All applicants must complete an enrolment form and pay their
Student Services and Amenity fee (SSAF) before the enrolment
process is complete. All enrolments must first be approved by the
Applicants are required to have as a minimum literacy and
numeracy skills equivalent to CGEA Certificate III level or Year 10
equivalence. FAST is open to people returning to study, or Year 12
leavers who are considering alternative entry options into
University. It is not intended for applicants of school age.
All applicants will be required to complete literacy and
numeracy tests to assess their suitability for FAST. For the
Mathematics Unit, Year 10 Mathematics (or equivalent) is a
prerequisite. Further information is available at: http://federation.edu.au/faculties-and-schools/federation-college/prepare-to-study-or-work/fast-program.
The FAST course is only open to domestic students (ie. Australian
citizens, New Zealand citizens or students with permanent residency
Satisfactory completion of the FAST program will guarantee
students entry to a Federation University Australia Higher Education program
at degree level.
||Indicative Fee total for a Commonwealth Supported Place: N/A (Indicative Structure not found).
Please visit www.federation.edu.au/fees to obtain further information regarding Indicative Program Fees.
Note that there is no Program Fee payable for this program.
However, payment of the Student Services Amenities Fee (SSAF) is
Tel: 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864)
A range of student services, are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please call the number listed above.
The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.
All information contained in this publication including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of going to press as at the date above, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.
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