||Foundation Access Studies (FAST)
||Applications for Semester 2 are now being accepted.
|Contact Hours (per week)
||13 hours per week full time or part time equivalent
||Semester 1 and 2
Would you like to study at a University? Many people feel they
have been denied access to university 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 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 study, or
what is available at tertiary level.
The Foundation Access Studies (FAST) program allows you to
experience university study in a supportive environment. It aims to
give students the skills and confidence to undertake degree level
studies at Federation University Australia in the following
FAST is open to people returning to study, or recent Year 12
graduates 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 or recently completed their
secondary school studies.
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 find a
new direction in life, your studies and your future career.
Successful completion of FAST guarantees you entry to a Higher
Education program at Federation University Australia (please
contact us for more information about which programs are eligible
for this pathway). Your career options will depend on the program
of study you wish to pursue following successful completion of
|Program Rules and Requirements
Nominal hours - 180. The program involves approximately 13 hours
of class contact time weekly for 12 weeks for full time study, or
part time equivalent.
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
|There are currently no information sessions scheduled.
|Frequently Asked Questions
What will I need to pay?
There are no tuition fees for FAST, but you will need to pay for
books and the SSAF. See the 'Other Study Costs' below for further
Contact us on 1800 FED UNI (1800 333 864)
Federation College (ref 26322)
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.
Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat): 3700510081
Gippsland Campus (Churchill): 3700710081
|Mid year entry
|Other Study Costs
Note that there are no Tuition Fees for this program.
Students are required to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee
of $210 for a single semester program, as required by the
Australian Government. Deferment of this fee is optional.
You can also expect to pay general costs for books,
equipment and stationery of up to $300 during the program.
The FAST program is designed to provide a sound basis for future
1 semester full time or 2 semesters part time
Mt Helen Campus (Ballarat)
Gippsland Campus (Churchill)
The application method varies depending on your circumstances,
please visit our How
to Apply page for further information.
Federation University Australia offers a number of programs which
are eligible for Open Access entry for current Year 12 students.
Further information can be found on our Open Access page.
|Application Type - VTAC
|Application Type - Direct
Some applicants may be required to undertake a literacy and
numeracy test. Applicants required to sit the test will be
All non Year 12 applicants must complete and submit the VTAC
Applicants are required to have as a minimum literacy and
numeracy skills equivalent to CGEA Certificate III level or Year 10
equivalence. Some applicants may be required to undertake a
literacy and numeracy test. Applicants required to sit the test
will be notified.
Satisfactory completion of the FAST program will guarantee entry
into a wide range of Federation University Australia Higher
Education programs at degree level. Graduates will also receive
credit for one university level first year subject (course) from
Please contact us for further information regarding eligible
programs and to discuss your study pathway.
||Please visit www.federation.edu.au/fees to obtain further information regarding Indicative Program Fees.
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.
CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please Note: All VET programs and training are delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding.
National RTO Code: 4909.
|Information correct as at