Foundation Department

Certificate of Foundation Studies

Program Description

The program is primarily designed to prepare students for success in higher education. It provides studies in the areas of tertiary skills and religious and philosophical disciplines, as well as studies that will enhance and increase knowledge and skills in students’ chosen areas of interest (Business, Education or Theology). Graduates will possess knowledge and skills foundational to gaining higher education qualifications.

Program Length

Full Time on Campus 1 Year 

When to Begin

February (1st Semester) or July (2nd Semester)

Admission Requirements

• 200+ in the Fijian School Leaving Certificate or equivalent
• A score better not more than 18 in the Year 12/Form 6 national exams or equivalent
• Partial completion of a Form 7 course or equivalent
• A score of 50–64 in the Mature Age examination for those over the age of 22 years in the year of entry

Graduate Profile

The profile of an effective student stems from the three components of the program, which consist of tertiary skills, Religious & Philosophical Studies and philosophical studies, and complementary studies. On the successful completion of the Certificate in Foundation Studies, the student will be able to:

Tertiary Skills: Consistently demonstrate effective study skills and habits throughout the curriculum. Effectively utilize literacy, research, communication, and interpretive skills in the successful completion and presentation of a range of assessment types.

Religious and Philosophical Studies: Develop their personal spirituality and apply Christian principles to a variety of life’s issues.

Specialist Studies: Demonstrate an appropriate use of knowledge and skills that is foundational to gaining higher qualifications in their chosen areas of interest.

Co-curricular competencies

To progress through the Certificate in Foundation Studies, the student must demonstrate competency according to the following standards:

Computer Skills: Students will demonstrate general knowledge of computing skills such as file management, word processing, spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations.

Literacy Skills: Students will be required to pass a competency test.

Numeracy Skills: Students will be required to pass a numeracy test.

Progression Requirements

To progress from the Certificate in Foundation Studies, the student will need to complete:

Certificate in Foundation Studies: 120 credits at Level 4 or higher with a minimum GPA of 2.0 to progress to a degree or diploma program.

Meet the Foundation staff

Mrs. Kelera Suka (Fiji)

Head Of Department
Phone number: (+679) 2978863

Mr. Simione Leitabu (Fiji)

Foundation Studies

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