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Trinity College Foundation Studies

continues to be a vitally
important pathway for international
students seeking entry to
the University of Melbourne.
It is an outstanding program. Working closely
with Trinity’s first-rate teaching staff,
the University of Melbourne oversees the
Professor curriculum. Most Trinity College Foundation
Glyn Davis Studies graduates enrol in courses at
the University of Melbourne.
The University of Melbourne The Trinity College Foundation Studies program
is noted for its high academic standards,
extensive student support services, and focus
on teaching critical and creative thinking.
Students undertaking the program are well
prepared for success at university.
It is with much pleasure that I encourage
you to consider the outstanding educational
opportunity that Trinity College at
the University of Melbourne offers.

Since 1990, Trinity College has successfully

educated thousands of international students
through our award-winning Foundation Studies
program. These students help inform and enrich
the life of our College, and we look forward
to the contribution you will make during your
journey here at Trinity.
The Foundation Studies program provides
a world-class pathway for international students
seeking entry to the number one ranked university
Professor in Australia, the University of Melbourne (Times
University of Melbourne
Ken Hinchcliff Higher Education World University Rankings 2018).

Warden and CEO, At Trinity, we offer exceptional programs

with world-class teachers and dedicated support
Trinity College services. In 2017, over 1,500 international students
commenced studies at the College. More than 70
per cent of Trinity’s Foundation Studies students
matriculate to the University of Melbourne, and
these students make up over 25 per cent of all
international undergraduate students studying at
the University. And they are among the University’s
best academic achievers, with the lowest
non-completion rate and high rate of achieving
an honours grade. The program at Trinity is
designed for students to excel academically,
but also to develop life skills with our Chill Out
sessions and other extracurricular programs.
Foundation Studies alumni have gone on
to lead national corporations, head up strategy
in government departments, and lead innovation
in many different ways and in many countries.
Foundation Studies graduates form part
of a global network, with our alumni coming
from over 60 countries worldwide.
Wherever you are from, I look forward
to welcoming you to Trinity and wish you every
success for an academically stimulating
and socially rewarding year.

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02 Discover Melbourne
04 Finding your way around
06 Visiting Victoria

07 Why choose the

University of Melbourne?
08 The Melbourne Model

10 Your journey begins here

12 Scholarships and awards
13 Young Leaders Program
14 Your campus
16 Meet your academics
Melbourne Central 18 Your pathway to the
University of Melbourne

22 What will you study?

23 Core curriculum
26 Elective curriculum

32 Student life
34 Student wellbeing
and support
36 Accommodation
38 Map
39 Living expenses
Trinity College 40 Entry requirements
42 2019–2020 dates and fees
43 Trinity College Foundation
Studies Application Form 2019
44 How to apply
45 Staying in touch with
your alma mater
46 Terms and conditions

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Discover Melbourne
Melbourne has become one of the world’s most dynamic cities, known
for its exciting cluster of events, restaurants, cafes, business hubs, sports,

multicultural communities and world-class education. Spend your time in
the famous cobblestone lanes, or take a walk to visit a scenic park or gallery.
Whatever it is you enjoy, it’s easy to navigate safely to your destination in a city
connected by public transport and bike paths. Find out more: visitmelbourne.com.au

About Melbourne Average maximum

daytime temperatures
in Melbourne

World’s most More cafes and restaurants Largest tramway system 25 °C

liveable city1 per number of people than outside of Europe Summer
anywhere in the world

20 °C

14 °C
State capital Population More than 100 2.5 million Winter
of Victoria of 4.5 million languages spoken by international visitors
Melbourne residents per year
20 °C

Safety in Melbourne Sources

Australian Bureau of Statistics
In the Safe Cities Index 2017, published by the Trading Economics
Economist Intelligence Unit (London), Melbourne 1
Economist Intelligence Unit 2017
was ranked the fifth safest city in the world.

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1. Queen Victoria Market – Discover
a wide variety of fresh, quality produce For information about
public transport, visit:
and specialty shopping.

Discover Melbourne
2. Melbourne Central – A large shopping
centre and Melbourne’s transport hub.
Trinity College ptv.vic.gov.au
Finding your way around 3. State Library of Victoria – Explore a
world of information and stories, or use
the study spaces throughout semester.
4. Degraves Street – One of Melbourne’s The University
Melbourne has an easy and reliable transport system with trams, first ‘laneways’ lined with cafes and
restaurants, and across the road from
of Melbourne Elgin Stre

buses and trains that operate throughout the city and suburbs. The free Flinders Street Station.
5. Federation Square – Home to major Melb Uni
tram zone throughout the Melbourne CBD operates every day to enable cultural attractions, it is considered tram stop Carlton
you to quickly reach your city destination. Melbourne’s 'meeting place'.
6. Docklands – Discover Melbourne’s
Grattan St
spectacular harbour offering water

view restaurants, sporting events
and shopping!

7. Southbank – Melbourne's bustling
waterfront hub, renowned for restaurants, Fitzroy
public art and stylish retailers.
8. National Gallery of Victoria – Founded
in 1861, Australia’s oldest, largest
and most visited art museum. Queensber
ry Street

North Melbourne

1. Queen Victoria City circle

Market 2. Melbourne
Central 3. State Library
of Victoria



n St


City cir Melbourne CBD

5. Federation
4. Degraves Square
Flinders Street
Station Yarra River

6. Docklands

7. Southbank
8. National Gallery
of Victoria
Yarra River (view from Southbank)

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Why choose the University of Melbourne?
Visiting Victoria Why choose the
University of Melbourne?
Melbourne is located near some of Victoria’s most visited tourist sites. Victoria is
famous for its iconic beaches, hiking and walking paths, regional towns and scenic
driving routes. For more information about Victoria, visit: visitvictoria.com

Grampians The University of Melbourne is ranked number 1 in Australia.1,3 As one of the

world’s finest universities, our students succeed at the highest levels. They live
Ski and snowboard in the heart of the world’s most liveable city2, while studying and creating lifelong
up in the mountains
in various locations.
friendships with peers from all over Australia and more than 170 countries
Falls Creek around the world. That’s why some of the most ambitious minds choose
If you’re adventurous, Melbourne.
go hiking in the amazing
Grampians National Park.
Mt Hotham
Relax in the
Peninsula Hot
Mt Buller Springs on
Reputation Outstanding Student success
for excellence international Ranked number 7 in graduate
Ranked number 1 reputation employability worldwide 4
in Australia1,3 Ranked number 32 Melbourne University students
Strawberry picking on
Mornington Peninsula. in the world 3 are more likely to complete
their degree than at any other
MELBOURNE Australian university 5



Sovereign Hill –
Lorne Mornington Study in Flexible degrees 48,000+ students
Open-air museum,
Peninsula the heart of Choose from over Over 40%
situated in an early
Apollo Bay Melbourne 100 majors international students
gold diggings area. Darwin
A city within a city from 170+ countries
Phillip – with its own postcode!
Twelve Island

Gold Coast

1 Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017

Perth Adelaide
Sydney 2 Economist Intelligence Unit 2017
3  Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018
Visit the famous Twelve Apostles
and take the scenic Great Ocean
Canberra 4 QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2018
Phillip Island – (Australia’s 5 Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency
Road, stopping in seaside towns A popular day Melbourne capital city)
report June 2017
along the way. trip off Victoria's
southern coast. Hobart

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Why choose the University of Melbourne?
The Melbourne Model

A different way of thinking What is a ‘breadth’ subject? Explore your campus

A breadth subject is one taken from
Our degrees aren’t like others you find in Australia. Instead, they outside your core studies or major. Most
You’ll feel at home the moment you step
are aligned to those offered by many top institutions worldwide onto the University of Melbourne grounds.
University of Melbourne undergraduates
Ruichao Zhu, China
– which means more opportunities for you. take breadth subjects. Not only will
‘breadth’ provide you with a greater
February Main 2017
You’ll start with one of our undergraduate degrees. You can then choose
to join the workforce or specialise at graduate level. Today’s workplace
understanding of the world around you,
it will allow you to tailor your course to 12 25+ Trinity College Residential Student, 2018
Bachelor of Science, International Partner
fit your individual passions and career libraries cafes on campus
demands forward-thinking graduates who are skilled and resilient, with Scholarship, 2018
a broad outlook and collaborative approach. This is what the Melbourne ambitions. You might, for example, study
Model delivers.
science but take breadth in Mandarin 8 40+ "Trinity College Foundation Studies and the
University of Melbourne encompasses a
Chinese – a great choice for a scientist museums sporting clubs
looking to work internationally and help and galleries curriculum that offered me the ability to
on campus explore my academic interests as well as
solve global issues. You can also simply
explore something you’ve always been my personal interests in subjects I believe
student clubs will develop my self-confidence and future
curious about.
career aspirations."
Some of our students find that after taking
a breadth subject they discover a passion
they’d never known about and may even
change their career plans. Others might
use breadth to improve their career
prospects by complementing their major
with a language, communications skills
or business know-how. ‘Breadth tracks’
(groups of subjects taken throughout
your degree) may even qualify you for
graduate study in a field that’s very
different to your major.

Melbourne School of Design Your next step: graduate study

When you’re informed and ready, you
can choose from hundreds of graduate
It begins with your undergraduate degree Your major options. You’ll get the full benefit of the
Your undergraduate (bachelors) degree Your major is your chosen specialisation graduate school experience by studying
is your first university degree. You can within your degree. You’ll develop a deep intensively in small classes led by experts
and alongside others who share your deep University Square
choose from more than 100 major fields understanding of your major study area
of study, giving you broad exposure to from first to third year. In most degrees, interests and desire to succeed.
different ideas and ways of thinking you won’t need to select your major on day You can work towards a professional
across many disciplines. You can focus one. In first year, you’ll be able to explore qualification (for example, through the
on your major from day one, or keep your a range of subject areas you’re interested Juris Doctor) or join our world-changing
options open and discover new study in, so by the time it comes to choosing researchers with a research higher
possibilities along the way. your major, you’ll be well informed. degree. Your graduate degree will be
internationally recognised and set you
apart from those who study a traditional South Lawn
Australian single or double degree.

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Trinity College was founded in 1870 after the model of the English colleges of
Oxford and Cambridge, and affiliated as a college of and within the University of

Your journey begins here

Your journey
Melbourne. Trinity College Foundation Studies (TCFS) was established to provide
an academically excellent preparatory pathway for talented international students
seeking entry to the University of Melbourne. Today, approximately 25 per cent of

begins here
the University of Melbourne’s commencing international undergraduate students
come through Trinity’s Foundation Studies.

Your path to the University of Melbourne

High school Trinity College 1st year University of

in your home country Foundation Studies Melbourne bachelors degree

TCFS is the only Foundation Studies About the foundation TCFS university progression
program with guaranteed entry into
program TCFS is recognised as a pathway to
University of Melbourne undergraduate
courses for students who achieve the Where will you study: all Australian universities, including:
required scores. TCFS is a rigorous Carlton, Parkville (on the University • University of Melbourne
and challenging academic program taught of Melbourne campus) • Australian National University
by leading academics. The program has • University of Queensland
What does it lead to:
been designed in conjunction with the • University of Sydney
1st year undergraduate degree
University of Melbourne and is supervised
at the University of Melbourne • Monash University
by the University’s Academic Board.
• University of New South Wales
When will you commence:
• University of Western Australia
January, February, March, July,
August or October * • University of Adelaide.

Study method: TCFS graduates have also found

Lectures and tutorials, just like a pathway to various international
the university style of teaching institutions*, including:
• University of Oxford (UK)
* Minimum entry requirements apply based on • Massachusetts Institute of
English language skills and level of study achieved Technology (USA)
in your home country.
• McGill University (Canada)
• University of Manchester (UK)
• Boston University (USA)
• University of Nottingham (UK)
• University of Leeds (UK)
• University of Liverpool (UK)
• University of Leicester (UK)
• London College of Fashion (UK).

* Applications to institutions outside Australia

are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Paul Makawiti, Kenya

July Fast Track 2017

July Fast Track Valedictorian, 2017
Bachelor of Design, 2018
"I chose Trinity because I knew
that it would provide me with the
best preparation for entry into the
University of Melbourne. My time at
Trinity was engaging and challenging,
but fun! It was different to high school
in that you are personally responsible
for undertaking your assignments
and managing your time."

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Your journey begins here
Scholarships and awards Young Leaders Program
Our scholarships and awards celebrate your talent and commitment to your The Young Leaders Program (YLP) offered at Trinity College has been developing future
education. leaders since 2001. Each year, more than 300 students aged between 14 and 17 come from
all around the world to participate in this life-changing residential program. The opportunity
to live on campus and undertake lectures and workshops at Trinity College and the University
of Melbourne with other like-minded young leaders from around the world provides students
with a unique international experience. The YLP is held in July and December of each year.

Scholarships for future Scholarships for current University of Melbourne Academic streams
students students scholarships
Our academic streams align with the University of Melbourne’s
Trinity College Foundation Studies The Foundation Studies program also Trinity College Foundation Studies
scholarships are awarded to outstanding awards four merit-based scholarships each students are regularly among recipients undergraduate degrees. They are designed to give students an
students in each major intake on the basis year to the students with the best academic receiving scholarships to the University idea of where their future studies might take them.
of academic merit, intake and region, performance in the February Main, July of Melbourne. These scholarships
and are allocated on a competitive basis. Fast Track, August Main and October Fast include Bachelor of Commerce Arts Design
To be eligible, prospective students need Track programs. These scholarships are Global Scholarships, International This stream will give you a fascinating This stream will leave you with a taste
to have excellent high school results, not measured by Semester 1 academic results. Undergraduate Merit Scholarships, insight into the world of the humanities of the diverse choices offered in the
be a permanent resident of Australia and International Undergraduate Partner and social sciences. Learn about Bachelor of Design degree at the
have lodged a Trinity College Foundation Scholarship and the Alan Patterson psychology, humanities, media and University of Melbourne. Learn about
Studies Application Form. For more International Scholarship. For more communications, society and culture, how buildings are designed to be energy
information on TCFS scholarships, visit: information about scholarships that TCFS and criminal behaviour. and water efficient, and how waste can
students are eligible for upon entering be managed in a sustainable way.
trinity.unimelb.edu.au/learning/ Personal Development for Future
the University of Melbourne, visit:
foundation-studies/scholarships.html Leaders Commerce
scholarships.unimelb.edu.au This stream targets students who want to This stream will explore the fields
build leadership skills or are thinking of of accounting, economics, finance,
taking various leadership positions within management and marketing. It will delve into
their school community or future career. the importance of teamwork in business and
how to develop effective business networks
Leadership for Social Justice
to give you an industry edge.
This stream is designed for students who
are passionate about creating a fair and The Law and Justice
just world or wanting to become a leader Find out how the law affects our daily lives
of global change. and how we interact with it. This stream
covers the areas of corporate, civil and
Performing and Creative Arts Nadia Wibisono, Indonesia
criminal law; through dispute resolution
In this fast-paced intensive stream the
and negotiation simulation, juvenile
emphasis will be on skill development, Indonesia Essay Competition Winner,
justice and advocacy. Young Leaders Program 2014
group performances, and art and music
making, all in a caring and supportive Psychology Trinity College Foundation Studies,
Rumnea Sok, Cambodia Zhen (Suzi) Xue Er, Brazil Bryan Chun Eng, Malaysia environment. This stream will challenge Designed for students who are intrigued by July Fast Track 2015
February Main 2017 August Main 2017 August Main 2016 your artistic, musical and creative human behaviour, fascinated by the human Bachelor of Biomedicine, 2016
Academic Merit Scholarship Winner, 2017 Semester 1 Dux Recipient Bachelor of Commerce Global expression, help you to bring text to life, mind, and have a particular interest in
Bachelor of Biomedicine, 2018 Scholarship, 2017 "I came to the Young Leaders Program to gain an
"I have enjoyed the transition from my
and learn about arts leadership. abnormal behaviour and mental illness.
insight into university life and to find out what I
"My time at Trinity College enabled me to home country to Melbourne and studying "Studying at the University of Melbourne Biomedicine Science and Engineering would like to study at the University of Melbourne.
develop my understanding of university-style at Trinity College. The best lesson I have had always been my dream, and with Explore the world of medicine and medical This stream gives you a taste of science My marvellous experience during YLP allowed me
learning. The lectures and tutorials allowed gained is to always speak with confidence my experience studying Trinity College research – including genetics, human and engineering majors, including to decide my career path, and so I transitioned into
me to adapt to a different style of learning in class. It doesn't matter if it is difficult Foundation Studies, I have been able to adapt physiology, and human structure and chemical and biomedical engineering, the July Fast Track 2015 program at Trinity College
compared with how I was taught at my high at first, your classmates and teachers will so well to the education standards required function – and discover what the Bachelor Foundation Studies. Both of these programs
electrical and mechanical systems,
school back home. I am grateful for my encourage you to speak confidently and of my bachelors degree. I have also built allowed me to gain the skill sets that I require
of Biomedicine is all about. aerospace engineering and physics.
experience here at Trinity, which has helped soon you will be able to comfortably share strong friendships with my Trinity classmates at university, as well as connecting with fellow
me progress into my university degree." your ideas during tutorials and lectures." who are sharing this journey with me from For more information about the Young students who have become the best companions
Foundation Studies to university life." Leaders Program, visit: I could ever ask for!"

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Swanston Street Campus Victoria Street Campus Bouverie Street

Your journey begins here

Your campus
From ultra-contemporary and modernist classrooms to classic historical
architecture, our campuses are equipped with first-class teaching facilities.
All campus locations are within easy walking distance of the main Trinity College
campus and the University of Melbourne.

Trinity College, Main Campus 715 Swanston Street, Carlton, 200 Victoria Street, Carlton, 243 Bouverie Street, Carlton,
Melbourne Melbourne Melbourne
15-minute walk from the Trinity College 2-minute walk to the Queen Victoria 1.5km walk from Trinity College
Main Campus Market Main Campus
2-minute walk to historic Lincoln 1.5km walk to Trinity College 5-minute walk to Trinity College
Square park Main Campus Swanston Street Campus

Second to Trinity’s main campus and Just outside the University of Melbourne Trinity College science labs are located
adjacent to the University of Melbourne, precinct, Victoria Street is a contemporary at our Bouverie Street site, adjacent
it is situated on Swanston Street, one campus with state-of-the-art classrooms to the University of Melbourne. Here you
of Melbourne’s major thoroughfares. and open study spaces. There is also will enjoy learning biology, chemistry
The campus has two lecture theatres plenty of room to study with a group and physics.
and tutorial rooms, a computer lab, as of friends. Within close reach to the
well as a student welfare office, student Melbourne CBD, take a 2-minute walk
counsellor and chaplaincy. The study area to the Queen Victoria Market and enjoy
is often used for quiet study and lunch. the cultural flavours of Melbourne during
Swanston Street is famous for its heritage your class-time breaks.
buildings and shopping strip, and is only
steps away from the iconic landmarks and
tourist destinations of Melbourne, as well
as theatres, galleries and restaurants.

100 Royal Parade, Parkville, Leeper Library

A brand-new experience
Melbourne From the beginnings of the College in
Within the grounds of the University 1872, the Leeper Library has been part of
of Melbourne the College’s hub of historic and cultural
significance, as well as an excellent
2.6km walk or tram ride from
academic resource. Here you can find At Trinity College your classes will be
Melbourne CBD
some quiet study space between classes. taught in small groups of no more than
15 students. You will have lectures and
Bishops Building The Gateway Building tutorials just as you will experience at
Johnny Chung, Cambodia
The historical Bishops Building is the university. You’ll develop confidence in
The Gateway Building is a major gateway,
main building on campus. It includes asking your teacher questions, presenting
or interface, between Trinity College February Main 2017
the campus reception office as well as your ideas in front of your classmates,
and the University of Melbourne. It Bachelor of Arts
residential rooms, tutors’ flats, the Senior and developing critical thinking skills –
offers direct pedestrian access for all (Media and Communication), 2018
Common Room and the Chaplains’ offices. important for all university degrees.
Foundation Studies students between
It is adjacent to the Bulpadock lawn where "Trinity College Foundation Studies
the College and University. Here you will
you can relax between classes, and enjoy
enjoy class time in your tutorial room
e-Learning at Trinity has given me the opportunity to
TCFS annual events, including Big Noise develop myself academically as well
spaces, as well as in drama studios, TCFS is an iPad, e-Learning program.
and Fair Dinkum. as confidently speak in front of a large
music practice rooms and a 300-seat With the use of iPads in classrooms,
group of people. My teachers were
lecture theatre. teachers are able to provide students with
very supportive in encouraging me to
an enhanced learning experience that develop my confidence. Now I am fully
encourages engagement with the learning prepared for what is expected of me at
material so that the student has an active the University of Melbourne."
role in the learning process.

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Your journey begins here
Meet your academics

Dr Sarah Dowling Andrew Oppenheim Dr Shuwen (Wendy) Cai Steven Smith Jill Lewis Dr Stephen Fleischfresser
Subject Leader: Literature, Coordinator Extended Programs, and Accounting lecturer Drama and Chill Out lecturer English for Academic Purposes lecturer History of Ideas lecturer
and Literature lecturer Mathematics lecturer Wendy has been teaching accounting at Steven is a theatre graduate of the Jill has been teaching English for Academic Steve has been teaching History of Ideas at
Sarah has been teaching literature at Andrew has worked at Trinity in Trinity College since 2015 and has held Victorian College of the Arts and a Purposes at TCFS since 2016. She very TCFS since 2015 and is passionate about the
Trinity College since 2016, and she has six Foundation Studies since 2002. He is a academic positions at Monash University, Bachelor of Arts (University of Adelaide) much enjoys working closely with students ability of history and philosophy to bolster
years of experience teaching literature thorough professional and dedicated the Australian National University graduate. He has worked in professional to prepare them for the English language critical thinking, a vital skill in our media-
at universities prior to that. Her PhD teacher. His mathematics classroom is and Deakin University since 2008. She theatre, theatre in education, theatre demands of university, and especially saturated age. Naturally, he is becoming
dissertation focused on the life’s work of an active one in which students discuss holds a Bachelor of Commerce from training and television. For over 20 years enjoys assisting newly arrived international increasingly involved with the Trinity Life-
US Poet Laureate Charles Wright, and she with each other and make discoveries the University of Melbourne, Bachelor he has performed as an improviser with students as they adjust to all the different Skills Philosophy Club, where such critical
recently published research into theories with the aid of whiteboards and hand-held of Commerce (Hons) from Monash Melbourne Playback Theatre Company, aspects of life and learning in Australia. thinking skills can be put into practice.
of trauma in literature. Sarah also has a technology. He is always looking out for University, and a PhD in Accounting exploring the power of bringing personal Jill has seen how much TCFS students
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree
Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. new challenges, large or small, which from the Australian National University. stories to life in performance. benefit from participation in extracurricular
and an Arts PhD in the interdiscipline of
improve the on-campus experience of activities, and she assists students to get
While she’s passionate about all forms of Wendy’s doctoral research focused on As a director, he has worked extensively History and Philosophy of Science from
students and staff. involved in a number of activities, especially
literature, Sarah specialises in teaching investigating the impact of segment-level in community theatre, particularly in the University of Melbourne. His doctoral
poetry, and she loves helping students Andrew has degrees in Arts and Science involving musical performance.
natural resource operational risk the context of mental health, touring to work was a philosophical critique of the
(even the reluctant ones) discover their own and a Diploma of Education, all from the reporting on earnings predictions. Toronto with a Melbourne company for an Jill holds a Bachelor of Education, and science of evolutionary psychology, and he
appreciation for poetry. She also enjoys University of Melbourne, and studied in Her PhD findings were published international festival collaboration in 2003. both the Cambridge CELTA and DELTA has an abiding interest in the philosophical
exploring the possibilities for e-Learning, China during his undergraduate degree. in a top-ranked accounting journal qualifications. She is a passionate and problems found at the intersection of biology
Steven has taught in a range of settings,
blended learning and using technology in He enjoys working with students from and presented at various international committed English language teacher whose and culture.
including youth programs at the National
the classroom, as well as incorporating different countries as they progress conferences career has spanned 30 years in schools,
Theatre Drama School and St Martin’s Before coming to Trinity, he taught for
multimedia, games, movement and dramatic towards university education. universities and adult education courses
She enjoys working with students from Youth Arts Centre. For a number of years he over a decade at the University of Melbourne,
expression into her lessons. Sarah became both in Australia and overseas; she has
different countries and developing their lectured in drama at the Institute of Koorie lecturing for some years on the philosophical
the Subject Leader of Literature in 2018. been a teacher, manager and examiner.
academic writing and accounting skills Education at Deakin University. A highlight history of biology, from Aristotle to
During this time, Jill has dedicated
in order to prepare them for university. was staging student performances at biotechnology.
herself to a number of projects, including
the 2008 World Indigenous People’s
development of an online communication As well as teaching at Trinity, Steve is also
Eylul Ertay, Turkey Conference on Education in Melbourne.
skills course for overseas born health a professional science journalist in his
Steven commenced at Trinity in 2016 professionals in Australia. In 2013, Jill was spare time. He writes for one of the most
February Main Valedictorian, 2017 and is excited to share with students awarded the Victorian Premier’s award decorated popular science journals in
Trinity College Residential Student, 2018 the broad range of life skills that drama for Excellence in Language and Literacy Australia, focusing on the biosciences.
Bachelor of Science (Computer Science), 2018 participation develops, as well as Provision.
supporting students settling into Trinity
"All the teachers at Trinity really bring out the best in through the Chill Out program.
you and your learning capabilities. All my teachers
encouraged me to express my own ideas and thoughts
about significant topics that enable us to gain a deeper
understanding of how views are shaped. Teachers at
Trinity are always willing to help you further understand
concepts that you may find difficult to understand at
first. Their extra guidance and support is what makes
learning at Trinity that extra special."

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Your journey begins here
Your pathway to the University of Melbourne
Admissions staff assess each application for entry to Trinity College Foundation
Studies (TCFS) and make an offer for the intake that best suits your academic and
English requirements, and best prepares you for your chosen bachelors degree.

2018 2019 2020 2021


January Main Plus 2019 February Main 2019

(4 February – 22 November 2019) Enter
(3 January 2019) university
The majority of students are placed March 2020
A five-week bridging program for students
requiring additional preparation in English, in one of the two Main intakes.
mathematics, chemistry or physics; joins
Semester 1 of the February Main intake.

July Fast Track 2019

(13 June 2019 – 24 January 2020) Enter
An intensive program with higher entry March 2020
requirements than the Main intakes.

March Extended 2019

August Main 2019
(18 February 2019)
(5 August 2019 – 22 May 2020) Enter university
A 20-week program allowing July 2020
students from some countries July Main Plus 2019 The majority of students are placed
to commence the program in one of the two Main intakes
at a different phase of their (1 July 2019)
secondary schooling; joins A five-week bridging program
Semester 1 of the August for students requiring additional
Main intake. preparation in English, August Extended 2019
mathematics, chemistry or February Main 2020
physics; joins Semester 1 of the (19 August 2019)
The majority of students are placed
August Main intake.
A 20-week program allowing students from in one of the two Main intakes
some countries to commence the program at
a different phase of their secondary schooling; Enter university
joins Semester 1 of February Main intake. March 2021

October Fast Track 2019

(26 September 2019 – 22 May 2020) Enter university
July 2020
An intensive program with higher entry
requirements than the Main intakes.

The TCFS program meets the requirements for Foundation programs that have been registered on the CRICOS for delivery in Australia
to overseas students, providing academic preparation for entry into first-year undergraduate study or its equivalent. Extended courses
offered are not remedial and not available to students who do not meet TCFS requirements.

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Your journey begins here

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#10 in the world for commence a major in Actuarial
Studies midyear (July) must
Graduates of Trinity College Foundation Studies (TCFS) are guaranteed a place Accounting and Finance.1
complete Mathematics 2.
#1 in Australia, #14 in the
in the University of Melbourne course of their choice when they satisfy the world for Business and
Management Studies.1
required prerequisites and achieve the guaranteed score.
Bachelor of Design 80 EAP and English Architecture, Civil Systems, Computing, bdes.unimelb.edu.au
Semester 1 and 2 Construction, Digital Technologies, Graphic
Mathematics 1 is a highly
Design, Landscape Architecture, Mechanical
#21 in the world for recommended subject for
Systems, Performance Design, Property,
Calculating your final score Note: Prerequisites and guaranteed scores for entry into the Architecture and Built Civil Systems, Computing,
Construction, Mechanical
Spatial Systems, Urban Planning
University of Melbourne in 2020 were not available at the time Environment.1
All TCFS students study five subjects: two compulsory core Systems, Property and Spatial
of printing this prospectus. The TCFS guaranteed scores and
subjects and three electives. The final score is calculated by Systems.
prerequisites in the table below were for 2019 entry to the
taking the average best four subject results. Music (Practical) Environment, Development
University of Melbourne. Updated information will be made
results cannot be used in the calculation of entrance scores and Design is a recommended
available on the Trinity College website as soon as it is available.
for non-music related faculties. A score of at least 50% in subject for the Bachelor of
English for Academic Purposes (EAP) is a requirement for Visit the University of Melbourne website for entry Design.
all courses. It is a requirement to pass both core subjects. requirements to other undergraduate degrees:
Bachelor of Music N/A* EAP, English, History of Ideas, Composition, Interactive Composition, mcm.unimelb.edu.au/
futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/entry- Music,and knowledge of Jazz and Improvisation, Music Performance, study
Semester 1 and 2
requirements/undergraduate-international music theory and harmony of Musicology/Ethnomusicology
#1 in Australia, #24 in the at least AMEB Grade 5 level or
world for Performing Arts.1 equivalent

TCFS Bachelor of 803 EAP, English and one of Study areas include: Clinical and preventative mdhs-study.unimelb.
2019 prerequisite Major at the University of Oral Health Biology or Chemistry dentistry, Dental and health sciences, edu.au/degrees/
Course guaranteed Find out more
subjects Melbourne Social sciences and health promotion, bachelor-of-oral-health
score Semester 1 only
Vocational clinical practice
Bachelor of Agriculture 75 EAP, English and Agricultural Economics, Plant and Soil fvas.unimelb.edu. #1 in Australia, #24
Semester 1 only Mathematics 1 Science Production and Animal Science au/b-ag in the world for Dentistry.1

#28 in the world for Bachelor of Science 80 EAP, English, Mathematics 1 Agricultural Science, Animal Health and science.unimelb.edu.au
Agriculture and Forestry.1 Semester 1 and 2 and one of Biology, Disease, Animal Science and Management,
Chemistry or Physics Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
Bachelor of Arts 80 EAP and a score of at least Ancient World Studies, Anthropology, Arabic, ba.unimelb.edu.au #1 in Australia, #25 in the Or English and both Bioengineering Systems, Biotechnology,
Semester 1 and 2 70% for both English^ and Art History, Asian Studies, Australian world for Statistics and Mathematics 1 and Cell and Developmental Biology, Chemical
History of Ideas^ Indigenous Studies, Chinese Language, Operational Research.1 Mathematics 2 Systems, Chemistry, Civil Systems,
#1 in Australia, #15 in Chinese Societies*, Classics, Creative Climate and Weather, Computational
the world for Arts and Writing, Criminology, Development Studies*, Biology, Computing and Software Systems,
Humanities.1 Economics, English and Theatre Studies, Data Science, Ecology and Evolutionary
#1 in Australia, #28 in the English Language Studies*, Environmental Biology, Electrical Systems, Environmental
world for Communications Studies*, European Studies*, French, Gender Engineering Systems, Environmental
and Media Studies.1 Studies, Geography, German Studies, Hebrew Science, Food Science, Genetics, Geography,
and Jewish Studies, History, History and Geology, Human Structure and Function,
Philosophy of Science, Indonesian Studies, Immunology, Marine Biology, Mathematical
Islamic Studies, Italian Studies, Japanese Physics, Mathematics and Statistics,
Studies, Knowledge and Learning*, Law and Mechanical Systems, Mechatronics Systems,
Justice*, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Microbiology and Immunology, Neuroscience,
Media and Communications, Philosophy, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physics,
Politics and International Studies, Psychology, Physiology, Plant Science, Psychology, Spatial
Russian Studies, Screen and Cultural Studies, Systems, Zoology
Social Theory*, Sociology, Spanish and Latin
American Studies. Fine Arts Students wishing to undertake Fine Arts at the University of Melbourne should enrol in any degree listed above and
Semester 1 only then apply for Fine Arts once at Trinity. Additional entry requirements will be applicable (e.g. audition, interview, folio
*Study area available as a minor only
presentation). Note that Fine Arts is only offered in Semester 1 and has limited places for international students.
#2 in Australia for
Bachelor of 91 EAP, English, Chemistry Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, bbiomed.unimelb.edu.au
Art, Performing Arts and
Biomedicine and Mathematics 1 Bioengineering Systems, Biotechnology,
Semester 1 only Cell and Development Biology, Genetics,
Human Structure and Function, Immunology,
#1 in Australia, Microbiology and Immunology, Neuroscience,
#9 in the world for Clinical, ^ These prerequisite subjects must be included in the final best four calculation.
Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology
Pre-clinical and Health.2 * Applicants must be qualified for university entry and have satisfied the portfolio and/or audition requirements.
1 QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018
2 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2018
3 Indicative score only (entry is not guaranteed).

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What will you study?
What will you study? Core curriculum

2 + 3
Core subjects Elective subjects
(Studied by (Students select three of the
all students) following elective subjects)

English Accounting* Mathematics 1

• English Literature (70%) Biology* Mathematics 2
• Drama (30%) Chemistry Media and
• English for Academic Economics* Communications*
Purposes Environment, Music*
Development Physics
History of Ideas
and Design* Psychology* * No prior knowledge
of the subject required.

The Trinity College Foundation Studies curriculum is specifically designed to give students a foundation for
success at the best Australian and overseas universities. The university environment requires students to
speak in front of others; work in groups; develop an argument; and be creative, constructive, analytical and
critical. The academic skills and critical thinking outcomes of the core curriculum will give you the confidence
and ability to achieve success in your future studies.

Main and Fast Track intakes Extended intakes Note: Mathematics 2 and Music cannot
be taken within the Extended program.
The unique core curriculum is specifically These intakes allow students from some
for developing intellectual breadth. countries to commence the program To study Mathematics (1 and 2), Chemistry
at a different phase of their secondary or Physics in the Main program, you must
Elective subjects are chosen depending
schooling. (They effectively replace the study the subject in the Extended program
upon the student’s particular areas
final year of schooling in their home and obtain a minimum of 50%.
of study interest at the University of
country.) Over 20 weeks, students
Melbourne. Certain electives such as
Mathematics 1 and science subjects
consolidate and develop their language Assessment
skills and other curriculum areas to All subjects are assessed by a
(Biology, Chemistry and Physics) are
provide opportunity for success in the combination of tests, work throughout
prerequisites for entry to some faculties
Main program. All students who pass the the year and a final exam. Assessment
at the University, and students will need
academic hurdle at the end of the 20 weeks is designed to enable students to achieve
to have prior knowledge of the subject.
progress into the following Main Intake. results that show their full potential,
and may vary from year to year.
Reports are made available to parents
Hua Phuong (Chloe) Thuy Tran, Vietnam
or guardians through a secure parents’
portal, and a copy given to the student.
Subject and assessment information August Main 2016
Bachelor of Commerce Global Scholarship, 2017
can be found from page 24 of this
prospectus, and more detailed "The subjects at Trinity College helped me prepare
information is available on our website: well for my studies at university. All the skills
I have gained at Trinity, such as presenting,
public speaking and academic writing are now
an important aspect of my studies at university.
Note: Students selecting Mathematics 2 Each subject also taught me how to work
must also select Mathematics 1. Availability independently, as well as manage my time to
of some electives may be subject to student complete all assignments."
numbers in smaller intakes. Prerequisite
subjects will always be offered.

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English for Academic Purposes (EAP) English Literature

What will you study?

EAP is part of the core subject Subject leaders This subject is designed to improve By helping students develop more
of English, one of two compulsory English and academic skills by nuanced understandings of different
Mr Edward Rush
core subjects in the Foundation providing instruction in reading, uses of language and of various English-
MEd(Research), GradDipEd(Tertiary speaking cultures, the study of English
Studies program. The English subject and Adult)Murd, BBusECowan analysing, discussing and writing
Literature prepares students for life
consists of three components: about a variety of literary texts. in English-speaking environments,
• English Literature – 70% Assessment In English Literature, students including universities and the broader
• Drama – 30% Summary writing: 5% will explore poetry, drama, short Australian community. This subject
• English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Discussion: 10%
fiction and novels. These texts also highlights critical thinking,
Students must achieve a score of at require students to interpret communication and writing skills,
least 50% in EAP. Individual Report: 10% which are essential to all tertiary subjects.
and use sophisticated forms
Individual Presentation: 10% of language and thought, such
EAP is designed to help develop study
skills in the following areas:
Group Research Essay: 20% as symbolism, connotation, Subject leader
Group Project Defence Interview: 10% metaphor and narrative. Dr Sarah Dowling
• interpreting information
Siauw Excel Prasadhana Setiawan, Indonesia
understanding spoken and written Individual Final Integrated Skills BA(Hons), PhD(Lit), GCertHighEdACU
academic texts, identifying relevant Examination: 25% July Fast Track 2017
information, synthesising information Participation and Independent Learning: 10%
Edwin Chaw, Singapore Assessment Bachelor of Arts, 2018
from listening and reading texts, and Essays and exams: 50%
February Main 2015 "Literature was my favourite subject
recognising points of view and bias. Participation and assignments: 20% because I was able to learn about the
Bachelor of Commerce 2016
• expressing ideas underlying meaning behind stories and
formulating an opinion, presenting an "EAP is the subject that develops your poems. It was a subject that improved
argument using academic style in both academic skills, which are important my writing abilities and understanding
when writing essays and presentations. of literature from a deeper level.
oral and written forms, paraphrasing and
What I enjoyed most about this subject Literature was a subject about interpretation
using academic referencing conventions,
was practising public speaking, a skill and it made us more aware of literacy
structuring academic essays, reports
set that at first I found difficult but soon and taking the initiative to truly understand
and presentations, participating in
became comfortable with." different readings."

Drama History of Ideas

This subject develops • improvisation, characterisation, This subject is an intensive Within these themes, the subject
role-play, monologue and dialogue university preparation subject that examines:
communication skills, particularly
• theatrical storytelling – both literal examines Western society and the
using English language within • reasoning, science and methods
and abstract (through images, text of achieving knowledge
the Australian social and cultural and poetry), culminating in group
ideas that affect our lives. Through
this subject, students develop the • educational methods and aims
context. It promotes group skills, performances
• scepticism and debate
fosters creativity and imagination, • voice projection and articulation. specific academic skills required
• democracy and other political views
develops self-confidence in all university faculties, including
• power relationships and equality
and encourages initiative, academic communication through
responsibility and leadership. Subject leader oral and written discussion,
• ideas of rights and freedom
• religious and philosophical influences
Dr Rosemary Blight research and correct use of on society
Drama constitutes 30% of the overall BA, DipEd, MEd, PhDMelb published material, critical use • colonialism, racism and globalisation
English mark, and Literature constitutes
of data, and analysis of complex • the twenty-first century and the
70%. The two subjects complement
Assessment issues. Students read and discuss questioning of ‘truth’. Devni Wimalasena, Sri Lanka
each other in the development of
students’ critical and interpretive There are two solo assessment tasks Minako Seki, Japan important philosophers, scientists,
thinking. and two group tasks throughout the
year: solo physical communication task July Fast Track 2017
and religious and political Subject leader February Main 2016
Bachelor of Arts, 2017
writers, and formulate their own Dr Michael Pickering
and solo monologue task (10%); group Bachelor of Arts, 2018
The subject includes: responses. "History of Ideas was a challenging yet
devised performance, incorporating "Drama was a subject that helped BA(Hons)UQ, PhDMelb worthwhile subject. It was a subject that
• developing a sense of the physical self performance, self-evaluation and me build my confidence. It helped me allowed me to gain an insight into how
through mime and movement participation components (10%); and final develop my leadership and group work Assessment important concepts and ideas about our
• an understanding of dramatic elements group performance exam, incorporating skills as well. During the semester All students must pass History of Ideas in society have developed and changed over
such as space, time and tension performance and participation we got to perform a drama piece to time. This is an important foundation
order to pass Foundation Studies.
• exploration, understanding and components (10%). our classmates which allowed us to subject that has allowed me to adapt to
development of text, and working solo, showcase our work that we had been Essays: 50% the academic style of writing at university,
in pairs or in larger groups practising throughout the year. It was Participation: 15% especially being able to present my ideas
a very rewarding experience!" Exam: 35% incorporating critical analysis and how
to apply this through academic writing."

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What will you study?
Elective curriculum
Accounting Biology Chemistry
This subject introduces students This subject aims to foster an This subject provides a foundation for
to fundamental accounting tools understanding of major biological further study in chemistry and related
to provide a basis for analysing and concepts, an awareness of how such disciplines. The focus is on understanding
interpreting financial statements concepts are connected within the chemical concepts and calculations,
and internal management documents biological sciences, and an appreciation development of laboratory and reporting
throughout their careers. and interest in biological science as an skills, awareness of safety protocols,
integral part of society and everyday life. fluency in terminology, and an
The educational philosophy used is
The subject provides a strong foundation appreciation of the role of chemistry
based on the 'building blocks' approach
for further study of the biological in our world.
(The Accounting Cycle), a sequence of
sciences and related disciplines.
steps or procedures related to a firm's
accounts and account entries, which
culminates in the ultimate objective
of financial reports.

Course outline Course outline Course outline

Semester 1 Semester 1 Semester 1
• understanding basic accounting • cell structure and function: biological • nomenclature and stoichiometry
concepts molecules, prokaryotes, eukaryotes • atomic structure and bonding
• summarising and reporting accounting and organelles, energy systems • liquids and gases
information • plants: plant cells, tissues and the • chemistry of main group elements,
• the measurement of profit plant body transition metals and coordination
• special aspects and application • animals: tissues and organs, organ chemistry
of decision-making. systems
Monique Ghandi, India Semester 2
Semester 2 Semester 2 • organic chemistry and spectroscopy
• accounting for accounts receivable • genetics: cell division, inheritance, gene • food chemistry
February Main 2017
and bad debts expression, genetic engineering, human
Trinity College Residential Student, 2018 • green chemistry
• alternative inventory valuation models genetics, reproduction and development
Bachelor of Arts, 2018 • fundamentals of chemical reactions:
• Goods and Services Tax (GST) • evolution and diversity: evidence
thermochemistry, kinetics and chemical
"My experience at Trinity College was and mechanisms for evolution, viruses,
• valuation of non-current assets; equilibria
fulfilling and rewarding for me both bacteria, fungi and protists.
financing decisions • acid-base equilibria
personally and academically. I was able to
• accounting for partnerships and • redox chemistry, electrolysis
grasp and learn about subjects that were
companies and extraction of metals.
different to those at my high school in my
• ethics and its relevance to business
home country, as well as gain an insight
into what university life will be like, as • financial statement and ratio analysis
our classes were set out in tutorials and • management and manufacturing;
lectures. It was because of this preparation application of costing the cash-flow
that I have settled into university life well." statement.

Assessment Assessment Assessment

Attendance and participation: 10% Exams: 70% Exams: 70%
Reports: 10% Assignment: 10% Assignment: 10%
Assignment: 10% Practical classes: 20% Attendance and participation: 5%
Exams: 70% Practical classes: 15%
Subject leader
Subject leader Dr Kerry Higgins
Subject leader
Ms Mary Zafirakis BSc(Hons), PhDMelb Dr Kerry Higgins
BEc, PostGradDip(Acc)Monash BSc(Hons), PhDMelb

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What will you study?
Economics Environment, Mathematics 1 Mathematics 2 Media and
Development and Design Communications
This subject aims to help students: This subject develops mathematical This subject provides students
• gain an understanding of economics The concept of environmentally sustainable knowledge and skills in pre-calculus, with the skills to succeed in university In this subject, students are introduced
as a field of study, and consider issues development is at the heart of this subject, calculus, matrices, statistics courses that require a high level to the dynamic world of the media and
from an economic perspective and is increasingly becoming the focus and probability, as preparation for of analytical and logical thought, associated industries, and their influence
• obtain an understanding of basic of government policy, business and a wide variety of university courses. such as science, engineering and on society and the individual.
concepts and principles of economics educational institutions. actuarial studies.
Through a combination of theory,
• obtain knowledge of major aspects This subject also ensures that students
Students who study this subject will become application and practice, students emerge
of the Australian economic system have the language skills to undertake
familiar with environmentally sustainable with a greater understanding of how
• develop a capacity to think analytically, further studies in mathematics in English.
development and its application globally, and the media works and an ability to design
and discuss and write effectively about
economics. understand the way different environments and produce a range of media products.
and societies interact. We investigate design
solutions to many current global challenges.
This subject is recommended for students
wishing to study the Bachelor of Design
at the University of Melbourne.

Course outline Course outline Course outline Course outline Course outline
The course, which will inform students Topics studied include: Semester 1 Semester 1 Semester 1
about major issues and institutions • ecological history of humanity • review of algebra and trigonometry • logic • media literacy, media representation,
in the Australian economy, will normally • population growth and resource • functions, applications of derivatives • complex numbers film language, genre theory, audiences
include the following topics: consumption • limits, continuity, differentiability, • matrices and transformations • the story of film: from silent movies
• what is sustainability? differentiation from first principles, • ellipses and hyperbolas to blockbusters
Microeconomics (Semester 1)
• economic sustainability differentiation formulae • vectors • film marketing and advertising:
• the nature and method of economics
and globalisation • anti-differentiation, fundamental the trailer and film poster.
• supply and demand analysis • statistical inference.
• sustainable business theorem of calculus, evaluation of areas.
in the competitive market • social sustainability and gender Semester 2
• applications of the competitive model Semester 2
• climate change and related hazards Semester 2 • journalism and the newsroom:
• techniques of anti-differentiation
• the concept of market structure • what is climate change? • indefinite integrals and further online and broadcast
• volumes of solids of revolution
• perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly • who is affected most by climate change? applications of integration • marketing and communications:
and monopolistically competitive • consequences of climate change • approximation of definite integrals
• matrix methods, statistics traditional and new media advertising
markets • responses to climate change • differential equations forms, brands and brand identity and
• permutations and combinations
• market failure. • renewable energy as a solution • computer programming. public relations.
• introduction to probability, probability
• sustainable water use
Macroeconomics (Semester 2) distributions, expected value, standard
• what is a city?
• monitoring and understanding deviation
• sustainable city design
the macroeconomy • binomial, hypergeometric and geometric
• megacities
• GDP as a measure of total production • slums distributions
and income, economic growth, jobs • resilient and liveable cities • continuous probability density functions,
and unemployment, CPI and inflation • sustainable building design mean, median, variance and applications
rate, money and the banking system, • Melbourne: a sustainable, liveable • normal distribution, confidence intervals
aggregate expenditure multiplier resilient city? for a population proportion.
and the exchange rate • urban agriculture.
• macroeconomic policies.

Assessment Assessment Assessment Assessment Assessment

Exam: 10% Quiz: 5% Class work: 5% Two exams: 90% Assignments: 25%
Mid-semester 2 test: 20% Exam: 30% Exams: 95% Attendance and participation: 10% Major project: 20%
Final examination: 60% Field work report: 25% Exams: mid-year 20%; final 30%
Attendance and participation: 10% Research essay: 25% Subject leader Subject leader In-class tasks and participation: 5%
Group research presentation: 15%
Dr Hamed Moradi Dr Sasha Cyganowski
Subject leader Subject leader
Ms Vandana Wadhwa
Subject leader BCom, BSc(Hons), PhDMonash BSc(Hons), PhDDeakin
Ms Jo Fletcher
BA(Eco)(Hons), MA(Eco)DSE, Ms Jane Sykes BA, PostGradDipSocOtago,
GradDipSecEdMonash, MEdMelb BA, DipEd, GradDipEPA, MedMonash GradDip(TESOL)Auck

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What will you study?
Physics Psychology Music (practical)
This subject provides a foundation for This subject examines the biological, This subject is available to students who
further studies in physics and related psychological and social factors that wish to prepare for university study in
analytical-type disciplines, in particular contribute to individual and group either the Bachelor of Music degree or
science and engineering. behaviour using both theoretical and the Diploma in Music. It is designed to
practical teaching methods. It introduces enable students to reach an advanced
Students learn to develop quantitative
students to a broad range of psychological level of skill and mastery of a particular
physical models and become aware
theories and principles that explain musical instrument, and to give a broad
of the assumptions upon which these
human behaviour, as well as the diversity understanding of music performance.
models are based.
of human experience.
The Melbourne Conservatorium of Music
Students develop physical problem-solving
Practical demonstrations and (MCM) at the University of Melbourne
strategies, learn to apply electronic,
experiments, both in and out of the allocates the teachers for this subject.
mechanical and optical techniques
classroom, are designed to help students
of measurement in the laboratory,
understand and explore the theoretical
and record quantitative data with
concepts underlying human cognition
associated uncertainties. The laboratory
(thinking) and behaviour.
measurement techniques also include
computer-interfaced experiments for
collecting and analysing data.

Course outline Course outline Course outline

• mechanics: physical quantities • scientific theory and critical thinking Students attend 24 individual practical
and units, vectors, motion in 1D • development through the lifespan: lessons with their teacher across the
and 2D, forces and Newton’s laws, infancy, childhood, adolescence, course of one year. Lessons include a study
statics, energy and work, momentum, adulthood of selected repertoire on the student’s
conservation of energy and • social psychology instrument, principles of interpretation,
momentum principles
• personality style and technical work. In addition to the
• electricity and magnetism: electric
• psychological disorders lessons, students are required to undertake
circuits, electric fields, magnetic
• therapy extensive individual practice.
fields, electromagnetic forces,
electromagnetic induction • stress and health Applicants are required to have a
• waves: string waves, sound waves, • emotion minimum of Grade 6 practical in the
electromagnetic waves, superposition, • learning Associated Board of the Royal Schools of
doppler • intelligence. Music (ABRSM), or Trinity College London
• quantum and nuclear physics: wave- exams, or Grade 6 (Grade 5 for singers)
particle duality, energy-mass relationship, in the exams of the Australian Music
relativity, Bohr’s model of a hydrogen Examinations Board ( AMEB).Students
atom, nuclear reactions, binding energy, intending to take this subject must pass
fusion and fission, particle decays, an audition before enrolling in TCFS.
half-life and nuclear activity.

Assessment Assessment Assessment

Assignments: 5% In-class quiz: 10% End of year 20–25 minute practical
Exams: 70% Written task and presentation: 20% examination. The performance exam is
Jim and Vivan Catampongan, Euna Catampongan,
Practical classes: 25% Exams: 70% (2 x 35%) graded out of 100, as both a TCFS subject Philippines (parents) Philippines
Hurdle requirement: Attendance and and simultaneously as an audition for MCM
Subject leader participation to confirm a place in the Bachelor of Music. "We believe that Trinity College has February Main 2017
Dr Fun Lai Note: Results in this subject cannot be used provided our daughter with the best Bachelor of Arts, 2018
Subject leader in the calculation of entrance scores for other possible preparation for university
BSc, MScRMIT, PhDMelb "Trinity College Foundation Studies helped
faculties of the University of Melbourne. This studies. We are truly grateful for
Dr Maureen Vincent me to be better prepared for writing and
subject is only offered in the Main intakes. the self-confidence she has gained
BAMonash, BSWMelb, speaking in the style used in university,
throughout her time at Trinity, as
GradDipEd(Sec)ACU, as well as develop lasting friendships
we are sure this will only bring her
GradDipEd(Psych)Monash, and networks that I am sure will provide
great success at university."
MClinPsych, PhDDeakin support for me in the coming years."

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Student life
Student life
At Trinity College our aim is to provide you with a learning experience
that is combined with a range of engaging, dynamic and fun activities
all year round for you to develop new skill sets outside of the classroom.
Through these activities you’ll not only gain a stronger bond with your
classmates, but with Foundation Studies students from all programs.

Central Australia Trip

Big Noise Life Skill Clubs at Trinity English Conversation Corner We also share the experiences of being
A longstanding tradition as part of College Casual conversations are a great way
at Trinity College, living in Melbourne
and having been – or are planning to go –
Orientation, all TCFS students are Life Skill Clubs aim to enrich your to get to know people and to become
to university or into the workforce.
welcomed with Big Noise, a festival experience while you live and study in more comfortable in your surroundings.
There is always something to talk
of Brazilian dance, music and drumming, Melbourne. Many of the clubs are initiated At the English Conversation Corner,
about and plenty of things to share
and of course, heaps of noise! The event by staff members and student leaders. TCFS students and staff share ideas
at the English Conversation Corner.
brings students together, offering Since 2015, more than 25 clubs have been and experiences, give and receive advice,
a great sense of community, and is established, including Meditation Class, and make friends. Students and staff
held on the iconic Trinity Bulpadock. Tennis Club, Music Lessons, Cooking come from many different countries,
Class, Boxing Club, Badminton Club, Art and have an amazingly diverse range
Fair Dinkum Festival Class, Gardening Club and Movie Club, of experiences and expectations.
One of the highlights of the student just to name a few. The English Conversation Corner provides
calendar year is the Fair Dinkum Festival, a place and time to relax and communicate
also held on the Bulpadock. Here you will Central Australia Trip informally, but in a meaningful way.
have the chance to sign up to Trinity clubs While your stay in Melbourne will be Participation is voluntary, free, and open
based on your interests and talents. The in the city of Melbourne, TCFS students to everyone at Trinity. Topics are chosen
festival includes special performances also have the opportunity to explore the democratically by participants and include
by your favourite teachers, as well as Australian outback. The annual Central popular themes such as Food, Music,
your peers from all intakes. Australia Trip organised by Trinity staff Movies, Travel, Current Affairs, Technology,
and students is the perfect opportunity Pets, Local Customs, Jobs and Careers,
Multicultural and Multi-Faith for you to discover the unique landscapes and Shopping Tips.
Club that make up much of the Australian
The Multicultural and Multi-Faith Club Indigenous culture and take part in
(MCMF) hosts a number of events your very own desert adventure.
throughout the year to celebrate and Trinity students along with academic
appreciate diversity at Trinity College as staff spend 12 days in the Northern
a gathered community. Events throughout Territory. On the journey, students have
the year hosted by the MCMF club include the chance to spend time with wild Priyansh Parekh, Dubai
welcome parties, weekly dinners at the Australian animals, including kangaroos,
Trinity College chapel, Lunar New Year lizards and many species of birds. February Main 2017
celebrations, Mid-Autumn Festival, Bachelor of Design, 2018
Ramadan and Halloween. Trinity College Residential Student, 2018
"My advice to new students would be to encourage them
all to get involved in all the different clubs and activities
that are available for you while studying at Trinity. Joining
clubs gives you the time to take a break from all the
studies to enjoy time with new friends, relax and learn
new skill sets like dancing, singing or sports."

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Student life
Student wellbeing and support
College nurse
Your wellbeing, how you feel, how you function and how you contribute is important
to us while you are studying at Trinity College. That’s why our professional support
staff are experienced in assisting all students with self-care issues, independent
living skills, adjusting to new living environments, mental health concerns and
education around what enables wellbeing.

Cate Charles

If you have any physical health concerns

that may be affecting your energy in
class or your ability to study well while
at Trinity, the College nurse is available
to attend to your concerns as well
as advise on whether you need to
seek further medical assistance.

Under 18 support
We understand that adjusting to a new
life away from home can initially be
a challenge for you. Our aim is to help
you find the best support and make
the best decisions to enhance your time
Mentoring Program Academic advice and support Counselling at Trinity College.
The Foundation Studies program For more information about under 18
prides itself on its well-established and support, visit: www.trinity.unimelb.edu.
successful Mentoring Program. During au/living/living-options-for-foundation-
your time at Trinity you will be allocated studies/students-under-18
a special mentor for the duration of
you studying your main course. Your Free workshop classes
mentor is usually a teacher who may
Trinity College offers a range of free
be teaching you in one of your subjects,
cooking classes. For example, in an
or an administration staff member.
al fresco dining class, students learn
Mentors have at least four formal meetings Des Minton Anita Krautschneider how to cook nutritious food in a fun
with their students on a one-to-one basis Associate Dean, Academic and Camilo Izquierdo Charry and interactive environment.
to discuss and monitor personal, social and Administration Counsellors
cultural adjustment, academic progress, For other useful information
and general health and wellbeing. We will offer you the support you need The counselling service provides
during your studies to help you progress psychological support to students
Your mentor also provides knowledgeable • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)
into your desired university degree. If you of Trinity College Foundation Studies
information, advice and guidance about • Attendance
need advice regarding change of degree to enhance their overall wellbeing
practical matters such as cultural • Out-of-hours helpline
preferences or subject selection, we are and mental health. We assist students
differences, independent living skills,
here to assist you in achieving in the development of positive emotions, visit: trinity.unimelb.edu.au/learning/
study skills, self-care, career and
the best possible outcome for your future. increasing their engagement with foundation-studies/academic-and-personal-
university plans or anything else you
activities that improve their life support/wellbeing-and-pastoral-support
may need guidance with.
satisfaction and wellness, helping them
build positive relationships with their
peers, family and others around them,
helping them find meaning and purpose,
and supporting them to set and achieve
goals in their lives.

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Urbanest Carlton Carlton Residence UniLodge@VU

Student life
Trinity College has a range of approved accommodation options from apartments
to student rooming houses to ensure you have a safe and secure environment
while living in Melbourne. Our staff work closely with accommodation providers
to ensure you make the best possible living arrangements.
Under 18 Under 18 Under 18
Studios; twin-share bedroom studios Single student apartments; Apartments: single room;
one and two-bedroom apartments twin-share; six bedroom multi-share
Urbanest Carlton is located on Berkeley
Street just one block from the University Situated on Bouverie Street beside UniLodge@VU offers a modern living
of Melbourne precinct, two minutes the University of Melbourne precinct environment just a short walk from
Your living arrangements while at
Trinity is a huge part of your experience Student apartments to several tram stops and within easy and near Queen Victoria Market. Footscray Station, trams and buses.
reach of Melbourne Central – a large Facilities include a gym, coin laundry Fully-furnished apartments include
in Melbourne. To suit your personal Each student apartment has its own kitchen and bathroom.
shopping, entertainment, dining and and an open-air deck on the roof. a kitchen and bathroom, as well as a
circumstances, there are many Apartments may be studio, one or two-bedroom, or three to six
public transport hub. Urbanest Carlton resident common area that includes
accommodation options for you to choose bedroom multi-share, and most are located within walking distance, rooms.net.au
has a community feel where students can lounges, a pool table, TVs and BBQs.
from. The Trinity Housing staff work or a short tram ride, to Trinity. Some student apartments include
enjoy modern rooms, study areas and unilodge.com.au/lodge/vu/
closely with the accommodation providers additional costs for electricity, gas and internet access.
social spaces, as well as a great support
to ensure you have a safe and secure living
network which encourages them to meet
environment. The Housing office is also Student rooming houses other students and make friends.
here to help you with:
Student rooming houses are designed specially to cater to the
• booking accommodation needs of students. Students usually have their own bedroom but
• information, advice and referral share bathrooms, kitchens and lounge room areas. Each room is
• assistance with contracts, rights furnished and is usually within walking distance, or a short tram ride,
and responsibilities, rental locations to Trinity. Utility bills such as electricity, gas and water are included College Square Swanston The Student Housing
and transport information in the rental fee. Students are required to commit to a six to 12 month Company University Square
• advocacy. lease agreement.

Students Under 18 Private apartments/houses (18+)

Special accommodation arrangements Private apartments allow students greater independence while
must be made for students under studying at Trinity College. Apartments are usually unfurnished
18 years of age. Students must live in and students should allow some time before the commencement
accommodation that has been approved of their course to find a suitable option.
by Trinity College before the Department
of Home Affairs will process a student
visa application. If you are under the age For a comprehensive
of 18, you are not permitted to live in a
private accommodation unless a legal
guide on how to book
guardian or an approved minder is Under 18 Under 18 your accommodation, visit:
living full time at the residence.
For more information regarding under-18 One and two-bedroom apartments;
Studios; shared studios; one-bedroom trinity.unimelb.edu.au/
apartments; three, four and six
accommodation, visit: trinity.unimelb.edu.
twin-share bedroom apartments
multishare-bedroom apartment tcfs/living-options
au/tcfs/students-under-18 Situated near the cultured restaurants
Located on University Square in
and cafes of Lygon Street, it is just
Pelham Street and within the University
a 10 minute walk from the University
of Melbourne precinct, the residence
of Melbourne, and a few tram stops
is a five minute walk from the Trinity
from the Melbourne CBD. Facilities
College Victoria Street campus. The
include a swimming pool and sauna,
accommodation offers an extensive array
access to the residence gym and
of common spaces and facilities offering
dedicated study spaces.
Urbanest Carlton the opportunity to enjoy your own private
unilodge.com.au space when you want to, or to socialize and
study with friends. It includes a 24/7 onsite
manager and state-of-the-art security.
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Student life
Princes Stre
College Square,

Map Living expenses

Trinity College

tram 19
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the University of Melbourne precinct and
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to save on rental costs by living further away from the CBD, in which case they
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Country Main Comprehensive Fast Track

Entry requirements
(I)GCSE O Levels Five relevant subjects – four subjects at B level Five relevant subjects - three subjects at

Entry requirements
and one subject at C level A level and two subjects at B level
Preliminary results accepted for Malaysia, Preliminary results accepted for
Singapore and Sri Lanka Malaysia, Singapore and Sri Lanka
International Completion of 1st year of IB Diploma with Completion of 1st year IB Diploma
Baccalaureate an aggregate of 23 in five relevant subjects with an aggregate of 26 in five relevant
Iran Completion of Year 11 with five relevant subjects Completion of Year 11 with five relevant
of 15 and above subjects of 18 and above

Also check our website regarding entry requirements: Japan Upper Secondary School Certificate with 4 Upper Secondary School Certificate
average in relevant subjects with 5 average in relevant subjects
trinity.unimelb.edu.au/learning/foundation-studies/apply-enrol/entry-requirements Macau Completion of Form 5 (Year 11) with five relevant Completion of Form 5 (Year 11) with
Note: Students must be at least 16 years of age when commencing studies. subjects of 75% and above (65% for English five relevant subjects of 85% and above
medium schools) (75% for English medium schools)
Malaysia SPM with 6 subjects at B level. Forecast results SPM with six subjects – at least five
accepted at A Level and one at B Level
English requirement (any of the following): UEC: Completion of Senior Middle 2 with 70% in
Forecast results accepted
relevant subjects Forecast results accepted
Test Main Extended Fast Track Mexico Completion of Bachillerato with five relevant
subjects of 8.0 and above (80%)
IELTS 6.0 (5.5 Writing and Reading) 5.5 (No band less than 5.0) 6.0 (6.0 Writing and Reading)
Mongolia Completion of Year 12 with five relevant subjects Completion of Year 12 with five
TOEFL IBT 70 (18 Writing, 13 Reading) 60 (15 Writing, 8 Reading) 70 (21 Writing, 18 Reading) of 80% and above (B and above) relevant subjects of 90% and above
Pearson 50 (46 Writing and Reading) 46 (42 Writing and Reading) 54 (50 Writing and Reading) (A and above)
Myanmar Completion of Myanmar Matriculation Completion of Myanmar Matriculation
As an alternative to the above tests, some applicants may sit the Trinity English Test.
with 70% in relevant subjects with 70% in relevant subjects and four
Note: Students who do not meet the English requirement can study English at the Hawthorn–Melbourne English Language Centre. Distinctions
For further information, visit: hawthornenglish.edu.au New Zealand Completion of NCEA 2 – 80 credits (from NCEA
1 and 2) with 50 at Merit and/or Excellence
Academic entry requirements Pakistan Completion of Higher Secondary School Completion of Higher Secondary
Certificate with B in relevant subjects School Certificate with A in relevant
Country Main Extended Fast Track subjects
Australia Completion of Year 11 with five subjects
People’s Completion of Senior Middle 3 with 80% average Completion of Senior Middle Completion of Senior Middle 3 with
at B or above
Republic of China in five relevant subjects 2 with 80% average in five 90% average in five relevant subjects
Bangladesh Completion of Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) relevant subjects
with 5 subjects at B and above
Russia Certificate of General Secondary Education
Brazil Completion of final year of High School Completion of final year of High School ( ATTESTAT) with five relevant subjects
with five relevant subjects of 8/10 (or 80%) with five relevant subjects of 9/10 (90%) of 4 and above
Cambodia Completion of Upper Secondary Education Completion of Upper Secondary South Korea Higher School Leaving Certificate with
with four relevant subjects of C and above Education with four relevant subjects 75% average (average ranking of 3)
of B and above
Taiwan Completion of Senior High School Diploma Completion of Senior 2 with Completion of Senior High School
Colombia Completion of Bachillerato with five relevant with 70% average in five relevant subjects 70% average in five relevant Diploma with 80% average in five
subjects of 7.5 and above (or 75%) subjects relevant subjects
GCC countries Completion of Year 12 with five relevant subjects Thailand Completion of Matayom 6 with GPA 3.0 Completion of Matayom 5 Completion of Matayom 6 with
of 80% and above or above in four relevant subjects with GPA 3.0 or above in four GPA 3.5 or above in four relevant
relevant subjects subjects
Hong Kong Completion of Form 5 with two subjects at level 3, Completion of Form 6 with four subjects
and two subjects at level 4 (or 15 above pass mark) at level 3 (or 20 above pass mark) The Philippines Completion of High School Diploma with Completion of High School Diploma
Completion of Form 6 with two subjects at level 3 five relevant subjects of 80% and above with five relevant subjects of 90%
and two subjects at level 2 and above

India Completion of CBSE and State Boards 11th Completion of CBSE and State Boards Turkey Completion of Year 12 with five relevant subjects
standard with 70% 12th Standard with 70% of 75% and above
Completion of CBSE and State Boards Vietnam Completion of Year 11 with five relevant subjects Completion of Year 11 Completion of Year 12 with five relevant
11th Standard with 75% at 8.5 and above (or Year 11 Gifted Schools with with five relevant subjects subjects of 8.0 and above
Indonesia Completion of SMA 3 with 70 % in five relevant Completion of SMA 2 with Completion of SMA 3 with 75% five relevant subjects at 8.0 and above) at 7.0 and above
subjects 70% in five relevant subjects in five relevant subjects Other countries Please contact Trinity College; applications will be considered individually
and other

Please contact Trinity College for further information regarding academic requirements: trinity.unimelb.edu.au/tcfs/enquire
Trinity College will base assessment on results in relevant academic subjects. The above minimum entry requirements are deemed
to be equivalent to Australian Year 11. Trinity College may issue a conditional letter of offer based upon first semester, forecast
mock or preliminary results.

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Representative’s contact details

2019–2020 dates and fees Trinity College Foundation Studies

January Start Date Semester 1 Semester 2
Fees (A$)
Application Form 2019
Main Plus 3 January 2019 3 January – 21 June 2019 8 July – 22 November 2019
There is no application fee. You must complete all sections of this application. Please write clearly
Valedictory Date Mid Semester Break Mid Semester Break in BLOCK LETTERS. You can also apply online at www.trinity.unimelb.edu.au/tcfs/applyonline
22 November 2019 15 April – 22 April 2019 2 September – 13 September 2019
Please note that Australian and New Zealand citizens are not eligible to apply.
February Start Date Semester 1 Semester 2 32,020
Main 4 February 2019 4 February – 21 June 2019 8 July – 22 November 2019
Valedictory Date Mid Semester Break Mid Semester Break PERSONAL DETAILS (AS APPEARS ON PASSPORT)
22 November 2019 15 April – 22 April 2019 2 September – 13 September 2019
Family name Given names
March Start Date Pre Semester Semester 2 48,030
Extended 18 February 2019 18 February – 31 July 2019 6 January – 22 May 2020 Citizenship
Valedictory Date Mid Semester Break Mid Semester Break Country of birth
22 May 2020 15 April – 26 April 2019 24 February – 6 March 2020
Semester 1 Male Female Date of birth (DD/MM/YY) / /
5 August – 20 December 2019
Mid Semester Break Do you have Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency status? Yes No
30 September – 4 October 2019 Have you applied for Australian citizenship or permanent residency? Yes No
July Start Date Semester 1 Semester 2 36,800 Do you currently hold a visa for Australia? Yes No
Main Plus 1 July 2019 1 July 2019 – 20 December 2019 6 January – 22 May 2020 If Yes, what type? Tourist Student Other:
Valedictory Date Mid Semester Break Mid Semester Break
22 May 2020 30 September – 4 October 2019 24 February – 6 March 2020
July Start Date Semester 1 Semester 2 32,020
Fast Track 13 June 2019 13 June – 20 September 2019 30 September 2019 – 24 January 2020
Valedictory Date Mid Semester Break City Postcode Country
24 January 2020 23 December 2019 – 1 January 2020
Telephone Mobile Email
August Start Date Semester 1 Semester 2 32,020
Main 5 August 2019 5 August – 20 December 2019 6 January – 22 May 2020 PARENT/GUARDIAN DETAILS
Valedictory Date Mid Semester Break Mid Semester Break
22 May 2020 30 September – 4 October 2019 24 February – 6 March 2020 Family name Given name Title

August Start Date Pre Semester 48,030 Relationship to student

Extended 19 August 2019 19 August 2019 – 29 January 2020
Telephone Email
Valedictory Date Mid Semester Break
To be advised 23 December 2019 – 3 January 2020 PREFERRED FOUNDATION STUDIES INTAKE
Semester 1 January Main Plus February Main March Extended July Fast Track
Joins February Main 2020
July Main Plus August Main August Extended October Fast Track
October Start Date Semester 1 Semester 2 32,020
Fast Track 26 September 2019 26 September – 20 December 2019 2 January – 22 May 2020
Valedictory Date Mid Semester Break PREFERRED UNIVERSITY COURSE
22 May 2020 2 March – 6 March 2020 Bachelor of Major (if known)
Note: 2019 tuition fees are inclusive of an iPad and related services. ACADEMIC HISTORY
(Certified true copies of all latest available academic results or forecast results should accompany this form.)
Sibling discount Additional fees (A$) Name of qualification (e.g. O levels, SPM, SMA3) Year awarded
A 5% discount in tuition fees is available Enrolment fee $310 Applies to all intakes Name of school
for students with a sibling who has (non-refundable)
previously studied or is currently Address of school
Laboratory fees $380 each Charged after course commencement
studying Trinity College Foundation (Biology, Physics and Chemistry) Further study (e.g. A levels)
Studies. For more information:
Music surcharge $800 each Charged after course commencement  ick here if you do not
T I have attended Trinity I have had a sibling previously/currently studying at TCFS
Overseas Student Visa Length Amount dependent upon the VLC require a packaged visa College Young Leaders Full name of sibling
Health Cover (OSHC) Cover (VLC) with the University Program in Year TCFS ID Intake

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Entry requirements
How to apply Staying in touch with your alma mater
You can apply to TCFS via our overseas representatives or directly to Trinity College. Upon completion of the Trinity College Foundation Studies program,
you will become a lifelong member of the Trinity College alumni community.

Overseas representatives Direct application to Trinity College

Trinity College has a worldwide network of Connect Participate Learn
Documents required:
registered overseas representatives to help you

Stay informed and connected through the Maintain contact with friends and Take part in Lifeskills 2.0 for
apply to TCFS. They provide detailed information • completed TCFS application form, submitted
online or via hardcopy: trinity.unimelb.edu.au/ College LinkedIn, Facebook page newsletters academic staff through reunions in fun-filled events designed to help
about our program as well as assistance
tcfs/applyonline and My Trinity Connect, an exclusive online Australia and overseas. refine your social skills and expand your
with the application process, accommodation
• certified copies of original academic qualifications platform for you to connect with the wider social and professional networks.
arrangements and student visas. Visit:
• evidence of English language proficiency (if applicable). Trinity alumni community.
Gain career advice, internship or Come to our career events to gain Come to business events hosted by
employment opportunities through insight into alumni career journeys alumni volunteers in Australia and
our network of over 26,000 alumni around in various industries, and discover overseas,for provide professional
the world. employment opportunities directly development and networking
from their organisations. opportunities.
Successful applicants

1 Letter
of Offer 2 Accepting
your offer 3 Fee payment

Accepted students To confirm a place at Trinity College, students Payment of fees can be made via
receive a Letter of Offer need to: a bank draft, credit card or telegraphic
that details the intake, • meet any conditions stated in the Letter of Offer transfer/direct deposit.
fees payable, course
• sign and date the Acceptance page Please include the student’s full name
commencement date and
• pay the first instalment shown on the Letter of Offer. and TCFS ID number (found on the
relevant policies, including
bottom left hand corner of the Letter
the refund policy. By signing this form, students are entering into
of Offer) on the transfer document. If you
a legally binding contract with Trinity College
trinity.unimelb.edu.au/ do not, Trinity College cannot identify
under the laws of the Commonwealth of Australia. Hamidreza (Will) Borghei, Iran
tcfs/offer which student’s fees have been paid.
July Fast Track 2014
Bachelor of Science, 2015

4 Accommodation
for students 5 Confirming
an enrolment 6 Visa
"The Trinity alumni office helped me expand my
industry networks, providing me the opportunity
to network with industry professionals, as well
as to stay connected with other Trinity alumni.
Students under the age of 18 must On receipt of payment and meeting Present the e-COE, CAAW letter
As a former member of the Melbourne Space
have their accommodation choice Department of Home Affairs (if you are under 18) and other Program Ltd., I also got to share my industry
approved by Trinity College before guidelines, Trinity College confirms required documents to an Australian experiences with my fellow alumni."
they can apply for a student visa. all student enrolments by issuing Diplomatic Mission, or online,
Once approved, Trinity College will an electronic Confirmation of to apply for a student visa. If you
issue a Confirmation of Appropriate Enrolment (e-COE). apply to Trinity via an overseas
Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW). representative, they will assist you
with your student visa application.
trinity.unimelb.edu.au/tcfs/ students-
under-18 border.gov.au/Trav/Stud

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Terms and conditions
Familiarity with a range of policies Community portal and academic reports Publicity
is a condition of enrolment at You and your parents are able to view Trinity College regularly reproduces
class attendance records, and mentor editorial, photographs and audio visual
Trinity College. You need to read
and academic reports on the Trinity recordings of people for teaching
and understand the policies listed College Community Portal, and are purposes in its publications, promotional
in these Terms and Conditions informed by email if your attendance and marketing material, and on its
before accepting your offer of is unsatisfactory. website in order to promote the Trinity
enrolment. These policies are College Foundation Studies program and
Care arrangements for international
available on our website under students under the age of 18
the University of Melbourne to the public.
our Policies, Terms and Conditions The Department of Home Affairs has Profile photography in which you may be
pages. Visit: trinity.unimelb.edu.au established special requirements relating identified can be used for promotional
to your accommodation and welfare communication to prospective students,
Policies include: upon you or your parent/guardian's
if you are under the age of 18. If you are
• Curfew Safety (for under 18) consent. We may also undertake incidental
under the age of 18 and not living with
• Elective photographs of you as a participant in
a parent or guardian in Australia, you
• Excursion group activities. If you, or your parent/
must nominate a guardian or carer.
• Transfer guardian do not wish for you to participate
• Code of Conduct
Trinity College is able to fulfil this
in any promotional photography, please
requirement and provides the care
• Younger Student and Procedure contact the College in writing.
arrangements for students under
• Variations to Student Enrolment
the age of 18. Once arrangements have Age of students
• Complaint and Procedure
been checked and deemed satisfactory, Students must be at least 16 years of age
• Privacy and the Sharing of Information
a Confirmation of Appropriate at the time of commencing studies in a
• Non Student Visa Holders Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) Trinity College Foundation Studies intake.
• Refund. document required by the Department
of Home Affairs for student visa Use of social media
Education services for overseas lodgement will be provided to the student. Under the supervision of your teachers,
students legislative framework you may be required to use social media
Australia’s laws promote quality Change of address groups and online applications as part of
education and consumer protection In accordance with your student visa your classroom activities. Trinity College
for overseas students. These laws are conditions, you must notify us within seven has extensive protections in place when
known as the Education Services for days of any change to your Australian using these applications and you are
Overseas Students (ESOS) framework, residential address. Failure to do so puts you agreeing to use them by accepting this
and include the ESOS Act 2000 and the in breach of your visa conditions. If you are offer of enrolment.
National Code 2018. Trinity College under 18 years of age you should not sign a
Please note that Trinity College, its employees and related
requests that you familiarise yourself with lease and/or move into new accommodation entities expressly disclaim to the full extent permitted
your rights and responsibilities under before speaking to our Housing and by the law, any liability whatsoever in relation to any
the ESOS framework prior to enrolling: Accommodation Office or our Student Welfare claim, action, suit, demand, cause of action, expenses or
costs of whatsoever kind or wheresoever situate arising
internationaleducation.gov.au Office. You may be in breach of your student
out of or in respect of information, advice, or opinion
visa conditions if you fail to comply. provided by Trinity College, its employees, agents and/
Attendance or its related entities in respect to matters other than
In accordance with Australian visa conditions, Complaint policy and procedure Trinity College Foundation Studies itself. Any such
Trinity College monitors your attendance in Trinity College’s Complaint Policy and information or advice or opinion is offered to students as
an endeavour to assist them but it is not intended to be
all lectures, tutorials and practical sessions. Procedure is available on our website under relied upon in a matter which will create any legal rights.
If you do not achieve an 80% attendance our Policies, Terms and Conditions pages.
While Trinity College emphasises the value of student
record in a particular semester you will Visit: trinity.unimelb.edu.au welfare and seeks to make appropriate and useful
be in breach of your visa conditions and will services available to students, whether or not a student
Privacy avails him or herself of these services is a matter of
be reported to the Department of Home
Trinity College collects personal individual choice. Trinity College is anxious to ensure
Affairs (HA). If you are reported to HA you the wellbeing of students who are minors and will
information provided by and about people.
will be at risk of having your visa cancelled. endeavour to provide reasonable supervision of such
For further information about how personal students, however, no responsibility is taken by Trinity
Satisfactory academic progress information you provide to Trinity College is College, its employees, agents and related entities for
collected, held, used, corrected, disclosed the conduct and upbringing of students participating in
You must achieve satisfactory academic
Foundation Studies.
results, as outlined in our policy, to continue and transferred, please visit the Trinity
College website. To the best of our knowledge, the information
to study the program. If you do not meet the provided in this prospectus is correct at the time of
requirements for progression, you may be printing. Trinity College reserves the right to change
reported to the Department of Home Affairs course offerings, fees and all other aspects without
notification. Trinity College accepts no responsibility for
and your visa may be cancelled.
any errors, nor any liability for any consequences that
may follow from any person’s use of this material.

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Trinity College Foundation Studies Prospectus 2019

2019 Prospectus

Trinity College
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T: +61 3 9348 7154

ABN 39 485 211 746

CRICOS Code: 00709G
Date of Publication: May 2018

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The University of Melbourne, 2018