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Intakes and term dates

Intakes

The AUT University Certificate in Foundation Studies takes 6 to 18 months (two to six terms) to complete, depending on the student’s academic background and level of English.

Courses Duration English level
Fast-track 6 months (2 terms) IELTS 6.0 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands)
Standard 8/9 months (3 terms) IELTS 5.5 (a minimum of 5.0 in all bands)
Standard Plus 12 months (4 terms) IELTS 5.0 (a minimum of 4.5 in all bands)
Extended 18 months (6 terms) IELTS 4.5 (a minimum of 4.0 in all bands)

The academic year is divided into four terms and there are four start dates each year. Fast-track, Standard, Standard Plus and Extended are available at the start of each term.

Start dates 2019

Course Date
Fast-Track Thursday 31 January; Monday 29 April; Thursday 18 July; Monday 7 October
Standard Thursday 31 January; Monday 29 April; Thursday 18 July; Monday 7 October
Standard Plus Thursday 31 January; Monday 29 April; Thursday 18 July; Monday 7 October
Extended Thursday 31 January; Monday 29 April; Thursday 18 July; Monday 7 October

These start dates include Orientation, which students must attend.

Start dates 2020

Fast-track 28 January, 28 April, 15 July, 2 October
Standard 28 January, 28 April, 15 July, 2 October
Standard Plus 28 January, 28 April, 15 July, 2 October
Extended 28 January, 28 April, 15 July, 2 October

These start dates include Orientation, which students must attend.