Assumed Knowledge

Definition overview

1 Definition

Assumed knowledge is the foundational knowledge and related skills considered necessary for Students commencing studies at USQ and are desirable for successful university level study. Assumed knowledge is equivalent to satisfactorily completing senior secondary studies (Years 11 and 12) in specified subjects. For example, assumed knowledge of English is equivalent to completing four semesters of senior secondary school English (Years 11 and 12), at the sound achievement level (4, SA). If Students do not have the assumed level of knowledge for their program, they may still receive an offer of a place at USQ and can still enrol in courses. However, Students are urged to consider the impact not having the assumed knowledge may have on their ability to succeed in their studies. Students who do not have the required level of assumed knowledge are advised to undertake USQ preparatory or bridging courses, or other appropriate study preparation, prior to or during the first year of study. It is the responsibility of the Student to have the assumed knowledge specified for the program or course.

2 References

USQ Defined.

3 Definition Information

Approved Date

13/8/2019

Effective Date

13/8/2019

Record No

16/1462PL

Complying with the law and observing Policy and Procedure is a condition of working and/or studying at the University.

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