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#1 Brown Eyed Girl

Posted 26 January 2009 - 04:48 PM

At the end of last year I was pretty certain I wanted to apply for to CQU and do a BA via distance education. I decided not to go ahead with my application because I wasn't 100% sure.  I'm now leaning more towards nursing, but, it's been a long time since I did maths and science at school so I'm thinking of applying to do the CQU Steps program to help lift my confidence.  Has anyone done it or something similar?  Would you recommend it?  I'm a SAHM at the moment and if I decided on nursing I wouldn't start it until my youngest was at least at prep in 2011.  I really want to start some sort of study in the interim.  Any ideas?

Thanks
Jenny

#2 dreamingofcats

Posted 27 January 2009 - 09:47 AM

Hi,

I have completed the Steps program and it was the best thing I ever did.

there are four subjects:


1) Computers: You learn the basics for all the common programs and how to use the uni websites.
2) Writing assignments: Which comes across more like an english course. It helps you work on your foundation of writing as well as structure.
3) Maths: Maths is fairly basic, with some toughies thrown in there. Its more a general maths course to jog your memory.
4) Teritary Prep Course: This is about getting you ready for uni by working through the system.

I found it really helpful. It gives you a better understanding of what to expect of university life and its an excellent course to have under your belt when you decide to apply for your undergrad degree.

PM me if you have any other questions.

#3 Brown Eyed Girl

Posted 27 January 2009 - 02:20 PM

Thanks for your reply dreamingoflove.  Prior to doing the STEPS program how long had it been since you studied?  Do you think it helped you get into the course you're currently studying?
Thanks
Jenny

#4 dreamingofcats

Posted 27 January 2009 - 03:53 PM

I finished Yr 12 in NSW in 2004. And I did the steps program in 2007.

So three years pretty much. It doesnt seem like alot, but I wasted yr 11/12 because of some health issues so I really needed the refresher.

Alot of what they do is basic learning for uni, and it prepares you quite well. Especially the assignment writing course.

I would say it absolutely helped me get in. My GPA was 5.75 which got me into a Psychology degree. (have changed to nursing now) They work hard to help you achieve the end result which is for most people entry into a undergrad degree. Also, if you apply to do an undergrad at their uni it works IMO even more to your advantage.

It sounds scary, but it really wasnt a "tough tough" course. You had to invest some time into it like most things if you wanted to do well.

#5 Brown Eyed Girl

Posted 28 January 2009 - 02:51 PM

Thanks, have pm'd you.
Cheers
Jenny

#6 *~*Melinda*~*

Posted 17 February 2009 - 11:41 AM

I am about to start STEPS the first orientation day is on Thursday  oomg.gif  I haven't studied since i left school at the end of year 10 in 1999.

I am doing it on campus as i don't think I have the self discipline to do it externally .

#7 ~MakkaPakka~

Posted 17 February 2009 - 12:10 PM

I am doing a similar program though USQ externally.

Even better they have fee free places so my course is free  ddance.gif

I am in a similar position, I graduated High school in 1995  oomg.gif , and want to study nursing next year.

http://www.usq.edu.au/handbook/current/lan...PREPorTPPG.html

I was also looking at the STEPS program and it looks great too  original.gif

#8 nae3

Posted 17 February 2009 - 01:24 PM

I am about to start STEPS the first orientation day for Bundaberg is Friday, I just turned 33 so I haven't done any studying for a long time.  My youngest just started prep this year and  the kids go to school where my dh teaches so after school care is not a problem, we also live a street away from the school so unless it's raining everyone walks to school. I am very nervous ablout starting back at UNI but at the same time can't wait to start.

Renae

#9 *~*Melinda*~*

Posted 18 February 2009 - 09:03 AM

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Even better they have fee free places so my course is free


STEPS is free as well, the only thing we need is stationary.

nae3 I am doing it on campus in Gladstone




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