Foundation programmes

Ara's foundation programmes are the stepping stones to further study or to a new career. They can provide entry level qualifications for more advanced study or can help you to learn something new - just because you want to.

Type Title Duration Commences Tuition Fees
Certificate of Proficiency (Foundation) L1-5

Full time - 6 months, part time available

February, July


Domestic: $2,600 - $3,100 per semester (depends on courses selected)

Certificate in Foundation Studies L1-5

Full time - 1 year

February, July


Domestic: $5,800 - $6,400

Certificate in Pre Health and Science

Full time - 5 months, part time also available

February, July, September

International:$ 8,170

Domestic: $2,525 - $3,075

Certificate in Design (Foundation)

Full time - 1 year, part time - up to 3 years



Domestic: $6,250 - $6,900

Certificate in Japanese (Foundation)

Full time - 6 months



Domestic: $2,850 - $3,450

National Certificate in Computing Level 3

Self paced - up to six months

Throughout the year

International:Please enquire

Domestic: Free. Note: fees apply to up to two courses in the programme. All other courses are free.

See the full list of our foundation programmes. Please enquire with our admissions team if you wish to study a foundation programme not listed above.