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Pre Foundation Certificate
Australian College of Business and Technology Pre - University Program

Course Name 

Pre-Foundation Certificate 

Course type 

Pathway to  

  • International University Foundation of Business 
  • International University Foundation of Science (Computing/Information Technology) 
  • International University Foundation of Science (Engineering)  
  • International University Foundation of Science (Nursing) 


Course Mode/Duration 

Full Time (08 Months) 

Part Time (12 Months) 





O/L and A/L are the standard examination systems available for our children as testing methods to assess whether they are capable of entering into higher education. However, according to the research conducted by academics, it is obvious that the children fail these standard exams due to various social, economic and technical distractions that divert them from traditional learning processes. Most of the children in this category are having different capabilities that ought to be recognized by the academic world and give them an opportunity to get back on the track. Therefore, ACBT has decided to introduce this new pathway program to help students who do not have sufficient qualifications to enter University Foundation Program.  

Why study Pre-Foundation Certificate at ACBT? 

  • Pathway to University Foundation programme at ACBT after studying Pre –Foundation Certificate 
  • Curriculum is designed align with the Sri Lanka Qualification Framework (SLQF) I 
  • Qualified and experienced teaching faculty. 
  • Standard and modern classroom environment  


ACBT is a pathway provider for entry to Edith Cowan College (ECC) and a pathway provider for entry into Edith Cowan University (ECU). ECC is located on Edith Cowan University campuses in Perth, Western Australia. Also, ACBT is a franchised education institution of Middlesex University, UK. ACBT offers smaller class sizes, more personalized attention from lecturers, and state-of-the-art facilities.  

Admission Requirements 

Course pre-requisites 

  • Over 15 years of age. 
  • Studied up to Grade 10 
  • Mature Category  (students over 18 years of age without any prior learning and minimum two years’ work experience) 

Minimum English language proficiency requirements 



Academic Requirements for Course Completion 

No of Hours 

624 Hours 

Additional course rules 

Students need to successfully complete all Six (06) subjects with an average of 50% per subject and need to secure an overall 50% to progress to the ACBT University Foundation program. 

  1. Students who are expecting to progress to higher level study programs at ACBT are required to pass IELTS 5.5 or any other English examinations specified under the admission requirements listed at the ACBT website 

  2. Students who do not meet the above English requirement will be given an opportunity to progress into the University Foundation program at ACBT with a condition that he/she will undertake to fulfil the English requirement on or before completion of the 1st 4 units of the program.  


Course learning outcomes 

The Pre-Foundation Program at ACBT is designed to ensure that students without O/L qualification are able to gain entry to the University Foundation program at ACBT by enhancing their competency skill levels to meet the standard required at the end of secondary school.  


The objective of the Pre-Foundation Program at ACBT is to provide an alternative pathway to tertiary education programs for those students including local and international students who are disadvantaged by their geographical location, family situation, educational history or other circumstances whereby they are unable to participate in other entry mechanisms. 


It equips students with the skills and capabilities to enter tertiary study. The program focuses on entry to the University Foundation Program which has the following disciplines. 

  • International University Foundation in Business 
  • International University Foundation in Computing 
  • International University Foundation of Engineering  
  • International University Foundation of Science 
  • Certificate of Nurse Assistant 


These International University Foundation foundation program focuses on entry to undergraduate degrees in Business, IT and Engineering, Nursing and Life Science.  


Course Structure 

Semester 1 



Course units 




Introduction to Business  




Foundation Mathematics 




Language and Study skills I 


Semester 2 



Course units 




Information & Communication Technology 




Core Science 




Language and Study skills II 



For further information, please refer the ACBT Student Handbook.