What is in the Global Assessment Certificate™ program?

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  • The GAC consists of Levels I―III, with a fast track option available for those who meet the specified entry requirements.
  • GAC modules include Academic English, Mathematics, Computing, Study Skills, Business, Science and Social Science supported by a systematic study of learning skills for success at university.
  • Elective units allow students to choose between the International English Language Testing System™ (IELTS) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language® (TOEFL) preparation, and they also have the option of taking an additional mathematics module during Level III.
  • Preparation for the ACT® test. This is supplementary to the GAC core curriculum and is provided so that students have an additional recognized university entrance qualification for application to university.

LEVEL I: Compulsory modules

Module No Module Hours
Class Ind. St Total
GAC001 Academic English I: Listening & Speaking Skills 40 20 60
GAC002 Academic English I: Reading & Writing Skills 40 20 60
GAC003 Study Skills for Independent Learning 40 20 60
GAC004 Mathematics I: Fundamentals 40 20 60
GAC005 Computing I: Introduction to Computing for Academic Study 40 20 60
GAC006 Business, Science & Social Science I: Communication Skills 40 20 60

Total hours Level I: 240 hours of classroom study, plus 120 hours of Independent Study.

LEVEL II: Compulsory and elective modules

Module No Module Hours
Class Ind. St Total
GAC007 Academic English II: Listening & Speaking Skills 40 20 60
GAC008 Academic English II: Reading & Writing Skills 40 20 60
Students choose 4 of the following
GAC010 Mathematics II: Probability, Statistics & Finance 40 20 60
GAC011 Computing II: Data Management 40 20 60
GAC012 Business II: Business Studies 40 20 60
GAC013 Science II: Scientific Principles 40 20 60
GAC027 Social Science II: Identity & Interaction in Society 40 20 60
Electives – students may choose to study one of the following
GAC019 IELTS™ Preparation Skills 40 20 60
GAC025 TOEFL® Preparation Skills 40 20 60

Total hours Level II: 240 hours of classroom study, plus 120 hours of Independent Study. Include an additional 40 hours of ACT Preparation Skills and an additional 40 hours if Discrete Mathematics is taken.

LEVEL III: Compulsory and elective modules

Module No Module Hours
Class Ind. St Total
GAC014 Academic English III: Listening & Speaking Skills 40 20 60
GAC015 Academic English III: Reading & Writing Skills 40 20 60
Students choose 4 of the following
GAC016 Mathematics III: Calculus & Advanced Applications 40 20 60
GAC017 Computing III: Digital Communication 40 20 60
GAC022 Business III: International Business Studies 40 20 60
GAC023 Science III: General Science 40 20 60
GAC028 Social Science III: Research Skills and Global Issues 40 20 60
Additional module — International Standardised University Admissions Test:
GAC026 ACT® Preparation Skills 40 20 60
Elective – students may choose to study the following
GAC024 Discrete Mathematics 40 20 60

Total hours Level III: 240 hours of classroom study, plus 120 hours of Independent Study and an optional 40 hours ACT Preparation Skills. Include an additional 40 hours if Discrete Mathematics is taken.