The Professional Certificate in Introductory Academic Program is designed for students holding an Australia Award Scholarship who are commencing their studies in Australia. The Certificate has two primary aims. One is to support students as they transition to living and studying in Melbourne and to assist them in gaining familiarity with Australian life and culture. The other is to orient students to Australian academic culture and enhance their ability to meet the demands of their studies, particularly through building their capacity to examine critically, synthesise, and evaluate knowledge. The Certificate comprises one subject, Introductory Academic Program, which is offered in intense mode before each semester during the year.