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News from our institutions – April 2022

11 Apr 2022

Macquarie University

Events and workshops for students

Year 12 online information session

  • 3 May 2022, 6pm

A series of short talks given by Macquarie University representatives and current students. This information session will cover everything students will need to know to prepare them for university study including important dates and early entry. Register for the Macquarie Year 12 online information session.

Year 10 subject selection online information session

  • 4 May 2022, 6pm

A series of short talks on the importance of informed subject selection, how choice of subjects can help at university and how admission to Macquarie University works. This online information session will give students everything they need to start thinking about their future careers. Register for the Macquarie Year 10 subject selection information session.

Open day

  • 13 August 2022

Students can register to explore what Macquarie University has to offer. Register for the Macquarie University open day.

Macquarie Leaders and Achievers Early Entry Scheme

  • Applications open 1 June 2022

Macquarie University offers Year 12 students options for early entry that recognise personal circumstances and achievements both in and beyond the classroom. The Macquarie Leaders and Achievers Early Entry Scheme allows current Year 12 students to receive an early offer to study a Macquarie University degree before sitting their final secondary exams. This program is based on school performance (Year 11) and extracurricular activities demonstrating initiative and commitment through leadership, community, sport, or casual work activities. More information about the Macquarie Leaders and Achievers program, as well as a step-by-step application, guide can be found on the university's Macquarie Leaders and Achievers web page.

Events for careers advisers

Macquarie University’s careers adviser Lunch and Learn series

  • 27 April 2022 – Guiding your students through UAC
  • 22 June 2022 – Early entry schemes at Macquarie University
  • 27 July 2022 – Entry opportunities for high achievers
  • 24 Aug 2022 – Pathways with Macquarie University College

This online series is specifically designed for careers advisers and teachers to learn what Macquarie University has to offer students. Hear from Macquarie academics and staff about key changes, course and faculty updates, and resources. Register for Macquarie Lunch and Learn sessions.

Careers Advisers and Teachers Day

  • 13 May 2022

This day has been specifically designed for careers advisers and teachers to learn about what Macquarie has to offer students and to discover Macquarie University’s new collaborative learning environment and future-focused facilities. Register for the Macquarie Careers Advisers and Teachers Day.

SAE

Launchpad Early Entry Program

SAE's Launchpad applications are now open. Year 12 students can confirm their place with SAE before they sit their final school exams. Students will need to state their school name or course they wish to study. Once submitted, an SAE course adviser will be in touch to confirm eligibility. Apply for SAE's Launchpad.

Film masterclass

SAE will be running film masterclasses at its Sydney campus on Thursday 28 April 2022 from 5 to 7pm. Bronwyn Kidd from Australia’s Flickerfest Film Festival will be joined by prominent figures within the film industry to discuss and give advice on key topics such as:

  • what makes a short film irresistible to Oscar-qualifying film festivals
  • how to get your film out beyond festivals and making money through distribution
  • what are film festivals looking for?

SAE Open House

  • 5 May 2022, 6 to 8pm, Sydney.
  • 11 May 2022, 6 to 8pm, Byron Bay.

Open House is the one-stop event for students to experience life at SAE. Attendees will be able to view student work, speak with specific faculties and advisers across Animation, Audio, Creative Industries, Design, Film, Games, and Music.

Sydney Institute of Business and Technology

SIBT is a student’s pathway to university. If a student completes Year 12 and does not receive an offer, SIBT can help them complete a diploma in their chosen field in 8 or 12 months. After completion, students can fast track to the second year of their bachelor degree at Western Sydney University, Sydney City campus. Students who complete Year 11 (with three passes) can study a Foundation Program with SIBT before progressing to their diploma studies. Find out more about SIBT.

Torrens University Australia

Torrens University Australia is all about passionate humans, not perfect performance. That’s why, for most courses, students don't need an ATAR; all they need is a Year 12 certificate. Torrens believes that the individuality of the student, their strengths, and future potential, is the best indication of how they might succeed in higher education.

Early Entry Program

Students can apply between April and September to secure a place at Torrens University through the Early Entry Program. A conditional offer is open to all Year 12 students in New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia and applying is easy. There’s no cost to apply, there’s no obligation to take up an offer and an offer can be deferred. Students from Victoria must apply through VTAC. How to apply for the Torrens Early Entry Program.

New courses

University of Canberra

Faculty of Science and Technology course updates

The Faculty of Science and Technology at the University of Canberra has undertaken an extensive curriculum review of its undergraduate Science course offerings, with a suite of new undergraduate courses commencing from semester 1, 2022. The new courses have been developed in consultation with industry to ensure that they are cutting-edge degrees that are up to date. All existing Science undergraduate courses entered teach-out at the end of 2021 and will no longer be open for admission.

The university's new undergraduate courses are:

All Science undergraduate courses now include three majors: a core major, a specialist major and a breadth component.

Email the University of Canberra for further information.

August Early Offer Round

Year 12 students can take advantage of UC’s August Early Offer Round to receive an offer based on criteria other than their ATAR. To be eligible to apply for the August Early Offer Round at UC, they must be:

  • currently enrolled in Year 12 in a school in the ACT or NSW and undertaking a tertiary package in the ACT, pursuing the HSC leading to an ATAR in NSW, or undertaking the International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • be able to provide Year 11 results

An offer of admission to UC through the August Early Offer Round will require students to complete Year 12; however, they won’t be required to achieve a specific ATAR.

Important dates

  • 2 May 2022: applications open
  • 24 July 2022: applications close
  • 18 August 2022: UAC change of preference closing date
  • 25 August 2022: offers released

How to apply

For further information, contact the UC Future Students Team at study@canberra.edu.au or 1800 864 226.

University of Newcastle

New Central Coast Clinical School is officially open

Students are enjoying the new state-of-the-art facilities and learning experiences the integrated multi-campus brings. Study Medicine, Midwifery and Nursing at the new campus in Gosford.

University of Newcastle Central Coast Clinical School and Central Coast Research Institute

Campus tours have resumed

The University of Newcastle’s campus tours have returned and there are new places to explore. Book in for an upcoming University of Newcastle campus tour.

TAFE to Uni webinar

  • 5 May 2022, 5 to 6pm

Completing TAFE? Join this TAFE to Uni webinar via Zoom. Students will share their uni via TAFE pathway experience and admissions staff will present. Includes time for you to ask questions. Register for the TAFE to Uni webinar.

Joint Medical Program (JMP) Info Session

  • 11 May 2022, 6 to 7pm

The Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD–JMP) is a five-year degree that will prepare students for a rewarding medical career. Delivered in partnership with the University of New England, Hunter New England Local Health District and Central Coast Local Health District, students enrolled at the University of Newcastle can now preference two different first-year locations.

This session will look at the JMP program and admission criteria, pathways and study locations, while getting first-hand experiences from current students and academics. Hear from leading academics who teach the program, as well as current students and junior doctors. Lots of opportunity for small group discussion. Register for the JMP Info Session.

2022 Parent Info Session: Year 10 Subject Selection Webinar

  • 25 May 2022, 6 to 7pm

Offering support through the subject selection process with three simple steps, this info session is presented by a panel of current student ambassadors who will share their stories and experiences. It will cover the subject selection process, case studies and examples, and general university information. Parents and students are encouraged to attend. Register for the University of Newcastle Year 10 Subject Selection webinar.

Parents and Carers Info Session

30 June 2022, 5 to 6pm

    This is a valuable session for parents and carers with students in years 11 and 12. Students will share their stories about their transition from high school to university and their entry pathway. There will be an opportunity to ask your questions. Register for the University of Newcastle Parents and Carers Info Session.

    University of Sydney

    Course changes

    • Oral Health - The Bachelor of Oral Health no longer requires successful completion of a multiple mini interview. The change was made to bring the degree in line with other health degrees offered at the University of Sydney. Assumed knowledge requirements remain the same.
    • Engineering - From Semester 1, 2023, students in the Bachelor Engineering Honours will have access to a broader range of specialisations, including engineering data science and computer systems or interdisciplinary pathways such as innovation and entrepreneurship or humanitarian engineering.
    • Business - The Business School has a new major/minor, ‘Innovation and Entrepreneurship’, aiming to provide students with an entrepreneurial mindset and practical skills to launch new ventures and champion innovation in private, public, or not-for-profit organisations.
    • Education - Undergraduate education degrees will be updated for 2023. Students will require a Band 5 in three HSC subjects (or equivalent) one of which must be English (English Standard or English Advanced or ESL/EALD).
    • The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Earth and Environmental Science will no longer be available from 2023–24.
    • Science - The Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine has updated requirements for entry. In addition to the commitment statement, students will have to also complete a situational judgement test. This aim of this test is to assess ethical reasoning, professionalism, empathy, self-awareness and problem-solving.
    • The Bachelor of Psychology will now have a 3-year and 4-year offering with new titles to be approved by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC).

    New courses

    University of Wollongong

    UOW Information Evenings

    Information Evenings give students (and their parents) an insight into the UOW application process and information on studying with them in 2023. They cover:

    • UOW Early Admission
    • ATAR and selection rank (and what they mean)
    • important UAC application dates and deadlines
    • scholarships and opportunities for high achievers
    • UOW's global sports programs
    • student accommodation
    • UOW courses and career outcomes
    • options if they don't get the ATAR they need.

    We'll be hosting events at a variety of locations including Wollongong, Liverpool, Canberra, Batemans Bay, Albury, online and more. To find an event near you, and to register, visit UOW's upcoming events web page.

    UOW Year 10 Subject Selection Evening

    The Year 10 Subject Selection Evening is designed to help students plan their journey to university. At this event they'll learn about:

    • what they can study at UOW
    • advice for Year 12 subject selection
    • applying to university
    • UOW Early Admission
    • ATAR and scaling.

    This event will be hosted online on 3 May 2022. Register for the UOW Year 10 Subject Selection Evening.

    Campus tours

    Students can book a free campus tour of the UOW Wollongong campus or Liverpool campus. Our tours are run by UOW students who can answer questions about student life.

    If they would like to tour the UOW Loftus campus or one of the regional campuses, they should contact the UOW campus directly to arrange a visit.

    Future Students Newsletter

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    UNSW

    UNSW Law & Justice LAT Information Evening

    • 5 May 2022, 6.30pm

    Do you have a student interested in studying a Bachelor of Laws at UNSW? They will need to sit the Law Admission Test (LAT). The LAT is an entry requirement for all undergraduate law double degrees at UNSW.

    Join the online 2022 LAT Information Evening and have all your questions answered. It will cover how the LAT has worked for entry in the past, provide detailed program and faculty information, as well as key LAT dates for the year ahead.

    Register for UNSW LAT.

    Western Sydney University

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pathways Program

    Western Sydney University’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pathway Program aims to increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in undergraduate programs across all areas of study.

    Whether currently working, unemployed, studying at TAFE or coming straight from high school, prospective students are not required to have completed the HSC or any other degrees to apply to study at Western via the program.

    Applications are accepted throughout the year.

    Western Sydney University Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pathway Program

    Discover Western Webinars – Medicine

    • 27 April 2022, 5 to 6pm

    Delivered by Western Sydney University staff and current students, this webinar will explore what a Doctor of Medicine degree is about, entry requirements, the admissions process, course structure and graduate outcomes. To register for this webinar, find out about future subjects and dates, and access previous webinars on-demand, visit the Discover Western Webinars web page.

    Scholarships

    Western Sydney University offers more than $25 million in undergraduate scholarships for students.

    The range of scholarships reflects a strong commitment to academic excellence and opportunity for students of the University. Western also provides support to students who have diverse interests and skills, and who make an active contribution to the broader community.

    There are over 100 different types of scholarships.

    Information about Western's scholarships