News from our institutions – December 2021

07 Dec 2021

Australian College of Applied Professions

For students interested in the study of human behaviour, ACAP has developed an easy-to-understand infographic highlighting fields of study, pathways and courses available.

Australian College of Physical Education

Enhanced early offer program

ACPE knows that the last 18 months has been a difficult and challenging period for students undertaking their final year and the HSC. They are aware of the stress and anxiety students have faced because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, they have reviewed their Early Acceptance Program (Early Entry & Offer) and enhanced it to make it easier to receive an offer.

The good news, ACPE’s enhanced Early Offer program will now allow students to submit and receive an offer based on Year 11 results and the completion of the HSC. This means students now have the option to receive and accept an offer prior to the release of the HSC results.

The Early Offer & Entry program is a simple three-step process providing students with the opportunity of securing their spot prior to the HSC into the degree of their choice.

  1. Apply to study at ACPE via UAC or a direct application to ACPE.
  2. Upload Year 11 results and sign the declaration that they are happy to receive and offer and will accept this offer.
  3. Finish the HSC. We won’t look at HSC marks if students are using their Year 11 results, the completion of their HSC exams will suffice for this program.

Macquarie University

Explore Your Options

Deciding where to study is a huge decision so it’s important that students get all the information they need.

Macquarie University is inviting prospective students to register for Explore Your Options. From Monday, 13 December to Thursday, 23 December 2021, Macquarie University’s friendly experts will be available from 10am to 4pm to advise on all things Macquarie. Students will have the chance to speak to current students, find a pathway into uni, take a campus tour, or take the next step and enrol.

Campus tours resume

Macquarie University understands the crucial role learning environments play in student success which is why they’ve invested more than $1 billion in facilities and infrastructure.

Future students can register to tour their new facilities and get a taste of Macquarie’s unique campus life.

Macquarie Gifted and Talented Entry Program

Applications for Macquarie’s Gifted and Talented Entry Program are now open to high-achieving students who have finished Year 10 and have the capacity to take on extracurricular study.

As part of this entry pathway, students will study university units alongside their high school subjects. Students could be eligible for an early offer (before sitting their final Year 12 exams) to a Macquarie degree. Applications are open until late January to undertake units in Session 1, 2022. Read more about Macquarie’s Gifted and Talented Entry Program.

The University of Newcastle

New diplomas

Following the success of the Diploma in Engineering, the University of Newcastle is offering more diplomas in 2022. Students who successfully complete a diploma can transition with up to 80 credit points towards a related degree.

YEAR 12 COVID adjustment points

In response to the COVID-19 crisis and in recognition of the extraordinary challenges the 2021 Year 12 HSC cohort has faced, the University of Newcastle will be providing 2021 HSC applicants with 5 adjustment points.* There is no separate application required. The points will be automatically added to their rank. Students are eligible for a maximum of 12 adjustment points.

* The 5 points are available for all programs with the exception of the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (Joint Medical Program)

Learn more about the University of Newcastle's entry schemes.

Open Foundation pathway back-up

Students who miss out on direct entry to their chosen course have the opportunity to fast-track their pathway with a free and flexible Open Foundation pathway (incorporating their Newstep program from 2022) and get guaranteed entry into over 40 degrees in just one semester.

Yapug is a free pathway program designed to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people gain entry into degrees at the University of Newcastle. It is offered at the Newcastle Callaghan campus and will be offered at the Central Coast Ourimbah campus for the first time in 2022.

SAE Creative Media Institute

Creative Future Info Night

  • Byron Bay campus 16 December, 5.30pm7pm

SAE is opening their campus doors for Creative Future Info Night. Attendees can discover the endless creative opportunities that await in this exciting and dynamic industry.

Did you know the cultural and creative industries in Australia are worth a massive $91 billion and employ more than 200,000 people? That’s more people than the mining, agriculture, forestry and fishing industries combined!

This event will give insight into what it’s like to study at SAE. Your students can get a taste of what we call the SAE difference.

What's on at Creative Futures:

  • access to industry experts
  • campus tours to check out the facilities
  • course information session
  • chat with course advisors.

SAE offers Bachelor, Associate Degree and Diploma programs across Animation, Audio, Design, Film, Games and Music. With unique learning practices and fantastic career opportunities, this is a great opportunity for students to come along and find out why SAE is the creative community for them.

Please note, this event has limited capacity. Each attendee will need to be registered individually and follow the COVID-19 government guidelines.

  • Virtual Info Night12 December, online, 1–3pm

Those who can’t make the in-person event can join the Virtual Creative Futures Info Night.

What’s on at Virtual Creative Futures Info Night?

  • Explore the virtual event space
  • Watch a tour of the campuses
  • Hear from industry experts and students
  • Find out how SAE can support students while they study.

Torrens University Australia

Course update

The Billy Blue Bachelor of Branded Fashion Design is now available fully online.

The course focuses on the design, production and brand management of collections. Students learn to create and market a range of design solutions, using industry standard software to visualise their ideas. This fashion design degree gives them the skills to launch a fashion range or begin a career as a fashion designer, buyer, merchandise planner or product manager.


Torrens offers a wide range of scholarships for domestic and international students, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Applications for scholarships at Torrens are open now.

Changing preferences

Students looking for someone to talk to about changing their preferences can receive a one-on-one consultation. Contact Torrens on Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm by:

Look out for information soon about Torrens University Australia's new campus.


Portfolio entry

Your students are so much more than an ATAR. UNSW Portfolio Entry gives them the opportunity to demonstrate their passion and talent, alongside their ATAR, boosting their chances of receiving an offer. The pathway is available for many UNSW programs across engineering, built environment, art and design, and Information systems.

Portfolio submissions close on Friday 14 January 2022. Visit for more information.

UNSW Careers in Business event

UNSW is hosting a Careers in Business event on 13 and 14 December. There are sessions about the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Information Systems and Bachelor of Actuarial Studies. Students will have the opportunity to listen to and engage with a live panel of industry representatives, current students and academics who will discuss studying at UNSW Business School and careers in business.

Western Sydney University

Careers Advisers and Teachers Day – save the date.

The 2022 Careers Advisers’ and Teachers’ Day will be held on Thursday 24 February 2022 from 8.30am to 2.30pm at Western Sydney University, Parramatta City Campus, and our brand new Engineering Innovation Hub campus on Hassall Street, Parramatta.

Each year Careers Advisers and Teachers from high schools across Sydney attend to get the latest updates and news from Western to take back to their schools to provide course and career advice to students.

The program will be released in January 2022. Save the date and register your interest below to secure your spot as this event holds a maximum capacity.

For more information, visit the Careers Advisers' and Teachers' Day page to register.

Discover Western Webinar Series

Your offer and what you can do with your ATAR results

In this session, year 12 students will learn how to understand their ATAR and subject results and discover their best options. Speaking directly with Western's current student support service centre team for advice and guidance. Their live information session will take students through the unlimited possibilities available at Western, including university life, the admissions and acceptance process and what they should do next to ensure future success!

For more information, visit the Discover Western Webinar page and register now.

Book a virtual or face-to-face school visit

For presentations tailored to Years 10, 11 and 12 students on topics such as scholarships and early entry, alternative pathways and courses offered at Western. The Future Student Engagement team is also available for online Q&A sessions for high school students. Book early for Term 1, 2022.

Book a school visit from Western.