News from our institutions - May 2021

06 May 2021

Charles Darwin University

CDU Live Webinar Series

Careers of the Future - Tuesday 12 May, 6.30–7.30pm (ACST)

Wondering what to study and what the future might hold? Find out what careers and sectors are likely to grow in the next few years. 

What you’ll get out of this webinar: 

  • Discover the emerging jobs of the future 
  • A perspective of job trends in the next five years 

Register at

New Vice-Chancellor welcomed to campus

Charles Darwin University has welcomed its new Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Scott Bowman AO who commenced earlier this month. Read more about Professor Bowman.

Training the next generation of paramedics

The next generation of Northern Territory paramedics have begun studying at Charles Darwin University earlier this year. This new course offers a unique focus on Indigenous health perspectives, mental health, maternal and paediatric patients, to prepare students to work in a wide range of settings across Australia. Read more about training the next generation of paramedics.

Griffith University

Important change for UAC applicants

English is now Assumed Knowledge for the Bachelor of Information Technology. Read the updated admission requirements.

Preparing for university?

Griffith's High School Students webpage is specifically designed to help students and student advisors alike, prepare for the transition to University.

It provides comprehensive information on Griffith’s ATAR Guarantee, information for students completing the International Baccalaureate Diploma, VET pathway and bridging course options, adjustment factors students may be eligible for and much more.

Griffiths High School Students webpage.

GUESTS applications open now for trimester 2, 2021

The GUESTS program is a great opportunity for motivated students to sample their desired degree and make a start on their university studies by completing a course while in their senior years.

Both Year 11 and 12 students can study in trimester 2, which commences in July. Benefits of the GUESTS program include two adjustments per course completed when applying for your degree, academic credit and Griffith Credentials.

Interested students should submit an online application by 15 June 2021, so they can enrol into classes that may suit their school timetable.

Comprehensive information about the GUESTS program.


Knowing the pressure that Year 12s can feel during their final year, the SAE Creative Media Institute has developed the Launchpad Early Entry Program. This early entry pathway allows students in Year 12 to apply for their tertiary studies with SAE and secure a place, before the final school results are released.

Thanks to Launchpad, students can focus on their creative flair, without the stress of end of year results, knowing their creative future is already on track. Applying is easy, students simply need to complete an application form online. And even better, successful applicants will receive their own de-stress kit as a congratulations (and welcome) from the team at SAE.

More information about SAE's Launchpad Early Entry Program.

University of Newcastle

Latest rankings news

The University of Newcastle was recently ranked Number 1 in the World in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings. THE Impact Rankings assess universities against the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), which act as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The overall ranking is determined by each university’s performance against SDG 17 plus their three best scoring goals. Choose a university that leading the way to a more sustainable future.

New website for sharing stories

A new powerful way of sharing stories from the University of Newcastle is now available. You can even register to receive latest stories direct to your inbox. Visit the Hippocampus.

Upcoming 2021 webinars

  • 25 May – 2021 Parent Webinar: Year 10 Subject Selection. Key subject selection information and here from current students about their transition to Uni. Register for the Year 10 Parent Webinar here.
  • 2 June - 2021 Mid Year Info Session: Starting a degree in July. Support and advice for those who have taken a gap year, studying at TAFE, currently working, and/or looking to upskill. Find out how to start Uni in semester 2. Register for the Mid Year Info Session here.
  • 8 June 2021 – 2021 Parent Webinar: Support and advice for parents of Year 12 students. Key topics covered include how to apply, various entry schemes available for your child and question time. Register for the Year 12 Parent Webinar here.

New entry schemes and pathways

The University of Newcastle has a number of entry schemes to help students get into the degree they want. Find out what is available, eligibility, key dates and how to apply. Learn more about Newcastle's entry schemes and pathways.


Applications for UNSW Co-op Program Scholarships open 1 May 2021

UNSW Co-op Program applications for 2022 scholarships open Saturday 1 May 2021 offering four-year career development scholarships for programs in Business, Engineering, Technology and Science.

Further details and how to apply for a UNSW Program Scholarship.

Western Sydney University

HSC True Reward

Western's HSC True Reward early offer program is available again for Year 12 students applying to university in 2022. It provides school leavers much needed peace of mind, providing students an early offer into most university courses based on their Year 11* or Year 12 results.

Visit Western's True Reward website to find out more and to register your interest.

*Offers made on Year 11 results are based on the condition that students successfully complete their HSC and other specified requirements.

Mid-Year Info Day

Come visit the Mid-Year Info Day at Parramatta City Campus on Saturday 15 May. Get a feel for life on campus, enjoy live entertainment, course presentations and interactive displays. Talk to current students and course advisers directly and discover your Unlimited at Western. Register for Western's Mid-Year Info Day.

Hassall Street campus opening

Western Sydney University will open its new $300 million world-class Engineering Innovation Hub in 2021.

It will be Parramatta’s most technologically advanced building, embedded in the heart of the city, developing the nation’s next generation of engineers, architects and entrepreneurial leaders.

The facility will house a collaborative Bachelor of Engineering Advanced (Honours) program developed and delivered in partnership with UNSW Sydney.

Also offered at the new campus will be courses in Architecture, Industrial Design and Entrepreneurship.