Looking to study in 2016 but worried you may not meet the entry requirements?
Friday 20 November 2015
Even if you have not recently completed a Year 12 course, do not meet the entry requirements, or do not have the required ATAR/OP, it is still possible to apply for university study!
Many universities offer preparatory and enabling programs which prepare you for university study and can lead to admission to an undergraduate course. These programs are often run on campus (although some universities may offer distance education and part time study options), and can range from four to five week intensive programs to one or two semesters.
Curtin University UniReady Enabling Program
Curtin University’s UniReady Enabling Program is an alternate entry program that can help you qualify for entry into some health, arts and creative industries, culture, language, education and business degrees. This free program is designed to develop your independent learning skills and prepare you for university study. It lasts for one semester (full time) or two semesters (part time), and can be completed at Curtin’s main campus or online. There is also a five-week UniReady Intensive Enabling Program available internally at Curtin’s main campus during January and February.
The UniReady Enabling Program is an excellent option if you:
• missed out on Curtin’s minimum ATAR, or
• completed year 12 but did not take WACE or equivalent exams, or
• did not successfully complete your high school studies, or
• have completed or are undertaking vocational studies and now want to begin university study, or
• are a mature-age student (over 20 years old).
UniReady Semester One
Applications opened 10 August 2015 and close 25 January 2016
Applications open 30 December 2015 and close 3 January 2016
Please apply for UniReady through TISC.
University of Newcastle Yapug Pathway Program
Yapug is a free pathway program designed to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people gain skills for entry into undergraduate degrees at the University of Newcastle. Yapug will help you develop the academic skills and self-discipline required for success in undergraduate study. This program can be undertaken full-time (over two semesters), or part-time (over three or four semesters).
When you embark on the Yapug pathway program at the University of Newcastle you will benefit from a range of support services offered by the Wollotuka Institute Indigenous Student Support and Development Unit. Some of the key services offered by the Wollotuka Institute include counselling, tutorial assistance, a well-equipped resource centre, audio and visual materials on Indigenous topics and issues, health support and cultural programs.
Yapug students are eligible to apply for Indigenous Enabling Scholarships which are designed to help them financially while they are studying. Students who relocate to Newcastle to take the program may be eligible for additional support. or more information.
Applications for the 2016 Yapug program are now open and close Friday, 29 January 2016. Apply directly through University of Newcastle.