News from our institutions – April 2024

04 Apr 2024

Australian Catholic University

2024 ACU Advisory Conferences

Network with ACU academic staff and current students, learn about new and changing courses, and participate in a professional development session.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Away from Base Program

Away from Base gives students the chance to remain in community while studying. They can combine face-to-face learning on campus with online study and will be supported by Indigenous Higher Education Units. Courses include:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (NSW)
  • Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation) (NSW)
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary) (NSW)

Program updates

  • ACU has added two APAC-accredited psychology double degrees to its psychology offerings in 2024: Bachelor of Psychological Science/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (undertaken across Strathfield and North Sydney campuses) and Bachelor of Psychological Science /Bachelor of Nutrition Science (undertaken across Strathfield and Blacktown campuses).
  • The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and The Bachelor of Speech Pathology will be offered at ACU Canberra from semester 1, 2025. Both programs are fully accredited in Melbourne, North Sydney and Brisbane.

View all new courses on the ACU website

Australian College of Physical Education

Entry pathways and scholarships

Campus tours

Book a personalised ACPE campus tour: Sydney Olympic Park, Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm.


Career advice

Choosing a Career info hub: career planning tools, job descriptions, study options and more

Info sessions

  • Regional Medical Pathway Information Session – Thu 11 Apr 4.30pm (AEST): CQU’s Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine) provides a direct entry pathway into The University of Queensland's Doctor of Medicine program. Gain insights on application processes and regional adjustment points, and listen to experts from CQUniversity, QLD Health Services, and UQ. For further information, email

Griffith University

Creative Arts Open Day

Sun 19 May, 10am to 2pm: Griffith University showcases its vibrant community of budding artists, designers, performers and writers. Experience interactive workshops, exhibitions and engaging demonstrations across a spectrum of disciplines, from visual and performing arts to film and animation, industrial design, architecture and more.

Find out more about the Griffith University Creative Arts Open Day

Macquarie University

Experience Macquarie Days for students

Run during the April school holidays for Year 11 and 12 students, Experience Macquarie Days include information sessions, interactive workshops and tours of Macquarie’s facilities and learning spaces.

  • Tue 16 Apr: Arts – Discover arts and social sciences; education; law; media, communications and creative arts; languages; and security, intelligence and criminology
  • Wed 17 Apr: Business – Explore accounting; actuarial studies; business analytics; commerce; economics; finance; management; and marketing
  • Thu 18 Apr: Medicine, Health and Human Sciences – Discover linguistics; medicine and health; and psychology and cognitive science
  • Fri 19 Apr: Science and Engineering – Explore engineering; information technologies and science

Macquarie University event details and registrations

Careers Adviser Lunch and Learn Series

Hear from academics and staff about key changes, course and faculty updates and other resources. All sessions are online from 1pm to 1.30pm. Watch live or access on-demand afterwards.

  • Wed 3 Apr: Insights and trends for uni study
  • Wed 1 May: Early entry schemes at Macquarie
  • Wed 5 Jun: Area of study and course highlights
  • Wed 7 Aug: Student mobility and exchange
  • Wed 4 Sep: Navigating costs of university study
  • Wed 6 Nov: Pathways through diploma and foundation
  • Watch on demand: Relocating to Sydney to study at Macquarie

Register for Macquarie's Careers Adviser Lunch and Learn Series

National Art School

2024 HSC Intensive program for Year 11 students

The NAS HSC Intensive is taught by professional artists who know what it takes to succeed in the art world. Students get to work in professional art studios and build up their art portfolio. To apply for the course, students need to be high achievers in the Preliminary Visual Arts course and will need an endorsement from their Visual Arts teacher. Applications close Fri 12 Apr.


NAS will be participating in three offer rounds for 2025 admission:

  • Early admissions round is September Round 2.
  • Schools Recommendation Scheme round is November Round 1.
  • Main admissions round is December Round 2.

All applicants should review NAS key dates.


  • NAS First Peoples Scholarship: covers the full tuition fees for students entering the Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) program. Two full-tuition scholarships are offered each calendar year for the duration of the degree.
  • Ernest Heine Family Foundation BFA Scholarship Program: covers the full tuition fees and a stipend for students entering the BFA program. Two scholarships valued at $105,000 each are awarded each calendar year for the duration of the degree. One scholarship is equity-based and the other is to support a student from rural/regional NSW to study at NAS.

Apply through UAC Equity Scholarships.

Admission events

Join the NAS Future Student mailing list to find out when registrations for the following events open.

  • BFA Info Session – Wed 24 Jul
  • BFA Portfolio Session – Tue 30 Jul
  • BFA Scholarship Info Session – Tue 6 Aug
  • Open Day 2024 – Sat 7 Sep 2024
  • BFA Info Session – Tue 24 Sep 2024
  • BFA Portfolio Session – Wed 9 Oct 2024

You can also speak to the NAS admissions team at the following university and careers expos:

  • Illawarra Schools Careers Expo – Tue 7 May and Wed 8 May
  • Western Plains Careers Information Day (Dubbo) – Thu 9 May
  • Facts About Careers & Tertiary Studies Day (Bathurst) – Fri 10 May
  • Creative Careers Expo at Campbelltown Arts Centre – Fri 10 May
  • 2024 VADEA Conference – Fri 10 May and Sat 11 May
  • Newcastle Lake Macquarie Careers Expo – Thu 16 May
  • Hunter Valley Careers Expo – Fri 17 May
  • HSC and Careers Expo – Thu 30 May to Sat 1 Jun
  • Western Sydney Careers Expo – Thu 27 Jun to Sat 29 Jun
  • Career Moves (UAC Non-School Leaver Expo) – Thu 12 Sep

University of Newcastle

Program update

The Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship combined programs have been discontinued effective semester 2, 2024. View other University of Newcastle Business and Management programs.

    Upcoming events

    • Callaghan campus tour: Sat 20 Apr
    • Parents & Carers Info Session: Central Coast, Wed 1 May 5.30pm
    • Parent & Carers Info Session: Newcastle, Thu 2 May 5.30pm
    • JMP Info Session: Wed 8 May 6.30pm
    • Campus tours: Fri 10 May
    • TAFE to Uni Webinar: Wed 22 May 5pm

    View all upcoming University of Newcastle event details.

    University of Notre Dame Australia

    Doctor of Medicine Information Session

    Thu 9 May, 6pm to 7pm: Hear about pathways into Notre Dame’s postgraduate Doctor of Medicine degree via its Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Advanced Biomedical Science (Honours).

    Register for Notre Dame's Doctor of Medicine Information Session

    University of Sydney

    Year 10 Subject Selection Evening (online)

    Your Path to Sydney: Thu 11 Apr, 6pm to 7.30pm – Learn about HSC subject selection, university applications and admissions. Have all your questions answered by University of Sydney staff and a UAC representative during the Q&A.

    Western Sydney University

    Upcoming events

    • What Can I Study? webinar series: Covers course-specific information and general topics about Western, applications, early offers and student life. Watch live in April or catch up on-demand.
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Future Student Information Evenings: Wed 10 Apr, 4pm – Campbelltown campus ׀ Thu 11 Apr, 4pm – Penrith (Kingswood) campus
      For senior high school students, families, community members and school staff to learn about upcoming Indigenous Pathway Entry days, courses available at Western, Indigenous scholarships, life on campus, important dates and the dedicated Badanami Centres across Western campuses.
    • Unlocking Careers in Sport and Health: Fri 17 May, 9.30am to 2pm – For Indigenous high school students in Years 9 to 12. Students will discover the wide variety of study and careers available in the sport and health industries.