News from our institutions - March 2019

11 Mar 2019

Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP)

Joint Careers Advisers and Teachers Morning 

La Trobe University Sydney Campus, SIBT as a pathway to Western Sydney University, Sydney City Campus, SAE Creative Media Institute. 

Join us to learn about new courses, the latest news from institutions, explore campuses and enjoy a light brunch. Tuesday 26 March 2019, 8.30am-12 noon, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney.

Contact Carolyn Chandler for more information.

Australian National University

New admissions process

In 2020 ANU will welcome the first cohort of students under a new national admissions process. As Australia’s national university, ANU is committed to attracting the best and brightest from across the country by ensuring that ability and endeavour, not background or circumstance define the student population on campus. This new admissions model will look beyond ATAR scores to consider a student’s all-round character and will be unique in its focus on holistic student assessment.

How do students apply?

Applying to ANU is simple. Applications are open to domestic students who are currently in Year 12 and intend to commence at ANU in 2020 or 2021. Students will apply directly to ANU, there is a step-by-step process guiding students through the application process.

What do applicants need to know?
  • Applications are free.
  • Students can apply for all ANU Bachelor programs, including Flexible Double Degrees.
  • Applications open 8am, 4 March and close 31 May. Students will apply directly to ANU via the ANU website.
  • All school-leavers will need to meet the co-curricular or service requirement. Students can check if they meet the requirement, and view examples of supporting documentation on the ANU website.
  • Students are initially assessed based on their Year 11 results and will receive a conditional offer in August. During the applications, students will need to provide an official record of their Year 11 results. More information about the assessment can be found here.
  • Students can apply for Equity and Elite Athlete adjustment factors when they apply to ANU.
  • Students can opt to be considered for all eligible scholarships when they apply to ANU.
  • Students who are accepted to ANU through the direct application process are guaranteed on-campus accommodation, if they want it.
  • Students will receive a packaged offer, which will include an offer of admission, any scholarships they have received and an offer of accommodation.
  • Students can defer an offer for 12 months. Students intending to take a gap year are encouraged to apply.

Charles Sturt University

Charles Sturt University is formalising their subject adjustment scheme for 2020 entry. The scheme can adjust a student’s selection rank based on their performance in specific subjects in high school that are relevant to their preferred degree course. Contact CSU for more information.

Explore Day

Explore Day gives Year 10, 11 and 12 students the opportunity to visit campus and find out more about CSU. The events include hands-on workshops in a broad range of study areas, and presentations from lecturers and students about courses, services and support at CSU. There are also dedicated sessions for parents/carers. They will be held on the following dates. Find out more.

Location Date
Albury–Wodonga Wed 26 June 2019
Bathurst Fri 12 April 2019
Dubbo Fri 12 April 2019
Orange Tue 9 April 2019
Port Macquarie Tue 9 April 2019
Wagga Wagga Mon-Tue 15–16 April (Vet Science)
Tue 25 June 2019

International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS)

Upcoming events

  • Northern Beaches Tertiary Expo – Fri 24 May 2019. Register your school or email them.
  • Campus Tours – any time by appointment. Book here.

Degree news

Bachelor of Business Management (Accounting) has been approved for professional accreditation by CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (Chartered Accountants ANZ). 

Bachelor of Business Management (Fashion and Global Brand Management) has a new degree ambassador: House of Dior’s Boutique Director, Chris Watney. 

New degree

Master of Event Management. This new degree is overseen by 2018 International Festivals and Events (IFEA) Hall of Fame recipient William (Bill) O'Toole who has written the handbook that is used as a standard within the Australian events industry and which has been approved by the Federal Government. 

Scholarships and sponsorships

In 2018, ICMS and its industry partners awarded 82 scholarships, worth approximately $1.2 million, as part of the Professional Scholarship Program. Find out more.

ICMS is proud to announce a three-year partnership with Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches (SLSSNB). They support their ethos and stand alongside surf lifesavers as key players in our area, working together for the betterment of the broader community of which ICMS students are a part. In line with this mutually beneficial partnership, SLSSNB has launched a new scholarship for an ICMS student currently studying for a Bachelor of Sports Management or Bachelor of Events Management degree.


According to the 2018 Internal Graduate Survey, nine out of ten ICMS students graduated with a job in their field.

SAE Creative Media Institute

Info nights

SAE Creative Media Institute is opening the doors to its state-of-the-art campuses in May for the first info nights of the year. Students can take a campus tour, sit in on information sessions, check out SAE student work and have a chat with staff, alumni and lecturers. Find out more.

Location Date
Byron Bay Thu 9 May 2019, 4–7pm
Sydney Thu 9 May 2019, 6–8pm

Top Education Institute

School of Business scholarships

Top Education Institute’s School of Business has well-qualified and experienced teaching staff, accredited courses designed around employability, modern teaching and learning facilities, and is located in a vibrant high-tech centre. Students dedicated to using their abilities and reaching their goals will find the Business School an exciting place to study, learn and achieve.

For those seeking extra support Top provides a range of scholarships that aim to reward those who have excelled in the areas of academia, leadership and community as well as support those who are in need. Below is a list of some scholarships on offer for those interested in studying the Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Applied Finance and Accounting.

  • Principal’s Outstanding Award
  • School’s Award
  • TOP’s Outstanding Achievement Award
  • Sydney City School of Business Award
  • Young Achiever
  • Dean’s Award
  • Innovative Minds Scholarship

University of Wollongong

Information Evenings

Below is a list of Information Evenings UOW is hosting throughout 2019. Everyone is welcome to these events, which will cater for Year 10 students through to mature age applicants, as well as parents and teachers. UOW recommends that anyone interested books a spot in advance. Head to the UOW events page for more information and booking details.

Location Date
Albury Mon 1 April 2019
Wagga Wagga Tue 2 April 2019
Sutherland Tue 2 April 2019
Liverpool Thu 4 April 2019
Wollongong Tue 9 April 2019
Kogarah Wed 1 May 2019
Griffith Wed 1 May 2019
Campbelltown Mon 6 May 2019

Tue 7 May 2019

Orange Wed 8 May 2019
Moss Vale Tue 14 May 2019
Canberra Tue 14 May 2019
Bega Tue 21 May 2019
Batemans Bay Wed 22 May 2019
Nowra Wed 22 May 2019


Early Admission applications open early August

UOW Early Admission is an early entry program that gets to know students through both academic and extracurricular factors. UOW assess their suitability for a UOW degree and can reward successful students with an offer to a place or places at UOW before they sit their final exams.

This year, Early Admission applications will open Thursday 1 August. Keep an eye on the UOW Early Admission website for details and updates.

Open Day – Saturday 3 August

Save the date! This is a chance for students, parents and teachers to tour our campus, check out the accommodation options, join one of the many info sessions and talk with current students and lecturers. Visit the UOW Open Day website for more information.

UNSW Sydney

UNSW has a busy calendar of events for prospective students in 2019, ranging from the annual Open Day and Info Day, to Year 10 Subject Selection and Information Evenings, UNSW Degrees and Scholarships Info Evenings, faculty-specific events and campus tours. Visit UNSW Events to find out more about upcoming events for prospective students and download the 2019 What’s On at UNSW Poster.

New programs

  • Bachelor of Media (Screen & Sound Production)/Bachelor of Arts (422721)
  • Bachelor of Media (Public Relations and Advertising)/Bachelor of Arts (422711)
  • Bachelor of Media (Screen & Sound Production)/Bachelor of Arts (422721)
  • Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (BPPE) (422310)
  • Double Law (426000)
  • Bachelor of Data Science and Decisions/Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics/Bachelor of Laws

Western Sydney

Introducing the Bachelor of Speech Pathology

Make a difference in the lives of others with this new four-year health science degree. Speech pathology assesses and treat disorders of communication in areas such as speech, voice, language and swallowing in children and adults. An Honours program is available to high-achieving students, providing the pathway to leadership in the profession and opening up the world of research, without taking any longer to complete the degree.

New majors for Bachelor of Science

Your Science options just expanded at Western Sydney University. From 2020 students will be able to enrol to study the Bachelor of Science and major in one of the following 15 majors:

  • Animal Science
  • Applied Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Data Science
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Futures
  • Environmental Health
  • Forensic Biology
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Forensic Science
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Nutrition and Food Science
  • Zoology

Mid-Year Information Day – Saturday 18 May

Offered at our state-of-the-art vertical campus in the heart of Parramatta CBD, you will experience twenty-first century teaching and learning facilities, meet academics and learn more about our courses.

Parramatta City campus, Sat 18 May 2019.

For more information, visit the website.