News from our institutions - September 2019

11 Sep 2019


CQUniversity is offering five new degrees in Term 1, 2020. Click on the links below to view more details on these new opportunities:


Strathfield Council has become the latest partner in the International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) Professional Scholarships Program, offering Bachelor of Events Management students the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in the events industry.

Find more information on the ICMS Professional Scholarships Program.


Studying for the HSC and applying to college can be a stressful time for students, which is why Macleay College’s Early Offers Program is now open to Year 12 students across ACT and NSW. At Macleay College ATAR is used as only one of a few factors to determine students’ suitability to study with us. We also value things like their involvement in community service, leadership roles in sport and student government, and their portfolio of work. To find out more about the program, selection criteria and how to apply, visit Macleay Early Offers.


Study for a day

Are you creatively inclined and thinking about studying creative media? SAE's Byron Bay and Sydney Campuses will be opening their doors this October for SAE Study For A Day, a one-day program designed to expand your skills and get you working on inspiring creative projects in the fields of Animation, Audio, Design, Film or Games. Don’t miss out on your chance to experience life as an SAE student and discover what it means to be a creative professional in state-of-the-art facilities with industry experts by your side.

Date: Saturday 19 October, 9am–4pm
Cost: $35.00 per person (incl. bf + GST).
Spaces are extremely limited. For more information, visit SAE events.


Record investment in STEMM by the University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle has recently unveiled plans for a flagship facility at its Callaghan campus, heralded as its largest infrastructure spend to date.

The $200 million investment by the University, due to open in 2023, is part of the University’s STEMM precinct program. It will integrate the study areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM), with a unique design that blurs typical boundaries between education and research. Visit to see the changes that are coming soon to the Callaghan campus.

Honeysuckle City Campus development update

The new Honeysuckle City Campus Development has recently unveiled the design for the first building as part of the development in Newcastle CBD. The building will house two groups set to benefit from collocation; the Hunter Innovation Project (HIP) Innovation Hub, and the School of Creative Industries.

Future musicians, graphic designers, writers and entrepreneurs will be just some of the people who will use this new site from 2021 and benefit from its contemporary design and facilities. To view the new building design and to read more about this exciting stage of the development visit


There are several new scholarships on offer at the University of Newcastle in 2020 along with over 100+ scholarship to choose from. These include:

Academic Excellence Scholarships Recognising Outstanding Performance in Undergraduate Studies

The Vice-Chancellor announced that 50 new undergraduate scholarships would be awarded across the University to high performing students progressing within their degrees from Semester 1, 2020.

Visit for further details and eligibility information.

Ma & Morley Scholarships Program

The Ma & Morley Scholarship Program is a transformative experience offered to students of the University of Newcastle who want to change the world. This revolutionary scholarship program was born to honour the life changing and enduring friendship between the successful Chinese entrepreneur Jack Ma and respected Novocastrian Ken Morley. The program aims to inspire, educate and cultivate the next generation of globally aware and socially conscious Australian leaders and is only made possible by a generous US$20 million philanthropic commitment by the Jack Ma Foundation. The 2020 scholarship applications are now open. Visit to view the video and to apply.

Degree update

New creative majors in 2020

The School of Creative Industries offers innovative and collaborative programs which now allow students the opportunity to combine one home major from within their program with a selected secondary major from another program offered within the School of Creative Industries.

  • Bachelor of Communication
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Visual Communication Design

Click to find out more about the new majors and the program handbook.

Entry scheme update

The University of Newcastle Law School is offering Indigenous students the opportunity to gain early entry to our Law degree. Visit to find out more about this Early Entry Scheme.

Joint Medical Program - On-shore international students

Exciting new opportunity for On-Shore International Students. An information session, conducted by the Dean of Medicine and staff, will aim to provide details about the Joint Medical Program to prospective on-shore international students, their parents and families. To be eligible for consideration for entry 2020 prospective on-shore international students must be completing the HSC, or equivalent, in a NSW or ACT school in 2019. International students in Year 10 and 11 who are interested are also welcome to attend.

Date: Tuesday 10 September
Time: 5.30–7.00pm
Location: Join us via Zoom or on campus in BB2-18, Bowman Building (UON Callaghan Campus) (Zoom link: Register your attendance using this form.


Accommodation guarantee

UOW is proud to be one of the few Australian universities to offer an accommodation guarantee for first year students. To be eligible for guaranteed accommodation in 2020, students need to apply by 15 November 2019. With rooms starting from $195 per week, students can choose from a range of affordable accommodation options, near the uni, city or beach. For more information and to start their application, visit

Important closing dates for performance auditions

Entry into the UOW Bachelor of Performance and Theatre (Acting) is based on a combination of both academic results and audition. Due to the practical nature of this course, all applicants are required to audition to demonstrate their talent and potential to excel in this field.

Students who have applied for the Bachelor of Performance and Theatre (Acting) via Early Admission are not required to register for an audition. If shortlisted, their audition will be at the same time as their Early Admission day (see below).

Students who choose not to apply via Early Admission will need to register for an audition. Auditions for these students will be held 18 and 20 November 2019. Audition registration is open now until 1 November 2019. Students are required to complete this online form, and prepare one of the UOW selected audition pieces.

UOW Early Admission

Now that Early Admission applications have closed, UOW academics are assessing all applicants. On Monday 16 September, all Early Admission applicants will receive an email to let them know what their next steps are. For most students, this will be an invitation to an Early Admission day at the Wollongong or South Western Sydney campuses. These Early Admission days are running from Monday 30 September to Thursday 3 October. For more information, visit UOW’s website.

2020 scholarship applications open

UOW scholarships and grants demonstrate the University’s commitment to excellence, equity and diversity. Information on UOW scholarships and grants and how to apply is available at our Scholarships website.


HSC True Reward

Western Sydney University’s unique program makes an early offer into a university degree based on corresponding HSC subject band outcomes, not your overall ATAR. The program offers you a place at Western before you receive your ATAR, based on your HSC subject results. Find out more about True Reward at

Liverpool City Campus Open Day

Discover what Western has to offer at the Liverpool City campus, purpose-built for Social Sciences and Nursing. Register to attend the Open Day on Saturday 21 September 2019. Experience tours and interactive demonstrations engage with Western’s industry and community partners and access course advice. Find out more and register online at

Western Sydney U Days

Western Sydney U days are for senior high school students considering university study. You will have the opportunity to experience the range of courses available at the University through interactive workshops and presentations, learn about scholarships, The Academy, pathway programs and further opportunities to pursue your career aspirations.

  • Tuesday, 19 November (Parramatta campus) – Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Arts (Creative Industries), Mathematics
  • Thursday, 21 November (Penrith Campus) – Teaching and Education, Social Sciences, Psychology and Arts.

Find out more at

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pathway program 12–13 November, Penrith campus

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who do not have an HSC or other qualification, or who have an ATAR lower than required for their chosen course, can apply to study through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pathway Program. The program is held three times per year in November, January and June.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander information evenings 16 September, Penrith campus, 6pm–7.30pm 17 September, Campbelltown campus, 6pm–7.30pm. Find out more at

Music auditions and interviews

Auditions are now open for Year 12 music students looking to study music at Western Sydney University. They can secure an early offer to the Bachelor of Music by attending an Early Audition on 16–19 September.

Auditions are also available 25–28 November, December/January and early February Tuesdays and Thursdays. Find out more and book an audition at

For further course information, visit