News from our institutions – September 2023

06 Sep 2023

Australian Catholic University

ACU Guarantee

Applications for ACU’s early offer program, ACU Guarantee, are closing on 18 September.

ACU Guarantee is designed to help Year 12 students secure a place at ACU before they sit their final exams. Applications are free and ACU strongly encourages students to apply.

Watch a summary of ACU Guarantee

ACU Year 12 revision webinars

Completing high school can feel intimidating and stressful. Your students are not alone. ACU has teamed up with InspirED to help students do their very best and get ready for what’s to come.

Students can join ACU for a series of free online webinars run by experienced Year 12 exam markers and assessors. They’ll guide students through how to respond to possible exam questions, help them get their head around the class content to deepen their understanding, and offer plenty of tips and strategies along the way.

Find out more about the ACU revision webinars

The Future of High School: Mastering the Crucial Years

Dr Ann-Marie Gibson from the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences at ACU is one of the expert speakers at the upcoming online event The Future of High School: Mastering the Crucial Years. It is curated for parents of high school students who want to ensure their child’s academic and future success without being caught unawares by the changing face of high school.

It will cover issues parents want to hear about: mental health, impact of digital devices and technology, academic performance and future readiness. Dr Gibson will present on planning for academic success, performance strategies, future readiness and how to prepare high school students for university studies and the workforce. The event is free and run online over three consecutive weeks, starting 7pm, Wednesday 30 August 2023.

ACU Thrive

ACU is committed to ensuring your students are supported as they embark on their transition to higher education. That’s why they’re rolling out ACU Thrive: a first-year success model designed to ensure students transition smoothly into their university studies.

ACU Thrive supports students academically, personally and socially throughout their first year at ACU, by allowing them to manage their learning around other commitments. It achieves this through:

  • weekly online learning modules, which must be completed successfully before moving on to the next week’s content
  • scheduled on-campus check-in sessions throughout the semester
  • access to clear, high-quality learning resources and material
  • access to support services and teaching staff.

Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE)

ACPE Open Day

  • Saturday 7 October

Students exploring their study options for a career in the sport industry, shouldn't miss ACPE’s Open Day. They can attend workshops and learn about their range of courses across sport business, sports coaching, health, education, dance, and football. They can also explore the campus and meet students and lecturers to help them take the next step with confidence and secure their future in sport at ACPE.

Register for ACPE’s Open Day

    New courses

    Diploma of Sport and Exercise Science

    Students can embark on an exciting journey into the world of sport and exercise science with this comprehensive Diploma of Sport and Exercise Science, and gain the essential knowledge and skills that form the bedrock of the sport and exercise science industry. The carefully crafted curriculum empowers them with the expertise needed to excel in entry-level roles, setting them on a trajectory for a rewarding career.

    Diploma of Community Sport and Movement

    Students passionate about the world of community sports and eager to transform their love for movement into a fulfilling career can look no further than this cutting-edge Diploma of Community Sport and Movement. Through this course they will gain the expertise to lead, coordinate and contribute effectively to community sports initiatives. From event management to grassroots engagement, the curriculum covers it all, ensuring students are well-equipped to make a meaningful impact and drive positive change in their community.

    Early entry offers

    Beat the HSC stress! ACPE’s Early Entry Program is an entry pathway for current Year 12 students, allowing them to receive an offer into an ACPE degree program prior to sitting the HSC. Students can apply direct to ACPE and upload their Year 11 results to be eligible. Applications close Friday 17 November 2023.

    ACPE Schools Recommendation Scheme

    ACPE's Schools Recommendation Scheme is open to domestic Year 12 students and International Baccalaureate students studying in Australia, allowing applications with all ACPE courses for unconditional offers. Applicants will be assessed based on their school’s ratings of their aptitude, abilities and performance in different areas of study and Year 11 results.

    Entry schemes

    Students who would like to pursue a career in the sport industry but don’t meet all the necessary requirements, can fear not. ACPE has multiple entry pathways such as the Big Picture Learning Pathway, transfer and articulation and Enable Access (bachelor pathway). Explore and learn more about ACPE’s entry pathways and see how they can help students pursue a career in sport.

    International students studying in Australia

    ACPE welcomes onshore international students studying in an Australian high schools and other education institutions. If they have a passion for sport and love studying in beautiful Australia, they can pursue a career in the sport industry with ACPE. Apply direct today.

    ACPE scholarships

    ACPE awards scholarships to commencing students to acknowledge achievement and recognise those who are willing to go above and beyond to succeed and become active contributors within the community. ACPE is committed to providing an equitable program that promotes success and inclusivity across a range of population groups. Learn more about ACPE’s various scholarships and submit an application. Scholarship applications close 5pm, Friday 17 November 2023.

    Charles Sturt University

    Making it in Media workshop

    Charles Sturt University is hosting an interactive simulated on-campus workshop and information day on 22 September for students in Years 11 and 12 (and their parents) interested in their Bachelor of Communication.

    Charles Sturt has a strong reputation in the field of communication having educated some of Australia’s biggest names in media such as Hamish McDonald, Mel Doyle, Tara Brown and Edwina Bartholomew. That proud tradition continues with the current degree which is co-designed and co-delivered with distinguished alumni and key industry professionals.

    The day will run from 10.30am to 2.30pm and lunch will be provided.

    Register for Making it in Media

    Engineering at Charles Sturt

    Charles Sturt Engineering students experience a unique way of studying civil engineering, with paid cadetships, scholarships, real-world problem-based learning and assessments taught by practising engineers with industry connections and no exams.

    Scholarships on offer include the Transgrid Civil Engineering Scholarship, worth $20,000 per student, front-loaded so they get half the money upfront to be used in whatever way that helps them most. Plus, students can bundle this scholarship together with others such as their accommodation scholarships.


    Charles Sturt’s Bachelor of Business gives students the chance to develop real-world skills through workplace learning, allowing them to develop networks with potential employers before they graduate. Embedded real-life learning means students could even land a paid internship opportunity with a global company like IBM.

    Updates to Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Bachelor of Veterinary Science closing dates

    The application closing date for the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/ Bachelor of Veterinary Science is now 11.59pm on 14 September 2023. By this date students must have listed the course as a preference in their UAC application and uploaded all the required documentation. If not, their application will not be accepted.


    To help make taking that next step easier on students as the end of 2023 approaches, CQU has many opportunities and pathways available.

    Early offer applications now open

    CQU’s early offer program, the Principal’s Recommendation Scheme (PRS), allows Year 12 students to apply to an undergraduate CQU course based on the recommendation of their high school principal, rather than ATAR. PRS provides capable and passionate Year 12 students with a great opportunity to gain certainty about their study options after school. Applications for 2024 are open.

    Looking for a pathway into university?

    Know a student who is concerned they won’t receive the ATAR they need, or don’t have the prerequisites to meet the entry requirements for their course of interest? CQU’s Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies, or STEPS, is an ideal entry pathway. It’s free, Centrelink approved and individually tailored to help students to gain direct entry into their preferred degree at CQU.

    Join CQU’s team at their monthly online chats

    These online chat sessions are a great opportunity to chat directly with CQU staff about courses, student support services, scholarships, pathways, or anything else students would like to know about studying with CQUniversity. If your students have questions about future study options, whether it's TAFE or university, they are there to help.

    Register for an online chat with CQU

    • Wednesday 13 September, 3pm to 6pm
    • Wednesday 4 October, 3pm to 6pm
    • Wednesday 22 November, 3pm to 6pm

    Griffith University

    Griffith Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee Webinar

    If students have listed a Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee eligible degree in their UAC preferences, or are just looking for more information about Year 12 early offers, they can find out more at this online information webinar.

    • Tuesday 10 October, 5pm to 6pm

    Griffith double degrees

    Students can enhance their career prospects, save time and money, and stand out in the job market with a Griffith double degree. With over 60 double degree options, graduates gain dual qualifications and distinctive skills by merging related fields for specialisation or diverse areas to broaden career options.

    Learn more about Griffith double degrees

    More scholarships than ever before

    From 2024, Griffith will be offering over 1,000 scholarships, helping students to cover living and education expenses. Scholarships are free to apply to and offer support for academic achievement, relocation, First Peoples, sports achievement ​and others. One application form, all scholarships considered.

    Learn more about Griffith scholarships and awards

    Griffith campus tours

    During these school holidays, students can join a free tour of the Griffith campuses. School leavers will have the opportunity to take a look at lecture theatres, teaching rooms and some of the many state-of-the-art facilities and amenities that are on offer.

    Book a Griffith campus tour

    Macquarie University

    Opportunities for future students

    Personal consultations

    Students interested in studying at Macquarie Uni can book a 30-minute phone or Zoom consultation with one of Macquarie’s expert student advisers. This is a great opportunity to talk through their individual circumstances and ask any questions.

    Book a personal consultation with a Macquarie adviser

    Campus tours

    Students can see what Macquarie’s campus has to offer and book a campus tour guided by a Macquarie student adviser. They will get to tour Macquarie’s facilities and ask any questions they have about uni and campus life.

    Book a Macquarie campus tour


    Macquarie Uni awards around $6 million in scholarships each year in a range of categories such as:

    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
    • academic excellence
    • disability
    • financial disadvantage
    • women in STEM
    • leadership or community engagement
    • rural, regional or remote background
    • elite athletes.

    Find a Macquarie scholarship

    Events and workshops for careers advisers

    Macquarie University’s Careers Adviser Lunch and Learn Series

    This online series is specifically designed for careers advisers and teachers to learn about what Macquarie Uni has to offer their students. Hear from academics and staff about key changes, course and faculty updates and other resources.

    • Wednesday, 11 October 2023 – Pathways with Macquarie University College

    These sessions are all available to watch on demand:

    • Setting students up for success
    • Scholarships Masterclass
    • What to expect from Macquarie in 2023
    • Relocating to Macquarie
    • Guiding your students through UAC
    • Early entry schemes at Macquarie University

    Events and workshops for school students

    Year 12 webinar series

    The Year 12 series provides students with everything they need to know about university – from applying and exploring Macquarie’s courses and entry programs to reducing Year 12 study stress and leaving home.

    These sessions are all available to watch on demand:

    • Business and Commerce at Macquarie
    • Relocating to Macquarie
    • Year 12 guide to uni
    • Early Entry info session
    • Study without stress
    • Psychology at Macquarie

    Register to watch the Macquarie Year 12 webinar series

    Co-op applications closing 14 September

    Macquarie University’s Actuarial Studies Co-op program is a highly competitive course in which students alternate between classroom studies and workplace experience. For 2024 entry Macquarie Uni is offering a Co-op program for Actuarial Studies only and will provide updates on other work-integrated learning opportunities as they become available.

    SAE Creative Media Institute

    SAE Launchpad Early Entry 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 final school results are released.

    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.

    Find out more about SAE’s Launchpad Early Entry Program

    Apply for an SAE scholarship

    The SAE Scholarship Program invests in future industry professionals, rewarding creative skills, academic excellence and strong leadership.

    Offering a range of domestic scholarships to assist students during their studies, SAE has full and partial tuition scholarships available. This includes the Kickstarter Scholarship offered specifically for current Year 12 students looking to commence their studies in February 2024.

    All scholarships are for the February 2024 intake and all applications must be submitted by 18 September 2023.

    SAE Create for a Day workshops

    SAE Institute is opening its doors this September for a one-day program, designed to expand students' skills and get them working on inspiring creative projects. They can choose from animation, audio, design, film, games or electronic music production workshops.

    They shouldn't miss out on the 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 their side, and to take home a creative project to add to their portfolio. Open to school students in Year 10 and above.

    Cost: $25 per person, lunch included

    • Saturday 9 September, 10am to 4pm – Brisbane, Byron Bay, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
    • Sunday 10 September, 10am to 4pm – Adelaide

    Purchase SAE Create for a Day tickets

    SAE Info Night

    SAE is opening its campus doors to offer the chance to chat with industry experts who are ready to answer all questions about studying and working in creative fields. Attendees will get the opportunity to check out the campus facilities and cutting-edge equipment, hear from SAE alumni and find out more about their scholarships program.

    This free event is exclusively for high school students in years 11 and 12.

    • Wednesday 4 October 2023, 6pm to 8pm

    Register for SAE Info Night

    Torrens University

    New course: Bachelor of Architectural Technology

    Commencing in term 1, 2024, the new Torrens University Bachelor of Architectural Technology is for students with a passion for technology, design and construction. Students will picture themselves creating immersive built environments by applying computer-aided design (CAD) and building information modelling (BIM) practices to the latest software and technology. And they’ll do this while keeping sustainability and efficiencies at the forefront, so they can positively contribute to a circular economy. By the end of the course, they’ll be ready to seek immediate employment within the architecture and built environment industry.

    Bright Awards

    Students in Years 10, 11 and 12 shouldn’t miss this last chance to enter the 2023 Bright Awards. Every category winner earns $1,000 and a complimentary Adobe Creative Cloud licence. They also have the chance to claim the Pinnacle Award in Creativity & Innovation Excellence, with a $1,500 a scholarship for Design and Creative Technology studies and $5,000 for their school. This is an opportunity for students to unleash their creativity and showcase their unique talents to industry leading judges.

    Read more about the Bright Awards

    University of Newcastle

    Ma & Morley Scholarship Program: Application Help Workshops

    The Ma & Morley Scholarship Program will help students turn their dreams and ideas into reality. Providing up to $75,000 in financial support throughout their undergraduate degree, along with a values-based leadership program that will help them unlock their potential.

    Join the Ma & Morley team for the Application Help Workshops, where students will have an opportunity to ask their burning questions and the team can guide them through the application process.

    There will be one face-to-face workshop and one via Zoom – register using the link below. RSVP here


    • Tuesday 12 September, 4.30pm to 5.30pm, University of Newcastle, Callaghan Campus, Lambert Room (US321), Shortland Building


    • Thursday 14 September, 4.30pm to 5.30pm

    For more information about the Ma & Morley Scholarship Program visit the website.

    Year 12 Early Entry Program

    The University of Newcastle's Early Entry Program is for NSW and ACT students completing Year 12 (Higher School Certificate or International Baccalaureate) in 2023.

    The free Early Entry Program means students can receive an offer from the University of Newcastle before commencing HSC exams. Offers are conditional on completion of the HSC or equivalent.

    Applications for the last direct Early Entry offer round close at midnight 25 September. Apply for early entry.

    New program

    Brand new Joint Podiatry Program in 2024

    Be a part of the inaugural cohort in the 4-year Bachelor of Podiatric Medicine which commences in 2024. The Joint Podiatry Program (JPP) is delivered by Western Sydney University and the University of Newcastle. Students will have the opportunity to apply for the program component focusing on administering medicine to patients.

    Campus location change

    Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science

    From 2024, the University of Newcastle will be offering the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science at its Callaghan campus in Newcastle. It will no longer be offered at Ourimbah.

    The University of Newcastle is excited to be able to offer the program from this new location, which will allow it to become embedded in the sports ecosystem at the Callaghan campus, co-located with the Forum, providing access to high-quality facilities and other related disciplines. This will generate additional opportunities for external collaborations with community, sporting teams and industry partners.

    Entry schemes and pathways

    Want to study medicine?

    The Miroma Bunbilla Program is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander’s interested in studying medicine. The program is a pre-entry pathway to the Joint Medical Program held from Monday 4 December to Friday 8 December 2023.

    Find out more about the Miroma Bunbilla Program

    Schools Recommendation Scheme

    The Schools Recommendation Scheme provides eligible Year 12 applicants with an offer of admission prior to the release of their final results and ATARs in December. To be considered for early entry via the Schools Recommendation Scheme, eligible students need to apply via UAC by the 18 September 2023 close date.

    Guaranteed entry

    Gain guaranteed entry into these undergraduate degrees if you have completed a Cert IV or above or a university pathway program.

    Open Foundation

    Students can include Newcastle's Open Foundation as their fifth preference to ensure they receive an offer to study in 2024. Open Foundation is a free pathway into uni and offers guaranteed entry into more than 40 degrees at the University of Newcastle upon completion.

    NUPrep short courses

    NUPrep Bridging and refresher courses offer free preparation and support for all students in the weeks leading up to the commencement of each University of Newcastle semester. Whether they are looking to brush up on their academic skills, get a head start in their studies or learn something new, there have a short course for them.

    Campus tours

    Students who missed out on Open Day have the opportunity to meet with a University of Newcastle Student Ambassador who will show them some of their must-see teaching and learning spaces, their favourite study spots and, of course, where to get the best coffee on campus. Not only will they get a personalised tour, but an opportunity to ask as many questions as they have about what uni life is really like!

    University of Notre Dame Australia

    Early offer applications closing soon

    Applications are still open for Notre Dame University’s Young Achievers Early Offer Program for 2024 entry. The program offers school leavers an unparalleled opportunity to secure their place at a university that takes a holistic approach to education, valuing the whole person.

    Applications close 30 September.

    Find out more about early offers at Notre Dame

    Upcoming events

    Pathways to Medicine at Notre Dame University information session – undergraduate domestic students

    Join Notre Dame online to hear about the new pathways into the postgraduate Doctor of Medicine degree via the undergraduate Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Advanced Biomedical Science (Honours) degrees.

    Both assured and priority pathways are available for students studying on the Sydney campus, as well as double undergraduate degree options.

    The online info session offers the opportunity to hear important information about these new pathway programs, admission requirements, and information on how to apply, course structure, as well as participate in a Q&A.

    • Tuesday 19 September 2023, 7pm to 7.45pm

    Options Day 2023

    Upon receipt of their ATAR, students are encouraged to attend Notre Dame’s Broadway campus to discuss options, change of preference and enrolment information, including their early offer. They can also get a taste of uni life as a Notre Dame student. Chat to current students and academics about the Notre Dame experience, enjoy a campus tour and prepare for semester 1, 2024.

    Faculty staff, student advisers and admissions officers will be available to offer personalised assistance and advice on their UAC preferences, specific degrees and programs, and to share insights into the application process.

    • Friday 15 December 2023, 10am to 3pm

    New degrees

    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology*

    The new Notre Dame Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree offers students the chance to develop foundational knowledge and skills in psychology within a comprehensive liberal arts program, allowing them to complement their studies of psychology with an engaging range of majors or minors from a selection of other areas of study.

    *This program has been provisionally accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) as a Level 1 program on the pathway to registration as a psychologist.

    New Pathways into the Doctor of Medicine

    New to Notre Dame’s Sydney campus for 2024, these degrees see students gain a strong understanding of advanced scientific investigations to prepare them for a range of careers, such as a biochemist, researcher, or biomedical scientist. The Bachelor of Biomedical Science degrees also offer new pathways for aspiring doctors to progress into Notre Dame’s Doctor of Medicine. Both assured pathway and priority pathway options are available to students studying on the Sydney campus.

    There are a range of pathway and fee options:

    Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)

    Combined Fee Places (CBF) (including CSP for undergraduate degree and fee-paying for Postgraduate degree):

    Bachelor of Biomedical Science – Double Degrees

    Students studying at Bachelor of Biomedical Science at Notre Dame University also have the option to combine their studies with a Bachelor of Laws or Bachelor of Commerce and complete a double degree, diversifying their career options.

    Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

    The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) degree allows students to make a positive impact on people’s lives, working within a multidisciplinary team. Focusing on practice across a range of contexts and life stages, they will develop evidence-based skills within the context of a holistic approach to health care that emphasises the cognitive, psychological and emotional aspects of healthcare requirements and delivery. They benefit from 1,000 hours of professional work-integrated learning throughout the degree, a feature of the program that ensures they are work-ready upon graduation. This is an embedded honours program for all students with an Industry or Research stream available.

    Applications will be via the University’s direct application portal and in UAC.

    Note: Notre Dame is currently seeking accreditation of the occupational therapy program with the Occupational Therapy Council of Australia Ltd and approval by the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia.

    University of Sydney

    Didn't make it to Open Day? Join Open Night

    Domestic students living in regional or interstate areas are invited to the University of Sydney’s online Open Night on 14 September, from 5pm to 6.30pm. The session will cover the new Regional and Remote Entry Scheme, the new central scholarship application process, and other essential University of Sydney updates. Students can learn all they need to know about life at Sydney, have their questions answered, and chat with expert staff from faculties, admissions, scholarships and accommodation.

    Admission pathways and entry schemes

    The University of Sydney’s entry schemes help students make the most of their qualifications by recognising their circumstances, special achievements and other abilities and activities. Most entry schemes are open, with fast approaching application deadlines. To learn more and apply, students can visit the admission pathways webpage or email Sydney Future Students at with questions.

    New single application for scholarships

    The University of Sydney is dedicated to supporting students throughout their time at university. To make the scholarship application process easier, they have created a centralised form where students can be considered for a pool of $1.5 million worth of scholarships through one simple application. To be eligible for scholarships via this form, current Year 12 students must complete the form and have a University of Sydney course in their UAC preferences by 29 September.

    University of Sydney scholarship eligibility and application process

    New admission scheme: Regional and Remote Entry Scheme

    The Regional and Remote Scheme for domestic students residing in or attending a school in a regional or remote area offers admission to a University of Sydney undergraduate degree on a reduced ATAR.

    Students are also encouraged to submit an application to be considered for scholarships through the University's new single scholarship application form. Applications close 29 September and students must also have the University of Sydney listed as a preference on this date. Please note: most accommodation scholarships still require a separate application through the relevant college website.

    Early offers to study music and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Online Information Evening

    Students seeking to apply for an early offer to study a music degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (SCM) in semester 1, 2024 via the Creative Arts Special Admission Scheme (CASAS) must register for their audition or interview by 11.59pm on Sunday 17 September. See the CASAS webpage for more information. Visit the University’s online portal to register for an audition.

    Students are also invited to attend the SCM’s Online Information Evening on Thursday 7 September, from 6pm to 7.30pm, for a comprehensive information session and to receive course advice from the SCM’s dedicated music experts. Learn more about the application process, the diverse range of music degrees, student life at the SCM, and the career paths a music degree can lead to in the future.

    MySydney Entry and Scholarship Scheme webinar

    Want to learn more about the MySydney Entry and Scholarship Scheme for students residing in low socio-economic areas? Register for this webinar to learn about the great benefits offered, including entry on a reduced ATAR, a $8,500 annual scholarship and a range of ongoing support. Find out about the eligibility criteria, how to apply, frequently asked questions and more. The webinar will be held on Tuesday 12 September, 5pm to 6pm.

    Visual Arts: Portfolio submissions and the SCA Portfolio Evening

    Students seeking to apply to study a Visual Arts degree at the Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) are invited to attend the SCA Portfolio Evening, either in-person or online, on Tuesday 12 September, 4pm to 7pm. This event offers a valuable opportunity for students to receive support, feedback, and information to help them effectively prepare their portfolios and applications.

    ATSE 2024 Elevate program for women and non-binary students in STEM

    Domestic students interested in studying Engineering or Science at the University of Sydney in 2024 can now apply for the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering’s Elevate: Boosting Women in STEM program. Applications close at 5pm on 31 August 2023.

    Upcoming webinars for prospective students

    The University of Sydney’s ‘Webinar Wednesdays’ series runs weekly throughout the school terms and is designed to help students discover what it's like to study a bachelor degree at the University. These webinars are best suited for students in Years 10 to 12 and include tips on high school subjects, preparing for university, how to choose a course, as well as faculty-specific tasters. Upcoming webinar topics include Chemical Engineering, A Day in the Life of a Law Student; Business: Pathways and Scholarships Workshop; Education: Demystifying the Teacher Personal Statement; Nutrition and Dietetics; and Architecture and the Built Environment.

    University of Wollongong


    The University of Wollongong is currently experiencing unprecedented demand for student accommodation. The University strongly encourages students to submit an application as soon as they can for 2024.

    Application for accommodation at UoW

    Accommodation offer dates


    University of Wollongong scholarships reward and encourage students who have demonstrated excellence in areas of academia, leadership, community, and sport. UOW is also committed to providing support to students experiencing financial and other educational disadvantages through equity scholarships and grant programs.

    Find out more about UOW scholarships

    New courses

    Bachelor of Professional Accounting

    UOW's new Bachelor of Professional Accounting program offers students the opportunity to develop the knowledge and expertise needed for a rewarding career in accounting.

    Bachelor of Marine Science

    While studying the Bachelor of Marine Science at UOW, Students will work with interdisciplinary teams to explore creative solutions for the ocean’s biggest issues. This degree takes advantage of the diverse NSW South Coast environment, which is an ideal location to undertake specialist marine training.

    UNSW Sydney

    New and revised courses

    Make an impact from first term: A new Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours)

    Developed in partnership with NESA, students studying the new Bachelor of Education will experience what it's like to teach from their first term of study. With a unique focus on professional experience from the outset, they will graduate ready to transform the lives of primary school children.

    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Materials Science and Engineering

    UNSW has recently redesigned the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Materials Science and Engineering to create one of the most contemporary degrees of its kind in Australia, with a strong emphasis on societal impact. This revised program is available to students commencing their studies in 2024.

    Bachelor of International Public Health

    UNSW’s Bachelor of International Public Health is now open for international students. The degree is designed for students who are interested in improving the health and wellbeing of populations across the globe.

    New Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science (Honours)

    The Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science (Honours) is a brand-new four-year degree, with an embedded honours year. This degree focuses on areas including Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Security Engineering and Advanced Mathematics courses. It is perfect for high achieving students with an interest in going into research after completing their bachelor degree.

    Western Sydney University

    HSC True Reward

    Western's HSC True Reward early offer program will provide students with an early offer into most university degrees based on their Year 11 or Year 12 results. Students can explore the HSC True Reward webpage for more information on important dates, subject requirements and how to apply for study in 2024.

    Free Online HSC Study Sessions

    From 25 to 29 September, Western Sydney University will be offering free Online HSC Study Sessions to assist Year 12 students in their preparations for the HSC. Students can choose from a range of 25 free sessions across 16 key HSC subject areas. The sessions will include content analysis, tips and strategies, and a detailed exploration of key syllabus and curriculum areas. Students will also have the opportunity to sit a practice exam and deconstruction, with feedback and advice from experts.

    Register and find out more about HSC Study Sessions

    Portfolio and audition pathways and dates

    Western recognises all students’ potential and offers a range of entry pathways into university taking into account additional factors as well as academic results.

    Portfolio and audition pathways and dates

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pathway Program Assessment – November round

    The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pathway Program is an entry pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Pathway Program assessments and academic consultations in November will be available both on-campus and online.


    Western offers $25 million in scholarships every year. Prospective students can find out what scholarships are available to them, what they need to demonstrate in their application, and how they can put forward the best application.

    Find out more about Western scholarships