News from our institutions - March 2020

06 Mar 2020

Aspire Institute

New courses

Aspire Institute offers stand-alone diplomas and pathway programs to ICMS and several partner universities. The following diploma-level courses have been newly accredited by TEQSA with a refreshed, contemporary curriculum:

The Aspire Institute also currently offers the Diploma of Property Management and the Diploma of Business Management which offers successful students a pathway to a bachelor degree at UTS, UoN, UOW, Griffith, or UNISA.

Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP)

Save the date

Joint Careers Advisers and Teachers Morning

Join the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP), La Trobe University Sydney Campus, SIBT as a pathway to Western Sydney University, Sydney City Campus, and SAE Institute Sydney to learn about new courses, the latest news from institutions, explore campuses and enjoy a light brunch: Fri 27 March, 8.30am–12 noon, Level 1, 255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney. Contact Carolyn Chandler.

Griffith University

Upcoming events

  • Mature Student Open Evenings: Mon 11 – Thu 14 May
  • Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO): Sat 18 – Sun 19 July

International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS)

New courses

The International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) is pleased to have relaunched several bachelor-level courses with a refreshed, contemporary curriculum.

The new courses have been given ‘no conditions’ accreditation for seven years by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA),a strong endorsement of their quality and relevance in the Australian tertiary landscape. They have been designed in consultation with industry to produce graduates who are work-ready and empowered to achieve their career goals once they have completed their studies. The newly accredited ICMS courses offering the new curriculum are:

ICMS also currently offers Bachelor of Property (Development, Investment and Valuation), Bachelor of Business Management (Accounting), and Bachelor of Business Management (Fashion and Global Brand Management).

New campus

ICMS has recently opened a new City Campus in the heart of Sydney's business district. As well as the campus in Manly, students will now have an option to attend some business subjects in the city, subject to availability.

Macquarie University

Macquarie University has an exciting 2020 calendar of events and many opportunities to keep students inspired and informed throughout the year. Express your interest and we will let you know when registrations open for each event.

Key dates

  • Macquarie in a Day: Wed 22 and Thu 23 April
  • Year 10 Subject Selection Evening: Wed 6 May
  • Careers Advisers and Teachers Day: Fri 15 May, Registration available March
  • Year 12 Information Evening: Tue 19 and Wed 20 May
  • Macquarie Leaders and Achievers Early Entry Scheme: Opens Term 2, 2020
  • Explore Your Options Week: Mon 14 – Sun 20 December
  • Campus tours: Regularly throughout 2020. Register for a campus tour here.


SAE Creative Media Institute is hosting Info Night on Thu 30 April. Info Night is a great opportunity for students to explore the campus and see the equipment they’ll use to create industry based projects. Students will hear from Industry based lecturers about how SAE will develop their technical ability, employability and entrepreneurial skills.

  • Sydney Campus: Thu 30 April, 6–8pm
  • Byron Bay Campus: Thu 30 April, 5–7pm

University of Newcastle

New scholarships portal

The University of Newcastle has a new Scholarships Portal. The new system has simplified the scholarship application process for students who have applied to study at the University of Newcastle. Students register and then can find out quickly from over 100+ scholarships what they are eligible to apply for.

Funding enables University of Newcastle students to study across Indo-Pacific region

More than 400 students from the University of Newcastle will have the opportunity to work on projects across the Indo-Pacific region, thanks to the latest funding announced under the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan.

The new 2020 funding will enable the University’s students to participate in 16 projects across 12 countries, between 2020 and 2023.

Upcoming events

  • Central Coast Open Day: Saturday 1 August 2020
  • Newcastle Callaghan and Newcastle City Campus Open Day: Saturday 29 August 2020

University of Sydney

New courses and new major

The Sydney Conservatorium of Music will be offering two new combined degrees: the Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Performance) and Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Composition). In addition to a program in Composition or Performance, students may complete a major from the shared pool of majors offered from across the University, and complete an industry or community project.

The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Languages), is open to students with existing language skills and those wishing to learn new languages. It will enable students to develop high-level intercultural competency and communication skills. Their language studies will be complemented by practical skills in multilingual translation. The course is endorsed by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).

A new shared pool major in Urban Studies will be available for students commencing in 2021. Available in the shared pool of majors offered from across the University, Urban Studies will focus on cities, urban citizenship both local and international, the process of development and sustainability.

Campus moves

Commencing in Semester 1, 2020, courses offered through Sydney College of the Arts will be taught in newly renovated facilities in the Old Teachers College on the Camperdown Campus.

The University’s new purpose-built Health Precinct will officially open in 2021. Students commencing undergraduate study in 2021 in Allied Health and Nursing disciplines will begin their studies in the Susan Wakil Building, taking advantage of state of the art clinical simulation programs, a 350-seat lecture theatre, a rehabilitation gym as well as teaching, research, clinical and support spaces which support team-based research. The development of the Health Precinct was made possible with the generous donation from the Susan and Issac Wakil Foundation, which also supports a range of scholarships for nursing students in regional, rural and metropolitan areas.


UNSW Medicine is making it easier for applicants from low socio-economic background to join their undergraduate Medicine program. A new Low-SES Entry Scheme is available for eligible students applying for the 2021 intake. Visit UNSW's website from April 2020 for eligibility criteria and application details.

Studying Medicine in rural NSW is now even better. From 2021, students can undertake their undergraduate Medicine degree from the Wagga Wagga Campus. Visit the UNSW's website from April 2020 for more information on campus selection.

UNSW Law LAT new in 2020! Eligibility for remote proctoring extended to regional NSW

Students who reside outside the greater Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong areas as well as candidates who reside interstate or overseas and are not able to travel to a test venue are now eligible to sit the LAT by remote proctoring.

Western Sydney University

Introducing new look law

Students work with real clients and make a difference when they study Law at Western Sydney University.

In Western's new redesigned clinical program they will be able to explore what it’s like to be a lawyer and think about how they can use their Law degree in the community. WSU also has new technology-based units such as Technology, Innovation and the Law, and Designing Law Apps, for students who want to learn about this area of legal practice.

Law and Western Sydney continues to be a supportive environment for our students which is constantly changing to maintain its role on the cutting edge of education and research.

Learn ethical and safe practice in Speech Pathology

WSU’s new Speech Pathology degree combines evidence-based studies in speech pathology with a broad understanding of biomedical and health science, linguistics and psychology. This will help students develop the professional competencies essential for ethical and safe practice, high-quality care and the skills to work in multidisciplinary teams.

The final two years of the degree focus on the development of advanced knowledge in speech pathology and clinical practice, which are used during clinical placements to treat patients in the community.

Discover the new Science degree

Science options have expanded at Western. Students can enrol in one of the following 15 majors in our Bachelor of Science degree: 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; or Zoology.

Upcoming events

  • Western Campus Tours: First Friday of the month
  • Parent Information Evenings: 22 April at Campbelltown campus; 23 April at Parramatta South campus
  • Mid-year Information Day: Offered at our state-of-the-art vertical campus in the heart of Parramatta CDB, experience twenty-first century teaching and learning facilities, meet academics and learn more about our courses. Parramatta City campus, Sat 16 May 2020.

Western Sydney University events