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UNE’s new Future Campus in Parramatta provides an open and
flexible learning environment for students based in Sydney.
Complete with group study areas, a digital media learning centre
and video-conferencing facilities, the new campus provides
students with access to telecommunications technology, tutoring
and course advice, course administration services and a space in
which they can facilitate group collaboration. The campus is
designed to showcase innovation in the delivery of course
content and enable distance education students to collaborate
with peers and teachers.
Among UNE’s other new facilities is the recently opened
Pharmacy Facility at the Armidale campus. The new facility is
equipped with dispensing and compounding areas, laboratories,
teaching spaces and tutorial areas, as well as technology that
enables external students to participate in classes remotely.
UNE’s sporting precinct, SportUNE, has also been extended with
the addition of a strength and conditioning gym, multipurpose
sporting halls, a reception area and a café to complement the
existing 15 hectares of playing fields, heated indoor pool and
indoor climbing wall.
Among UNE’s new courses is the bachelor of education
(early childhood and primary), which enables graduates to work
with children from birth to age 12 in both early childhood and
primary school settings. The bachelor of education (K–12
teaching) also provides graduates with two career pathways,
qualifying them to teach in both primary and secondary schools.
The bachelor of plant science will prepare graduates for careers
in environmental management and agriculture.
See ‘Getting in’ ratings above and in the Section 3 field of study
Entry for many UNE applicants in Year 12 is based on a
special report from their school through the UNE Early Entry
scheme. Places are also kept for mature age students in most
courses. UNE’s Regional Bonus Scheme provides students from
regional, rural and remote locations around Australia with an
additional five points to boost their ATAR.
UNE accepts students who have successfully completed
bridging programs and foundation programs such as the UNE
Pathways Enabling Course, and there are other special entry
pathways for disadvantaged students. The Oorala Centre can be
contacted for details about the TRACKS enabling course or for
information about alternative entry schemes and educational
support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
UNE has pathway agreements with a number of registered
training organisations, including TAFE institutes, UNE
Partnerships, the Australian Agricultural College Corporation,
Tocal Agricultural College and the Australian Defence Force.
New on-campus students apply via the local tertiary
admissions centres (UAC or QTAC). Applications for distance
undergraduate courses should be sent directly to the UNE
All institutions have their own admission rules, so refer to
UNE’s website and the local tertiary admission centres’
Costs and scholarships
UNE offers Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) to
domestic students. In addition to government scholarships (see
page 40 for more details), the following are just some of the
prizes, bursaries and scholarships that are awarded to
undergraduate students. To find out more about eligibility criteria,
contact UNE directly.
UNE Country Scholarship: This scholarship provides $6000
per year for the duration of the degree. It is awarded to school
leavers who reside in regional or remote areas, demonstrate
academic achievement (an ATAR of at least 86.30 or equivalent)
and have been involved in leadership positions.
Duval College Entrance Scholarship: This scholarship
provides $1000 towards college fees for one year. It is awarded to
school leavers who intend to reside at Duval College,
Sport and leisure
How the fields of study rate and compare (continued)
FIELD OF STUDY
GETTING A FULL-TIME
WHAT GRADUATES SAY
For an explanation of this table, see page 233.
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