Yapug is a program that helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 18 or over to gain skills for entry into degrees at the University of Newcastle. The program is offered at our Newcastle (Callaghan) campus.
The Bachelor of Medicine – Joint Medical Program is included in the degrees that Yapug can prepare students for.
Students enrolled in Yapug are encouraged to develop the academic skills and self-discipline required for success in undergraduate study.
The Wollotuka Institute’s Indigenous Student Support and Development Unit offers services to support students including counselling, the Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (tutors helping students with their studies), a well-equipped resource centre, audio and visual materials on Indigenous topics and issues, health support and cultural programs.
For more info visit our Yapug web pages.
We can help you make the most of previous study through credit transfer.
If your TAFE or other qualification is similar to the university degree you want to study, you may be granted credit (in recognition of prior learning) for up to two years of your degree.
Credit transfer works only after you are offered a university place with us and have accepted that offer.
Certificate IV qualifications and higher completed at TAFE NSW can be used as a basis of admission to uni and may count as credit towards your degree.
Entry is dependent on the level of your qualification and the degree(s) you are interested in.
Credit transfer arrangements apply for a number of WEA qualifications.
For more info visit our credit transfer web pages.
You can start some degrees in July. Those on offer and details about mid-year admissions are published in May.
Mid-year applications are still completed online through UAC.