Students who have completed a range of health and business-related programs through WEA Hunter will now have their qualifications recognised by the University of Newcastle.
A new agreement between the two organisations gives students the opportunity to gain credit towards a Bachelor degree in subjects where there is significant shared knowledge and theoretical understanding.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and Global Relations) Professor Kevin McConkey said the agreement would help people streamline their studies.
“The agreement helps students make the most of previous study by recognising the value of vocational qualifications as a stepping stone to university,” Professor McConkey said.
Included in the agreement are: WEA advanced diplomas in naturopathy, nutritional medicine, Western herbal medicine and homeopathy; the Diploma of Remedial Massage and Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice; the Certificate IV in Frontline Management; and the Diploma of Management.
The range of University degrees that apply include the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Commerce.
Executive Director of WEA Hunter, Ben Grushka, said the credit transfer arrangements acknowledged the importance of the institutions working together to support students in the Hunter region.
“Many of our students plan their learning journey very carefully to achieve their career objectives,” Mr Grushka said.
“The opportunity to have previous WEA qualifications recognised by the University of Newcastle will make for seamless study.”
For further information: www.weahunter.com.au
Media interviews: Kate Robinson, Media and Public Relations at the University of Newcastle, on 0408 115 467 or Ben Grushka, Executive Director WEA Hunter, on 0417 292 879.