Who can apply?
Who can apply?
You can apply to Newstep if you:
- have completed Year 12 but did not meet the requirements for entry to a degree program; or
- have not completed Year 12 but have completed a post-secondary academic qualification; or
- can show documentary evidence that you have not been able to complete Year 12 due to adverse circumstances or disadvantage during senior schooling.
- be aged from 18 to 20 years of age
- be an Australian citizen or have Australian permanent residency status
Applications based on completion of Year 12 or post-secondary study
Applicants who have completed Year 12 will be assessed on the basis of their HSC qualification (e.g. ATAR results).
Applicants who have undertaken a post-secondary qualification (e.g. TAFE or Private College certificate or diploma) may be assessed on the basis of that qualification.
Applications based on adverse circumstances or disadvantage
Applicants who have not completed Year 12 or post-secondary study will be assessed for admission based on documentary evidence that they have experienced adverse circumstances or disadvantage during senior schooling.
Adverse Circumstances or Disadvantage may include:
- Disability or chronic illness
- Interstate transfer
- Family or personal crisis
- Excessive family responsibilities
- Low income background or socio-economic disadvantage
- Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background
- Arrival in Australia as a refugee
- Schooling in a rural or isolated region
- Attendance at a high school which is designated by the NSW Department of Education and Training as a Priority Funded School.
All applicants will be required to provide documentation to support their application.
For more information on applications, visit How can I apply?.