Newstep is a proven pathway to university studies that has been offered by the University of Newcastle since 1990. It is a free one-year program, designed for 18-20 year olds who didn't complete the Higher School Certificate or who did not gain sufficient marks for entry into university.
The program is designed to give students the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge necessary for success in a University study environment.
Newstep is offered at both the Callaghan campus in Newcastle and the Ourimbah campus on the Central Coast. It is accepted as an entry qualification by many universities in Australia