Change to Open Foundation

You can apply now to complete Open Foundation in Semester 2, 2021 and start your degree in 2022.

You may be eligible for credit for any courses you have already completed in Yapug (maximum of 20 units).

Change to a short course

Switch to one of our 9 Undergraduate Certificates available to start in Semester 2 which offer a 40-unit program of focused undergraduate study. You can gain up to 40 units of credit and receive guaranteed entry into a number of related degree programs.

This option could help you get started on your degree sooner. However, if you are not sure what degree you’d like to study or are not ready to commit to course fees yet, you are welcome to stay in Yapug.


The fees for these pathway programs are Commonwealth Supported ranging between $490 and $1,800 per course depending on the subject area. HECS-HELP is available to defer these course fees.

Please note to qualify for a Commonwealth Supported place you will need to study full-time (40 units) in Semester 2.


As a student who has successfully been admitted to Open Foundation you are eligible to transfer.

I'm in - how do I get started?

To change from your program to an Undergraduate Certificate please submit an online direct application as soon as possible.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.