The University of Newcastle, Australia

Enabling programs to undergraduate study

If you’re set to successfully complete one of UON’s enabling programs (Newstep, Open Foundation or Yapug), the best way to make the move to undergraduate studies is via the free application process. If you are completing a UON enabling program in Semester 2 2019, or completed your studies in Semester 1 2019, you do NOT need to apply via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Semester 1, 2020 application dates

  • Applications will open from Monday 14 October 2019
  • Applications will close at midnight Monday 9 December 2019
  • Offers will be released to students on Monday 23 December 2019

Applications are open, and the link to the online application form can be found below.

Any student wanting to apply for a Quota Program must submit an application by the closing date. If another round of applications open, we cannot guarantee that all programs will have vacancies.

Successful applicants have 7 days to accept, decline or defer their offer of admission.

Note: Students applying for B Music and B Music / B Arts are also required to complete the additional entry requirements before we can assess their eligibility for a place in these programs. Applicants should complete the Music Selection Process as early as possible, and by the specified audition closing dates. This will help ensure that the results from the additional selection criteria can be assessed, and we can determine a final outcome on your application.

Note: Students applying for B Public and Community Health are also required to complete the additional entry requirements before we can assess their eligibility for a place in the program. Applicants should complete the Additional Selection Criteria and follow step 2 for details on the application form and compulsory task, or read the Frequently Asked Questions. The final date to submit the separate Public and Community Health application form and task is midnight, Sunday 8 December 2019.  Applicants who do not lodge the additional application form and task will not be considered for entry.

Students wishing to apply for our Bachelor of Medical Science/ Doctor of Medicine (Joint Medical Program) or our Bachelor of Midwifery program are required to lodge an application through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

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Guaranteed entry

Don’t forget that students who successfully complete one of our Newstep, Open Foundation or Yapug programs, are guaranteed admission into a wide selection of degree programs (PDF,37KB) for 2020. You should consider listing one of these as a preference on your application.

Applications and admissions

  1. Click on the 'Apply Now' button above to access the application form.
  2. Complete the form, selecting up to 3 preferences. You don’t have to select three preferences, but it’s a good idea to have a back-up plan in case you don’t meet the admission criteria for your first preference.
  3. There will be a section in the application where you can attach any other relevant documents - see 'Supplying Additional Qualifications' below.
  4. After you have entered all relevant information, selected your preferences and uploaded any additional documentation, make sure you press the submit button before the closing date.

After you submit your application you will receive an email confirmation to your preferred email address providing details of your application including the preferences you selected.

Educational Access Scheme (EAS): The University supports students who have experienced long-term educational disadvantage and recognises seven broad categories as outlined in the EAS booklet. If your current studies have been affected then please complete these forms and upload, along with supporting documentation, as part of your enabling to undergraduate application.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Entry Scheme: If you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you can indicate that you would also like to be considered under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Entry Scheme. The Student Engagement team at The Wollotuka Institute can provide advice and assist with your application to an undergraduate degree.

If you have other assessable qualifications that can be used to generate an admissions rank, you have the option of attaching them to your application. Examples of qualifications that can be used to generate a rank include:

  • Certificate III
  • Certificate IV
  • Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma
  • STAT Test Results
  • Tertiary Preparation Certificate
  • Undergraduate Study at other Universities

If attaching qualifications to your application, please ensure you include any certificates of completion, as well as relevant transcripts. Please note that we can only accept colour copies of original documents, or copies that have been certified.

We will review any qualifications and incorporate them in the assessment of your application where applicable. Don’t worry if you don’t have any additional qualifications - most students don’t and we primarily just use results from your Enabling studies.

Once you have submitted your application, you can change your preferences, add documents, or cancel your request by completing the following steps:

  1. Log in to AskUON
  2. Click on My Account on the right-hand menu
  3. Scroll down to the My Applications section
  4. Click on your application to open it
  5. Make any changes then resubmit your application

All changes to your application must be made by the closing date.

A number of UON degrees have high demand and limited places, with more people applying than the number of places available. These are referred to as 'Quota Programs', and admission to these degrees is closely managed.

The following degrees are Quota Programs, and students must lodge their application by December 9, 2019 to be considered for a place. We are not able to guarantee vacancies if any further applications are taken after this timeframe.

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Diagnostic Radiography)

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Nuclear Medicine)

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Radiation Therapy)

Bachelor of Nursing (Callaghan and Ourimbah campus)

Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours)

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

Bachelor of Podiatry

Bachelor of Public and Community Health

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)

Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

We take the course marks you achieved in your Enabling studies and convert them to an admissions rank. We then compare that rank to the admissions rank required for entry to your first preference. If your admissions rank is equal to or higher than the rank required for your first preference, we will make you an offer to your first preference via your preferred email.

If your admissions rank does not satisfy the rank required for your first preference, we will then compare your rank to the admissions rank required for entry to your second preference. If your admissions rank is equal to or higher than the rank required for your second preference, we will make you an offer to your second preference via your preferred email.

If your admissions rank does not satisfy the rank required for your first or second preference, we will then compare your rank to the admissions rank required for entry to your third preference. If your admissions rank is equal to or higher than the rank required for your third preference, we will make you an offer to your third preference via your preferred email.

If you don’t meet the rank for any of your preferences, and/or you haven’t selected a program from the Guaranteed Entry options (please see details below) we will be in contact to discuss what happens next.

Semester 1, 2020 applications:

  • OPEN from Monday 14 October 2019
  • CLOSE at midnight Monday 9 December 2019
  • OFFERS are released to students on Monday 23 December 2019

We will email and let you know if you were not eligible for any of your preferences, and advise what your options might be. All of our successful enabling program graduates are guaranteed an offer to a select number of degrees, so please take a look at what is available.

It is strongly recommended that you include a degree from the guaranteed admission programs list in your preferences.

Unfortunately if you do not successfully complete your enabling studies we are unlikely able to offer you a place in one of our undergraduate degrees. In this situation we recommend you contact the English Language and Foundation Studies office on 1800 353 775 to discuss your options.

If you included documentation of assessable qualifications as part of your original application, there may be an opportunity for you to be given an offer, if you meet requirements, even if you did not complete your enabling program.

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