The University of Newcastle, Australia

The Open Foundation

Open Foundation is a free tertiary preparation program that has been offered by the University of Newcastle since 1974. It is offered at the Callaghan campus in Newcastle, the Ourimbah campus on the Central Coast or by Distance (online) education. Open Foundation has two primary purposes:

  • it provides a qualification which you can use to gain entry to university, and
  • it helps you to develop the skills needed for successful study at a tertiary level.

Every year several hundred students complete the program and qualify for undergraduate admission.

Open Foundation is recognised as an entry qualification for many universities around Australia as well as for applicants to the NSW Police Force recruitment and training program.