Who can apply?

Newstep is open to people aged 18-20 years*. You are eligible to apply for Newstep if you are turning 18 to 20 years of age in the year you commence Newstep, and one or more of the following criteria:

  • you have completed Year 12 but did not meet the requirements for entry to a university degree program;
  • you have not attempted Year 12 but have completed a post-secondary academic qualification;
  • you have started year 12, but were unable to complete it;
  • Due to adverse circumstances or disadvantage, you have been unable to complete senior secondary school

Applicants must be an Australian citizen or have Australian permanent residency status.

If you are turning 20 or more years of age in the year you wish to commence your pathway program you are eligible for Open Foundation.

*If you are turning 18 or 19 years of age in the year you wish to commence and will not be able to study on campus because you live more than 2 hours away from Callaghan or Ourimbah, you can be considered for our Open Foundation program and study online.