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Bachelor                                               COURSE                       UAC
                                                                                    CODE
                                                                                              CRICOS
                                                                                              CODE
                                                                                                        WS
                                                                                                        CODE
                                                                                                             INTAKE         LOCATION        DURATION ATAR

of Nursing                                             B Nursing (Advanced)         720168    063558G   4693    March       Liverpool       3F            90.00

(Advanced)                                                                          720170

                                                                                    720172
                                                                                              063558G

                                                                                              063558G
                                                                                                        4693

                                                                                                        4693
                                                                                                                March

                                                                                                                March
                                                                                                                            Campbelltown 3F

                                                                                                                            Hawkesbury      3F
                                                                                                                                                          90.00

                                                                                                                                                          90.00

                                                                                    720174    063558G   4693    March       Parramatta      3F            90.00

                                                       Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time.

This degree has been designed to develop               ADVANCED STANDING                                       PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
our future nursing leaders and researchers.
                                                       Advanced standing is granted on a case                  Scheduled placements in a range of health
If you have a strong interest in, and aptitude
                                                       by case basis. Students in this program will            facilities and community settings are integrated
for, nursing, and are interested in a career
                                                       only be able to attract advanced standing               throughout the course. These will provide
involving leadership in research and practice,
                                                       for the elective unit (10 credit points                 you with a variety of clinical experiences,
this course has been designed for you.
                                                       unspecified). Prospective students will need            and opportunities to practice and consider
                                                       to provide formal evidence of qualifications            career options as a graduate nurse.
This course aims to challenge and further
                                                       and supporting documentation to enable
develop our students’ leadership capacity
                                                       assessment. Credit transfer will be granted to          FURTHER STUDIES
through participation in: advanced coursework,
                                                       eligible students internally transferring from
extension activities, research training and                                                                    An additional Honours year is available
                                                       the Bachelor of Nursing to the Bachelor of
enhanced professional practice opportunities.                                                                  to students who achieve the relevant
                                                       Nursing (Advanced) for completed first year
A mentoring program will link you with                                                                         GPA score. Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced)
                                                       nursing units.
experienced academic staff and research                                                                        students are strongly encouraged to
groups within Western Sydney University.                                                                       undertake an Honours program post-
This will allow you to take part in the University’s   CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES
                                                                                                               graduation. Information about Honours
research activities. Aspects of the advanced           To graduate with a Bachelor of Nursing                  options will be provided to you
coursework and extension activities will involve       (Advanced), you are required to complete                as you progress through your Bachelor
advanced nursing strategies and opportunities          in a full-time mode of study, 24 units consisting       degree, or you can find out more at:
to work collaboratively with other members             of 17 core units from the Bachelor of Nursing           westernsydney.edu.au/honours
of the multidisciplinary healthcare team.              degree plus six specifically nominated
                                                       Advanced units and one elective unit.                   CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA
                                                       Students must maintain a grade point                    Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing
To be enrolled in Bachelor of Nursing                                                                          (Advanced) course pursue careers as
                                                       average (GPA) of 5.5 or above to remain
(Advanced), students must comply with NSW                                                                      registered nurses in a diverse range of
                                                       in this course and you will be required
Ministry of Health Special Requirements for                                                                    settings including:
                                                       to sign a declaration acknowledging
clinical practicum.                                                                                            ≥≥ acute care hospitals
                                                       the requirement when you enrol.
These include:                                                                                                 ≥≥ aged care services
1. 	
    National Police Check or a criminal record                                                                 ≥≥ child and adolescent health
                                                       AREAS YOU WILL STUDY INCLUDE:
    clearance card/letter; International                                                                       ≥≥ community health
    students require a police check (with              The course follows the pattern                          ≥≥ disability services
    English translation) from their own country        described for the Bachelor of Nursing                   ≥≥ emergency or trauma units
    or any country they have lived, as well as         so, in addition to research, all nursing                ≥≥ forensic
    one from Australia                                 career practice opportunities are                       ≥≥ drug and alcohol
                                                       open to graduates of this degree.                       ≥≥ occupational health
2. 	Meet NSW Ministry of Health verification
     requirements with regard to immunisation                                                                  ≥≥ justice health
                                                       Units include: Professional Practice                    ≥≥ medical practice nursing
     (a completed vaccination card with
                                                       Experience, Primary Healthcare in Action,               ≥≥ mental health services
     serology results)
                                                       Bioscience, Professional Communication                  ≥≥ nursing education
3. 	NSW Health Code of Conduct signed                 in Nursing, human Relationships and Life                ≥≥ oncology
4. 	Student Undertaking Placement/                    Transitions, Approaches to Professional                 ≥≥ operating theatres
     Declaration signed                                Nursing Practice, Aboriginal and Torres Strait          ≥≥ palliative care
                                                       Islander Health, Health Variations 1, 3 and 5.          ≥≥ rehabilitation services.
5. 	A valid Working with Children Check
6. 	A current, approved First Aid certificate.        Advanced units are: Research for Nursing,
                                                       Health Variations 2 (Advanced) - Chronic                PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
All must be completed before students are              Illness and Disability,, Promoting Mental               Successfully completing the course enables
eligible for clinical placement.                       Health and Wellbeing 2, Health Variations               you to apply for registration as a registered
                                                       4 (Advanced) - Acute Life Threatening                   nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board
                                                       Conditions, Being a Professional Nurse,                 of Australia (NMBA), which is a partner
                                                       and Clinical Leadership in Nursing.                     board of the Australian Health Practitioners
                                                                                                               Registration Authority (AHPRA).
                                                       For more information and advice, call the
                                                       Course Information Centre on 1300 897 669.

                                                       You will be able to select one elective from
                                                       school-based offerings; other Western Sydney
                                                       courses; or from another institution (by
                                                       negotiation). For detailed information about
                                                       the course structure and units, visit:
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Bachelor                                           COURSE                       UAC
                                                                                CODE
                                                                                          CRICOS
                                                                                          CODE
                                                                                                       WS
                                                                                                       CODE
                                                                                                            INTAKE           LOCATION        DURATION ATAR

of Nursing                                         B Nursing
                                                   (Graduate Entry)
                                                                                950539 050935E         4692     January      Campbelltown 2F             N/A

(Graduate Entry)                                                                950540 050935E

                                                                                950541    050935E
                                                                                                       4692

                                                                                                       4692
                                                                                                                January

                                                                                                                January
                                                                                                                             Hawkesbury

                                                                                                                             Parramatta
                                                                                                                                             2F

                                                                                                                                             2F
                                                                                                                                                         N/A

                                                                                                                                                         N/A

                                                                                950538 050935E         4692     January      Liverpool       2F          N/A

                                                   Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; N/A = Alternative selection criteria apply.

The Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)           ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA                              PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
is a specialised program designed for
                                                   To be enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing                  Scheduled placements in a range of health
applicants who hold a relevant Bachelor
                                                   (Graduate Entry), students must comply with                facilities and community settings are
degree, Graduate Diploma, Masters degree
                                                   NSW Ministry of Health Special Requirements                integrated throughout the course. These
from Australia or a nursing qualification from
                                                   for clinical placement.                                    will provide you with a variety of clinical
another country.
                                                   These include:                                             experiences, opportunities to practice and
                                                   1. 	National Police Check or a criminal record            consider career options as a graduate nurse.
The course is two years beginning in the
Summer session with an intensive full-time              clearance card/letter; International
unit of study offered at the Parramatta                 students require a police check (with                 FURTHER STUDIES
campus.                                                 English translation) from their own country
                                                                                                              An additional Honours year or Master of
                                                        or any country they have lived, as well as
                                                                                                              Nursing is available to students who achieve
                                                        one from Australia
SELECTION CRITERIA                                                                                            the relevant Grade Point Average (GPA) score.
                                                   2. M
                                                       eet NSW Ministry of Health verification               Information about Honours options will be
Applicants must have successfully completed
                                                      requirements with regard to immunisation                provided to you as you progress through your
an (AEI-NOOSR equivalent) undergraduate
                                                      (a completed vaccination card with                      Bachelor degree, or you can find out more at:
degree, Graduate Diploma, Masters degree,
                                                      serology results)                                       westernsydney.edu.au/honours
or higher in biological sciences, health or
behavioural science (completed within the          3. NSW Health Code of Conduct signed
last 10 years),                                    4. 	Student Undertaking Placement/                        CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
OR                                                      Declaration signed                                    Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing
completed a three-year post-secondary              5. A valid Working with Children Check                     (Graduate Entry) course pursue careers
qualification as a registered nurse                                                                           as registered nurses in a diverse range of
                                                   6. 	A current, approved First Aid certificate.
(completed within the last 10 years).                                                                         settings, including:
                                                   All must be completed before students are
                                                                                                              ≥≥ acute care hospitals
Qualifications are reviewed in the context of      eligible for clinical placement.
                                                                                                              ≥≥ aged care services
the Australian Education International (AEI)
                                                                                                              ≥≥ child and adolescent health
assessment through the National Office             Note: This course is not available to 2018                 ≥≥ community health
of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR).            HSC or IB Candidates.                                      ≥≥ disability services
Applications from Australian and New Zealand
                                                                                                              ≥≥ emergency or trauma units
citizens and holders of permanent resident
                                                   ADVANCED STANDING                                          ≥≥ forensic
visas must be made via the Universities
                                                                                                              ≥≥ drug and alcohol
Admissions Centre (UAC). Applicants who            Recognition of Prior Learning via NOOSR
                                                                                                              ≥≥ occupational health
have undertaken studies overseas will have to      assessment of qualifications is already
                                                                                                              ≥≥ justice health
provide proof of proficiency in English. Details   recognised as part of the entry to the course,
                                                                                                              ≥≥ medical practice nursing
of minimum English proficiency requirements        therefore, no further advanced standing will
                                                                                                              ≥≥ mental health services
and acceptable proof can be found on the           be granted.
                                                                                                              ≥≥ nursing education
UAC website at: uac.edu.au
                                                                                                              ≥≥ oncology
                                                   CORE UNITS
                                                                                                              ≥≥ operating theatres
                                                   Graduation from the Bachelor of Nursing                    ≥≥ palliative care
                                                   (Graduate Entry) course requires the                       ≥≥ rehabilitation services.
                                                   successful completion of 17 units in the
                                                   recommended schedule. Students commence
                                                                                                              PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION
                                                   this course by undertaking an accelerated
                                                   introductory unit, providing an overview of the            Successfully completing the course enables
                                                   knowledge and skills in fundamental nursing                you to apply for registration as a registered
                                                   practice. Satisfactory completion of this unit             nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board
                                                   enables progression to the other 16 core units.            of Australia (NMBA), which is a partner
                                                   The core units you will study in this degree               board of the Australian Health Practitioners
                                                   include: Professional Practice Experience;                 Registration Authority (AHPRA).
                                                   Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health;
                                                   Health Variations - Perioperative, Chronic
                                                   Illness and Disability, Acute Exacerbations of
                                                   Chronic Conditions, Acute Life Threatening
                                                   Conditions and Palliative and End of Life Care;
                                                   Research for Nursing and Midwifery; Graduate
                                                   Entry Practice Experience; Promoting Mental
                                                   Health and Wellbeing; Being a Professional
                                                   Nurse or Midwife and Clinical Leadership and
                                                   Professional Relationships.

                                                   For more information and advice, call the
                                                   Course Information Centre on 1300 897 669.

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Bachelor                     COURSE                       UAC
                                                          CODE
                                                                    CRICOS
                                                                    CODE
                                                                              WS
                                                                              CODE
                                                                                   INTAKE         LOCATION        DURATION ATAR

of Nursing                   B Nursing                    726550    041099M   4691    March       Campbelltown 3F               74.05

                                                          726555    041099M   4691    March       Hawkesbury      3F            70.00

                                                          726560 041099M      4691    March       Parramatta      3F            79.00

                                                          726568    041099M   4691    March       Liverpool       3F            75.00

                             Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time.

                             The Bachelor of Nursing degree has                      These include:
                             been designed to develop caring and                     1. 	National Police Check or a criminal record
                             compassionate nurses with the necessary                      clearance card/letter; International
                             attitudes, knowledge and skills to support                   students require a police check (with
                             all people across the lifespan, in diverse                   English translation) from their own country
                             settings, and to deliver contemporary                        or any country they have lived, as well as
                             evidence-based practice. It is through this                  one from Australia
                             engagement with people that nurses have                 2. 	Meet NSW Ministry of Health verification
                             the opportunity to make a difference to the                  requirements with regard to immunisation
                             lives of individuals and their communities.                  (a completed vaccination card with
                                                                                          serology results)
                             ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA                           3. 	NSW Health Code of Conduct signed
                             If you are not a 2018 Australian Year 12                4. 	Student Undertaking Placement/
                             student and have not completed studies                       Declaration signed
                             to the level of the NSW HSC or equivalent,
                                                                                     5. A valid Working with Children Check
                             we recommend you sit the Special Tertiary
                             Admissions Test (STAT). Enrolled Nurses                 6. 	A current, approved First Aid certificate.
                             are not required to sit the STAT. All
                                                                                     All special requirements must be met before
                             Enrolled Nurses have guaranteed entry.
                                                                                     students are eligible for clinical placement.
                             Graduates from The College’s University
                             Foundation Studies Nursing course may be                ADVANCED STANDING
                             admitted to the Bachelor of Nursing degree
                                                                                     Advanced standing is granted on a case by
                             at Western Sydney University provided they
                                                                                     case basis. Prospective students will need
                             achieve a minimum Grade Point Average of
                                                                                     to provide formal evidence of qualifications
                             7 in the Foundation Course and a minimum
                                                                                     and supporting documentation to enable
                             of a B Grade in the Academic English unit.
                                                                                     assessment. Decisions will be based on
                                                                                     evidence of currency of the qualification
                             Applicants who hold overseas professional
                                                                                     and also evidence of equivalence in
                             nurse qualifications/registration or a related
                                                                                     learning outcomes/ major content having
                             degree, Graduate Diploma, Masters degree, or
                                                                                     been satisfactorily completed. Advanced
                             higher in the human biological or behavioural
                                                                                     standing for professional practice
                             and social sciences are advised to seek advice
                                                                                     experience units may require the satisfactory
                             relating to their eligibility to enter the Bachelor
                                                                                     completion of a skill challenge workshop
                             of Nursing (GE) degree. To be enrolled in
                                                                                     prior to commencement of studies.
                             Bachelor of Nursing, students must comply
                             with the NSW Ministry of Health Special
                                                                                     For more information and advice, call the
                             Requirements for clinical placement.
                                                                                     Course Information Centre on 1300 897 669.

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CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES                         unit is Maintaining Clinical Currency.          CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
To graduate with a Bachelor of Nursing you                                                       Graduates of the Bachelor of Nursing course
are required to complete in a full-time mode     PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION                        pursue careers as registered nurses in a
of study, 24 units consisting of 23 core units   Successfully completing the course enables      diverse range of settings including:
from the Bachelor of Nursing degree plus         you to apply for registration as a registered   ≥≥ acute care hospitals
one elective unit. You will be able to select    nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board      ≥≥ aged care services
the elective from school-based offerings,        of Australia (NMBA), which is a partner         ≥≥ child and adolescent health
other Western Sydney courses or another          board of the Australian Health Practitioners    ≥≥ community health
institution (by negotiation). These units        Registration Authority (AHPRA).                 ≥≥ disability services
include: Professional Practice Experience;                                                       ≥≥ emergency or trauma units
Primary Healthcare in Action; Bioscience;                                                        ≥≥ forensic
                                                 PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE
Professional Communication; Human                                                                ≥≥ drug and alcohol
Relationships and Life Transitions; Approaches   Scheduled placements in a range of health       ≥≥ occupational health
to Professional Nursing Practice; Aboriginal     facilities and community settings are           ≥≥ justice health
and Torres Strait Islander Health; Research      integrated throughout the course. These         ≥≥ medical practice nursing
for Nursing and Midwifery; Promoting             will provide you with a variety of clinical     ≥≥ mental health services
Mental health and Wellbeing; Being a             experiences, opportunities to practice and      ≥≥ nursing education
Professional Nurse or Midwife; Leadership        consider career options as a graduate nurse.    ≥≥ oncology
in Nursing and Midwifery. For more detailed                                                      ≥≥ operating theatres
information about the course structure and       FURTHER STUDIES                                 ≥≥ palliative care
units visit: westernsydney.edu.au/future                                                         ≥≥ rehabilitation services.
                                                 An additional Honours year is available
                                                 to students who achieve the relevant
ADDITIONAL CORE UNIT FOR STUDENTS
                                                 Grade Point Average (GPA) score.
WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL STUDY PATTERN
                                                 Bachelor of Nursing students are strongly
It is an accreditation requirement that          encouraged to undertake an Honours
students satisfactorily complete a minimum       program post-graduation. Information
four week clinical practicum in the final        about Honours options will be provided
session of their pre-registration Nursing        to you as you progress through your
program. Students within the Bachelor of         Bachelor degree, or you can find out more
Nursing who vary their study sequence            at: westernsydney.edu.au/honours
significantly from the normal progression
may be required to complete additional
skills workshops and should discuss this
with the Academic Course Advisor. The

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Bachelor                                         COURSE                                   UAC
                                                                                          CODE
                                                                                                    WS
                                                                                                    CODE
                                                                                                         INTAKE            LOCATION        DURATION ATAR

of Midwifery                                     B Midwifery                              726570    4684       March       Parramatta      3F            N/A

                                                 Key: B = Bachelor of; F = Full-time; N/A = not applicable.

The Bachelor of Midwifery degree has             PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION                                     CORE UNITS AND ELECTIVES
been designed to develop skilled and
                                                 Successful completion of the course enables                  To graduate with a Bachelor of Midwifery,
caring midwives with the expertise to
                                                 you to apply for registration as a registered                you will be required to complete 24
support women and their families during
                                                 midwife with the Nursing and Midwifery                       units. The core units you will study in this
pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.
                                                 Board of Australia (NMBA), which is a partner                degree include: Primary Healthcare in
                                                 board of the Australian Health Practitioners                 Action; Bioscience; Midwifery Knowledge;
Graduates will develop skills to work in
                                                 Registration Authority (AHPRA).                              Midwifery Professional Practice; Human
partnership with women and collaborate
                                                                                                              Relationships and Life Transitions; Aboriginal
with other members of the healthcare team
                                                 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS PREREQUISITES                           and Torres Strait Islander Health; Research
in order to provide ‘woman-centred’ care.
                                                                                                              for Nursing and Midwifery; Promoting
The course has been divided into 50 per          To gain entry into our Bachelor of Midwifery                 Mental health and Wellbeing; Complex
cent theoretical component and 50 per cent       course, all eligible students will be invited                Care; Legal and Ethical Issues in Midwifery;
practical component spread across the full       to participate in an interview selection                     Collaborative Care; Psychosocial Issues in
three years of the program. This course          process. To be enrolled in Bachelor                          the Perinatal Period; Being a Professional
is offered on the Parramatta campus.             of Midwifery, students must comply                           Nurse or Midwife and Clinical Leadership
                                                 with NSW Ministry of Health Special                          and Professional Relationships. You will
During your studies, you will learn about
                                                 Requirements for clinical placement.                         have one elective practice placement,
the science and art of midwifery knowledge
and practice, the principles of primary                                                                       which will enable you to experience an
                                                 These include:
healthcare, how to work in partnership                                                                        alternative model of midwifery care.
                                                 1. 	National Police Check or a criminal record
with women from all cultures and how to               clearance card/letter; International                    For more detailed information about
translate theory and research into practice.          students require a police check (with                   the course structure and units visit:
                                                      English translation) from their own country             westernsydney.edu.au/future
Practice experiences will occur in a variety
                                                      or any country they have lived, as well as
of areas, such as antenatal clinics and wards,
                                                      one from Australia
birthing units, postnatal wards, newborn                                                                      PRACTICAL PLACEMENTS
nursery and community. This experience           2. 	Meet NSW Ministry of Health verification
                                                      requirements with regard to immunisation                Practical placements will occur across
will be undertaken in blocks of time (from
                                                      (a completed vaccination card with                      the full calendar year. The majority
one day a week to five days per week)
                                                      serology results)                                       of practice placements will occur
during the three-year course, with fewer
                                                                                                              within one Local Health District.
clinical hours in first year compared to         3. 	NSW Health Code of Conduct signed
second year, and the majority occurring          4. 	Student Undertaking Placement/
in the third year. The practice experience                                                                    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                      Declaration signed
also includes placement with caseload                                                                         Registered midwives have the opportunity
                                                 5. 	A valid Working with Children Check
midwives, privately practising midwives                                                                       to work in a number of settings that include
and child and family health professionals.       6. 	A current, approved First Aid certificate.              hospitals, in metropolitan, rural, and remote
                                                                                                              areas as well as the community (including
Students will begin their first midwifery        All special requirements must be completed
                                                                                                              home). Midwives can be self-employed
practice placement in the first semester         before students are eligible for clinical
                                                                                                              and work as privately practising midwives,
of the Bachelor of Midwifery degree, after       placement.
                                                                                                              be employed in public and private hospitals,
they have met all the prerequisites for                                                                       and work in caseload midwifery programs
clinical placement. Students will attend         In order to satisfy the requirements for
                                                                                                              and group midwifery practice. Their roles
antenatal clinics on a weekly basis and begin    Continuity of Care, students will be required
                                                                                                              include antenatal, postnatal and birthing
by observing the practice of midwifery           to follow women throughout pregnancy, birth
                                                                                                              care, research, education, management
care. In lab-based simulations students          and the postnatal period. This may require
                                                                                                              and policy development.
will develop confidence in midwifery skills      students to attend a birth during the evening
and the provision of midwifery care.             or at night. Students must have access to safe
                                                 transport arrangements in order to satisfy
Throughout their degree, students will also be   this requirement.
required to meet and work in partnership with
10 women to gain experience in midwifery
continuity of care. Under the supervision of
a registered midwife, students will follow
the woman through their pregnancy, labour
and birth and during the postnatal period
for up to six weeks. These continuity of
care experiences will be spread across
the three years: two in first year, three in
second year and five in the third year.

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ALTERNATIVE ENTRY
PATHWAYS
THE COLLEGE                                       The 16-month Extended Diploma program
                                                  covers the same units as first year uni, as well as
Western Sydney University The College
                                                  additional preliminary units to prepare you for
(The College) provides a range of pathway
                                                  success in your tertiary studies. Upon successful
options and support services to help you
                                                  completion of the program, you’ll have the
on your journey to university. Through its
                                                  opportunity to enter into the second year of the
comprehensive range of integrated Diploma/
                                                  corresponding university degree.
Bachelor courses, Extended Diplomas and
University Foundation Studies featuring
                                                  The College provides pathways in the following
small class sizes and individual attention from
                                                  fields:
academic staff, The College provides a well-
                                                  ≥ Arts (for students wishing to study Arts,
supported environment for you to succeed in
                                                    Education, Humanities, Law, Psychology and
your tertiary studies.
                                                    Social Sciences)
                                                  ≥ Building Design Management
DIRECT ENTRY ADVANTAGE                            ≥ Business
One of the many advantages of studying at         ≥ Communication
The College is the direct entry arrangement       ≥ Construction Management
with Western Sydney University. After             ≥ Criminology
successfully completing the University            ≥ Design
Foundation Studies program you will be            ≥ Engineering
able to apply for a place in the first year of     ≥ Health Science
a corresponding undergraduate degree at           ≥ ICT Health Informatics
Western Sydney University.                        ≥ Information and Communications Technology
                                                  ≥ Nursing
The 12-month Diploma component of the             ≥ Policing
Integrated Diploma/Bachelor course covers the     ≥ Science
same units as first year uni over the same time    ≥ Social Science
span, meaning there’s no time lost. Our entry
scheme also means upon successful completion      HECS-HELP loans are available to eligible
of your first year of studies, you’ll receive      students. For more information, visit
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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS                                               ADVANTAGE ENTRY                                                      PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES
If you are an international student completing                       PROGRAMS                                                             THROUGH SCHOLARSHIPS
one of the following qualifications in 2018,                         Western Sydney University provides the                               At Western Sydney University we have over
you must apply through UAC International:                            following Advantage Entry programs:                                  $22.4 million in scholarships, grants and prizes
≥ an Australian Year 12 in or outside Australia                                                                                           for our students.
                                                                     BEFORE THE ATAR
≥ an International Baccalaureate
                                                                                                                                          The range of scholarships reflects a strong
≥ a New Zealand National Certificate of                              ≥ Schools Recommendation Schemes (SRS)
                                                                                                                                          commitment to academic excellence and
  Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3.                              If you apply to the SRS through UAC,
                                                                                                                                          opportunity for the students of the University.
                                                                       you may be eligible for a guaranteed
                                                                                                                                          Western also provides support to students
You can lodge your application online at                               offer even before your ATAR is released.
                                                                                                                                          who have diverse interests and skills, and who
uac.edu.au/international                                                                                                                  make an active contribution to the broader
All other International students must apply                          HSC TRUE REWARD                                                      community.
direct to Western Sydney University at                               At Western, we do things differently. In 2018,                       There are over 100 different scholarships
westernsydney.edu.au/international/apply                             we are giving HSC students the opportunity                           focusing on areas such as industry
                                                                     to plan their futures early because we believe                       placements, leadership and community
For information about studying at Western
                                                                     your hard work matters.                                              involvement, international exchanges, sport,
Sydney University, including courses,
                                                                                                                                          specific courses, local government areas,
tuition fees, English requirements, intakes,                         The HSC True Reward is the only program                              high-achieving students, as well as students
assessment methods, accommodation                                    of its kind in NSW, open to 2018 NSW HSC                             experiencing financial hardship, people with
options and living in Australia, visit                               students, that makes an early offer for entry to                     a disability or long-term medical condition,
westernsydney.edu.au/international                                   a degree based on corresponding HSC subject                          Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders, and
                                                                     band outcomes.                                                       refugees and asylum seekers.
If you have any questions about
applying as an international student,                                Register now to receive information                                  For more information, visit
call 02 9852 5499 or email                                           from Western Sydney University                                       westernsydney.edu.au/scholarships
internationalstudy@westernsydney.edu.au                              about this program at
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