Life Skills courses

4.5 out of 5 from 2 reviews
Ranked #17 in our University Rankings
Short Course
1.0 year Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

Newstep is a foundation studies program designed for 18-20 year olds who have completed the HSC but did not qualify for university entrance, have experienced adverse circumstances during their senior secondary schooling or did not complete the HSC.

Newstep is a one-year program that commences in Semester 1 each year - mid-year entry is not available. It is offered at both the Callaghan campus in Newcastle and the Ourimbah campus on the Central Coast. It is accepted as an entry qualification to many universities in Australia.

Newstep is designed as a pathway between school and undergraduate study, giving you the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge necessary for success in a university study environment.
Additional Information

When you study the Newstep pathway program you will undertake two semesters of full-time study over the course of the normal university academic ye...

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Average ratings for Newstep University of Newcastle - UON based on 2 reviews
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August 2018
Year completed 2008

Positives: There are so many positive aspects of this course, it is the bridge for individuals that for whatever reason have not completed their HSC due to problems at home or difficult or adverse experiences. It allows them to experience a university environment, and two university subjects along side all the subjects needed...

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May 2018
Year completed 2019

Positives: a good introduction to uni life and option for hsc marks not being good enough

Negatives: nothing really

My advice to future students is: make sure to take this seriously and start good study habits early in the year

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