Sydney Campus Course Information

See also the courses offered on the Fremantle Campus and Broome Campus

Next semester commencing February 2018
Apply by 31 January for the next application round.

 

What type of Applicant are you?

Year 12 school leaver wanting to start university in 2018

  • Notre Dame is a direct application university which means you apply directly to us and not through UAC. Find all the information on how to apply, the application form you need to complete and submit, and the Bachelor degree courses on offer to help you make your choice.
  • If you have already submitted your UAC preferences you can also lodge your Notre Dame application. Many Year 12 students lodge both their UAC preferences and their Notre Dame application.
  • There is no cost to apply to study at Notre Dame. For most applicants we will also arrange for you to have an interview with a staff member from the course you would like to study.
  • When you apply and receive an offer to study, either from Notre Dame, UAC, or both, then you can make the choice of which university to attend based on the offers you have been given.

University pathway - If you were not considering university but now would like to, or if your final Year 12 results may not get you direct entry into a Bachelor degree course, you could consider Notre Dame’s one semester pathway program to prepare you for university study. When you successfully complete the one semester pathway program you can apply to move into the degree you would like to study (excluding Law). For most students the one semester pathway program is free.

Completed Year 12 no more than 5 years ago

If you completed Year 12 no more than 5 years ago, you can use your Year 12 results as the academic basis for your application.

Here you will find:

Completed a Bachelor degree and want to do Postgraduate study

If you want to study a postgraduate qualification, at either Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters level, you can find all the information on the courses available and the application process for postgraduate study.

Completed a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma vocational qualification

If you have successfully completed a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma course with an approved Registered Training Organisation (RTO), you can apply for a Bachelor’s course. Most Certificate IV courses meet the entry requirements for degree programs. Here you will find:

Completed a Certificate III course

If you have successfully completed a Certificate III course with an approved Registered Training Organisation (RTO), you may be eligible for the one semester pathway program to prepare you for university study. When you successfully complete the one semester pathway program you can apply to move into the degree you would like to study (excluding Law).

For most students the one semester pathway program is free.

No other qualification

If your school results are more than 5 years old and you have not completed any other education, you may be eligible to apply to enrol in the one semester pathway program to prepare you for university study. When you successfully complete the one semester pathway program you can apply to move into the degree you would like to study (excluding Law). For most students the one semester pathway program is free.

You can also consider sitting the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) – STAT is an externally set series of tests designed to assess a range of competencies considered important for success in tertiary study. This option is only available for applicants who are over 20 years of age as at 1 March in the year of admission. A score of 150 for both the Multiple Choice component and the Written English component is required. STAT results are valid for five years.


Information for school leavers receiving their Year 12 results

*It’s easy to provide your ATAR and HSC band results when you apply* If you don’t have the hard copy of your ATAR and HSC band results, bring your application in to 140 Broadway and we’ll get you to log into UAC (for your ATAR) and to BOSTES (for your Band results) and we’ll print them off for your application.

If you’re thinking about going to uni in 2017 and want to apply to Notre Dame after you receive your final Year 12 results (from 16 December), you’ll be pleased to know that Notre Dame goes beyond the ATAR as an indicator of your potential; we intentionally look for more. ...read more
We look at academic achievement as well as individual desires and motivations, areas of interest, service inside and outside school, individual subject strengths and much more. We also look at your Year 12 results as we need to know you can manage the workload of the course you want to do.
  • If your Year 12 results will get you directly into a degree – that’s great – there’s a course for you – for most courses our indicative (approximate) ATAR is 70. For Law the indicative ATAR is 90.
  • We also realise that sometimes, students receive results which are below what they were expecting, or perhaps you weren’t eligible to receive an ATAR. Maybe you weren’t even considering uni in Years 11 and 12 but have now changed your mind. That’s OK too as there’s a uni pathway for those who want to build their skills and confidence before moving into a degree course.

The different courses and the application form for Notre Dame are shown below. Most Year 12 leavers will be interested in either the Pre-University Courses or the Undergraduate and Graduate Courses.

Applications are made direct to Notre Dame, not through UAC.

General Information

 

Pre-University Pathway

Notre Dame’s Pathway to Uni program provides the transition into degree study. For some students, making the jump straight into uni study can be quite daunting. A pathway program can be just the answer to transition into uni. You might be in Year 12 and chose not to get an ATAR or perhaps your ATAR isn’t as strong as you might have hoped. Or it might be that school wasn’t for you but now you want to go to uni.

Whether you’ve already finished school, perhaps worked for a year or more or you’re a mum wanting to go to uni, the pathway program will provide the way for you to get your uni degree.

For more information visit Pre-University Information.

Application Information

Applying to Notre Dame is easy. It’s a direct application which means you don’t have to go through online application systems such as UAC.

You can get the application form:

There’s no cost to apply to Notre Dame.

Applying to Notre Dame doesn’t impact any preferences you lodge with UAC. And likewise, submitting your UAC preferences doesn’t affect your ability to apply to Notre Dame.

We’re a Catholic uni but you don’t need to be Catholic to come here. We welcome students who are Catholic, of other faiths or those of no faith at all.

We’ll need a couple of things from you when you apply - the application form, your school or education results so we can see that you can manage the academic content of the course you want to do. And a personal statement which is your chance to tell us about you – your background, which high school you went to (if you’re a school leaver), your interests, why you want to study the course you want to, and why you want to study at Notre Dame. Your personal statement should be about 300 words.

When you submit your application we’ll assess it and let you know if we need to schedule an interview with you. After your interview, or after we complete the assessment if you don’t need to do an interview, we’ll let you know if we can make you an offer to come to Notre Dame. And we certainly hope we can.

Further Information

If you would like further information on any course or about studying at Notre Dame, please either:

  • call the Prospective Students Office on 02 8204 4404 or
  • email sydney@nd.edu.au or
  • visit 140 Broadway (Pioneer House), Chippendale between 8.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday and while you are there, let us know if you would like a quick campus tour.
  • reserve your personalised course advice session and campus tour at www.nd.edu.au/events/sydney