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Enabling Program Schedule

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Section 1 - Introduction

(1) This schedule supports the implementation of the Awards and Graduation Policy and lists each of the Enabling Program qualification types offered by the University of Newcastle (University). This Schedule applies to the programs approved by Academic Senate which are listed under Clause 8 List of Approved Programs of this Schedule.

(2) In the event of an inconsistency between lower level policy documents and a Rule(s) or Schedule to a Rule(s), the Rule(s) made by Council prevails to the extent of the inconsistency.

(3) In the event of an inconsistency between an Academic Senate policy document and a Faculty policy, procedure or guideline, the policy document of Academic Senate prevails to the extent of the inconsistency.

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Section 2 - Program Structures

(4) For individual program requirements, refer to the official program documentation approved by Academic Senate.

Part A - Program Structure – Open Foundation

Model E1 – Open Foundation

AQF Level Non-AQF
Total Units 40 units
Volume of learning (Duration)
Open Foundation can be completed within a minimum of 0.5 years and must be completed within four consecutive semesters.
If a student is at the end of their four consecutive semesters within only 10 units remaining to complete, an additional non-standard term may be offered. Non-standard terms may not be made available every year.
Available Modes of Study On-Campus at Newcastle (Callaghan) and Central Coast (Ourimbah) campus or Online.
Structure A sequence of directed courses as approved by Academic Senate.
Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for admission applicants must:
a. be aged 20 years of age or more in the year of enrolment;
b. be an Australian citizen or have Australian permanent residency status; and
c. meet any other admission criteria prescribed at the time of application.
Additional Requirements This clause has been intentionally left blank.
Credit

Internal Credit

Maximum of 20 units of credit may be awarded for previous completion of University of Newcastle enabling courses only, subject to Appendix “Faculty Credit Variances” of the Program Management Procedure Manual – Faculty Credit Variances.

External Credit

Maximum of 10 units of credit may be awarded where an initiative is developed by the Director, Pathways and Academic Learning Support and approved by the President of Academic Senate.
Requirements for program completion To meet the requirements of the program a student must pass 40 units of approved courses within four consecutive semesters.
Grading of the Qualification The qualification is ungraded.

Part B - Program Structure - Newstep

Model E2 – Newstep

AQF Level Non-AQF
Total Units 80 units
Volume of learning (Duration)
1 year minimum.

Newstep must be completed within four consecutive semesters.
If a student is at the end of their four consecutive semesters within only 10 units remaining to complete, an additional non-standard term may be offered. Non-standard terms may not be made available every year.
Available Modes of Study On-Campus at Newcastle (Callaghan) or Central Coast (Ourimbah) campus.
Structure A sequence of core and directed courses as approved by Academic Senate.
Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for admission applicants must:
a. be 18 to 20 years of age in the year they commence Newstep (18 to 20 years of age from 2014);
b. be an Australian citizen or have Australian permanent residency status; and
c. meet any other admission criteria prescribed at the time of application; and
d. meet one of the following criteria:
- have completed Year 12 (or equivalent) but have not met the requirement for entry to a degree program; or
- have completed a post-secondary qualification; or
- have attempted, but not completed Year 12 (or equivalent); or
- due to adverse circumstances or disadvantage have been unable to complete senior secondary schooling.
Additional Requirements This field has been intentionally left blank
Credit

Internal Credit

Maximum of 40 units credit may be awarded for previous completion of University of Newcastle enabling courses only, subject to Appendix “Faculty Credit Variances” of the Program Management Procedure Manual.

External Credit

Maximum of 10 units of credit may be awarded where an initiative is developed by the Director, Pathways and Academic Learning Support and approved by the President of Academic Senate.
Requirements for program completion To meet the requirements of the program a student must pass 80 units of approved courses within four consecutive semesters.
Grading of the Qualification The qualification is ungraded.

Part C - Program Structure – Yapug

Model E3 – Yapug

AQF Level Non-AQF
Total Units 80 units
Volume of learning / Duration
1 year minimum.

Yapug must be completed within four consecutive semesters.
If a student is at the end of their four consecutive semesters within only 10 units remaining to complete, an additional non-standard term may be offered. Non-standard terms may not be made available every year.
Available Modes of Study On-Campus at Newcastle (Callaghan) campus.
Structure A sequence of core and directed courses as approved by Academic Senate.
Eligibility Criteria To be eligible for admission applicants must:
a. be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person;
b. be at least 18 years of age in the year they commence Yapug; and
c. meet any other admission criteria prescribed at the time of application.
Additional Requirements This clause has been intentionally left blank.
Credit

Internal Credit

Maximum of 40 units credit may be awarded for previous completion of University of Newcastle enabling courses only, subject to Appendix “Faculty Credit Variances” of the Program Management Procedure Manual.

External Credit

Maximum of 10 units of credit may be awarded where an initiative is developed by the Director, Pathways and Academic Learning Support and approved by the President of Academic Senate.
Requirements for program completion To meet the requirements of the program a student must pass 80 units of approved courses within four consecutive semesters.
Grading of the Qualification The qualification is ungraded.
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Section 3 - Relaxing Provision

(5) To provide for exceptional circumstances arising in any particular case, the President of Academic Senate, on the recommendation of the Director, Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, may relax any provision of this Schedule.

(6) The President of the Academic Senate will report all applications of the relaxing provision of this Schedule to the Academic Senate.

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Section 4 - List of Approved Programs

(7) List of approved programs:

  1. Open Foundation  (Model E1)
  2. Newstep (Model E2)
  3. Yapug (Model E3)