Apply for non-award

Apply for non-award

Applying for Non-award Studies OR Actuarial Control Cycle (ACST831, ACST832, ACST871)

Overview

Macquarie University's Non-award program allows students to enrol into individual units without the restriction of a degree. The program is suitable for students looking at studying for general interest or for professional development purposes.

Eligibility

Applicants are required to have Australian Citizenship, have Australian permanent residency status or hold a valid visa which allows study in Australia. Whilst students in some visa categories (e.g. provisional spouse visa and other long term temporary visas) may be able to enrol on a Non-award basis, they will be limited to enrolment in no more than two units per session.

The only exceptions are students intending to enrol into ACST831, ACST832, ACST871 and BIOL345 where students are not required to reside in Australia during the duration of the course.

Application closing dates

 Session 3, 2017Session 1, 2018Session 2, 2018
Application Open Date4 September 2017mid-October 2017mid-April 2018
On-time Closing Date ($75 Application Fee)29th October, 20179th February, 201813th July, 2018
Final Closing Date* ($200 late fee + $75 Application Fee)24th November, 201716th February, 201820th July, 2018
Tuition Fee due date1st December, 201723 February, 201827th July, 2018
*Absolutely no applications will be accepted after the final closing date.
All application and late fees are non-refundable.

Application validity 

All Non-award students are required to lodge a new application each academic year. Therefore, if you submitted a full application for Session 1, 2018, you do not need to submit another full application until Session 1, 2019. You simply need to fill out a Change of Unit Enrolment form.

Application Process for Actuarial Control Cycle Units

Before Applying for the ACST units, please read the following information sheet about the Actuarial Control Cycle units that are offered at Macquarie University.

Actuarial Control Cycle Units Information Sheet

Important Note: The Non-award (ACST) program is an upfront tuition fee based program, you must pay the tuition fees by the tuition fee due date. The fees are not deferrable through HECS or FEE-HELP.

If you do not pay the tuition fees by the due date, you risk cancellation of your enrolled units.

PLEASE NOTE:
ACST831 is only offered in Session 1, 2018.
ACST832 and ACST871 are only offered in Session 2, 2018.

Application Process - Step 1

Step 1: Complete the application fee form

Please submit the completed application fee form in person at the Cashier's Office OR email to ofs.cashiers@mq.edu.au. 

Please note down your receipt number as you will need this in Step 2 when filling out the Non-award (ACST) application form. 

Please only pay the application fee once in a given session, even if you need to resubmit an application in the same session. Please DO NOT send DUPLICATE requests.

The paid application fee will last for one academic year, within one academic year, you will not be required to pay an application fee. (eg. Paid application fee in Session 1, 2018, you do not need to pay application fee again until Session 1, 2019)

Note: Macquarie University Alumni are exempt from the $75 on-time application fee only but will incur late application fee of $200 if the application fee form and online application form was submitted after the on-time closing date.

Application Process - Step 2

Step 2: Complete the Non-award (ACST) application form

Complete and submit the Non-award (ACST) online application form with supporting documentation uploaded to the online application form.

Important Note: For continuing students that are reapplying and completed a full application with application fee in the previous session, please use the Change of Unit Enrolment form for 2018.

Documentation needed in application form: 

1. An official academic transcript or record of study. A transcript must clearly show the name of the institution, your student number, your name, the names of each unit or subject you have undertaken, the semester in which the study was undertaken and the result for each unit/subject. A printout of your current academic record from your University’s student system is acceptable. Your transcript should be recently issued and cover the current semester.

2. If you have not received a testamur, please upload a completion letter OR academic transcript which shows you have qualified for the degree

2. Evidence of Australian citizenship or permanent residency. ONE of the following documents must be provided: A current passport; an Australian citizenship certificate or visa grant notification. (An Australian driver’s license is not an acceptable document)

Post submitting application

After submission of application fee and the Non-award (ACST) application form, please allow 2 to 3 weeks for your application to be processed. 

Should you not hear from us after 3 weeks, please send an enquiry through ask.mq.edu.au quoting your application's reference number, your full name in accordance with your submitted application form and also the units that you are applying for. 

Should you wish to obtain an invoice for the application fee or tuition fee paid for reimbursement purposes, please submit an enquiry through ask.mq.edu.au. You will need to note your full name, student number (once you obtain this), the units you are enrolled in and the total amount you paid. 

If you have any enquiries regarding any other administrative process, please email nonaward@mq.edu.au.  

Thank you for your interest in the Non-award (ACST) program.

Application Process for Non-award Units

Before Applying for the Non-award units, please read the following information sheet which lists the units that are not available for study through Non-award carefully as application fees are non-refundable.

List of units restricted from Non-award studies

Important Note: The Non-award program is an upfront tuition fee based program, you must pay the tuition fees by the tuition fee due date. The fees are not deferrable through HECS and only overseas trained professionals studying the Non-award program for bridging studies MAY apply for FEE-HELP.

To see if you are eligible to apply for FEE-HELP as an overseas trained professional, please view the following website for more information.  

If you do not pay the tuition fees by the due date, you risk cancellation of your enrolled units.

Application Process - Step 1

Step 1: Complete the application fee form

Please submit the completed application fee form in person at the Cashier's Office OR email to ofs.cashiers@mq.edu.au. 

Please note down your receipt number as you will need this in Step 2 when filling out the Non-award application form. 

Please only pay the application fee once in a given session, even if you need to resubmit an application in the same session. Please DO NOT send DUPLICATE requests.

The paid application fee will last for one academic year, within one academic year, you will not be required to pay an application fee. (eg. Paid application fee in Session 1, 2018, you do not need to pay application fee again until Session 1, 2019)

Note: Macquarie University Alumni are exempt from the $75 on-time application fee only but will incur late application fee of $200 if the application fee form and online application form was submitted after the On-time closing date.

Application Process - Step 2

Step 2: Complete the Non-award application form

Complete and submit the Non-award online application form with supporting documentation uploaded to the online application form.

Important Note: For continuing students that are reapplying and completed a full application with application fee in the previous session, please use the Change of Unit Enrolment form for 2017.

Documentation needed in application form: 

1. An official academic transcript or record of study. A transcript must clearly show the name of the institution, your student number, your name, the names of each unit or subject you have undertaken, the semester in which the study was undertaken and the result for each unit/subject. A printout of your current academic record from your University’s student system is acceptable. Your transcript should be recently issued and cover the current semester.

2. If you are applying for a unit that has pre-requisites, you will need to provide unit outlines from units you have completed to demonstrate that you have met the prerequisites for the Macquarie units of study in which you intend to enrol eg If you wish to take a second year French unit, you will need to demonstrate you have completed the equivalent of first year French. Please see the Macquarie University Handbook http://handbook.mq.edu.au/  for specific information about each unit.

3. Evidence of Australian citizenship or permanent residency. ONE of the following documents must be provided: A current passport; an Australian citizenship certificate or visa grant notification. (An Australian driver’s license is not an acceptable document)

Post submitting application

After submission of application fee and the Non-award application form, please allow 2 to 3 weeks for your application to be processed. 

Should you not hear from us after 3 weeks, please send an enquiry through ask.mq.edu.au quoting your application's reference number, your full name in accordance with your submitted application form and also the units that you are applying for. 

Should you wish to obtain an invoice for the application fee or tuition fee paid for reimbursement purposes, please submit an enquiry through ask.mq.edu.au. You will need to note your full name, student number (once you obtain this), the units you are enrolled in and the total amount you paid. 

If you have any enquiries regarding any other administrative process, please email nonaward@mq.edu.au.  

Thank you for your interest in the Non-award program.

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