Apply for Next Step

Apply for Next Step

Next Step application procedure:

Application closing dates

Session 1, 2018Session 2, 2018
Application Open Date9th October 201721st March 2018
On-time Application Closing Date ($75 Application Fee)9th February, 20186th July 2018
Final Closing Date* ($200 late fee + $75 Application Fee)16th February, 201820th July 2018
Tuition fee due date23rd February 201826th July 2018
Important Notes:

*No applications will be accepted after the final closing date, application fees and late fees are non-refundable.

**The Next Step 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.

Step 1

Step 1: Complete the application fee form and submit via email to ofs.cashiers@mq.edu.au or in person at the Cashier's Office on campus.

Take note of your receipt number for your online application in Step 2.

*No applications will be accepted after the final closing date, application fees and late fees are non-refundable.

Step 2

Step 2:

Prepare the following supporting documents and have them ready before filling in the online application.

Supporting Documentation required:

  1. Evidence of Australian citizenship or permanent residency.

    ONE of the following documents must be provided:

    A current passport OR; an Australian Citizenship Certificate OR Visa Grant Notification. (An Australian driver’s license is not an acceptable document).

  2. ATAR advice - sent to your home or on your student portal, must clearly have your full name and ATAR on the same page.
  3. BOSTES summary of assessment bands – Your HSC Record of Achievement document must show clearly the full subject names and bands you obtained in HSC. You can download your HSC record of achievement from the StudentsOnline portal.
  4. An official academic transcript or record of study (if applicable). 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 session.
Step 3

Choose a maximum of two units of study per Session.

**Please refer to the 2018 Next Step unit list AND the degree requirements under section 'Which degrees will I be eligible for?' before completing the application form.

Please note that there are ATAR requirements for each unit and some units are only offered in one Session.

After you have decided your units of study:

Complete and submit the Next Step online application form with pdf format of all supporting documentation.

Step 4

Please be sure to check your nominated email regularly for our correspondence.

Once your application has been assessed you will be contacted via your nominated email address two weeks after submission of application.

Application Validity

Next Step students have one academic year from time of admission to complete the pathway program.

If the Next Step studies are carried across more than one academic year, a new application must be lodged, including the application fee of $75 (non-refundable).

For example, if your application is lodged on time for the Session 1, 2018 intake, you have the course of one academic year (Session 1, Session 2 and Session 3) to complete the requirements of the Next Step pathway. If your studies carry across into Session 1 the following year (2019), you will be required to lodge a new application and be charged a non-refundable $75 application fee.

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.

Contact and More Information

For more information about the Next Step program, please click here.

Should you have any enquiries, please contact us OR email nonaward@mq.edu.au.

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