Apply for Next Step

Apply for Next Step

Next Step application procedure:

Application closing dates

 Session 1, 2018Session 2, 2018
Application Open Date9th October 2017mid-April 2018
On-time Application Closing Date ($75 Application Fee)9th February, 201813 July 2018
Final Closing Date* ($200 late fee + $75 Application Fee)16th February, 201820 July 2018
Tuition fee due date23rd February 201826 July 2018
Important Note: 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.

How to apply

Step 1: Complete the application fee form and submit via email to or in person at the Cashier's Office on campus. Take note of your receipt number for your online application.

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

Step 2: Complete and submit the Next Step online application form with supporting documentation.

**Please refer to the 2018 Next Step unit list before completing the application form as there are ATAR requirements for each unit.

Supporting Documentation required:

  1. ATAR advice - sent to your home or on your student portal, must clearly have your full name and ATAR on the same page.
  2. BOSTES summary of assessment bands - must show clearly the full subject names and band you obtained in HSC.
  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)
  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.

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.

What next?

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

More information

Visit Next Step Pathway.

Need help?

Contact Student Connect.
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