Apply for Next Step

Apply for Next Step

Next Step application procedure:

Application closing dates

Session 1, 2019Session 2, 2019
Application Open Date13 Aug 201812 March 2019
On-time Application Closing Date ($75 Application Fee)8 February 201912 July 2019
Final Closing Date* ($200 late fee + $75 Application Fee)15 February 201919 July 2019
Tuition fee due date22 February 201926 July 2019
Important Notes:

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

A $200 late fee applies after the on-time application closing date.

**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

Please ensure to follow through Steps 1 to 4 to fully complete the Next Step application process.

Step 1: Complete the application Fee Form and submit via email to or in person at the Cashier's Office on campus.

Please take note of your receipt number from the Cashier's Office for completing your Next Step online application form in Step 3.

*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 Next Step 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 (applicable to recent school leavers) - 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 (applicable to recent school leavers) – 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 from the Next Step unit list below.

**Please refer to the 2019 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 Next Step 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

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