TRACKS Tertiary Preparation Program

Why study the TRACKS Tertiary Preparation Program at UNE?

TRACKS is a tertiary preparation program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who would like to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake undergraduate studies at UNE. The TRACKS Tertiary Preparation Program offers flexible learning and first-hand experience in university study. The TRACKS program has been developed to provide students with an opportunity to access and explore tertiary education and to make informed choices about the future direction of their education. Students can draw upon their own experiences and values while developing skills needed in a successful tertiary career.

Although all eligible domestic students are exempt from the student contribution amount for HECS, on-campus students are still liable for the Student Services and Amenities Fee. Eligible on-campus students may apply for SA-HELP with regard to the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

ITAS (Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme) tutorial support is available for students enrolled in an undergraduate unit in the second teaching period. Please note that ITAS is not available for study in the TRAX units. Please contact the Oorala Aboriginal Centre for more information.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

1 Year Full-time
Up to 4 years Part-time

FEES

CSP (quotas apply) - Fees Exempt for Course

2018 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Online
Trimester 1, On Campus
Trimester 2, Online
Trimester 2, On Campus

Course Type Foundation Studies
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Course Duration
  • 1 Year Full-time
  • Up to 4 years Part-time
Fees CSP (quotas apply) - Fees Exempt for Course
Total Credit Points 36
How to Apply

All domestic students apply through the link below

For more information, click here

Intensive Schools

Mandatory Intensive Schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.

Entry Requirements

Admission to the TRACKS tertiary preparation program will be open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates:

(a) who are not admissible to a course and who intend to seek admission to an undergraduate course; or

(b) who state that completion of this enabling course will make them better qualified to undertake an undergraduate degree and who intend to seek admission to an undergraduate degree; or

(c) who have unsuccessfully attempted an undergraduate course previously and who state that completion of this enabling course will make them better qualified to undertake an undergraduate course.

Additional Requirements

Candidates must attend a compulsory 3-day pre-orientation program on-campus in Armidale, unless an exemption is granted by Course Coordinator prior to commencement of the program. There is no cost to students associated with the pre-orientation.

Scholarships

Information about applying for scholarships can be obtained from Oorala Aboriginal Centre or UNE Scholarships Office. Scholarships for TRACKS students include:

Commonwealth Equity Scholarships (for full-time students unless there are exceptional circumstances):

Indigenous Access Scholarship - offered in each round first to commencing students and then to continuing students

Commonwealth Education Costs Scholarship-Indigenous Enabling

Commonwealth Accommodation Scholarship-Indigenous Enabling (for on campus study if you have to relocate from a regional or remote area to attend university)

Apply online through UAC: http://www.uac.edu.au/equity

Further Information

To find out more about the TRACKS program contact the Oorala Aboriginal Centre on (02) 6773 3034 or go to AskUNE

These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the TRACKS Tertiary Preparation Program in 2018.

Admission to Candidature

Admission to the TRACKS Tertiary Preparation Program will be open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates:
(a) who are not admissible to a course and who intend to seek admission to an undergraduate course; or
(b) who state that completion of this enabling course will make them better qualified to undertake an undergraduate degree and who intend to seek admission to an undergraduate degree; or
(c) who have unsuccessfully attempted an undergraduate course previously and who state that completion of this enabling course will make them better qualified to undertake an undergraduate course.

Period of Candidature

The period of candidature shall be:
(a) one year as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to four years as a part-time candidate.

Course Requirements

To complete the TRACKS course and qualify for admission to an undergraduate course candidates shall satisfactorily complete a program of study comprising five TRAX units (total of 30 credit points) listed in the Program of Study and:
(a) attempt one undergraduate unit listed in the Program of Study; and
(b) satisfy all requirements as set out by the course coordinator, including attendance at all mandatory intensive schools.

A maximum of 18 credit points may be taken in a trimester.

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Core Units 30 cps
Listed Units 6 cps
Total 36 cps

To view complete Program of Study click here

Progression

(a) Any undergraduate unit may be attempted only once; and
(b) any one TRACKS unit may be attempted twice only, unless permission is given by the TRACKS course coordinator.

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the Academic Assessment Appeals Policy and the Academic Assessment Appeals Procedures.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Rule and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Procedures.

Course Aims

TRACKS is a tertiary preparation program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who would like to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake undergraduate studies at UNE.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. use personal strategies to deal with university education;
  2. apply the highest ethical standards and prioritising skills necessary to successfully undertake tertiary study;
  3. identify significant policies and the impact they have had on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
  4. use relevant Information and Communication technology to access, record and act on information from varied sources appropriate to subject disciplines and to move across subject disciplines to develop new expertise;
  5. apply literacy, numeracy and communication skills to assessments used in university courses, including analytical thinking to solve problems; and
  6. make an informed choice about their plans for undergraduate study.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Students will possess foundational knowledge across a range of learning areas and some specialist discipline or technical knowledge. Students will possess a global perspective on the impact of significant policies on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Communication Skills

Students will demonstrate literacy, numeracy and communication skills to present knowledge and ideas to others.

Problem Solving

Students will solve problems, and use flexible and analytical thinking.

Information Literacy

Students will demonstrate information communication technology skills to access, record and act on information from varied sources appropriate to subject disciplines and to move across subject disciplines to develop new expertise.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

Students demonstrate understanding and practice of the highest standards of ethical behaviour associated with their discipline or profession, including an appreciation of own ethical responsibilities towards colleagues, research subjects, the wider community and the environment.

Lifelong Learning

Students will possess knowledge, skills and values for diverse pathways to further learning, work and effective participation in civic life, as well as foundational knowledge across a range of learning areas and some specialist discipline or technical knowledge.

Independence and Collaboration

Students take responsibility for personal and team outcomes within defined parameters.

How to Apply

Domestic Students

All domestic students apply through the link below

For more information, click here

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