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NOTRE DAME ACCESSING POST-SCHOOL DESTINATIONS. MYTHS ABOUT NOTRE DAME. No need for TER Easy to get in Expensive Must study RE Won’t get a job. ADMISSIONS – SCHOOL LEAVER.
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MYTHS ABOUT NOTRE DAME • No need for TER • Easy to get in • Expensive • Must study RE • Won’t get a job
ADMISSIONS – SCHOOL LEAVER UNDA seeks to enrol students who wish to make a special contribution to society. To identify such students we use a comprehensive admissions process that goes beyond the use of a single score. Our admissions process considers: • School results from Yrs 11 AND 12 • TER • Personal Statement • References from school and work contacts • Interview
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Secondary Graduation • Students should have fulfilled the Curriculum Council’s Secondary Graduation requirements by achieving at least 8 ‘C’ grades in Years 11 and 12 subjects • English Language Competency • A ‘C’ grade in either English, English Literature or ESL • Prerequisites • Notre Dame does NOT have prerequisites but other universities MAY require them for some courses • Tertiary Entrance Rank • Students should have achieved a rank of 70.00 or higher *Students with exceptional circumstances may be exempted from one or more of these requirements*
ADMISSIONS: PERSONAL STATMENT WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR? • Tell the College a bit about themselves • Community Service/Awards • Why they want to study the degree program – personal experience including work experience • Why they chose to study at Notre Dame* • Why they believe they will succeed
WHO ARE WE? • Established in 1990 • Private university • High quality, personalised education • International links • Town university – Fremantle campus • Centre for Reconciliation – Broome campus
STUDY AT NOTRE DAME • Diverse student body • Personalised high quality education • Strong focus on the development of the Person • Professionally accredited courses • Focus on internships & practicum
SOCIAL JUSTICE & COMMUNITY SERVICE • Volunteer work • Community service for academic credit • East Timor immersion • Soup kitchens • Reading programmes • Fremantle Volunteers Service
CORE UNITS • THEOLOGY • PHILOSOPHY & • ETHICS • The exposure to deeper understanding and appreciation for man’s search for meaning through following the Catholic tradition • Liberal arts training coupled with ethical and critical thinking skills
OUR GRADUATES • UNDA Graduate employment rates are extremely comparable and in some cases are well above the state & national average i.e. • Law 100% • Accounting 100% • Teaching 100% • Nursing 100% • Salary rates compare well with many starting salaries above the national average • Check out the Good Universities Guide resource: www.thegoodguides.com.au • Good Universities Guide 2003
APPLICATIONS • Students can submit application anytime after receipt of their Yr 12 first semester results • First Round • Closing Date - 30 September 2004 • Eligible students who have submitted applications by this date will be interviewed by December 17 2004.
LATE APPLICATIONS • Late applications for most courses are accepted up until 21 January 2005 • Late applications for competitive courses may not be considered until 2nd round i.e. nursing • Students may apply to defer for up to one year in most courses
THE INTERVIEW • October or December • Informal • Personal Motivation • Understanding of the Course • An exchange of information • Some courses the interview is pivotal • Smart & casual (school uniform)
DEFERRALS • Students who defer with an active purpose i.e. to work for financial support when they commence study • Students who defer to study abroad etc. • Students who defer to holiday
STUDENTS FROM RURAL AND REMOTE AREAS • Admission interviews by phone • Mentor scheme • Pastoral care services
ALTERNATIVE ENTRY APPEALS PROCESS • In exceptional cases an appeal can be lodged • Students appeal to the Registrar through the Admissions Manager • Registrar takes affirmative action • further consideration by the College • contacts referee’s or even the school for recommendations
ALTERNATIVE ENTRY • NDI Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation • Teaching Assistant Certificate Programs • Nationally Accredited Certificate IV or Diploma from: • TAFE • Private Education Provider’s such as PIBT, AIUS, Alexander College etc.
ALTERNATIVE ENTRY • Accumulative TEE • Ideal for sports athletes or other co-curriculum commitments • Repeat TEE • Consider why they are repeating • Personal challenge for higher achievement • To improve on score despite effort being applied in the initial TEE • Attrition rate is higher
ALTERNATIVE ENTRY – FIRST YEAR • Academic flexibility means choices are not necessarily set in cement • Transferable credit • Between courses • Amongst universities • Academic performance is considered • Ability to build on academic reputation and demonstrate competency for more competitive courses • 1 yr of Science preferably biological/human science for consideration into Physiotherapy • Legal studies for Law - Behavioural Science for Nursing
ADMISSION FROM TAFE • Certificate IV meets minimum entry requirements • Following study, applicants provide: • Completed application • Personal Statement • Results from TAFE • References; TAFE and/or personal • STAT result (if applicable) • Following application: Interview
HIGHER EDUCATION CONTRIBUTION SCHEME (HECS) In 2005, the annual fees for courses at public universities are as follows:
NOTRE DAME TUITION FEES 1st YEAR Options for fee payment: Upfront Payment - Fee-Help Loan * A limited number of fully-funded HECS places are available
FEE-HELP LOAN SCHEME • From 2005 all full fee paying students will be able to borrow the cost of their fees from the Federal Government • Limit of $50,000 on FEE-HELP loans • Students will not have to repay their loan until their income reaches at least $35,000. • For undergraduate courses the Commonwealth will impose a modest loan fee that equates to an interest rate of less than 2%.
THANK YOU The floor is now open for questions Liz Beal Manager Prospective Students & Admissions Centre Ph: 9433 0530 email@example.com