Open University Pathway
After completion of Open University Courses, students can apply to Newcastle and other Universities through UAC. Students may complete first year at Newcastle University and transfer to other degree programs, with recognition of prior learning.
The Year 12 Major Project and Portfolio can be accepted by Universities and TAFE and as satisfying the enrolment requirements for a range of courses, including those with a practical component. Completion of an Open University course can strengthen a portfolio entry application.
The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) is an aptitude test run by UAC and accepted by most universities for entry into a range of courses. It assesses competencies considered important for successful tertiary study, and specific curriculum knowledge is not required.
Bridging Courses and NEWSTEP
Newstep is a one year, full-time foundation studies program for 18 to 20-year-olds, offered at Newcastle Uni. There are no fees and it is approved by Centrelink so students may be eligible for Youth Allowance. Some other universities offer similar programs.
Most universities accept completion of a TAFE Cert 3 or 4 or Diploma for entry to specific degree programs, or students can complete a Tertiary Preparation Course (TPC) to obtain an ATAR.
Vocational education and training, apprenticeships, internships, and entrepreneurial pursuits are all options after senior studies at Linuwel. The availability of Work Studies in the program facilitates the students developing networks and skills which are highly valued in the workforce.
Linuwel students have also chosen to go on exchange during Year 12, to broaden their horizons prior to choosing a post-school pathway, and the school enthusiastically supports and helps to facilitate this option.