SC Advanced Diploma + Credit for UoN Year 1 Program
Students undertaking the Advanced Diploma of Accounting (CRICOS Code: 071073F), Management (CRICOS Code: 071076C) or Marketing (CRICOS Code: 063587B) may take additional units to gain credits for the first year in Business or Commerce at the University of Newcastle.
Each of these combined programs will earn 80 units of credit towards the 240 units in the University of Newcastle Bachelor degrees.
When you choose this University, you're choosing one of the leading universities in Australia, with a reputation for excellence and innovation both in research and teaching.
- 70% University research has been rated at or above the world standard. Read more
- Australian top 10 Wuniversity for research funding and outcomes.
- Ranked 352nd university in the world Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking 2010.
- More than 70% of the University’s undergraduate students have the opportunity to study and learn on the job through our work-integrated learning program.
Why choose to study in Newcastle?
Newcastle was voted into the Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities in the world in 2011. It is Australia’s second oldest city, the second largest city in New South Wales and the largest non-capital city in Australia. The city is popular for its surf beaches, sun-drenched subtropical climate, and diverse dining, nightlife and arts. Newcastle is ideally located for visiting many popular tourist attractions.
Less than one hour's drive to the north is the impressive harbour of Port Stephens, a popular centre for big game fishing, sailing, surfing, and sailboarding. To the west are the internationally famous wineries of the Hunter Valley, many of them more than a century old. And to the south is the beauty and beaches of the Central Coast.
There are two main campuses at the University of Newcastle. Both have won national awards for architecture and sympathetic environmental management. The larger campus at Callaghan lies about 12 kilometres from the Centre of Newcastle on a beautiful natural bushland site, and this is where the great majority of students pursue their studies.
Lower cost of living
The cost of living in Newcastle is lower than in many of the other major cities of Australia. Accommodation and food are significantly cheaper. As a guideline, the yearly living cost for a student in Newcastle is estimated at $13,500 compared to $18,720 in Sydney.
The University of Newcastle is committed to the highest possible standards in teaching, learning and research and provides a great environment for study. Students have access to world-class sporting and recreational facilities, award-winning buildings and the latest technology, all in natural surroundings.
The University has award-winning teachers, Federation Fellows, Centres of Excellence and highly cited researchers in many disciplines. The University of Newcastle is a dynamic, research intensive University ranked in Australia's top 10, and enjoys significant research and teaching partnerships with universities throughout Asia and the Pacific as well as Europe, North America and Africa.
Better job prospects
Many of the degree programs include a focus on students gaining work experience in their profession. As a result, people who study at the University of Newcastle do well – graduates are sought after by employers and earn above average starting salaries and employment rates.
Hours of study
Your student visa, for the Advanced Diploma course, requires you to study 20 hours a week. Successful completion of the units in the University of Newcastle program throughout the year will give you credit for the first year of Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Commerce degree.