How to Apply
A Step-by-step Guide to Applying to Study by Distance Education with UNE
This guide will step you through applying to study by distance with UNE. It is the same for all distance education students, but be sure to allow extra time in case you need to mail documents to student centre to support your application.
Step 1: Prepare
Once you know the UNE course that you would like to do, check whether you meet all the entry requirements.
Now is a good time to explore all possible avenues for applying to UNE — check out our alternative entry pathways.
UNE's Oorala Centre offers Indigenous applicants an effective and supportive point of contact throughout the application process.
If you have overseas qualifications and you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, contact us for advice before applying.
Step 2: Lodge an application directly to UNE
If you want to study by distance with UNE, you lodge your online application directly to us. There is no application fee.
If you are also applying for advance standing for units you may have studied at another institution include all this detail with your initial application.
Make sure you include originals of any documents you need to substantiate your application.
Please check here for current closing dates and extensions.
Step 3: Receiving and accepting an offer
If your application is successful, we will send you details on how to enrol online. Be as quick as you can, as there are limited places in some subjects.
Anytime: Have your questions answered
We're here to help. At any stage of the process, contact us for advice and information.
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How to Defer Your Studies
If you are offered a place at UNE, you might be able to defer your enrolment for up to two years.
To defer your offer – go to:
- Login or register to create an account.
- Then click ‘contact us’
- An email form will open.
- Write a letter outlining why you want to defer. Include as much information as possible to substantiate your request.
We need to receive this email no later than the date on which your offer of admission is due to lapse.
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How to Get Credit Towards Your Degree From Previous Study
Once you've enrolled at UNE, you may find you wish to change your mode of study (eg. from on-campus to distance education, part-time to full-time). This can be done online through myUNE.
You may be able to complete a unit of study from another Faculty or University as part of your study at UNE. To find out what you need, visit AskUNE or phone 1800 818 865.
Many of UNE's diploma programs are structured so that you can smoothly move into a directly related higher degree. Visit AskUNE or phone 1800 818 865 to make arrangements.
To change to a different degree or program, you will need to compete alongside other students on the basis of your academic results in the studies that you've already completed at university. For more information, visit AskUNE or phone 1800 818 865.