At the Oorala Aboriginal Centre, UNE, we put the well-being and success of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and their communities first: your culture, your community and our partnership.

By opting into our services when you apply for admission to UNE, Oorala’s community of experts will guide you throughout your study and walk beside you to help you achieve your goals.

From applying for admission, deciding upon the right program of study for you, to attending our Indigenous student sashing ceremony at your graduation, Oorala values your culture and is here to partner with you and make your career aspirations real.

Our Entry to UNE Pathways Programs

Have you always believed you’re capable but are unsure if you have the qualifications necessary to study at UNE?

At Oorala the ATAR is not the only way we measure your readiness to study at UNE.  Based upon a range of additional factors including education, work and life experiences we will work with you to decide which course is the right one for you, and the pathway you can take to get there.

Contact us and our staff will help you decide which pathway best suits you.

Our pathways

1. Direct Entry into UNE – straight into an undergraduate degree of your choice based upon your educational qualifications

We can liaise with you to determine if your ATAR (or equivalent) will allow you to apply for direct entry.

We will also discuss any specific entry requirements with you (such as Band 5 HSC equivalent subject needs for entry to some Bachelor of Education programs) and link you up with our Student Experience Team.

2. The TRACKS Tertiary Preparation Program (TRACKS)

This foundation studies program allows you to experience what uni study is about, fine-tune your academic skills and learn in a supported environment before you start your undergraduate study.

Running over two trimesters, you will have opportunities to test your readiness for tertiary study, build the skills you need, take an undergraduate unit in your area of interest, and transition into mainstream university courses, with the support of a community of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and students.

3. Internal Selection Program (ISP)

If you have lots of experience in a particular field and want qualifications to match, then the ISP may be for you.

Use your experience and professional development qualifications as a springboard into an undergraduate degree of your choice.

We will assess your experience and any qualifications you may hold and assist you to apply for your chosen course

Units of study

Oorala offers several mainstream undergraduate and  post-graduate units that include OORA100 and OOA300 Aboriginal Resilience and the Arts, and OORA200 and OORA400 Working with Aboriginal People.

These units are available to study individually or as part of a degree. If you would like more information about taking these units please contact the Oorala Centre.