Tertiary Preparation Course
TRACKS is a tertiary preparation course (Foundation Studies) run by the Oorala Aboriginal Centre, UNE. Over two trimesters you will experience what uni study is about and learn in a supported environment. Be part of a community of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who share your goals and interests! TRACKS is designed to assist students with the development of study skills and the transition to mainstream university courses. You will develop confidence and academic skills and you will also take an undergraduate unit in your area of interest that may count towards your UNE degree.
TRACKS can be studied either on-campus or fully online. To find out more, please see the information below or contact the Oorala Aboriginal Centre.
Applications for admission to commence study in the TRACKS program are now open.
The TRACKS Orientation Program for those who have been accepted into the 2020 TRACKS program.
A students story.
Colin Ahoy Jnr completed the TRACKS tertiarty preparation program run by the Oorala Aboriginal Centre at UNE and is now studying a Bachelor of Arts, Majoring in Archaeology.
A Passion for Culture
In 2018, during a heritage survey for a proposed Solar farm near Uralla. a team including Colin Ahoy Jnr, re-discovered a major Aboriginal axe grinding site. Colin says “I feel like we need more Aboriginal people working on country and have the confidence and power to make decisions regarding culturally significant sites.”
It felt a very daunting task to return to study. Finding the TRACKS course at UNE came at the perfect time for me, as I didn’t know how to study or where to begin. It has given me the tools and confidence to study at university level. The program is really enjoyable and being part has been an amazing experience. I have found my love of learning again. - Bronwyn Murphy