High achieving senior students have the opportunity to extend their studies in their final years of high school by participating in university programs offered by a number of universities in the area. These universities offer a variety of opportunities from holiday programs to subject offerings throughout the semester across a variety of faculties. Students who have studied university subjects in the past have found these programs to be beneficial as they prepare students for the university lifestyle by immersing themselves into the community and allow students to learn the differences between high school and university.
Students who elect to undertake a university course may be eligible for one or more of the following:
- Credits towards certain courses
- Subject adjustments
- Additional points towards their QCE
- No course tuition fees
Students will need to identify the institution which best suites their requirement and consider balancing senior workload as results in university subject/s does not contribute to the ATAR.
Some programs offered to students include:
- Australian Catholic University – Step-up
- Bond University – Student for a semester
- Christian Heritage College – Launch program
- CQUniversity Australia – Start Uni Now (SUN)
- Griffith University – Griffith GUEST program
- Queensland University of Technology – Start QUT
- SAE Creative Media Institute – Launch pad early entry
- Southern Cross University – SCU Headstart
- The University of Queensland – Enhanced Studies Program (ESP)
- University of Southern Queensland – USQ Headstart
- University of Sunshine Coast – USC Headstart
Students who would like to apply for one of these programs must undertake their own research of suitable courses to ensure they meet individual university requirements. Students then need to make an appointment with a Guidance Officer and follow the school and university application process.