The University of Sydney is pleased to announce it has officially launched the Sydney Undergraduate Experience.
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The Sydney Undergraduate Experience is a new approach to undergraduate education, combining academic rigour with real world application. It reinforces the university’s commitment of creating an unparalleled learning community where students are given the best academic environment and opportunities that allow them to excel. Through multi-disciplinary learning and real-world experience, every student will gain an understanding of how to think critically, collaborate effectively and apply influence anywhere in the world.
The Sydney Undergraduate Experience has been designed to create resilient graduates with the foundations for leadership and a global perspective.
Specifically, the curriculum changes will reinforce the university’s positioning as a leading university in the Asia Pacific region and will see the university deliver
a wider range of subject choice;
interdisciplinary study options encouraging students to integrate their developing knowledge, skills and personal values; and
more professional learning experiences, such as internships and other work integrated learning experiences.
Many Canadians are deciding to study law at an Australian university. And why not? Many Australian law schools are among the top 50 in the world! But what comes after you’ve received your law degree?
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To practice law in Canada, you will need to complete articles and a bar admission course. To be eligible for articles and a bar admission course in any of the common law provinces, a graduate of an Australian law program will need a Certificate of Qualification (CQ) from the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. The NCA issues a CQ to international qualified applicants confirming that the applicant has an understanding and knowledge of Canadian law and knowledge equivalent to that of a graduate of a Canadian common law program.
Application for a CQ is made to the NCA at the end of your Bond Law degree. Once a Canadian law student receives a final graduation certificate and applies to the NCA, it currently takes about three months for the NCA to issue a CQ, or to advise which extra challenge exams the graduate must complete in Canada. In order for the NCA to issue the CQ, assessment criteria must be met.
Students are strongly encouraged consult the NCA website and conduct their own research to ensure they are aware of the requirements pertaining to their specific circumstances.
The NCA certifies that an applicant has
an understanding and knowledge of Canadian law, and
knowledge equivalent to that of a graduate of a Canadian common law program.
Equivalence to an approved Canadian common law, law degree serves as the benchmark when the NCA evaluates applicants with legal education or training in another country or in a Canadian civil law program. The NCA Certificate of Qualification does not, however, duplicate a Canadian law degree, which varies between law schools. NCA applicants may be asked to challenge examinations in subjects that all law schools may not require for a law degree.
Effective January 2015, the NCA introduced a new Assessment Policy. The new policy clarifies different aspects of the NCA Assessment process and brings the policy into compliance with the Federation’s National Requirement for Canadian Common Law Programs. Other NCA policies, including Assessment Appeal and deadlines for completing assigned requirements, are unchanged.
Choosing to study at Bond Law School
Recognized as one of the top-ranked Australian law schools, Bond Law School has earned a reputation for its innovative teaching methods, international focus, skills training, and the outstanding success of its graduates. The Bond JD’s combination of excellent teaching, small classes and an extensive legal skills program differentiates Bond from other institutions. It provides an exciting learning experience that both challenges students academically and prepares them practically for a legal career.
Bond Canadian Law Students Association
You may be far from home, but the Bond Canadian Law Students Association (CLSA) helps to make your transition as smooth as possible. They provide information sessions on the National Committee of Accreditation process as well as information for Canadians wishing to stay in Australia.
Program: Juris Doctor (JD) Location: Gold Coast, Queensland Semester intakes: January, May, September Duration: 2 years Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program start date.
The University of Melbourne has 40 subject areas ranked in the top 50 in the world, more than any other Australian university, according to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.
Melbourne is # in Australia for teacher education
Melbourne also received a top five global ranking for education, moving up two spots on its 2016 ranking.
The seventh edition of QS Quacquarelli Symonds’s analysis of subject-specific university performance lists the world’s best universities for the study of 46 different subjects.
“As a university community, we are delighted with this recognition for our academics, a recognition that does much to highlight not just their hard work across multiple specialist fields but the quality of their research and teaching output as well,” commented Vice-Chancellor, Professor Glyn Davis.
“This is not just about the institution but the work of a fine academy, and we congratulate them today for their contribution to this result.”
“Our consistent placement among the top ten in the world confirms the impact and excellence of our dedicated and talented staff, as well as the quality of our graduates,” Professor Rickards said.
University of Melbourne Master of Teaching
Since 2008, Melbourne’s Master of Teaching has played a significant role in reshaping education through the clinical teaching approach. This is a major departure from traditional teacher education programs and connects university theory, professional knowledge and classroom experience.
Programs: Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary) Location: Melbourne, Victoria Semester intake: March Duration: 1.5 to 2 years Application deadline: Although there is no strict application deadline for either of these programs, it is recommended that students apply at least three months prior to the program start date.
Wouldn’t it be nice to put $4,000 toward your tuition costs? Griffith University is offering just that with their Bachelor of Pharmacy Scholarships, and they’ve just announced a trimester 2 round! Here are the details:
Apply for a Griffith Bachelor of Pharmacy scholarship
Available to: High-achieving students applying for the Bachelor of Pharmacy program at Griffith University in July 2017. Level of study: Undergraduate Citizenship: Citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand Award value and benefits: $4,000 in total (2 tuition payments of $2,000 each over 2 trimesters) Duration: 2 trimesters Programs of study: Bachelor of Pharmacy Applications close: May 12, 2017 Scholarship application outcome: May 26, 2017
Griffith Bachelor of Pharmacy
Students learn through hands-on experience in formulation, pharmacology and analytical laboratories, and during professional practice placements at the new Gold Coast University Hospital and other clinical settings. They will take also specialist courses in areas such as pharmacy management, complementary and alternative medicine, and pharmacology.
Program: Bachelor of Pharmacy Location: Gold Coast, Queensland Trimester intakes: February and July each year Program duration: 4 years Application deadline: Applications are assessed on a rolling admissions (first come, first served) basis. It is recommended that you apply as early as possible.
To be eligible to apply to the Griffith Griffith Bachelor of Pharmacy, applicants must have a high school diploma with a minimum of 76% average with Grade 12 math B and one of biology, chemistry or physics. If applying after having partially or fully completed post-secondary studies, applicants need to have a minimum of 76% cumulative GPA to be considered.
Deputy Executive Dean and Associate Dean of Research, Professor Melissa Brown, said the faculty is committed to progressing worthy world-class research by providing operational support over five years to deliver health outcomes.
“Our Health Outcomes Programs, or HOPs, represent a strategic approach to faculty research, in collaboration with our hospital and health partners,” Professor Brown said.
“These are very specific and targeted programs of research that address an identified health problem and will produce a specific and visible benefit.”
The first project selected will address high rates of infection in critically ill patients by optimising antimicrobial therapy.
The research team will use whole genome sequencing to rapidly determine which bacteria are causing infection so the most suitable drug and dose combination can be given. Once the process is established, the research team will test it in the clinic and determine its benefits to individual patients and the health system.
The project led by Professor Jason Roberts and Professor David Paterson includes researchers from UQ’s Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR) and School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB).
The second program to be supported focuses on harnessing technology to address the problem of high melanoma incidence and mortality.
The research team will recruit high risk participants to test targeted screening using 3D total body photography and mobile teledermoscopy in the context of the Australian health care system.
Results will be used to drive evidence-based changes to clinical practice.
The project will be led by Professor Peter Soyer of UQ’s Diamantina Institute and Professor David Whiteman, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, and includes collaborators from QUT, QIMR Berghofer and UQ’s Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Business.
Professor Brown said both teams should be congratulated for working collaboratively to create change and translate research into tangible health outcomes.
“These projects were selected following a competitive application process engaging interstate reviewers in late 2016, and we look forward to seeing them make a difference to health care in the years ahead.”
About the UQ Medical School Program
The UQ School of Medicine conducts a four-year, graduate-entry medical program, the Doctor of Medicine (MD). The School of Medicine is a leading provider of medical education and research in Australia, and with the country’s largest medical degree program, they are the major single contributor to Queensland’s junior medical workforce.
Program:Doctor of Medicine (MD) Location: Brisbane, Queensland Semester intake: January Duration: 4 years Application deadline: Applications are assessed on a rolling admissions (first come, first served) basis. It is recommended that applicants apply as early as possible to increase their chances of timely assessment. This program can fill quickly!
The University of Newcastle $95-million landmark education precinct NeW Space in the heart of Newcastle’s CBD is set to be completed this spring. The first classes are due to be held in second semester, and it is estimated that approximately 3,500 students will study at the facility each day.
The new precinct is a significant revitalisation project for the City of Newcastle and will host a range of university-supported activities including
business and law programs;
digital library services and information commons;
collaborative learning and research spaces;
facilities for engagement with industry, business and the community;
social learning spaces.
University of Newcastle NeW Space (Image: UON)
Newcastle Law School will be moving to the university’s landmark education precinct, NeW Space in the Newcastle CBD. JD students will enjoy the highest quality social learning spaces, digital library services and information commons, collaborative learning and research spaces, and facilities for engagement with industry, business and the community.
Newcastle Law School Juris Doctor Program
The University of Newcastle is now offering two intakes per year for the Juris Doctor / Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice program.
Program: Juris Doctor / Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice Location: Newcastle (Callaghan) Duration: 3 years Next intakes: June 2017 and Jan/Feb 2018 Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged apply at least three months prior to the program’s start date.
Entry to the program is available to students that have successfully completed a 3-year bachelor degree in any discipline other than law, from a recognized institution; or other post-secondary qualification from a recognized institution assessed by the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor to be equivalent. Applicants must also meet the English Language requirements of the university.
James Cook University was established as Australia’s university for the tropics, and therefore focuses on programs that are particularly relevant to the tropical world. JCU Dentistry was established in 2008 in response to the challenges presented by the oral health needs of rural and remote northern Australia.
JCU Dentistry students are connected to the community
JCU researchers say children in rural Queensland are three times more likely to be admitted to hospital for dental problems than in other parts of the state. To help improve oral health education, JCU partners with communities in research to try to make services work better for people living and working in rural and remote areas.
The university sends its health professional students, including JCU Dentistry students, to remote and rural regions on placements, and to do outreach in schools, and encourages its graduates to return back to rural and remote areas to work after graduation.
Apply to JCU Dentistry directly from high school
If you’re interested in improving the health of people who live in tropical, rural, and remote places, then the Bachelor of Dental Surgery program at JCU might be for you. This five-year undergraduate degree provides students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to become competent practitioners of dentistry. While it is a broad-based program including all aspects of dental practice, it also has a special focus on issues of special concern to the northern Australian region, particularly those relating to tropical, rural and Indigenous practice.
Learn more about JCU dentistry
JCU Dentistry accepts applications from high school graduates or from those who have completed university studies.
Program:Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) Location: Cairns, Queensland Semester intake: February Duration: 5 years Application deadline: August 30, 2017
University of Sydney Health Sciences Information Sessions
Venue: University of Toronto, Bahen Centre, Room 2175 Date: Tuesday, March 28 Time: 6 p.m.
Venue: Simon Fraser University, Halpern Centre, Room 114 Date: Wednesday, March 28 Time: 5 p.m.
Venue: University of British Columbia, Woodward Building, Room 3 Date: Thursday, March 30 Time: 5 p.m.
Study Health Sciences at the University of Sydney
Program:Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Location: Lidcombe, (suburb of Sydney), New South Wales Semester intake: March Duration: 2 years Application deadline: TBA. For the 2017 intake, the application deadline was September 30, 2016.
Program:Master of Physiotherapy Location: Lidcombe, (suburb of Sydney), New South Wales Duration: 2 years Semester intake: March Application deadline: Applications are usually assessed on a rolling basis (as they are received). The sooner you apply the better.
Be sure to RSVP for a Sydney Health Sciences Information Session!
Would you like more information about the upcoming Sydney Health Sciences seminars? Contact OzTREKK Admissions Officer Krista McVeigh at firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.
First, meet Charles Sturt University! Established in 1989, it was named in honour of Captain Charles Sturt, a British explorer who made expeditions into regional New South Wales and South Australia.
While CSU has many campuses located in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, and the Australian Capital Territory, OzTREKK students will be headed to Orange, New South Wales, for their Bachelor of Dental Science program. Nestled in the Central Tablelands of NSW, 260 km west of Sydney, Orange is a progressive city with a friendly country atmosphere. The city’s 38,000 residents enjoy excellent retail, sporting, educational and health services. With two movie cinemas, restaurants offering a range of cuisine, popular Farmers’ Markets, wineries and an annual FOOD Week, Orange combines boutique shops, sporting facilities, and quality educational and health services.
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University of Western Australia
How about heading to the west coast of Australia for a change? If so, you’re in for a treat: Perth, Australia is incredibly beautiful, and you get to enjoy stunning sunsets over the Indian Ocean!
The University of Western Australia is a research-intensive university and one of the internationally recognised Australian Group of Eight (which also includes the University of Queensland, the University of Sydney, the University of Melbourne, and Monash University).
OzTREKK students will be happy to know that UWA offers three in-demand degree options for Canadian students:
UWA’s picturesque Crawley campus is located on the Swan River just 10 minutes from Perth. The campus offers you a range of cafes, bookshops, banks, a vibrant cultural precinct, myriad clubs and societies, a supportive Student Guild, and on- and off-campus accommodation options.
We are thrilled to welcome you, Charles Sturt University and University of Western Australia!