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.
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 email@example.com 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.
Learn more about UWA
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!
The Indigenous community of Yarrabah in far north Queensland was the focus of architecture who were given the unique opportunity to work with community leaders on an affordable housing project.
Known as the Burri Gummin (‘one fire’) Affordable Housing Project, the students were contributing to an ongoing housing project led by a working party of Yarrabah Traditional Owners and local residents.
The project was facilitated by two Cairns-based, non-profit organisations: Worklink, an employment support group, and the Centre for Appropriate Technology, servicing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities living in remote areas of Australia.
Sixteen Master of Architecture students were invited onto Gunggandji country in far north Queensland to consult with community leaders on environmentally sustainable and culturally sensitive housing designs suited to the hot and humid tropics.
The University of Sydney’s Michael Mossman, one of the senior lecturers in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning driving the project, said, “The challenge was facilitating the student immersion and seeing how they would engage with Gunggandji country, the Yarrabah community, and the project brief. The students were overwhelmingly positive and have opened the door for future engagement with the Yarrabah community.”
Vince Schreiber, the King of Yarrabah and a representative of the working party on the Burri Gummin Affordable Housing Project commented on the student concepts: “They really took on some important information about what the land is all about, how we connect to country, and they really integrated it into the planning and the project itself.”
Vi Le, a recent graduate of Master of Architecture at the University of Sydney, was one of four alumni who worked on the project as a student mentor. She believes it was a unique opportunity as “the students had real clients, a real site that they visited and explored, and an actual community they had to respond to, all while tackling complex policy and cultural issues that usually get labelled ‘too difficult’ for a tertiary design project. The greatest challenge was having only two days in Yarrabah to learn from the community and observe the changing weather of a tropical climate.”
Vi Le believes that the students learned how crucial it is to engage with the local community. “Working with specific people with specific needs and expectations made the project very real for the students and gave them a real sense of social justice and responsibility.
Learn more about studying architecture at the University of Sydney
“The architecture profession needs to self-reflect on what it really means to be an architect in an age of climate change, social injustices, in the absence of political will and leadership. We cannot simply rely on drawings of buildings that do not address the wider issues or are illegible to most people outside of our profession,” she said.
Michael Mossman, who has historical connections to Gunggandji country, added, “The experience was special for me, as it provided a chance to work with a community where I have strong historical links and gave me the opportunity to reconnect to place. The community was wonderful in welcoming staff and students onto country and sharing valuable knowledge, which we accepted with great privilege.”
The project is the subject of a new exhibition “Venice | Yarrabah Lines of Enquiry” that officially opened on March 9. It features drawings of the students’ housing concepts and video used to present their design ideas to the Yarrabah community.
The Yarrabah housing project is displayed alongside architectural models exhibited at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale by another group of Master of Architecture students.
An international team of researchers is trialing specially designed shoe insoles aimed at improving the mobility of people with multiple sclerosis (MS).
The study, led by UQ School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences physiotherapy lecturer Dr Anna Hatton, is seeking 176 people affected by MS to take part in a three month trial of the insoles.
Study physiotherapy at the UQ SHRS!
“Many people with MS experience problems with walking which can make day-to-day activities difficult and often leads to falls, so improving walking ability is of primary importance in maintaining health, independence, and quality of life,” Dr Hatton said.
“Evidence suggests that wearing textured shoe insoles, which are designed to stimulate receptors on the soles of the feet, may be one possible option to help improve gait.
“We now need people with MS to help us investigate whether the novel insoles influence the way the leg and trunk muscles work while walking on both even and uneven surfaces.”
The study will also look for changes in the perception of foot sensation and the awareness of foot position.
“Foot sensation plays an important role in keeping the body upright and balanced when walking, yet we know from previous studies that people with MS often have poor sensation on the soles of their feet,” Dr Hatton said.
“Therefore, wearing a specially designed shoe insole, which enhances sensory information at the feet, could help people affected by MS to walk better. “
Dr Hatton’s international research team includes UQ’s Professor Sandra Brauer and Ms Katrina Williams, Professor Graham Kerr of the Queensland University of Technology, Professor Keith Rome of the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, and Dr John Dixon of Teesside University, UK.
The trial is supported through funding from Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia.
“It is hoped that the study leads to the development of a new treatment technique, specifically an inexpensive, easy-to-administer shoe insole, which could assist mobility and independent living,” Dr Hatton said.
About the University of Queensland Physiotherapy program
The University of Queensland offers a learning environment and has assessment requirements designed to facilitate the advanced and intensive learning appropriate for a master’s-level program. The Master of Physiotherapy Studies introduces graduates to the profession of physiotherapy and its key concepts in intensive mode during an initial summer semester. It focuses on developing core knowledge and skills in the areas of musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiorespiratory and physical therapy across the lifespan, and integrates this knowledge and skill and application of clinical reasoning in supervised clinical practice.
Did you know there are 40 spots available in the program; 30 places for domestic Australians and 10 places for international students? For the 2016 intake, 10 international student offers were awarded to OzTREKK students!
Program:Master of Physiotherapy Studies Location: Brisbane, Queensland Semester intake: November Duration: 2 years Application deadline: UQ has a general application deadline of May 30 each year; however, candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Meet Meghan, OzTREKK’s very own admissions coordinator! What does an admissions coordinator do? Well, among a million other things, Meghan processes our online applications, so that means she is often the very first person to “meet” you!
Since 2002, OzTREKK has helped send hundreds of Canadian students to Australia for professional degrees. Applying to an overseas university can be complicated and overwhelming, but we are here to make the process easy. Take it away, Meghs!
Meet Meghan from OzTREKK
About Online Applications
Filling out an online application form through OzTREKK is often the first step in the application process. All of the online applications can be found at the OzTREKK Application Centre or on their individual program pages. Our online applications are processed every morning—by me!
Once I process your online application, I pass it along to the admissions officer who deals with that program. This admissions officer will work with you through the entire application process to help in any way they can! Our admissions team is divided into different program fields, which means the admissions officer you will work with is very familiar with that program area and are truly experts!
So, you have submitted an online application via the OzTREKK Application Centre… not sure what to do next? Don’t worry! Once your application has been processed, your admissions officer will email you with a detailed list of all of the documents you will need to complete your application. We help you every step of the way so you don’t feel lost or have to scramble to get your documents in on time.
Meghan’s Quick Application Tips
In order to be ahead of the game, here are some of the most common things I see on an application that may delay processing:
Program preference name and intake – Make sure you do a little research before you fill out your online application! Knowing the correct name for the program you are wishing to apply to as well as the available intake semesters it is offered are very helpful for us! If you’re unsure, just check the individual program/university page on the OzTREKK website. On most program pages, we’ve included the full program name, the next intake available, and the prerequisites required.
Incomplete applications – Incomplete applications come through the system on a daily basis. Incomplete applications will not be saved to your file, and you will receive an email notifying you that your application was incomplete.
Education history – It is important that we know all about your educational background. So, when you complete your application, be sure to include your correct program names, study dates, etc. This information will help us track your documents, too.
Avoiding these common mistakes mean your applications can get processed faster and you will be one step closer to studying in Australia!