Cadigal Alternative Entry Program and Yooroang Garang

Cadigal Alternative Entry Program

Admission for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

The Cadigal Alternative Entry program is an access and support program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who wish to study at the University of Sydney.

If you enter through the program we offer you a comprehensive program of academic support which includes:

  • the option to enrol in a reduced load for the first two years of the degree
  • concurrent enrolment in the Aboriginal Health Science Support Program which supplements and supports the work being done in the degree program.

HSC applicants are considered for entry on the basis of their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Under the Cadigal Alternative Entry program, the ATAR for entry is lower than that required for mainstream entry.

Mature-age applicants are interviewed to assess their suitability for study.

Consideration is given to educational background, life and employment experience and motivations, goals and interests.

Further information

T: +61 2 9351 9114
sydney.edu.au/yooroang_garang

sydney.edu.au/cadigal

Yooroang Garang Indigenous Student Support Unit

Aboriginal Health Science Support Program

This supplementary program is studied concurrently with your degree program. Students undertake a selection of the following units, based on an individual needs assessment conducted by Yooroang Garang Indigenous Student Support Unit, and depending on the students' course and course load. The average number of hours in the support program is six to eight hours per week for the first two years of enrolment, and one to four hours in the third year.

Admission requirements

Admission to the Aboriginal Health Science Support Program is dependent upon satisfying the eligibility criteria under the Cadigal program. Selection of students under this policy may be based on an interview. All students who are offered a place in an award course under the Cadigal program may participate in the Aboriginal Health Science Support Program during the first three years of enrolment.

Course outline

View semester session codes here.

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
Course ENABHSSP1000: Part-time, 3 years
Students enrol in the following units of study either in Semester 1 or Semester 2. Average student hours: 6-8 hours per week over first two years, 1-4 hours per week over third year.
AHCD1006
Study Skills
4      Semester 1
Semester 2
AHCD1009
Anatomy Support (A)
4      Semester 1
Semester 2
AHCD1010
Anatomy Support (B)
2      Semester 1
Semester 2
AHCD1011
Biological Sciences Orientation
2      Semester 1
Semester 2
AHCD1012
Biological Sciences Support (A)
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
AHCD1013
Biological Sciences Support (B)
3      Semester 1
Semester 2
AHCD1014
Physics Support
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
AHCD1015
Research Methods Support (1)
3      Semester 1
Semester 2
AHCD1016
Professional Studies Support (1A)
2      Semester 1
Semester 2
AHCD1017
Professional Studies Support (1B)
4      Semester 1
Semester 2
AHCD1018
Biomechanics Support (1)
2      Semester 1
Semester 2
AHCD1019
Neurobiology Support
3      Semester 1
Semester 2
AHCD1020
Behavioural Sciences Support (A)
2      Semester 1
Semester 2
AHCD1021
Behavioural Sciences Support (B)
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
AHCD1057
Biological Sciences Support
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
AHCD2008
Biomechanics Support (2)
2      Semester 1
Semester 2
AHCD2009
Professional Studies Support (2)
2      Semester 1
Semester 2
AHCD2011
Research Methods Support (2B)
4      Semester 1
Semester 2