Cadigal Alternative Entry Program

This program is an admission and support scheme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian's who wish to study at the University of Sydney. The scheme provides entry for both HSC and non HSC applicants into all undergraduate courses at the University of Sydney. Most of the students entering the Faculty through the Cadigal Alternative Entry Program are recent school leavers. A minority are mature aged students who have partially completed an undergraduate degree or have demonstrated a capacity to succeed at University study. At the Faculty of Health Sciences, students who enter the University through the Cadigal Alternative Entry Program are offered academic and cultural support through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Science Support Program.

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Admission Requirements

Under the Cadigal Alternative Entry Program, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are considered under the categories of:

HSC applicants who have completed their HSC or equivalent. Indigenous applicants are eligible for selection with
a lower ATAR score than that required for normal entry.

Non-HSC applicants who are 21 years of age or over and can satisfy one of the following criteria:

- completion of an approved tertiary preparation course relevant to the course applied

- completion or partial completion of an accredited course at a tertiary institution

- demonstrated a capacity to succeed in course work at university level.

How to apply

To apply for entry into an undergraduate program at the Faculty of Health Sciences through the Cadigal Alternative Entry Program an applicant must:

  • lodge a UAC (University Admission Centre) application by the UAC closing date
  • complete and return a Cadigal Alternative Entry Program application form and supporting documents to Yooroang Garang:Indigenous Student Recruitment and Support Unit.

All applicants to the Cadigal Alternative Entry Program will be contacted by Yooroang Garang and non-HSC applicants will be interviewed in December or January each year.

The Cadigal Alternative Entry Program provides entry into all undergraduate courses at the Faculty of Health Sciences.

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