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Changes to the Education Master’s programs for 2015

The Master of Education Leadership and the Master of Religious Education have been reviewed as per normal review cycle and the course rules have been amended to ensure compliance with AQF requirements from January 2015. As such from 2015 these Masters programs will require students to complete 120cp (instead of the current 80cp) to graduate with these awards.

Changes have also been approved to the entry requirements for these courses to take effect from semester two 2014:

The eligibility criteria for admission to the MRED has also been amended to:

  1. Four year Bachelor degree in Education; or
  2. Bachelor degree in an area other than Education and a recognised teaching qualification; or
  3. Bachelor degree in an area other than Education and Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies

The eligibility criteria for admission to the MEDLED have also been amended to:

  1. Four year Bachelor degree in Education; or
  2. Bachelor degree in an area other than Education and a recognised teaching qualification;

Emails are currently being sent to eligible applicants who applied for the relevant Postgraduate Certification, Graduate Certificate and Diploma programs to check if they wish to apply for the Masters course for Semester 2 2014.

New Courses on offer in Semester 2, 2014

The following courses have been approved to open for semester 2, 2014 entry:

  • Graduate Diploma in High Performance Sport
  • Master of High Performance Sport

Details for these courses are on the course browser.

Withdrawn Courses from Semester 1, 2015

The Faculty of Health Sciences have withdrawn the following courses from Semester 1 2015:

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Theology/Bachelor of Social Work

They are also reviewing the Bachelor of Social Work and working on developing a 4 year Bachelor of Social Work to replace the current course however this is yet to go through Academic Board.

All currently deferred students who were made offers in 2013 or 2014 to the Bachelor of Nursing (Mental Health) and Bachelor of Nursing (Practice Leadership) have been contacted via email as these courses have now been discontinued and therefore, deferred applicants will not be able to commence these courses upon their return from deferment.

These students will have the following options:

BACHELOR OF NURSING (MENTAL HEALTH)

  • Option of commencing either the Bachelor of Nursing or the Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Business Administration in lieu of the Bachelor of Nursing (Mental Health).

BACHELOR OF NURSING (PRACTICE LEADERSHIP)

  • Option of commencing either the Bachelor of Nursing or the Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Business Administration in lieu of the Bachelor of Nursing (Practice Leadership).

Students must respond to Admissions with their degree choice by 7 July 2014 and complete a CD form if returning in Semester 1, 2015.

Application Dates for Direct Admissions

30 June 2014

Closing date for course and campus transfers

13 July 2014

Closing date for all applications

31 July 2014

Closing date for all other postgraduate Education programs available by direct application (not via QTAC, UAC or VTAC), and cross-institutional study applications for postgraduate Education units.


Transfers

The process for course transfers is available at http://students.acu.edu.au/251295
Note mid-year transfer applicants close 30 June.

NOTE: there is an item on Course and Campus Transfers in the Staff Bulletin dated 3 July 2014.

Webinars

Tertiary Admission Centre webinars are being held at 2.00pm on 3 July for all Student Centre staff. These short and informative presentations will outline the basic principles of assessment that govern our offer processes, ranks, schedules and the differences between QTAC, VTAC and UAC.

Commencement following deferment forms

All CD forms for Semester 2, 2014 have been processed. If any students believe they have completed this form and it has not been processed, please advise them to contact Admissions.

EAP Video now online

Admissions video entitled Preparing your EAP application has been updated for 2015, embedded on the website this week, and can be viewed at http://www.acu.edu.au/study_at_acu/alternate_entry/early_entry/how_to_apply/.

Student Centre staff: please familiarise yourselves with the steps covered in the video to assist with answering EAP applicant queries.

Overview of information EAP applicants require:

  • Personal email address (not school or work)
  • TAC application number
  • 200 word Statement on their Community Experience (typed, saved, and ready to copy and paste)
  • Referee contact details regarding their Community Experience (Name, Organisation, Position, Email address)
  • Once EAP applicants have gathered the above information they will be able to apply online when EAP applications open 11 August - 20 October.

2014 Mid-Year Applications

Admissions have received-
Direct applications:

1537


Admissions have issued-

Direct offers made:

952

Conditional offers made:

25

Cohort offers made:

155

QTAC offer round

172

UAC mid-year main offer round

370

VTAC mid-year offers

127


Mid Year TAC Offer Rounds:

TAC
2014 MID YEAR OFFER ROUND
DATE

QTAC
Round 321
Thursday, 19 June 2014
Round 322
Thursday, 26 June 2014
Round 323
Thursday, 3 July 2014
Round 324
Thursday, 10 July 2014
Round 325
Thursday, 17 July 2014
VTAC Undergraduate
Round 1
Friday, 20 June 2014
Round 2
Friday, 27 June 2014
Round 3
Friday, 4 July 2014
Round 4
Friday, 18 July 2014
UAC Undergraduate

Main Offer Round
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
July Offer Round 1
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
July Offer Round 2
Wednesday, 16 July 2014

There will be NO mid-year Postgraduate UAC intake this year.


Reminder – Re: Admissions Weekly Team Meetings

Please note that Admissions hold their weekly Team Meeting 10.30-11.30am each Tuesday morning (Qld time). Anyone trying to contact us during this time will need to leave a message and we will reply as soon as possible in due course.

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