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    Why Study At UNE?

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    Study Options

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    Centre For
    Agribusiness

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    English Language
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    Our Location

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    Our Campus

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    Life At UNE

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    University of New England (UNE) is one of Australia’s oldest universities, and has maintained a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, learning and research for over 81 years.

    The University of New England is well-known for its on-campus experience and its unique residential college system which allow for the perfect balance between excellent academic support and an enjoyable lifestyle. At UNE, we are very proud of continuously receiving outstanding feedback from our students. In the 2020 Good Universities Guide, UNE once again received the maximum five stars from students for graduate satisfaction, student experience and teaching quality.

    UNE is located in Armidale in the beautiful New England region of New South Wales. Our region is renowned for its magnificent gorges, wildlife, waterfalls and countryside, and for the contrasting beauty of its four distinct seasons. UNE has over 20,000 enrolled students with the majority studying their course online. There are over 4,500 students that study on the University’s traditional Armidale campus, including approximately 1,000 international students from over 80 different countries.

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    About the University of new england (UNE)

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    Why Study At UNE?

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    Affordable Lifestyle

    Living and studying in Armidale is comparatively more affordable than in a metropolitan city, but Armidale still has all of the conveniences that you would expect of a regional city.

    Feel Right At Home

    We are lucky to have a richly diverse and multicultural community in Armidale, with many opportunities for international students to get involved in a range of events and activities. The picturesque surrounds and the friendly community make Armidale the ideal location for a university that welcomes students from around Australia and around the world.

    International students are an immensely important part of UNE, and their contributions to academia, sport, music and cultural activities enhance the everyday experiences of the whole UNE community.

    Curriculum Flexibility

    Opportunities to specialise in Finance, Economics, Marketing and Management.

    UNE’s Rural Science tradition

    An internationally recognised reputation for research integrated agriculture and business teaching.

    Opportunities

    Opportunities also exist to undertake practical work experience and to participate in overseas study tours and study exchange programs that value add to the degree.

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    Why Study Agribusiness At UNE?

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    Awards, Results
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    2018 International Student Barometer Results

    The International Student Barometer results for 2018 show that UNE has achieved an overall satisfaction in the above categories.

    Standout results are in the categories of technology, expert teachers,
    social facilities, the on arrival welcome, sporting facilities, the library,
    and research. UNE is ranked either 1 or 2 in Australia in these areas and
    many others.

    *Percentage indicated is the overall average score, rankings are from the Regional Universities
    Network (RUN).

    2020 Good Universities Guide

    For the 14th year in a row, the University of New England (UNE) has earned the top five-star rating from the Good Universities Guide (GUG) for the quality of our student experience. In related rankings, GUG ranked UNE as the State’s top university for Student Support and Teaching Quality. UNE’s graduates also have the State’s highest starting salary upon entering the workforce, and the University has the highest proportion of “first in family” commencements.

    Online University Rankings List

    Online Study Australia has ranked UNE number one in their national list of Australia’s best online universities. UNE also ranked in the top three for our Arts, Business, Education, Law, and Science courses specifically.

    Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

    ERA is a comprehensive evaluation of all research produced in Australian universities. It is administered by the Australian Research Council (ARC) approximately every three years. ERA rankings are informed by a range of quality indicators, such as citation impact and expert peer review.
    A complete list of UNE’s results is available from the ARC website.

    Awards, Results And Ratings

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    Agribusiness

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    Bachelor of Agribusiness

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    Bachelor of Agribusiness

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    Bachelor of Agribusiness with Honours

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    Bachelor of Agribusiness with Honours

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    Bachelor of Agricultural
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    Bachelor of Agricultural
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    Bachelor of Agriculture/
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    Bachelor of Agribusiness

    CRICOS: 032710E | Duration: 3 Years | Commencement: March, June

    OVERVIEW

    This course provides a solid grounding in agricultural knowledge and applied business skills, as well as practical work experience that ensures a multidimensional understanding of agribusiness. Majors are available in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Marketing and Management, Rural Science and Technology and Data Analytics. Career opportunities include positions in rural lending and investment, farm products merchandising, rural politics, stockbroking, public accounting, small and medium enterprise management and government departments such as trade and industry.

    MAJORS

    Accounting Finance Rural Science
    Economics Marketing and Management Technology and Data Analytics

    Minimum Entry Requirements

    Candidates must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 qualification or an overseas equivalent. It is recommended that they have previously studied mathematics. Candidates must also meet the University’s English Language Requirements for Admission.

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    Bachelor of Agribusiness With Honours

    CRICOS: 050061F | Duration: 1 Year | Commencement: March, June

    OVERVIEW

    Students with above average grades are encouraged to undertake a fourth year of advanced study in their specialised stream, leading to the degree of Bachelor of Agribusiness with Honours. This course is designed to allow well-qualified graduates to extend their studies in areas of agribusiness, either to improve their career prospects or to proceed to higher degree studies.

    Minimum Entry Requirements

    Candidates must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 qualification or an overseas equivalent. It is recommended that they have previously studied mathematics. Candidates must also meet the University’s English Language Requirements for Admission.

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    Bachelor of Agricultural and Resource Economics

    CRICOS: 055701E | Duration: 4 Years | Commencement: March, June

    OVERVIEW

    Demand for agricultural business professionals continues to grow. The Bachelor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UNE is the longest-running agricultural and resource economics degree in Australia.

    Through the study of agricultural and resource economics you will gain an understanding of the key challenges and trade-offs confronting business, government and the community at large. You will develop the knowledge, skills and attributes required for high-level problem solving and economic decision making across a diverse range of agricultural and natural resource issues such as food safety and security, natural resource depletion, climate change, sustainability and increasing globalisation and integration of agricultural and food networks.

    Minimum Entry Requirements

    Candidates must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 qualification or an overseas equivalent. It is recommended that they have previously studied mathematics. Candidates must also meet the University’s English Language Requirements for Admission.

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    Bachelor of Agriculture/bachelor of business

    CRICOS: 061313M | Duration: 4 Years | Commencement: March, June

    OVERVIEW

    This combined program offers graduates the opportunity to pursue careers in agriculture and business-related areas. Students can achieve disciplinary depth as well as the breadth of learning expected in agriculture and business degrees. This combined program provides the opportunity to study in areas such as animal production systems and products, crop and pasture management, animal health and welfare, feedlot management, cotton crop protection, grains crop protection, poultry and sheep production, business information technology, micro and macroeconomics, economic perspectives of environment and food, farm and resource management, agribusiness marketing, commodity markets and banking and finance.

    Students can choose from four majors: Accounting; Agribusiness; Marketing; and International Business. The Accounting major enables students to receive Professional Body Entry into CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), or the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).

    Minimum Entry Requirements

    Candidates must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 qualification or an overseas equivalent. It is recommended that they have previously studied mathematics. Candidates must also meet the University’s English Language Requirements for Admission.

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    Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness (Online)

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    Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness (Online)

    Duration: 0.5 Years | Commencement: March, June, September

    OVERVIEW

    Demand for agribusiness professionals continues to grow. This course provides students with the opportunity to enhance or develop their competencies in key multi-disciplinary agribusiness content areas. It is designed for both candidates with an agribusiness background wishing to enhance their skills and candidates seeking to gain employment in the agribusiness sector.

    Minimum Entry Requirements

    Applicants must hold an AQF Level 7 qualification or have at least three years relevant work experience. Applicants admitted with at least three years relevant work experience must submit a Statement of Service from an employer.

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    Pathways

    UNE offers two pathways to International Students to enrol in the course of their choice. The option you choose will depend on your prior study and experience and the degree that you wish to study. For those that wish to develop their English language proficiency and study skills for tertiary study in Australia, we offer the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) course.

    For those who intend to study at an Australian university for the first time, or those who wish to update their study and English language skills prior to commencing undergraduate or postgraduate study, we offer the Introductory Academic Program (IAP). Some courses at UNE have higher language requirements than others, check their entry requirements for more details.

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    English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

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    As a farmer-owned company relying on the innovation, Brisbane-based
    organic beef company OBE Organic is looking for a special dynamism in its new recruits. “OBE has taken on three new graduates since 2014, and without it being intentional, all three have been from the University of New England;’ OBE Business Planning and Improvement Manager, Andrew Blinco said.

    “They have all had pastoral experience, all have some commercial knowledge, and all been on overseas study tours to places like China.That means they are ready to hit the ground running, and that’s exactly what we need. OBE’s market environment is constantly changing which means the company does not want graduates locked into a particular way of thinking. The markets we operate in are highly dynamic at all points along the supply chain:’ Mr Blinco said.

    “The trade environment is always shifting as countries change policies and tariffs. We need people able to work in this very fluid environment, and graduates out of UNE have demonstrated those skills.’ OBE does not provide a learning curve - it is more like a deep plunge.

    Sarah Cameron, who joined OBE in 2014 while still finishing her Agribusiness degree at UNE, is now Sales and Production Executive for the United States and the Middle East.

    Lizzie McClymont, another Rural Science graduate, has been with the company for two months. She is on the training run-way before being launched into the front line in coming months.

    Sarah Cameron agrees that UNE’s emphasis on taking students out of the classroom is essential preparation for the workforce.

    “It means that you get a realistic understanding of the work environment, because you do real-life learning;’ Miss Cameron said.

    “When we learned about farm planning, we went to a real farm and did our planning based on real conditions. When we were taught about emerging markets we were given the opportunity to go there and see how these markets looked first-hand. Classroom learning is necessary to introduce you to new concepts, but seeing how those concepts work in the real world is where the learning happens.’

    Work ready graduates from UNE with their practical, adaptable
    and excellent understanding of agricultural production and marketing are in high demand with agricultural organisations around the world.

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    Employment
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    Job Focused Resource

    Career Harvest is an online hub that allows students to discover inspiring careers within the Food and Fibre industries.

    Whether they are interested in feeding the world, adapting to climate change, developing the environment or managing future energy sources, this site helps create clearer pathways so they can harvest a global career.

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    Career Paths

    • Commodity Trading
    • Communication, Promotion and Public Relations
    • Education and Extension
    • Food & Beverage Products and Processing
    • Supply chain management
    • Finance, Banking, Insurance and Real Estate
    • Government departments,
    • Policy and Legal
    • Input Supply
    • Retail
    • Cooperative and Related Crop Services
    • Produce and Produce Related Services
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    A Network of People, Research, Industry and Government

    The Centre brings together the best people from the academic sector, industry professionals and our future leaders together to answer some big questions about our planet’s future.

    Future food and fibre

    The products, processes, markets and governments of the future are predictable and able to be influenced. This presents unprecedented opportunities for agribusiness. The Centre leads agribusiness in identifying and understanding that future and defining the paths towards it.

    Commercialisation

    The World has no shortage of technologies with which to address the opportunities and challenges of the future. Many of them await commercial application and uptake by agribusiness stakeholders. The Centre helps industry to recognise and apply technologies, as well as the sustainable business models needed to employ them to good effect.

    Value chain information

    Recent technological advances centre on information by way of measurement, recording, transmission, analysis, sharing and dissemination. Agribusiness is

    more affected by these developments than any other industry, but less equipped than most to benefit from it. The Centre leads, guides and analyses information flows for a better agribusiness industry.

    Building Future Capability - Reimagining Data

    The Centre for Agribusiness boasts access to a wide scope of significant
    data - we’re eager to share this information with you, facilitating development in your workplace as well as looking at ways to evolve business practices.

    The Centre can assist in a variety of ways:

    Decision support – we package research results to be utilised as excellent
    tools for hands on, applicable interpretation by industry, organisations and individuals.

    Skills and capacities – the Centre connects you to talented, dynamic teachers from industry and key research areas. Focused on ensuring the continued success of your business, we work with you to deliver university quality short courses for your team.

    Policy – we have the collective expertise to identify costs and benefits of change, and are here to facilitate excellent communication of
    evidence-based results to decision makers for real impact.

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    We Are a Regional Business Incubator

    Imagine having a framework of administrative and business support around your new or SME business while it grows. Imagine working within a network of other professionals a few months, years or decades on from where you are now.

    The UNE SMART Region Incubator is friendly, focused and connected space built to join regional businesses with growth potential together with academic business research, business mentors, corporate and community partners. New businesses come here to work hard, build smart, fail well and pivot fast.

    We Are Innovating Agtech Across Regional Australia

    We’ve been growing an ecosystem from a rich history of agriculture leadership since before Agtech was cool. Access deep data-connections from the University of New England, plant a breakthrough sensor in the UNE SMART Farm – or pivot, and work with others on humanity’s survival tools for next century. We are breathing challenges like these and need your creativity and innovation, outside of the city limits – where good air, fresh data and bold ideas live.

    We Are Founders, Mentors & Innovation Partners

    It all starts with Founders. Fresh Start-ups, grow into Established SMEs. If you want to be part of the community, but can’t relocate, join us as an Affiliate Founder. There’s a place for you at the UNE SMART Region Incubator.

    Mentors guide Founders through their growth journey. Old hands and domain experts from business and academia. We’re always on the look-out for more Mentors; connect with us, and help Founders build their business while you excel yours.

    Innovation Partners give back time and opportunities. They keep their eyes on the bigger picture and keep Founders and Mentors on track. Bring your Corporate opportunities or your community connections. Engage other members with your network; tap into theirs.

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    UNE Business School’s research focus is shaped by space and place, UNE’s international reputation in applied agricultural research and our commitment to solving complex problems in rural and regional Australia. Located in a regional community, we understand the value of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to local economies, and the importance of understanding the foundations for regional development. In applying our disciplinary skills we seek to deliver practical, commercial and sustainable benefits to our regional, national and global stakeholders.

    We have a dynamic and active research culture with a strong record of scholarly publications, research grants and postgraduate completions. We collaborate with prominent industry players and leading researchers both nationally and internationally. We deliver research that enables better business practice and public policy in Australia and internationally.

    We have a strong record of cross-disciplinary research, both within the School and in collaboration with UNE colleagues in Environmental and Rural Sciences, Law, Geography, Psychology, Health, Education and ICT to addressing UNE’s thematic research priorities of:

    • Australia’s future food and water security: smart science, smart technology
    • Climate change and environmental sustainability protecting biodiversity, effective policies
    • Our communities, our neighbours: regional and rural development, sustainability, prosperity and peace.
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  • Teaching experience

    Our courses are taught by highly qualified English language teachers, experienced in understanding your individual learning needs. Our programs
    will help prepare you for further study at UNE, and give you the skills and knowledge you'll need to understand how to be successful at your new university.

    Learning support

    The ELC provides a stimulating learning environment for students, with excellent resources and high academic standards. Our teachers are dedicated to helping you reach your goals, and will provide ongoing support and guidance throughout your studies.

    Unique on-campus experience

    Our students appreciate the friendly and caring learning environment of the ELC. Our staff know every student by name, and are always happy to provide assistance, both inside the classroom and beyond. While at the ELC, you'll also be part of a supportive international student network and have the opportunity to meet with native English speakers during our popular lunch-time conversation sessions.

    Flexible Intakes

    Our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program has four main intake dates throughout the year, along with three additional entry dates for those needing different starting times.

    Student success

    An impressive 95% of all ELC students are successful in moving into their chosen UNE program. And, when compared with other international students entering UNE, our students are shown to be better equipped to start their university degree right from day one.

    Accredited courses

    We offer quality, accredited English language courses that focus on your individual learning needs. Our courses are recognised by the external Quality Assurance entity NEAS (National English Language Training Accreditation Scheme) as being of the highest academic and pastoral standards.

    Services and facilities

    At the ELC, we pride ourselves on our commitment to all students across both academic and pastoral issues. With state-of-the-art teaching technology in every classroom, we'll provide you with the best possible education experience.

    From the ELC Orientation Day onwards, you'll have full access to all UNE services and facilities, including career advice, counselling, sporting facilities, the Dixson library, security and IT.

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    Why Study English At The ELC?

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    ELC Courses
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    English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

    CRICOS: 083280M | Duration: 8 Months | Commencement: January, April, July & October

    OVERVIEW

    The EAP course is designed for those who wish to develop their English language proficiency and study skills for tertiary study in Australia. Upon successful completion of the course, students who meet the academic requirements may be eligible for direct entry into The University of New England. This course is also useful for students who wish to improve their English language skills to an advanced level, but do not necessarily want to undertake further study.

    The EAP course aims to develop skills and strategies in speaking and understanding English in academic and informal social/community contexts, reading and writing English for academic and general communication purposes, using study resources for library research and computing. The EAP course also aims to extend learners’ awareness of cross-cultural differences and of how to use language appropriately to negotiate these differences.

    Minimum Entry Requirements

    Applicants must have completed secondary school, have completed some English studies at secondary school and be of university entrance age (17 years and above). For IELTS requirements, tap here.

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    Introductory Academic Program (IAP)

    CRICOS: 076006K | Duration: 4 Weeks | Commencement: January, May

    OVERVIEW

    The IAP is designed for those who intend to study at an Australian university for the first time, or those who wish to update their study and English language skills prior to commencing undergraduate or postgraduate study. This course is also ideal for students who meet university entry requirements or who have accepted a place at university in Australia, and require study assistance to meet their academic goals.

    The IAP course is conducted over four weeks and aims to develop skills and strategies in academic reading and writing skills, academic presentation and participation skills, library and research skills, basic computer skills for study purposes, and orientation to Australian University teaching and learning practices.

    Additional units are available in note-taking skills and Australian culture and society. Ongoing assessment is carried out during the course, with final assessments occurring at the end of the course. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion at the conclusion of the course.

    Minimum Entry Requirements

    Candidates must provide proof of meeting the standard entry requirements for Australian University.

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    Language Study Tours

    CRICOS: 01397K | Duration: 2-8 Weeks | Commencement: All Year

    OVERVIEW

    The English Language Centre (ELC) offer Language Study Tours that allow students to experience first-hand the Australian culture and way of life.

    Our Language Study Tours provide you with the opportunity to further study and practice your English during your stay, a safe and friendly environment, both on campus and in homestay, experienced coordinators and teachers, who will understand your needs while in Australia, and 24 hour support from UNE members of staff.

    We organise tours for: groups travelling within Australia; overseas groups wanting to combine a tour with English language study; and international students studying at UNE.

    Our available study tours include:

    • English and Australian Cultural Experience
    • English and Early-Childhood Teaching Experience

    Please contact the International Office for VISA information; you may be able to study up to 16 weeks of English with a Visitor or Working Holiday visa.

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    ELC EVENTS

    At the English Language Centre (ELC), we believe in a healthy
    study-life balance. That's why we encourage our students to join in on some of the many festivities Armidale has to offer. The diverse local community provides a variety of opportunities for you to take part. One such event is the Armidale Autumn Festival, a colourful parade bringing together dozens of local clubs, schools and groups. The traditional clothing of our students adds to the richness of the event.

    Through events like these, we aim to encourage greater communication and interaction amongst our students, UNE and the wider community.

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    Armidale is a sophisticated city that provides high quality education – and without peak-hour traffic. The city is host to countless cafes, restaurants, theatres, sports facilities, music venues, clubs, and more.

    Armidale is the perfect launching pad for your adventures into the rest of Australia. It’s very conveniently located with efficient bus and train services to ensure you have access to every point of interest in the state of New South Wales and beyond.

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    Experience iconic Sydney attractions such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Tower, plus discover popular destinations in and around the Sydney region from Bondi Beach and Manly through to the spectacular World Heritage listed Blue Mountains region.

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    New South Wales (NSW) lies on the east coast of Australia and borders three states; Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south and South Australia to the west. Sydney, the NSW state capital, is the largest city in Australia. NSW has a diverse population and is the most populous state in Australia – home to 7.5 million people. If you would like to explore the state during study breaks, you will find there are lots of wonderful trips to choose from. Visit beautiful beaches, explore world heritage sites, enjoy family activities and have an adventure.

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    In Australia, you’ll find some of the most unique landscapes in the world. Tucked inside the dense wilderness and wide-open frontiers lie enticing natural phenomena formed over millions of years.

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    Getting To Campus

    Drive

    Armidale is on the New England Highway, which is the excellent inland route between Sydney and Brisbane. Driving time from Sydney or Brisbane is around 5.5 to 6.5 hours (depending on your route) and less than 3 hours from the coast. Plan your trip with Google Maps, here.

    Fly

    QANTAS has several flights to and from Armidale each day. Budget for between $450 and $750 return from Sydney depending on availability and how early you book.Regional Express provides three services a day from Sydney to Armidale, from as little as $104 one way. Fly Corporate now flies 12 times per week between Brisbane and Armidale, from $149 one way.

    Train

    Countrylink provides discounts on rail travel to Armidale. You can expect pay around $100 return from Sydney with your discount. The Countrylink service includes the Central Coast, Newcastle, Muswellbrook, Singleton and Tamworth. You’ll be required to show your student card.

    Bus

    New England Coaches also operate services to Brisbane and the North Coast including Coffs Harbour, Kempsey and Port Macquarie. Edwards Coaches operate extensive services in the Armidale and Uralla areas.

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    The UNE campus is situated on 74 hectares of heritage parklands, overlooking the beautiful city of Armidale, and is one of the most beautiful campuses in Australia. All classes, residences and recreational facilities are within easy walking distance from each other. Anywhere on campus,

    UNE is proud that students from more than 70 nations study on campus, creating a multicultural atmosphere. The campus is well equipped with first rate sporting facilities, shops, restaurant, cafés, medical centre, childcare, a post office and ATM facilities. In addition to excellent study facilities, UNE provides an environment that encourages the creation of lifelong friendships.

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    About Our Campus

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    Booloominbah

    The University of New England, Australia’s first regional university, is built around one of the nation’s most magnificent country houses, Booloominbah - one of the many buildings designed by John Horbury Hunt and now listed by the National Trust. UNE graduates have indelible memories of graduation ceremonies on the lawns of Booloominbah overlooked by this masterpiece of nineteenth-century domestic architecture. Find out more here.

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    Dixson Library

    The University Library includes Dixson Library, the Law Library, the UNE Archives and Heritage Centre, as well as the Library’s virtual presence on the Internet. For more information go to the university webpage.

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    Cafés And Restaurants

    UNE has numerous places across campus to eat and drink. Our cafés, including Café Life, are a great place for lunch, snacks or an espresso coffee during the day The ‘stro is an on-campus Bistro open for lunch service every day. The Brasserie and Courtyard Café are located in the historic Booloominbah homestead. Relax with coffee and cake or enjoy excellent food for breakfast or lunch throughout the year at Booloominbah.

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    SportUNE

    Considered one of the best university sporting precincts, SportUNE offers students and the wider community a great range of on-campus sporting facilities, including swimming, rock climbing, soccer, yoga, archery, hockey and basketball. Find out more about Sport at UNE.

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    Advocacy And Welfare

    A student service that offers independent advice and assistance with most problems that you may be experiencing. Find out more here.

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    Off-Campus Medical Centre

    Located in Armidale city, the UNE Medical Centre is located within the Tablelands Clinical School building, adjacent to Armidale Hospital in Butler St. The centre is open to students, staff and the community.International students are able to access this facility and use their Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for a number of different health services.

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    Natural History Museum

    The UNE Natural History Museum is a library of life; a place of activity, interaction and discovery. It serves as a reminder that there is no surrogate for real things. The most sophisticated computer graphics cannot replace the sense of wonder that comes with viewing the still remains of real animals, in all their extraordinary variety. Find out more here.

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    Smart Farms

    UNE SMART Farms are valuable resources that enable UNE researchers and their industry and community partners to conduct world-class activities that encompass Sustainable, Manageable, Accessible, Rural Technologies (SMART). Made up of eight properties covering 3,820 hectares, the UNE SMART Farms are diverse and valuable teaching and research resources.

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    UNE Sydney

    UNE Sydney is much more than a study centre. It’s an innovative learning hub, and cornerstone of UNE’s online teaching vision. It provides a flexible and open learning environment in the heart of Parramatta, in addition to course offerings in the Business and Health study areas. Find out more here.

    Facilities

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    UNE Sydney is much more than a study centre. It’s an innovative learning hub, and cornerstone of UNE’s online teaching vision. It provides a flexible and open learning environment in the heart of Parramatta.

    The centre enables students to balance study, social, work, and family needs, provides the most advanced relevant technology delivery platform, opens access to learning to anyone, anywhere, anytime, and facilitates interaction
    and collaboration with the best of the world’s teaching resources.

    There are tutorial rooms and quiet study areas for students wishing to have meetings or for those who would like to do some reading and research.

    UNE Sydney delivers innovation in delivery of course content, student support, open access to facilitate local small group collaboration, access to telecommuting technology enabling participation in lectures, flexible 1:1 tutoring or course advice, course administration (such as assignment submission), and other student administrative services.

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    Clubs And Societies

    There are a number of University-affiliated clubs and societies which provide students with the opportunity to develop skills, participate in new activities, and meet new people.

    For a comprehensive list of University-affiliated clubs which are available to join, please refer to the Clubs Search and Sports Clubs Search pages.

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    SportUNE

    SportUNE is considered one of the best university sporting precincts in Australia, offering variety, flexibility and a range of new facilities and services. With everything from a fitness and strength building gym, racket courts and regular fitness classes through to organised sporting clubs that offer team sports throughout the seasons; SportUNE has something for everyone. We offer you a friendly and relaxed atmosphere 7 days a week and cater to people of all ages and fitness levels.SportUNE can help you achieve a more balanced, healthier and happier lifestyle through our variety of programs and the support of our highly qualified instructors. Call in, check out our new facilities and discuss your fitness goals with our friendly staff. For students passionate about sport, there are several UNE teams that compete in regional competition for sports such as Netball and Rugby Union. This may also lead to the opportunity to compete in the Northern and Australian University Games representing UNE. Whatever your interest level, there is always a chance to get involved and make the most of your time at UNE.

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    Social

    Sharing your living experience at university is the foundation on which friendships are built that will last a lifetime. A balanced and healthy social life is a key part of life within a UNE College. Throughout the year you will have the opportunity to attend a number of social functions, both at your college and within the University community. These functions include themed parties held in college, formal dinners, barbecues, trivia nights, and the annual College Ball. Your elected representatives manage many of these functions from Orientation to the end of the year and make sure there is plenty of chance for you to get to know your fellow residents. While these organised events are always welcoming and there will always be someone to go with, nothing is compulsory. If you would prefer a quiet night in, there are always common rooms available to watch movies or play cards with friends. Your college organises several formal dinners during the year, which all residents are expected to attend in formal attire or academic gown. These formal dinners promote the successes of the College in academic, sporting or community service endeavours and are important events in celebrating the tradition and heritage of the colleges.

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    Student Support

    UNE International provides airport reception (in Armidale) and an orientation program. Support services include English language and study skills programs, health cover assistance, family support and advice, visa renewals and work permits, welfare and advisory services, student clubs and societies, accommodation assistance and places of religious worship (including a mosque where students can purchase Halal food). There is also a number of libraries on the campus.

    UNE Disability and Carer Support

    The UNE Special Needs Office offers practical assistance and advice to students, who may be affected by an injury, long illness, disability, learning difficulties or other health condition, as well as for students, who are carers of family members with a disability.

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    Academic Support

    Online

    All UNE students can now access the Studiosity service for free. Studiosity makes personalized learning support available to students when they need it, 24/7.

    One-On-One

    One-on-one support is available in relation to assignment writing and/or referencing.

    Exam Preparation

    Exam prep workshops provide students with strategies to prepare for exams, and strategies to use during your exam to improve your chances
    of success.

    Library Skills

    Learn how to get the most out of UNE’s library facilities to help success in your studies.

    Software Support

    Learn how to get the most out of UNE’s library facilities to help success in your studies.

    • Microsoft Office 365 – full version
    • Endnote – maintaining references
    • Sophos – Anti-virus software
    • Windows 10 – free upgrade
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    Life At UNE Sydney

    UNE Sydney provides a physical presence and virtual connection for students studying at UNE in Western Sydney.

    Each trimester, students can participate in workshops in academic writing, referencing and studying at UNE, academic writing for post-graduate (research) students, and examination preparation for all students. At the beginning of every trimester the UNE Sydney Student Support Team present a ‘Getting Started’ Orientation session for new students.

    Staff members are available to assist prospective students with enquiries and provide assistance with the admission and enrolment processes, as well as providing support for current students with any queries or assistance they may require.

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    UNE remains one of the few universities in Australia to provide the complete on-campus experience combining affordability, student support and social life. Graduates consistently rate living at UNE as being ‘an affordable lifestyle, priceless experience’. UNE’s Residential System gives students the benefit of academic, social and personal support networks and a rich tradition of vibrant inter-college competitions in sporting and cultural activities. UNE’s residential accommodation consists of eight colleges, including six traditional college residences, a village of self-contained units and the modern studio apartments at Wright College, complete with private kitchen and bathroom facilities.

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    If you would prefer to live off-campus, UNE Life Advocacy & Welfare can help you find shared accommodation, private board, and local rentals in Armidale. Shared living arrangements are a great way to save money, meet new friends and be involved in an environment where you are able to socialise and learn at the same time. In considering off-campus living you should take into account the terms of tenancy agreements including costs such as power, water and communications as well as transport arrangements to and from campus. For detailed information and advice regarding renting and shared accommodation visit the Tenants NSW website.

    Please note that there is a higher demand for housing in Armidale during the 4-6 weeks before Trimester commencement, therefore you should take into account the time it may take to find suitable accommodation. Other factors that need to be considered when renting include the costs of bond (equal to 4 weeks rent), furniture, electricity and other household running costs. For an approximate guide on rental costs in Armidale visit realestate.com.au or domain.com.au.

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    Living Costs

    Migration regulations in Australia require international students to show evidence that they can contribute to the cost of living and studying in Australia. This helps to ensure students are able to make the most of their studies and have a safe and enjoyable experience in Australia. While international students are able to supplement their income with money earned through part-time work in Australia, the ‘living costs’ requirement helps to support the success of students in their studies by ensuring that they don’t have to rely on such work to meet all their expenses.

    From 1 July 2016, the basic rate of living costs under the Migration regulations increased. Under these regulations prospective student visa applicants and their family members must have access to the following funds to meet the living costs requirements:

    • A$20,290 a year for the main student;
    • A$7,100 a year for the student’s partner;
    • A$3,040 a year for child.

    Students must demonstrate that the funds they are relying upon to meet the costs of studying in Australia will be genuinely available to them during their stay in Australia. The figures above are indicative only and costs can vary significantly depending on where you live in Australia. You should be prepared in case your living costs are greater than the indicated figures. For more information visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

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    Complete Your Application

    1.

    All international students applying to study a coursework program at UNE must complete the online International Student Admission Application. Students can complete the application online.

    All International students applying to study a Higher Degree by Research, such as a PhD, must complete the International HDR Candidature Application Form. The form is available online.

    Applicants who wish to apply through one of UNE’s authorised agents can locate their nearest agent online.

    Applicants should ensure that they submit certified copies of transcripts of all relevant previous studies including proof of completion; photo page from passport or other birth record; and evidence of English language proficiency and any other documentation requested in the application.

    If documents are in a language other than English, an officially certified English translation of each document must be provided together with certified copies of the original documents.

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    Receiving Your Enrolment Offer

    2.

    UNE will assess the completed application. If the application is academically successful, a conditional or unconditional Offer of Admission will be issued together with an International Offer Guide, which contains all information relevant to an applicant accepting their offer.

    If the applicant is from a country deemed to be high risk from an immigration perspective, then they must undergo additional assessment to determine they meet Genuine Student (GS), Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) and financial evidence requirements.

    Their Offer of Admission will be conditional upon successfully completing the GTE assessment and they must complete an additional International Student Application for GTE and submit further documentation required by this form.

    UNE will notify applicants if they have met the GTE condition or not. Applicants must not pay any tuition fees prior to receiving formal, written advice that they have successfully passed the GTE assessment.

    The University will advise students in writing if their application is unsuccessful. You may be eligible for a scholarship. Find out more here.

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    Your Confirmation of enrolment and Paying Tuition fees

    3.

    When UNE International receives the completed offer acceptance documents and the required tuition fees from students intending to study on campus, it will process the payment and issue the
    Confirmation of Enrolment (COE). The COE is the form required to apply for a student visa.

    If your admission application is not successful, UNE will advise you in writing.

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    Apply for Your Student Visa

    4.

    International Students intending to study full-time on-campus at UNE will need to obtain a student visa. The Department of Home Affairs website has comprehensive information on applying for a student visa to study in Australia, including application forms. Please note that student visas granted to International Students for their study in Australia have conditions attached. These are outlined in detail on the DHA website and students’ obligations are also outlined in the International Offer Guide issued with the Offer of Admission.

    Students should regularly check the DHA website for updated information and changes to legislation and processing arrangements affecting their intention to study in Australia on a student visa.

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    Prepare for your arrival at UNE

    5.

    Upon being granted their student visa, students should make travel arrangements includingapplying online for accommodation.

    For more information about planning your journey to UNE, tap here.

    Students should advise UNE International of their travel arrangements and request airport or railway station reception as instructed in the International Offer Guide.

    After arriving in Armidale, on-campus students should arrive and attend the International Student Orientation and Enrolment after which they will commence their formal course at UNE.

    For more information about your first time arriving at UNE, tap here.

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    International students commencing at the University of New England (UNE) in 2020 may be eligible for a tuition fee scholarship of AUD$5,000. The scholarships are available for both the Armidale and Sydney campuses. They are limited, so eligible students should apply as soon as possible.

    Armidale

    The Accommodation Scholarship is open to International students commencing studies at the University of New England’s Armidale campus in Trimester 1 or 2 2020. The scholarship offer includes annual accommodation fees up to $11,000, a fully furnished residential college room, utility costs, free internet and Wi-Fi access, campus security 24 hours, 7 days per week, dedicated Residential Student Support, free airport or train station transfer within Armidale and residential orientation, activities, and special events such as Residential Wellness Week. International students may be eligible for one of 10 tuition fee scholarships with the English Language School if they are studying the English for Academic Purposes course in 2020.

    Sydney

    International students may be eligible for a tuition fee scholarship of $3,000 for the Master of Health Management course, in addition to one of 40 $5,000 scholarships in Trimester 1 or 2 2020.

    Postgraduate Research SCholarships

    UNE offers a number of substantial research scholarships to postgraduate students studying research-based degrees including discipline specific research, targeted research projects and others that have a broader eligibility criteria.

    UNE International Postgraduate Research Award (IPRA)

    The UNE International Postgraduate Research Award (UNE IPRA) scholarship is offered to outstanding international candidates who wish to enrol in a research degree at UNE. The UNE IPRA provides a stipend per annum, course tuition fees and single Standard Overseas Health Insurance.

    English For Academic Purposes (EAP)

    UNE has a limited number of EAP Scholarships available to help students meet the English language requiremements for admission to the Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry). View Terms and Conditions here.

    How to Apply

    Each of our scholarships requires you to provide specific information as part of the application process that will demonstrate your eligibility for the scholarship. Find out more here.

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    Annual course fees only cover the cost of tuition. They do not include other expenses associated with university study such as books, accommodation and living expenses. For students successful in gaining admission to study at UNE, the Offer of Admission will list the exact tuition fees a student is required to pay to accept the offer. The Offer of Admission will also list other fees payable including compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover for on campus students.

    Tuition Protection Service (TPS)

    The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) is an Australian Government initiative to assist international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study. The aim of this protection is to ensure that students receive the tuition they have paid for or, as a last resort, a refund of unspent tuition fees.

    The legislation sets out what happens when an education provider or an international student defaults (i.e., when a provider fails to start or finish providing a course to a student, or a student fails to start or finish a course with a provider). The TPS provides a flexible and streamlined approach to student placement and refund arrangements in the event a defaulting provider does not meet its refund obligations under the ESOS Act. Students will be given an active role in selecting a suitable placement options through an online information service. Where a student does not access a placement through the placement facility provided by the TPS Director, the student may be eligible for a refund of their unspent tuition fees from the TPS Director.

    Students will be eligible for a refund of the unused portion of any prepaid tuition fees (i.e. tuition for which you have paid but which has not yet been delivered) rather than a full refund, in recognition of the fact that you may obtain credit for the study already completed.

    International students should be familiar with the UNE Refund of Tuition Fees Policy.

    Further information about the TPS can be obtained from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training.

    Refund of Tuition Fees

    The University of New England’s Refund of Tuition Fees Policy is based upon, and is in accordance with, the National Code of Practice for Registered Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students (the National Code), the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act 2000) and Education Services for Overseas Student Regulations 2001 (ESOS Regulations 2001). This policy applies to all International Students studying on-campus or by distance regardless of the person actually paying the fees.

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    Overseas Student
    Health Cover (OSHC)

    International Students and their dependents are required to purchase private health insurance, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as a condition of their student visa. UNE currently has a Preferred Provider Agreement with Bupa Australia OSHC, to facilitate the provision of OSHC for International Students.

    Bupa Australia OSHC pays the cost of most medical and hospital treatment students may require while studying in Australia. The current cost of Overseas Student Health Cover and further information about what is covered is available online.

    Cover for the student and all dependents for the entire length of the student visa must be arranged prior to the student visa being granted. Students should note that it is a condition of their student visa to maintain the currency of their OSHC for the duration of their visa.

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    Simplified Student
    Visa Framework
    (SSVF)

    The Australian Government’s SSVF is designed to make the process of applying for a Student visa simpler for genuine students. Under the SSVF, each education provider registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) is allocated an immigration risk rating by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. This risk rating is based on the immigration risk outcomes of the provider’s international students over a twelve month period. Likewise, an immigration risk rating is allocated to each country. The combination of these two risk ratings is used to guide the level of financial capacity and English language proficiency and related documentation that students will need to provide with their Student visa application.

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    ESOS Framework

    International Students who are intending to study on-campus in Australia should be aware that Australia’s laws promote quality education and consumer protection. These laws are known as the ESOS Framework and they include the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000 and the National Code.

    For further information about the ESOS Framework, students should refer to the Australian Government’s International Education website.

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