Higher Education mini Expo
This weeks Higher Education mini Expo hosted by HEWA and ECU was given rave reviews by those who attended. The expo was held at ECU's Mt Lawley campus in one of their lecture theatres which was filled to capacity with over 130 home edders in attendance. The initial part of this workshop involved presentations from UWA, ECU, Curtin, Notre Dame, Murdoch Universities, Cyril Jackson Senior College, Tuart College and Central Institute (Tafe). All discussed the various paths open to home educators who wish to access higher education. Nearly all faculties offer portfolio entry along with a STAT test. Click here for more detail on STAT testing. STAT testing is available to home ed students who receive a letter of endorsement from their prefered University.
Enrolling in an Enabling Course is another pathway for entry in to university. The only prerequiste for these courses is students must be 17.5 year of age. Most courses are free and involve 6 to 12 months study which can be done online or on campus. Students can register for these courses through the TISC website for courses commencing 1st semester or directly with the relevant university for mid year intakes. Enabling or UniReady course give students a notional ATAR based on their course work and exams. Click here to see contact information for the various universities and senior campuses.
HEWA will be running another of these expo's mid 2015.