Non-award study refers to undertaking a course that doesn't count towards a particular program.
Why study non-award?
To 'Test the Water'
Non-award study is a great way to get a feel for university study. Unlike applying to study an undergraduate degree, you do not:
- have to apply through SATAC
- take a Special Tertiarty Admissions Test (STAT)
- require any formal schooling qualifications.
To Gain Entry into University
If you complete four courses as a non-award student you may apply for admission to an undergraduate program, through SATAC, based on the results of your grades as opposed to sitting a STAT test. You can also count the non-award study (up to 22 units) as credit towards your undergraduate program, where applicable.
You do not have to intend to complete a program to undertake non-award study. You may undertake courses according to your interests without ever applying for a place in a program.
For Professional Development or Further Study
If you have completed previous tertiary study you can choose to undertake non-award studies in any area of the Humanities and Social Sciences for personal or professional development. If you already have a Bachelor Degree you may undertake non-award studies to satisfy the requirements for entry into Honours or another postgraduate qualification.
How do I enrol in Non Award Study?