The three South Australian universities are replacing all existing equity and subject bonus schemes with two new bonus schemes. The new schemes will come in to operation for students studying year 12 in 2015 who apply for entry to studies commencing in the 2016 university academic year and onwards.
The two new schemes are The Universities Equity Scheme and The Universities Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme. The new schemes will be administered by SATAC based on rules provided by the universities.
The Universities Equity Scheme
The Universities Equity Scheme will provide bonuses in two ways; bonuses for all students in certain specified schools and bonuses for individuals in other schools. Eligible students will receive five bonus points in the calculation of their Selection Ranks. The Universities Equity Scheme will apply to all courses and programs offered by the universities.
The Universities Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme
The Universities Language, Literacy and Mathematics Bonus Scheme encourages students to strengthen their preparation for university studies by undertaking a language other than English, or specified English and Mathematics subjects. In this scheme, students will be awarded two points, up to a total maximum of four points, for successfully completing a subject in any of these four categories:
- 1. 20 credits of a LOTE in the Languages Learning area (not including the subject Language and Culture – two 10 credit Australian indigenous language subjects can be paired in lieu of a 20 credit LOTE)
- 2. 2END20 English Studies or 2ECS20 English Communications
- 3. 2MDS20 Mathematical Studies
- 4. 2MSC20 Specialist Mathematics
Successful completion is defined as gaining an Overall Grade of C- or better.
To find out further information about the new bonus point schemes, contact SATAC, alternatively contact the Future Student Enquiries team at UniSA for details.