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CQU Start Uni Now (SUN) program 

Western Cape College Senior Students have the opportunity to combine school studies with university studies through the Start Uni Now (SUN) partnership with CQUniversity.  

If you are a high performing student who wants to take on the challenge of tertiary level study, then SUN could be for you! Some of the benefits of starting university early with SUN include:

  • Sneak peek: With SUN you will get an insight into university life and will be better prepared for the transition from high school to university;
  • Direct Entry: You may be eligible to apply for direct entry into an undergraduate degree at CQUniversity (excluding quota managed courses), meaning you will not need to apply and wait for an offer to university through a tertiary admissions centre, eg. QTAC. To be eligible for direct entry, you must: 
  1. ​Pass at least one SUN unit from the undergraduate degree you are applying for,
  2. Meet all the prerequisites of the undergraduate degree you are applying for, and
  3. Show evidence of Year 12 completion (QCE).\
  • QCE Credit: Each SUN unit you successfully complete can be credited towards your Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). 2 QCE credit points are granted for each 6 credit point unit passed. 
  • Affordable: The SUN units are offered at a reduced price which is less than a third of the cost a regular university student pays. As a SUN student you can save anywhere between $900 – $2752 per unit.
  • Credit Transfers: If you enrol as a CQUniversity student after Year 12, you will be eligible to receive a credit transfer for each SUN unit you have passed (providing these SUN units are part of your degree). This means that this unit will count towards your degree, reducing the number of units you need to study when you enter university.

A wide range of CQUniversity units are available through SUN in the areas of:

  • Aviation
  • Business & Accounting
  • Education 
  • Engineering
  • Health
  • Law
  • Music & Creative Arts
  • Medicine
  • Science and Environment
  • Technology
  • Transport