Indigenous HSC Camp and Other Programs Koori Centre INDIGENOUS HSC ENRICHMENT CAMP Indigenous HSC Enrichment Camp Application and associated forms are available on the Koori Centre Web site at www.koori.usyd.edu.au. If you are unable to access a computer to get the application and associated forms please fill in this section and return it to the Koori Centre so we can forward you an application and place your name on our data base to receive regular updates. What year will you be sitting your HSC? Would you like to attend the HSC camp? YES / NO STUDENT DETAILS Surname First Names Date of Birth ADDRESS DETAILS Street Town Postcode Telephone Mobile SCHOOL DETAILS Name Street Town Postcode Telephone Fax INDIGENOUS HSC ENRICHMENT CAMP The Indigenous HSC Enrichment Camp is run annually during the first week of the July school holidays for Year 12 students completing their HSC. (Students doing HSC preliminary courses will not be accepted.) The Koori Centre is committed to assisting and supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Year 12 students who wish to obtain a UAI for university entrance; and to inspiring and encouraging Indigenous students to accomplish a high level of achievement and ultimately the possibility of a university degree and more employment opportunities. Students attending the Camp will be provided with: q Intensive tuition in a selection of subjects, and key areas of the syllabus q Reviews of past exam papers q The skills to understand the language used in questions in order to respond appropriately q Academic skills which will include memory technique, note- taking, essay writing, referencing, skim reading, goal setting, time management q Links with other Indigenous students so they can share knowledge and experience q Tours of the Koori Centre to familiarise students with facilities and to meet staff q Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Course information q Cadigal Program information (the University’s Indigenous access program) as well as details of student support services such as counselling, academic skills, tutorial programs, accommodation and scholarships q Tours around the University of Sydney to familiarise students with University grounds and facilities, student support, social activities, accommodation, Faculties, staff and course information. The University of Sydney has 40 places for rural students to attend, with accommodation, all meals and travel costs provided free of charge. Metropolitan students are welcome to attend classes on a daily basis with meals provided. There is no limit for students attending from metropolitan Sydney. I recommend Aboriginal students all across Australia attend the Camp. The lectures have been very comprehensive and are a great help in my HSC learning. Students are invited to select HSC subjects in order of priority for intensive study at the Camp. We offer all subjects except Languages, provided we are able to locate teaching staff to run that subject. Students are also invited to select three Faculties to visit in order of priority. Supervision of students will be carried out by Koori Centre staff and Indigenous students studying at the University of Sydney. Accommodation is pre-arranged in one of the University Colleges on campus where possible. All classes are conducted in or near the Old Teachers College where the Koori Centre is located. Most of the activities are at the University with the exception of special activities and excursions off campus. KOORI CENTRE OUTREACH PROGRAM At your request, the Koori Centre can arrange a visit to your school for an Information Session with Years 9-12 and to speak to your Indigenous students. This can be arranged through any staff member. Schools may wish to invite other local schools and community members to participate in the Information Session. VISIT THE KOORI CENTRE PROGRAM The Koori Centre can arrange a time for your school to visit the Centre to look at the facilities and meet the staff. Primary schools are also encouraged to visit the Koori Centre. All groups are given information on the Centre’s role and how it supports Indigenous students at the University of Sydney. This can be arranged by any member of your school staff. The information Sessions for the above two programs provide: q Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Course information q Cadigal Program information (the University's Indigenous access program), q Koori Centre and University of Sydney facilities such as tutorial support, computer and photocopying access, counselling, social activities, accommodation, details of Faculty information, staff and course information. Schools may contact Patricia Davison on (02) 9351 7003 (Toll Free: 1800 622 742) or email@example.com ABOUT THE KOORI CENTRE The Koori Centre is an Aboriginal unit at the University of Sydney, Camperdown Campus. The Aboriginal unit was first established in 1965 as an Aboriginal Adult Education and Support unit, setting up a training program for Aboriginal Teachers Aides, which officially began in 1975. The Aboriginal Adult Education unit was officially renamed in 1994 to The Koori Centre. The Centre now has a staff of 20, 13 of whom are Indigenous. The Centre has its own facilities which Indigenous students are encouraged to use and runs a number of Indigenous activities annually throughout the University such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Week, Reconciliation Week and Sorry Day. The University of Sydney has a number of Indigenous students studying full time, enrolled in various degrees across the board and a large number of students attending the University of Sydney enrolled in its Block Mode Programs. I’ve walked away feeling much more organised, secure and with a direction for my HSC. CONTACT INF0RMATION Postal Address: Koori Centre Old Teachers College (A22) REPLY PAID 61217 The University of Sydney NSW 2006 Telephone: (02) 9351 2046 Toll Free: 1800 622 742 Fax: (02) 9351 6923 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.koori.usyd.edu.au SPECIAL ADMISSION (CADIGAL) The Cadigal Program is an access and support program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to study for their first degree at The University of Sydney. The Cadigal Program is open to either: q People under 21 years of age who have completed the NSW Higher School Certificate or an equivalent examination (HSC applicants); q People over 21 years of age (Mature Age applicants). Both HSC applicants and Mature Age applicants need to submit a Cadigal Program application to the Koori Centre before the end of November each year. They must also submit a Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) application by the end of September which shows their preferred course/s at The University of Sydney. HSC applicants will be considered for entry on the basis of their Universities Admission Index (UAI) score. Through the Cadigal Program the UAI required by individual Faculties may be lower than the score needed for direct entry. All Mature Age applicants are interviewed by staff of the Koori Centre to assess their suitability for study at the University and for the particular course(s) they wish to enter. The interview panel considers each application on the basis of three main areas: q Educational background; q Life and employment experiences; q Evidence of motivation and goals, and interest in the course/s selected. Students admitted under the Cadigal Program may be offered enrolment with a full-time course load or reduced load plus Academic Skills support. Students with a reduced load may still be eligible for full-time Abstudy. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who wish to study a university course, can contact Jeff Dunn who is the Indigenous Cadigal coordinator at the University of Sydney Koori Centre. Jeff will explain what you need to do. To contact Jeff Dunn ring 02 9351 7001, Freecall 1800 622 742 or email: email@example.com. BLOCK MODE: TERTIARY PREPARATION, DIPLOMA AND DEGREE PROGRAMS The University of Sydney offers Tertiary Preparation, Diploma and Degree courses in Block Mode for Indigenous students in Education and Health. Block Mode means that students can remain in their communities, travelling to the University for one week six times a year. For more information see the Koori Centre website or ring Noeleen Smith on (02) 9351 7008; (Toll Free: 1800 622 742) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.