Master of Special Education

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Enriched learning experiences are the things that shape us, regardless of our capabilities or circumstances. You are a champion of this idea. You might be thinking that you could expand your learning and expertise to specialise as an educational leader with the skillset to teach students with disabilities or with learning or behavioural problems. The University of Newcastle provides a unique opportunity to fuel your talent for special education.

The Master of Special Education focuses your skills and builds your qualifications, knowledge and understanding to teach and support students with additional needs or disabilities in regular teaching and learning settings.

This program provides a wealth of opportunity for teachers and health-related professionals alike; those working with children and adolescents with additional needs. The course provides theoretical and practical skills so you can cultivate a rich learning environment for students facing unique challenges, supported by your increased and specialised skills in diversity programming and adjusted learning activities that are as individual as your students.

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  • Semester 1
  • Semester 2
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Online
On Campus + Online

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Note: Fees are indicative and may be subject to annual increase. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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000955D

Program Code

40014

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Master of Special Education

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This program provides you with the qualifications to teach children with special needs

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This program can be studied 100% online to suit your needs

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Flexible Study

Study part-time or full-time at your own pace

Course Overview

The University of Newcastle’s Master of Special Education was established to offer educators and other professionals working in inclusive or disability sectors, a distinct opportunity to develop specialised skills and experience in the challenging, yet rewarding, field of special education.

The Master of Special Education combines the latest research with practical coursework to ensure you are equipped with the best possible teaching techniques to be an excellent special needs professional.

You will be able to specialise your studies in one of three key areas including:

  • Early childhood
  • Emotional and behavioural problems
  • General specialisation - where you can take a broader look across these areas.

The framework of this program has been based on the NSW Department of Education's requirements for special education teachers.

It takes a certain kind of person to dedicate their career to this field. Whatever your motivation, the University of Newcastle's online or on-campus Master of Special Education will equip you with exceptional skills and knowledge to make a difference in the lives of students in your chosen area of special education. All you need is a minimum of two years relevant teaching or work experience and an undergraduate degree in education or a related field and you’re on your way to a rewarding and sustainable future.

How Will You Learn

Driven entirely by your passion for special education and learning outcomes of those less able than their peers, your journey through the Master of Special Education will cover a range of general and specialised courses. Coursework that develops your skills to progress the learning of students with additional needs or diagnosed disabilities will result in leadership potential in your chosen field.

This program will have immeasurable value for those in the teaching and learning sector. Yet the opportunities are also available to you if you have a background in allied health sectors such as Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Physiotherapy, and Social Work, to name just a few.

If teaching and education is your focus, the Master of Special Education will enable you to take the lead as a special educator or learning support practitioner across Australia in public or private sectors. Be inspired as you develop your specialisation in one of the following areas:

  • Early childhood
  • Emotional disturbance/behaviour problems
  • General special education

The early childhood specialisation provides an in-depth understanding of the theoretical, social and cultural drivers behind the education of young children with special needs. You will explore the theoretical and practical components of special education, from the contemporary issues in early childhood prevention and intervention through to working collaboratively with families and other professionals to develop programs and strategies that support the social-emotional and communication skills of young children.

The emotional disturbance/behaviour problems specialisation will see you explore policy and administration issues, learn how to assess, program and intervene in behaviour problems, and master the teaching methods and techniques to educate students with behaviour problems.

Drawing on coursework from the other specialisations in the Master of Special Education, the general special education specialisation provides an opportunity to diversify and deepen your understanding across a range of areas including education of students with learning difficulties and behaviour problems and understanding developmental disabilities.

All three specialisations include a focus on special and inclusive teaching methods and techniques and the design and application of research to practice.

Where Will It Take You?

By completing this Master of Special Education, you are positioning yourself as a subject-matter expert in the area of special needs learning outcomes, whether that focus is on face-to-face education, curriculum development, or executive leadership in teaching and learning for students with additional needs. As a special educator, or regular educator working in inclusive contexts, you will be proficiently equipped with skills and knowledge to assess student needs and abilities and to address identified learning difficulties or challenge-specific areas. Your learning journey will empower you to apply research-based strategies to your curriculum or professional context.

For graduates with a prior degree in an allied health related field – you can be part of a brighter future. You will be equipped with the insight to understand the impacts of deficit or disability in a student’s social, physical and academic functioning and of the educational strategies that can contribute to their ongoing development.

Entry Requirements

The University of Newcastle’s application process is designed to be easy. Most of your application can be processed online, and for the rest, we are here to assist you to get yourself enrolled and ready to build yourself up to the next level as seamlessly as possible. Below is an overview of what is required and what should be uploaded as part of your application.

If you have any questions, or want to discuss prior learning, the best thing to do is give us a call or email.

The University of Newcastle recognises the value of informal learning gained through professional experience. Admission to the Master of Special Education program is available to applicants who can demonstrate a suitable combination of education, professional experience and industry qualifications.

Applicants will be considered if they can demonstrate one of the following:

  • Bachelor Degree in education/teaching, psychology, disability studies, health related field or a related discipline, plus 2 years’ experience working in a relevant field
  • Bachelor Honours Degree in education/teaching, psychology, disability studies, health related field or a related discipline
  • Graduate Certificate in a relevant field
  • Diploma in education/teaching with a minimum of 10 years teaching experience

If you would like your work experience to be considered, please provide a detailed CV, and a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming your role, duties and period of employment.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications for recognition of prior learning based on experience will be assessed by the program convenor. The information outlined above is indicative only.

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Program Code 40014
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Online
  • On Campus + Online
CRICOS Code 000955D
Contributing Schools and Faculties
Admission Instructions:

How to apply as a:

Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery Combination of Online and Face to Face + Face to Face + Online
Program Plans

Description

The Master of Special Education is a coursework program intended for practising teachers and others with relevant experience who wish to gain postgraduate professional qualifications in special education. The approach used in the program blends theory and practice, with an emphasis on applying research findings to best teaching practices.

Admission Requirements

Bachelor Degree in education/teaching, psychology, disability studies, health related field or a related discipline, plus 2 years experience working in a relevant field

OR

Bachelor Honours Degree in education/teaching, psychology, disability studies, health related field or a related discipline

OR

Graduate Certificate in a relevant field

OR

Diploma in education/teaching with a minimum of 10 years teaching experience

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Requirements and Structure

The Master of Special Education is a 80 unit, AQF Level 9 Masters Coursework qualification.

Students are required to successfully complete 80 units of approved study to obtain the degree.  The structure of the Master of Special Education provides six specialisation pathways.  Students may graduate with a Master of Special Education with specialisation in:

  • General Special Education  - consisting of 70 units of compulsory courses and 10 units of directed courses
  • Early Childhood - consisting of 80 units of compulsory courses
  • Emotional Disturbance/Behaviour Problems  - consisting of 80 units of compulsory courses
  • Sensory Disabilities -  consisting of 20 units of compulsory courses and 60 units of directed courses
  • Blind and Vision Impairment  - consisting of 70 units of compulsory courses and 10 units of directed courses
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing  - consisting of 70 units of compulsory courses and 10 units of directed courses.

From Semester 2 2017, no new applications for admission in to the Blind and Vision Impairment, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Sensory Disabilities specialisations  will be accepted. New applications for admission in to the Emotional Disturbance/Behaviour Problems, Early Childhood, and General Special Education specialisations will be accepted for Semester 2 2017.

Course Information

Blind and Vision Impairment*

Compulsory Courses: Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6067 Orientation and Mobility for Educators Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6068 Curriculum and Pedagogy for Students with Vision Impairments Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6070 Literacy and Numeracy Development in Learners with Vision Impairment Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6301 Theory and Application of Technology in Vision Impairment Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6666 Inclusive and Collaborative Practice in Sensory Disability Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6668 Foundations of Vision Impairment Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6855 Professional Experience, Research and Critical Reflection in Sensory Disability Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units

Directed Courses: Choose 10 units from the following directed course list to fulfill the requirements of this specialisation..

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6076 Seminar in Sensory Disability A Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6667 Child Development: Family and Community Contexts Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6669 Advanced Studies in Vision Impairment Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units

Deaf and Hard of Hearing*

Compulsory Courses: Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6661 Audiology for Special Educators Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6662 Speech Science and Speech Development Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6663 Foundations of Language and Literacy in Hearing and Deaf Children Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6664 Speech, Language, and Literacy Assessment and Remediation Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6665 Social and Cultural Contexts of Deaf Education Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6666 Inclusive and Collaborative Practice in Sensory Disability Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6855 Professional Experience, Research and Critical Reflection in Sensory Disability Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units

Directed Courses: Choose 10 units from the following directed course list to fulfill the requirements of this specialisation..

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6076 Seminar in Sensory Disability A Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6667 Child Development: Family and Community Contexts Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6856 Using Signed Communication with Young Children and Families Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6859 Listening and Spoken Language: Audiological Management Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6860 Listening and Spoken Language: Foundations Not currently offered 10 units

Early Childhood

Compulsory Courses: Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6085 Education of Students with Learning Difficulties Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6087 Education Students with Developmental Disabilities Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6088 Teaching Methods and Techniques in Special and Inclusive Education Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6160 Supporting Communication Skills Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6161 Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Intervention Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6162 Social-Emotional Learning and Positive Behaviour Support for Children 0-5 years Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6163 Collaborative and Inter-disciplinary Approaches in Early Childhood Intervention Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6165 Critiquing and designing research in inclusive, special education or disability service settings Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units

Emotional Disturbance/Behaviour Problems

Compulsory Courses: Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6079 Assessment, Programming and Intervention in Behaviour Problems Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6080 Whole School Approaches to Supporting Student Behaviour Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6081 Using Resources in Behaviour Problems Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6082 Policy, Administration and Collaboration in Special and Inclusive Education Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6085 Education of Students with Learning Difficulties Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6086 Education of Students with Behaviour Problems Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6088 Teaching Methods and Techniques in Special and Inclusive Education Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6165 Critiquing and designing research in inclusive, special education or disability service settings Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units

General Special Education

Compulsory Courses: Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6082 Policy, Administration and Collaboration in Special and Inclusive Education Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6085 Education of Students with Learning Difficulties Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6086 Education of Students with Behaviour Problems Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6087 Education Students with Developmental Disabilities Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6088 Teaching Methods and Techniques in Special and Inclusive Education Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6164 Critical Reflections in Special and Inclusive Education Settings Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6165 Critiquing and designing research in inclusive, special education or disability service settings Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units

Directed Course: Choose 10 units from the following directed courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6023 Cultural Variations in Language Learning Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6079 Assessment, Programming and Intervention in Behaviour Problems Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6080 Whole School Approaches to Supporting Student Behaviour Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6160 Supporting Communication Skills Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6161 Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Intervention Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6162 Social-Emotional Learning and Positive Behaviour Support for Children 0-5 years Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6163 Collaborative and Inter-disciplinary Approaches in Early Childhood Intervention Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6261 Comparative Education: Debates and Dilemmas Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6663 Foundations of Language and Literacy in Hearing and Deaf Children Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6668 Foundations of Vision Impairment Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6912 Aboriginal Education Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan) 10 units

Sensory Disability

Compulsory Courses: Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6666 Inclusive and Collaborative Practice in Sensory Disability Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6855 Professional Experience, Research and Critical Reflection in Sensory Disability Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units

Directed Courses from Specialisation List: Choose 60 units from the following directed courses to fulfill the requirements of this specialisation.

Code Name Availability Units
EDUC6048 Research Methodology Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6067 Orientation and Mobility for Educators Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6068 Curriculum and Pedagogy for Students with Vision Impairments Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6076 Seminar in Sensory Disability A Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6113 Advanced Theory and Practice in Orientation and Mobility Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6158 Orientation and Mobility for Instructors in Training Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6160 Supporting Communication Skills Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6163 Collaborative and Inter-disciplinary Approaches in Early Childhood Intervention Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6258 Practicum in Orientation and Mobility Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6301 Theory and Application of Technology in Vision Impairment Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6661 Audiology for Special Educators Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6662 Speech Science and Speech Development Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6663 Foundations of Language and Literacy in Hearing and Deaf Children Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6664 Speech, Language, and Literacy Assessment and Remediation Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6665 Social and Cultural Contexts of Deaf Education Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6667 Child Development: Family and Community Contexts Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6668 Foundations of Vision Impairment Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2017 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC6669 Advanced Studies in Vision Impairment Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6856 Using Signed Communication with Young Children and Families Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6857 Sign Language in Education: Theoretical Perspectives Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6859 Listening and Spoken Language: Audiological Management Semester 2 - 2017 (GradSchool) 10 units
EDUC6860 Listening and Spoken Language: Foundations Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6861 Listening and Spoken Language: Early Intervention Not currently offered 10 units
EDUC6862 Listening and Spoken Language: School Age Children Not currently offered 10 units

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Learning Outcomes

  • The ability to critically analyse complex educational issues and/or apply research findings to inform and lead professional practice in a variety of settings
  • The ability to engage through advanced effective written communication in professional discourse and debate on education
  • The ability to develop advanced constructive strategies, plans or solutions for diverse educational communities and stakeholders
  • The ability to critically reflect and act upon the implication of research and knowledge production to improve education

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University’s credit website and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages alongside their primary program unless they can complete both programs within the duration of their primary program CoE. For more information please contact the ESOS Student Compliance Unit ESOS@newcastle.edu.au.

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