UC offers secondary students the opportunity to study first-year courses at year 12 and 13 via the STAR programme.
What is the STAR programme?
The STAR programme offers capable senior secondary school students the opportunity to enrol in first-year degree-level courses at UC while still at school. It is a chance to experience what it's like studying at university, get a headstart on tertiary studies, and meet with other like-minded secondary school students.
Both on-campus and distance courses are offered, and completed STAR courses can normally be credited towards a university degree once the student has achieved University Entrance.
The Faculty of Education offer the following STAR courses.
In this course, we address how people learn as well as the social, political, and global contexts in which learning takes place. Together, we walk through the art and science of learning, including contemporary debates and discussions in anthropology, history, philosophy, sociology, and psychology.
This course establishes a foundation in theory, concepts, processes and factual knowledge of infant, child, and adolescent development within the context of family, school, and community.
What is the role of 'the self' in youth and community leadership? What are the personal dispositions required for youth and community leadership and how might these be nurtured within, for and by the self, and/or by others?