More places and more courses available at Ourimbah campus

University of Newcastle ready to expand in Gosford.

More places are set to open up at Newcastle University’s Ourimbah campus with the Federal Government providing new funding.

The university will receive $15.3M this year to deliver student places and $9.9M to deliver short courses.

Minister for Education and Youth, Alan Tudge, said the additional funding built on the Government’s significant reductions to the cost of study in priority areas.

“We’ve created up to 30,000 additional university places for Australian students through our budget funding and Job-ready Graduates package,” he said.

“There are more university places for Australians to study in areas like teaching, engineering, health, languages and agriculture, and we are also making it cheaper to study those subjects.

“The cost of studying teaching and nursing is 42 percent less under the Job-ready Graduates package.”

The Ourimbah campus will share in $25M over four years and having more students studying at the university will help boost local jobs and businesses, said Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks.

University of Newcastle Vice Chancellor, Professor Alex Zelinsky, welcomed the announcement.

“The additional places provide the perfect opportunity for our Central Coast students to develop the relevant skills for a career in industries that already exist on the Coast,” he said.

Media release, Feb 2
Member for Robertson, Lucy Wicks