Career advisers

UNSW Co-op Program

School visits

The Co-op Program welcomes applications from high school students Australia-wide and we want to get the message out to as many students as possible.

As part of a school visit, our Scholar Ambassadors speak to your students about what the Co-op Program is, how to apply, and share their unique stories and experiences gained through the program. They offer a very real, honest insight into what it means to be a Co-op scholar studying at UNSW.

  • Schools in Greater Sydney can opt for an in-person visit or a Virtual Visit via Zoom.

  • All other locations will be Virtual via Zoom.

If you are interested in booking a school visit, please visit the link below.

We appreciate your support in communicating and facilitating your students' Co-op applications.

School Success

Discover the impressive impact of Co-op scholars from 142 schools Australia-wide, with 275 talented Co-op scholars currently completing degrees at UNSW.
In 2024, 47 schools achieved success with new Co-op Scholars in the Program.

The Co-op scholarship is a great opportunity, not only does it provide material support through my studies, but an opening to the business and corporate world. The scholarship provides a community of like-minded and intelligent people to grow and learn with.
UNSW Co-op Program
Samuel Katz
Data Science & Decisions scholar
My Careers Advisor really supported me through my whole journey, from giving me encouragement to apply for the Program as well as providing helpful tips before interview day. It made the whole experience a lot more positive as his words and advice gave me confidence in my own skills.
UNSW Co-op Program Careers Adviser Meera
Meera Gandhi
Marketing scholar

UNSW Gateway Admission Pathway

The UNSW Gateway Admission Pathway offers early entry to UNSW or an adjusted lower ATAR entry requirement for a range of degrees for students in Year 12 who either attend a Gateway school or whose home address meets Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA). The UNSW Co-op Program supports the UNSW Gateway initiative, recognising that ATAR is not the only indicator of a student’s potential. As a Career Development Program, we understand the enormous richness & value that comes from diversity.

For students in the Gateway cohort the Co-op Program considers an adjusted minimum ATAR of 90, and offers up to 4 Gateway placements each year.

  • The Co-op application process for Gateway students is not connected to the Gateway Admission Pathway process for an early conditional offer.

    · Students will need to apply for a Co-op Scholarship through the Co-op Application portal, and the Interview & Offer process runs in parallel with any Gateway Application.

    · Our system will recognise that students are from a Gateway School, and this will be taken into consideration in assessment of their application, and we will work with UNSW Admissions team to make offers with the wider ATAR consideration if required.

    Find out more about the UNSW Gateway Program here