JCU NOW is for high achieving Year 11 and Year 12 students who want to be ready today for tomorrow by studying first year university subjects alongside high school subjects.

JCU Now Webinar, Thursday 6th June 2024, 7 PM (AEST)

Want to know more about JCU NOW?

Discover how JCU NOW can prepare you for life beyond school by studying first-year university subjects alongside your high school subjects.

Register your interest for the upcoming webinar here.

Featured subjects

Discover all the JCU NOW Subjects

Evolution of the Earth

Have you ever wondered how mountains are made? Or why volcanoes erupt?
Or why the oceans are so vast?

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Human Rights Law

Study the origin of human rights, the International Bill of Rights, the universality of human rights, the argument for cultural relativism and the international monitoring and enforcement of human rights.

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Design Thinking

Learn about the design process, interpretation, ideation, experimentation, evolution of design solutions, design formulation and thinking.

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Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Learn about optimal nutrition for exercise performance and health including things like nutrition categories and values for food, hydration and electrolyte balance and more.

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Marketing Matters

Are you convinced that the product or service you wish to sell has value or are you convinced that your idea can contribute to societal change? Do you know your audience?

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Science & Sustainability in Education

Learn about foundational scientific knowledge and understanding as well as awareness of scientific inquiry and environmental and social decision-making and policy processes

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Applications to study in 2024 are open now!
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Entry requirements

Read all you need to know about getting into JCU NOW.

Key Dates

Take a look at when classes start and other important key dates.

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Explore uni courses

Interested in engineering, gamification, marketing or law? Explore the variety of degrees available.

Get a taste of uni life

See what it’s like to study at JCU on-campus or online. You’ll have support services setting you up for success.

Gain QCE points

Successfully completed JCU NOW subjects may contribute to your QCE. Each subject could give you two credit points.

Gain credit for a degree

By studying JCU subjects now, you could have fewer subjects to complete to get your final degree.

Save money

Your first JCU NOW subject is free and extra subjects are discounted, saving you money on the cost of your degree.

Entry into a degree

Successful completion of JCU NOW subjects may give you entry into a JCU degree. Subject prerequisites may still be required.

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