Getting Into University

Most universities offer a variety of pathways to get you where you want to be.

Student Programs

For some people, finding their passion and pursuing the thing that they love, can lead them onto life’s path.

Parent Challenges

“I’ve had some challenges in my life…. Having other people believe in me and push me to strive for my goals made all the difference.”

The Stellar Program

What is the Stellar Program?

Stellar is a unique initiative and partnership of local organisations, all working towards a single purpose. We are known as the Clarence Valley Industry Education Forum – CVIEF. In recognition that individual organisations working alone cannot provide the whole of community approach needed to make lasting change, we’ve formed a strong working collective to reach our goals.

Our goal is to improve university participation rates of students living in the Clarence Valley.

What do we do?

The Stellar program engages students in learning opportunities and experiences that explore university and build awareness, confidence and motivation about the possibilities of higher education.  

We offer a suite of program activities for students in years 6-10 in our Program Partner Schools.  

How are we funded?

Stellar is funded through the Commonwealth Government Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP).



Who do we work with:

 Stellar works with students and teachers from:

  • Grafton High School
  • Maclean High School
  • McAuley Catholic College
  • South Grafton High School

We also work with Year 6 students from:

  • Gillwinga Public School
  • Grafton Public School
  • Gulmarrad Public School
  • Maclean Public School 
  • South Grafton Public School  
  • St Mary’s Catholic Primary School
  • St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School
  • Westlawn Public School
  • Yamba Public School

Clarence Valley Industry Education Forum Partners:

  • Aboriginal Education Consultative Group
  • Clarence Valley Council
  • NSW Department of Education and Communities – North Coast Region
  • Grafton High School
  • Induna School
  • Maclean High School
  • McAuley Catholic College
  • South Grafton High School

Southern Cross University acknowledges and pays respect to the ancestors, Elders and descendants of the Lands upon which we meet and study. We are mindful that within and without the concrete and steel of buildings these Lands always were and always will be Aboriginal Land