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.”


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.

What is our goal?

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

What do we do?

Stellar works directly with high school students and teachers from Grafton High School, South Grafton High School, McAuley Catholic College, Maclean High School.  We also work with Year 6 students and their teachers from Grafton, South Grafton, Westlawn, Gillwinga, Gulmarrad,  Yamba, Maclean, St Mary’s Catholic and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary Schools. We offer information and guidance on getting into university to all parents and families within the Clarence region, regardless of which school their child attends.

How are we funded?

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

Stellar Team

Southern Cross University

 Project Leader 

Head of Equity and Diversity
Rachel Callahan Equity & Diversity Office, Lismore campus
02 66269110 :

Program Coordinator
Simone Balzer- Equity & Diversity Office, Lismore campus
02 6620 3362 :

Project Officer 
Rhonda Pitson- Equity & Diversity Office, Lismore campus
02 6620 3362 :

Contact Us

Simone Balzer
Program Coordinator - SCU
+61 (2) 6620 3362