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There are many ways to get into university, if that’s where you want to go. Explore possible alternative pathways and search for a route that suits your situation and capabilities. 

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    If you’ve hit a roadblock on your career path then you may be wondering what comes next. Just because you didn’t get into the course you had your sights set on it doesn’t mean you can’t achieve your goals, you may just need to look for an alternative pathway.

    You could take a short course to help you meet the necessary prerequisites, enrol in bridging units, or take advantage of an alternative entry scheme. 

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    Macquarie | Standard Foundation Program

    Benefits   The Standard Foundation Program is designed to set you up for success for when you transition to your dream Macquarie bachelor degree. It’s suitable if you’ve completed Year 11 or equivalent studies and have almost reached university entry …

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    Macquarie | Intensive Program

    Benefits   The Intensive program is suitable for students who have completed Year 12 or equivalent studies and have almost reached university entry requirements but still need to improve their academic literacy and study skills. Successful completion of the program …

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    Macquarie University | Elite Athletes and Artistic Performers Scheme

    Benefits   The Elite Athletes and Artistic Performers (EAAP) Scheme is designed for applicants who believe that their performing, training and/or competitive commitments have affected their study preparation in the past two years. Macquarie University’s Ranking Committee will consider the …

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    Macquarie University | Gifted and Talented Entry Program

    Benefits   The Gifted and Talented Program is offered to Year 11 students who enjoy analysing and deconstructing arguments, are independent thinkers and learners and are of high natural ability with good problem-solving skills. Students who participate in the program …

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    Victoria

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    Monash | Indigenous Entry Scheme

    Benefits   This scheme provides an entry point for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants into a range of undergraduate courses with an achieved ATAR of 50+ (higher for some courses). Eligible for admission into a range of Monash courses …

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    La Trobe College Australia

    Benefits   La Trobe College Australia is a pathway institution located on campus at La Trobe University, here in Melbourne and in Sydney. We deliver courses to help students’ pathway to La Trobe University if they are not able to …

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    La Trobe | Achieve Plus

    Benefits   Study two La Trobe uni subjects in Year 12 and we’ll use your marks to boost your ATAR – or replace it with a La Trobe entrance score. Achieve Plus is free, 100% online and the subjects count …

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    La Trobe | Elite Athlete Program

    Benefits   La Trobe University is a member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University Network, which recognises the unique needs of students who participate and compete in sport at an elite level. We are committed to providing elite athlete students …

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    Pathways for
    Australian Capital Territory

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    Macquarie University | Gifted and Talented Entry Program

    Benefits   The Gifted and Talented Program is offered to Year 11 students who enjoy analysing and deconstructing arguments, are independent thinkers and learners and are of high natural ability with good problem-solving skills. Students who participate in the program …

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    Macquarie University | Leaders & Achievers Early Entry Program

    Benefits   You could be rewarded with an early offer to study at Macquarie University in 2022 if you have performed well academically in Year 11 and can demonstrate initiative and commitment through leadership, community, sport or casual work activities. …

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    Charles Sturt University | Study Link

    Benefits   Study Link at Charles Sturt University offers short, online subjects that prepare you for success in your degree, wherever you choose to study. Whether you’re just considering uni studies, starting university or continuing in a later year, there’s …

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    ANU | Direct Applications

    Benefits   Ready to begin your undergraduate studies at ANU? Tick your application off your list so it’s one less thing you need to think about. Offers released on 9 August 2021 are based on your Year 11 results and …

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    Pathways for
    Queensland

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    JCU | Diploma of Higher Education

    Benefits   The Diploma of Higher Education is a one-year course (or two years, part-time) designed to help people who may not meet the academic requirements for entry into a Bachelor degree. The Diploma consists of a combination of introductory …

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    JCU | Early Offer Program

    Benefits   If you’re in Year 12 and graduating this year, you may be able to receive an early offer for a course. To participate in JCU’s Early Offer Program work with your school on a recommendation and list JCU …

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    JCU | Tertiary Access Course

    Benefits   The Tertiary Access Course (TAC) is a pathway course for mature-age students or school leavers who do not have an ATAR Score or recognised experience (must be at least 18 years old at time of application). TAC can …

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    Griffith | Logan Direct Admission Scheme

    Benefits   The Logan Direct Admission Scheme offers you the opportunity to apply for a range of programs at the Logan campus. You will demonstrate skills, motivation and commitment to succeed in university study. Consideration is given to your achievements, …

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    Pathways for
    South Australia

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    Flinders | Elite Athlete Entry Pathway

    Benefits   Flinders recognises that your performance in the final years of secondary education may have been affected by sporting commitments and your academic results may not be a true indicator of your ability to succeed at university. Our dedicated …

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    Flinders | TAFElink – Guaranteed Entry

    Benefits   TAFElink is a guaranteed entry pathway if you’ve completed a TAFE/VET Certificate 4 or higher level qualification (provided you meet the course prerequisite requirements). Your TAFE/VET qualification does not need to be related to your selected area of …

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    Flinders | School Recommendation Program

    Benefits   Your performance in the final year of secondary education is not always a true indicator of your ability to succeed at university. We will consider your school’s recommendation about your academic performance and potential for university study for …

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    Flinders | uniTEST

    Benefits   If you’re in Year 12, uniTEST is available to enhance your chances of getting into Flinders. We will select students based on their Year 12 results (60% weighting toward the ATAR selection rank) and uniTEST results (40%). Flinders …

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    Pathways for
    Western Australia

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    Charles Sturt University | Study Link

    Benefits   Study Link at Charles Sturt University offers short, online subjects that prepare you for success in your degree, wherever you choose to study. Whether you’re just considering uni studies, starting university or continuing in a later year, there’s …

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    UWA | Mature-age Access Program

    Benefits   The Mature-age Access Program (MAP) recognises that traditional university admission requirements sometimes present barriers that can make it difficult for mature-age students to return to study, and that some other pathways charge considerable upfront fees. The Mature-age Access …

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    UWA | UWA Smart Start

    Benefits   UWA Smart Start is a highly successful course that enables members of the Great Southern community to prepare for degree-level studies at the UWA Albany campus. The first semester seeks to ensure a WACE level of proficiency in …

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    UWA | Aboriginal Orientation Course

    Benefits   The Aboriginal Orientation Course is a 12 month course which prepares students for entry to Arts, Science, Biomedical Science and Commerce undergraduate degrees at the University of Western Australia.   Eligibility   Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students …

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    Pathways for
    Tasmania

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    Charles Sturt University | Study Link

    Benefits   Study Link at Charles Sturt University offers short, online subjects that prepare you for success in your degree, wherever you choose to study. Whether you’re just considering uni studies, starting university or continuing in a later year, there’s …

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    UTAS | Rural Application for Medicine

    The Rural Application Process aims to support students from rural areas of Australia to study medicine. The benefits of applying through the Rural Application Process may include: Consideration of your rurality during the application process, with ATAR adjustment factors possible …

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    UTAS University College

    UC offers a range of contemporary and flexible programs which provide the knowledge and qualifications to enter directly into the workforce and also offer an attractive and cost-effective pathway into Bachelor degrees.

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    Special Tertiary Admissions Test

    STAT is one simple option that could help you achieve your goal of commencing a university degree sooner. There are many alternative pathways into university; however, the STAT test is a quicker option than undertaking a foundation/pre-tertiary bridging course and …

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    Pathways for
    Northern Territory

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    Charles Sturt University | Study Link

    Benefits   Study Link at Charles Sturt University offers short, online subjects that prepare you for success in your degree, wherever you choose to study. Whether you’re just considering uni studies, starting university or continuing in a later year, there’s …

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    CDU | Preparatory Studies

    Benefits   The Preparatory Studies program provides the opportunity for students to develop knowledge and skills to prepare for CDU undergraduate courses (assumed knowledge). The preparatory studies program currently includes a bridging mathematics unit (PRP001 Preparatory Studies Mathematics) designed to …

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    CDU | Preparation for Tertiary Success

    Benefits   CDU’s free Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP) is an alternative pathway into university. With TEP, you’ll have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to succeed at university. TEP is perfect for you if you …

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    CDU | Tertiary Enabling Program

    Benefits   CDU’s free Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP) is an alternative pathway into university. With TEP, you’ll have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to succeed at university. TEP is perfect for you if you …

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