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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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    WSU | Global Leaders Program

    The world is changing. Becoming more complex by the day. The Academy’s Global Leaders Program gets you future-ready. Prepares you to compete with the world’s best, and become a leader of tomorrow. The program is a pathway for students with …

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    UOS | Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme

    The Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme is available to domestic NSW students who have experienced financial disruption during their time at school and have demonstrated the potential to succeed at the University. Receive a conditional offer before the HSC exams even …

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    UOS | Future Leaders Scheme

    This scheme offers students admission to eligible courses in recognition of leadership and academic achievements. – Dux / School Captains nominated by your school principal (you cannot nominate yourself) – achieve minimum ATAR 65 If you are nominated, we will …

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    UON | Year 12 Subject Spotlight

    We believe that your ATAR doesn’t define who you are – it is your unique passions, abilities and ambitions that matter. Our Year 12 Subject Spotlight program rewards you with an offer for your hard work and strong results in …

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    Pathways for
    Victoria

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    La Trobe | ASPIRE

    APPLICATION BENEFITS A conditional offer into a La Trobe degree as early as September based on your community involvement and participation in an enrichment program while you’re still at school. Application Criteria Community engagement / involvement such as: – volunteering …

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    ACU | Passion for Law (P4L) program

    If you’re in Year 12 and driven by ideas such as justice and fairness, our Passion for Law (P4L) program offers you early entry into ACU and gives you the opportunity to take your first career steps while you study. …

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    ACU | Passion for Business (P4B) program

    Program provides you with direct entry and an early offer into an ACU business course. This enables you to focus on completing school with the knowledge you’ve been awarded a place in the degree of your choice. Applicants are eligible …

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    ACU | Community Achiever Program (CAP)

    The Community Achiever Program (CAP) was previously named the Early Achievers’ Program (EAP). The program offers future students who are active in their community early entry to their undergraduate course of choice. It also provides opportunities to enhance leadership and …

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    Australian Capital Territory

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    ACU | Community Achiever Program (CAP)

    The Community Achiever Program (CAP) was previously named the Early Achievers’ Program (EAP). The program offers future students who are active in their community early entry to their undergraduate course of choice. It also provides opportunities to enhance leadership and …

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    UOC | Arts and Design Portfolio Entry

    Portfolio entry provides an alternative entry pathway to entry based on an ATAR score. APPLICATION BENEFITS – Early offer – May help you gain entry to a course if you don’t meet the required ATAR Application Criteria – Current Year 12 …

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    UOC | Fast Forward Program

    The UC Fast Forward Program is an exclusive club for 25 stand-out Year 11 students, helping them prepare for University life. The program allows current Year 11 students from Canberra and the ACT region to apply and receive a conditional …

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    ANU | Direct Applications

    You can apply direct to ANU for 2021 and be considered for an early conditional offer. This will allow you to focus on what’s really important – completing your final year. Direct applications open 4 March 2020. You can apply if: …

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    Pathways for
    Queensland

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    Torrens | Early Entry Program

    Apply now for your place at Torrens University Australia through our Early Entry Program. With a conditional offer for 2020, before receiving your final ATAR. Early Entry is open to all Year 12 students in NSW, QLD and SA.* APPLICATION BENEFITS – Early …

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    USC | Early Offer Guarantee

    The Early Offer Guarantee enables Year 12 students to be offered an early and guaranteed place at USC in November. These offers are made prior to the release of Year 12 results, rather than students having to wait until the …

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    USQ | Early Offer Guarantee

    USQ Early Offer Guarantee allows graduating year 12 students to receive an early offer and guaranteed place at the University Of Southern Queensland (USQ) based solely upon a recommendation by their Principal. Students are still required to meet all of …

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    CQU | Principal’s Recommendation Scheme (Pilot Program)

    At CQUniversity we believe senior schooling results are important, but we also believe that other factors such as motivation, talent, and passion can lead to student success at university. So, we have introduced a pilot program, the Principal’s Recommendation Scheme, …

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    Pathways for
    South Australia

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    Torrens | Early Entry Program

    Apply now for your place at Torrens University Australia through our Early Entry Program. With a conditional offer for 2020, before receiving your final ATAR. Early Entry is open to all Year 12 students in NSW, QLD and SA.* APPLICATION BENEFITS – Early …

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    CQU | Principal’s Recommendation Scheme (Pilot Program)

    At CQUniversity we believe senior schooling results are important, but we also believe that other factors such as motivation, talent, and passion can lead to student success at university. So, we have introduced a pilot program, the Principal’s Recommendation Scheme, …

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    SAIBT

    SAIBT is the alternative pathway into UniSA undergraduate degree programs. SAIBT Diploma courses are equivalent to the University of South Australia’s first year bachelor degrees.

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    University of Adelaide College

    As the Preferred Pathway Provider to the University of Adelaide, our students are given guaranteed entry to their degree of choice, with no further English language requirement on successful completion of their pathway program.

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    Western Australia

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    Murdoch | Early Offers

    APPLICATION BENEFITS – Early Conditional Offer Application Criteria When we spoke with TISC they confirmed that they will be issuing early conditional offers to eligible students who’ve applied through TISC. Although web page for early offer applications is currently ‘closed’, …

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    ECU | Early Offer Program

    Wouldn’t life be a little easier if you knew you had an offer before your exams? Well now it can be, with ECU’s early offer program. All you need to know is your predicted ATAR, plus provide us with a …

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    Curtin | Early Offers

    APPLICATION BENEFITS – Early offer – Based on WACE results Application Criteria – Early offers are available to eligible current Year 12 WACE students, interstate Year 12 students and IB Diploma students – Register an account on TISC and set your preferences in …

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    UWA | Early Offers program

    Imagine heading into exams with your spot at university secured. It’s one way to feel more at ease that’s probably a better idea than streaming the latest must-watch show or binge-eating M&Ms. UWA’s new Early Offers program ensures you can …

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    Pathways for
    Tasmania

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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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    UTAS | UniStart Program

    UniStart is an academic transition program designed for all commencing undergraduate students. It equips students with the essential skills required for independent learning and success at University, such critical thinking, research skills and academic writing. Postgraduate students returning to study …

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    Pathways for
    Northern Territory

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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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    Charles Sturt University | Study Link

    Study Link at Charles Sturt University offers short, online subjects that prepare you for success in your degree. Whether you’re new to Charles Sturt or a continuing student, there’s a Study Link subject to help you. Even if you’re not …

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    CDU | Preparation for Tertiary Success 2

    Preparation for Tertiary Success 2 (PTS) is an advanced level tertiary enabling course providing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with a culturally supported pathway to university readiness. The course integrates Indigenous and Western knowledges and the development of life-long learning skills …

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    CDU | Preparation for Tertiary Success 1

    Preparation for Tertiary Success (PTS) is a tertiary enabling course providing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with a culturally supported pathway to university readiness. The course integrates Indigenous and Western knowledges and the development of life-long learning skills such as: coping …

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