There are a number of pathways to university and careers that you might be interested in. The right pathway for you might be different to your friends, family members or someone else interested in the same career. If you are in High School your Careers Advisor will be able to talk to you about your pathway to your chosen career. Talking to people who work in careers you are interested and asking questions at university events can also help you to choose a pathway that suits you.
Early Entry Schemes
ATAR / OP
Prerequisites – Many universities don’t have prerequisites so even if you haven’t studied similar subjects in Year 12 you may still be accepted into your area of interest.
Regional Bonus Points – many universities recognise that Year 12 students from regional areas may not always have the same opportunities as students in capital cities. Universities can add bonus ATAR/OP points for students undertaking Year 12 studies in schools and TAFE colleges within their feeder region.
Associate Degrees are two-year courses (full-time or part-time equivalent) that develop academic skills in learning as well as in the specific learning area; for an example, business.
University Preparation Courses
Special Subject Bonus Schemes
Depending on the TAFE course you’ve completed, you may be able to use it to gain entry into your university studies with advanced standing (credit) towards your degree. Each University will have advanced standing arrangements with TAFE institutes.
Indigenous Entry Programs
- Testing and Assessment Programs as an alternative entry pathway for Indigenous Australian applicants.
- Additional tutorial support while at university
- Assistance with applying for scholarships
- Assistance to attend compulsory placements (including intensive on campus classes) can be provided through the Centrelink administered Away From Base Scheme.