Getting into Uni
All is not equal when it comes to university entry. Universities recognise this.
University entry requirements vary according to your circumstances and your intended course of study. English language is a standard requirement.
Undergraduate courses generally have the following entry requirements:
- Year 12 results or equivalent
- Prior university qualifications
- Enabling Courses or its equivalent from another institution
- TAFE (Certificate IV or above) or other approved provider qualifications
- Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT)
- Mature Age Special Entry
Additional requirements for particular courses may include interviews, auditions, portfolios, work experience, tests and satisfaction of English language requirements. Regional bonus points, early entry, financial help and other support: all unis provide extra support. For more information go to the UAC website.
Entry procedures to the following universities are outlined in downloadable PDF documents:
For you the opportunity may have been out of reach until now. It could be you didn't finish Year 12 or that your marks fell short of uni entry requirements. Family or other commitments were possibly in the way. Perhaps you're at a point now in your career where a degree will make all the difference.
The doors to a university degree are now wide open thanks to open access programs.
Take a look at these examples from Charles Sturt University:
Take a look at CSU’s PREP which is designed to attract academically talented students from high schools and TAFEs in non-metropolitan areas in NSW, ACT and Victoria.
Special Admission Schemes
If you have good academic potential but were disadvantaged during years 11 and/or 12 or equivalent, Special Admission Schemes can help.
Educational Access Scheme – UAC
If your educational performance during Years 11 and/or 12 or equivalent was demonstrably affected (for at least 6 months) by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply via the Educational Access Scheme.
The scheme is open to students commencing studies at the beginning of each year and is not available to students commencing at other times of the year.
Other pathways may apply to your situation.
- Why Go To Uni?
- Is Uni For Me?
- Study Locally
- Move Away to Uni
- Distance & Online Study
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