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This is a really useful quick reference chart to use when helping students select subjects.

Courtesy John Curtin College

Chosen Pathway University Degree

/Study

Courses to Study for Uni Entry Alternate Entry Pathway Course to Study
Acting/ Drama

 

 

 

 

WAAPA

ECU

Murdoch

Curtin

Notre Dame

English ATAR or Literature

Specialist Course

No Set Prerequisites

Cert IV into Uni as

No specific Cert IV acting course

English

Specialist Course

VET Course

Architecture/

Drafting

Curtin

UWA – Design

English ATAR or Literature

Specialist Course

No Set Prerequisites but

AIT, Tech Graphics (Cert 11 Visual Arts), Maths

 

Residential Drafting

Cert IV

English

Specialist Course

Maths

Tech Graphics (Cert 11 Visual Arts)

VET Course

Art

 

 

 

 

 

Curtin

UWA

ECU

English ATAR or Literature

Specialist Course

No Set Prerequisites but

Visual Arts

AIT

Cert IV

Art & Design (Central)

English

Specialist Course

Art

AIT

VET Course

Arts

 

 

 

 

UWA

Murdoch

Curtin

ECU

Notre Dame

English ATAR or Literature

Specialist Course

No Set Prerequisites

Cert IV English

Specialist Course

VET Course

 

Broadcasting

 

 

 

 

Murdoch

Curtin

ECU

WAAPA

 

English ATAR or Literature

Specialist Course

No Set Prerequisites but

Media Production and Analysis

Broadcasting – Central

Cert IV

Media Portfolio (Murdoch)

English

Specialist Course

Media Production and Analysis

VET Course

Business/

Accounting/

Commerce

 

 

 

UWA

Curtin

Murdoch

Notre Dame

ECU

English ATAR or Literature

Specialist Course

At least Mathematics: Applications

Business

Cert IV

English

Specialist Course

Maths

AIT

VET Course

Computing & Games/

Animation

 

 

 

 

 

UWA –Science

Curtin

ECU

Murdoch

Notre Dame

English ATAR or Literature

Specialist Course

AIT

At least Mathematics: Applications

Media Production and Analysis / Visual Arts

– for Gaming

Cert IV

Media Portfolio Entry (Murdoch)

English

Specialist Course

AIT

Maths

Art

Media Production and Analysis

VET Course

Dance and Ballet

 

 

 

WAAPA Degree Course needs

English ATAR or Literature

WAAPA English

Specialist Course

VET Course

Education

Pre-Primary

Primary

Secondary

 

 

 

UWA – Grad Degree

Curtin

Murdoch

ECU

Notre Dame

Literacy and Numeracy Tests

English ATAR or Literature

Specialist Course

No Set Prerequisites but

Secondary – may focus on courses of interest for degree first then Dip.Ed.

Cert IV or

Childcare Courses

English* Requirements may change

Specialist Course

Maths

IntegSci * good for pre-Primary & Primary

Health*

AIT

VET Course

Engineering UWA – Grad Degree

Murdoch

Curtin

ECU

English ATAR or Literature

Specialist Course

Physics, Chemistry

At least Mathematics: Methods

Check Requirements

 

 

Cert IV Engineering English

Specialist Course

Mathematics: Applications necessary

AIT

Tech Graphics (Cert 11

Visual Arts)

VET Course

Fashion/

Textiles/

Costumes

 

 

 

 

 

Curtin

ECU

English ATAR or Literature

Specialist Course

May need a portfolio

No Set Prerequisites but

Textiles

Visual Arts

AIT?

Central

WAAPA

English

Specialist Course

Costumes

Production ( Cert 11 in live production, Theatre and Events)

VET Course

Health Sciences and Dietician/

Podiatrist/

Occupational Therapist/

Speech Therapist/

Chiropractor+ would have to liaise with each Uni

 

UWA- Health, Podiatry, Health

Curtin – Dietician, OT, Health

ECU – Speech

Murdoch – Chiropractic Studies

English ATAR or Literature

Specialist Course

Maths – Check the recommended level for the area of study

Human Biology, (Chemistry? Physics? – check TISC)

Health Based Courses or Lab Tech Courses in Science

Possible but unlikely

English * Check with the University

Specialist Course

Maths

VET Course

 

Interior Design/

Decorating

 

 

 

 

 

Curtin

 

English ATAR or Literature

Specialist Course

No Set Prerequisites

Visual Arts

AIT

Tech Graphics (Cert 11 Visual Arts),

 

Cert IV

Interior Decorating

English

Specialist Course

Maths

Tech Graphics (Cert 11 Visual Arts)

AIT

VET Course

Journalism

 

 

 

 

 

Murdoch

Curtin

ECU

English ATAR or Literature

Specialist Course

No Set Prerequisites

History

Media Production and Analysis AIT

Certificate IV anything English

Specialist Course

Media Production and Analysis AIT

VET Course

Law

 

 

 

 

Murdoch

Notre Dame

ECU

UWA – Grad Degree

Curtin

 

English ATAR or Literature

Specialist Course

No Set Prerequisites

History?

Maths?

Legal Studies Cert IV

Then Legal Studies at Murdoch

 

English

Specialist Course

Maths

VET Course

Media

 

Murdoch

Curtin

ECU

Notre Dame

UWA in Arts Deg

English ATAR or Literature

Specialist Course

No Set Prerequisites

Media Production and Analysis AIT

 

Cert IV (Central) English

Specialist Course

Media Production and Analysis

Photography

VET Course

Medicine/

Dentistry

 

 

 

 

 

 

UWA – Grad Degree and Direct Entry if 99 ATAR with UMAT

Notre Dame – Medicine only

Curtin – Medicine only

 

English ATAR or Literature

Specialist Course

No Set Prerequisites but

Physics &/or H. Biol /Biology

Chem

Mathematics: Methods

 

Cert IV into Science Area

Then into Science Degree at Murdoch/ECU/Notre Dame then Grad Entry but B Grade Average Needed

Possible but v unlikely

English

Specialist Course

Maths

VET Course

Music

Performance/Sound Technology

 

 

 

 

 

WAAPA – both Areas

UWA – Music Available to study as part of degree

Murdoch – Sound Tech

English ATAR or Literature

Specialist Course

No Set Prerequisites

Media

AIT

Production ( Cert 11 in live production, Theatre and Events)

Central

Or Murdoch Portfolio Entry to Media

English 2A/2B

Specialist Course

Maths

AIT/Media for Music Technology

Production ( Cert 11 in live production, Theatre and Events)

VET Course

Music Theatre

 

 

 

 

 

 

WAAPA Music GATE

English ATAR or Literature

WAAPA English

Specialist Course

VET Course

Nursing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECU

Curtin

Murdoch – Mandurah and Perth Campus

UWA – Grad Degree

Notre Dame

English ATAR or Literature

Specialist Course

H. Biol

Maths

Chem-not a prerequisite but v useful

Enrolled Nursing

Cert IV

English

Specialist Course

Maths

Integ Science

Health Studies

VET Course

Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curtin

ECU

Murdoch

English ATAR or Literature

Specialist Course

No Set Prerequisites

Media Production and Analysis Photography

Central English

Specialist Course

Photography

VET Course

Physiotherapy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curtin

Notre Dame

English ATAR or Literature

Specialist Course

H. Biol

At least: Mathematics: Applications

Physics – useful

 

Massage – as an alternative option

Sports Massage – as an alternative option

 

English

Specialist Course

Maths

Integrated Science

Health Studies

VET Course

Psychology

Masters Needed to Practise*

Counselling

 

 

 

UWA – as part of a degree

Murdoch

ECU

Curtin

Notre Dame

English ATAR or Literature

Specialist Course

Mathematics: Applications (Statistics part of the course)

H.Biol

Psychology

Youth Work

Community Work

Cert IV

English

Specialist Course

Maths

Integ Science or Health

VET Course

 

Social Work

Youth Work

 

 

 

 

 

Curtin

UWA – Grad Degree in Health Sciences

ECU

English ATAR or Literature

Specialist Course

No Set Prerequisites

Psychology

Youth Work

Community Work

English

Specialist Course

Maths

Health Studies

VET Course

Sports Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UWA – as part of a degree

Murdoch

ECU

Notre Dame

Curtin

English ATAR or Literature

Specialist Course

Mathematics: Applications  Biol

Sports Development

Fitness Training

Sport and Recreation

Outdoor Recreation

(Central & Challenger)

Cert IV

English

Specialist Course

Maths

Integrated Science

Phys Ed Studies

VET Course

Stage Management

Lighting/Sound/

Costume/Make-Up etc

 

Sound

 

 

WAAPA

 

 

 

Murdoch

WAAPA Fashion

Beautician

Sound

 

English

Specialist Course

Maths?

Production and Design

VET Course

Veterinary Studies

 

 

 

 

 

 

Murdoch English ATAR or Literature

Specialist Course

At least: Mathematics: Applications

Chemistry

Physics &/or Biology

Vet Nursing

Animal Studies (Murdoch)

Cert IV

Possible but v unlikely

English

Specialist Course

Maths

Integ Science/Biology

VET Course

WAAPA

Acting

Ballet

Dance

Music

Musical Theatre

Production

 

WAAPA Check whether Degree or Diploma/Certificate Course English

Specialist Course

VET Course

 

 

 

 

Author: Bev Johnson

Deciding what to choose for a career as we experience this tsunami of change is a huge challenge for school leavers. Hello, my name is Bev Johnson. I write, teach and coach senior students so that they have the best possible opportunity to become future ready citizens.

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