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Alternative Paths to uni in WA 2024

All universities have developed lots of pathways to their door. The choices can be confusing.

Alternative Pathways to Uni in WA 2024  collates information on all the different pathways and provides:

  • tables of courses offered by each university

  • links to more detailed information for each pathway.

What’s good about alternative pathways?

Alternative pathways are frequently free.

As you do the course you find out about uni life and about a range of degrees that are available. You may find out about less expensive ways of doing your degree or about scholarships. 

Courses like medicine, which have strict quotas, are not available through alternative pathways, but most courses will be open to you. 

Although each course is different there are usually 4 subjects like….

  • Academic Writing

  • Research Skills and Information Literacy

  • Communication Skills

  • Essential Maths

You will meet new people, talk about courses, costs and career options with them, explore the campus and libraries and get familiar with the uni IT systems. 

How to choose a university

Pick a university that you would like to belong to. 

 Is it close? Are your friends going there? Does it have a great course? Do you like its ranking by past students

  • Go to that university and meet with a career advisor. Tell them what you would like to study.

  • Ask them what is available to help you to meet entry requirements. They will point you to the best course for you, or design one that meets your needs. 

Check out Which Uni is Best for You? for a quick overview of West Australian unis.

Final Tips

  • Students can calculate their anticipated ATAR HERE

  • Students can check the Lowest Offered ATAR Rank in 2023 to see if they have a chance of getting in next year.

  • If something goes wrong in Year 12, you could apply for special consideration through the TISC Access Scheme

Get your copy of Alternative Pathways to Uni in WA 2024

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