This is not the complete list of alternative pathways but are the main ones.
Entry requirements for this course can vary depending on your circumstances.
Apply online via TISC. Due to Government funding this program will be competitive. Read the eligibility section under “How to Apply” on the above website.
For students who wish to pursue a Science, Health Sciences or Engineering degree but have little or no science or maths knowledge.
Students must have achieved a B grade in General English or a D grade for English ATAR. Students apply online through TISC.
This entry pathway is for creative students who wish to enrol in an Arts course based on motivation and potential for creative aptitude. Apply for your specific course online through TISC. Submit your portfolio and supporting documents by the link provided on the above website.
Students study individual units of their choice and if they complete four units and with the approval of the relevant Faculty, they may be eligible for a place at UWA. Students must have achieved WACE.
Admission into the Tertiary Pathway Program is assessed on an individual basis. Interested students apply directly to the university.
Students who successfully complete a Certificate IV level qualification, may get entry into one of the universities undergraduate courses. Before embarking on this alternative pathway, students are advised to first contact their university of choice to confirm whether the university would accept their proposed Cert qualification.
For University pathways from: -
For example, a one-year study in the Diploma of Commerce at North Metropolitan TAFE will allow students to enrol into the second year for Curtin’s Bachelor of Commerce. More about this qualification go to
What are VET qualifications - The basics
TAFE and private training colleges offer a range of qualifications, from Certificate I up to Graduate Diplomas.
Here is a breakdown of TAFE and training qualifications:
- Certificate I courses teach basic skills that can be used in simple jobs
- Certificate II courses train participants for entry-level positions or apprenticeships
- Certificate III courses help you to develop skills, knowledge and problem-solving abilities
- Certificate IV courses train you for supervisory and management positions
- Diploma courses teach skills in professional, technical or creative fields
- Associate Degrees and Advanced Diploma courses teach high-level skills in technical, professional and creative fields
There are private training providers that also offer Certificates and Diplomas.
For example, Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) is a private tertiary institution offering Diplomas through to Masters Degrees in Engineering and Technology. For more information go to
Information for students about government assistance for financing tertiary study.
Vantage Automotive 2018 Apprenticeships – Applications Open
Applications are now being sought from students that are interested in a career within the automotive industry as an Automotive Technician or Parts Interpreter. Interested students are invited to apply for the Automotive Modern Apprenticeship Program and, if selected, will be offered full time employment at a dealer close to their home and flown to Sydney for block training. This is a funded program with minimal cost to the student. For more information
Sponsored Voyage opportunity for Year 10 and 11 Students
The Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation is offering Year 10 and 11 students an opportunity to join one of two Voyages next term at a sponsored price of $350 per student.
Interested students would have a strong interest in a career in the marine or maritime sectors. Students who successful complete a Voyage earns 1-unit towards their WACE. For more information visit their website. http://www.sailleeuwin.com/
Careers with Maths: Stories
Read the different stories of where a career in maths can take you.
Youth Central Career Information
Learn about the different careers in a variety of industries.
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