University Information

There are a number of admission pathways into undergraduate degree programs at university. In addition to direct entry with achievement of an ATAR, there are other viable options that are available to students.

The information below is a summary of some of the pathways opportunities.

Students applying for direct entry into public university using an ATAR will need to:

 

The University of Notre Dame Australia seeks to enrol students who wish to make a special contribution to society. Notre Dame does not rely solely on the ATAR to determine university entrance. The selection system for Notre Dame is different to the other Universities. Applicants apply to the University directly, not through the Tertiary Institutions Services Centre (TISC).

Entrance requirements for Notre Dame can include:

  • Full academic records for Years 11 and 12, including the WASSA
  • Meet WACE requirements.
  • Meet the University’s English Language
  • Should have an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (minimum rank of 70.00 or higher).
  • A personal statement provided by the student in a form of an essay, outlining individual qualities, goals and motivation for seeking admission to Notre
  • References from school and work
  • A completed application form including supporting

For more specific details regarding Notre Dame University admission requirements please click HERE.

In recent years, universities have increasingly recognised the achievement of students involved in Vocational Education (VET) programs. The universities recognise that very high achievement in this learning context demonstrates a commitment to study and developing skills. Students studying a Certificate IV qualification along with achievement of English competency, for example, may qualify for direct or portfolio entry into a number of undergraduate degree programs.

For further details, please refer to the individual university admission/entrance websites. These can be found on this page under the heading ‘Are there any other pathways to university?’. If you have any queries please contact our Careers and VET Co-ordinator.

Many universities have forms of alternative entry/preparation courses that are designed for students who do not qualify  for direct entry. These preparation programs strengthen academic skills  and  understanding of university life  and  study. Upon successful completion of preparation programs, student may apply for entry into a range of undergraduate degree programs requiring a selection ATAR of 70.00.

For additional information, please visit the university sites identified below:

For Curtin University please click HERE

For Edith Cowan University please click HERE

For Murdoch University please click HERE

For Notre Dame University please click HERE

School leavers in Year 12 who do not achieve the required selection rank (ATAR) for chosen courses or who do not have an ATAR may also use the Portfolio or experience based entrance pathways.

For additional information, please visit the university sites identified below:

For Curtin University portfolio entry please click HERE

For Murdoch University portfolio entry please click HERE

For Edith Cowan University experience based entry scheme please click HERE

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Please visit the university admission/entrance pathway sites below. These sites will refer to direct entry, portfolio, preparation and experience pathways; however, they also outline other pathways that exist. In addition, they may help clarify the English competency requirements of each university.

For Curtin University please click HERE

For Edith Cowan University please click HERE

For Murdoch University please click HERE

For University of Western Australia please click HERE

For Notre Dame University please click HERE

If you require clarification regarding the various pathways, please feel free to contact our Careers & VET Coordinator.

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