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Pathway Studies

Make your dream career a reality with flexible, fully integrated pathways to university-level study.

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What is a pathway course?

Designed for students who don't meet the admission criteria for a university, university pathways are courses that help students prepare for entry into a university degree program.

After completing a pathway course, students may be eligible to pursue a relevant degree at an Australian university. These pathways include English language programs, foundation studies, and courses in specific fields and subjects that lead to bachelor's and master's degrees.

The entry pathways available to students

Do you already have a course in mind, or have you selected the university where you'd like to study? If so, you can take a subject-specific Certificate or Diploma course at a pathway college affiliated with your chosen university.

When you’ve finished your course, you’re guaranteed entry into a first or second-year undergraduate degree program at that university.

Haven't decided on your chosen course or university yet? A general foundation course is the perfect pathway as it doesn’t restrict your choice of degree or university. This option is ideal for younger students who haven't settled on a chosen career yet.

Many Western Australian universities offer foundation studies on campus. This means that while you’re studying to meet general course requirements, you can experience real university life and take advantage of all academic resources, recreational facilities and student groups.

Perth is a great place to study with a wide range of university pathway providers available to choose from, including:


University of Western Australia

Curtin University

Murdoch University

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