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Pathway programs - pathway diplomas

A full-time, one-year program means you can get a taste for university, and have something to show for it, without the commitment of a full degree program.

A UniSC pathway diploma is a stand-alone qualification that gives you direct entry and up to one year’s credit into selected bachelor’s degrees.

Steps to apply

Check entry requirements

To apply for this program you must:

  • Meet the minimum English language requirements for your degree (if English is not your first language)

Applicants who have already completed a higher education qualification (AQF Level 5 and above, or equivalent), excluding VET sector diplomas, are not eligible for entry into this program.

Apply through QTAC

Once you've chosen your pathway diploma and you’ve met the entry requirements, you're ready to apply.

Before you apply through QTAC, you’ll need to know:

  • The names and QTAC codes of the pathway diplomas you want to apply for. Write down the correct QTAC code for your study location because the code is different for each USC campus.
  • The semester or study period you’re applying for (ie when you want to start your study).

Order your preferences

You can include up to six preferences in your QTAC application.

Your first preference should be the pathway diploma you want to study the most.

Your lower preferences are your back-up options.

Apply through the QTAC website

Submit your application online via the QTAC website. You’ll need to create a QTAC applicant account, enter all required information and pay the application fee.
It’s important to include as much information as possible in your application (including supporting documentation, where relevant). This will help QTAC process your application.

What happens next?

You can view or update your completed application through QTAC's Application Services. QTAC might contact you to ask for more information or give you an update on your application.

Once an offer round has occurred, you will be contacted by email to let you know whether you have been made an offer and what to do next.

After you’ve completed a pathway diploma, you will receive direct entry and 96 units of credit towards the bachelor degree you want to study. ​