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Find your path to university

At UniSC we've helped many people just like you reach levels of education they never thought possible. Our range of specially designed pathways and bridging programs are there to help you gain entry, and give you the confidence and prerequisites you need to succeed in most programs of study. It's a great way to try university, and see if it is the right fit for you.

Choose to study with a university that has a five-star rating for teaching quality, overall experience, skills development, student support, learner engagement and learner resources*.

*Good Universities Guide 2023/24

Thinking about uni study but not sure where to start?

UniSC's free, 6-month bridging program can help get you there.

Apply now for online or on campus study options.

Ready for a change?

Don't let the lack of a one-off score, or uncertainty and lack of confidence hold you back from achieving your study dreams. Wherever you're at, we can help you decide what you want to do and find a way for you to get there.

Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP)

Online or on campus study options. Experience university before committing to a full degree. Brush up on study skills and gain subject area knowledge to meet prerequisites in areas like science, business or maths. You can study up to four fee-free* TPP courses and gain entry into most UniSC programs on successful completion.

Pathway diplomas

Study a full-time, one-year diploma and get a taste for university, and have something to show for it. You'll get an introduction to a field of study, develop skills to succeed at university and gain direct entry at UniSC with up to one year’s credit.

UniSC Equip workshops

The UniSC Equip program is a series of free workshops where you'll gain the skills, direction, knowledge and confidence to take on your career and study goals. Specifically designed for adults thinking of taking the first steps to study at uni or TAFE, the program will help you better understand your uni options and prepare you for your future. You can complete one, two or all three workshops, depending on your needs and preferences.

Not ready to commit to a three year degree?

What would you like to study? 

A diploma or undergraduate certificate offer a smaller commitment and a pathway to a studying a Bachelor degree.

In high school?

Kickstart your university degree while still in high school! Take advantage of the Headstart program and get started at UniSC before the rest of the pack. And, if you're keen to secure your place at uni, check out our early offer guarantee.


The Headstart program is for students in Years 11 or 12.

Early Offer Guarantee

Year 12 students who want to secure a place at UniSC before  their results are released, can apply, with their school principal's approval, for an early offer.

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Pathways to UniSC

Chef finds the perfect recipe for career change

Former Zesty Edibles chef Kirstyn Owens is among the students who have each received a Gympie and District Community Bank/USC Tertiary Preparation Program (TPP) Scholarship, valued at $2,000, after excelling in the university’s free bridging course.

Top honour for graduate who ignored advice she shouldn’t go to uni

Told she wasn’t “university material” in high school, Belgium-born Liesbeth Borburgh never anticipated more than a decade later she would receive the highest academic honour for a graduating student from a university on the other side of the world.

Andre’s aiming to make his mark on business world

North Lakes State College’s co-captain Andre Mascarenhas has already completed an economics subject through UniSC's Headstart program while in Year 12, boosting his ATAR to 94.05 and inspiring him to enrol in a Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting).

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