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Military Academic Pathway

Accelerate your pathway to university

Australian Defence Force veterans and currently serving personnel have exclusive access to participate in a free pathway program designed by veterans, for veterans. Through the program, you will gain the skills and knowledge to ease your transition into university study.

This intensive program, offered in partnership with The Eighth Mile Consulting is delivered over a four-week period, three days per week at our Sunshine Coast campus.

Through the Military Academic Pathway Program, you will: 


The program has been specifically designed for veterans, by veterans, aiming to provide the essential skills and knowledge you will need to transition into and succeed at university.

Uniquely, this course will be delivered in partnership with The Eighth Mile Consulting, an award-winning veteran-run business, located on the Sunshine Coast.

You will be introduced to the university and the support services available to you, along with learning academic writing, critical thinking, and effective communication skills.

You will learn essential transition skills from the Eighth Mile team and hear from experts from our world-class hub for mental health research, the Thompson Institute.

When can I study?

Study the Military Academic Pathway Program in October and begin your university degree in March.

25 October - 17 November 2022. March intake dates to be confirmed.

Classes will be held from 9am - 4pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

What happens next?

Upon successful completion of the program, you can apply to direct to UniSC to study the Tertiary Preparation Program or most undergraduate degrees. 

For admission to an undergraduate degree, you must meet the program’s entry requirements for an offer of a place. This includes meeting any subject prerequisites and the minimum selection threshold for entry.

Depending on your prior study, you may be able to apply for credit transfer towards your degree program. 


You can apply direct to UniSC to take part in the Military Academic Pathway Program by completing the application form below.

You will need to provide proof of military status or discharge. If you are still serving in the military, you will also need to provide a confirmation letter from your military department approving study leave or time off. 

Limited places available. Applications close on 21 October.