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Military Academic Pathway Program

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 and academic staff who specialise in transition to university study, for veterans. Through the program, you will gain the skills and knowledge to ease your transition into university study.

This intensive program is delivered over a four-week period from 19 June and includes a combination of online learning materials, face-to-face tutorials (at our Sunshine Coast campus between 26–30 June) and supporting seminars offered online via ZOOM.

Through the Military Academic Pathway Program, you will: 


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

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. The course is specifically scaffolded to capitalise on learning from one topic to the next.

You will learn essential transition skills from academics with experience working with first-year university students and students engaged in alternate pathways into university. You will also hear from our world-class research experts.

When can I study?

The Military Academic Pathway Program will begin online from Monday 19 June with a face-to-face intensive from 26 June – 30 June at the Sunshine Coast campus.

What happens next?

MAPP students who intend to study the Tertiary Preparation Program or an undergraduate degree at UniSC can apply direct by the due date. Late applications may be accepted for programs that remain open.

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 14 June.