Alternative University Entry Programs

Entry into University can be obtained by:

  • Meeting the ATAR and prerequisite requirements.
  • Pathways through certificates, diplomas, and then to degree.
  • Associate degrees and bridging programs -these allow young people who may not have met the ATAR requirements to often do a 1 or 2 year course with their provider of choice and then gain entry into 2nd or 3rd year ( depending on credits available)- information on these options is on each providers site and can be discussed in details with the admissions.

    To apply for University you can use the VTAC system and some university courses can be applied for direct to the University – each University’s site can assist with information on their preferred application methods and dates.

  • Click here to find a list of University sites and application information.


There are special entry options into University for those who have not completed year 12 or have not met the ATAR requirement, such as these local options:

  • DOTs is available at Monash University among other access options.
  • Deakin At Your Doorstep also is an alternative entry option offered for entry to some Deakin courses in partnership with Chisholm.

Most universities have similar options and information can be accessed on their websites.

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