ACU offers a range of pathway courses that provide options to direct entry.
ACU's pathway courses enable you to develop your skills and to make the transition into university study as easy as possible. There are a number of different options you can pursue if you are unsuccessful in gaining entry into your chosen course initially. Pathway courses include associate degrees, as well as diplomas and certificates. Depending on the course you choose, you may also have the opportunity to fast track your studies saving you both time and money. When you successfully finish a pathway course and achieve the necessary grades you may be eligible to gain entry into ACU courses.
Associate degrees offer the opportunity to undertake two years of full-time study in a course very similar to undergraduate study. Commonwealth-funded places are available for associate degrees from which you can directly entry the corresponding Bachelor course and may gain credit for the study you have undertaken.
Uni Access courses consist of both certificate programs and diploma programs. Full-time certificate courses are six months' duration consisting of four units and diploma courses are year long consisting of eight units. Your grades in the certificate or diploma program can be used to calculate your ‘entry score’ which will be considered in your application to transfer to your chosen Bachelor course. More information on transfers.