Pathway programs

Find the pathway for you

No matter what OP/ATAR result you receive, at USQ we have a number of pathways to help you achieve your study goals.

Accelerated Entry Pathway Program

The Accelerated Entry Pathway Program (AEPP) is a pathway program designed specifically for Year 12 students who haven't chosen an ATAR pathway or are worried they won’t get into uni. Use your end-of-Year 12 summer break to get uni-ready so you can begin your degree in the new year with confidence.

Tertiary Preparation Program

USQ’s Tertiary Preparation Program (TPP) is a free program that helps you develop the skills you need to successfully complete a university degree. Once you have completed TPP you have guaranteed entry to a range of USQ undergraduate degrees. TPP is offered all year round including the summer holidays, which means you could finish TPP over the end of year break and commence your chosen undergraduate degree in Semester 1.

Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP)

Are you of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background and wanting to commence study at university? You may be eligible to apply for the Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP).

Diplomas

Our Diplomas provide the ideal foundation for further study. Our diplomas typically take one year (full-time) of study and the certificate can be completed in half a year (full-time).

Associate degrees

Associate degrees typically take two years (full-time) to complete and you will receive a formal qualification when you successfully complete all of the courses. Choose from a range of associate degrees to start a direct pathway to the bachelor degree you’re aiming for.

There are two ways you can use your TAFE (VET) studies to get into USQ:

  1. Use your TAFE (VET) qualification to gain entry into USQ and receive recognition of prior learning.
  2. Study one of our USQ/TAFE 'dual award' programs where you will start with a TAFE qualification and once completed, seamlessly transfer, with your TAFE prior learning, to a USQ degree.

You can also start study with USQ via a pathway program.

Tertiary Preparation Program

USQ’s Tertiary Preparation Program (TPP) is a free program that helps you develop the skills you need to successfully complete a university degree. Once you have completed TPP you have guaranteed entry to a range of USQ undergraduate degrees.

Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP)

Are you of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background and wanting to commence study at university? You may be eligible to apply for the Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP).

Haven’t completed high school? Considering a career change that requires a qualification? Perhaps you have partially completed study or have been in the workforce and want to formalise your qualifications? Depending on your prior work and life experience, you may meet the entry requirements for a range of degrees or be eligible to complete a pathway program. 

Tertiary Preparation Program

USQ’s Tertiary Preparation Program (TPP) is a free program that helps you develop the skills you need to successfully complete a university degree. Once you have completed TPP you have guaranteed entry to a range of USQ undergraduate degrees.

Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP)

Are you of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background and wanting to commence study at university? You may be eligible to apply for the Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP).

Associate degrees

Associate degrees typically take two years (full-time) to complete and you will receive a formal qualification when you successfully complete all of the courses. Choose from a range of associate degrees to start a direct pathway to the bachelor degree you’re aiming for.

Diplomas

Our Diplomas provide the ideal foundation for further study. Our diplomas typically take one year (full-time) of study and the certificate can be completed in half a year (full-time).

Graduate Certificates

There are a number of Graduate Certificate programs that you may be able to gain entry to depending on your previous work and life experience, such as the Graduate Certificate of Business

Are you a student from a non-English-speaking background looking to improve your English language skills? We offer short-term English language programs to prepare you for entry into a USQ degree, enhance your career prospects and improve your written and spoken English. 

English language programs

Our English language programs are free if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or holder of an Australian Permanent Humanitarian visa. Improve your English language skills with our General English (ELICOS) or Academic English programs.

Have questions? Contact us and let us find the right pathway option for you. 

Hayley

Pathway Programs
A third generation nurse, inspiring future generations. View Hayley's story of studying our Tertiary Preparation Program, Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Midwifery at USQ.
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