Pathways to Western Sydney University

Your Pathway Options...

If you are worried you do not meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate course at Western Sydney University, or miss out on a place for your course of interest - consider alternative pathways:

  1. Western Sydney Advantage Entry Programs - secondary students should take a look at the available Subject Bonus Points, Regional Bonus Points and check your eligibility for the Educational Access Scheme or Elite Athlete and Performer Bonus Scheme.
  2. Western Sydney University College (opens in a new window) - caters for local and overseas students by providing Academic Pathways and English Language programs that are preparation for University.

    The College is owned by Western Sydney University. For more information, visit the College website (opens in a new window).
  3. Tertiary Education/Western Sydney University Pathways - TAFE, Community College and Private Providers offer Certificates and Diplomas under the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF). There are a number of courses that have pathways set up with the University. See if a course you have studied has a formal pathway to the University on the Tertiary Education Pathways and Partnerships website.

    If you have completed a course that is not listed under the agreed Western Sydney University/TE Pathway, you can apply for Advanced Standing (recognition of prior learning) and follow the approval process. Information and an application form can be accessed from the Advanced Standing pages.
  4. Special Tertiary Admissions Test (opens in a new window) (STAT) - a multiple choice test administered by the Universities Admissions Centre. Western Sydney University accepts STAT results when considering applicants.
  5. Badanami Alternative Entry Program - higher education pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
  6. Work Experience can also assist you in strengthening your application to the University. In order to be considered, Work Experience needs to be:
    • obtained over a period of 12 months or more, 
    • full time, and 
    • paid.

    Work Experience does not need to be related to your preferred area of study to be considered in your application.

Want to know more?

If you have any questions about your pathway into Western Sydney University, call the Course Information Centre on 1300 897 669 or email