Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Alternative Entry Program

The Western Sydney University is committed to providing higher education pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who do not have an HSC or other qualification, or who have an ATAR lower than required for their chosen course, can apply to study at Western Sydney University through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Alternative Entry program.

Applications

We accept applications throughout the year for three main intakes, with assessment workshops scheduled in January, June and November.

To apply to Western Sydney University or Western Sydney University, The College through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Alternative Entry Program, there are three steps:

Step 1 - Selecting a course

Before you apply, you’ll need to select your course. If you’re not sure which courses you’d like to do, why not come to our next Open Day or Western Sydney U Day? You can also call on 1300 897 669, email or live chat.

Step 2 - Confirming your Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander status

To apply through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Alternative Entry Program, you need to submit the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Alternative Entry Program form  [PDF, 156.69 KB].

If you have already applied and have been asked to submit a self-declaration and/or a community confirmation, please complete the Confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identity Statutory Declaration [PDF, 61.58 KB].

Step 3 - Lodging your application

Applications may be lodged in person to the Admission Unit (Building I, Penrith Campus) or any Student Central.


You can also mail the application to:
Admissions Unit
Western Sydney University
Locked Bag 1797, Penrith NSW 2751

Step 4 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Alternative Entry Program testing and interview

After you submit your application we will contact you to arrange a two-day program of assessment and an interview.

More information will be provided in your invitation to the assessment.

Start your unlimited journey.

Courses specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

For courses available at Western Sydney University specifically for Indigenous students, please select an option below.

Got questions?

Contact our Course Information Centre on study@westernsydney.edu.au, 1300 897 669, or Live Chat.