Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Alternative Entry Program

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.

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

  • 12-13 June, 2018 at Penrith campus
  • 12-13 November, 2018 at Penrith campus
  • January 2019 (date and campus to be advised)

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Frequently asked questions

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Alternative Entry Program is a Western Sydney University initiative that aims to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying in all undergraduate course areas.

The program runs over 2 days. 
Day 1 includes an Essay, Comprehension assessment and an informal group interview with an academic within your chosen area of study. 
Day 2 includes a Numeracy assessment for applicants who require mathematics skills in their course. There is revision workshop available prior to the Numeracy assessment.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Whether you are working, unemployed, studying at TAFE, or coming straight from high school, as a prospective student you are not required to have completed the HSC or any other qualifications to apply at Western via the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Alternative Entry Program.

No. Applying via the program does not interfere with any UAC applications that you may have already lodged. 

Find out how to apply for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Alternative Entry Program.

Got questions?

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