Western Sydney University is committed to providing higher education pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who do not have a 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 Pathway Program.
We accept applications throughout the year with assessment workshops scheduled in June and November.
Current available workshops dates are listed below:
- Tuesday 17th - Wednesday 18th November 2020 (for 2021 commencement)
Current assessment dates
- Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th November 2020 for 2021 commencement
The Pathway Program will be delivered virtually with required comprehension, essay, numeracy assessment and an informal interview components completed online.
Note you will need access to a computer and the internet.
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Frequently asked questions
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pathway Program is an alternative entry pathway. It 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 Pathway Program.
No. Applying via the program does not interfere with any UAC applications that you may have already lodged.