Study Options for Non-School Leavers

They say the only way to predict the future is to create it. Here at Western that’s exactly what you can do with our extensive range of courses for people looking to join or re-enter higher education at a later stage of life. The time is now for you to create the career you’ve been dreaming of. 

Choose to upskill with our shorter course options that can be completed in 6-12 months, or plot a new career path with our Bachelors and Postgraduate degrees.

If you're currently in high school and looking for your uni options, visit our Year 12 Student Info Hub for more information.

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With a mix of flexible learning options and a ranking in the Top 2% of Universities worldwide, you’ll find a multitude of ways to further your career opportunities at Western.


A pathway to university study with a range of Integrated Diploma/Bachelor courses, Extended Diplomas and University Foundation Studies.


An undergraduate degree, also known as a Bachelor's degree (e.g. Bachelor of Arts) is the first degree you can study at university. 


Postgraduate study is usually undertaken after you’ve completed a Bachelor’s degree, however, it’s also open to people with work experience.


If you already have some prior study, or relevant work experience, our selection of Graduate Certificates and Diplomas might be a good fit.

Upskill in Training and Assessment

Our Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40116) gives you an added edge and the opportunity for professional development, as well as learning new techniques and hacks for effective delivery of training. 

It also provides you with an opportunity to create connections with a variety of industry professionals and experts.

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Course Discovery Webinar

Catch up on our Course Discovery Webinar to hear about the study options available at Western Sydney University.

Playlist includes:

  1. Introduction and Overview of Study Options
  2. Undergraduate
  3. College Pathway
  4. Shorter Postgraduate Study
  5. Postgraduate

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