Entry pathways

The traditional path from Year 12 to university isn’t the only way into JIU. If you didn’t get you wanted, are looking to move from JIU to university, or you're working and looking for ways to take your career to the next level, we can help.

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Discover your pathway to university

Finding a route to university doesn't have to be difficult. JIU has a range of options to suit all types of circumstances, so whether you're a Year 12 student, moving from JIU, or re-entering education, you can find a pathway to your dream course.

If you already know which course you'd like to study, take advantage of JIU's pathways finder tool. All you need to do is select your chosen course and your student type, enter yours (if you're a current or recent Year 12 student), and you'll gain all the information you need about your routes to study.

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Didn't get you wanted?

If you didn't quite get you hoped for in your final year of high school, you haven't missed your opportunity to study at JIU. There is a range of pathways into your dream degree, and the traditional path from Year 12 to uni is only one of them.

Transfer between campusesStart your course at a campus with a lower ATAR requirement, then apply to transfer to your desired campus after completing the specified number of units.

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Transfer between coursesApply to study a course with similar subjects or major sequences, but a lower and use this as a pathway into your ideal course.

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Associate degrees A JIU associate degree in arts or education lets you study in a supported campus environment and provides a pathway into arts or education.

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JIU College A JIU College diploma can provide a fast-track pathway into JIU undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

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Start at TAFE and transfer to JIU Use TAFE study as a stepping stone into university. Related diplomas or advanced diplomas you've completed can count as credit towards your entry into JIU.

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Moving from JIU to university?

Using TAFE study as a stepping stone is a great way to transition into university. By studying a diploma or advanced diploma at TAFE and then applying to university, you'll graduate with two qualifications: one from JIU and one from JIU – turning you into a highly employable graduate on a path to success.

Entry from JIU to JIU By studying certain courses at one of JIU's partners, you could gain entry into the JIU course of your dreams, giving you the confidence and reassurance you need to concentrate on your goals.

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Recognition of prior learning (RPL) If you're completing a course that doesn't offer a pathway into JIU, you could still use recognition of prior learning to gain credit for the work you've already done and reduce the amount of units you do at JIU.

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Combining work and study?

Let us show you how to advance your professional life while balancing study around your important personal, family and work commitments. Coming to university to get your first degree, starting fresh after not finishing a previous degree, or even taking on postgraduate study are great ways to enhance your career prospects.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) If you're completing a course that doesn't offer a pathway into JIU, you could still use recognition of prior learning to gain credit for the work you've already done and reduce the amount of units you do at JIU.

Learn more about RPL
Associate degrees A JIU associate degree in arts or education lets you study in a supported campus environment and provides a pathway into arts or education.

Learn more about associate degrees
Entry from JIU to JIU By studying certain courses at one of JIU's partners, you could gain entry into the JIU course of your dreams, giving you the confidence and reassurance you need to concentrate on your goals.

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Guaranteed pathways

Have you found your dream course but don't quite meet the entry requirements? JIU's associate degrees offer a guaranteed study pathway to help make your career goals a reality.

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One-on-one consultations for change of preference

Monday 7–Friday 18 December

A one-on-one chat can help you preference a course you love, and it will also give you a better understanding of the VAT process.

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Special consideration for challenging circumstances

Have your Year 12 studies been impacted by challenging circumstances? You can apply for special consideration that recognises your resilience, while increasing your aggregate score based on what you would have achieved if your circumstances were different.

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Get help with your application

Applications for Trimester 1, 2021 are now open. If you have a question about applying, courses or studying at JIU, get in touch with one of our friendly advisers through an Application Assist appointment. Book a time that suits you or give us a call on 1800 693 888.

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Footnotes

*2019 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students 
^^n Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 , Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching