You may have the skills, maturity and commitment needed for successful tertiary study, but not the formal academic qualifications.

Did you know experience gained through life and work may be enough for you to enter one of our pathway programs?

There are a range of pathway options available. Some are listed below, however there could be more depending on the course you are interested in.

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Pathways to JCU

Diploma of Higher Education

The Diploma of Higher Education may be just one of the ways you can gain entry to a JCU undergraduate degree. The Diploma is a one-year course (two years, part-time) designed to help people who may not meet the academic requirements for entry into a Bachelor degree course.

Tertiary Access Courses (TAC)

If you don't have an OP Score, the Tertiary Access Courses might be for you!

TAC provides pathways for mature-age students or school leavers at least 18 years of age who do not have an OP Score or recognised experience. TAC is only available to Australian citizens and permanent residents. There are no such fees but students are required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee for each subject.

For further information, visit the JCU Tertiary Access Courses webpage.

Indigenous Health Careers Access Program (IHCAP)

IHCAP is a pathway into a health degree for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Students are provided with academic and social support services by dedicated and experienced staff.

For further information, visit the IHCAP webpage.

RATEP: Community-based Teacher Education

RATEP is a community-based teaching education program to enable Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to become fully qualified teaching assistants and/or registered teachers.

RATEP is available for the Bachelor of Education (Primary).