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Applicants with Higher Education Study

Your existing higher education qualifications, such as a Diploma or Bachelor's degree, can fast-track you through your chosen JCU course. Whether you want to stay within the same career, or re-train for different opportunities, your previous qualifications and work experience can help you get there.

Pathway programs

JCU offers academic and personal support to help our students reach their study goals. If it's been a while since you've studied, a JCU pathway program could help get you on track to move up to a degree.

We also offer short courses and self-help resources to up-skill in maths, academic writing, time management and so much more.

Applying to study at JCU

Once you’ve decided which course you wish to study, you can start the application process. Make sure you’ve checked the entry requirements for your course.

If you have any questions along the way, the JCU team is here to help.

Have your qualifications and experience assessed

You can apply to have your qualifications and experience assessed and used to fast-track your JCU degree, saving you time and money:

  • If you have studied at another higher education provider such as a TAFE or university, in Australia or overseas
  • Or you have work experience.

Use the JCU credit calculator and Recognition of Prior Learning form to see how to apply to transfer your study and work history across to JCU.

Once you have applied for your JCU course, you can then submit your application for credit.

Apply for your course

If you're new to JCU and are looking at studying a Diploma or Bachelor’s degree you can apply online through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC). This application includes a section where you can list your existing qualifications.

Applications for Semester 1 (February intake) open in August of the previous year. Find out more.

Many courses accept enrolment in Semester 2 (July intake). Mid-year applications close in July, for immediate start.

Apply directly to JCU.

If you have previously discontinued your study with JCU, and would like to recommence in the same course, you may apply to return to study.

Apply directly to JCU.

Use the JCU credit calculator and Recognition of Prior Learning form to apply for credit. Once you are accepted into your course, the enrolment team will assess your application.

If you have any questions about applying for credit, book a call with a JCU advisor.

Congratulations! Once your application is assessed and approved you'll receive an offer via email. For mature students, this can be in less than two weeks for many courses.

Contact us if you have any questions

If you have any questions about applying, or would like to talk to someone about your options, the JCU team is here to help. Check out our FAQ page where you can see common questions, and also speak to the JCU team via live chat or book a call.

Each course has its own entry requirements, to ensure you're ready to jump into your new career, find your course and refer to Admission Requirements in the Handbook section.