Non-school leavers

Have you taken a break since high school and are looking to return to study, or are you on a less traditional pathway to university study? Discover all your options right here.

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Credit for prior study

Flexible study options

Support to help you succeed

If you are starting your education journey or returning to study after a break, we're here to help. Whether you're looking for new opportunities, a career change or a promotion, or simply want to pursue a particular passion, we have courses to suit both your personal interests and career goals.

As WA's #1 university for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2020), our industry-connected courses will ensure you graduate with a degree that will take you places. We also know that studying has to fit around your lifestyle, so we've got a range of options to suit. Choose from learning online or on campus (or both), and consider a full-time or part-time course. Ready to get that degree? Let's get started.

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Our courses

Our industry-integrated degrees prepare you for the ever-changing world. You can specialise in one area or create a degree that combines your interests. Whatever career you seek, at UWA you’ll find a degree that fits.

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Frequently asked questions

What flexible study options are available?

We understand that after some time off, taking up study needs to fit your lifestyle. That’s why you can choose from learning online or on campus (or both) and can also decide whether a full-time or part-time degree will suit you best. If you’d like to talk through your options with someone, book an appointment with our friendly Future Students Advisers.

Can I transfer from another university to UWA?

Absolutely. Wherever you are in your study journey, there are numerous ways to transfer. You may even be eligible to have credit rolled over. Find out more about transferring to UWA.

What entry options and support are available for Indigenous students?

We offer an Aboriginal Orientation Course and Provisional Entry Scheme to get you started in your education journey. Our dedicated School of Indigenous Studies staff will also be on hand to provide you with advice and support throughout your studies.

What support will I have when I start studying?

UWA offers a wide range of student support services dedicated to helping you get your studies off to the best start possible and supporting you during your journey with us.

Application and entry options

We offer pathways if you're starting at university after working, having time off or completing TAFE study or study at another university. View the entry options available to you as a non-school leaver.

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Our Future Students Centre is ready to answer all your questions.

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Phone – Domestic students
131 UWA (131 892)
8.30am–5.00pm (AWST), Monday to Friday

Phone – International students
+61 8 6488 1000
8.30am–5.00pm (AWST), Monday to Friday
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