Career advisers and teachers
We are excited to support you in your vital role of mentoring students through their transition from school to university. Here you can access resources, request school visits or on-campus experiences, and keep up to date with the latest information to help your students find their path to UWA.
School Engagement team
The School Engagement team supports students in Years 10–12 to make informed decisions about their future study options. Our team can advise on UWA courses, opportunities, scholarships, accommodation options, admissions pathways and more.
Please contact us directly for further information and to book:
- presentations at your school
- campus tours
- attendance at careers expos, fairs and information events
You can also sign up to receive our regular e-newsletter, which covers opportunities, events and activities for your school, as well as the latest information on UWA courses and admissions. Contact the School Engagement team on [email protected].
UWA Starter 2024
New Program for Secondary Schools
UWA is proud to announce the launch of our new micro-credential program - UWA Starter - which will commence in 2024. This innovative program will allow senior secondary students to earn university-level micro-credentials through UWA. These can be stacked to provide credit towards one undergraduate degree unit in most UWA bachelor’s degrees. Several micro-credentials within the program are also SCSA endorsed and can contribute towards the completion of WACE. The program is open to all Year 11 and 12 students, whichever pathway they are on. Schools can partner with the program for a range of benefits including discounted fees for students.
Our industry-integrated curriculum prepares students for the ever-changing world outside their degree. Students can specialise in one area or create a degree that combines their interests. Whatever career they seek, at UWA they’ll find a degree that fits.
Careers and employability
UWA is ranked 1st in WA for graduate employability (QS Employability Ranking 2022). Find out how our students gain a competitive edge, and how we help them prepare for both their first job and a successful long-term career.
Explore events including Open Day, information sessions, campus tours, A Day at UWA, parent information webinars and more.
Equity and diversity programs
Aspire UWA works with more than 70 partner schools and communities in regional Western Australia and Perth to raise aspirations for tertiary education.
The Broadway scheme allows eligible students from a Broadway-identified Western Australian school to receive an automated ATAR adjustment.
UWA has partnered with ECU and Children’s University Australasia to inspire a passion for lifelong learning and widen participation of students from diverse backgrounds to access higher education.
Fairway UWA is an admission entry pathway and comprehensive support program for students completing Year 12 under challenging circumstances.
Girls in Engineering
The UWA Girls in Engineering (GiE) outreach program inspires female students to take advantage of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) study and the career pathways available in this area.
Learn more about the Aboriginal Orientation Course, Provisional Entry Scheme and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from UWA’s School of Indigenous Studies.
- Prerequisites and recommended subjects
English is a prerequisite to tertiary study at UWA, and some courses also require a certain level of mathematics. For all other courses where a prerequisite is indicated, students can still enrol if the subject has not been completed, but they will need to complete bridging unit(s) within their degree.
- LOTE and mathematics bonus
For those studying a language other than English (LOTE), a 10% bonus is applied on the scaled score for the student’s best LOTE subject. Likewise for those studying mathematics, a 10% bonus is applied on the scaled score for Mathematics Methods and a separate bonus for Mathematics Specialist. If a student is completing both subjects, they are eligible for both bonuses. If any of these subjects are not in the student’s top four ATAR outcomes (only four are used to calculate the ATAR), the student is still eligible for the 10% bonus.
- Programs for high-achieving students
We offer numerous initiatives, such as particular scholarships, prizes and courses, to celebrate high-achieving students.
Scholarships designed for high-achieving students include the UWA Winthrop Scholarship, UWA Lawrence Scholarship, UWA Hackett Scholarships, UWA Sports Excellence Scholarship, UWA Fogarty Foundation Scholarship and UWA Principal’s Citizenship Award, among others.
Prizes are awarded annually to recognise students’ outstanding academic achievements. About 450 awards are offered by different areas of the University and are presented to recipients at a ceremony. Most prizes are a monetary value, totalling more than $400,000.
Our courses range in ATAR entry requirements from 75 to those with higher ATAR requirements such as our Bachelor of Advanced Computer Science (Honours) (92), Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (98), Bachelor of Science (Frontier Physics) and Master of Physics (96), Bachelor of Automation and Robotics (88), and Bachelor of Economics and Master of Economics (90), and more.
- UWA's Early Offer program
UWA’s Early Offer program provides eligible Year 12 students with the option to apply to UWA earlier in the year than the standard tertiary application process. It has been designed to help ease the stress on Year 12 students. Knowing that there is a place available for them in their chosen course in advance, can provide students with a clearer direction and help them set manageable goals throughout their final year. Plus, getting the administrative processes underway earlier in the year means they will be connected with UWA and set up for a smoother transition into their first year of university.Find out more about Early Offers
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