Provisional Entry Scheme

The School of Indigenous Studies offers this scheme to assist Indigenous students to gain entry to an undergraduate degree at UWA.

Each year UWA offers places to Indigenous students who may not meet the required ATAR and are seeking entry to undergraduate degree courses through the School of Indigenous Studies’ Provisional Entry Scheme.

The Provisional Entry Scheme is competitive and applicants are ranked based on their education and/or employment background, interview and written assessment.

However, all students should have the prerequisites for the course for which they are applying e.g. WACE English for all degree courses or, if mature age, written assessment and evidence of considerable work experience.

The Aboriginal Student Selection Committee consisting of senior staff from Admissions, associate deans and faculty advisers from each faculty consider applicants recommended for entry by the School of Indigenous Studies. The committee makes the final decision and successful applicants are offered places through the standard Admissions process.

Entry categories

WACE Applicants
Applicants must have completed WACE, achieved secondary graduation and a reasonable ATAR, although slightly below the cut off for entry. Applicants who achieved an ATAR of 70 or more will be considered for entry to all degree courses (Arts, Commerce, Science and Biomedical Science).
Non-WACE applicants

This category includes applicants who have:

  • a good education background which may include TAFE, higher education studies or a bridging course and/or
  • extensive relevant work experience.

All applicants are required to complete an application form and provide a CV/resume, any certificates/academic transcripts from previous studies, and attend an Open Day which involves an information session, written assessment and interview.

Once enrolled, students who are offered places through the Provisional Entry Scheme are expected to:

  • participate in the School of Indigenous Studies’ Orientation Day during Orientation Week (the week prior to the commencement of semester).
  • meet with the Academic Coordinator at the School of Indigenous Studies two to three times a semester in first year.
  • use ITAS (Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme) or other student support services offered by the School of Indigenous Studies or UWA’s Student Services.

For further information, contact the School of Indigenous Studies at [email protected] or on 6488 3428 or 6488 8691