You can study individual units at UWA through AccessUWA and use the results to compete for a place at the University.
When you have successfully completed a minimum of 24 credit points of Access units (equivalent to one semester of full-time study or four six-point units) you are eligible to compete for a place at UWA through the University's normal admissions process, based on your results.
You can use AccessUWA study to gain entry to
Studying a minimum of 24 points through Access will make you eligible for consideration, but it does not guarantee selection. Find out how to apply for degree studies at UWA.
AccessUWA study cannot be used to compete for entry to the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) or Assured Entry Pathways in Medicine, Dentistry or Law.
This entry pathway is available to Australian students and is often used by students whose Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) was not high enough to gain direct admission. Students undertaking AccessUWA study straight after high school should have achieved the WA Certificate of Education (or equivalent), as AccessUWA is not intended as an alternative to normal senior secondary qualifications.
Each year, a number of students who narrowly miss out on direct entry to UWA degrees complete AccessUWA studies during Semester One, satisfy English language competence and any prerequisite requirements, and gain formal entry to a UWA degree in Semester Two the same year.
Completing study through AccessUWA does not automatically satisfy prerequisite requirements or the University's English Language Competence requirement. You may have already met these requirements through your Year 12 studies or other tests. We suggest you contact the Admissions Centre before enrolling through AccessUWA to discuss how you can satisfy these requirements.
If you are admitted to the University, a maximum of 24 points of study can be credited to your UWA academic record.
If you're aged 20 or over, our Mature-age Access Program may enable you to get started at UWA without previous qualifications.