Broadway UWA is designed to ensure that access to UWA's courses is available to the broadest range of students with the potential to succeed at university.

The Broadway scheme allows eligible students from a Broadway-identified Western Australian school to receive an automated ATAR adjustment if the school at which they completed their final WACE examinations:

  • is identified as a Broadway school in their year of application; or
  • was identified as a Broadway school in the year the student completed their WACE
Following a major review of the program in 2014, there have been some enhancements made to the scheme to enable more students to qualify for a place under Broadway from 2015. 

  1. Broadway UWA criteria
  2. ATAR adjustment categories
  3. How Broadway UWA works

Broadway UWA criteria

For admission to UWA in 2015 to 2017 (i.e. students completing Year 12 in 2014 to 2016), schools qualify under the revised Broadway program if they:

  • are located in metropolitan Perth and have a three-year average ICSEA score at or below the WA median [1]; or
  • are located in regional or remote Western Australia [2]; or
  • are a 2015 Aspire UWA school; or
  • are a School of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE).

[1] The Broadway threshold for 2015-2017 is the WA median ICSEA score of 1024, based on 2011-2013 ICSEA scores. 

[2] A school is defined as regional or remote if its post code, under the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ mapping of post codes to remoteness areas, has less than 50% of its area designated as being in a major city of Australia.

Note: Participation in Broadway scheme is restricted to eligible Australian citizens, permanent residents, permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens.

Choose medicine … choose dentistry Broadway Pathway

An applicant is eligible for consideration as a ‘choose medicine … choose dentistry Broadway Direct Pathway’ applicant if they have undertaken their entire year 12 studies (WACE level with a minimum ATAR of 96) at a Broadway UWA School. For further information please refer to the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences' website.

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ATAR adjustment categories

There are two main categories of adjustment for eligible students.

Students with an ATAR of 75.00 to 79.95

Eligible students with an ATAR of 75.00 to 79.95 will receive an adjusted selection rank of 80.00 to allow them to receive an offer into the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Design or Bachelor of Science, subject to their TISC preference order, provided they:

  • completed the requirements for the WA Certificate of Education
  • achieved UWA’s English Language Competence
  • satisfied any prerequisites that may apply.

Students with an ATAR of 80.00 or above

Students with an ATAR of 80.00 or above who meet the above criteria will also receive a positive adjustment to their selection rank. For this purpose, schools have been divided into two groups based on different levels of school-based disadvantage:

  • Tier A - a Broadway UWA-identified school at or below the WA median ICSEA score; and
  • Tier B - all other Broadway UWA-identified schools.

Selection rank adjustments, up to a maximum of 98.00, are available for students with an ATAR of 80.00 or above, as follows:

Original ATAR

Adjusted selection rank 

Tier A Tier B
80.00 to 84.95 + 5.00 to a maximum of 89.00 + 4.00 to a maximum of 88.00
85.00 to 89.95 + 4.00 to a maximum of 93.00 + 3.00 to a maximum of 92.00
90.00 to 94.95 + 3.00 to a maximum of 96.00 + 2.00 to a maximum of 95.00
95.00 to 97.95 + 2.00 to a maximum of 98.00 + 1.00 to a maximum of 98.00
98.00 or above  No bonus  No bonus

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How Broadway UWA works 

Any student from a Broadway UWA school who submits an application through the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) for admission to UWA will be automatically identified and assessed against Broadway UWA criteria; there is no need to submit a separate application for Broadway UWA.

Eligible students will be notified through their Universities' Admissions Advice Letter (UAAL), on the TISC website, when they receive and view their their WA Certificate of Education (WACE) results in late December.

It is important to note that eligibility for UWA undergraduate scholarships will continue to be based on original ATARs and not on adjusted selection ranks. 

Further Information

Broadway UWA schools list

Broadway UWA contacts