Pathway programs

Successful completion of a pathway course can provide eligibility into your chosen ACU undergraduate course.

  • Associate Degrees (two years full-time)
    Can be used to gain direct entry to the corresponding bachelor course and may provide credit for the study you have undertaken.
  • Diplomas (12 months full-time):
    The grades in a diploma program can be used to calculate your entry score, which will be considered in your application to gain entry to your chosen bachelor course.
  • Certificates (six months full-time)
    The grades in a certificate program can be used to calculate your entry score, which will be considered in your application to gain entry to your chosen bachelor course.
  • Vocational pathway courses (six months to 24 months part-time and full-time)
    Successful completion of these courses will give you direct entry to your chosen bachelor course.

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Vocational Education Training (VET)

ACUcom offers a range of nationally accredited vocational courses in Melbourne, Brisbane and Ballarat.

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Admission to ACU using a pathway course

ACU has a number of formal partnership agreements with TAFE and other private VET providers which include guaranteed entry into an ACU degree and/or credit for your previous studies.

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See also Credit transfers.