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Start Date
January
February

Duration
1 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus

Program Code
DFIN

Study as
Full-time or part-time

Entry Requirements
TAFE/RTO (Guaranteed): N/A
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Prerequisites
None

Assumed Knowledge
None

Key features

  • Get a free1 taste of university and prepare for your future degree.
  • Open to all people who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.
  • Taught in four locations – Ceduna, Mount Gambier, Port Lincoln and Whyalla.
  • Includes social support and activities, networking opportunities, peer mentoring and support.
  • Small class sizes, meaning more one-on-one support from teaching staff.

1You will not be charged course fees, but you may have to pay Student Amenities Fees as determined by the Australian Government.

Snapshot

Snapshot

The Aboriginal Pathway Program is a free1, one and a half year program to prepare indigenous students for university study. It is open to all people who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and can lead to entry into a university degree at UniSA.

It is taught at four locations: Ceduna, Mount Gambier, Port Lincoln and Whyalla. You will study on campus for the intensive sessions. While studying on campus, you will have face-to-face teaching, social support and activities, networking opportunities, peer mentoring and support. When you successfully complete this program, you can use your grade point average (GPA) to apply for any UniSA degree (a competitive GPA is required).

1 You will not be charged course fees, but you may have to pay Student Amenities Fees as determined by the Australian Government.

Online study

Online study

Studying externally (online) gives you the flexibility to study where and when you want, at your own pace. Some of the courses offered through UniSA College can be studied online. You can choose your study mode when you enrol. With interactive online course materials and a 24/7 digital environment, you can also:

  • access your lectures online, plus study and course resources
  • submit your assignments and get feedback
  • use forums and discussion boards for team work and communication

What you'll learn

What you Learn

You will get a taste of university and learn the skills to study for your degree. Courses include:

  • communication skills
  • academic writing
  • literacy
  • information and communications technology
  • mathematics
  • Aboriginal culture
  • land management

Study hours

Your study schedule will be divided into contact hours (the time you spend doing lectures and tutorials) and independent study, including your personal research and assignment work. Study hours depend on the courses you choose and the amount of additional work you put in. Generally, full-time study is equivalent to 40 hours per week.

Assessment

Assessment

Your assessments will include:

  • assignments
  • reflective journals
  • tests
  • continuous assessment

Global opportunities

Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. Australian and international students may have the option to do an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas. We have links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.

Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Global opportunities

What courses you'll study

Structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
FIRST YEAR
First Half (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Land Management (OC) ENVT 1018 4.5
Building Academic Success (OC) EDUC 1094 4.5
Applied Computer Practices (OC) COMP 1042 4.5
Second Half (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Communication for Academic Purposes (OC) COMM 1069 4.5
Aboriginal Knowledges, Learning and Cultures (OC) HUMS 1056 4.5
University Studies (OC) EDUC 1093 4.5
SECOND YEAR
First Half (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Maths Fundamentals (OC) MATH 1074 4.5
Critical Thinking: Media and Academia (OC) LANG 1063 4.5
Introduction to Human Behaviour (OC) BUSS 1064 4.5

I am passionate about motivating students to improve their language, critical thinking and communication skills to better engage in the world around them. I am currently working on research into motivational factors and I have recently completed a Masters of Leadership.

Ms Tanya Weiler

Program Director

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Ms Tanya Weiler

Program Director

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Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarship search page for more.

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.

Adelaide - City West campus

City West is in Adelaide’s most lively precinct, close to art galleries, music venues, cafés and restaurants. It has brand new learning spaces; modern lecture theatres; architecture workshops, contemporary art and design studios; and well-equipped student lounges. Explore City West >

Your study experience

Our campuses have advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. You’ll discover that your journey at UniSA is also about social experiences, healthy living and getting involved. Depending on your campus, you’ll find student gyms, pools, tech zones and chill-out spaces. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you’re keen to explore the social side of university life, there’s movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and loads more.

Student services

Student services

You will have full access to our student support services to help you settle in to university life before you begin studying a bachelor degree. We want you to be successful, and if you need help you’ll have it. We provide a full range of support services, including: 

  • academic counselling
  • personal counselling
  • social support services, including family support and nearby childcare
  • library services
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • wellbeing resources and advice
  • accommodation
  • community health clinics
  • services offered through our student association, USASA

24/7 digital environment

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

Student services

How to apply

To apply to study the Aboriginal Pathway Program, go to the top of this page and click Apply. You will be directed to our online application portal.

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