There are many ways to gain entry into UniSA – we’ve got your back. Whether you’ve just finished Year 12, have no previous qualifications or you’ve already studied at the tertiary level, we have different pathways to get you into your preferred degree.

  • I am currently in or have completed year 12 minus-thin plus-thin

    I’m currently in or have completed Year 12

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    Every year, a large number of Year 12 students gain entry into UniSA using their competitive Selection Rank (ATAR + Adjustment Factors).

    Did you know that your Selection Rank can also still be valid after you’ve finished high school? If you’ve finished Year 12 and haven’t done more than two years of university study, you can still use your Selection Rank for competitive entry into UniSA.

    There’s a few additional things you should know if you are using your Selection Rank for entry:

    Selection Rank Guaranteed Entry

    UniSA has set guaranteed entry scores for most of our degrees. This means, that if you achieve that set Selection Rank and you put us as your first preference, you're in. There's nothing more you have to do.

    Some degrees also have prerequisites and other eligibility criteria for entry that you'll still have to meet.

    Guaranteed Entry Calculator

    Have a back-up plan

    If you’re applying for a competitive degree and don’t think you’ll meet the entry requirements for guaranteed or direct entry, you may consider preferencing a degree in a similar field, or preferencing a pathways program such as a UniSA College diploma or Foundation Studies.

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    Upskilling with no prior qualifications?

    Maybe you didn't complete Year 12. Maybe you've been working for some time with no prior qualifications. Maybe you’re seeking a career change. If this sounds like you, we’ve got a range of alternative pathways to help you gain entry into UniSA.

    Take a UniSA pathway

    UniSA College

    • Complete a two-year diploma, then enter second year of a linked UniSA degree (with more than 100 degrees to choose from); or
    • Complete the one-year Foundation Studies program, then apply to enter first year of a UniSA degree of your choice through a competitive Grade Point Average.

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    UniSA associate degree

    Are you interested in studying engineering but not sure if a bachelor’s degree is right for you? Then try our associate degree. After you’ve completed this flexible two-year program, you can transfer into the second year of a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree with a chosen specialisation and get credit for successfully completed courses. The associate degree can also be studied 100% online through UniSA Online.

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    Or take an alternative pathway

    VET qualifications

    You can apply for entry into UniSA using a certificate IV, diploma or advanced diploma from TAFE or another Registered Training Organisation (RTO). You may also receive credit for your study or be eligible for guaranteed entry.

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    Complete a diploma through SAIBT then enter the second year of a number of related degrees at UniSA. A minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) is required.

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    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    If you’re over 18 and haven't completed more than two years of full-time tertiary study in the last two years, you can sit the STAT for entry into UniSA programs.

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    Online literacy and numeracy test

    Interested in studying with UniSA Online? You may be eligible to sit the online literacy and numeracy test, offered through ACER.

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  • I’ve done some university study minus-thin plus-thin

    I’ve done some university study

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    Have you spent time at university before? Whether you’ve studied at UniSA or another university, you may apply to transfer based on your Grade Point Average (GPA). If you’ve completed no more than two years of equivalent full-time tertiary study, you may also be eligible to use your past Year 12 results. You’ll need to check if your results are competitive with the current Year 12 Selection Rank cut-off scores.

    To discuss your options, contact our Future Student Enquiries team.

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  • I’ve studied a TAFE/VET course minus-thin plus-thin

    I’ve studied a TAFE/VET course


    A completed certificate IV, diploma or advanced diploma from TAFE or another registered training organisation may be all you need to apply for a UniSA degree. Check out the entry requirements for the degrees that interest you most and see what VET qualification is needed for entry.

    If using your VET award, it’s good to remember that UniSA offers guaranteed entry into many programs. If your completed award meets the UniSA VET Guaranteed Entry, you’ve met any prerequisites and specific entry requirements, and you’ve listed the degree as your first preference, you're guaranteed an offer.

    If you're successful in securing a place into a UniSA degree, you may also be eligible to receive credit for your previous study, typically reducing the time it takes to complete the program. See an instant snapshot of how your qualifications may count towards your degree through our online credit assessor.

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  • I am an international student minus-thin plus-thin

    I’m an international student

    UniSA has credit transfer agreements with institutions in many countries. Your previous studies may count towards credit, exemption or advanced standing in the degree you wish to study.

    Find out more using our online credit assessor. If you’ve studied at an institution that is not listed in the database, you may still be eligible for credit.

    For more information, contact UniSA International and discuss your options.  

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Not sure that any of these fit you? We're here to help.

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We recognise that it can be difficult to determine which pathway is your most suitable option. Contact us to book a one-on-one appointment where we can review your individual situation and options.