Pathways to USQ
There are many pathways to fast-track your way to a USQ undergraduate or postgraduate degree and gain the confidence to study at uni along the way.
Regardless of whether you’re high-achieving academically, don’t meet the entry requirements to your preferred degree, are studying later in life or are from a non-English-speaking background, there are pathway options for you.
An associate degree can help you to progress in your career, or is a great way to start your study journey with USQ.
Associate degrees typically take two years (full-time) to complete and you will receive a formal qualification when you successfully finish all of the courses. Choose from a range of associate degrees to start a direct pathway to the bachelor degree you’re aiming for, or to upskill in your career:
- Associate Degree of Biomedical Science
- Associate Degree of Business and Commerce
- Associate Degree of Construction
- Associate Degree of Engineering
- Associate Degree of Medical Laboratory Science
- Associate Degree of Spatial Science
At USQ we offer diplomas and certificates as great way of starting your study journey or gaining a stand-alone qualification. Our diplomas typically take one year (full-time) of study and the certificate can be completed in half a year (full-time).
- Diploma of Human Services and Development
- Diploma of Science
- Diploma of University Studies
- Certificate of University Studies
Our Tertiary Preparation Program is a free course which provides you with the skills you need to succeed at university.
The Accelerated Entry Pathway Program is a pathway program designed specifically for Year 12 students who haven't chosen an OP pathway or are worried they won’t get into uni. Use your end-of-Year 12 summer break to get uni-ready so you can begin your degree in the new year with confidence.
The Indigenous Higher Education Pathways Program (IHEPP) is a pathway for Indigenous students looking to study at university.
Our free English language programs are ideal if you are from a non-English speaking background and are an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
There are two ways you can use your TAFE (VET) studies to get into USQ:
Use your TAFE (VET) qualification to gain entry into USQ and get credit for your TAFE studies towards your degree.
- Study one of our USQ/TAFE 'dual award' programs where you will start with a TAFE qualification and once completed, seamlessly transfer, with your TAFE credit, to a USQ degree.