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    I never completed my HSC due to becoming a single mum at 17 with a SN child. Next year my youngest is off to big school so it's time I got into studying again and earned myself a degree (in what is also another question!) Only problem is, is that I'm not sure on all my options to get into uni without a UAI at 26. I know I can sit a stat test and get an equivalent but I'm wondering what other pathways are out there?

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    Do a tafe course first maybe

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    Look in to open foundation. It's a great way to get in to uni and it is at uni so you learn what it is expected of you as a uni student at the same time. It is great!+

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    Have you checked out OUA? I think they offer pathways or you could check out the uni course you want to do, they usually list what you need to do if you don't have a UAI.

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    Through OUA anyone can enrol in the open units from the first year of a course, then once you prove you can pass 4 of those, you apply for a place in the full course.

    I did it that way because I didn't like the idea of doing 'starter' courses that weren't going to count towards my degree ... Seemed like a waste, you know?

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    TAFE courses are another option, as some universities have arrangements with particular TAFE college courses. Depending on which university and TAFE you may be able to get some creditation for the TAFE course you've done. I did it this way and it worked for me. I have successfully completed my Masters postgraduate course and now on to my second professional degree all without doing HSC.

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    Some universities offer bridging courses. I did one and it was the best decision as it taught me what is expected at uni level of study.
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    Default Re: Pathways into uni?

    Work out what field you want to study first. If it's humanities, you might get in through a bridging program or mature age entry. You've just missed all the Open Days but look at the Uni sites for info sessions. Pick up a TAC guide...VTAC for Victoria, UAC for NSW etc and look at the entry requirements for each course. TAFE can sometimes be a useful pathway and maybe Open Uni but don't start any study until you talk to a couple of unis and make sure the study can be used for selection.


 

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