School Leaver Applicants

  • You're considered a School Leaver if you are under 20 years of age on 28 February in the appropriate university admission year and have not undertaken any tertiary study after completing high school. As the entry requirements can change from year to year, please check the information that applies to the year in which you'll be commencing your university study.

    The information covers standard, direct entry to degree courses. If you do not meet these requirements, there are a range of alternative entry pathways which may help you gain entry to university study.

    The information is correct as of the date of issue, is based on information supplied by the participating universities and is subject to change without notice. The universities reserve the right to change, withdraw or amend any course or program that they offer, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or course and/or vary arrangements for such course. Enquiries regarding university admission requirements should be directed to the individual university(ies) concerned.

    WACE students

    Apply for admission via TISC and refer to the Admissions Requirements brochure for University Admissions 2019. Also see the Prerequisites and Specific Requirements sections of the courses you're interested in on Course Search.

    If you're in Year 10, University Admissions 2021 will help you choose your senior secondary courses, so that you can meet university entry requirements. Check the undergraduate admissions information that applies to the year in which you'll be commencing your university study. Remember to choose courses that will set you up for entry to a wide range of university courses.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)

    Apply for admission via TISC and click here for information on university admission for IB (International Baccalaureate) students and here for the background to the Combined Rank Table TISC uses to convert IB results to a notional ATAR.

    Check also Interstate Year 12s and IB comparison for English competency requirements and prerequisites equivalencies. WACE isn't required by any of the universities for IB applicants.
  • Admission from Non-Standard Schools

    Apply for admission via TISC, but also include with your application a statement giving full details of your upper secondary school studies. WACE isn't required by any of the universities for applicants from non-standard schools.
  • Admission from Interstate Australian Schools

    If you're attending an Australian school outside Western Australia and wish to apply through TISC, check Interstate Year 12s and IB comparison for English competency requirements and prerequisites equivalencies. WACE isn't required by any of the universities for interstate applicants.
  • Admission from New Zealand Schools (NCEA)

    If you're taking the NCEA in New Zealand and wish to apply through TISC, check the university website you are interested in applying to for English competency and prerequisites. WACE isn't required by any of the universities for NCEA applicants.

Be aware that there are many pathways into university for applicants who do not have the above qualifications - whether you start with a university preparation course, or sit STAT, or are eligible for mature age entry via portfolio submission, experience-based entry schemes or other programs, or achieve an acceptable level of performance in the Western Australian Universities' Foundation Program (WAUFP) if you are an international applicant. (Note that international applicants who sit STAT can only use the results to supplement other entry qualifications or to prove English competency.)

Check the website of the university(ies) you are interested in attending, and talk to their Admissions staff to get advice on the best means of entry for you.