Tertiary Pathway Program

UNDA Course Code 0112 – Nursing
UNDA Course Code 0113 – Humanities, Business & Education

The Tertiary Pathway Program is an alternative entry pathway to undergraduate studies at The University of Notre Dame Australia.

The Tertiary Pathway Program (TPP) is an enabling course presented in an intensive mode for one semester. The course is suitable for students who are highly skilled in time management. Students are introduced to the academic areas of reading, research and academic writing. The course structure includes revision in the areas of Standard English (for all students), General Mathematics (for prospective education students) and Human Biology (for prospective nursing students).

Through successful completion of the Tertiary Pathway Program, students may gain entry to undergraduate studies. Entry into undergraduate courses will be contingent upon sufficient places being available and meeting the minimum entry requirements for the particular degree. (Please note: entry into a number of degree programs such as Law and Medicine are not available through the Tertiary Pathway Program. Courses may be excluded at the University’s discretion).

The program is available to students who:

  • Did not receive a ATAR score that meets standard university entrance requirements, or
  • Completed year 12 but did not take enough units in the HSC to be eligible for a ATAR, or
  • Did not finish secondary school and will be 20 years of age or over in their year of admission, or
  • Are seeking to pursue a different career or just broaden their horizons.

The Tertiary Pathway Program is made up of units drawn from different disciplines. The program is designed to introduce students to the demands of academic study such as research and critical thinking, but also covers fundamental topics such as mathematics, academic writing and learning skills.

For further information see the Prospective Students Office.