Alternative Entry - Fremantle

The University of Notre Dame Australia places great value on applicants coming to the University through a variety of entry pathways.

If you have applied through the Notre Dame Admissions process, but have not been offered a place in your nominated course, we encourage you to consider an alternative entry pathway.

Successful completion of one of the following programs will allow you to apply for most courses. There are multiple alternative pathways available for school leavers and mature age students. Each pathway caters to different needs and circumstances. To choose the right pathway for you, please contact the Prospective Students Office at or 08 9433 0533.

Please be aware that completion of an alternative entry pathway does not guarantee entry into a course at Notre Dame.

Alternative Entry Pathways listed by course

Bridging programs
The University of Notre Dame has two university enabling courses on offer: Foundation Year and the Tertiary Pathway Program.

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
Applicants who are 20 years of age on or before March 1 of the year they are due to commence university study are eligible to sit the STAT. Successful completion of the STAT meets mature age entry requirements for most courses. For minimum result requirements, refer to the Alternative Entry Pathway flyer or contact the University.

The STAT is run externally, visit for more information.

TAFE or RTO pathways
Students who have successfully completed a Certificate IV level qualification at TAFE after Year 12 are considered to have met minimum entry requirements for most courses except Law, Physiotherapy and Education courses. For course specific minimum entry requirements, refer to the Alternative Entry Pathway flyer or contact the University.

Applicants who have completed a Certificate IV qualification as part of their Year 12 studies do not meet the entry requirements for undergraduate study and must complete the Tertiary Pathway Program before commencing undergraduate studies.

Mature-Age University Entrance Exams
Applicants wishing to generate an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) through the completion of study through an external provider can use the results to apply for most courses.

For more information:

Fremantle Campus

Domestic Students
Phone: (08) 9433 0533 or

International Students
Phone: (08) 9433 0533 or