Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 01032F

Notre Dame's Tertiary Pathway Program (TPP) is designed to prepare you for entry into the University’s undergraduate degree programs. The skills, knowledge and experience that you will develop during the semester are essential for successful transition to university. Upon successfully completing the Tertiary Pathway Program you will be guaranteed entry into an undergraduate degree in Arts and Sciences, Counselling, Behavioural Science, Communications and Media, Politics and International Relations, Business, Education (Primary or Secondary), Health Sciences and Philosophy and Theology. The Tertiary Pathway Program does not guarantee entry into Nursing and Midwifery, and is not a pathway for Law, Medicine and Physiotherapy .


  • All students will complete the following 5 courses: First block (2 weeks): Learning for University (embedded in the program)
  • Essential Mathematics
  • Foundations of Human Biology. Second block (2 weeks)
  • Academic Writing
  • Research Skills and Information Literacy


  • Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Research
  • Writing

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 school results that do not meet the minimum academic entry requirement for undergraduate program entry
  • Completion of an AQF equivalent of Certificate III qualification or higher from a TAFE or other recognised Registered Training Organisation (RTO)
  • Office Home-educated applicants and students from Montessori or Steiner schools may be considered for this program
  • Applicants must be of school leaving age.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Broome No
  • Full-time : 1 semester
  • Part-time : 2 semesters
Fremantle Yes
  • Full-time : 1 semester
  • Part-time : 2 semesters
Sydney Yes
  • Full-time : 1 semester
  • Part-time : 2 semesters

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