Guaranteed Entry

Want to take your existing qualification to the next level?

We guaranteed entry into many of our undergraduate programs to people who have completed:

  • An Australian TAFE or other AQF qualification at a minimum level of AQF Level 4 (Cert IV);
  • A University of Newcastle enabling program (Open Foundation, Newstep, Yapug) in the last 10 years; or
  • A University of Newcastle pathway program (Diploma and /or Undergraduate Certificate.

Check out our eligible degrees

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Really important information

Applying is easy. Lodge your usual application through UAC (make sure you include all your previous study), list one of the Guaranteed programs as your first preference and we will do the rest.^

Apply via UAC

An added benefit of Guaranteed Entry is that you could also be eligible for credit towards your chosen degree. This means shorter study time and the chance to dive into your new career sooner. You can even apply for credit before you start. Visit our credit website for more information on how this works.

Apply for credit

View our Tafe to Uni webinar

*Please note that applicants need to have completed a UON enabling program within the last 10 years prior to admission year, or a UON pathway program, or an Australian TAFE or other AQF qualification at a minimum level of AQF Level 4 (Cert IV) to be considered for admission under this scheme. The Tertiary Preparation Certificate is excluded from this admission scheme. Applicants with a completed TPC may apply for admission, and their eligibility is determined based on their TPC score out of 300.

^Additional admission requirements must be met for admission to our Music and Performing Arts programs. Learn more about audition and entry criteria.

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