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Mature Age Entry Pathway

Mature Age Entry is a suitable pathway for mature age students who have little or inadequate education background to award study at ACPE.
Mature Age Entry Pathway

The Mature-age Entry Pathway is intended for students who haven’t studied for a while, may not have completed the HSC but have work and life experience and are now exploring potential options for higher education. If this sounds like you, depending on your work and life experience you may be eligible for mature age entry.

Eligibility and requirements
If you are over the age of 21 and do not have an assessable qualification such as an Australian Year 12 certificate, you may be eligible for entry into an ACPE course.

You must be able to provide evidence of your work and life experience and/or a recent Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) Multiple Choice test result. See STAT information here.

If you wish to apply for credit for industry experience relevant to your course, refer to ACPE’s Recognition of Industry Experience page.

Mature Age Entry Pathway applicable courses are:

Mature Age Entry Pathway entry pathway details

Application eligibility and selection criteria

Who is eligible to apply?

Applicants who are over 21 years of age and have little or inadequate education background for direct entry to undergraduate degrees.



Selection criteria

Completed study, portfolio, work experience and Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) results.

Are there any scholarship options?

Application dates and course/session info

What are the application dates?

Open – Friday, 3 March 2023
Close – Friday, 23 February 2024

What courses can I apply for?

All courses except education degrees

Which session can I enrol in?

Session 1 and 2 courses

For pathway entry, what is the articulation requirement?

NA, direct entry to award course
Offers and

When and how are offers made?

Direct from ACPE progressively

Are there any conditions attached to offers?

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