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Vocational Education and Training (VET) Entry Pathways

VET Entry is a pathway for students who have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above or a TPC for entry to award study at ACPE.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) Entry Pathways

We often encounter students who have not completed the HSC but have completed an AQF qualification of Certificate IV or above or a Tertiary Preparation Certificate at a TAFE or an Australian VET provider. If this sounds like you, you may be eligible for entry via the VET pathway.


Eligibility and Requirements

If you have completed an AQF qualification of a Certificate IV or higher or a Tertiary Preparation certificate, you can be considered for entry.

If you completed your VET course in a country other than Australia, the qualification must have been assessed as equivalent to an Australian qualification.

We value your experience. Fast track your study through the Recognition of Prior Learning. Upon receiving an offer from us, apply for credit for previous study by submitting an Application for Recognition of Prior Learning form along with all the relevant qualification information and verification documents to support your claim.

Please send your completed RPL form and the accompanying documents to the enrolment advisor. For information about Recognition of Prior Learning click here.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) Entry Pathways applicable courses are:

Vocational Education and Training (VET) Entry Pathways entry pathway details

Application eligibility and selection criteria

Who is eligible to apply?

Applicants who have not completed Year 12 or whose Year 12 performance does not meet entry requirements BUT have completed an AQF Cert IV or TPC.



Selection criteria

Performance in Cert IV or above, or TPC

Are there any scholarship options?

Application dates and course/session info

What are the application dates?

Open (ACPE) – Friday, 3 March 2023
Close (ACPE) –
Friday, 23 February 2025

Open (UAC) – Wednesday, 5 April 2023
Close (UAC – Early bird applications) – Friday, 29 September 2023
Close (Final) – Friday, 2 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?

Offers and

When and how are offers made?

Via UAC or ACPE progressively

Are there any conditions attached to offers?

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