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Accelerated Pathways Program

UC's Accelerated Pathways Program allows ACT Year 11 students to study on-campus and earn credit towards a UC degree. This unique opportunity provides the chance to experience what University study is really like and get a step ahead of the pack.

Applications for the 2022 Accelerated Pathways Program will open in November 2021.
It will be made available online in Term 4, 2021.

Get ahead at UC!

Studying in the University of Canberra Accelerated Pathways Program will complement your ACT Year 11 and 12 College studies and give you access to the library, computer systems and modern learning and research facilities at UC.

You'll thrive in an environment where innovation, collaboration and hands-on experience unite to expand your horizons and create a pathway to your future.

Why study in the
Accelerated Pathways Program

The UC Accelerated Pathways Program is a great way to get a taste of what to study for your future career.

Study a ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies accredited H Course.

Complete two units towards your Year 12 Senior Secondary School Certificate and ATAR.

Be considered for early entry offers into relevant UC courses.

Earn credit towards University studies at UC in the subject areas completed.

Explore our courses of study

Business Decision Making

Gain crucial knowledge and insight into the language of business. Learn how managers can identify, obtain, manipulate and analyse data in order to make more informed business decisions.

Information Technology

Explore the theoretical foundations of computer science, including binary numbers and Boolean logic, computer architecture and the fundamentals of modern programming languages.

Systemic Anatomy and Physiology

Investigate the structure and function of the human body including cells, tissues and organs, exploring the interrelationships and the regulation of physiological functions.

Understanding People and Behaviour

Analyse and unpack psychological research and psychologists methods to understand why people think and behave as they do across a selection of common real-world situations.

Don't miss a key date

2021 applications close

2021 offers released

2021 on-campus orientation

2021 classes commence

Before you apply

Please ensure you familiarise yourself with these important details before applying.

  • ACT Year 11 students undertaking an appropriate co-requisite are eligible to apply in 2021. Check details on course page.
  • The 2021 intake will be limited to 25 students per course.
  • A student can study only one course at a time.
  • All classes are held on Wednesday afternoons, 4.45-6.45pm.
  • The program is delivered during ACT Public School Terms 2-4 of 2021, and continues in Terms 1-3 of 2022.
  • In Term 4 of 2022 results will be scaled by the Board of Senior Secondary Studies to provide a course score (Minor) that may contribute towards Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) calculations.
  • The Accelerated Pathways Program is open to Australian domestic students and permanent residents.

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