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UniPrep (AEPP)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
  • -
  • 2 sessions
  • Mar, Jul


  • UniPrep is a pathway to most UniSQ undergraduate degrees for high school students; focusing on developing academic skills to prepare you for transition to university and success in your chosen undergraduate degree.
  • UniPrep is an ideal program if you are in Year 11 or Year 12 and: 
    • want an introduction to how to study at university level
    • want to find out more about university to see if it is for you
    • you fall short of your dream ATAR or didn’t do the subjects needed for your degree of choice and want to go to university
    • are unsure if your ATAR will get you into the UniSQ degree you want to study.
  • This is a free program for Year 11 and 12 students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens residing in Australia, or a Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder.
  • Successful completion of UniPrep provides you with the English subject pre-requisite required for UniSQ degrees and ensures you are eligible to apply for a range of specified UniSQ undergraduate degrees. On successful completion of UniPrep, you will also be eligible for 2 QCE points.
  • This program is funded through the Australian government’s Higher Education Participation and Partnership Program to promote equality of opportunity in higher education to people from a low socio-economic background, regional and remote areas and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Further study

This pathway program aims to prepare you for entry to a uni degree. But what if you’re not quite ready for a bachelor degree, or want a qualification sooner? Our Undergraduate Certificate of University Studies (4 courses) or Diploma of Multidisciplinary Studies (8 courses) are the perfect next steps on your university journey.

Career outcomes

  • As part of this program you'll enhance your core academic skills to think critically and write academically, providing you with everything you need to succeed at university, and the confidence to follow your dream career.
  • As a stepping stone to further university study, successfully complete UniPrep and be ready to apply for a range of UniSQ undergraduate degrees, with endless career opportunities.

Entry requirements

To be eligible to apply for UniPrep you must be:

  • Undertaking Year 11 or 12, or equivalent, in the year of application

Applicants are required to provide evidence of their Year 11 or 12 enrolment.

Applications will be assessed individually and alternative pathways provided for students for whom UniPrep is not the most appropriate program. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Other pathway options

At UniSQ, we understand the path to University is different for everyone. There are many pathways programs available to fast-track your way to a UniSQ degree, and gain the confidence to study along the way.

Need help deciding which pathway is right for you? Contact our friendly team who can assist with any questions you might have.

Degree structure

To complete this pathway program students must complete 2 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit.  

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 2
Total 2

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

UniPrep classes

You'll complete the following courses:

  • Session 1, 2024 – March to June
  • Session 2, 2024 – July to October
    • AEP1111 Transitioning to University: especially designed to help you transition into university studies. You will engage in career development and undertake tasks related to self-management, including goal setting, time management and planning.

A Year 12 student in 2024 can complete both courses in one year to gain entry to an undergraduate degree in 2025.

Fees and scholarships

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen (resident in Australia), holder of either Australian Permanent Residency or Australian Permanent Humanitarian visas, you have access to fee-free places in this program.

Fee-free places are granted for the duration of the program.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.


You can select to start your study in Session 1 or 2.

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Session 1, 2024  Monday 18 March Monday 11 March  Monday 18 March  Friday 21 June
Session 2, 2024 Monday 8 July Monday 1 July Monday 8 July  Friday11 October


Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Session 1, 2025  Monday 18 March Monday 10 March  Monday 18 March  Friday 20 June
Session 2, 2025 Monday 7 July Monday 30 June Monday 7 July  Friday 10 October

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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