Alternative pathways into teaching

Alternative pathways into teaching

There is more than one way to become a teacher.

Universities provide a number of different entry points to enable and encourage people to take the first step towards a future career in teaching. These include:

  • Using TAFE or other qualifications to meet entry requirements.
  • A bridging course or accelerated entry program.
  • Studying a post graduate qualification in addition to your undergraduate degree.


Curtin University has a range of enabling courses and alternative entry pathways which can help you qualify for entry into a range of different teaching courses.


Murdoch University has a range of enabling pathway courses with teaching as a study area including OnTrack Flex, FlexiTrack and OnTrack. Students also have the option to complete the support unit to transition in to a Bachelor of Education.

Notre Dame University's Tertiary Pathways Program (TPP) is an alternate pathway for students who have not met the requirements for entry in to an undergraduate course. The program is offered in-person or via a virtual classroom setting and successful completion may allow students direct entry in to undergraduate Education courses.

UWA's offers a range of alternative pathways including Special Tertiary Admissions Test Pathway, Diploma Entry Pathway and Mature-age Access Program.

ECU's UniPrep pathway provides bridging courses that enables students to apply for entry to a range of different and flexible course options.