Other Pathways

There are three different types of pathways available depending on the level of study you have completed. These are listed below with details on their providers.

Types of pathways and their providers:

Types of pathways and their providers
Foundation studies Diploma pathway Secondary qualification
(SACE/Year 11 & 12)
  • Eynesbury College

    Eynesbury College offers a wide range of foundation, diploma and secondary options.

    Foundation studies program

    For over 20 years, the Eynesbury Foundation Studies program has successfully provided a pathway into first-year degrees at the University of Adelaide. With a 95% student satisfaction rating, The program has a wide range of courses that allow students to meet degree prerequisites and provides excellent preparation
    for university study.

    The program takes 9–11 months to complete, with intakes in January, April and October. An extended option is also available in October.

    Diploma programs

    Eynesbury’s Diploma of Business; Diploma of Computing and Information Technology and Diploma of Engineering provide students with a pathway for admission into corresponding University of Adelaide undergraduate degree programs, with up to a full year of credit. The diploma programs take 8 - 12 months to complete, with intakes in February, June and October.

    Two-stage diploma programs

    Eynesbury also offers two-stage Diplomas in Business Studies; Computing and Information Technology Studies and Engineering Studies. The two-stage Diplomas replace the Certificate IV Tertiary Preparation program and combine it with first-year university degree content in the relevant discipline. The two-stage diploma programs take 16 - 24 months to complete, with intakes in February, June and October.

    Eynesbury programs have small classes, are flexible and are supported by an excellent range of academic and support services to ensure students are well prepared for successful university study. Eynesbury’s student satisfaction rating is very high, with 96% of our students rating the quality of teaching, quality of programs and quality of student services over 4.0 (on a 5.0 scale). Eynesbury is located in the centre of the city, close to the University of Adelaide, the shopping precinct and the Adelaide Central Market.


    Telephone: +61 8 8216 9165
    Email: eynesbury@navitas.com
    Website: eynesbury.navitas.com 

  • TAFE South Australia

    The University of Adelaide offers formal pathways for many degree programs in conjunction with TAFE South Australia.

    By studying for a certificate IV, diploma or advanced diploma at TAFE, students can often meet the entrance requirements for University of Adelaide degree programs. For some programs, studies completed may also be counted for credit towards degree programs.


    Telephone: +61 8 8207 8279
    Website: tafesa.edu.au/international

  • University Senior College

    University Senior College (USC) is an academic, co-educational, independent senior secondary school that operates in partnership with the University of Adelaide. English language-intensive courses for overseas students (ELICOS) and the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE, Years 11 and 12) are offered at USC.

    Located on the main campus of the University of Adelaide in the heart of the city, USC provides international students with an excellent preparation for university entry.

    Students gain a well-balanced educational experience where they are supported from the moment they arrive in Adelaide until they graduate and move on to university study.

    The academic program at USC is comprehensive and enables students to choose a range of subjects that will provide the best preparation for their intended tertiary pathway.

    All SACE subjects are taught in classes that include local and international students. All international and local students who successfully complete the USC study program are offered a place in the program of their choice at the University of Adelaide (provided minimum entry requirements are met).


    Telephone: +61 8 8203 9500
    Fax: +61 8 8232 1741
    Email: usc.international@adelaide.edu.au
    Website: usc.adelaide.edu.au

  • Other foundation studies providers

    The University accepts a number of other foundation studies programs, including those offered by:

    • The University of Sydney
    • Trinity College, University of Melbourne
    • The University of Queensland
    • UWA Foundation Program University of Western Australia
    • Australian National University
    • The University of New South Wales
    • Monash College, Monash University

    Other foundation studies programs may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.