Have you considered a pathway program?

  • Didn’t get the ATAR you wanted?
  • Don’t have the pre-requisite subjects or study scores?
  • Completed VCAL or did not complete Year 12?
  • Mature (non year 12) student?

If you are a Year 12 applicant* and do not meet the entry requirements for the course you want, or if you would prefer to start with preparatory studies to build your skills first, explore these pathways for the one that best suits you.

Complete a pathway course

Foundation Access Studies (FAST) program

This six-month program prepares you for study in a degree program at Federation. Successful completion of FAST guarantees you an offer of a place in a Federation degree. Learn more about the FAST program.




If you're an international student and need help to meet the English language entry requirements, we offer English and Academic Preparation programs (EAP).  Learn about EAP

Pathway Programs

Ready to take the next step? Apply to study at Federation now!

We’ve been building a community for 150 years. One that connects, creates and cares for each other, no matter the challenge. With a community like this around you, now is the time to dream bigger and reach further.

Find out more about our entry requirements and how you can start studying at Federation.

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