The ANU offers an Associate Degree convened by and co-taught with ANU College, with specialisations in Business, Social Studies or Science and Technology.
The Associate Degree is a two-year full-time qualification accredited against higher education requirements undertaken following Year 12 (or equivalent) or as a mature age entry pathway. The Associate Degree emphasises the foundational, research-based knowledge of an academic discipline and is broad-based in conceptual and theoretical content. Associate Degree graduates have the opportunity to acquire generic employment-related skills as appropriate to the discipline(s).
The Associate Degree offers an exit point at the sub-bachelor degree level, and an articulated pathway into the bachelor degree for further in-depth study and professional preparation.
Students articulating to a bachelor degree may receive up to 60 units of bachelor degree status. To progress to an ANU bachelor degree at the end of the Associate Degree program, a student must have completed the Associate Degree courses (96 associate degree units) and qualified for the award.
a) An ACT Year 12 Certificate (or equivalent), or
b) Mature-age (21 Years or older)
Admission is not dependent on formal attainment measures such as the ATAR or other indices. Students apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).
To be awarded an Associate Degree a student must complete 96 associate degree units.
The program entails extensive educational performance diagnostics and courses to assist students with learning skills.