Progression to UOW

Progression to UOW

Discover your Pathway to UOW today.

View our range of pathway programs, diplomas and certificates that allow progression to university upon successful completion of all units of competency.

For high-demand courses where there is no guaranteed pathway from our Academic Courses, please refer to our Alternative Pathways to High-Demand Courses below.

Entry Requirements

Higher Education Diplomas

Students must successfully pass (achieve a grade of at least 50%) in 8 of 8 subjects (2 Session Diploma) and 9 of 9 subjects (3 Session Diploma).

Students undertaking the Diploma of Business (3 Sessions) at the Sydney CBD Campus must successfully achieve a grade of 65%.

Students may then transition into their chosen degree program at the University of Wollongong with up to one year of credit (48 credit points) towards their Bachelor program.

Click through for details relating to International Credit Transfer for Prior Learning for UOW College programs.

Guaranteed Pathways to UOW Progression to UOW
 Diploma of Information Technology - Wollongong (3 Sessions) Bachelor of Information Systems, Bachelor of Information Technology or Bachelor of Computer Science
 Diploma of Engineering - Wollongong (3 Sessions) Bachelor of Engineering
Diploma of Business - Wollongong (2 or 3 Sessions) Bachelor of Commerce or Business at the Wollongong Campus or any of our Regional Campuses.
These include:
  • Shoalhaven 
  • Bega
  • Batemans Bay 
  • Southern Highlands 
  • Southern Sydney

University Entrance Certificate and Step to UOW Program*

Students must satisfy the progression requirements for each subject for their stream of study.

See the student handbook for detailed information. 

University Access Program*

Students must complete the three subjects of their program and achieve the average mark required of them for their UOW degree (add the three results together and divide by 3).  Students may also need to achieve a minimum grade in a particular subject such as 60% in Language and Literacy.

See the UAP UOW Weighted Average Mark (WAM) and other entry requirements.

See the student handbook for detailed information. 

Foundation Studies Program

Foundation Studies Extended students must achieve an average mark of 50% in their first session, and pass at least 3 of 4 subjects.  Students who are to study Advanced Maths in second session must achieve a minimum grade of 60% in Academic Skills Maths.  Students must then satisfy the progression requirements for each subject for their stream of study. 

See the student handbook for detailed information.

English Language Programs

You can progress from an English language course at UOW College to a UOW degree by completing a direct entry language course such as English for Tertiary Studies. Alternatively you can undertake an IELTS or other approved examination to demonstrate that you have met the University's English language requirements. See the University's English requirements for entry to undergraduate and post-graduate programs.

*Domestic students only

Career-Ready Qualifications

Upon satisfactory completion of all units of competency within your Vocational course, students are eligible to apply for specific University of Wollongong degrees. Students studying a Diploma-level qualification may be eligible to apply for credit on the basis of Faculty assessment.

Please refer to Course Finder for eligibility requirements prior to choosing your Vocational course to ensure that it can be used as a pathway to your preferred Bachelor program.

Diplomas Progression To uow

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

48 credit points – equivalent to the first year in the Bachelor Education - The Early Years

Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled Division 2)

Eligible to apply for Bachelor programs, for more information see here

Diploma of Human Resource Management*

24 credit points – equivalent to 1 session in the Bachelor

Diploma of Leadership and Management*

24 credit points – equivalent to 1 session in the Bachelor

Diploma of Marketing*

24 credit points – equivalent to 1 session in the Bachelor

Diploma of Legal Services

48 credit points – equivalent to the first year in the Bachelor of Arts 

Diploma of Project Management*

24 credit points – equivalent to 1 session in the Bachelor

Please note that it is the student's responsibility to apply for the above credit transfers into their respective Bachelor degrees.  

certificates iv programs PROGRESSION TO UOW
Certificate IV in Aged Care 
Eligible to apply for some Bachelor programs or UOW College Diploma-level qualifications.
Certificate IV in Business 
Guaranteed entry to the first year in the Bachelor of Business OR Bachelor of Commerce. Eligible to apply for some Bachelor programs or UOW College Diploma-level qualifications.
Certificate IV in Community Services Work
Eligible to apply for some Bachelor programs or UOW College Diploma-level qualifications.
Certificate IV in Leadership and Management 
Eligible to apply for some Bachelor programs or UOW College Diploma-level qualifications.
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Eligible to apply for some Bachelor programs or UOW College Diploma-level qualifications.
Certificate IV in Fitness
Eligible to apply for Diploma of Fitness at UOW College, some Bachelor programs at UOW or any UOW College Diploma-level qualifications listed above.

Please refer to Course Finder for eligibility criteria.

*Domestic students only.

Alternative Pathways to High-Demand Courses

Due to high demand or higher entry requirements for certain degrees, the University Entrance Certificate (UEC), STEP to UOW Program (STEP) and University Access Program (UAP), cannot provide progression into all degrees. However, there are still ways that you can gain admission into your preferred degree through UOW College to help you – ‘Get Where You Are Going In No Time At All’.

Degree Pathway
4-year programs offered through the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health Progress from the UEC, STEP or UAP into the 3-year Bachelor of Science equivalent; apply to transfer into the advanced program after a minimum one year of study.
Bachelor of Economics and Finance Progress from the Diploma of Business, UEC, STEP or UAP into a Bachelor of Business or Bachelor of Commerce, and then apply to transfer into the degree after a year of study*.
Double degrees Progress from the UEC, STEP or UAP into a single degree, and then apply to transfer into the double degree after a year of study*
Bachelor of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation Progress from the UEC, STEP or UAP into a Bachelor of Exercise Science. High performing students can be invited to transfer into the Bachelor of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation after two years of study*.
Bachelor of Laws Progress from the UEC, STEP or UAP into another degree and apply to transfer after one year of study*.
Bachelor of Nursing Complete a Certificate IV in Aged Care or Diploma in Nursing (EN), and then apply for admission into the Bachelor of Nursing or apply to transfer to the Bachelor following a year of study in an alternative Bachelor degree.
Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics Progress from the UEC, STEP or UAP into Bachelor of Nutrition Science. High performing students can be invited to transfer into the Bachelor of Nutrition & Dietetics after two years of study*.
Bachelor of Primary Education Mature age students can progress from the UAP into the Bachelor of Social Science, then apply for a course transfer after one year of study* OR:
Progress from the UEC, STEP or UAP into a relevant Bachelor degree and then complete a Master of Teaching (Primary).
Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health Progress from the UEC, STEP or UAP into another degree and apply to transfer after a year of study*.
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) Progress from the UEC, STEP or UAP into the Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology), or Bachelor of Psychological Science. You can then apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) after one year of study*.
Bachelor of Social Work Progress from the UEC, STEP or UAP into the Bachelor of Social Science or another degree and apply to transfer after one year of study*.
*Please note that Course transfer requests are based on the results you have achieved in your Bachelor studies, and are subject to the availability of places and approval by the faculty.

Moving from UOW College to UOW

Guaranteed Pathway Programs

UOW College results will be released on Friday of week 15 of session at 2PM. Results will be displayed in the UOW College reception on the notice board and individual subject marks will be on SOLS. The UOW Future Students office automatically receives all UOW College results so there is no need to bring your results to the office.

If you meet the requirements for your UOW degree, UOW Future Students will send you an email notifying you that your conditions have been met and your UOW offer has become validated. You will not receive a new offer letter. Please ensure your contact details are correct on SOLS, especially your email address.

Once you receive this confirmation email you will need to follow the link provided to accept, decline or defer your offer. Web links for UOW enrolment and orientation information will also be included in the email sent to you by UOW Future Students.

What do I do if I have not met requirements for UOW?

If you have not met the requirements but still would like to study at UOW, you may be able to repeat some or all of your UOW College program. Please make an appointment at UOW College Reception to speak to a UOW College Student Advisor about your options.

The Student Advisor will also be able to assist you to defer your UOW program.

Career-Ready Qualifications

You can apply for preferred Bachelor program at UOW either through an Online Application or by downloading a hard-copy application which can be found on the UOW website. Undergraduate programs in the School of Nursing and School of Education must be lodged via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) website prior to the closing date for your course. To see a full list of University of Wollongong degrees and their entry requirements please refer to Course Finder.

Further Information

For further information and to discuss your Alternative Pathway to Higher Demand Courses or any of the programs available at the UOW College, please contact UOW Future Students via the below information:

UOW Future Students
Email: futurestudents@uow.edu.au
Phone: 1300 367 869 (+61 2 4221 3218)
Website: uowcollege.edu.au
Location: Building 36, Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm

To speak to a UOW College or a University staff member call the UOW switchboard on (02) 4221 3555.

Last reviewed: 22 June, 2017