Domestic student fees & payment options

As a UOW College student you will be required to pay course fees throughout your degree. Your fees will depend on the course or program you are studying.

Course fees

This section displays fees for students enrolling in 2021.

University pathway programs

CourseCost per SessionNo. of SessionsTotal TuitionPayment Options
STEP to UOW Commonwealth Supported Place 2 Commonwealth Supported Place Fee Free - Commonwealth Supported Places available
University Access Program $3,600 1 $3,600 FEE-HELP or payment upfront or by instalment
University Access Program
(South Western Sydney)
$0 1 $0 Fee Free
University Entrance Certificate $0 2 $0 Fee Free

Higher education diplomas

CourseFees
Diploma of Arts See our Domestic pre-university fees page
Diploma of Business See our Domestic pre-university fees page
Diploma of Engineering See our Domestic pre-university fees page
Diploma of Information Technology See our Domestic pre-university fees page
Diploma of Medical and Health Sciences See our Domestic pre-university fees page
Diploma of Science See our Domestic pre-university fees page
Diploma of Social Science See our Domestic pre-university fees page

Undergraduate Certificates

CourseCost per sessionNo. of sessionsTotal tuitionPayment options
Undergraduate Certificate in Business Commonwealth Supported Place plus Student Contribution 1 Commonwealth Grant Scheme Plus Student Contribution HELP Loans available for student contribution
Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology Commonwealth Supported Place plus Student Contribution 1 Commonwealth Grant Scheme Plus Student Contribution HELP Loans available for student contribution
Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering Commonwealth Supported Place plus Student Contribution 1 Commonwealth Grant Scheme Plus Student Contribution HELP Loans available for student contribution
Undergraduate Certificate in Science Commonwealth Supported Place plus Student Contribution 1 Commonwealth Grant Scheme Plus Student Contribution HELP Loans available for student contribution
Undergraduate Certificate in Medical and Health Science Commonwealth Supported Place plus Student Contribution 1 Commonwealth Grant Scheme Plus Student Contribution HELP Loans available for student contribution

Key dates including census dates are available on our key dates page. View the Department of Education and Training census dates for students applying for FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP.

Academic fees schedules and census dates

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are University places where, for eligible domestic students, tuition fees are made up of two parts:

  1. an Australian Government contribution (for some subjects, up to three quarters of the tuition fee is funded by the Australian Government)
  2. student contribution (which may be deferred and repaid later via a HECS-HELP loan).

*HECS-HELP is applicable to students who are enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). FEE-HELP is applicable for students who are not enrolled in a CSP. Eligibility criteria apply for all HELP loans – please refer to the Payment Options page for more information.

The ‘Standard Course Fee’ will apply to students who are not eligible for a CSP

Tuition Protection Privacy Notice for Domestic Upfront Fee Paying Students

Tuition protection provides protection and assistance to support students if their private higher education provider defaults. Students who pay their tuition fees upfront are referred to the Upfront Payments Tuition Protection Privacy Notice for information on the collection and use of their personal information for tuition protection purposes.

This section displays fees for students enrolling in 2021.

CourseTotal tuitionPayment options
HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing $24,999 VET Student Loans program PLUS Student Contribution OR;
Payment plan available
Diploma of Screen and Media $16,077 VET Student Loans program OR;
Upfront payment (payment plan available)
Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media^

$16,077 - 1 year program

VET Student Loans program 

$29,877 - 2 year program

VET Student Loans program PLUS Student Contribution OR;
Payment plan available

^Students who seek to progress to the CUA60615 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media from the CUA51015 Diploma of Screen and Media will not be subject to any further admissions assessment. Students who complete the Diploma of Screen and Media will also receive credit for prior learning equivalent to the first year of study of the Advanced Diploma, effectively reducing the Advanced Diploma course duration to 1 year.
SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness* $8,750 Upfront payments or by instalment;
NSW Smart and Skilled Funding available
*This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart and Skilled funding scheme. If eligible for the subsidy, the maximum course fee payable is $2,750. To check your eligibility for NSW Government Smart and Skilled funding, refer to the smart and skilled website
$6,250 Upfront payments or by instalment;
NSW Smart and Skilled Funding available
 **This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart and Skilled funding scheme. If eligible for the subsidy, the maximum course fee payable is $1,750. To check your eligibility for NSW Government Smart and Skilled funding, refer to the smart and skilled website
Session 1 - Course Fee is $1,750 – Statement of Attainment in SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness
Session 2 & 3 -  Course Fees range from $0 - $2750* - SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness is subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart and Skilled funding scheme for eligible students. To check your eligibility for NSW Government Smart and Skilled funding, refer to the Smart and Skilled website. *For students NOT eligible for Smart and Skilled funding the Session 2 & 3 Course Fee is $8,750.

An Administration Fee of $60 is applicable when applying for a VET Student Loan; payable prior to course commencement. 

Key dates including census dates are available on our key dates page.

Vocational Fees Schedules and Census Dates

UOW College complies with the VET Tuition Assurance requirements. Details can be found in the Statement of VET Tuition Assurance for students accessing the VET Student Loans Scheme and the Australian Student Tuition Assurance Scheme (ASTAS) Student Statement for VET students who have paid all or a proportion of tuition fees upfront.

Defer your fees

University Entrance Certificate, Diploma of Arts, Diploma of Business, Diploma of Engineering, Diploma of Information Technology, Diploma of Science, Diploma of Social Science, or the University Access Program students have the option to defer the cost of the course using FEE-HELP.

Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology students have the option to defer the cost of the course using HECS-HELP.


Pay in instalment

Instalment frequency: The instalments consist of three equal payments per session. The first instalment must be paid prior to the commencement of the course, with subsequent payments automatically deducted from the credit card at weeks 5 and 10.


Upfront payment

Payment method: Students can choose to pay their fees upfront prior to the commencement of the course by Visa, MasterCard or Electronic Funds Transfer. The date payment is required will be stated in the offer letter.

  • Credit card payments please print and complete the Credit Card Payment form and submit in person at the Building 30 Customer Service desk. Please note - this form cannot be submitted via email. 
  • Cheques need to be made out to UOWC Ltd. Return cheque along with your offer of acceptance to:

UOW Future Students
University of Wollongong
NSW 2522 Australia.

Scholarships, loans & subsidies

FEE-HELP

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government income-contingent loan scheme that is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). FEE-HELP assists eligible students pay their tuition fees and is available for the following UOW College courses:

Click here to access the Government Study Assist website for more information on FEE-HELP

Instructions on how to apply for FEE-HELP are available here.


VET Student Loans*

VET Student Loans is an Australian Government income-contingent loan scheme that is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) and replaces the VET FEE-HELP scheme from 1 January 2017. VET Student Loans assists eligible students enrolled in approved Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses at approved training providers pay their tuition fees subject to a maximum loan amount. VET Student Loans is available for the following UOW College courses:

VET Student Loans will only be approved for students who meet eligibility requirements. A VET Student Loan gives rise to a VETSL debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

*Subject to availability in accordance with the Federal Government imposed provider loan limit.

For more information, please see our VET Student Loans page


HECS-HELP*

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government income-contingent loan scheme that is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). FEE-HELP assists eligible students pay their tuition fees and is available for the following UOW College courses:

Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology

See the HECS-HELP webpage to access the Government Study Assist website for more information on HECS-HELP.

Instructions on how to apply for HECS-HELP are available here.

Under a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), the Australian government will pay for part of your tuition fees (called the subsidy amount), and you pay the rest (called the student contribution).

  • Students in STEP to UOW programs are enrolled under a CSP, which does not require a student contribution, meaning there are no tuition fees for these programs.

To be eligible to receive a Commonwealth Supported Place, you will need to meet the identified eligibility requirements which may include the below criteria:

  • Financial hardship
  • Disrupted Schooling
  • Severe Family Disruptions
  • Long-term condition or ongoing effect of abuse
  • Post school leavers who completed HSC in the last three years and haven’t undertaken any additional study
  • Have attended an In2Uni High School
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

For further information contact UniAdvice on 1300 367 869 or via email at uniadvice@uow.edu.au.

Introductory Offer – 25% tuition fee discount to the first eight CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media applicants!

To celebrate the launch of our new suite of Animation and VFX courses, UOW College is offering a 25% tuition fee discount ($4,019.25). Don’t miss out!

Apply now

Eligibility Criteria

Students must already have an offer of admission for, and be a new commencing student in, the CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media course, to be considered for the discount.

How to Apply

No need to apply for the discount. The first eight (8) students who have already applied for the course and have received a valid offer for the CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media program will automatically be offered this discount.

UOW College is pleased to offer a limited number of equity scholarships to new commencing domestic HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing students.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must satisfy the following eligibility criteria to be considered for a UOW College Australia Diploma of Nursing Scholarship:

  1. Have an offer of admission for, and be a new commencing student in, the HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing course commencing in 2021;
  2. Meet at least one of the Equity Criteria outlined below, including Financial Hardship,
  3. Meet the NSW Government Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria.

Equity Criteria

Financial Hardship – currently in receipt of Centrelink Youth Allowance, Austudy, Abstudy or another income and asset tested entitlement (excluding Family Assistance) and can demonstrate exceptional financial circumstances that would impede full payment.

Disrupted Schooling – attended three or more schools during Years 10, 11 and 12, moved interstate after beginning Year 11, or missed long periods of secondary schooling, or experienced severe interruptions to studies due to refugee status, or for reasons other than medical.

Severe Family Disruption – experienced death of an immediate family member during Years 11 or 12, diagnosis of life-threatening or severe illness or disability of an immediate family member, divorce or separation of parents during Years 11 or 12, criminal proceedings, significant or deliberate interference to studies by family members, excessive home or family responsibility including care of children or other family members, or work requirements to support family or responsibility to work in family business.

Long Term Medical or Other Condition / Effects of Abuse – have been diagnosed with a severe long term or recurrent medical condition/illness or a learning, physical, psychiatric or other disability, or have experienced long term abuse, eg, domestic violence or emotional or physical abuse.

How to Apply

  • Students who have a valid offer for the Diploma of Nursing program will be invited to apply for this scholarship.
  • Further information will be provided to all eligible students.

Scholarship Assessment and Selection Process

All Scholarship applications will be reviewed and assessed by a panel of UOW College representatives.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their Scholarship application in writing following the completion of the assessment process, prior to course commencement.

Are you eligible?

To be eligible for a Smart and Skilled government-subsidised course with UOW College, you will need to meet all of the following criteria:

  • 15 years old or over
  • no longer at school
  • living or working in NSW
  • an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen

We offer Smart and Skilled for the following course:

How do I apply for Smart and Skilled funding?

All you need to do is apply for your chosen course and we will advise next steps. It's as simple as that! 

The funding will cover a minimum of 70 percent of the course fee. If you are eligible for Smart and Skilled funding, you may also be eligible for a fee free scholarship as a component of Smart and Skilled, which means you will not have to pay any portion of the fee, if you satisfy certain concession criteria.

Smart And Skilled Fee-Free Scholarships and Government Subsidised Places

The NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarships mean that you can obtain the skills you need for the job you want and your course fees are covered. Fee-Free Scholarships are intended to help people (15-30 years old) who are concession eligible to undertake training under Smart and Skilled. All Certificate III and Certificate IV level qualifications that UOW College are approved to deliver under Smart and Skilled are covered, including Traineeships.

Have an existing qualification? You may be eligible to access subsidised training

From 2016, when you meet the personal eligibility criteria for Smart and Skilled, you will have access to training entitlements regardless of the level of any previous qualifications held. This investment supports the Government’s Reskilling NSW Strategy aimed at helping people who gained their higher level qualifications previously or from overseas, who require minimal re-training in order to enter, or re-enter, the workforce.

Smart and Skilled Traineeship fee capped at $1,000 from 2016 

From 2016, the NSW Government has capped the Smart and Skilled traineeship fee at $1,000.

Most of the qualifications that UOW College are approved to deliver under Smart and Skilled are eligible for traineeships.     

For more information on Smart and Skilled funding and to check your eligibility, please go to the smart and skilled website 

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Subject to eligibility criteria and availability of funding.


Smart and Skilled Consumer Protection Strategy

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Applications are now open for the UOW College Australia Indigenous Scholarship.

Purpose

To provide financial support to eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in UOW College Australia programs with a view to encourage and increase indigenous participation in tertiary education and assist Scholarship recipients to achieve their educational goals.

Scholarship Details

  • Every eligible student will be awarded a full fee-paying scholarship to the value of the standard tuition fee, as applicable at the time of course commencement, for the selected UOW College Australia program.^
  • All UOW College courses are eligible for the Scholarship. For a full list of UOW College Australia courses, please visit our future students page.
  • The Scholarship is applicable at all UOW campuses where UOW College courses are offered.
  • The Scholarship will be issued directly to the Scholarship recipient’s UOW College Australia account. No cash payment will be issued to the Scholarship recipient, nor will the Scholarship recipient be eligible for a refund of, or other access to, any unused Scholarship amount. Any unused Scholarship amount will be retained by UOW College and is not transferable to another UOW College or UOW course or other cost.
  • The Scholarship will not cover any additional tuition fees associated with course extensions beyond the standard course duration due to repeat study or failure to meet progression requirements, except under extenuating circumstances. Any additional tuition fees payable in these circumstances will be the responsibility of the student.
  • The Scholarship does not cover any other associated study costs that may apply, such as text books, photocopying, parking/transport costs, work placement costs, administration charges, etc.

See Indigenous Scholarship Terms and Conditions for full details.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must satisfy the following eligibility criteria to be considered for a UOW College Australia Indigenous Scholarship:

  1. Be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person* (a certified Confirmation of Aboriginality or a signed Statutory Declaration attesting that you meet all the elements of the definition must be provided to satisfy this criterion); and,
  2. Have an offer of admission to a UOW College Australia course commencing in either 2020 or 2021; and,
  3. Complete the Indigenous Scholarship application form in full; and,
  4. Successfully demonstrate an appropriate academic record or commitment to study and explain how the course will be used to advance your studies and/or career in the future at time of application and at interview (see below).

How to Apply

  • The Indigenous Scholarship application form is available from the UOW College Australia Reception desk in Building 30 or by downloading the Indigenous Scholarship Application Form.
  • Complete application forms and associated attachments must be submitted via email to: uowc-scholarships@uow.edu.au.
  • Applications must be submitted no later than 4 weeks prior to course commencement. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Scholarship Assessment and Selection Process

All Scholarship applications will be reviewed and assessed by a panel of UOW College representatives. A UOW Woolyungah Indigenous Centre representative will be responsible for assessing and determining eligibility criterion 1.

Applicants who meet all eligibility criteria will be invited to attend an interview within two weeks prior to the commencement of their selected course. Applicants must be available to attend this interview. Applicants who are unable to, or do not, attend the scheduled interview will no longer be considered for the award of the Indigenous Scholarship. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their Scholarship application in writing following the completion of the interview stage of the assessment process, prior to course commencement.

^ Applicants who are eligible for a NSW Government Smart and Skilled funded full fee exemption will be required to access this funding in lieu of a UOW College Australia Indigenous Scholarship.

*An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person is someone who:

  1. identifies as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent; AND,
  2. is accepted and recognised by the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community in which they reside or have family connection to, as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person; AND,
  3. is of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

 

Each year UOW College Australia awards a scholarship to a player or volunteer, affiliated with the Illawarra Rugby League Competition, to study an eligible UOW College Australia program with a view to encourage and assist the scholarship recipient to achieve their educational goals.

Applications open in June each year and are awarded in September. The successful candidate will then undertake their chosen course of study in the following academic year.

Scholarship Assessment and Selection Process

  • All Scholarship applications are reviewed and assessed by a panel of UOW College Australia and Illawarra Rugby League representatives.
  • Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria will be invited to attend an interview. Applicants must be available to attend this interview. Applicants who are unable to, or do not, attend the scheduled interview will no longer be considered for the award of the Scholarship.
  • Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their Scholarship application in writing following the announcement of the Scholarship recipient.

How to Apply

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