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 2022.

University pathway programs

CourseNo. of SessionsTotal TuitionPayment Options
University Entrance Program (UEP) 1 Fee free* -

Higher education diplomas

CourseNo. of SessionsTotal TuitionTotal Student Contribution
Diploma of Arts, Social Science and Humanities
FAST TRACK
2 $11,647 HECS-HELP or payment upfront
Diploma of Arts, Social Science and Humanities 3 $13,812 HECS-HELP or payment upfront
Diploma of Business FAST TRACK 2 $13,804 HECS-HELP or payment upfront
Diploma of Business 3 $15,969 HECS-HELP or payment upfront
Diploma of Engineering FAST TRACK 2 $7,012 HECS-HELP or payment upfront
Diploma of Engineering 3 $9,509 HECS-HELP or payment upfront
Diploma of Information Technology FAST TRACK 2 $8,021 HECS-HELP or payment upfront
Diploma of Information Technology 3 $10,352 HECS-HELP or payment upfront
Diploma of Medical and Health Sciences FAST TRACK 2 $8,021 HECS-HELP or payment upfront
Diploma of Medical and Health Sciences 3 $10,352 HECS-HELP or payment upfront
Diploma of Science FAST TRACK 2 $7,012 HECS-HELP or payment upfront
Diploma of Science 3 $9,343 HECS-HELP or payment upfront

*The University Entrance Program is currently fee free for eligible domestic students due to Federal Government enabling funding which
covers the student contribution. Eligible students include Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents.

Undergraduate Certificates

Course

Cost per session

No. of sessions

Total tuition

Payment 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 HECS-HELP.

Tuition fees (and student contribution amounts) vary (and may be subject to change from the Government from time to time) depending on the subjects that make up your course, and also on your year of enrolment and completion. See how tuition fees and student contributions are calculated.

Enrolled students can review subject costs in SOLS. Access your enrolment record and click on the subject code.

Future students can review student contribution amounts per subject.

  1. Go to the UOW Handbook 
  2. Click VIEW THE NEW HANDBOOK button
  3. Navigate to your course of interest on the UOW Handbook by Faculty or Study Area. Alternatively, search by subject code or course. Hint: if you search by subject go to straight to Step 6.
  4. Go to the Course Structure section on this page and click Expand all
  5. Click onto the subject code
  6. Go to the menu on the right hand side under “Student Contribution amount” click Student Fee to view for that subject.

Note: For a flexible or prescribed program, clickable subject codes are generally listed inside course structure. For courses with majors or minors, you may need to click through to a major or minor before finding a clickable subject code.

Aside from tuition fees, and to contribute to providing student services and amenities, undergraduate students also need to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), and depending on the subject, additional non-tuition costs (e.g. lab coats, stethoscopes, text books).

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 2022.

Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs

Course codeCourseTotal tuitionPayment options
HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing $24,999 Ask us about VET Student Loans or payment upfront or by instalment
CUA51020 Diploma of Screen and Media $16,077 Ask us about VET Student Loans or payment upfront or by instalment
CUA60620 Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media^ 1 year program: $16,077
2 year program: $29,877
Ask us about VET Student Loans or payment upfront or by instalment
^ Students who complete the Diploma of Screen and Media will receive credit for prior learning towards the Advanced Diploma, equivalent to the first year of study of the Advanced Diploma, effectively reducing the Advanced Diploma course duration to 1 year. Students who have not completed the Diploma of Screen and Media will be required to study the 2 year Advanced Diploma program.

 

FitPro program

Course codeCourseTotal tuitionPayment options

SIS30315^
SIS30321#

Certificate III in Fitness (Part Qualification) PLUS $1,750 Payment upfront or by instalment; NSW Smart and Skilled funding may be available*

SIS40215^
SIS40221#

Certificate IV in Fitness (Full Qualification) $0 - $2,750
* This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart and Skilled funding scheme. To check your eligibility for NSW Government Smart and Skilled funding, refer to: Are you eligible for Smart and Skilled training? If eligible for the subsidy, the maximum course fee payable is $4,500. The full course fee for non-subsidised training is: $10,500 (SIS30315/SIS40215) or $10,770 (SIS30321/SIS40221).

^superseded course; teach out in progress
#new replacement course

Certificate IV programs

Course codeCourseTotal tuitionPayment options

SIS40215^
SIS40221#

Certificate IV in Fitness $0 - $2,750 Payment upfront or by instalment; NSW Smart and Skilled funding may be available*
* This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart and Skilled funding scheme. To check your eligibility for NSW Government Smart and Skilled funding, refer to: Are you eligible for Smart and Skilled training?. If eligible for the subsidy, the maximum course fee payable is $2,750. The full course fee for non-subsidised training is: $8,750 (SIS40215) or $9,020 (SIS40221).
CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support $0 - $2,320 Payment upfront or by instalment; NSW Smart and Skilled funding may be available*
* This training is currently subsidised under the joint Commonwealth and State government JobTrainer initiative. To check your eligibility, refer to: Are you eligible for Smart and Skilled training? Training under JobTrainer is fee-free and fully funded by the NSW and Commonwealth governments. The full course fee for non-subsidised training is $10,310.

^superseded course; teach out in progress
#new replacement course

Certificate III programs

Course codeCourseTotal tuitionPayment options

SIS30315^
SIS30321#

Certificate III in Fitness $0 - $1,750 Payment upfront or by instalment; NSW Smart and Skilled funding may be available*
* This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart and Skilled funding scheme. To check your eligibility for NSW Government Smart and Skilled funding, refer to: Are you eligible for Smart and Skilled training?. If eligible for the subsidy, the maximum course fee payable is $1,750. The full course fee for non-subsidised training is: $6,250 (SIS30315) or $6,440 (SIS30321).
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support $0 - $1,750 Payment upfront or by instalment; NSW Smart and Skilled funding may be available*
*This training is currently subsidised under the joint Commonwealth and State government JobTrainer initiative. To check your eligibility, refer to: Are you eligible for Smart and Skilled training? Training under JobTrainer is fee-free and fully funded by the NSW and Commonwealth governments The full course fee for non-subsidised training is $6,700.

^superseded course; teach out in progress
#new replacement course

A VSL Administration Fee of $60 is applicable where the VET Student Loans payment option is selected.

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

Students have the option to defer the cost of the course using FEE-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.

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.

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.

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

Check your eligibility

 

Scholarships

ScholarshipStudy area
HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing Scholarship Nursing
Aunty Linda Cruse Indigenous Scholarship All UOW College courses
Illawarra Rugby League Scholarship All UOW College courses

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For further information contact the college