Progression to UOW

Discover your pathway to UOW

UOW College offers a range of pathway programs, diplomas and certificates that allow progression to University of Wollongong upon successful completion of all units of competency.

Higher Education Diplomas

Students must satisfy the relevant progression requirements for the Diploma in which they are enrolled.

See academic course outlines here. 

University Entrance Certificate and Step to UOW Program*

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

See academic course outline here.

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 academic course outline here. 

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 academic course outline here.

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

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 Nursing

Domestic Students: Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Nursing are eligible to apply for the UOW Bachelor of Nursing via UAC and will be awarded 48 credit points (entry into the second year). Students must also achieve NMBA registration as an Enrolled Nurse and must attend a one day Orientation Program on campus prior to Bachelor commencement. Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Nursing may also use this qualification to apply for a range of other bachelor degrees at UOW.

International Students: Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Nursing are eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Nursing at UOW and will be awarded 48 credit points (entry into the second year). Students are required to apply to UOW and will be subject to UOW entry requirements including faculty assessment. Students must also achieve NMBA registration as an Enrolled Nurse and must attend a one day Orientation Program on campus prior to Bachelor commencement. Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Nursing may also use this qualification to apply for a range of other bachelor degrees at UOW.

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

Certificate programs

Certificate IV in Fitness

Students who successfully complete the Certificate IV in Fitness and satisfy additional subject requirements will be guaranteed* entry to the Bachelor of Exercise Science or Bachelor of Nutrition Science at UOW. Students must successfully complete the Certificate III and Certificate IV in Fitness and then complete UAP005 Chemistry and UAP012 Mathematics with a weighted average mark of 70 per cent to receive guaranteed* entry to the bachelor degree. Students will also receive 12 credit points (two subjects) of unspecified credit towards the Bachelor of Nutrition Science.

Certificate III in Fitness

Students who successfully complete the Certificate III in Fitness are eligible to enter the Certificate IV in Fitness. Certificate III in Fitness graduates seeking entry to the Bachelor of Exercise Science or Bachelor of Nutrition Science at UOW must also successfully complete the Certificate IV in Fitness and complete UAP005 Chemistry and UAP012 Mathematics with a weighted average mark of 70 per cent to receive guaranteed* entry to the Bachelor degree. Students will also receive 12 credit points (two subjects) of unspecified credit towards the Bachelor of Nutrition Science.

Please refer to Course Finder for eligibility criteria.

*Domestic students only. 

Due to high demand or higher entry requirements for certain degrees, the College cannot provide progression into all degrees. If you’re interested in gaining admission to a degree which does not have a pathway from the College, you should seek advice from UOW Future Students:

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

You can apply for your preferred Bachelor program at UOW either through an Online Application 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.

Guaranteed Pathway Programs 

UOW College results will be released on SOLS at the end of week 15 of session. These are results for individual subjects. Detailed progression to UOW requirements for each pathway course is available at the Course Outline page. UOW Future Students 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 remove the College condition from your UOW offer so that you can enrol at UOW. You will not receive a new offer letter.

To enrol online in your UOW offer, go to the Get Started page.

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 need to repeat one or more subjects in your College course. Please contact a UOW College Student Advisor about your options. You can make an appointment to see an Advisor at UOW College reception or by calling reception on (02) 4252 8803. Alternatively, you can e-mail any queries to an Advisor at college-advisor@uow.edu.au.

The Student Advisor will also be able to assist you should you wish to defer your UOW course. 

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