Your pathway to the University of Wollongong

If university is your end goal, taking a different pathway to get there doesn't mean you will lose time and be left behind. Our Diploma programs can provide you guaranteed* entry into the second year at UOW.

Supportive learning environment

One of the biggest benefits of a pathway program is that we provide you with the skills and knowledge required to be better prepared for university. We are a truly student-centered campus with individual attention, available staff and a personal approach. From the day you become a UOW College student, you can expect guidance and support throughout your educational journey.

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Discounted course fees

The Government will pay up to 75% of course fees for eligible domestic students studying a Higher Education Diploma program. The University Entrance Program is also currently fee free. There’s never been a better time to get started on your pathway to University.

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Higher Education Diploma Programs

Our Higher Education Diplomas can provide you with a guaranteed* pathway into the second year to a range of UOW degrees. You'll also gain a Nationally Recognised Qualification which can be used to pursue entry level career opportunities while you continue your studies.

Diploma of Arts, Social Science and Humanities - Fast Track

Available at: Wollongong campus
Course Code: 3193
Entry Requirements: Minimum ATAR 45
OR
Minimum 70% in 4 HSC Subjects
OR
Minimum 75% in 3 HSC Subjects
Number of Sessions: 2
Intakes: Autumn (March), Spring (July), Summer (October)

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Diploma of Arts, Social Science and Humanities

Available at: Wollongong campus
Course Code: 3191
Entry Requirements: Minimum ATAR 30
OR
Minimum 65% in 4 HSC Subjects
OR
Minimum 70% in 3 HSC Subjects
OR
Applicants who completed Year 12, or left school, more than 2 years ago (either with or without an ATAR or HSC) will be required to undertake a basic literacy online test to determine eligibility for this course. 
Number of Sessions: 3

Intakes: Autumn (March), Spring (July), Summer (October)

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Pathway Options:

The below pathway options apply to Diploma of Arts, Social Science and Humanities - Fast Track and Diploma of Arts, Social Science and Humanities.

  • Bachelor of Arts (all specialisations *excluding Bachelor of Arts Psychology see UEP – Stream 1) - Credit includes entry into 2nd Year (8 subjects, 48 credit points)
  • Bachelor of Social Science (all specialisations) - Credit includes entry into 2nd Year (8 subjects, 48 credit points)
  • Bachelor of International Studies (all specialisations) - Credit includes entry to 1st year with 24 credit points (equivalent to 4 subjects or 1 session of full time study)
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science - Bachelor of Social Science - Credit includes entry into 1st Year, 1 session (3 subjects, 18 credit points)
  • Bachelor of Public Health - Credit includes entry into 1st Year, 1 session (3 subjects, 18 credit points)
  • Bachelor of Social Work - Credit includes entry into 1st Year, 1 session (2 subjects, 12 credit points)
  • Bachelor of Health and Physical Education - Nil credit offered; entry to 1st year **Must apply via UAC, on successful completion of the UOW College program.
  • Bachelor of Primary Education - Nil credit offered; entry to 1st year **Must apply via UAC, on successful completion of the UOW College program.
  • Bachelor of Creative Arts – Credit includes entry to 1st year (4 subjects, 24 unspecified credit points)
  • Bachelor of Communications and Media – Credit includes entry to 1st year (3 subjects, 18 unspecified credit points)

Diploma of Business - Fast Track

Available at: Wollongong campus and South Western Sydney (Liverpool) campus
Course Code: 3128
Entry Requirements: Minimum ATAR 45
OR
Minimum 70% in 4 HSC Subjects
OR
Minimum 75% in 3 HSC Subjects

Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies 
UOW College assumes students will have studied Year 12 English Standard OR English EAL/D ≥ 50%. 

Number of Sessions: 2
Intakes: Autumn (March), Spring (July), Summer (October)

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Diploma of Business

Available at: Wollongong campus and South Western Sydney (Liverpool) campus
Course Code: 3186
Entry Requirements: Minimum ATAR 30
OR
Minimum 65% in 4 HSC Subjects
OR
Minimum 70% in 3 HSC Subjects
OR
Applicants who completed Year 12, or left school, more than 2 years ago (either with or without an ATAR or HSC) will be required to undertake a basic literacy online test to determine eligibility for this course. 

Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies 
UOW College assumes students will have studied Year 12 English Standard OR English EAL/D ≥ 50%. 

Number of Sessions: 3
Intakes: Autumn (March), Spring (July), Summer (October)

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Pathway Options:

The below pathway options apply to Diploma of Business - Fast Track and Diploma of Business.

  • Bachelor of Business - Credit includes entry into 2nd Year (8 subjects, 48 credit points)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration - Credit includes entry into 2nd Year (8 subjects, 48 credit points)

Diploma of Engineering - Fast Track

Available at: Wollongong campus
Course Code: 1994
Entry Requirements: Minimum ATAR 60
OR
Minimum 70% in 4 HSC Subjects
OR
Minimum 75% in 3 HSC Subjects

Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies 
UOW College assumes students will have studied and achieved minimum 50% in Year 12 HSC Mathematics Advanced AND Year 12 HSC Physics. 

Number of Sessions: 2
Intakes: Autumn (March)

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Diploma of Engineering

Available at: Wollongong campus
Course Code: 3188
Entry Requirements: Minimum ATAR 35
OR
Minimum 70% in 4 HSC Subjects 
OR
Minimum 75% in 3 HSC Subjects
OR
Applicants who completed Year 12, or left school, more than 2 years ago (either with or without an ATAR or HSC) will be required to undertake a basic literacy online test to determine eligibility for this course. 

Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies 
UOW College assumes students will have studied Year 12 HSC Mathematics Advanced (any result) OR Year 12 HSC Mathematics Standard 2 ≥80%.

Number of Sessions: 3
Intakes: Autumn (March), Spring (July), Summer (October)

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Pathway Options:

The below pathway options apply to Diploma of Engineering - Fast Track and Diploma of Engineering.

  • Bachelor of Engineering (All Specialisations) - Credit includes entry into 2nd Year (Diploma of Engineering - Fast track - 8 subjects, 48 credit points) or (Diploma of Engineering - 7 subjects, 42 credit points)

Diploma of Information Technology - Fast Track

Available at: Wollongong campus and South Western Sydney (Liverpool) campus
Course Code: 3130
Entry Requirements: Min ATAR 55
OR
Minimum 70% in 4 HSC Subjects 
OR
Minimum 75% in 3 HSC Subjects 

Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies 
UOW College assumes students will have studied Year 12 HSC Mathematics Advanced (any result) OR Year 12 HSC Mathematics Standard 2 ≥60%.

Number of Sessions: 2
Intakes: Wollongong: Autumn (March), Spring (July), Summer (October)
South Western Sydney: Autumn (March), Spring (July)

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Diploma of Information Technology

Available at: Wollongong campus and South Western Sydney (Liverpool) campus
Course Code: 3187
Entry Requirements: Min ATAR 35 
OR
Minimum 65% in 4 HSC Subjects 
OR

Minimum 70% in 3 HSC Subjects
OR
Applicants who completed Year 12, or left school, more than 2 years ago (either with or without an ATAR or HSC) will be required to undertake a basic literacy and numeracy online test to determine eligibility for this course.  
 

Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies 
UOW College assumes students will have studied Year 12 HSC Mathematics Advanced (any result) OR Year 12 HSC Mathematics Standard 2 ≥60%.
Applicants who do not do not meet the 'Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies' requirement for this course are advised to complete an additional subject - please refer to the Course Outline for further details.

Number of Sessions: 3
Intakes: Wollongong: Autumn (March), Spring (July), Summer (October)
South Western Sydney: Autumn (March), Summer (October)

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Pathway Options:

The below pathway options apply to Diploma of Information Technology – Fast Track and Diploma of Information Technology.

  • Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Credit includes entry into 2nd Year (8 subjects, 48 credit points)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science - Credit includes entry into 2nd Year (8 subjects, 48 credit points)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology - Credit includes entry into 2nd Year (8 subjects, 48 credit points)
  • Bachelor of Technology* - Credit includes entry into 1st Year (8 subjects, 18 credit points)

*Year 12 HSC Mathematics Advanced ≥ 50% (or equivalent) is a mandatory Subject Requirement for applicants seeking a progressive offer from this course to the Bachelor of Technology.

Diploma of Medical and Health Sciences - Fast Track

Available at: Wollongong campus
Course Code: 3136
Entry Requirements: Minimum ATAR 60
OR
Minimum 65% in 4 HSC Subjects
OR
Minimum 70% in 3 HSC Subjects

Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies 
UOW College assumes students will have studied Year 12 HSC Mathematics Advanced (any result) OR Year 12 HSC Mathematics Standard 2 ≥60%.

Number of Sessions: 2
Intakes: Autumn (March)

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Diploma of Medical and Health Sciences

Available at: Wollongong campus
Course Code: 3189
Entry Requirements: Minimum ATAR 35
OR
Minimum 65% in 4 HSC Subjects
OR
Minimum 70% in 3 HSC Subjects
OR
Applicants who completed Year 12, or left school, more than 2 years ago (either with or without an ATAR or HSC) will be required to undertake a basic literacy and numeracy online test to determine eligibility for this course.

Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies 
UOW College assumes students will have studied Year 12 HSC Mathematics Advanced (any result) OR Year 12 HSC Mathematics Standard 2 ≥60%
Applicants who do not meet the 'Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies' requirement for this course are advised to complete an additional subject - please refer to the Course Outline for further details. 

Number of Sessions: 3
Intakes: Autumn (March), Summer (October)

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Pathway Options:

The below pathway options apply to Diploma of Medical and Health Sciences - Fast Track and Diploma of Medical and Health Sciences.

  • Bachelor of Exercise Science - Credit includes entry into 2nd Year (8 subjects, 48 credit points)
  • Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences - Credit includes entry into 2nd Year (8 subjects, 48 credit points)
  • Bachelor of Nutrition Science - Credit includes entry into 2nd Year (8 subjects, 48 credit points)

Diploma of Science - Fast Track

Available at: Wollongong campus
Course Code: 3134
Entry Requirements: Minimum ATAR 60
OR
Minimum 70% in 4 HSC Subjects
OR
Minimum 75% in 3 HSC Subjects

Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies 
UOW College assumes students will have studied Year 12 HSC Mathematics Advanced (any result) OR Year 12 HSC Mathematics Standard 2 ≥80%.

Number of Sessions: 2
Intakes: Autumn (March)

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Diploma of Science

Available at: Wollongong campus
Course Code: 3194
Entry Requirements: Minimum ATAR 35
OR
Minimum 65% in 4 HSC Subjects
OR
Minimum 70% in 3 HSC Subjects
OR
Applicants who completed Year 12, or left school, more than 2 years ago (either with or without an ATAR or HSC) will be required to undertake a basic literacy and numeracy online test to determine eligibility for this course.

Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies 
UOW College assumes students will have studied Year 12 HSC Mathematics Advanced (any result) OR Year 12 HSC Mathematics Standard 2 ≥60%
Applicants who do not meet the 'Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies' requirement for this course are advised to complete an additional subject - please refer to the Course Outline for further details.
 

Number of Sessions: 3
Intakes: Autumn (March), Summer (October)

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Pathway Options:

The below pathway options apply to Diploma of Science - Fast Track and Diploma of Science.

  • Bachelor of Science (All specialisations) - Credit includes entry into 2nd Year (8 subjects, 48 credit points)
  • Bachelor of Science Education (Chemistry First Teaching Area) - Credit includes entry into 1st Year, 2nd Session (6 subjects, 36 credit points) **Must apply via UAC, on successful completion of the UOW College program.
  • Bachelor of Science Education (Biology First Teaching Area) - Credit includes entry into 1st Year, 2nd Session (5 subjects, 30 credit points) **Must apply via UAC, on successful completion of the UOW College program.
  • Bachelor of Science Education (Earth & Environmental Sciences First Teaching Area) - Credit includes entry into 1st Year, 2nd Session (7 subjects, 42 credit points) **Must apply via UAC, on successful completion of the UOW College program.
  • Bachelor of Science Education (Physics First Teaching Area) - Credit includes entry into 1st Year, 1 session (2 subjects, 12 credit points) **Must apply via UAC, on successful completion of the UOW College program.

University Entrance Program

This program can provide you with a guaranteed* pathway to a range of UOW degrees. You'll also gain crucial skills and knowledge required for more advanced study in a bachelor degree, so you will be better prepared for university.

University Entrance Program - Stream 1

Available at: Wollongong campus, South Western Sydney (Liverpool) campus and via Distance/Online Mode
Course Code: 3192
Entry Requirements: Minimum ATAR 30*
OR
Applicants will be required to complete a basic Literacy Test to be assessed for entry. 

Number of Sessions: 1
Intakes: Autumn (March), Spring (July), Summer (October)

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*University Entrance Program applicants who do not meet the identified entry requirement will be required to complete a basic literacy and numeracy test to determine eligibility into the course. 


Important Information for Remote Learning or Regional Campuses: UEP may also be used as a pathway into B Nursing via UAC.

Pathway Options:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) - Nil credit offered; entry to 1st year
  • Bachelor of Education - The Early Years - Nil credit offered; entry to 1st year
  • Bachelor of Journalism - Nil credit offered; entry to 1st year
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science - Nil credit offered; entry to 1st year
  • Bachelor of Sport - Nil credit offered; entry to 1st year
  • Bachelor of Sustainable Communities - Nil credit offered; entry to 1st year

Pathway Options for Remote Learning & Regional / Metropolitan Campuses:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Social Science
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Business Administration

University Entrance Program - Stream 2

Available at: Wollongong campus and South Western Sydney (Liverpool) campus
Course Code:
3192
Entry Requirements: Minimum ATAR 35
OR
Applicants will be required to complete a basic Literacy Test to be assessed for entry. 

Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies 
UOW College assumes students will have studied Year 12 HSC Mathematics Advanced (any result) OR Year 12 HSC Mathematics Standard 2 ≥60%
Applicants who do not meet the 'Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies' requirement for this course are advised to complete an additional subject - please refer to the Course Outline for further details.
 

Number of Sessions: 1
Intakes: Autumn (March), Spring (July), Summer (October).

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*University Entrance Program applicants who do not meet the identified entry requirement will be required to complete a basic literacy and numeracy test to determine eligibility into the course.


Important Information for Remote Learning or Regional Campuses: UEP may also be used as a pathway into B Nursing via UAC.

Pathway Options:

  • Bachelor of Geography - Nil credit offered; entry to 1st year
  • Bachelor of Science - ASSH (All Specialisations) - Nil credit offered; entry to 1st year

Pathway Options for Remote Learning & Regional / Metropolitan Campuses:

  • Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology

 

University Entrance Program - Stream 3

Available at: Wollongong campus
Course Code: 3192
Entry Requirements: Minimum ATAR 35
OR
Applicants will be required to complete a basic Literacy Test to be assessed for entry.

Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies 
UOW College assumes students will have studied Year 12 HSC Mathematics Advanced (any result) OR Year 12 HSC Mathematics Standard 2 ≥80%
Applicants who do not meet the 'Assumed Knowledge and Recommended Studies' requirement for this course but have achieved ≥60% in Year 12 HSC Mathematics Standard 2 will be required to complete an additional subject - please refer to the Course Outline for further information.
Applicants who do not meet either of the above assumed knowledge options are strongly advised to consider alternate course options.
 

Number of Sessions: 1
Intakes: Autumn (March), Spring (July), Summer (October)

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*University Entrance Program applicants who do not meet the identified entry requirement will be required to complete a basic literacy and numeracy test to determine eligibility into the course.

Pathway Options:

  • Bachelor of Mathematics Education - Nil credit offered; entry to 1st year **Must apply via UAC, on successful completion of the UOW College program.
  • Bachelor of Science - EIS (All Specialisations) - Nil credit offered; entry to 1st year
  • Bachelor of Medical and Radiation Physics - Nil credit offered; entry to 1st year
  • Bachelor of Mathematics (All Specialisations) - Nil credit offered; entry to 1st year

Vocational Programs

Our job ready vocational qualifications can provide you with the skills and confidence to get into the workforce or get ahead in your career. Some programs also provide a pathway to UOW. Find out more:

*Guarantee is subject to meeting UOW entry requirements.

 

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