Domestic fees and scholarships

As a UOW College student you will be required to pay course fees throughout your studies. Your fees will depend on the course or program you are studying. Here you will find information on courses fees, government subsidies, loans and payment options and scholarships.

Pre-University and Higher Education Diplomas

The information in this section applies to our higher education diplomas and university preparation courses: 

  • Diploma of Arts, Social Science and Humanities
  • Diploma of Business
  • Diploma of Engineering
  • Diploma of Information Technology
  • Diploma of Medical and Health Sciences
  • Diploma of Science
  • University Entrance Program

Higher Education Diplomas 

UOW College Higher Education Diplomas are Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for eligible domestic students. This means the Australian government will pay for part of your tuition fees (called the subsidy amount), and you pay the rest (called the student contribution).  

Your final student contribution will depend on the subjects that make up your course, and also on your year of enrolment and completion. Generally speaking, the cost of a UOW College Diploma is comparable to the first year of a UOW bachelor degree in the related study area. 

Read more about Domestic Pre-university fees and how tuition fees are calculated

Academic fees schedules and census dates:

It's important to be aware that the fee schedule below is for full fee-paying students before any fee subsidies are applied.

University Entrance Program

The University Entrance Program (UEP) offers a limited number of fee free* places for eligible students each year. When a fee free place is offered, there is no student contribution for tuition for this course. 

*Fee free is subject to terms and conditions 


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

Commonwealth Supported Places 

A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is an enrolment subsidised by the Australian Government. 

CSP 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. a student contribution (which may be deferred and repaid later via a HECS-HELP loan).  

CSPs are available for Australian and New Zealand citizens, and holders of an Australian permanent visa (including humanitarian). Read more about how HECS-HELP and CSP's work.

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

Applying for a CSP Place  

You will be automatically assessed for a CSP place. Your offer letter will confirm if you have been offered a CSP enrolment and how to accept it. 

Once you accept your offer of a CSP, the next step is enrolment, where you will complete a CSP and HECS-HELP loan form (also known as an eCAF). These can only be supplied by the education provider. You must enrol in your CSP by the census date or it will be cancelled so make sure you check your new student email for instructions. 

HECS-HELP 

HECS-HELP is a loan from the Australian Government you can use to cover the cost of your CSP course (i.e. your student contribution amount). After enrolling in a course, you will then enrol in your subjects (sometimes referred to as units) for the coming semester. You must pay the cost of those subjects upfront or defer them to a HECS‑HELP loan by the census date, otherwise your CSP enrolment will be cancelled.  It is available to eligible domestic students studying a UOW College Higher Education Diploma.

Read more about how HECS-HELP and CSP's work.

Access the Government Study Assist website for more information on HECS-HELP.

The Help Loan booklets can be accessed on Government Study Assist website.
Instructions on how to apply for HECS-HELP are available here

Scholarship Study area Eligibility
Annika's Scholarship UOW College Higher Education Diplomas Equity Disadvantage criteria
Aunty Linda Cruse Scholarship All UOW College courses Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Vocational Courses

The information in this section applies to our vocational qualification courses: 

  • HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing
  • CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC33021 Certificate III in Individual Support
  • SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness
  • SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness

Nursing

Course code Course Total tuition Payment options
HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing $24,999* VET Student Loans are available for eligible students; payment upfront or by instalment

*Scholarships are available for eligible students - read more about Nursing Scholarships in the tab below.

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

Individual and Ageing Support 

Course code Course Total tuition Payment options

CHC33021

Certificate III in Individual Support $0* NSW Smart and Skilled funding may be available*

* This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government under the NSW Smart & Skilled program. Smart & Skilled funded places are limited and subject to funding availability. To check your eligibility, refer to: Are you eligible for Smart and Skilled training? The full course fee for non-subsidised training is $6,930.

CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support $0* NSW Smart and Skilled funding may be available*
* This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government under the NSW Smart & Skilled program. Smart & Skilled funded places are limited and subject to funding availability. To check your eligibility, refer to: Are you eligible for Smart and Skilled training? The full course fee for non-subsidised training is $10,670.

Fitness

Course code Course Total tuition Fee Type Payment options

SIS30321

Certificate III in Fitness $0 - $1,750* NSW Smart and Skilled subsidised training student fee (limited places) NSW Smart and Skilled subsidised training

 

 

$2,475

Non-subsidised training student fee

Payment upfront or by instalment

SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness

$0 - $2,750*

NSW Smart and Skilled subsidised training student fee (limited places)

NSW Smart and Skilled subsidised training

   

$3,740

Non-subsidised training student fee

Payment upfront or by instalment

*This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government under the NSW Smart & Skilled program. Smart & Skilled funded places are limited and subject to funding availability. To check your eligibility, refer to: Are you eligible for Smart and Skilled training?

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.

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

Smart and Skilled Funding

Smart and Skilled is a NSW government funding initiative that subsidises the costs of Vocational Education and Training (VET) for eligible students to help them acquire the necessary skills to secure employment and advance their careers. 

To be eligible for Smart and Skilled training, students must meet the following requirements: 

  • Be at least 15 years old; 
  • No longer at school; 
  • Live or work in New South Wales; and 
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen. 

Applying for Smart and Skilled funding

When you apply for a UOW College VET course, you will be automatically assessed for Smart and Skilled funding. You can also check your eligibility on the Smart and Skills website. 

Find out more about Smart and Skilled funding. 

VET Student Loans (Diploma of Nursing students) 

VET Student Loans (VSL) is an Australian Government income contingent loan scheme designed to assist eligible students pay their tuition fees for approved courses. 

Eligible students are permitted to access a maximum loan amount of $18,097 for the HLT54121 Diploma of Nursing over the duration of this course. It is important for students to be aware the maximum loan amount is not sufficient to cover all of the tuition fees for this course. Students are responsible for paying the gap amount upfront for each session. 

Students are encouraged to review scholarship options that can potentially reduce their tuition fees for the course and narrow the tuition fee gap. 

VET Student Loans will only be approved for students who meet eligibility requirements and are subject to availability in accordance with the Federal Government imposed provider loan limit. A VET Student Loan is a VETSL debt that continues to be a debt to the Commonwealth until it is repaid. 

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

Learn more about eligibility and how to apply our VET Student Loans page. 

Payment options

Where a student is required to make payments for a part of their tuition fee that is not covered by Smart and Skilled Funding, or outside of the maximum VET Student Loan amount, the following payment options are available:  

Pay in instalment

  • Ageing and Individual Support, and Fitness: 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 due at weeks 5 and 10.
  • Diploma of Nursing: The instalments consist of three equal payments per session. Instalments must be paid no later than Census Date. 

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. For information on how to complete your payment upfront, email uowcstudent-fees@uow.edu.au 

 

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