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Lynette - Campus Director

Felix - Student Relations Manager

Trisha - Program Manager Curriculum

UOW College will give you the tools to succeed at University and into the future. Want to get a University Degree but don’t have the required educational background? UOW College can get you there. UOW College offers students an alternative entry path into the University of Wollongong through university preparation courses. Choose from a range of academic courses - including the University Access Program, Foundation Studies, Diplomas and the Special Tertiary Entrance Program. Studying at UOW College gives you the qualifications and confidence to succeed at university and to reach your educational goals.

Julie - Administration Manager

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Henry - Program Manager Academic

So stop dreaming and start learning at UOW College.

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Contents

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About UOW College

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Which UOW College Campus?

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So what can I study at UOW?

will 06 Where we get you?

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So what UOW College course should I do?

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University Access Program

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Diploma of Business

What Support will I get?

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The Social Side

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STEP to UOW

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FEES & FEE-HELP

About UOW College UOW College (formerly Wollongong College Australia) has been

Academic Course Semesters:

helping students achieve entry to uni and their study goals for over 20

The UOW College academic year is made up of three semesters:

years. UOW College is situated on the campus at the University of Wollongong. Not only do you get immersed in the full uni experience

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Part Time v.s Full Time

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School Leaver or Career Changer?

and campus life from day one, but UOW College students also have access to all UOW facilities as well as the College’s computer labs and library. So by the time you enter uni, you feel right at home.

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Autumn - February to June

Spring - June to October

Summer - October to February

Methods of Assessment: Like university study, UOW College students will be required

How we teach:

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You will learn through a range of methods including lectures,

How do I apply?

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Checklist

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UOW College Map

to submit a combination of assignments and essays, give oral presentations, participate in tutorials and sit examinations.

tutorials and practical sessions in specialised computer and science

The combination of quality academic courses, small class sizes

laboratories. UOW College teachers are committed, highly qualified

and the caring culture at UOW College provides the vital support

and dedicated to helping you do well.

you need to succeed at university. You can be confident that UOW College is the best possible pathway for your journey to higher

Class sizes:

education and a uni degree.

A tutorial usually has approximately 20 students per teacher. Our class sizes facilitate an interactive approach ensuring an exceptional learning experience from our highly qualified teaching staff.

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Where will we get you? UOW College courses are designed to teach you everything you need to progress and succeed at University. Successful completion

of your UOW College program will allow you to progress into an undergraduate degree at the following Universities.* *Students must select which institution they wish to articulate into at time of application and acceptance.

University of Wollongong Campuses: Wollongong – Shoalhaven – Dubai - Bega – Bateman’s Bay – Moss Vale – Southern Sydney The University of Wollongong is a world-class university with a growing reputation for excellence and innovation. For the fourth year in a row, UOW has been ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world**, and is recognised world-wide particularly as a leader in Engineering and IT. UOW has also retained its maximum five-star rankings in seven key categories in the Australian Good Universities Guide 2011, which places UOW in the top 20% (or top 8) of universities nationwide for each category.

Which UOW College Campus? UOW College programs are taught at the Wollongong and Shoalhaven campuses of the University of Wollongong.

Shoalhaven Campus Situated west of Nowra in the City of Shoalhaven, the Shoalhaven

The Wollongong campus is located on the New South Wales coast,

local communities, the University of Wollongong, UOW College and

80km south of Sydney and 3kms from the centre of Wollongong.

Illawarra Institute of TAFE jointly use the teaching spaces

The campus combines a tranquil bushland setting with modern,

and library.

UOW College resides in a separate building on Wollongong campus (Building 30). This is where many of the classes take place and where you can access staff, the Multimedia Centre and computer labs. The University of Wollongong library and other facilities are also situated within close walking distance.

POSITIVE GRADUATE OUTCOMES

GRADUATE SATISFACTION

GENERIC SKILLS

RESEARCH INTENSITY

STAFF QUALIFICATIONS

STAFF-STUDENT RATIOS

The University of Wollongong also offers outstanding facilities and staff. As a UOW student you are treated as an individual and

campus is approximately one hour south of Wollongong. As part

environment for learning.

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**2010 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings 2010, 2010 Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Wollongong Campus

state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure that provides the perfect

of a network of centres designed to bring university education to

encouraged to excel, with personalised attention from teachers to increase your learning confidence. Our reputation is due to the hard work of the UOW staff to ensure the University consistently produces highly employable graduates. For further information, please contact Uniadvice on 1300 367 869 or uniadvice@uow.edu.au.

The Shoalhaven campus provides a university experience with an orientation to student support, community development, the latest technology and an inspiring learning environment. UOW College offers the University Access Program (UAP) at the Shoalhaven campus during Summer session.

Course offerings by campus and intake: Course

Campus

UAP

Wollongong

UOW College courses offered at the Wollongong campus include:

UAP

Shoalhaven

University Access Program

Diploma of Business

Wollongong

Foundation Studies Diploma of Business

Foundation Studies

Wollongong

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STEP to UOW

STEP

Wollongong

Autumn

Spring Summer

Wollongong Diploma of Communication & Media Studies Whichever campus you choose, you will have access to modern

University of New England Campus: Armidale (on campus and distance education) The University of New England (UNE) offers a personal and flexible approach to learning. UNE has a distinguished tradition of excellence in teaching, learning and research. As Australia’s oldest regional university, UNE began its life as part of the University of Sydney in 1938. As an on-campus UNE student you will benefit from small class sizes and personal attention, or you may choose to enjoy the flexibility of distance education, which is backed by UNE’s wealth of experience in distance delivery. UNE is Australia’s most experienced distance educator, with over 50 years at the forefront of distance education. If you are looking for a University that combines academic standards with industry valued qualifications and flexible modes of study, then UNE is a smart choice.

UNE Programs by Distance Delivery or On-Campus Successfully completing an academic program at UOW College gives you a pathway to a range of degrees at UNE. Successful UOW College applicants will receive an offer to study at UOW College and a conditional offer to study a nominated degree at UNE. For further information, please contact Uniadvice on 1300 367 869 or uniadvice@uow.edu.au.

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What Support will I get?

The Social Side

Ask any of our students about their studies with UOW College and they will tell you about their teachers. The face-to-face teaching time and

Need a life outside uni? There’s plenty of ways to let your hair down and have a break. UOW College and UOW offer a wide range of

small classes help students and teachers to develop positive working relationships. This is just one example of the support you will receive as

activities, sporting events, clubs and societies, celebrations and night life to suit every individual.

a student of UOW College.

Additional Academic Support Academic support is available in the UOW College Multimedia Centre, which has a listening laboratory, resource centre and computer labs. Students can also make an appointment for a one on one consultation regarding any aspect of their study. PASS Program – Peer Assisted Study Sessions Peer Assisted Study Sessions is a program where students work together to develop effective study strategies, share ideas and promote understanding and support among peers. PASS consists of weekly one-hour, non-compulsory sessions led by ‘Peer Leaders’, students who have excelled at the subject in the past.

Student Services Library The UOW Library is equipped with the latest computers, wireless and laptop facilities and research material. There are also areas for quiet reading as well as group study, photocopying, and print services. Quality information resources are accessible through the Library’s website, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Student Computer Resource Centre UOW’s Information Technology Services (ITS) provides training, user-guides and the student computer resources, including nine central student computer laboratories, and additional teaching laboratories. Students can access email, internet, software and printers. Woolyungah Indigenous Centre The centre provides for equity access, participation and outcomes for UOW Indigenous students and encourages links with the local Aboriginal community. Student Advisors UOW College and every Faculty at the University have advisors who you can contact with concerns or problems. The advisors provide liaison, information, support and referral, as well as programs supporting student equity and diversity.

These include the following: Disability Services A range of disability services are available to ensure all individuals have an optimal study experience at UOW. Services include advice and support, assistive technology, note-takers, volunteer readers, advocacy, peer support networks, alternative exam arrangements and accessible parking. Counselling Services The Counselling service provides confidential, professional and sympathetic help at times of difficulty, conflict or crisis. This service is available to all members of the campus community at no charge.

Orientation

Uni Movies

To help you settle into your new

Movies are screened on Wednesday

surroundings, UOW College conducts

and Friday evenings in the University

orientation before the start of your

Hall. With the cheapest movie tickets

course. You will be shown around

in the Illawarra, UniMovies provides

campus facilities, learn more about

one of the best entertainment

your course, and if you’re travelling

bargains, as well as the largest movie

from out of town, the city of Wollongong.

Uni Shop

Childcare

The UniShop is your one-stop shop for

There are two child care centres on the UOW campus. Due to their popularity, places are limited and some waiting lists apply. Out of School Hours Care and Vacation Care are also available for children aged five to twelve.

all your needs at Uni. The UniShop stocks

Religious Services You will find chaplains and groups across Buddhist, Catholic, Chinese Christian, Evangelical Christian and Muslim denominations on campus. Centre for Student Engagement (CSE) Want to meet and mingle? The CSE designs and facilitates a range of opportunities for students including cultural and social activities, clubs and societies, adventure, leadership activities and much more.

digital sound system.

a large choice of study books and software, stationery, newspapers and magazines, University memorabilia and a range of groceries.

Accommodation Services UOW Accommodation Services offers a range of universitymanaged accommodation options, both catered and selfcatered. They also give assistance in finding off-campus accommodation such as homestay and private rental accommodation.

screen in Wollongong with a quality

UOW College Activities Program

Clubs and Societies

As a student of UOW College, you will never

activities, you are also welcome to join

be bored in your lunch hour with our regular

in any of the 100 clubs and societies

activities, organised by UOW College’s

organised on campus by the UOW

Student Relations Coordinators. Enjoy

Centre for Student Engagement. This is

BBQs, sports competitions, and other social

a great way to make friends and pursue

activities held on campus throughout the year.

interests.

As well as being part of UOW College’s

University Recreation & Aquatic Centre (URAC) URAC is located on the University of Wollongong Campus and at the Innovation Campus in North Wollongong. URAC caters for all your health, fitness and social needs

If you want more information on any of the above services, please visit the UOW website at www.uow.edu.au.

through gym equipment and classes, an Olympic size heated swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, social sports and café facilities. What’s more, there’s subsidised rates for students.

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Part Time vs Full Time

School Leaver or Career Changer?

At UOW College we understand that each individual is different. We know that you have priorities other than studying. Sometimes you

What type of student are you?

might need to work a bit more (or a bit less), spend time with your family or travel – but this doesn’t mean you have to give up study.

Depending on who you are, we make it easy for you. We can accommodate your needs and recommend the study that’s right for you.

Our flexible options mean you can take fewer subjects, or a full-time study load, take a break between sessions or study right through the calendar year. At UOW College, we work with you to help you reach your goals in the best way for you – after all, it’s your pathway!

Full Time Study

Part Time Study*

This means you are taking a full time study load and

When studying part time, you enrol in the number

should complete your study in the recommended

of subjects that suit your lifestyle - so that you

number of sessions.

can fit your study into your life, work and family

Refer to the course information section of this course

commitments.

guide for specific information on full time course

Refer to the course information section of this

requirements and expected hours of study.

course guide for specific information on part time course requirements and expected hours of study. *Available at Wollongong Campus only

The Career Changer

The School Leaver

Finished high school some years ago and

Have just finished your high school education

didn’t go to Uni

You are 17-19 years old

You may or may not have finished Year 12 and

You have completed the HSC and

received a UAI (or ATAR)

received an ATAR

You may have completed a traineeship or

Your ATAR may not have been high enough for

TAFE diploma

direct entry into university

You may have been working since you left school

You do not have the necessary qualifications for

direct entry into University

Whether you decide to study part time or full time: •

You will have direct interaction with your lecturers and tutors

You have easy access to the equipment and facilities you require

You can build a great social network of people with the same interests as you

You can immerse yourself in a learning environment, and achieve your objectives at your desired pace

You can switch between full time and part time if your situation changes

N.B. Part time students may not be eligible for Centrelink payments and transport concessions. Students enrolling part time are advised to check with Centrelink as to their eligibility for payments.

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So what can I study at UOW?

Arts

Business & Commerce

B Medical & Radiation Physics

B Communication & Media Studies

UOW College’s academic courses can provide direct entry into the UOW Undergraduate Bachelor Degrees below.

Engineering

B International Studies

B Business

B Science (Physics)

B Arts

B Economics & Finance

B Science (Nuclear Science

• Asia-Pacific Studies

B Commerce

and Technology)

• Australian Studies

• Accountancy

B Engineering

• European Studies

• Business Innovation

• Flexible Entry

• Gender Studies

• Business Law

• Civil Engineering

• History

• Economics

• Environmental Engineering

• Indigenous Studies

• Finance

• Materials Engineering

• Languages

• Human Resource Management

• Mechanical Engineering

• Media and Cultural Studies

• International Business

• Mechatronic Engineering • Mining Engineering

• Philosophy

UOW College cannot provide direct entry into:

• Management

• Politics

• Marketing

4 year professional degrees

• Postcolonial Studies

• Public Relations

Double degree programs

• Sociology

• Supply Chain Management

• War and Society

B Commerce (Event Management)*

Related 3 year degrees are available

in some cases in Science and Health and

Behavioural Science. You may apply to

transfer to the 4 year program after

completing your first year of study.

Informatics

B Commerce (Hospitality

Science

Management)*

B Business Information Systems

B Commerce (Tourism Management)*

B Information Technology

* Only available for commencement in

B Mathematics

Autumn intake

B Computer Science

B Marine Science

• Digital Systems Security

B Science

• Multimedia and Games

• Biological Sciences • Chemistry

Creative Arts

• Geology

• Development • Enterprise Systems Development • Software Engineering

• Geosciences

B Journalism

B Engineering

• Human Geography

B Creative Arts

• Electrical Engineering

• Physical Geography

• Creative Writing

• Computer Engineering

• Land and Heritage Management

• Graphic Design

• Telecommunications

• Theatre

• Engineering

• Visual Arts

Health & Behavioural Science B Health Science in Indigenous

• Visual Arts and Design

Education

Health Studies B Medical & Health Sciences B Nursing B Psychology B Public Health B Public Health Nutrition B Science • Exercise Science

B Education (The Early Years) B Mathematics Education B Primary Education B Physical and Health Education B Science Education

• Nutrition

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So what UOW College course should I do?

ATAR up to 10 points below *

Diploma of Business

2 Sessions of 14 wks 2nd year UOW

Completed HSC

Career Changer

ATAR 10-15 points below *

Diploma of Business

3 Sessions of 14 wks

University Access Program

1 Session of 14 wks

ATAR up to 20 points below* Haven’t done HSC

1st year UOW

Literacy and Numeracy Test

ATAR up to 10 points below *

2 Sessions of 14 wks 2nd year UOW

Diploma of Business ATAR 10-15 points below * School Leaver yr 12

School Leaver yr 11 & 12

3 Sessions of 14 wks

Completed HSC

Haven’t done HSC

ATAR up to 20 points below *

Foundation Studies

2 Sessions of 14 wks

1st year UOW

ATAR up to 20 points below + experienced disadvantage during study (conditional)*

STEP

2 Sessions of 14 wks

1st year UOW

Individual Case Assessment

Foundations Studies Extended

3 Sessions of 14 wks

1st year UOW

*Below UOW direct entry requirements. If your ATAR falls outside these course requirements, your application may be considered on a case by case basis based on your subject results. The above table is based on a full time study workload.

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UAP Streams of Study There are three streams of study, dependent on your chosen UOW degree. Each stream ensures you study subjects specific to your uni degree.

STREAM 1 - HUMANITIES Students studying under the Humanities stream will complete three subjects, Language and Literacy, Maths and Statistics and Humanities (for detailed subject descriptions, please visit www.uowcollege.edu.au).

1st YEAR UOW BACHELOR DEGREES (see UOW undergraduate course guide)

UOW College University Access Program

DEGREES IN ARTS*, CREATIVE ARTS*, EDUCATION*, COMMERCE and some in HEALTH & BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE* (excludes some degrees and double degrees)

STREAM 2 - IT and ENGINEERING STREAM 3 - SCIENCE and HEALTH & BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE Students studying under these two streams will complete three subjects, Language and Literacy, Maths and Chemistry (for detailed

University Access Program Who is it for?

What do I study?

Career Changers

You will take three subjects, in which there is an emphasis on skills

subject descriptions, please visit www.uowcollege.edu.au. Health and Behavioural Science students may study Mathematics & Statistics instead of Mathematics).

1st YEAR UOW BACHELOR DEGREES (see UOW undergraduate course guide)

UOW College University Access Program

development. Areas covered in this course include developing

The UAP is a university preparation course for Mature Age students not directly out of high school, who want to enter university at a later point in their life.

DEGREES IN ENGINEERING, SCIENCE, HEALTH & BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE*, INFORMATICS and some in EDUCATION* (excludes some degrees and double degrees)

numeracy skills required for university study, note taking, essay writing, research and presentation skills.

*NOTE: Health & Behavioural Science / Education Programs Demand for these programs is high, therefore entry is competitive and the number of offers available in each intake is limited. Early application for each session is advised.

When are the intakes?

What does it offer?

Autumn Session (February)

Entry Requirements

in the fundamental skills required to study at a university level and

Spring Session (June)

When you receive your offer for the UAP, you also receive your offer for your chosen University of Wollongong degree. You must achieve the required

maximise your chance of success. This course is delivered by UOW

Summer Session (October) – Wollongong and

Weighted Average Mark (WAM) and any other stated requirements in the UAP to progress to your University degree. For WAM information please

College on behalf of the University of Wollongong.

Shoalhaven Campus

refer to the separate leaflet in this brochure.

How long is my study?

Part Time Study Option*

Full Time Study Option 1 Session

1 Session - 14 Weeks UOW College Entry Requirements

Entry is dependent on ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) or equivalent. Students applying for the UAP who do not have an ATAR will be required to sit a Literacy and Numeracy Test in order to assess their suitability for the program

Age for Entry

Usually 21 +

Up to 3 Sessions

Duration

1 x 14 weeks

3 x 14 Weeks

Full/Part Time Completion

4 Months

Up to 12 Months

3 x 3hrs

1 x 3hrs

The University Access Program is a 14 week course that prepares you

WEEKLY COMMITMENT Tutorials

Self Directed Study Up to 9hrs Up to 3hrs Session Intakes

Feb, June, Oct^

Feb, June, Oct

Literacy and Numeracy Test The Literacy and Numeracy Test is designed to assess the competency and suitability of a student to study the University Access Program.

*Students wishing to undertake part time study must specify this at enrolment and must meet with a Student Advisor upon enrolment to discuss their enrolment pattern. The normal subject sequence

The test generally applies to students who either do not have a HSC result or where a more current assessment of skills is required. Students will

and pre-requisites apply.

be contacted if they are required to sit the Literacy and Numeracy Test.

^October intake is not available for full time students who want to progress to the Bachelor of Commerce (Event Management/Hospitality/Tourism Management). Full time and part time students for other degrees are able to enter all UOW College courses in each intake; however some intakes may not align with UOW session start dates.

Applicants must achieve the required minimum percentage marks for both the literacy and numeracy components to be offered a place in the University Access Program at UOW College.

This program provides pathways to most undergraduate Bachelor Degrees.

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How long is my study?

Part Time Study Option*

Full Time Study Option 2 Session

3 Session

Duration

2 x 14 Weeks

Full/Part Time Completion

7 Months

Up to 6 Session

Up to 9 Session

3 x 14 Weeks

6 x 14 Weeks

9 x 14 Weeks

12 Months

Up to 21 Months

Up to 36 Months

Minimum 3hrs

Minimum 3hrs

WEEKLY COMMITMENT Lectures

14hrs

6-7hrs

Tutorials

10hrs

11hrs Minimum 2hrs Minimum 2hrs

Self Directed Study

Up tp 20hrs

Up to 15hrs

Up to 5hrs

Up to 5hrs

Session Intakes

Feb, June, Oct^

Feb, June, Oct^

Feb, June, Oct

Feb, June, Oct

*Students wishing to undertake part time study must specify this at enrolment and must meet with a student advisor upon enrolment to discuss their enrolment pattern. The normal subject sequence and pre-requisites apply. ^October intake is not available for full time students who want to progress to the Bachelor of Commerce (Event Management/Hospitality/Tourism Management). Full time and part time students for other degrees are able to enter all UOW College courses in each intake; however some intakes may not align with UOW session start dates.

Diploma of Business Who is it for?

2nd YEAR UOW BACHELOR DEGREE (see UOW undergraduate course guide)

UOW COLLEGE DIPLOMA: 2 OR 3 SESSIONS

The Diploma courses are for students who have completed their secondary schooling and wish to progress to a Commerce Degree however may not

UOW Bachelor of Commerce (All majors) UOW Bachelor of Business UOW Bachelor of Economics & Finance (Excludes double degrees)

have met the direct entry requirements. They are a smart choice for students who wish to save time, as successful completion leads to the second year of their university degree.

What does it offer? Diplomas are an accelerated study option which, upon successful completion, progress you to the second year of your Uni degree. The Diploma of Business is an in-depth preparation course for students wishing to pursue a career in commerce or business related fields.** **You cannot progress from the Diploma of Business to the following majors in the Bachelor of Commerce: Event Management, Hospitality or Tourism Management. Students applying for these programs must commence these degrees in conjunction and concurrently with the relevant TAFE diploma and commence in Year 1.

What do I study? Studied over 2 or 3 sessions, the subjects in each Diploma replicate those taken in the first year of the related Bachelor Degree, as well as generally

Entry Requirements When you receive your offer for your Diploma, you also receive your offer for your chosen University of Wollongong Degree. Upon successful completion of your UOW College Diploma you are eligible for admission into the University of Wollongong. For UOW entry requirements please refer to the separate leaflet in this brochure.

preparing you for university level study.

(for detailed subject descriptions, please visit www.uowcollege.edu.au). 3 Session Diploma students study Tertiary Academic Skills. This is a course designed to equip you with the necessary language and academic skills to study at university level. There is an emphasis on skills development, particularly in relation to note-taking, essay-writing, research and presentation skills. Students need to achieve a pass of 50% in this subject. Diploma of Business students are able to repeat this subject once only, and are required to pass it to progress in their Diploma.

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2 SESSION

3 SESSION

UOW College Entry Requirements

ATAR up to 10 points below the direct entry requirements for related UOW Bachelor Degree

ATAR 10-15 points below the direct entry requirements for related UOW Bachelor Degree

Age for Entry

17 +

17 +

Diploma of Business – subjects include Accounting, Economics, Mathematics, Management, Marketing, and Finance subjects.

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Foundation Studies Who is it for? Foundation Studies* is a university preparation course for students who have not completed secondary schooling or who have not met the direct entry requirements for a UOW Bachelor Degree. This course is an accredited alternative to the Australian Year 12. *The Foundation Studies program is specifically designed for international students. The program is also suitable for Australian students who have not met direct entry requirements for a UOW Bachelor Degree. Foundation Studies meets the requirements for Foundations Programs. It is registered under the University of Wollongong’s CRICOS code and is delivered on behalf of the University by UOW College.

What does it offer? Foundation Studies enables you to reach the level of study required to succeed in university. Successful completion of the program will enable you to enter the first year of your chosen Bachelor Degree at UOW.

What do I study? The Foundation Studies program offers five streams of study: Arts, Commerce, Maths/IT, Science and Engineering. You will be offered the stream most relevant to your chosen degree. The course is studied over 2 or 3 sessions (Extended). Successful applicants will be notified of the duration of their Foundation Studies program at the time of offer. This will be based on previous academic and English results. In the Extended Foundation Studies course (3 session), students complete a common first semester consisting of Academic Skills English, Academic Skills Mathematics, Environmental Science, and People and Society. Subjects from the relevant stream are then undertaken in the second and third sessions. The first session results are not counted towards the overall WAM for the course, allowing students to gradually develop the skills that will enable them to succeed in their second and third session at UOW College. (for detailed subject descriptions, please visit www.uowcollege.edu.au).

When are the intakes? •

Autumn Session (February)

Spring Session (June)

Summer Session (October)

How long is my study?

Part Time Study Option*

Full Time Study Option 2 Sessions

Extended 3 Sessions

Up to 6 Sessions

Extended Up to 9 Sessions

Duration

2 x 14 Weeks

3 x 14 Weeks

6 x 14 Weeks

9 x 14 Weeks

Full/Part Time Completion

7 Months

12 Months

Up to 21 Months

Up to 36 Months

Lectures

8hrs

Up to 8hrs

Minimum 2hrs

Up to 2hrs

Tutorials

16hrs

24hrs Minimum 2hrs Minimum 4hrs

Self Directed Study

Up to 24hrs

Up to 24hrs

Up to 5hrs

Up to 5hrs

Session Intakes

Feb, June, Oct^

Feb, June, Oct^

Feb, June, Oct

Feb, June, Oct

WEEKLY COMMITMENT

*Students wishing to undertake part time study must specify this at enrolment and must meet with a student advisor upon enrolment to discuss their enrolment pattern. The normal subject sequence and pre-requisites apply. ^October intake is not available for full time students who want to progress to the Bachelor of Commerce (Event Management/Hospitality/Tourism Management). Full time and part time students for other degrees are able to enter all UOW College courses in each intake, however some intakes may not align with UOW session start dates.

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Foundation Studies Streams Arts

Science

Students studying under the Arts stream will complete Academic English, Computing, General Mathematics, Cognitive Studies, Economics,

Students studying under the Science stream will complete subjects relating to Academic English, Computing, Mathematics, Cognitive Studies,

Business Management, Government and Policy, and History and Culture subjects (for detailed subject descriptions,

Physics, Chemistry, and History and Culture subjects (for detailed subject descriptions, please visit www.uowcollege.edu.au).

please visit www.uowcollege.edu.au). DEGREES IN ARTS, CREATIVE ARTS, EDUCATION AND SOME HEALTH/BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES UOW COLLEGE FOUNDATION STUDIES: 2 SESSION or EXTENDED (3 session)

DEGREES IN SCIENCE AND SOME HEALTH/ BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCES

Includes popular degrees such as: 1st YEAR UOW BACHELOR DEGREES (see UOW undergraduate course guide)

Includes popular degrees such as:

UOW COLLEGE FOUNDATION STUDIES: 2 SESSION or EXTENDED (3 session)

• UOW Bachelor of Arts (all majors) • UOW Bachelor of Education (Early Years, Primary and Physical Health) • UOW Bachelor of Communication and Media • UOW Bachelor of International Studies (excludes double degrees) • UOW Bachelor of Creative Arts (some majors)

1st YEAR UOW BACHELOR DEGREES (see UOW undergraduate course guide)

• • • • • •

UOW Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences UOW Bachelor of Environmental Science UOW Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry UOW Bachelor of Science (All majors) UOW Bachelor of Marine Science UOW Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

Commerce

Engineering

Students studying under the Commerce stream will complete subjects relating to Academic English, Computing, Mathematics, Cognitive Studies,

Students studying in the stream of Engineering will study subjects relating to Academic English, Computing, Advanced Mathematics, Physics, and

Economics, Business Management, and Accountancy subjects (for detailed subject descriptions, please visit www.uowcollege.edu.au).

Chemistry subjects (for detailed subject descriptions, please visit www.uowcollege.edu.au). Applicants for Engineering degrees must have studied 2 Unit Mathematics (or equivalent) and achieved a >60% pass.

DEGREES IN COMMERCE UOW COLLEGE FOUNDATION STUDIES: 2 SESSION or EXTENDED (3 session)

1st YEAR UOW BACHELOR DEGREES (see UOW undergraduate course guide)

DEGREES IN ENGINEERING

UOW COLLEGE FOUNDATION STUDIES: 2 SESSION or EXTENDED (3 session)

Includes popular degrees such as: • UOW Bachelor of Commerce (all majors) • UOW Bachelor of Business

1st YEAR UOW BACHELOR DEGREES (see UOW undergraduate course guide)

Includes popular degrees such as: • UOW Bachelor of Medical and Radiation Physics • UOW Bachelor of Engineering (all majors)

• UOW Bachelor of Economics & Finance

N.B In all streams, if students are required to do Foundation Studies Extended they will study Academic Skills – English, Academic Skills – Maths, People and Society, and Environmental Science in their first session.

Maths / IT Students studying under the Maths/IT stream will complete subjects relating to Academic English, Computing, Advanced Mathematics, Cognitive Studies, and Computer Programming subjects. Applicants for the Maths/IT stream must have studied 2 Unit Maths (or equivalent) and achieved a >60% pass (for detailed subject descriptions, please visit www.uowcollege.edu.au).

Entry Requirements DEGREES IN INFORMATICS

When you receive your offer for Foundation Studies, you also receive a conditional offer for your chosen University of Wollongong

Includes popular degrees such as:

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1st YEAR UOW BACHELOR DEGREES (see UOW undergraduate course guide)

degree. You must achieve the required Weighted Average Mark (WAM) and any other stated requirements in Foundation Studies to

progress to your university degree. For WAM information please refer to the separate leaflet in this brochure.

ARTS

COMMERCE

MATHS/IT

SCIENCE

ENGINEERING

UOW College Entry Requirements

ATAR within 1-20 points below the direct entry requirements for chosen UOW Bachelor degree OR If ATAR is more than 20 points below the direct entry requirements, HSC individual subject results will be reviewed

Age for Entry

17+

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UOW COLLEGE FOUNDATION STUDIES: 2 SESSION or EXTENDED (3 session)

• UOW Bachelor of Computer Science (most majors) • UOW Bachelor of Information Technology (most majors) • Bachelor of Engineering (Computer, Electrical & Telecommunications) • UOW Bachelor of Mathematics & Finance • UOW Bachelor of Mathematics

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STEP to UOW

2 Sessions

Who is it for? STEP to UOW is a university preparation course for recent school leavers who experienced disadvantage while studying for their HSC (Yr 11 and/or

Part Time Study Option*

Full Time Study Option

Up to 6 Sessions

Duration

2 x 14 Weeks

6 x 14 Weeks

Full/Part Time Completion

7 Months

Up to 21 Months

6hrs

2hrs

WEEKLY COMMITMENT

Yr 12). The course is aimed at increasing the educational opportunities for young people in the University of Wollongong’s drawing area* and regional

Lectures

areas. Specific criteria applies – see checklist (p27).

What does it offer?

Tutorials

10hrs

2hrs

Self Directed Study

Up to 16hrs

Up to 4hrs

Session Intakes

Feb, June, Oct^

Feb, June, Oct

The STEP to UOW course enables students who have experienced disadvantage during their secondary education to reach the level of study required to succeed at university, and provides a pathway to first year university. This course is delivered on behalf of the University of Wollongong by UOW College.

What do I study?

* Students wishing to undertake part time study must specify this at enrolment and must meet with a student advisor upon enrolment to discuss their enrolment pattern. The normal subject sequence and pre-requisites apply. UOW College cannot guarantee that you will be eligible for Centrelink contributions if you decide to undertake the program part time. Ensure you check with Centrelink prior to the commencement of this program. ^October intake is not available for full time students who want to progress to the Bachelor of Commerce (Event Management/Hospitality/Tourism Management). Full time and part time students for other degrees are able to enter all UOW College courses in each intake, however some intakes may not align with UOW session start dates.

Based on the Foundation Studies program, STEP to UOW similarly includes five streams of study: Arts; Commerce, Maths/IT, Science, and Engineering. Streams are detailed on pages 21 and 22. STEP to UOW students study Academic Literacy in place of Academic English and do not study computing. You will be offered the stream most relevant to your chosen degree (for detailed subject descriptions, please visit www.uowcollege.edu.au).

ARTS

How long is your study and what does it cost?

COMMERCE UOW COLLEGE STEP TO UOW PROGRAM: 2 SESSIONS

All STEP to UOW places are Commonwealth Supported Places, meaning you do not pay tuition fees for this program. In addition, applicants** must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa who are residing in Australia. Applicants for this program need

MATHS/IT SCIENCE

to demonstrate that their school studies have suffered because of circumstances beyond their control. To be eligible for entry into the STEP to UOW program, students must be able to demonstrate that they have experienced hardship*** in one or more

1st YEAR UOW BACHELOR DEGREES (See information under Foundation Studies or refer to the UOW Undergraduate Course Guide)

ENGINEERING

of the following areas: •

Finances

School environment

Home environment and responsibilities

English language difficulty

Personal illness/disability

ARTS COMMERCE MATHS/IT SCIENCE ENGINEERING UOW College Entry Requirements

Written application addressing equity criteria AND ATAR within 1-20 points below the direct entry requirements for chosen UOW Bachelor degree OR If ATAR is more than 20 points below the direct entry requirements, HSC individual subject results will be reviewed

Age for Entry

17 +

Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander students are encouraged to apply for STEP to UOW. *To view the list of eligible schools in the UOW drawing area please visit our website at www.uowcollege.edu.au or call 1300 367 869. **To apply for STEP to UOW, students must complete a separate application form and provide detailed documentation and statements to accompany the application. Refer to the specific STEP to UOW brochure for further details or visit the website to download an application form. *** The categories of hardship and the required supporting documentation for STEP to UOW applications are similar to the UAC (Universities Admissions Centre) Educational Access Scheme (EAS). Students who have submitted EAS applications are encouraged to apply for STEP to UOW.

When you receive your offer for STEP to UOW, you also receive a conditional offer for your chosen University of Wollongong degree. You must achieve the required Weighted Average Mark (WAM) and any other stated requirements in STEP to UOW to progress to your university degree. For WAM information please refer to the separate leaflet in this brochure.

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FEES & FEE-HELP How can I pay for my course?

Payment Options Defer Your Fees

Students studying Diplomas, Foundation Studies or the UAP have the option to defer the total cost of the course using FEE-HELP

Pay in Installment

Students are able to pay their tuition fee in instalments via credit card. The instalments consist of three equal payments per session.

Upfront Payment

Students can choose to pay their fees upfront prior to the commencement of the course by cash, Money Order, Visa or MasterCard. The date payment is required will be stated in the offer letter.

Commonwealth Supported Place

Students studying STEP to UOW will have tuition covered by a Commonwealth Supported Place. Commonwealth Supported Places are awarded on the basis of equity criteria including but not limited to: low income, living in a rural or isolated area, Indigenous Australians, women studying in non-traditional areas, recent migrant and permanent disability. For further information contact UniAdvice on 1300 367 869 or uniadvice@uow.edu.au.

What is FEE-HELP? FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme designed to assist eligible students in paying part or all of their tuition fees for courses at approved institutions. Australian citizens and holders of humanitarian permanent resident visas are eligible to apply for FEE-HELP. FEE-HELP can be used with any UOW College Foundation, Diploma and UAP program. *Please note extra fees apply.

How do I request FEE-HELP? To request FEE-HELP you need to advise us you will apply for FEE-HELP on your acceptance of offer into your chosen course. You do not need to request FEE-HELP prior to enrolment. College staff will assist you to apply for FEE-HELP at Orientation. To apply for FEE-HELP you will need an Australian Tax File Number (TFN) from the Australian Taxation Office. There is no application charge for FEE-HELP. Students accessing FEE-HELP for Diploma courses will be charged a Government loan fee.

How much can I borrow? Students can borrow up to the amount of the tuition fees charged for their course. For further details visit the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations website: www.goingtouni.gov.au

How do I pay it back? Your FEE-HELP debt is repaid via the Australian Tax Office once your income reaches the threshold for compulsory payment. For more info visit the ATO website: www.ato.gov.au

Are there any other costs I need to know about? You will need to cover your own accommodation and living expenses. Textbook costs and other study related costs are also payable by the student.

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Checklist University Access Program, Diploma and Foundation Studies Application Form

Complete application form located at the back of this brochure. It is important that all sections are filled out. N.B. If you want to apply for the STEP to UOW program please call UniAdvice for an application form or visit www.uowcollege.edu.au to download one.

Academic Transcripts

Attach certified copies of your academic transcripts, or other documentation as listed on the application form.

Terms and Conditions

Read and understand the terms and conditions, refund policy and privacy information on the application.

Citizenship

Attach a certified copy of Australian citizenship or Permanent Residency or Humanitarian Visa.

UniAdvice Address

Please send your completed application to: UniAdvice Building 36 University of Wollongong 2 Northfields Avenue Wollongong NSW 2522

How Do I Apply?

Students wishing to undertake part time study must specify this at enrolment and must meet with a student advisor upon enrolment to discuss their enrolment pattern. Make appointment with student advisor if choosing part-time study

Before you apply for a UOW College Program: •

Ensure you have read and thoroughly understand the course

information outlined in this brochure. •

closing dates. Applications close approximately 2 months prior to the start of the session.

If you have any further questions call UniAdvice on 1300 367 869

Check the website www.uowcollege.edu.au for application

Additional Checklist for Nursing and Education Applicants (UAP,STEP to UOW & Foundation Studies) Additional written statement

Think about whether you want to study with UOW College on a

1. 2. 3.

full time or part time basis. Now you are ready to apply!!

Step 1

Step 5

Fill in the application form at the back of this brochure. Ensure

If you are a successful applicant and receive an offer you must

you provide all necessary extra information as outlined in the

return your Offer Acceptance and Payment advice by the date

checklist on page 27.

specified in your offer.

Step 2

Step 6

Tick the checklist to double check you have completed

You will be notified via email with the date for orientation and

everything properly.

enrolment. Be sure to make time to attend orientation and enrolment where you will sign up for your classes. You should

Step 3 Submit your application by the closing date.

Step 4 You will be notified via email of the outcome of your application 2-3 weeks after the application closing date.

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note that late enrolment may not be permitted.

Application Form

STEP to UOW application form is available by calling UniAdvice or visiting www.uowcollege.edu.au.

Additional documentation

Attach certified copies of your academic transcripts, and documentation explaining your disadvantage as listed on the application form.

Terms and Conditions

Read and understand the terms and conditions, refund policy, privacy information on the application.

Citizenship

Attach a certified copy of Australian/New Zealand citizenship or Permanent Residency or Humanitarian Visa.

Request for Commonwealth support

All STEP to UOW places are government supported, therefore the student is not required to pay an amount upfront.

UniAdvice Address

Please send your completed application to: STEP to UOW UniAdvice Building 36 University of Wollongong 2 Northfields Avenue Wollongong NSW 2522

Make appointment with student advisor if choosing part-time study

Students wishing to undertake part time study must specify this at enrolment and must meet with a student advisor upon enrolment to discuss their enrolment pattern.

If you are planning to study part time, make an one of the Student Advisors at UOW College prior to start of session.

State your most recent academic qualifications and results (e.g. HSC, TAFE) Describe your career ambitions and motivations for studying Describe any community involvement or other achievements relevant to your desired program of university study, e.g. teaching/childcare experience in the case of Bachelor of Teaching.

STEP to UOW Application Checklist

Step 7 appointment to discuss your study path with

Include with your application a written statement addressing the additional criteria:

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Want to see it all for yourself? UOW College and UOW Campus Tours are a great way to see first hand where you will be studying and socialising. Campus tours are personalised to suit your

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