Alternative Admissions Program

What is the Alternative Admissions Program?

The Woolyungah Indigenous Centre’s Alternative Admissions Program (AAP) offers an alternative pathway for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people seeking entry into the University of Wollongong’s undergraduate programs.

Who can apply?

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people over the age of 17 are encouraged to apply.

The Alternative Admissions Program welcomes applicants who:

  1. Haven’t completed secondary school
  2. Are not receiving an ATAR, and
  3. Have not obtained the required ATAR score for their preferred course.

How to apply

Applicants are required to submit the following supporting documentation with their application form:

  1. The application form attached to this booklet

  2. Confirmation of Aboriginality

    Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent may be proven by:

    • A letter with “Common Seal” signed by the Chairperson of an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander incorporated organisation in which the applicant lives or has previously lived. E.g. Lands Council or Aboriginal Cultural Centre.

    • An offer of a place under the AAP, in either an Undergraduate program at the University or at University College, is conditional on receipt of the applicant's Confirmation of Aboriginality.

  3. A personal statement of no more than one page, outlining why you would like to study your nominated course and your educational aspirations.

  4. A current Resume

  5. Other supporting documentation

    • Supporting documentation may include; copies of recent school reports, TAFE transcripts or certificates of previous qualifications, and references from previous employers.

    • If you are a current HSC student it is essential to bring any HSC school reports or certificates where possible.

  6. Creative Arts and Performing Arts Applicants must submit the required additional application form and prepare a portfolio of material relevant to their proposed major, for review in the interview.


Download Application Form and Information Booklet








Last reviewed: 17 October, 2012