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Entry pathways

UOW Bega offers a variety of flexible pathways into our degree programs. If you want to get a university qualification, we will help you find a way.

High School Students

Do the exams. Get your results. Join our crew! 

If you're doing your HSC and your sights are set on uni, make sure you apply through the Universities Admissions Centre, (UAC). For advice on applying through UAC please contact the Bega Campus on 6494 7035.

Admission for school leavers to most UOW undergraduate degrees is determined by your ATAR - which you’ll find out from UAC - normally in December. Remember the ATAR isn’t the be-all and end-all of getting into uni. We want people who work hard and can get results where it matters.

You are also eligible for adjustment factors if you do well in HSC subjects relevant to your UOW degree and if you live in our neighbourhood or in regional NSW.

If your ATAR’s not what you hoped, we also offer a range of alternative entry options and university preparation options to get you started.

Pathways to UOW

There’s more than one way to the future that you want, but sometimes things can be happening in your life that makes studying to get there hard. The Pathways team wants to help you find a way to pursue your career and study goals in a way that works for you.

Vocational pathways program

The Vocational Pathways Program offers;

  • A Certificate IV with one of our recommended providers
  • While you are doing that you will be enrolled as a UOW Student in our Bridging and Transition Subject
  • Entry into a UOW Degree (subject to some conditions)
  • Support and assistance once you get here with enrolment, networking and staying on track as part of the You're In2Uni Program

Indigenous Admissions Program

The Woolyungah Indigenous Centre at UOW offers an Indigenous Admissions Program (IAP) to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It assesses applicants’ suitability for study at UOW based on a series of tests and interviews instead of the ATAR.

It is available to all students of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent who are 17 years old or older.

Students from the Bega Valley Shire can sit these tests at the Bega campus. Contact UOW Bega on 6494 7035 for further information.

Vocational qualifications

The following qualifications may be submitted for assessment of entry eligibility:

  • Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level IV Certificate 
  • Diploma 
  • Advanced Diploma 
  • Associate Diploma 

There are a number of training providers in this region that offer eligible courses. These include:

* Some Credit transfer may be granted for these awards.

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

You can gain entry to UOW via the two hour multiple choice STAT. The STAT is designed to assess a range of skills and knowledge you will need for tertiary study. It is coordinated by the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) and held several times a year.

Registration and payment for STAT is done through the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). For further information go to ACER.

Completed or partially-completed tertiary studies

If you have gained admission to another university and/or partially completed a university degree, you may use this as entry into our degree courses. You need an appropriate record of achievement from an approved university.

You may also be eligible for some advanced standing from subjects completed. Documents must be accompanied by an official English translation if they were produced in another language.  

How to apply

Follow the steps below and remember we are here to help at any step during the application process.

If you are currently completing year 12, apply for our courses through UAC. Preferences can be changed for main round offers up to the first week of January in the commencing year.

Step 1 - Choose your course

Explore the courses that are available at Bega. We have undergraduate (first or Bachelor degrees) and postgraduate courses available. Within our courses there are various specialisations to choose from, depending on your interests and future career plans.

Step 2 - Check your eligibility

Find out if you are eligible. Read through the eligibility information to see the various entry options.

Step 3 - Apply

If you are applying for Nursing, you will need to apply via the Universities Admission Centre (UAC).’

For all other courses, complete the online application form, attach scanned copies of certified documents such as certificates, results from previous courses and proof of citizenship.

You may make an appointment with our staff to certify your documents and submit your forms. Alternatively your documents can be certified by a Justice of the Peace, police officer or person holding a similar professional position.

Like to speak to someone about any aspect of the application process?

Come and visit the campus for a site inspection and have all your questions answered in person.