Entry pathways

UOW Eurobodalla 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

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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 UOW Eurobodalla on 4472 2125.

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. 

We'll give you Adjustment factors (formally called bonus points) if you do well in HSC subjects relevant to your UOW degree. You can also apply for adjustment factors 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 happen in your life that make 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. 

University Preparation Programs 

Gain admission into a range of UOW degrees by successfully completing a University Preparation Program. Develop essential academic and tertiary skills through programs emphasising a range of oral, written and presentation skills, including group work. 

Our pathway programs are designed for students who have not met the direct entry requirements for a UOW College Diploma program or UOW bachelor degree.

Indigenous Admissions Program (IAP)

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

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

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 the Eurobodalla that offer eligible courses at these levels. These include:

*Some Credit transfer may be granted for these qualifications.  

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

If you have no formal qualifications on which to base your application to a UOW, you may be eligible to be considered for entry to a course by sitting STAT. STAT is a series of tests designed to assess a range of competencies considered important for success in a tertiary study. 

It assesses your ability to think critically and analyse the material given, rather than testing your knowledge of specific academic subjects. You may gain entry to UOW by achieving sufficient results in the multiple choice STAT. 

Registration and payment for STAT is managed through the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Dates, fees, locations and booking information for STAT test sittings in NSW/ACT can be found on the ACER STAT website

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 (credit transfer) from subjects completed. Documents must be accompanied by an official English translation if they were produced in another language.

How to apply

Thinking about studying at UOW Eurobodalla? Follow the steps below and remember we are here to help at any step during the application process. 

Step 1 - Choose your course

Explore the courses that are available at UOW Eurobodalla.

You can also find out more about our campus and facilities

Step 2 - Check your eligibility

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

Step 3 - Apply

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

If you are a non school-leaver (also known as a mature-age student) applying for the Bachelor of Nursing, you must submit your application through UAC. The Bachelor of Nursing is a high-demand course, and applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications on time (29 September) to apply for the Autumn session the following year.

For all other courses, mature-age / non school-leaver students can complete the online application form, and 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. 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? Please phone us on 02 4472 2125 or email us at bbay-enquiries@uow.edu.au