Woolyungah Indigenous Centre
Indigenous Admissions Program (IAP)
The Indigenous Admission Program (IAP) is an assessment process that offers an alternative pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over the age of 17, to seek entry into UOW’s undergraduate programs.
Assessments are conducted remotely, so access to a computer and internet is required. Please contact us if access is an issue.
- Who can apply?
- How IAP can earn you a place at UOW
- Assessment process
- Key dates
- Supporting documents
The Indigenous Admission Program welcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who:
- Haven’t completed secondary school
- Are not receiving an ATAR, or
- Don't have the required ATAR for their preferred course.
- Mature aged students
After successfully completing IAP, students may be offered direct entry into their chosen course.
Those who do not receive direct entry may be offered a place in one of UOW College's courses or pathway programs:
- UOW College Diplomas and Certificates
- University Access Program (UAP)
- Special Tertiary Entrance Program (STEP)
Successful completion of courses and program provides guaranteed entry to the majority of UOW undergraduate degrees.
IAP assessment process
1. Pre-screening phone interview
To determine your readiness to commence University and understand your preferred course of study.
2. Career consultation
To ensure your chosen course matches your interests and career goals
3. Online academic assessments
To assess your ability to perform well in your preferred course of study. Assessments can be completed from the comfort of your own home.
4. Zoom faculty interviews
Interview with faculty representatives to determine your suitability.
5. Strengths and needs assessment
To identify individual strengths and needs and map your support plan appropriately.
November IAP (online)
- Assessment date: 5th November, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
- Interviews will be conducted on the 25th (from 1:15 pm) & 26th November (9:00 am to 4:30 pm).
- Application closing date is 4 November 2020 at 5.00 pm
Applicants are required to submit the following supporting documentation:
- Confirmation of Aboriginality: By a letter with a 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. Woolyungah Indigenous centre understands that sometimes obtaining an official confirmation of Aboriginality can be challenging. Therefore, we accept our WIC statutory declaration of Aboriginality signed by a Justice of Peace. This is a legal binding document demonstrating your self- identification as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. The statutory declaration must be accompanied by evidence of your claim.
- Personal statement: A one-page personal statement outlining why you would like to study your nominated course and your educational aspirations
- A current resume
- Other supporting documentation: Recent school reports, TAFE transcripts, certificates of previous qualifications, and references from previous employers.
Please note: Creative Arts and Performing Arts applicants are required to submit an additional application form and prepare a portfolio of material relevant to their proposed major, for review in the interview.