Coursework applications

How to apply for Postgraduate Coursework

Entry into most of our postgraduate coursework programs requires a Bachelor degree or equivalent. Some courses, such as the Master of Teaching, also have special entry requirements

If you don’t have a Bachelor, but have a wealth of work experience you may be eligible for direct entry into one of our postgraduate programs, such as a Graduate Certificate.

How to apply

  1. Find the course you would like to apply for.
  2. Make sure you satisfy the entry requirements listed in Course Finder.
  3. Apply online. You can save your application at any point and come back to complete it later. For a small number of courses, there are special requirements .

Apply online today 


Application closing dates

Session/Trimester Start Date Applications Close


Trimester 1 2018

Autumn 2018

Trimester 2 2018

Spring 2018* 

Trimester 3 2018


5 February 2018

26 February 2018

14 May 2018

23 July 2018 

20 August 2018


26 January 2018

31 January 2018**

30 April 2018

30 June 2018

5 August 2018


Late applications may be considered where there are places available.

* Not all courses have a mid-year intake; please refer to CourseFinder for further information.

** The following programs have alternative closing dates:

Course Applications Close

Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology, Master of Nutrition & Dietetics

30 September

Master of Professional Psychology, Master of Psychology (Clinical)

17 October

Medicine and Health postgraduate coursework degrees not listed above

31 October

Important things to remember

  • Change of name: If you have changed your name, or any of your documents show a name that is different from the one that you have used in your application, you must present certified evidence of the change (marriage certificate, deed poll, statutory declaration).
  • Special needs: If you have a disability and would like advice or assistance with your studies, please get in touch with our Disability Liaison Officers.
  • Accommodation: The cost of accommodation is not included in the tuition fees. See Accommodation Services for accommodation options on or near campus.
  • English language proficiency: If you are a domestic student and English is not your first language, you’ll have to provide evidence of satisfying the University's English language requirements.
  • Tuition fees: We have many financial assistance options available to students.
  • Cancellations and refunds: See UOW’s Tuition Fees and Refund Policy.
  • Proof of citizenship: Certified evidence of Australian/New Zealand citizenship/Permanent Residency is required at enrolment e.g. current passport or birth certificate.

Additional entry requirements

Some courses listed below have additional special entry requirements

  • Doctor of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration/Master of Business Administration Advanced
  • Master of Professional Psychology
  • Master of Teaching
  • Nutrition & Dietetics/Exercise Science/Rehabilitation/some Nursing degrees
  • Master of Rolling Stock (including the Graduate Certificate)
  • Master of Engineering Asset Management (including the Graduate Certificate)
  • Master of Power Engineering (including the Graduate Certificate)

Supporting documentation

You will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application.

Original or certified copies of academic records, mark sheets or transcripts for studies previously undertaken must be provided at the time of application (either in hard copy or electronically). Certified English translations are also required for documents in another language. The transcript must show all subjects undertaken, grades and stages reached or qualifications gained.

For domestic applicants, a photocopied document must be certified as a true copy of the original by:

  • An authorised officer in the admissions office at any tertiary institution
  • A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia or the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants, or the National Institute of Accountants or the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants or Registered Tax Agents
  • A bank branch manager (not in a bank travel centre)
  • A barrister, solicitor or patent attorney
  • A police officer of the rank of sergeant or above
  • A post office manager
  • A principal of an Australian high or primary school; or
  • A justice of the peace

The person certifying the photocopies must:

  • Write on the copy: “This appears to be a true copy of the original document sighted by me”, and
  • Sign the document and print your name, address, telephone number, profession/occupation, date verified; and
  • Affix the official stamp or seal of the verifier’s organisation on the copy, if the organisation has such a stamp.

English language requirements

If you have completed an academic qualification entirely in English within the past two years in a country where English is the official language, you may already meet the requirements.

If you are a domestic student and English is not your first language, you will be required to provide evidence of satisfying the English language requirements listed on the UOW International Student website.

Last reviewed: 13 November, 2017