Indigenous Admissions Program

Indigenous Admission Program (IAP)

The Indigenous Admission Program (IAP) is a three-day workshop 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. IAP is held at different times throughout the year. To find out when the next program is scheduled, contact the WIC team on (02) 4221 3776 or

Who can apply?

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.


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How IAP can earn you a place at UOW

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 two UOW College pathway programs:

  • University Access Program (UAP)
  • Special Tertiary Entrance Program (STEP)

Successful completion of either program provides guaranteed entry to the majority of UOW undergraduate degrees.

Applicants are required to submit the following supporting

Confirmation of Aboriginality
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.

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. 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.

IAP Assessment Process

Last reviewed: 7 March, 2019

Quick links

Indigenous Studies Unit 

Indigenous Admission Program 

Indigenous Tailored Academic Program (ITAP) 

Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME)  


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