Diploma of Arts - Domestic students

Course summary

PLEASE NOTE: UOW College has recently updated our academic pathways to UOW. This course is currently under review and may not be available in 2022. See https://www.uowcollege.edu.au/study/2022-courses/ for further information

This course is accredited by the University of Wollongong and delivered by UOW College (CRICOS: 02723D; RTO: 91159). UOW College is a registered business name of UOWC Ltd (ABN: 14 105 312 329).

This course is only applicable to domestic students who are eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). Domestic students who are not eligible for a CSP are invited to apply for the Diploma of Arts. Alternate fee arrangements apply.

The Diploma of Arts is an in-depth preparation program which provides guaranteed* entry into the first year of a Bachelor of Arts at UOW with 24 credit points (equivalent to four subjects). It is the ideal program if you are interested in exploring a broad range of disciplines including linguistics, history, philosophy, politics, and culture. Tertiary skills development embedded in all subjects in the Diploma of Arts prepares you for successful participation at UOW, with an emphasis on a range of oral, written and presentation skills, including group work.

See Diploma of Arts course outline here


We offer a range of blended course delivery options.  However, we encourage students to choose on-campus classes where they are offered. For classes that cannot be held on campus due to physical distancing requirements, or for students unable to come on campus due to COVID-19 related circumstances, online delivery will continue to be offered, wherever possible.

In response to COVID-19, the University of Wollongong is following advice from the NSW Department of Health. Check the most up-to-date University of Wollongong COVID-19 arrangements.


Autumn  Session

Code Subject Name
DSSC101 Academic Study 1 (AS1)
DART102 Computing Technologies for Academic Study
DART103 Our Place in Space and Time
(UOW SOC103)
Introduction to Sociology

Spring Session

DSSC105 Academic Study 2 (AS2)
(UOW POL150)
Government, Power and Political Systems
(UOW ELL182)
Effective Written Communication
The Modern World

How to apply

You can apply online for this UOW College course.

There is no application fee and you can save your application at any point and come back and complete it later.

In Step 3 of your application, ensure you choose the following options:

  • Mode of Delivery: On Campus
  • Commencement Year: 2021
  • Campus: Wollongong
  • Course: Diploma of Arts 3132
  • Major: N/A
  • Session: Choose your preferred session start date

Course information

Study area


UOW College Wollongong

Course Code



2 sessions over 7 months


On Campus


UAC Code


Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.


  • Minimum ATAR 45

If any of the above entry requirements are not met, applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis taking into account the applicant's work and life experience.

Not available to international students


* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile



This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW College for this course. It provides data on students that commenced the program, and continued study beyond the census date at UOW College in 2020.

Applicant background

2020 intake

2020 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.



Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.



Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.



Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.



ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).



Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).



International students All other students.



All students



< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2020

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer



Median rank to receive an offer



Lowest rank to receive an offer



< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW College admission pathways, see UOW College Admission Information.

Key Dates




2022 UOW College Autumn

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 28 February - 10 June 2022

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close


Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

Guaranteed entry into UOW Bachelor

If you achieve a final mark of at least 50 per cent in all subjects of the Diploma of Arts, you will receive 24 credit points (equivalent to four subjects) towards a Bachelor of Arts offered at UOW’s Wollongong Campus.
A recognised Higher Education Diploma qualification is awarded upon completion which can be used to pursue entry level career opportunities.

Career opportunities: Art historian, historian and heritage specialist in government policy, business administration and management, consultancy, publishing, teaching, marketing, working for international aid organisations, work in unions and non-government welfare agencies, diplomacy, university lecturing and research, archives and librarianship, translation and interpreting, journalism, advertising. 

^Subject to approval by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency. 
*Guarantee is subject to meeting UOW entry requirements.