Diploma of Information Technology Fast Track (International)

Course summary

The Diploma of Information Technology Fast Track can get you guaranteed* entry into the second year of a Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Business Information Systems or Bachelor of Computer Science at the University of Wollongong (UOW), or into the first year second session of the Bachelor of Technology at the University of Wollongong.

The course is designed for international students, studying in Australia.

Digital disruption is changing the way we work, learn, interact and behave. Computer science and information technology underpin everything we do. Every industry, from creative and finance, to healthcare, agriculture and transport is transforming and creating demand for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) talent.

How do we thrive in tomorrow’s economy and build our digital future? How can integrated enterprise solutions solve business problems?

In the Diploma of Information Technology Fast Track you will address these fundamental questions and gain the skills to be better prepared to succeed at your UOW bachelor. You’ll explore various disciplines, including programming, systems analysis, networks and web technologies and graduate with a Higher Education Diploma to help get you into the workforce while completing your bachelor's degree.

We offer three intakes a year, allowing you the flexibility to choose when you commence. The duration of this course is 7 months full-time, or part-time equivalent. See the course outline for more information.

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

Course information

Study area

Information & Communication Technology, Information Technology, Pathway to UOW

Campus

UOW College Wollongong, UOW College South Western Sydney

Course Code

1963

Duration

2 sessions over 7 months

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

057233A

UAC Code

759010 Wollongong, 759015 SWS Campus

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.

Recent Secondary Education Admission Criteria These criteria may be used to gain admission to this course for students who are currently in year 12 or have recently completed their secondary education.

Recent secondary education students can gain admission to this course via non-ATAR or ATAR-based options.

NON-ATAR ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options students may be admitted on the basis of criteria other than ATAR.

Non-ATAR admissions at UOW take an individual approach to understanding potential for academic success. Each student is assessed based on key qualities across academic readiness, motivation & passion, planning & persistence, and communication & collaboration.

Early Admission

Students may be admitted to this course via Early Admission.

ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS With these options, students may be admitted on the basis of ATAR or ATAR plus additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

Guaranteed entry selection ranks

The minimum score for guaranteed entry is an ATAR Selection Rank of 55*.

Other Admission Criteria

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDY Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

WORK & LIFE EXPERIENCE Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Upon successful completion of the Diploma of IT, you will receive credit of 48 credit points towards a Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT), Bachelor of Business Information Systems (BBIS) or Bachelor of Computer Science (BCompSc) at UOW. You will be required to meet minimum subject requirements in order to progress from the Diploma of IT into the second year of a BIT, BBIS or BCompSc.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$11,400 (2022)

$22,800 (2022)

UOW College South Western Sydney, UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$11,400 (2023)

$22,800 (2023)

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

FEE-HELP provides a loan to eligible fee-paying students to cover part or all of their tuition fees. You are eligible for FEE-HELP if:


  • you are enrolled as a non-Commonwealth supported, fee-paying student; and

  • you are an Australian citizen or holder of a permanent humanitarian visa.

New Zealand citizens and other permanent visa holders are not eligible for FEE-HELP and must pay tuition fees up-front.

Students may borrow an amount up to value of the tuition fees charged for their course. However, over their lifetime, students will only be able to borrow a maximum of $108,232 (indexed). FEE-HELP can only be used to cover tuition fees for your course and cannot be used to cover other fees such as textbooks or accommodation.

Your offer of Admission will quote the full amount of tuition fees for your course. Students who accept an offer for a fee-paying course will be able to elect whether they wish to apply for FEE-HELP during enrolment.

For further information visit the FEE-HELP website.

* 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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • ATAR equivalent 55, OR,
  • Minimum 70% in 4 HSC Subjects (or equivalent), OR,
  • Minimum 75% in 3 HSC Subjects, (or equivalent), OR,
  • Interstate ATAR equivalent (such as Victoria’s ENTER or Queensland's OP), OR
  • Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to minimum ATAR, OR
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • If any of the above entry requirements are not met, applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES

UOW College assumes students will have studied Year 12 HSC Mathematics Advanced (any result) OR Year 12 HSC Mathematics Standard 2 ≥60%.


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

To gain entry into this course you need to have met the following requirements:
IELTS Academic 6.0 (min 5.5 in Reading and Writing) or equivalent completed in the last two years; or
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS COMPLETED IN ENGLISH: Applicants may be considered as meeting the English language requirement if successfully completing two (2) years of secondary or tertiary study at an approved institution where:

  • the language of instruction was English; and
  • the institution is located in a country where the official language is English.

Academic transcripts and an official letter from the institution certifying that English was the sole language of instruction and assessment must be provided. Previous study in English is considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically meet UOW's English language requirement.
The following citizenships may be considered for an English language waiver under the above guideline: Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Fiji, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, UK, USA.


CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING

Upon successful completion of the Diploma of IT, you will receive credit of 48 credit points towards a Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT), Bachelor of Business Information Systems (BBIS) or Bachelor of Computer Science (BCompSc) at UOW. You will be required to meet minimum subject requirements in order to progress from the Diploma of IT into the second year of a BIT, BBIS or BCompSc.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$12,840 (2022)

$25,680 (2022)

UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$15,000 (2023)

$30,000 (2023)

UOW College South Western Sydney

On Campus

$15,000 (2023)

$30,000 (2023)

* 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


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT 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 2021.

Applicant background

2021 intake

2021 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)


ATAR PROFILE

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 2021

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

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2022 UOW College Summer

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 17 October 2022 - 3 February 2023

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

TBA

2023 UOW College Autumn

UOW College Wollongong, UOW College South Western Sydney

Key dates for UOW College courses are available on the UOW College website.

2023 UOW College Spring

UOW College Wollongong, UOW College South Western Sydney

Key dates for UOW College courses are available on the UOW College website.

2023 UOW College Summer

UOW College Wollongong

Key dates for UOW College courses are available on the UOW College website.

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

Upon successful completion of this course, you may progress to the following UOW courses:

  • Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Credit includes entry into 2nd Year (8 subjects, 48 credit points)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science - Credit includes entry into 2nd Year (8 subjects, 48 credit points)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology - Credit includes entry into 2nd Year (8 subjects, 48 credit points)
  • Bachelor of Technology* - Credit includes entry into 1st Year (8 subjects, 18 credit points)

*Year 12 HSC Mathematics Advanced ≥ 50% (or equivalent) is a mandatory Subject Requirement for applicants seeking a progressive offer from this course to the Bachelor of Technology.

Career opportunities
  • Analyst
  • Animator
  • Computer or Software Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Games or App Developer
  • Investment Banker
  • IT Consultant
  • Network Architect or Engineer
  • Programmer
  • Security Engineer
  • Web Designer or Developer
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