English for Tertiary Studies

Course summary

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

English for Tertiary Studies (ETS) is for students who need to improve their English in order to gain admission to undergraduate or postgraduate university study.

It is a skills-based course which provides a thorough introduction to the educational requirements for tertiary study and helps students think critically about university life and culture.

Particular attention is given to developing critical analysis with regard to reading academic texts and expressing an opinion in both spoken and written forms. You will also focus on study skills, language development, and university level research and essay writing.

You will experience university style lectures and tutorials in preparation for study at the University of Wollongong as this course provides direct entry for students who satisfy all assessment requirements. Examples of assessments include:

  • A research essay
  • An oral presentation
  • Academic reading analysis

These formal assessments are completed progressively throughout the course culminating in a final exam.

Length of study and hours per week
This course is 20-22 hours per week in class tuition for either 4, 6, 12 or 18 weeks depending on your IELTS (or equivalent) score and the score you require for university entry.

The above CRICOS code (069912A) is a packaged course - English Language Programs (Beginner to Advanced). Information regarding the programs and relevant CRICOS codes included in this package course can be found at the UOW College English for Future Tertiary Studies website.

Course information

Study area

English Language

Campus

UOW College Wollongong, UOW College South Western Sydney

Course Code

1912

Duration

4 - 18 weeks

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

069912A

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Course

Minimum entry requirements for UOW College and UOW courses requiring IELTS 6.0 Academic (Reading and Writing 6.0) or equivalent for entry

Minimum entry requirements for UOW College and UOW courses requiring IELTS 6.5 Academic or higher (Reading and Writing 6.0) or equivalent for entry

ETS 6

Overall IELTS of 6.0 Academic (Reading 5.5 and Writing 5.5) or Equivalent

Overall IELTS of 6.5 Academic (Reading 6.0 or Writing 6.0 but no less than 5.5) or Equivalent

ETS 12

Overall IELTS of 5.5 Academic (Reading 5.0 and Writing 5.0) or Equivalent

Overall IELTS of 6.0 Academic (Reading 5.5 and Writing 5.5) or Equivalent

ETS 18

Overall IELTS of 5.0 Academic (Reading 5.0 and Writing 5.0) or Equivalent

Overall IELTS of 5.5 Academic (Reading 5.0 and Writing 5.0) or Equivalent

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW College South Western Sydney, UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$3,150 (2019)

$3,150 (2019)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Course

Minimum entry requirements for UOW College and UOW courses requiring IELTS 6.0 Academic (Reading and Writing 6.0) or equivalent for entry

Minimum entry requirements for UOW College and UOW courses requiring IELTS 6.5 Academic or higher (Reading and Writing 6.0) or equivalent for entry

ETS 6

Overall IELTS of 6.0 Academic (Reading 5.5 and Writing 5.5) or Equivalent

Overall IELTS of 6.5 Academic (Reading 6.0 or Writing 6.0 but no less than 5.5) or Equivalent

ETS 12

Overall IELTS of 5.5 Academic (Reading 5.0 and Writing 5.0) or Equivalent

Overall IELTS of 6.0 Academic (Reading 5.5 and Writing 5.5) or Equivalent

ETS 18

Overall IELTS of 5.0 Academic (Reading 5.0 and Writing 5.0) or Equivalent

Overall IELTS of 5.5 Academic (Reading 5.0 and Writing 5.0) or Equivalent


ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

Course Minimum entry requirements for UOW College and UOW courses requiring IELTS 6.0 Academic (Reading and Writing 6.0) or equivalent for entry Minimum entry requirements for UOW College and UOW courses requiring IELTS 6.5 Academic or higher (Reading and Writing 6.0) or equivalent for entry
ETS 6 Overall IELTS of 6.0 Academic (Reading 5.5 and Writing 5.5) or Equivalent Overall IELTS of 6.5 Academic (Reading 6.0 or Writing 6.0 but no less than 5.5) or Equivalent
ETS 12 Overall IELTS of 5.5 Academic (Reading 5.0 and Writing 5.0) or Equivalent Overall IELTS of 6.0 Academic (Reading 5.5 and Writing 5.5) or Equivalent
ETS 18 Overall IELTS of 5.0 Academic (Reading 5.0 and Writing 5.0) or Equivalent Overall IELTS of 5.5 Academic (Reading 5.0 and Writing 5.0) or Equivalent


FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$3,150 (2019)

$3,150 (2019)

UOW College South Western Sydney

On Campus

$3,150 (2019)

$3,150 (2019)

* 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 2017.

Applicant background

2017 intake

2017 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 2017

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 25 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

2019 UOW College Intake 1

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 7 January - 15 February

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

2019 UOW College Intake 1

UOW College South Western Sydney

Session: 7 January - 15 February

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

2019 UOW College Intake 2

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 25 February - 5 April

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

2019 UOW College Intake 4

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 20 May - 28 June

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

2019 UOW College Intake 5

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 8 July - 16 August

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

2019 UOW College Intake 6

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 19 August - 27 September

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

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

UOW College's English Language Centre is a member college of English Australia, the national peak body for the English language sector of international education in Australia. The College is accredited by TEQSA and also quality endorsed by NEAS Australia.

The College is located on the University of Wollongong campus, giving you access to all the University's state-of-the-art facilities and excellent support services to make the most of the UOW College experience.

You will become part of the UOW College and UOW community, which attracts students from around Australia and the world. It is a friendly and safe community with a multitude of social, sports and cultural activities - an environment where you can make the most of living, learning and preparing for university.

Programs are delivered in spacious modern premises with excellent facilities, designed to provide the best possible pathway to university. You will receive personalised attention within small learning groups, with staff available to help you meet your individual needs and goals.

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