English for Tertiary Studies (ETS)

Course summary

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 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

ATAR (UAI)

-

IB Score

26-27

Duration

6, 12 and 18 weeks

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

069912A

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

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

2018 Information
UOW College Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $3,060
Full Course Fee: $3,060

UOW College South Western Sydney
On Campus

Session Fee: $3,060
Full Course Fee: $3,060

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

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
UOW College Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $3,060
Full Course Fee: $3,060

UOW College South Western Sydney
On Campus

Session Fee: $3,060
Full Course Fee: $3,060

Admission information

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 Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

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


STARTING YOUR JOURNEY

Starting your studies at UOW means learning from some of the brightest minds on the planet. It means having the freedom and flexibility to tailor your experience, follow your passion and see where it takes you. It means belonging to a University with an international reputation for world-class research and exceptional teaching quality—benefits that will help support you in your future career.


Admission criteria


Higher education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of tertiary studies. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Vocational education & training

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of a prior qualification that is accredited by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), such as those provided at TAFE. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Recent secondary education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of ATAR (Australian Tertiary Academic Rank) or equivalent (ENTER, International Baccalaureate (IB), QLD’s Overall Position (OP), etc.) or an Australian Year 12 equivalent overseas qualification. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Work & life experience

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree as a mature age student who does not have a sufficient ATAR (or Year 12 results), has not completed previous alternative study or did not finish to a Year 12 level at high school. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


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 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

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 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (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)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

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

2018 UOW College Intake 1

UOW College Wollongong

Session Commences
8 January

Applications Close
TBA

Session Details

Session: 8 January - 16 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.

UOW College South Western Sydney

Session Commences
8 January

Applications Close

TBA

Session Details

Session: 8 January - 16 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.

2018 UOW College Intake 2

UOW College Wollongong

Session Commences
26 February

Applications Close
TBA

Session Details

Session: 26 February - 6 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.

2018 UOW College Intake 4

UOW College Wollongong

Session Commences
21 May

Applications Close
TBA

Session Details

Session: 21 May - 29 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.

2018 UOW College Intake 5

UOW College Wollongong

Session Commences
9 July

Applications Close
TBA

Session Details

Session: 9 July - 17 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.

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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