STEP to UOW

Course summary

This course cannont be applied for online, you must download the application form.

This course is accredited by UOW (CRICOS code 00102E) and delivered by UOW College.

The Special Tertiary Entrance Program - STEP to UOW is a university preparation program for students who have experienced a disadvantage during their secondary school education. It is a two-session bridging program to help students who may not have otherwise qualified for direct entry get into UOW.

To be considered for entry into STEP to UOW, you need to be able to demonstrate that your school studies have suffered hardship** because of circumstances beyond your control. The criteria for STEP to UOW include one or more of the following:

  • Financial hardship
  • Disrupted schooling
  • Home and environment responsibilities
  • English language difficulty
  • Personal illness/disability

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students may also apply.

**The categories of hardship and the required supporting documentation for STEP to UOW applications are similar to the UAC (Universities Admissions Centre) Educational Access Scheme (EAS). Students who have submitted EAS applications are encouraged to apply for STEP to UOW.

The course involves a stream of subjects relevant to your chosen UOW degree. When you enrol in the program, you will be allocated to a relevant stream of study.

All STEP to UOW students receive a Commonwealth Supported Place, with tuition fees funded by the Commonwealth Government. There are no student contribution fees required for this program.

Guaranteed Entry into UOW
Successful completion of STEP to UOW provides guaranteed entry to most UOW undergraduate Bachelor degrees. Check the UEC and STEP Pathway Streams to UOW Degrees for more details.

Course information

Study area

Pathway to UOW, University Preparation

Campus

UOW College Wollongong

Course Code

1985

Duration

2 sessions full-time (2 x 14 weeks)

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

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

This program is only available to Domestic Students.

  • Year 12 completed (within last 2 years).
  • Year 11 applicants may apply and will be assessed individually.

Applicants are individually assessed based on equity and individual subject results taken into consideration. Applicants must submit a written application addressing equity criteria listed above.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$7,020 (2018)

$14,040 (2018)

STEP is an enabling course designed to assist students gain entry to a degree program. All places are Commonwealth Supported and exempt from tuition fees. Information regarding fees and assistance can be obtained from the UOW Current Students website.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entry to this course is not available to international students.


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

2018 UOW College Autumn

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 26 February - 8 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

2018 UOW College Spring

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 25 June - 28 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 is situated on the UOW campus at Wollongong. Not only will you be immersed in the full university experience and campus life from day one, but UOW College students also have access to all UOW facilities as well as the College's computer labs, library and support services.

The combination of quality academic courses, small class sizes and the caring culture at UOW College provides the vital support you need to succeed at university. You can be confident that UOW College is the best possible pathway for your journey to higher education and a university degree.

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