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Diploma Program

UWSCollege offers pathways to the University of Western Sydney (UWS) for students who may not have qualified for direct entry or for those seeking additional support and preparation before moving on to university studies.

Equivalent to the first year of university

At UWSCollege(opens in new window)Opens in a new window, you will complete the same units that first-year students complete at UWS.

This means that, when you successfully complete your diploma, you automatically receive one year advanced standing and are guaranteed a place in the corresponding bachelor's degree at UWS.

Study Mode

Our Diploma Program is full-time and offered in two modes: Standard Program and Fast Track Program.

Standard Program

Duration — 12 months
This is studied over three terms, giving you a full university year to complete your course.

Fast Track Program

Duration — 8 months
Students who complete a University Foundation Studies course with a Grade Point Average of 6.0 or higher will be eligible for the Fast Track Program.

This is studied over two terms, allowing you to complete the equivalent of one university year in eight months. 

UWSCollege and UWS

UWS licences UWSCollege to manage and teach the Diploma Program, so students who study our Diploma Program are UWS students.

Entry to UWS

Successful completion of a diploma requires a 50% pass in all units. When you successfully complete your diploma, you may then proceed to the UWS bachelor's degree that corresponds to your diploma with one year advanced standing.
The University of Western Sydney is a registered provider under the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Provider Number 00917K. UWSCollege (CRICOS Code 02851G) is a wholly-owned entity of the University of Western Sydney (CRICOS Code 00917K). UWSCollege Academic Pathway programs are delivered by UWSCollege under arrangement with the University of Western Sydney.