Entry Pathways

Entry to university

UOW Southern Highlands offers a variety of flexible pathways into our degree programs. If you want to get a university qualification, we will help you find a way.

As a first step, visit UOW pathways to university site - whether you are currently in High School, a mature age student, or want to transfer from other tertiary studies, this site explains all of the different ways to get into university.  

Below are some options relevant to UOW Southern Highlands: 

In2Uni pathway programs

UOW Southern Highlands is offering alternative entry through new Pathway Programs offered in conjunction with TAFE NSW Moss Vale Campus.

The Pathway Program is a partnership between UOW and TAFE NSW. It includes completion of a relevant Certificate IV program at TAFE NSW Moss Vale campus and the UOW Bridging subject at UOW Southern Highlands campus (next to TAFE at Moss Vale).

The Bridging subject focuses on the academic skills needed for successful transition to university study. As well as modules on effective reading, note taking, report and essay writing, presentation skills, time management and group work, the bridging subject includes workshops on career development and student support at university.

Students enrolling in the following Cert IV programs at TAFE Moss Vale commencing in February 2018 who complete the course and the UOW Bridging subject will have a guaranteed entry into a UOW degree as follows:

TAFE Cert IV UOW Southern Highlands course UOW degree commences
New Small Business Bachelor of Business, Commerce or ArtsFebruary 2019
Business Administration Bachelor of Business, Commerce or ArtsFebruary 2019
Community Services Bachelor of Arts (Community Culture & Environment, Sociology or other majors available) February 2019
Ageing Support Bachelor of Arts (Community Culture & Environment, Sociology or other majors available) February 2019

 Students enrolled in other Cert IV or Diploma courses may also apply to enrol in the UOW Bridging subject, subject to places being available – contact UOW Southern Highlands for further information. To search courses on offer at TAFE Moss Vale click here.

Indigenous alternative admissions 

This program gives Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders access to our courses through an achievement test and an interview. The test examines literacy, numeracy and learning comprehension skills. Find out more about the Woolyungah Indigenous Centre or contact them (reverse charges if necessary) on 02 4221 5894 or 02 4221 3776

TAFE Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC)

The TPC is an option for people who wish to gain an equivalent year 12 qualification which will give entry to university. The TPC is offered by TAFE Illawarra at the Moss Vale Campus. More information about this course can be found on the TAFE Illawarra website or by phoning Moss Vale TAFE on 1300 766 123.

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

Mature age applicants can gain entry to UOW via STAT which is designed to assess a range of skills and knowledge you will need for tertiary study. It is coordinated by the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) and held several times a year. 


Last reviewed: 14 January, 2019