Parents and Carers

At The College, we’re dedicated to our student’s success. We understand starting at The College and adjusting to a new environment can be challenging, but with smaller class sizes, greater one-on-one time with teachers and a dedicated team of support staff, The College creates a supportive learning environment that encourages students’ success.

Things to Know About Our College Courses

All Diploma programs, once successfully completed, automatically place our students in the second year of their corresponding Bachelor degree.

Domestic Students

This 12-month program allows you to study the first year of your chosen degree in a more supportive environment with smaller class sizes and greater one-on-one time with teachers. On successful completion of the program, you will automatically transition into the second year of the corresponding Bachelor degree at Western Sydney University.

This 16-month program allows you to undertake course-specific preparatory units alongside the first year units of your course, which will help in developing the content knowledge and skills needed to succeed in university. After successful completion, you will automatically transition into the second year of your chosen degree at Western Sydney University.

This program is designed to introduce you to the knowledge and skills needed for the first year of your Bachelor degree in Nursing or Health Science at Western Sydney University. The program provides pathways into a College Diploma program, or if you obtain satisfactory results, guaranteed direct entry into the first year of the corresponding degree at Western Sydney University.

International Students

This 8-month program allows students to Fast Track their first year of study at The College in a more supportive environment with smaller class sizes and greater one-on-one time with teachers. On successful completion of the program, students automatically transition into the second year of the corresponding Bachelor degree at Western Sydney University.

This 12-month program allows students to study the first year of their chosen degree in a more supportive environment with smaller class sizes and greater one-on-one time with teachers. On successful completion of the program, students automatically transition into the second year of the corresponding Bachelor degree at Western Sydney University.

This 16-month program allows students to undertake course-specific preparatory units alongside the first year units of their course, which will help in developing the content knowledge and skills needed to succeed in university. After successful completion, students automatically transition into the second year of their chosen degree at Western Sydney University.

These programs are designed to introduce you to the knowledge and skills needed for the first year of your Bachelor degree in Business, Health Science and Nursing, or Science disciplines. These programs provide pathways into a College Diploma program, or for students who obtain satisfactory results, guaranteed direct entry into the first year of the corresponding degree at Western Sydney University.

We’re Here to Help

At The College, we offer academic and personal support to our students. If you know someone that needs assistance with their academic study or personal life, the below contacts and information may be useful to you.

Our academic and support services are free of charge for our current students and we encourage you to contact us if you know one of our students need assistance in any way.

Navigating The College for the first time can be overwhelming, especially with things like enrolment, choosing a timetable and navigating the campus. Thankfully we have an excellent Student Services Team to help our students.

Located at Student Central, the friendly crew are willing to go above and beyond to ensure even the smallest queries have been answered.

The Student Services phone number - 1300 668 370 or if calling from an International location +61 2 9852 5656.

Alternatively, you can email them - studentcentral@westernsydney.edu.au

The Student Services team are located in the following Student Central offices:

  • Bankstown Student Central - Building 1
  • Nirimba Student Central – Building U8
  • Penrith (Kingswood) Student Central - Building K, Room 1.16

Our First Year Experience Co-ordinators (FYEC) are the go-to people for our students, whether they are after academic or course advice, or have a specific issue they need help with. Our Coordinators are friendly and approachable, and will work with students to help them resolve any issues or concerns. Check specific FYEC’s by course name and campus.

At The College students have full access to more than 180 clubs, sport teams, associations and facilities Western Sydney University has to offer. Clubs include coffee appreciation, yoga and meditation, the journalism society, and a range of sports and clubs from soccer to quidditch. For more information on clubs and sports, students can head to the OrgSync website – where they can even start their own club!

The student paper is always looking for new writers to join it’s team at W’Sup, and our Student Representative & Participation is open for students who are interested in contributing to and supporting our student council’s and collectives!

We understand people come to The College from all walks of life, and some struggle with personal obstacles such as low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and a range of hurdles that can prevent them from doing their best. Our team of highly-trained counsellors are here to provide our students with personal advice and support, from academic to personal issues – no problem is too small.

Student’s can call 1300 668 370 or email counselling@westernsydney.edu.au

Our team of professional Disability Advisors are trained to help people with disabilities, chronic health conditions and short-term injuries reach their full academic potential. To ensure all students have an equal opportunity to learn, we provide a range of services, such as academic note-takers, transcription of videos/podcasts, training and access to assistive technology. If you know someone thinking about applying to The College and have questions regarding any of these services, please contact our Disability Advisors for pre-admission advice.

For more information or to make an appointment with a disability advisor, students can call 1300 668 370 or email disability@westernsydney.edu.au

The Welfare Service has professionally trained Student Welfare Officers who can provide advice, support and assistance to students on a range of issues. This may include understanding College and University policies and procedures our students may hear more about or encounter during their studies, like special consideration, review of grade, withdrawal without academic penalty, appeal against exclusion and conditional enrolment, and support at academic, research and/or general misconduct hearings.

The service also includes the provision of a range of practical support to students experiencing financial hardship, and assistance to students in getting information on other matters like Centrelink, accommodation, sexual health and other welfare related concerns.

Food vouchers

There are a number of community agencies that provide food assistance and students should access these services in the first instance. However, students with urgent, immediate food needs, may be eligible for assistance from the Student Welfare Service. Food assistance may be provided as a one-off only.

If you would like to know more about food assistance, or if you are in need of food assistance, please see the Welfare Officer on your campus.

For more information, students can call 1300 668 370 or email welfareservice@westernsydney.edu.au

Textbook vouchers for use at The Co-op are available at the beginning of The College Terms.

Academic Workshops

The College holds a series of regular workshops designed to improve our students’ overall academic performance. We offer classes on essay writing, referencing, skim-reading, literacy skills and more. Our academic workshops are free of charge for our current students.

For more information, students can contact their First Year Experience Coordinator.

Career Services & Workshops

The College offers career services and workshops for students to keep on-track towards their chosen career path. With classes on CV writing, interview skills and more, our career services and workshops can set students up with the tools to take on employment in their chosen area.

For more information, students should see Student Services or their First Year Experience Coordinator.