The College

The College puts university within reach

Get a head start on your path to Western by studying at The College.

As the official pathways provider to Western Sydney University, The College offers a wide range of University Foundation Studies and Diploma programs to help you on your way to achieving your tertiary education and career dreams.

With our wide range of pathway courses on offer, The College prepares you for success with smaller class sizes and a supportive learning environment.

Apply for one of our many courses and you could be on your way to completing a university degree in no time!

Choose Your Path

Entry: In order to apply for these courses, you must have an ATAR of 55+ or equivalent in tertiary study, or equivalent of 12 months full-time work experience in any field.

Delivery: 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.

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Entry: No ATAR or work experience is needed for this course. Our Extended Diploma’s are Open Access courses, which are designed to prepare you for future study at Western Sydney University and give you all the support you need for your journey.

Delivery: 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.

Your ATAR Doesn’t Determine Your Future. You Do.

Online Short Courses Information Session

Looking to upskill, pursue a new career or challenge yourself by learning something new? Our online short courses will give you the skills and knowledge to take the next step in your career – or give you the academic credit to pursure futher study in a relevant area. 

To find out more about Online Short Courses offered at Western, please attend our Online Short Courses Information Session on Wednesday 28 July at 5pm.

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Studying at The College

Western Sydney University The College offers a wide range of pathway and alternative entry programs to university for domestic and international students. We offer integrated Diploma/ Bachelor courses, extended Diplomas and University Foundation Studies in the areas of Arts, Building Design Management, Business, Criminal and Community Justice, Communication, Construction Management, Design, Engineering, Health Science, Information and Communications Technology, Science, Social Science and Policing. We also offer a range of English Programs and IELTS Preparation courses, and house one of Sydney's largest IELTS Testing Centres.

At The College, we believe you deserve a world-class education regardless of age, background, the grades you got at school or the jobs you had before. We are here to help you unlock your potential, find your passion and start your career by opening the doors to your university journey.

Successfully completing one of our Academic Pathway Programs like our Diplomas and University Foundation Studies guarantees you a place at Western Sydney University, and our highly-qualified staff will make sure you graduate from The College with the necessary skills to take on a bachelor degree.

Ranked in the top 2% of universities globally

Western Sydney University values academic excellence, integrity and the pursuit of knowledge. Ranked in the top two per cent of unis in the world, we are globally focused, research-led and committed to making a positive impact on the communities we engage with.

Find your unlimited at Western Sydney University.