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!
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Integrated Diploma/Bachelor Program
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.
Extended Diploma Program
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.
University Foundation Studies Program
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 for student who obtain satisfactory results, guaranteed direct entry into the first year of the corresponding degree at Western Sydney University.
NSW HIGHEST RATED UNI FOR EMPLOYER SATISFACTION*
When it comes to employers being happy with graduates they’ve hired, no other university in NSW ranks as highly as Western Sydney University. So, if you want a degree that has you armed with the skills and knowledge needed to be job ready and to have a thriving career, then come to Western. You’ll be happy you did. So, will your future employer.
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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.
$800 worth of textbooks, free.*
*excludes Foundation Studies program
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.