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, including Higher Education Diplomas and University Foundation Studies in the areas of Arts, Business, Communication and Design, Information Communications Technology (ICT), Engineering, Construction and Building Design Management, Health Science, Social Science, Policing, Science, and Criminal and Community Justice. We also offer a range of English Programs and IELTS Preparation, 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.

The College Experience

At The College, you will enjoy:

UNLIMITED POTENTIAL. We are the provider of the widest range of Higher Education pathway programs in New South Wales. As a domestic student, choose from our 15 Diplomas and 2 University Foundation Studies to pave the way into university.

BEST VALUE PATHWAYS*. Compare our low fees and study now, pay later. Domestic students have access to fee-free University Foundation Studies and Commonwealth-supported places (CSPs) within our Diploma programs. The provision of CSPs means government-subsidised programs that cost the same as the first year of university, and access to interest-free HECS-HELP loans for eligible students.

GUARANTEED ENTRY. As the official pathways provider to Western Sydney University, students who successfully complete a University Foundation Studies program at The College are guaranteed entry into first year** at Western Sydney University. Students who successfully complete a Diploma program are guaranteed entry into second year** at Western Sydney University.

FLEXIBLE ENTRY OPTIONS. No ATAR? No worries. If you didn't qualify for an ATAR, didn't finish school or have no other equivalent qualification, we have a range of options available to get you on track to reaching your higher education dreams. Enrol in our University Foundation Studies or Extended Diploma to fast-track your way into first or second year at uni.

NO TIME LOST. Complete a Standard Diploma in just 12 months and jump straight into second year**.

BONUS POINTS. Receive access to all the bonus point advantages offered by Western Sydney University, including 5 Regional Bonus Points if you live or study within the selected region. Find out more about the Western Sydney Advantage entry programs.

PREPARATION FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS. With small classes in a supportive learning environment, The College prepares students for success at university. Research shows College students' academic performance when moving into their university degrees is on par with those students who entered university directly.

LEADING FACILITIES. The College students get access to Western Sydney University's full suite of state-of-the-art facilities, including lecture theatres, science and computer laboratories, libraries, gyms, restaurants, and a full range of social experiences.

* Higher Education pathway programs

** Entry granted into the corresponding Western Sydney University bachelor degree. Entry is based on students meeting the necessary requirements and on course availability.

Still Not Convinced?

Everything we do is dedicated to your success. Whether you want to study engineering, policing, arts, nursing or business, our team of experienced and dedicated teachers will help you get that degree and achieve your goals.

Our promise to you:

  • Flexible study options that align with your work or home commitments.
  • Experienced teachers who can give you one-on-one attention. If you're struggling, our staff are specially trained to notice and give you the tutoring you need to get back up to speed.
  • Smaller class sizes to maximise your learning.
  • A University experience in the heart of one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in Australia.
  • Studying with The College means you can pay when you get your first job after University, visit our fees page to find out more.

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