UTS College is the pathway to the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia’s number one young university. Our purpose is to prepare students to succeed at UTS and beyond. We provide student support through our committed and highly qualified teachers, dedicated administration and student support teams. We work in collaboration with UTS to ensure your studies prepare you for your next step at university. You can start on your journey today − we will be there with you, helping you to succeed and thrive. Whatever your future direction, we have the course to help get you started.

 

This information is intended for Domestic students only.

Domestic students are Australian Citizens, Australian Permanent Resident Visa Holders and New Zealand Citizens.

This information does not apply to International Students

If you are an international student, please contact one of our agent representatives to find out more and start your application. We work with a network of authorized education representatives throughout the world who can help you apply.

Covid-19 Information

UTS College is a registered COVID Safe workplace, which means we've lodged a COVID-19 Safety Plan with NSW Health and we're taking appropriate steps to keep our community safe.

Visit our COVID-19 advise and information website for the latest information on what steps UTS College takes to keep everyone safe, online learning, Frequently Asked Questions, NSW Government COVID-19 rules and NSW Government Department of Health.

About UTS College

Location

The UTS College campus is located within the UTS precinct in Sydney’s vibrant central business district.

Studying on a campus that has industry and innovation on its doorstep is a great advantage - there are entrepreneurs and start-ups bursting with energy, new opportunities and inspired ways of thinking all around.

The campus is accessible to major transport services including bus, rail and light rail. Major attractions, cafes, restaurants, shops, galleries, theatres, nightlife and shopping are all within an easy stroll. Students can benefit from the convenience of having everything for study and leisure at their fingertips.

Due to Covid-19, some of our teaching is carried out via remote learning. Please take a moment to find out about Live Online, and who can access Live Online in 2021.

Important dates

Course dates:

All our UTS College Diploma courses are offered three times a year. Visit our website to find your preferred intake. Key dates can be found in our Academic Handbook. Most or our Diplomas end in January or May allowing for a smooth transition into the Autumn or Spring intake at UTS.

Applications dates:

UTS College accepts applications all year around. Find out more about how you can submit your application under How to Apply and on our website

Open Days and Info Nights:

Open Days are held at UTS in collaboration with UTS. UTS Open Day is a great way to explore your course and career options at UTS. It’s your chance to talk to academics and current students and get your questions answered. Register your interest and UTS be in touch closer to the event.

UTS College Information Sessions are held prior to every intake. Hear from academics, current students and staff about our range of courses, academic support services, fast track options, entry requirements, the application process, our unique mode of learning and more. Events include campus tours and personalized guided tours of our facilities, teaching and study spaces.

Visit our website for more information about upcoming events, including campus visits, and upcoming UTS College Information Session (published closer to the time).

Campus visits can also be arranged anytime upon request, please contact us anytime to arrange a tour.

Contact details

Phone: 1800 896 994
Email: courses@utscollege.edu.au
Visit: Student Centre, Ground Floor, 187 Thomas Street, Haymarket NSW 2000
Campus Map

Monday to Friday (9am – 5pm) except Public Holidays

Nearest Public Transport: Railway Square and Central Station

You can also submit an enquiry online anytime.

Admission Criteria

Taking the first step towards achieving your university dream can start today. You can submit your application anytime online, by email, post or in person, we are here to support you in meeting your study and career goal. You may apply early to secure your place with us and set up your path to UTS and beyond.

UTS College has a wide range of pathway programs leading to UTS, with some of our courses offering
guaranteed entry in a UTS bachelor’s degree if GPA criteria is met. For many of our programs you’ll receive Credit Points towards UTS degrees.

Check out our website to find more information about our UTS College Diploma courses and UTS GPA criteria, and in our Student Guide or Student handbook For UTS degree majors, credit points and Career prospects, click on the relevant Diploma program, then scroll down to Degree majors and Career prospects.

If you have any questions regarding our pathway courses and articulation to UTS, please contact us anytime.

For further information on applying, please see our Student application, admission and enrolment policy.

Pre-requisites

Required Knowledge for the UTS College Diploma of Engineering.

The UTS College Diploma of Engineering accelerated (2 semester) and standard (3 semester) programs are offered to students who meet academic entry requirements and have successfully completed Year 12 subjects in Mathematics and Physics.

Students who do not meet the pre-requisites may be considered for the extended program (4 semesters). The extended program includes three additional enabling subjects to ensure students have the core fundamentals before progressing onto more advanced subjects.

Check out our website for more information.

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

HSC in Australia

As a Year 12 student completing HSC anywhere in Australia, you can apply to us directly.

We do not use the Australian Tertiary Admissions Ranking (ATAR) for admission to our courses. Instead, we use the average mark from the HSC results, calculated from your results in English plus the 3 best board developed courses (HSC subjects).

If you have completed your HSC in Queensland before 2020, assessment is based on your Overall Position (OP). From 2020 onwards, your assessment is based on your HSC average.

Interstate HSC results are converted to NSW grades for assessment.

International Baccalaureate is assessed based on your final Aggregate (forecast results accepted if official results are pending release).

If you have completed secondary education after your HSC, please provide us with all available qualification of your current and past study for assessment.

The NSW HSC average grade, IB aggregate and Queensland OP requirements for your preferred course can be found in our Academic Entry Requirements.

Overseas

If you are an Australian citizen or a permanent resident who has completed high school education overseas, you may be eligible to use your results to study a Diploma at UTS College. In some cases, additional English requirements may apply. Please refer to our Academic and English Entry Requirements, and our experienced staff are here to support you with any questions.

Finished secondary education more than two years ago

If you have completed secondary education more than two years ago, you can apply to us directly. Ensure that you provide us with all available qualification of your current and past study for assessment.

Applicants with higher education study

If you have completed a higher education program with another provider, or have commenced a bachelor’s degree, you may be able to use that qualification to apply for an UTS College Diploma course. You will need to provide your HSC results, up to date Higher Education transcript and final qualification if available, at time of application.

Subjects completed in your previous study that are comparable to subjects of your chosen UTS College Diploma program may be used as credit towards your Diploma, reducing both cost and possibly length of study. Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning can be made at time of application. Please contact us for more information, additional information can also be found in our Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and Recognition of Prior Learning Procedure. 

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

If you have completed a Diploma level qualification that is recognized by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), it may be used as a basis for admission into one of our Diploma programs. Please provide us with your transcript and Diploma at time of application.

Subjects completed in your previous study that are comparable to subjects of your chosen UTS College Diploma program may be used as credit towards your Diploma, reducing both cost and possibly length of study. Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning can be made at time of application. Please contact us for more information, additional information can also be found in our Recognition of Prior Learning Policy. 

Applicants with work and life experience

Work and life experience are not criteria of our assessment.

Additional Information

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

We welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and have scholarships available through the Jumbunna Direct Entry Program. These scholarships and admissions are based on an evaluation and recommendation by UTS. Additional information on the Jumbunna Direct Entry Program can be found here.

Domestic applicants with overseas qualification

If you are an Australian citizen or a permanent resident who has completed high school education overseas, you may be eligible to use your results to study a Diploma at UTS College. In some cases, additional English requirements may apply. Please refer to our Academic and English Entry Requirements, and our experienced staff are here to support you with any questions.

English language proficiency

At UTS College, all courses are taught in English, relying on different levels of proficiency.

If English is not your first language, you may also need to satisfy the English language requirements for your preferred course. UTS College offers high quality Academic English courses to enable you meet these requirements. Learning English here is a life-changing experience, and our programs can help improve your ability to communicate in English and gain the skills to succeed in your academic study.

Education Access and Inclusion

If you have a disability, learning need or health issues, you should advise UTS College of this when you submit your online application, and let us know what support you need from us. Relevant supporting documentation should also be provided.

For more information, please refer our Education Access and Inclusion Policy, Education Access and Inclusion Reasonable Adjustment Procedure, Education Access and Inclusion Policy section under Policies and procedures, or contact our friendly staff to assist you with the application.

UTS College commits to maintaining student privacy, in accordance with the UTS College Privacy Policy.

Scholarships, awards and prizes

A scholarship, award or prize can change your life. It can open up amazing opportunities, kickstart the next chapter of your studies or give you extra help to realise your dreams.

Every year, we reward students for their outstanding efforts and achievements – both academically and in the community. And we give them the encouragement and financial support they deserve to reach their highest potential. Refer to our website for additional information.

How to apply

The quickest and easiest way to submit your Diploma application is via our online Student Portal.

Register first to create your account, then enter the relevant information following the prompts, attach relevant documents and submit your application.

The portal allows you to access your offer letter, track and manage your application all the way through to acceptance, download documents and communicate with our helpful staff.

We aim to get back to you within two to three business days after you lodge your online application.

If you are having problems or need help submitting your application online, you can contact us, we are open Monday to Friday (9am – 5pm) except Public Holidays.

The closest transport hubs are Central Station and Railway Square, use our Location and campus map to help you find us.

Alternatively, you can email your completed Domestic Application Form together with all relevant documents to Admissions@utscollege.edu.au

Process

There is no application fee for Domestic students to apply for a course at UTS College.

The ‘Student Application Portal’ can be accessed from our Domestic student applications webpage, along with other valuable information about supporting documents that may be required, accepting your offer, applying for FEE-HELP, Refund- and Privacy policies and much more.

If you submit your application online, by email or mail, all supporting documents must be certified.

Information about what supporting documents maybe needed at time of application, who can certify documents and other Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.

Applications for credit of prior learning can be lodged at the same time as submitting your application for entry into UTS College. However, applications for exemptions with all necessary documentation can be made up until the end of week one of the first semester of study at UTS College. A decision will be made within five business days of receiving a completed application. Please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and Recognition of Prior Learning Procedure for additional information or contact us to find out more.

Rules around application for a Diploma program at UTS College can be found in our Student application, admission and enrolment policy, you may also be interested in our UTS College terms and conditions and Privacy Policy.

Enrolment

Accepting your offer

Once you have received an offer, we invite you to accept that offer so you can get started on your higher education journey.

UTS College uses the term ‘Conditional’ in lieu of ‘Provisional’.

Conditional Offer

Conditional offers are issued when additional information or documents are needed to finalize assessment. Conditional offers cannot be accepted.

Conditional – Proceed to Accept

Conditional – Proceed to Accept offers are issued where outstanding items can be submitted at time of acceptance. This will allow you to accept your offer and provide outstanding items online at the same time.

Full Offer

Once you have received your Full or Conditional – Proceed to Accept offer letter, please read through the letter carefully. When you are ready to accept the offer, follow the detailed instructions on how secure a place in your preferred Diploma program at UTS College. You will need to accept our offer, and either pay your fees or apply for FEE-HELP (if eligible).

Offers can be accepted online via the Student Application Portal following instructions outlined in the offer letter and on our website Domestic student application Step 2:Accepting your offer.

You can opt to defer your fees via FEE-HELP. Applications for FEE-HELP are submitted online via estudent. Detailed instructions on how you can apply for FEE-HELP are outlined in the offer letter and our website Domestic student application Step 3: Applying for FEE-HELP.

If you opt not to defer your fees via FEE-HELP, you need to pay the first semester fees as outline in our offer letter. Refer to our payment options on our website. Proof of payment must be submitted at time of acceptance.

If you are under 18 years of age, the acceptance form needs to be signed by you and your parent/legal guarding and returned as outlined in the offer. You may still apply for FEE-HELP online.

Please refer to our website for additional information about Accepting your offer, FEE-HELP, Fee Help Student Policy, Fee-Help Application to Withdraw Procedure, Deferring and Cancelling Student Enrolment Policy, and Refund Policy. Information about FEE-HELP can be found on the StudyAssist government website. 

Prepare for enrolment and welcome week

About two weeks prior to an intake, information will be emailed to you about how to get started with setting up various online accounts and platforms used throughout your study at UTS College, information about welcome week, upcoming enrolment and how to get involved with the UTS College student community.

In the meantime, you can visit our website to access information on how to Get ready for UTS College, Welcome week, Get study help and much more. 

Enrolment

Enrolments for all our Diploma programs are completed online in designated enrolment sessions. Enrolments open one week prior to welcome week, and you’ll receive detailed information about what session to attend and how to select your timetable closer to the intake.

During the enrolment period, enrolment support sessions are open for all students that need assistance. If you need extra help, our enrolment team and IT team will be available during the workshops.

To find out more about enrolment, please refer our Student Application, Admission and Enrolment Policy, Enrolment, Classes and timetables, Online Re-Enrolments Policy and Late Re-Enrolment Policy. Information about last day to enrol, last day to add a subject, last day to withdraw from a subject without academic penalty, study loads, pre-requisites and co-requisites and maximum number of subjects can be found in the Enrolment Policy section under Policies and procedures. 

Attend your welcome week session

Welcome week is an integral part of the Diploma program to help you get set for a successful journey at UTS College.

Welcome week is compulsory and covers all the important things you need to know and do before you start, such as what is expected from you and what you can expect from your program. Sessions include program- related presentations by your program manager, subject coordinators and teachers, introductions to the aims and objectives of all your subjects, social meetings to get to know your classmates and teachers, Study Success sessions and much more.

Visit our website for more information.

Deferment and Withdrawal

Domestic students can defer or withdraw from their program up to the census date of their first semester study without incurring academic or financial penalty, or FEE-HELP debt. You must follow the correct process when requesting to withdraw to ensure that the withdrawal can be finalized by the census date. Deferral requests made after the first semester census date has passed are made on a case by case basis and in accordance with the Deferring and Cancelling Student Enrolment Policy.

You can find more information in our Academic Handbook, FEE-HELP Application to Withdraw Procedure, Deferring and Cancelling Student Enrolment Policy or on our website.

Information about refund is available in Refund Policy, Refund Policy and Guidelines section under Policies and procedures and our terms & conditions.

Contact us for more information and to discuss your circumstances.

Received an offer?

UTS College offers are non-binding. If you wish to change or defer the Diploma, you don’t need to submit a new application. Simply submit your new preference via the Student Application Portal. A revised letter will be sent to you within two to three business days.

Depending on the circumstances we may re-assess your application. If you have any questions, our friendly staff are here to assist you.

If you wish to withdraw your application, you can decline our offer in a few simple steps via the Student Application Portal.

Defer or withdraw at acceptance

You can defer or change the Diploma program already accepted by simply emailing us with the new course preference and intake date. A revised offer letter will be issued and sent to you within two to three business days. You will need to accept the revised offer and re-submit an online FEE-HELP application to finalize admission for the new program.

If you wish to decline after you’ve accepted your offer, let us know by email so that we can withdraw the
program. We’ll send you a confirmation once the withdrawal has been finalized.

After you’ve commenced the course, you must follow the correct process when requesting to withdraw to ensure that the withdrawal can be finalized by the census date. 

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on the course you are studying. Please visit our website to find our overall Diploma course fees and a more detailed Schedule of Fees. Your offer letter will have detailed fee information relating to your program.

Australian citizens, Humanitarian Permanent Resident visas holders and some New Zealand citizens may be eligible for FEE-HELP, an Australian Government loan scheme. You can find out more about FEE-HELP on the StudyAssist Government website and Frequently Asked Questions on our website. 

Recognition of prior learning

If you are seeking exemption from subjects at UTS College based on an equivalent level of study at a previous institution, you can apply at the same time as submitting your application for entry into UTS College.
Applications for exemptions with all necessary documentation can be made up until the end of week one of the first semester of study at UTS College. Additional information can also be found in our Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and Recognition of Prior Learning Procedure. Please contact us for more information.

The UTS College Assessment Policy and Assessment Procedure outlines the principles on formal examinations, moderation, appeals against grades, special consideration and special needs. UTS College uses an assessment method that refers to pre-set criteria resulting in grades: High Distinction, Distinction, Credit, Pass, Fail.

Appeals and Grievances

UTS College views student complaints as providing an opportunity to review and improve its policies and practices and to gain insight into student levels of satisfaction. Complaints can be forwarded
to Complaint@utscollege.edu.au. UTS College regards student complaints as a confidential matter, however UTS College will usually not accept anonymous complaints. Procedural fairness will be observed in all aspects of handling a complaint. Where necessary, UTS College will provide an interpreter throughout the complaint handling process.

Our Student Complaints and Appeals Policy and Student Complaints and Appeals Procedure are designed to
ensure procedural fairness, facilitate a consistent handling of complaints and meet best practice standards of complaint handling.

If you are unsatisfied with the outcome of a complaint you can pursue the complaint with a third independent party.

Student and campus services

We hope you will really enjoy your time here and make the most of your study experience. We have a wide range of services and support available to help you along the way:

Where to get further information

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) - Australia has a national regulator for the higher education sector. Their national register allows you to confirm the status of registered higher education providers in Australia.

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) - helps you compare universities and higher education institutions, coursework and student experiences.

Information on student complaints and appeals policy and procedure is available to assist with any concerns about admission or enrolment decisions.

Student profiles – 2020

You’ll enjoy meeting new people. Our students come from all over Sydney and from around the world to study at UTS College. In fact, you’ll have the chance to make friends with students from more than 50 countries.

Here is a profile of students recently enrolled in our courses in Sydney:

 
 

Overall Diploma

Applicant backgroundFull year intake 2020
Number of studentsPercentage of all
students
(A) Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
00%
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study00%
(C) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
0
0%
(D) Recent secondary education:
Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
N/A0%
Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on
minimum ATAR)
N/A0%
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not
a factor
(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, school’s recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
 67335%
International students77855%
All students1,421100%

Notes: “<5” – the number of students is less than 5. N/A – Students not accepted in this category
N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students

 
 

Business Diploma

Applicant backgroundFull year intake 2020
Number of studentsPercentage of all
students
(A) Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
00%
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study00%
(C) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
00%
(D) Recent secondary education:
Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
N/A0%
Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on
minimum ATAR)
N/A0%
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not
a factor
(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, school’s recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
14333%
International students29667%
All students439100% 

Notes: “<5” – the number of students is less than 5. N/A – Students not accepted in this category
N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

 
 

Communication Diploma

Applicant backgroundFull year intake 2020
Number of students
Percentage of all
students
(A) Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
00%
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study00%
(C) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
00%
(D) Recent secondary education:
Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
N/A0%
Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were
considered
N/A0%
(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on
minimum ATAR)
  
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not
a factor
(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, school’s
recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
4940%
International students7460%
All students123

100%

 

Notes: “<5” – the number of students is less than 5. N/A – Students not accepted in this category
N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

 
 

Design Diploma

Applicant backgroundFull year intake 2020
Number of studentsPercentage of all
students
(A) Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
00%
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study00%
(C) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
00%
(D) Recent secondary education:
Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
N/A0%
Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on
minimum ATAR)
N/A0%
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not
a factor
(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, school’s
recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
17459%
International students11941%
All students293100%

Notes: “<5” – the number of students is less than 5. N/A – Students not accepted in this category
N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

 
 

Engineering Diploma 

Applicant backgroundFull year intake 2020
Number of studentsPercentage of all
students
(A) Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
00%
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study00%
(C) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
00%
(D) Recent secondary education:
Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
N/A0%
Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on
minimum ATAR)
N/A0%
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not
a factor
(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, school’s recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
9154%
International students7846%
All students169100%

Notes: “<5” – the number of students is less than 5. N/A – Students not accepted in this category
N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

 
 

IT Diploma

Applicant backgroundFull year intake 2020
Number of studentsPercentage of all
students
(A) Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
00%
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study00%
(C) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
00%
(D) Recent secondary education:
Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
N/A0%
Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were
considered
N/A0%
(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on
minimum ATAR)
  
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not
a factor
(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, school’s
recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
8433%
International students17467%
All students258100%

Notes: “<5” – the number of students is less than 5. N/A – Students not accepted in this category
N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students. 

 
 

Science Diploma

Applicant backgroundFull year intake 2020
Number of studentsPercentage of all
students
(A) Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
00%
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study00%
(C) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
00%
(D) Recent secondary education:
Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
N/A0%
Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on
minimum ATAR)
N/A0%
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not
a factor
(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, school’s recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
10273%
International students3727%
All students139100%

Notes: “<5” – the number of students is less than 5. N/A – Students not accepted in this category
N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.