Course Guide 2020 - Western Sydney University

 
Course Guide 2020 - Western Sydney University
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                                  Course Guide
                                      2020

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WE ARE
WESTERN
SYDNEY
Course Guide 2020 - Western Sydney University
Located in the heart of one of Australia’s fastest growing
economic regions, Western Sydney University and Western
Sydney University The College offer unlimited potential
to students with the talent, drive and ambition to succeed.
Western Sydney is an exciting place to be. As the nation’s third
largest economy, and one of the fastest growing population and
employment centres, it is an increasingly important, dynamic
and culturally diverse hub of business, industry and innovation.
With a large multicultural population of more than two
million people from 170 nations, Western Sydney’s global
links are creating unlimited opportunities for international
business, investment, education and cultural exchange.
Wholly owned by Western Sydney University, and its official
pathways provider, The College opens the door to higher
education. Our teaching excellence is founded on over 20
years of expertise and we firmly stand by our commitment to
support our students in reaching their study and career goals.
Your success starts here.
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    ≥ UNLIMITED POTENTIAL                        the Diploma component of a Diploma/
                                                 Bachelor program at The College are
     Widest range of uni pathway programs*       automatically transitioned into the
     in NSW. As a domestic student, choose       second year of the corresponding
     from our 28 Diplomas/Bachelor and           Bachelor program at Western Sydney
     University Foundation Studies courses       University. Diploma/Bachelor students
     to pave the way into university.            do not need to reapply to Western
                                                 Sydney University, direct entry into the
                                                 University is included for these courses.
    ≥ BEST VALUE PATHWAYS*
     Compare our low fees and study now
     – pay later. Domestic students have        ≥ NO TIME LOST
     access to fee-free University Foundation    Students can complete the Diploma
     Studies and Commonwealth-supported          component of a Diploma/Bachelor
     places (CSPs) in our Diploma/Bachelor       program at The College in just 12 months
     programs. The provision of CSPs             and jump into second year at University.
     means government-subsided programs
     that cost the same as the first year of
     university, and access to interest-free    ≥ BONUS POINTS
     HECS-HELP loans for eligible students.
                                                 Receive access to all the bonus point
                                                 advantages offered by Western
    ≥ GUARANTEED ENTRY                           Sydney University, including five
                                                 Regional Bonus Points if you live or
     As the official pathways provider to        study within the selected region.
     Western Sydney University, students
     who successfully complete a University
     Foundation Studies program at The          ≥ PREPARATION FOR
     College are guaranteed entry into first
     year of a Bachelor program when they
                                                  ACADEMIC SUCCESS
     apply to Western Sydney University.         With small classes in a supportive learning
     Students who successfully complete          environment, The College prepares
                                                 students for success at university. Research
                                                 shows the academic performance of
                                                 The College students who move into

WHY YOU
                                                 university degrees is on par with those
                                                 students who entered university directly.

                                                ≥ LEADING FACILITIES
                                                 Students at The College get access to

SHOULD
                                                 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.

CHOOSE
THE COLLEGE

                                                 *Higher Education pathway programs

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Western Sydney University                      Field of study                                  The College provides pathways in the
                                               To help you meet university entry               following fields:
The College invests in providing
                                               requirements and your career aspirations,
new study options, pathway                     we offer a range of tailored courses
                                                                                               ≥≥ Arts (for students wishing to study Arts,
                                                                                                  Education, Humanities, Law, Psychology,
programs and support services                  across University Foundation Studies               Interpreting and Translation)
to ensure that students have                   and Diploma/Bachelor programs.
                                                                                               ≥≥ Building Design Management
access to a greater range of
                                               One of the advantages of studying at            ≥≥ Business
quality undergraduate and                      The College is the direct entry arrangement     ≥≥ Communication
postgraduate opportunities.                    with Western Sydney University.
                                                                                               ≥≥ Construction Management
                                               After successfully completing a University
Choosing the right pathway into university     Foundation Studies program and meeting          ≥≥ Criminal and Community Justice
can be tricky. You might currently be          the entry requirements, you’ll be given the     ≥≥ Design
completing your final year of high school      opportunity to choose from a range of related
and worried about your ATAR, perhaps                                                           ≥≥ Engineering
                                               undergraduate degrees and begin your first
you missed out on a place at university,       year of study at Western Sydney University.     ≥≥ Health Science
or you may be considering returning to                                                         ≥≥ Information and Communications
study and want to know how you can gain        Alternatively, you can study one of our            Technology
access to the course of your choice.           Diploma/Bachelor programs or Extended
                                                                                               ≥≥ Nursing
                                               Diplomas and automatically transition
You’ve found it at The College! We will help   into the second year of the corresponding       ≥≥ Science
you reach your full potential and gain the     degree at Western Sydney University,            ≥≥ Social Science
skills you’ll need to succeed no matter what   upon meeting the pass requirements
path you choose.                                                                               ≥≥ Policing
                                               of the Diploma units at The College.

UNLIMITED
OPPORTUNITIES
FOR SUCCESS
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Who we are                                       What we do
Wholly-owned by Western Sydney                   We focus on preparing students for           We develop, design and deliver programs that
University, The College offers students          undergraduate and postgraduate study by      support students to succeed in studying and
a pathway to university study through            developing their academic, learning and      in reaching their chosen careers. As a result,
its comprehensive range of University            study skills through a range of programs.    there are high levels of satisfaction, retention
Foundation Studies and Diploma/Bachelor          This means providing a flexible student-     and progression among our students.
programs. Small class sizes and individualised   centred approach to teaching and learning.
attention from academic staff provide a                                                       Research shows the academic performance
well-supported environment for students          The College offers the following choices:    of The College students who move into
to succeed in their tertiary studies.            ≥≥ Academic Pathway Programs, including      university degrees is on par with those
                                                    University Foundation Studies and         students who entered university directly.
This experience enables The College                 Diploma/Bachelor Programs
to provide high-quality education
                                                 ≥≥ English Language Programs
opportunities, and our relationship with
Western Sydney University allows us to           ≥≥ English Language Entrance Test and
leverage expertise and resources from               preparation courses including IELTS
the University. This is why students from           (International English Language Testing
around the globe rank The College and               System), PTE (Pearson Test of English)
Western Sydney University as their preferred        and OET (Occupational English Test).
education destinations in Australia.             ≥≥ RTO – Registered Training Organisation
                                                    programs.
FLEXIBLE TEACHING MODES                         COMMUNITY – WE TAKE PRIDE IN OUR                 DID YOU KNOW?
                                                PLACE IN WESTERN SYDNEY
We offer the following approach to teaching:                                                     The College has collaborated with a number
≥≥ A flexible learning model for all courses    Working closely with our community,              of Australian and international organisations
   including face-to-face and online learning   business and industry partners both locally      with the aim of:
   activities and formats                       and internationally, we are committed to         ≥≥ creating and delivering tailored programs
                                                unlocking the future potential of our region
≥≥ Simulations, group activities and site-                                                       ≥≥ promoting a cutting edge approach to
                                                and the communities we engage with.
   based learning opportunities allow you to                                                        transition teaching strategies
   delve deeper into your fields of interest    We also invest in providing new study            ≥≥ validating teaching and learning programs.
≥≥ Digital technologies such as virtual         options, pathway programs and support
   lectures, social media and other emerging    services to ensure that students in the          The focus of these collaborative partnerships
   technologies are incorporated to provide     Western Sydney region have access to a           is to explore and promote innovation
   you with a richer educational experience     greater range of quality undergraduate           in teaching and learning, as well as to
                                                and postgraduate opportunities.                  benchmark against the world’s best
≥≥ Courses are full-time but offered in a
                                                                                                 practice methodologies and processes.
   flexible delivery mode with day and
   evening classes and the ability to defer     GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE NETWORK
   components of the course each term
                                                The University has close links with other
   to reduce timetable load, if required
                                                universities and education institutions in the
≥≥ Wireless email and internet access is        Asia-Pacific region, Europe and the Americas.
   available on all campuses                    These links provide Western Sydney
≥≥ Cutting-edge computer technology             University students with a comprehensive
   and state-of-the-art teaching facilities     international student exchange program
   on all campuses.                             to study in another country as part of their
                                                degree in Australia. Students at The College
                                                have access to these opportunities when
                                                they begin their studies at the University.
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Preparing you
for success

At The College, you will find a       SPECIAL ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT UNITS                UNIVERSITY-LEVEL SKILLS AND
                                                                                        ASSESSMENTS
range of support services that        The College offers additional support to build
will help you adjust to study life.   on your current knowledge and skills for          You will learn a range of tertiary skills needed
                                      success at university.                            to excel in your units. A number of assessment
                                      ≥≥ Study Skills: In every course, we explicitly   tasks are set during the term and may include
                                         teach you the academic study skills you        essays, research papers, oral presentations,
                                         need to be successful, such as conducting      fieldwork and laboratory practicals. Final
                                         research, referencing, citing sources and      Diploma exam papers are quality assured by
                                         writing academically.                          Western Sydney University to ensure they
                                                                                        meet the University’s standards.
                                      ≥≥ Discipline-specific: In the Integrated
                                         Diploma/Bachelor and Extended Diploma
                                         programs, you will study preparatory           FRIENDLY, AVAILABLE STAFF
                                         discipline-specific subjects such as           Every course on every campus has
                                         Chemistry in the Diploma in Science/           a dedicated First Year Experience
                                         Bachelor of Science, Physics and Maths         Coordinator. The Coordinator not only
                                         in the Diploma in Engineering/Bachelor         teaches in the course, but is available
                                         of Engineering Studies, and Statistics and     to support students with academic and
                                         Accounting in the Diploma in Business.         personal advice and refer you to any
                                                                                        additional support services if necessary.
                                      EARLY ASSESSMENT AND TAILORED
                                      PROGRAMS                                          STUDY LOUNGE
                                      The College assesses your academic                Each campus has a friendly drop-in centre
                                      strengths and areas where you can improve         called a Study Lounge where you will meet
                                      via an early assessment task where we             teachers who can help you with academic
                                      provide you with essential feedback.              skills, writing and numeracy. You can bring
                                                                                        in a draft essay and get some help, or bring
                                      The College offers many resources to help you     in a maths problem and get some guidance.
                                      progress successfully in your studies.
                                                                                        Students can also access the Library
                                                                                        Study Smart advisors for literacy
                                                                                        support and Study Smart Online.

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As a student at The College,         Student Central is your first point of contact    SAME ACCESS AS A WESTERN
                                     for information, advice and referrals to other    SYDNEY UNIVERSITY STUDENT
you will find all the help and
                                     services. They can also help with issues
support you need is close at hand.   including enrolment and fees, applying for
                                                                                       As a student at The College, you become
The experienced, professional        a Student ID card, lodgement of forms and
                                                                                       part of the dynamic, thriving and culturally
                                                                                       rich Western Sydney University community.
team at Student Central are          other non-academic issues.
                                                                                       There are diverse opportunities for sport
committed to making you feel                                                           and recreation, entertainment, going out
at home in your new life at          STUDENT ADVISORS                                  and engaging with the community – both
The College and to assisting         The role of student advisors is to provide        on and off campus.
your transition to university.       support and direction on welfare and health
                                                                                       From the ultra-modern and high-tech to more
                                     matters, and more complex issues. If you
                                                                                       serene, pastoral environments, each of our
                                     have a disability or health condition that
                                                                                       campuses is different – but all are friendly,
                                     requires specialised assistance or affects your
                                                                                       multicultural and inclusive.
                                     ability to study, the advisors can liaise with
                                     our dedicated Disability Services department.
                                                                                       Our campus facilities include libraries,
                                     If you require professional counselling about
                                                                                       computer laboratories, wireless internet,
                                     personal, relationship, career or family
                                                                                       cafes, gyms, sporting grounds, tennis courts,
                                     matters, the advisors can refer you to the
                                                                                       and lots of open space to hang out in.
                                     Counselling Service.

                                     Advisors can also provide advice and              TRANSPORT
                                     information or refer you to someone on the        All campuses have easy access to buses
                                     team who can help you with illness or injury      or trains. Parking is available on all campuses
                                     and accommodation options.                        and most also offer a free shuttle service to
                                                                                       and from the nearest train station.
                                     STUDENT ACTIVITIES
                                     The Student Activities Officers organise
                                     regular student social and cultural events
                                     that help you get to know other students and
                                     broaden your appreciation of the diversity of
                                     cultures at The College.

                                     The College runs many sporting activities
                                     including: basketball, soccer, volleyball,
                                     tennis, touch, Xbox, table tennis, and pool
                                     competitions. In addition a range of other
                                     events are run such as: Reconciliation Day,
                                     RUOK day, cultural days and fairs to showcase
                                     the different services available.

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Quality Teaching

The College provides an            HIGHLY SKILLED TEACHERS                          ASSESSMENT METHODS
alternative entry pathway to       The College’s commitment to delivering           Each unit has a formative assessment to give
Western Sydney University          high-quality courses begins with the quality     you ongoing feedback, plus larger summative
for students who may not have      of our teaching staff. Our teaching staff        assessments towards the end of each Term.
                                   comes from a variety of backgrounds and          Many units also have authentic assessments
qualified for direct entry or      academic disciplines. Many of them teach         designed to give you real-world scenarios
who seek a supportive study        both at the University and The College           that you will face in your professional career.
environment. You will complete     in their specific area of expertise.
the same core units in The                                                          ACADEMIC COURSE TERMS
                                   They are all accustomed to working in a
College Diploma/Bachelor           multicultural environment and are united in      The College academic year is made up of
program as students in the first   their commitment to provide students with        three terms:
year of the corresponding degree   an educational setting that ensures academic     ≥≥ March to June
at Western Sydney University.      success. We offer a rich suite of resources
                                                                                    ≥≥ July to October, and
                                   and learning methodologies to match the
                                   individual and cultural needs of our students.   ≥≥ October to February of the following year.

                                                                                    The College term consists of 12 teaching
                                   COURSE CONTENT                                   weeks and a one-week examination period.
                                   Students will learn through a range of           There is a one-week break mid-term and
                                   methods including lectures, tutorials,           a three week break between each term.
                                   online and flipped curriculum, and practical     Re-enrolments commence in the second
                                   sessions in collaborative learning spaces,       week of the three-week break.
                                   computer and science laboratories. The
                                   amount of time spent in full-time study varies   All students are required to attend orientation.
                                   between courses. On average, students
                                   take four units per term over the duration       CLASS SIZES
                                   of a course, although the number of units
                                                                                    An academic lecture at The College can
                                   can vary from term to term and from course
                                                                                    have up to 120 students, tutorials can
                                   to course. The average number of face-
                                                                                    have up to 25 students, and computer and
                                   to-face teaching hours is 20 per week.
                                                                                    science labs can have up to 22 students.
                                   Students should spend an equivalent amount
                                   of time studying outside formal class times.
                                   Full-time students should plan to spend
                                   about 35–40 hours a week on their studies,
                                   through a combination of formal classes
                                   and independent learning and revision.

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*Course available to international students only.

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Which program
is right for me?

UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION                          DIPLOMA PROGRAM                                   ≥≥ The Diploma/Bachelor is the first
STUDIES PROGRAM                                                                                     year of the corresponding degree
                                               The Diploma program is available in two
                                                                                                    at Western Sydney University.
There are two programs: Accelerated –          formats: an integrated format (three
1 term (4 months) in duration and Standard –   terms) studied over 12 months or an               ≥≥ Choose from one of 26 Diplomas:
2 terms (8 months) in duration. Entry          extended format (four terms) studied                 Arts; Building Design Management;
into either program will be determined         over 16 months. An accelerated format                Business; Communication; Construction
based on the level of schooling                (two terms) is also available for Business           Management; Criminal and Community
completed and your academic grades.            and can be completed in eight months.               Justice; Design; Engineering; Health
                                                                                                    Science (Health and Physical Education
≥≥ This program is designed to introduce       In both our University Foundation Studies and        (HPE)); Health Science; Information and
   you to the knowledge and skills you will    Diploma/Bachelor programs, students have             Communications Technology; Information
   need for the first year of your Bachelor    access to a technology-enriched learning             and Communications Technology (Health
   degree at Western Sydney University.        approach. This means students will benefit           Information Management); Science; Social
≥≥ The program provides pathways into          from a combination of using state-of the-art         Science; and Social Science (Policing).
   a College Diploma program or, for           technology, traditional classroom teaching        ≥≥ The College Diploma/Bachelor program
   students who obtain satisfactory            and online self-paced learning. This innovative      provides a pathway into the second year of
   results, guaranteed# direct entry into      approach allows for a more engaging and              study at Western Sydney University. Each
   the first year of the corresponding         interactive student learning experience              student who successfully completes the
   degree at Western Sydney University.        that helps improve learning outcomes.                Diploma component of the program, at The
≥≥ Western Sydney University licenses                                                               College, automatically transitions into the
  The College to manage and teach the                                                               second year of the corresponding Bachelor
   University Foundation Studies program, so                                                        degree at Western Sydney University.
   students in the course are Western Sydney                                                     #
                                                                                                  Students will need a 50% pass in all required
   students. The College is a wholly-owned
                                                                                                 units to be eligible for direct entry into
   entity of Western Sydney University.
                                                                                                 second year at Western Sydney University.

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How do the
Diploma programs
compare?

STUDENTS WITH AN ATAR OF 55 AND                     STUDENTS WITH AN ATAR BELOW 55
ABOVE CAN ENROL INTO ONE OF THE                     OR NO ATAR CAN ENROL IN AN
DIPLOMA/BACHELOR PROGRAMS                           EXTENDED DIPLOMA
≥≥ The first year covers the Diploma                ≥≥ Students will undertake some course-
   component of the program. It is 12 months           specific preparation units. These will assist
   in duration, if studied with a full-time load.      students to develop content knowledge
≥≥ Students cover the same subjects                    and the skills required for the Diploma and
   and content as first year Western                   Bachelor level units, and prepare students
   Sydney University students in the                   to succeed. The preparatory units take four
   corresponding bachelor degree. However,             months to complete at a full-time load.
   the material is taught in smaller, more          ≥≥ Upon successful completion of the course-
   personal classes at The College.                    specific preparation units, students are
≥≥ Students are taught how to study                    moved into the Diploma/Bachelor program.
   and how to succeed at University.                ≥≥ The first year of the Diploma/Bachelor
≥≥ Upon successful completion of                       program covers the Diploma
   the Diploma component, students                     component. It is 12 months in duration,
   automatically transition into the second            if studied with a full-time load.
   year of the corresponding Bachelor               ≥≥ Students cover the same subjects
   degree at Western Sydney University.                and content as first year Western
≥≥ Students completing the full program                Sydney University students in the
   graduate with a Diploma and degree.                 corresponding Bachelor degree. However,
   However, students can also exit the                 the material is taught in smaller, more
   program after successful completion                 personal classes at The College.
   of the Diploma component (12 months’             ≥≥ Students are taught how to study
   full-time) with a Diploma certificate.              and how to succeed at University.
                                                    ≥≥ Upon successful completion of
                                                       the Diploma component, students
                                                       automatically transition into the second
                                                       year of the corresponding Bachelor
                                                       at Western Sydney University.
                                                    ≥≥ Students completing the full program
                                                       graduate with a Diploma and a Degree.
                                                       However, students can also exit the
                                                       program after successful completion
                                                       of the Diploma component (16 months’
                                                       full-time) with a Diploma certificate.

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Diploma                                           COURSE                      UAC  COURSE INTAKE DIPLOMA DIPLOMA
                                                                              CODE CODE          LOCATION DURATION
                                                                                                                                              ATAR

in Arts                                           Diploma in Arts/
                                                  Bachelor of Arts
                                                                              729392 6005
                                                                              729400 6005
                                                                                              Mar/Jul
                                                                                              Mar/Jul
                                                                                                          Bankstown
                                                                                                          Nirimba
                                                                                                                        3 Terms (12 months)
                                                                                                                        3 Terms (12 months)
                                                                                                                                              55
                                                                                                                                              55
                                                  Diploma in Arts/Bachelor    729393 6019     Mar/Jul     Bankstown     3 Terms (12 months)   55
                                                  of Arts (Pathway to         729401 6019     Mar/Jul     Nirimba       3 Terms (12 months)   55
                                                  Teaching Primary)
                                                  Diploma in Arts/Bachelor    729394 6021     Mar/Jul     Bankstown     3 Terms (12 months)   55
The first year of these courses is delivered      of Arts (Pathway to         729402 6021     Mar/Jul     Nirimba       3 Terms (12 months)   55
by Western Sydney University The                  Teaching Secondary)
College, as an agent of Western Sydney            Diploma in Arts/Bachelor 729395 6017        Mar/Jul     Bankstown     3 Terms (12 months)   55
University, via extended face-to-face             of Arts (Pathway to        729403 6017      Mar/Jul     Nirimba       3 Terms (12 months)   55
hours in smaller learning environments.           Teaching Birth–5/Birth–12)
                                                  Diploma in Arts/Bachelor    TBA    6041     Mar/Jul     Nirimba       3 Terms (12 months)   55
A Diploma in Arts exit point is also available    of Arts (Interpreting and   TBA    6041     Mar/Jul     Bankstown     3 Terms (12 months)   55
at the end of the first year of the course.       Translation)
                                                  Diploma in Arts             729598 7161     Mar/Oct     Bankstown     4 Terms (16 months) Open Access
DIPLOMA IN ARTS/BACHELOR OF ARTS                  Extended – Arts             729599 7161     Mar/Oct     Nirimba       4 Terms (16 months) Open Access
The Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts offers       Diploma in Arts Extended 729600 7144        Mar/Oct     Bankstown     4 Terms (16 months) Open Access
                                                  – Pathway to Teaching    729601 7144        Mar/Oct     Nirimba       4 Terms (16 months) Open Access
students an opportunity to develop a depth
                                                  Primary
of disciplinary expertise together with
the breadth of vision afforded by cross-          Diploma in Arts Extended 729602 7145        Mar/Oct     Bankstown     4 Terms (16 months) Open Access
                                                  – Pathway to Teaching    729603 7145        Mar/Oct     Nirimba       4 Terms (16 months) Open Access
disciplinary approaches to the humanities.
                                                  Secondary
Study in this course is designed to develop
                                                  Diploma in Arts Extended 729604 7146        Mar/Oct     Bankstown     4 Terms (16 months) Open Access
communication and personal skills,
                                                  – Pathway to Teaching    729605 7146        Mar/Oct     Nirimba       4 Terms (16 months) Open Access
creativity and a capacity for independent         Birth–5/Birth–12
thought, adaptability to new situations
and problem-solving skills, attributes
increasingly demanded by employers.
Graduates find employment in diverse              prospects for career advancement. The                 COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNITS
areas including: communication and media          Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway
                                                                                                        The Diploma/Bachelor programs cover the
industries; education; psychology and             to Teaching Secondary) component provides
                                                                                                        same first year units as the corresponding
counselling; cultural, political and social       focused study in a teaching discipline,
                                                                                                        University Bachelor program. Please refer to
policy analysis; writing and publishing. The      such as English, History, a Language Other
                                                                                                        the Western Sydney University Handbook
Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts is designed      than English or Human Society and its
                                                                                                        for the latest details on the course units.
to provide knowledge and generic skills           Environment, as well as opportunity to study
that form the basis for lifelong learning.        an Education Studies sub-major that develops          The Diploma in Arts Extended programs cover
                                                  understanding of contemporary education               preliminary units, as well as the same units
                                                  issues, teaching and learning. As well as being       as the corresponding University Bachelor
DIPLOMA IN ARTS/BACHELOR OF ARTS                  equipped with all the necessary elements
(PATHWAY TO TEACHING PRIMARY)                                                                           program. Please refer to the University
                                                  of an initial teacher qualification, graduates        Handbook for the latest information.
The Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts              are prepared for a wide range of alternate
(Pathway to Teaching Primary) is a three-year     employment opportunities with strong
                                                                                                        PATHWAY TO
degree specially designed to lead into the        communication and people skills, creativity
                                                                                                        WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY
Master of Teaching (Primary), an accredited       and capacity for independent thought,
postgraduate teaching qualification. The          flexibility and adaptability in new situations,       Students who successfully complete the
Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway         all increasingly demanded by employers.               Diploma in Arts are guaranteed entry into
to Teaching Primary) component provides a                                                               the second year of the following Western
focused study in a major content discipline of    DIPLOMA IN ARTS/BACHELOR OF ARTS                      Sydney University undergraduate degrees:
your choice as well as the opportunity to study   (PATHWAY TO TEACHING BIRTH–5/                         ≥≥ Bachelor of Arts
an Education Studies major that develops          BIRTH–12)                                             ≥≥ Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching
understandings of contemporary education
                                                  The Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts                     Primary)
issues, teaching and learning. As well as being
equipped with all the necessary elements          (Pathway to Teaching Birth–5/Birth–12)                ≥≥ Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching
of an initial teacher qualification, graduates    provides students with the opportunity                   Secondary)
are prepared for a wide range of alternate        to complete an Arts degree with an Arts
                                                                                                        ≥≥ Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching
employment opportunities with strong              major, alongside the specialist Birth–5/
                                                                                                           Birth–5/Birth–12)
communication and people skills, creativity       Birth–12 Education Studies units.
and capacity for independent thought,                                                                   CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
flexibility and adaptability in new situations,   DIPLOMA IN ARTS/BACHELOR OF ARTS
all increasingly demanded by employers.           (INTERPRETING AND TRANSLATION)                        The Arts courses from The College can
                                                                                                        open the door to a career as a teacher,
                                                  Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts
                                                                                                        author, counsellor, psychologist, politician,
DIPLOMA IN ARTS/BACHELOR OF ARTS                  (Interpreting and Translation) provides
                                                                                                        interpreter, historian, lawyer and more.
(PATHWAY TO TEACHING SECONDARY)                   students with appropriate training and
The Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts              theoretical background to equip them to
                                                  work as professional interpreters and/or              HOW TO APPLY
(Pathway to Teaching Secondary) is a three-
year degree specially designed to lead into the   translators. The course consists of a key             You can apply for our courses on the Western
Master of Teaching (Secondary), an accredited     field of study in Interpreting and Translation        portal at https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws
postgraduate teaching qualification. Together,    and a major in language, linguistics and              or via the University Admissions Centre (UAC)
the two degrees provide direct access to a        cultural studies. Students also complete a            at uac.edu.au
teaching career in four years and improved        period of professional practical experience.

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Diploma in         COURSE                     UAC
                                              CODE
                                                        COURSE
                                                        CODE
                                                                      INTAKE   DIPLOMA DIPLOMA
                                                                               LOCATION DURATION
                                                                                                                  ATAR

Building Design    Diploma in Building        729412    6031        Mar/Jul    Nirimba      3 Terms (12 months)   55

Management
                   Design Management/
                   Bachelor of Building
                   Design Management

                   Diploma in Building        729615    7136        Mar/Oct    Nirimba      4 Terms (16 months) Open
                   Design Management                                                                            Access
                   (Extended)

                   The first year of this course is delivered by        COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNITS
                   Western Sydney University The College,
                                                                        The Diploma/Bachelor programs cover the
                   as an agent of Western Sydney University,
                                                                        same units as the corresponding University
                   via extended face-to-face hours in smaller
                                                                        Bachelor program. Please refer to the
                   learning environments.
                                                                        Western Sydney University Handbook for
                                                                        the latest details on the course units.
                   A Diploma in Building Design Management
                   exit point is also available at the end of the
                                                                        The Diploma in Building Design
                   first year of the course.
                                                                        Management (Extended) covers preliminary
                                                                        units, as well as the same units as the
                   This course develops the skills necessary
                                                                        corresponding University Bachelor
                   for a role in the integrated design and
                                                                        program. Please refer to the University
                   delivery of building projects. Students
                                                                        Handbook for the latest information.
                   develop skills in building design along with
                   an understanding of ‘buildability’ issues,
                   accurate cost forecasting, risk management           PATHWAY TO WESTERN SYDNEY
                   and sustainable project delivery. The ability        UNIVERSITY
                   to work as a part of a multi-disciplinary            Students who successfully complete the
                   project team and to negotiate favourable             Diploma in Building Design Management will
                   outcomes in complex project environments             receive guaranteed entry into the second
                   is fostered through simulations of real-life         year of the Bachelor of Building Design
                   building projects. Students will acquire a           Management at Western Sydney University.
                   comprehensive overview of construction
                   project delivery. All aspects of building design
                                                                        CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                   are included, commencing with an initial
                   design concept and extending to design               A Diploma in Building Design Management/
                   brief formation, project documentation,              Bachelor of Building Design Management
                   quality control management during the                from The College may open the door to
                   building process and finally leading to              a career as a design and construction
                   project handover and finally leading to              manager, building consultant, project
                   project handover. Students will be required          manager, site manager and more.
                   to undertake approved practical experience
                   during the course. This experience will              HOW TO APPLY
                   support and complement their formal study.
                                                                        You can apply for our courses on the Western
                                                                        portal at https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws
                                                                        or via the University Admissions Centre (UAC)
                                                                        at uac.edu.au

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Diploma                           COURSE                   UAC
                                                           CODE
                                                                     COURSE INTAKE
                                                                     CODE
                                                                                                DIPLOMA DIPLOMA
                                                                                                LOCATION DURATION
                                                                                                                                  ATAR

in Business                       Diploma in Business/
                                  Bachelor of Business
                                                           729417    6037         Mar/Jul/Oct   Bankstown   2 Terms (8 months)    60

                                                           729416    6037         Mar/Jul/Oct   Nirimba     2 Terms (8 months)    60
                                  (Accelerated)

                                  Diploma in Business      729507 7098            Mar/Jul       Bankstown   3 Terms (12 months)   55
                                  (Standard)
                                                           729500 7098            Mar/Jul       Nirimba     3 Terms (12 months)   55

                                  Diploma in Business      729618    7102         Mar/Oct       Bankstown   4 Terms (16 months) Open
                                  (Extended)                                                                                    Access

                                                           729620 7102            Mar/Oct       Nirimba     4 Terms (16 months) Open
                                                                                                                                Access

                                  The first year of this course is delivered by         COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNITS
                                  Western Sydney University The College,
                                                                                        The Diploma/Bachelor programs cover the
                                  as an agent of Western Sydney University,
                                                                                        same units as the corresponding University
                                  via extended face-to-face hours in smaller
                                                                                        Bachelor program. Please refer to the Western
                                  learning environments.
                                                                                        Sydney University Handbook for the latest
                                                                                        details on the course units.
                                  A Diploma in Business exit point is also
                                  available at the end of the first year of
                                                                                        The Diploma in Business (Extended) covers
                                  the course.
                                                                                        preliminary units, as well as the same units
                                                                                        as the corresponding University Bachelor
                                  To succeed in business, individuals must
                                                                                        program. Please refer to the University
                                  possess both the knowledge and know-how
                                                                                        Handbook for the latest information.
                                  to create opportunities for professional
                                  advancement and the development of original
                                  and exciting initiatives. This course aims to         PATHWAY TO WESTERN SYDNEY
                                  harness students’ energy and passion for              UNIVERSITY
                                  success by focusing on career and the future          Students who successfully complete
                                  of enterprises in a range of contexts. Whether        the Diploma in Business at The College
                                  students wish to start their own business or          will receive guaranteed entry into the
                                  pursue a corporate role in a global enterprise,       second year of the Bachelor of Business
                                  this course provides the necessary skills.            at Western Sydney University.
                                  This course consists of five core units
                                  providing business basics: Enterprise                 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                  Law, Enterprise Leadership, Enterprise                A Diploma in Business/Bachelor of Business
                                  Innovation and Markets, Financing                     from The College may open the door to
                                  Enterprises, and Statistics for Business. It          a career as a business analyst, property
                                  is designed to provide students with an               consultant, business owner, entrepreneur,
                                  understanding of the key areas of business,           accountant, human resources manager,
                                  before choosing a major area of study.                sports manager, management consultant,
                                                                                        economics specialist and more.
                                  Students who successfully complete the
                                  Diploma in Business/Bachelor of Business
                                                                                        HOW TO APPLY
                                  will receive guaranteed entry into the second
                                  year of the Bachelor of Business at Western           You can apply for our courses on the Western
                                  Sydney University.                                    portal at https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws
                                                                                        or via the University Admissions Centre (UAC)
                                                                                        at uac.edu.au

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Diploma in                                       COURSE                     UAC
                                                                            CODE
                                                                                     COURSE INTAKE
                                                                                     CODE
                                                                                                            DIPLOMA DIPLOMA
                                                                                                            LOCATION DURATION
                                                                                                                                                ATAR

Communication                                    Diploma in Communication/ 729426
                                                 Bachelor of Communication
                                                                                     6007         Mar/Jul   Nirimba       3 Terms (12 months)   55

                                                 Diploma in Communication/ 729427    6009         Mar/Jul   Nirimba       3 Terms (12 months)   55
                                                 Bachelor of Creative
                                                 Industries

                                                 Diploma in Communication/ 729428    6015         Mar/Jul   Nirimba       3 Terms (12 months)   55
                                                 Bachelor of Screen Media
                                                 (Arts and Production)

                                                 Diploma in Communication 729622     7148         Mar/Oct   Nirimba       4 Terms (16 months) Open
                                                 Extended – Communication                                                                     Access

                                                 Diploma in Communication   729623   7149         Mar/Oct   Nirimba       4 Terms (16 months) Open
                                                 Extended – Creative                                                                          Access
                                                 Industries

                                                 Diploma in Communication   729624   7150         Mar/Oct   Nirimba       4 Terms (16 months) Open
                                                 Extended – Screen Media                                                                      Access
                                                 (Arts and Production)

The first year of these courses is delivered     working in the Creative Industries. Graduates        conduct as well as respect for diversity
by Western Sydney University The                 will have the skills to manage creative              and social justice principles. Students are
College, as an agent of Western Sydney           enterprises and turn innovative new ideas into       encouraged to find their areas of interest
University, via extended face-to-face            commercial operations. This degree offers            through project work, and will exit the course
hours in smaller learning environments.          creative people a deep understanding of              with a portfolio of production outcomes
                                                 how creative industries operate along with           that reflect their skills and expertise for
A Diploma in Communication exit                  business and legal acumen. The Diploma/              employment in the communication industries
point is also available at the end of            Bachelor of Creative Industries is built around      as a screen production professional.
the first year of the course.                    collaboration and co-working with creative
                                                 industries located in Greater Western Sydney.        COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNITS
DIPLOMA IN COMMUNICATION/
                                                 In this course, students have the option to          The Diploma/Bachelor programs cover the
BACHELOR OF COMMUNICATION
                                                 undertake one major, or two sub-majors,              same units as the corresponding University
The Diploma in Communication/Bachelor            in Advertising, Journalism, PR or Media              Bachelor program. Please refer to the
of Communication encompasses a range             Arts Production.                                     Western Sydney University Handbook for
of studies in the fields of communication,                                                            the latest details on the course units.
media and design including specialised
                                                 DIPLOMA IN COMMUNICATION/
studies in the major fields of Advertising,                                                           The Diploma in Communication
                                                 BACHELOR OF SCREEN MEDIA
Journalism, Public Relations and Media                                                                Extended program covers preliminary
                                                 (ARTS AND PRODUCTION)
Arts Production. Teaching includes both                                                               units, as well as the same units as the
theory and practice with reference to real-      The Diploma in Communication/Bachelor                corresponding University Bachelor
world contexts highlighting future career        of Screen Media (Arts and Production)                program. Please refer to the University
opportunities in a convergent digital media      offers studies in a range of screen media            Handbook for the latest information.
world. Through classwork, independent study      skills and production practice fields. These
and engagement with the multicultural nature     include media, communications and arts               PATHWAY TO WESTERN SYDNEY
of our communities, students develop an          as well as practical studies in media arts           UNIVERSITY
understanding of the local and international     production, digital journalism, with study
relevance of their chosen studies, with          options also including sound technology              Students who successfully complete the
opportunities to develop and produce a           and web and motion design. Teaching                  Diploma in Communication from The College
range of media outcomes as applied research      includes both theory and practice with               are guaranteed entry into the second year
and professional projects throughout             reference to real-world contexts highlighting        of the Bachelor of Communication, Bachelor
their studies. Through self-directed,            future career opportunities in a convergent          of Creative Industries or Bachelor of Screen
team-based and problem-based learning            digital media world. Students undertake a            Media at Western Sydney University.
strategies requiring active participation in     major in Media Arts Production that covers
the community and professional contexts,         a variety of digital platform production             CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
graduates learn to reflect and value ethical     practices including short film, documentary,         Communication courses from The College
and intellectual conduct as well as respect      experimental, transmedia and TV. The                 may open the door to a career as a journalist,
for diversity and social justice principles.     interdisciplinary sub-major in Cultural and          artistic director, animator, graphic designer,
                                                 Social Analysis offers contemporary debates          advertising professional, photographer,
DIPLOMA IN COMMUNICATION/                        and methodologies in cultural studies and            concert manager, public relations professional
BACHELOR OF CREATIVE INDUSTRIES                  social theory. Topics include popular culture,       and more.
                                                 cinema studies, everyday urban life, cultural
The Diploma in Communication/Bachelor            and social impacts of scientific theories and
of Creative Industries is an interdisciplinary   new technologies and multiculturalism.               HOW TO APPLY
program, with a core drawn from                                                                       You can apply for our courses on the Western
communication, design, law and business.         Through self-directed, team-based and                portal at https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws
It brings together major studies in creative     problem-based learning strategies requiring          or via the University Admissions Centre (UAC)
disciplines, including Design, Creative          active participation in the community and            at uac.edu.au
Writing, Journalism, Design and Music, with      professional contexts, graduates learn to
studies in the business and legal aspects of     reflect and value ethical and intellectual

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Diploma in                        COURSE                     UAC
                                                             CODE
                                                                      COURSE
                                                                      CODE
                                                                                    INTAKE    DIPLOMA DIPLOMA
                                                                                              LOCATION DURATION
                                                                                                                                 ATAR

Construction                      Diploma in Construction    729435   6032          Mar/Jul   Nirimba      3 Terms (12 months)   55

Management
                                  Management/Bachelor of
                                  Construction Technology

                                  Diploma in Construction    TBC      7165          Mar/Oct   Nirimba      4 Terms (16 months) Open
                                  Technology (Extended)                                                                        Access

                                  The first year of this course is delivered by         COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNITS
                                  Western Sydney University The College,
                                                                                        The Diploma/Bachelor programs cover the
                                  as an agent of Western Sydney University,
                                                                                        same units and the corresponding University
                                  via extended face-to-face hours in smaller
                                                                                        Bachelor program. Please refer to the Western
                                  learning environments.
                                                                                        Sydney University Handbook for the latest
                                                                                        details on the course units.
                                  A Diploma in Construction Management exit
                                  point is also available at the end of the first
                                                                                        The Diploma in Construction Management
                                  year of the course.
                                                                                        (Extended) program covers preliminary
                                                                                        units, as well as the same units as the
                                  This course provides the skills and knowledge
                                                                                        corresponding University Bachelor
                                  necessary to perform competently at
                                                                                        program. Please refer to the University
                                  a professional level in the residential
                                                                                        Handbook for the latest information.
                                  construction industry, in one or more of
                                  the following roles: site manager, building
                                  supervisor, estimator and building surveyor.          PATHWAY TO WESTERN SYDNEY
                                  Students will develop specialised skills              UNIVERSITY
                                  in construction management. The three-                Students who successfully complete the
                                  year Construction Technology program is               Diploma in Construction Management at
                                  widely recognised for delivering the full             The College are guaranteed entry into the
                                  suite of theoretical, practical, and hands-           second year of the Bachelor of Construction
                                  on experience in the area of residential              Technology at Western Sydney University.
                                  construction. Students will study four
                                  concentrated areas related to the delivery
                                                                                        CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                  of residential construction projects. These
                                  are Construction Technology; Construction             A Diploma in Construction Management/
                                  Economics; Construction Law; and                      Bachelor of Construction Technology
                                  Construction Resource Management. There               from The College may open the door to
                                  may be a number of opportunities during the           a career as a design and construction
                                  course to obtain a cadetship in the building          manager, building consultant, project
                                  industry in areas including project home              manager, site manager and more.
                                  building, building surveying and residential
                                  development. The three-year Bachelor of               HOW TO APPLY
                                  Construction Technology program may be
                                  used as a pathway to the four year Bachelor           You can apply for our courses on the Western
                                  of Construction Management program which              portal at https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws
                                  meets the Australian Institute of Building            or via the University Admissions Centre (UAC)
                                  (AIB) professional accreditation requirements.        at uac.edu.au

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Diploma in         COURSE                       UAC
                                                CODE
                                                          COURSE INTAKE DIPLOMA DIPLOMA
                                                          CODE          LOCATION DURATION
                                                                                                                   ATAR

Criminal and       Diploma in Criminal and      729439    6025        Mar/Jul   Bankstown     3 Terms (12 months) 55

Community
                   Community Justice/Bachelor
                   of Criminal and Community
                   Justice

Justice            Diploma in Criminal
                   and Community Justice
                                                729632    7154        Mar/Oct   Bankstown     4 Terms (16 months) Open
                                                                                                                  Access
                   (Extended)

                   The first year of this course is delivered by        COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNITS
                   Western Sydney University The College,
                                                                        The Diploma/Bachelor programs cover the
                   as an agent of Western Sydney University,
                                                                        same units as the corresponding University
                   via extended face-to-face hours in smaller
                                                                        Bachelor program. Please refer to the
                   learning environments.
                                                                        Western Sydney University Handbook for
                                                                        the latest details on the course units.
                   A Diploma in Criminal and Community Justice
                   exit point is also available at the end of the
                                                                        The Diploma in Criminal and Community
                   first year of the course.
                                                                        Justice (Extended) program covers
                                                                        preliminary units, as well as the same units
                   The Diploma in Criminal and Community
                                                                        as the corresponding University Bachelor
                   Justice/Bachelor of Criminal and Community
                                                                        program. Please refer to the University
                   Justice degree is designed for current
                                                                        Handbook for the latest information.
                   employees within Corrective Services,
                   as well as students who wish to pursue a
                   career in corrections, probation or parole.          PATHWAY TO WESTERN SYDNEY
                   The degree will draw upon disciplinary               UNIVERSITY
                   areas such as criminal justice, criminology,         Students who successfully complete
                   psychology, social work and welfare in               a Diploma in Criminal and Community
                   order to provide a theoretical framework             Justice from The College receive
                   for those who work with offenders and                guaranteed entry into the second year of
                   on issues of rehabilitation, through-care            the Bachelor of Criminal and Community
                   and resettlement. As well as providing a             Justice at Western Sydney University.
                   theoretical framework, the program will
                   provide those who complete the degree
                                                                        CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                   with the knowledge and skills to develop
                   and evaluate practice to enhance their               A Diploma in Criminal and Community
                   ability to work with offenders. The Bachelor         Justice/Bachelor of Criminal and
                   of Criminal and Community Justice can be             Community Justice from The College
                   described as an ‘applied degree pathway’             may open the door to a career as a
                   insofar as the teaching within the program           criminal justice officer, international aid
                   will link theory to practice. It is important to     worker, border protection professional,
                   note that this degree does not guarantee             intelligence officer, fraud manager, policy
                   direct employment into Corrective Services.          developer, welfare and community
                                                                        professional, police officer and more.

                                                                        HOW TO APPLY
                                                                        You can apply for our courses on the Western
                                                                        portal at https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws
                                                                        or via the University Admissions Centre (UAC)
                                                                        at uac.edu.au

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Diploma                                            COURSE                   UAC  COURSE INTAKE DIPLOMA DIPLOMA
                                                                            CODE CODE          LOCATION DURATION
                                                                                                                                                ATAR

in Design                                          Diploma in Design/
                                                   Bachelor of Design
                                                                            729443 6011        Mar/Jul   Nirimba       3 Terms (12 months)      55

                                                   (Visual Communication)

                                                   Diploma in Design/       729444 6013        Mar/Jul   Nirimba       3 Terms (12 months)      55
                                                   Bachelor of Graphic
                                                   Design (Pathway to
                                                   Teaching Secondary)

                                                   Diploma in Design        729638 7152        Mar/Oct   Nirimba       4 Terms (16 months)      Open
                                                   Extended – Design                                                                            Access
                                                   (Visual Communication)

                                                   Diploma in Design        729639 7153        Mar/Oct   Nirimba       4 Terms (16 months)      Open
                                                   Extended – Graphic                                                                           Access
                                                   (Pathway to Teaching
                                                   Secondary)

The first year of these courses is delivered       DIPLOMA IN DESIGN/BACHELOR                       COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNITS
by Western Sydney University The                   OF GRAPHIC DESIGN (PATHWAY
                                                                                                    The Diploma/Bachelor programs cover the
College, as an agent of Western Sydney             TO TEACHING SECONDARY)
                                                                                                    same units as the corresponding University
University, via extended face-to-face
                                                   The Diploma in Design/Bachelor of Graphic        Bachelor program. Please refer to the Western
hours in smaller learning environments.
                                                   Design (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) is        Sydney University Handbook for the latest
                                                   a three-year degree specially designed to        details on the course units.
A Diploma in Design exit point is also available
                                                   lead into the Master of Teaching (Secondary),
at the end of the first year of the course.
                                                   an accredited postgraduate teaching              The Diploma in Design (Extended) program
                                                   qualification. Together, the two degrees         covers preliminary units, as well as the same
DIPLOMA IN DESIGN/BACHELOR OF DESIGN               provide direct access to a teaching career and   units as the corresponding University Bachelor
(VISUAL COMMUNICATION)                             improved prospects for career advancement.       program. Please refer to the University
The Diploma in Design/Bachelor of Design                                                            Handbook for the latest information.
(Visual Communication) degree will provide         With an emphasis on studio-based practice,
you with fundamental skills and knowledge to       you will study areas such as image design,       PATHWAY TO WESTERN SYDNEY
communicate ideas and information across a         typography, layout design, branding, design      UNIVERSITY
wide range of visual media. With an emphasis       history, research methods, and web-based
                                                   design. From year two, you will develop a        Students who successfully complete
on studio-based practice, you will study areas
                                                   focus on digital design, photography, and        a Diploma in Design from The College
such as image design, typography, layout
                                                   graphics technology, enabling you to develop     receive guaranteed entry into the second
design, branding, design history, research
                                                   two teaching disciplines, design & technology    year of the Bachelor of Design (Visual
methods, and web-based design. From year
                                                   and graphics & multimedia technology. You        Communication) or the Bachelor of Graphic
two, there are opportunities to engage with
                                                   will also have the opportunity to study an       Design (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)
live community or industry projects, and
                                                   Education Studies sub-major, where you           at Western Sydney University.
you will choose two practical specialisations
from the following pairs: motion design and        will gain an understanding of contemporary
data visualisation; game and app design;           education issues, teaching and learning. As      CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
illustration and photography. You may also         well as being equipped with the necessary
                                                                                                    Design courses from The College may open
choose electives from outside of design            elements of an initial teacher qualification,
                                                                                                    the door to a career as an artistic director,
such as advertising and media production.          you will be prepared for professional graphic
                                                                                                    animator, graphic designer, advertising
Throughout the program you will engage with        design practice and associated alternate
                                                                                                    professional, photographer, concert manager,
individual and team-based projects, develop        employment opportunities in design.
                                                                                                    public relations professional and more.
your conceptual thinking skills, use a variety
of traditional and emerging technologies,                                                           HOW TO APPLY
and expand your creative practice. In year
four you will take a position in our award-                                                         You can apply for our courses on the Western
winning teaching design studio where                                                                portal at https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws
you will gain experience in a professional                                                          or via the University Admissions Centre (UAC)
learning environment, preparing you for                                                             at uac.edu.au
work in an exciting and evolving industry.

Students may exit with a Bachelor of
Design Studies after successful completion
of the first three years of the program.

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Diploma in                        COURSE                     UAC
                                                             CODE
                                                                      COURSE
                                                                      CODE
                                                                                    INTAKE    DIPLOMA DIPLOMA
                                                                                              LOCATION DURATION
                                                                                                                                  ATAR

Engineering                       Diploma in Engineering/
                                  Bachelor of Engineering
                                                             729449   6033          Mar/Jul   Penrith       3 Terms (12 months)   55

                                  Studies

                                  Diploma in Engineering     729645   7162          Mar/Oct   Penrith       4 Terms (16 months) Open
                                  Extended                                                                                      Access

                                  The first year of this course is delivered            PATHWAY TO WESTERN SYDNEY
                                  by Western Sydney University The                      UNIVERSITY
                                  College, as an agent of Western Sydney
                                                                                        Students who successfully complete the
                                  University, via extended face-to-face
                                                                                        Diploma in Engineering from The College
                                  hours in smaller learning environments.
                                                                                        receive guaranteed entry into the second year
                                                                                        of the Bachelor of Engineering Science at
                                  A Diploma in Engineering exit point
                                                                                        Western Sydney University.
                                  is also available at the end of the
                                  first year of the course.
                                                                                        CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                  Students have the opportunity to focus on
                                                                                        A Diploma in Engineering/Bachelor of
                                  a discipline area by selecting a key program
                                                                                        Engineering Studies from The College may
                                  in Civil, Construction, Electrical, Mechanical,
                                                                                        open the door to a career as an engineer,
                                  or Robotic and Mechatronic engineering.
                                                                                        design and construction manager, building
                                  The program has been developed with the
                                                                                        consultant, project manager, machinery and
                                  view of enabling graduates to practice as
                                                                                        design developer, electrical consultant, site
                                  an engineering technologist in their chosen
                                                                                        manager, and more.
                                  field. The three-year Diploma in Engineering/
                                  Bachelor of Engineering Science program
                                  may be used as a pathway to the four-year             HOW TO APPLY
                                  Bachelor of Engineering program that meets            You can apply for our courses on the Western
                                  Engineers Australia professional accreditation        portal at https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws
                                  requirements; academic performance                    or via the University Admissions Centre (UAC)
                                  criteria will also need to be met to transfer.        at uac.edu.au

                                  COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNITS
                                  The Diploma/Bachelor programs cover the
                                  same units as the corresponding University
                                  Bachelor program. Please refer to the Western
                                  Sydney University Handbook for the latest
                                  details on the course units.

                                  The Diploma in Engineering (Extended)
                                  program covers preliminary units, as well
                                  as the same units as the corresponding
                                  University Bachelor program. Please refer
                                  to the University Handbook for the latest
                                  information about these.

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Associate Degree   COURSE                       UAC
                                                CODE
                                                          COURSE
                                                          CODE
                                                                       INTAKE       DIPLOMA DIPLOMA
                                                                                    LOCATION DURATION
                                                                                                                   ADMISSION

in Engineering     Associate Degree
                   in Engineering
                                                N/A       7022         Jan          Online         16 Quarters –
                                                                                                   Part-time
                                                                                                                   Refer to
                                                                                                                   website

                   Note: Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

                   The Associate Degree in Engineering                       PATHWAY TO WESTERN
                   is designed for people who have work                      SYDNEY UNIVERSITY
                   experience and wish to upgrade their
                                                                             Students who successfully complete the
                   qualifications in Engineering, and possibly
                                                                             Associate Degree in Engineering from The
                   continue to the full Bachelor degree program.
                                                                             College receive guaranteed entry into the
                                                                             Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at Western
                   The Associate Degree in Engineering has a
                                                                             Sydney University with a minimum of 1.5 years’
                   common first year program for all engineering
                                                                             credit.
                   disciplines, exposing students to a wide
                   range of experiences. In the second year,
                   students may choose from key programs in                  CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                   Civil, Electrical Mechanical, or Robotics and             An Associate Degree in Engineering from The
                   Mechatronics.                                             College may open the door to a career as an
                                                                             engineer, design and construction manager,
                   COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNITS                                building consultant, project manager,
                                                                             machinery and design developer, electrical
                   Depending on the stream, students of
                                                                             consultant, architect, site manager, and more.
                   the Associate Degree in Engineering may
                   study the following units: Fundamentals for
                   Engineering Studies; Engineering Computing;               HOW TO APPLY
                   Introduction to Engineering Business                      You can apply for our courses on the Western
                   Management; Introduction to Engineering                   portal at https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws
                   Practice; Mathematics for Engineering                     or via the University Admissions Centre (UAC)
                   Preliminary; Engineering Management                       at uac.edu.au
                   for Engineer Associates; Fundamentals
                   of Mechanics; Engineering Materials;
                   Mathematics for Engineers 1; Engineering
                   Physics; Professional Practice for Engineer
                   Associates; Electrical Fundamentals; and
                   Engineering Project. Students must also
                   select one of the following key programs and
                   successfully complete three units in ONE key
                   program only: Civil; Electrical; Mechanical; or
                   Robotics and Mechatronics.

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THE COLLEGE 2020

University                        COURSE                       UAC
                                                               CODE
                                                                      COURSE
                                                                      CODE
                                                                                   INTAKE       LOCATION DURATION                  ATAR

Foundation                        University Foundation        N/A    9017         Mar          Nirimba       1 Term (4 months)    45

Studies in Health
                                  Studies in Health Science/
                                  Nursing (Accelerated)

Science/Nursing
                                  University Foundation        N/A    9019         Mar/Jul      Nirimba       2 Terms (8 months)   Open
                                  Studies in Health Science/                                                                       Access
                                  Nursing (Standard)

                                  The University Foundation Studies in Health            PATHWAY TO WESTERN
                                  Science/Nursing program at The College                 SYDNEY UNIVERSITY
                                  is designed to prepare students for university
                                                                                         Students who successfully complete
                                  study, both academically and socially,
                                                                                         University Foundation Studies in Health
                                  by offering units that are an introduction
                                                                                         Science/Nursing will be guaranteed entry
                                  to the knowledge and skills needed for
                                                                                         into the first year of the Bachelor of Nursing,
                                  an undergraduate degree at Western
                                                                                         the Bachelor of Health Science (Health
                                  Sydney University.
                                                                                         Promotion, Health Services Management
                                                                                         and Therapeutic Recreation) or the Bachelor
                                  COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNITS                             of Health Science (Public Health).
                                  Depending on the stream, students of the
                                  University Foundation Studies in Health                CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                  Science/Nursing may study the following
                                                                                         A University Foundation Studies in
                                  units: Academic Communication 1 and
                                                                                         Health Science/Nursing program from
                                  2; Skills for Health Science; Mathematics
                                                                                         The College may open the door to a
                                  for Health Science; Science for Health
                                                                                         career as a nurse, aged-care worker,
                                  Professionals; Health Communication;
                                                                                         health educator and more.
                                  Introduction to Human Behaviour;
                                  Introduction to Academic Communication
                                  1 and 2; and Health Care Environments.                 HOW TO APPLY
                                                                                         To apply, please submit an application directly
                                                                                         via https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws

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