Looking for another way of studying at The University of Western Australia?
The AccessUWA program is open to everyone and enables you to study units without being enrolled in a degree course at The University of Western Australia.
The University of Western Australia has an international reputation for excellence and is committed to providing high quality teaching and learning activities in diverse fields. You may enroll in most units that are currently being taught at UWA and choose whether you wish to participate with or without assessment.
There are two enrolment options within the AccessUWA program:
Continuing Education (with assessment)
This program is for students who wish to attend lectures, tutorials, seminars, and laboratory sessions and undertake assessment throughout the semester. Your enrollment will be registered in the UWA student records system, issued with a UWA Campus Card and includes access to UWA Library resources (including online resources). Please note that there is a small fee if you wish to receive a hard-copy Academic Transcript of your results from Student Administration at the end of the Semester.
Audit (lectures only – no online access – no assessment)
This program is for students wishing to attend lectures without participating in tutorials, fulfilling any practical requirements, undertaking assignments or sitting examinations. Audit students unfortunately do not have access to online content, as they are not issued with a student number or campus card and as such, are only able to attend lectures in person.
Deciding what to study
Not sure what unit to choose? The UWA Handbook contains all the unit descriptions, unit codes and any pre-requisites. Alternatively you can contact the Faculty and School staff who can assist you with the choice of units, prerequisites and crediting of units to a degree.
To check if your unit is run on a suitable day and time for you then check Venue and Timetabling or you can check with the relevant Faculty or School.
Applying for AccessUWA
Both domestic students (citizens and permanent-resident holders) and international students can apply to study through the AccessUWA. Acceptance is subject to availability of places in the unit, the approval of the relevant Faculty Advisor and the Statutes and Regulations of The University of Western Australia.
Fill out the application form and follow the instructions in the confirmation email to complete the payment and registration process
Semester 2 Deadline: 5 July 2013 at 5.00pm
Please note that the approval process takes around two weeks and the timetable selection process opens around 8th July.
If you require a hardcopy or PDF form, please contact our friendly staff at UWA Extension on 6488 2433 or email us
Applying for degree entry at UWA
On completion, you may apply for admission to an undergraduate degree on the basis of AccessUWA study. Your results in these units must be sufficient to satisfy the University of your ability to complete the course successfully – be sure to check with the Faculty before applying to find out what their requirements are.
You will also need to demonstrate your English language competency and meet any prerequisites for your desired course.
Contact the UWA Admissions Centre for information about degree applications.