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1 Tertiary Institutions Service Centre TISC

2 TISC WEBSITE (TISCOnline): For: Accessing a database of WA university courses Checking university course updates Applying online Changing and checking preferences Finding out your ATAR Accessing your offer information Checking scaling information Checking related sites (universities, interstate admission centres, School Curriculum and Standards Authority)

3 UNIVERSITY ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS WA YEAR 12 - SCHOOL LEAVER (2014) Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) Competence in English Australian Tertiary Admission Rank ATAR Prerequisites

4 WESTERN AUSTRALIAN CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION ( WACE) Is essential for - Curtin University Edith Cowan University Murdoch University The University of Western Australia For WACE requirements check

5 COMPETENCE IN ENGLISH (FOR UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS) For all universities, a scaled score of 50 or more, in stage 2 or stage 3 English; or EALD; or Literature Plus, for ECU only Grade A, B or C in 2 English units (2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 3A or 3B) studied in Year 12; or Grade A, B or C in 2 EALD units (2A, 2B, 3A, 3B) studied in Year 12; or Grade of A, B or C in 2 Literature units (2A, 2B, 3A, 3B) studied in Year 12 Concession mechanisms

6 of Recognition of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Additional testing (by invitation) Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) When? …Early January 2015 COMPETENCE IN ENGLISH (FOR UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS)

7 PREREQUISITES Apply to some university courses, but not all. See - Require scaled score of 50 or more in a prerequisite WACE course at stage 3 (Mathematics prerequisites differ across university courses) Additional requirements, for example - UMAT interview audition portfolio

8 AUSTRALIAN TERTIARY ADMISSION RANK ATAR (1) ATAR indicates your rank position in the total Year 12 school leaving age population in WA That is, an ATAR of means you have performed better than 75.35% of all the Year 12 school leaving age people in WA ATARs from all states (except Qld) are equivalent

9 AUSTRALIAN TERTIARY ADMISSION RANK ATAR (2) Tertiary Entrance Aggregate (TEA) based on sum of best 4 scaled scores (plus LOTE bonus* if applicable - TEA out of 410) Can count scaled scores from 2010 to 2014 Avoid unacceptable subject combinations ATAR derived from the TEA *LOTE Bonus = 10% of highest LOTE course scaled score

10 ATAR WACE COURSES 2014 YEAR 12 (1) Aboriginal & Intercultural Studies *Aboriginal Languages of WA Accounting and Finance Ancient History Animal Production Systems Applied Information Technology *Arabic Automotive Engineering and Technology Aviation Biological Sciences Building and Construction Business Management and Enterprise Career & Enterprise Chemistry Children, Family and the Community *Language other than English (LOTE) *Chinese: Background Speakers *Chinese: Second Language Computer Science Dance Design Drama Earth & Environmental Science Economics Engineering Studies English EALD Food Science & Technology *French Geography *German Health Studies *Hebrew Continued …

11 ATAR WACE COURSES 2014 YEAR 12 (2) Human Biological Science *Indonesian: Background Speakers *Indonesian: Second Language Integrated Science *Italian *Japanese: Background Speakers *Japanese: Second Language Literature *Malay: Background Speakers Marine and Maritime Studies Materials Design and Technology Mathematics Mathematics: Specialist Media Production and Analysis *Language other than English (LOTE) *Modern Greek Modern History Music Outdoor Education Philosophy and Ethics Physical Education Studies Physics Plant Production Systems *Polish Politics and Law * Portuguese Psychology Religion and Life * Spanish * Vietnamese Visual Arts There may be some additional interstate language courses* and examinations available

12 UNACCEPTABLE COMBINATIONS 2014 YEAR 12 Biological Sciences with Human Biological Science Chemistry with Integrated Science Chinese: Background Speakers with Chinese: Second Language English with English as an Additional Language/Dialect English with Literature English as an Additional Language/Dialect with Literature Indonesian: Background Speakers with Indonesian: Second Language Indonesian: Background Speakers with Malay: Background Speakers Japanese: Background Speakers with Japanese: Second Language Malay: Background Speakers with Indonesian: Second Language Physics with Integrated Science Both courses may be taken (if school allows) but the result in only one may be used to calculate your ATAR

13 PAST SCALED SCORES WACE COURSES Unacceptable combinations Results prior to 2010 cant count For full details of unacceptable courses, see under University Admissions menu at If you have results from past study, note the following in the calculation of your ATAR:

14 ATAR 2014 YEAR 12 This student achieved an ATAR of for all universities. She studied: WACE Course Scaled Score Physics (Stage 3) 67.6 Italian (Stage 3) 66.5 English (Stage 2) 55.4 Human Biological Science (Stage 3) 41.5 Modern History (Stage 3) 41.0 Figures used for illustration purposes only

15 TERTIARY ENTRANCE AGGREGATE Calculate sum of four best scaled scores + LOTE bonus if applicable Physics (Stage 3)67.6 Italian (Stage 3)66.5 English (Stage 2)55.4 Human Biological Science (Stage 3) LOTE Bonus 10% of 66.5 (6.7) Tertiary Entrance Aggregate (TEA)237.7

16 TEA/ATAR SUMMARY TABLE FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY Minimum TEA ATAR for ATAR Minimum TEA ATAR for ATAR Minimum TEA ATAR for ATAR

17 APPROXIMATE AVERAGE SCALED SCORES REQUIRED FOR CORRESPONDING ATAR (BASED ON 2013 RESULTS) Average Scaled ATAR Scores (approximate)

18 COURSE INCREMENT For courses (except mathematics) which have stage 2 and stage 3 exams, the following increments will be applied: Stage 2 – no increment Stage 3 – increment of 15

19 COURSE INCREMENT for MATHEMATICS Mathematics2A/2B - no increment 2C/2D – increment of 10 3A/3B – increment of 20 3C/3D – increment of 30 Mathematics: Specialist 3A/3B - no increment 3C/3D – increment of 15 For mathematics, the following increments will be added to the adjusted combined marks, before the marks are finally scaled:

20 SCALING PROCEDURE FOR WACE COURSES Raw School Assessments Raw Examination Marks Raw Examination Marks Standardised/Moderated School Assessments 50:50 Combined Standardised Marks Standardisation Moderation Standardised Examination Marks Raw School Assessments Raw Examination Marks Raw Examination Marks Standardised/Moderated School Assessments 50:50 Combined Standardised Marks Standardisation Moderation Standardised Examination Marks Stage 2 Stage 3

21 COMBINED MARKS TO SCALED SCORES Combined Marks (Stage 2 scale) Preliminary Scaling Adjusted Combined Marks Stage 2 (course scale) Scaled Scores Combined Marks (Stage 3 scale) Adjusted Combined Marks Stage 3 (course scale) Final Scaling Adjusted Combined Marks Stage Course Final Combined Marks (Pooled) Combined Marks WACE Courses with both Stage 2 and Stage 3 WACE Courses with only Stage 2 or Stage 3

22 MATHEMATICS COMBINED MARKS TO SCALED SCORES Combined Marks (2A/2B scale) Preliminary Scaling Adjusted Combined Marks 2A/2B (course scale) Scaled Scores Combined Marks (2C/2D scale) Adjusted Combined Marks 2C/2D (course scale) Final Scaling Adjusted Combined Marks 2C/2D + 10 Course Final Combined Marks (Pooled) Combined Marks (3A/3B scale) Combined Marks (3C/3D scale) Adjusted Combined Marks 3A/3B (course scale) Adjusted Combined Marks 3C/3D (course scale) Adjusted Combined Marks 3A/3B + 20 Adjusted Combined Marks 3C/3D + 30

23 ALTERNATIVE ENTRY Curtin University Enabling course in Science, Engineering and Health The Aboriginal Bridging Course The Indigenous Tertiary Enabling Course UniReady Enabling Program StepUp Edith Cowan University University Preparation Course Portfolio Entry Murdoch University TOP - Tertiary Options RISE OnTrack Access South West Rockingham/Peel area The University of Western Australia UWay Broadway Fairway ATSI Pathways

24 AQF/TAFE QUALIFICATIONS Another pathway for Year 12 students into some Universities. Achievement of: Certificate IV and WACE and University competence in English

25 SELECTION OF PREFERENCES Preference Course University 1st Human Biology University A 2nd Biological Sciences University B 3rd Science University C 4th Human Biology University D 5th Health Promotion University A 6th Health Science University D

26 IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2014 YEAR 12 STUDENTS Mid AugustTISC Guide issued to Year 12 Students Applications online ($25.00) Tuesday 30 SeptemberOn-time closing date. After this date, late 2014 (11.00 pm)application fee charged ($130.00) Final closing date for Assured Entry Pathways to Medicine and Dentistry at UWA Monday 29 December Year 12 results available online and posted 2014 (to be confirmed). Friday 2 January Closing date for late applications and changing 2015 (11.00 pm) preferences for main round offers

27 TISCOnline APPLICATION WHAT DO YOU NEED TO APPLY? Computer and Printer Access to the Internet Internet browser

28 School details Personal details Address Telephone Mobile: DONT THROW THIS AWAY! YOU WILL NEED IT. APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY VIA TISCOnline (WEB) Logon at You need a User ID and Password. Your User ID is your 2014 School Curriculum and Standards Authority Candidate Number. Access TISCOnline using your default Password. Require assistance, (and, no, you wont be the only Check out the 2015 TISC Guide for a step-by-step guide. You can change your preferences online (at no cost). You can access your results and offers online. Application fees are $25 for 2014 WA Year 12 school leaver age students Please check that your personal details on the letter are correct. All the very best for your studies this year! 12 August 2014 Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (Incorporated in Western Australia) Level 1, 100 Royal Street East Perth, Western Australia 6004 Telephone(08) Facsimile(08) INSTRUCTION LETTER TO SCHOOL LEAVERS

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32 STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO APPLYING VIA TISCOnline (1) ESSENTIAL STEPS Go to Read University Admissions and How to Apply Online on TISC website. Your login User ID is your School Curriculum and Standards Authority number. Your password is explained on the login page. Start application, following prompts Choose at least one preference (university course)

33 STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO APPLYING VIA TISCOnline (2) ESSENTIAL STEPS Provide details of studies / qualifications. Declare application (accept application conditions). Choose payment option: Online with credit card By mail In person at TISC Print coversheet and read it carefully Pay application fee

34 STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO APPLYING VIA TISCOnline (3) ESSENTIAL STEPS Submit all supporting documentation, if any requested on the coversheet. Remember: You can defer completion of your web application at any stage, save what you have done, and return to complete it another time, subject to closing dates. ** UNTIL THE APPLICATION FEE IS PAID, TISC WILL NOT ACTIVATE YOUR APPLICATION **

35 UNIVERSITIES ADMISSION ADVICE LETTER (UAAL) A UAAL is produced for all students with at least one 2014 WACE course scaled score. Your UAAL will be available online from Monday 29 December (to be confirmed). A hard copy of your UAAL on official stationery can be ordered online.

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37 INDICATIVE ATARs As a guide Indicative ATARs/Selection Ranks for courses are at

38 CHANGING PREFERENCES On the Web – TISCOnline – Free Can be done up to 2 January pm (Cannot add Assured Entry Pathways to Medicine or Dentistry after 30 September) Three step process – not successfully committed until third step

39 UNIVERSITY SELECTION PROCESS Applicants in ATAR/Selection Rank order ATAR/Selection Rank Preference for Course DetailsOffered this course? A79.801Yes B79.652Offered Pref 1No C79.451Yes D78.903Offered Pref 2No E78.602No higher offerYes F78.401Yes G78.352Offered Pref 1No H77.603No higher offerYes I77.551Yes J77.401Yes K77.204No higher offerYes L77.152No higher offerYes M77.152No higher offerYes N77.101No, course full

40 FIRST PREFERENCE OFFER - MAIN ROUND No further offers made Do nothing - offer cancelled Offer not wanted No further offers Reconsidered for 2nd round of offers: no guarantee of offer Change preferences and remove 1st preference offer from your preference list (deadlines apply) Enrol or defer Change preferences and move 1st preference offer to a lower preference position (deadlines apply) Receive higher preference offer, or saved Main round offer Note: You only receive one offer in 2nd round

41 2ND TO 6TH PREFERENCE OFFER - MAIN ROUND No further offer Save offer (automatic safety net) Do nothing and hope for higher preference offer in 2nd round Change prefs - keeping saved main round offer as a preference (deadlines apply) Re-offer, or offer of higher preference Offer not wanted Change prefs, removing main round offer pref Hope for 2nd Round offer (no guarantee) Enrol or defer

42 APPLICATION PROCESS Consider courses Prospectuses University Admissions Centres Talk to teachers, parents, etc Offers and Enrolments Main Round 16 January Second Round 3 February Wait for second round? Will you be on holidays? Make application & pay Mid August – 30 September TISCOnline (Web) 2015 TISC Guide Examinations November Good Luck! Be realistic Other options Results, ATAR and eligibility late December Available online 29 December UAAL (Advice Letter) Consider changes to preferences Change of Preferences Closing 2 January for Main Round

43 GOOD LUCK! If you have any problems with your application, or forget your password, or dont understand something, contact us by phone ( ) or

44 The following are extra slides you may find useful

45 2013 WA SCHOOL LEAVERS (2014 ADMISSION STATISTICS)

46 2013 WACE SCHOOL LEAVERS 2013 (2014 admission)Number*% Offered University Place Year 12 WACE students23, Year 12 WACE students who applied through TISC for a public university in WA 11, Year 12 WACE students offered a university place 11,033 *Excludes mature age and international students

47 APPLYING INTERSTATE Apply online NSW & ACT - UAC (www.uac.edu.au) Queensland- QTAC (www.qtac.edu.au) South Australia- SATAC (www.satac.edu.au) & Charles Darwin University (NT) Victoria- VTAC (www.vtac.edu.au) Tasmania- University of Tasmania (www.utas.edu.au) On time closing date 30 September (same as TISC) Late fees apply Conversion of your ATAR ATAR equivalent in all states (except Qld) Conversion table for Qld OPs Prerequisites Subject equivalences set by each state See for VTACs as a guidewww.vtac.edu.au/pdf/interstate_equiv.pdf Cut-offs Previous years in Guides/online

48 2014 YEAR 12 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ATAR and Results Results available online via TISCOnline Application to Universities Apply direct to universities in WA and Tasmania Apply through admission centres in other states: Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) – NSW & ACT South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC)


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