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1 Tertiary Institutions Service Centre TISC
Set up over 30 years ago by the WA public universities, to simplify the application process for students wishing to attend university TISC is a self funded organisation and hence needs to charge fees for its services. OUR FUNCTION IS TO Make sure you are informed on: How to apply The preference system The offer system What to do once you receive an offer TISC DOES NOT: Decide who gets an offer and who doesn’t – the universities do this Handle the application process for - The University of Notre Dame Australia

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) APPLY VIA TISCOnline (TISC WEBSITE) TISCOnline opens in early August each year. Check the TISC website before you are ready to make your application, make sure you know your way around it and what information it contains, and check the links to related sites. Use TISCOnline to apply for a university place, to change your preferences, to check your application, to find out your Year 12 results and your ATAR (current WA WACE Year 12 only), to see if you have received an offer, and to find more information.

3 UNIVERSITY ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS WA YEAR 12 - SCHOOL LEAVER (2012)
Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) Competence in English Australian Tertiary Admission Rank ATAR Prerequisites ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR UNIVERSITY The following information relates to 2013 admission (2012 Year 12) Full details are available under University Admissions, Admission Requirements – school leavers at All these requirements have a bearing on whether or not an offer is made to a WA school leaver applicant, but the importance placed on each varies from one university to another.

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 WACE A Western Australian Certificate of Education is a prerequisite for entry to all courses at all four universities.

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 COMPETENCE IN ENGLISH All universities insist on competence in English. Basically, universities require students to obtain a final scaled score of at least 50 in either English, EALD or Literature. Edith Cowan University will also look at stage 2 or stage 3 unit grades. It is important to note that this is NOT the same as the Curriculum Council’s English language competence.

6 COMPETENCE IN ENGLISH (FOR UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS)
Concession mechanisms Recognition of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Additional testing (by invitation) Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) When? …Early January 2013 COMPETENCE IN ENGLISH – CONCESSION MECHANISMS Each year, there are students who have high enough ATARs, but who do not satisfy university English competence. The universities have concession mechanisms in place, and will concede competency in English subject to specified conditions. Check the concession mechanisms for the university(ies) of your choice online: Otherwise, at the time Year 12 results are released in late December, you may be invited to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) in Perth early in January, to prove English competence. In some cases, the universities will also consider IELTS results. Contact TISC for further details.

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 UNIVERSITY PREREQUISITES You also need to satisfy any prerequisites or special requirements necessary to be considered for entry to particular courses. For some courses, this may include submission of a portfolio, or interviews, or special tests. Dental Therapy requires applicants to attend an interview and to perform a simple manual dexterity assessment. Other prerequisites may consist of achieving a scaled score of 50 or more in certain WACE courses at stage 3, eg Mathematics 3C/3D plus at least two of Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D, Physics 3A/3B and Chemistry 3A/3B for some Engineering courses. Prerequisites are published online:

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 In calculating the final score for courses, equal weight is given to the marks obtained in the external assessments and those from school assessments, except where courses are taken on a private basis. All marks are scaled before they are used for university entrance purposes. The Australasian Conference of Tertiary Admissions Centres (ACTAC), of which TISC is a member, has agreed that all states and territories (except Queensland) will use a common name for student rankings, the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), from This means that the results of any WA student applying to interstate universities can be directly compared with results of students in those states, and vice versa.

9 AUSTRALIAN TERTIARY ADMISSION RANK ATAR (2)
TEA based on sum of best 4 scaled scores (TEA out of 400) Can count scaled scores from 2008 to 2012 Avoid unacceptable subject combinations ATAR derived from the TEA AUSTRALIAN TERTIARY ADMISSION RANK Your ATAR is calculated from your scaled scores in the WACE courses you have taken, using your Tertiary Entrance Aggregate (TEA) as the basis. The term ‘ATAR’ has replaced the former ‘Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER)’. WHAT IS AN ATAR? The ATAR ranges between zero and It reports your rank relative to all other WA students of Year 12 school leaving age and takes into account the number of students with a Tertiary Entrance Aggregate (TEA) as well as the number of people of Year 12 school leaving age in the population of this state. An ATAR of indicates that you have performed better than 75% of the Year 12 school leaving age population in Western Australia. The ATAR is derived from the Tertiary Entrance Aggregate (TEA). This score is calculated by adding the best 4 scaled scores. The maximum TEA is No course can be counted more than once. NOTE: Stage 2 and stage 3 of the same WACE course cannot both count.

10 ATAR WACE COURSES 2012 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 … WHAT DO I NEED FOR MY ATAR AND HOW IS IT CALCULATED? You need to have scaled scores in at least 4 WACE courses (stage 2 or 3). The score you receive for each WACE course will be based 50% on your school assessment, and 50% on your results in the examinations at the end of the year. This means that your school and exam results are equally important.

11 ATAR WACE COURSES 2012 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 Psychology Religion and Life *Russian *Serbian *Spanish Visual Arts Note: There may be some additional interstate language courses and examinations available in WA schools in 2012, which may be counted in the ATAR. Contact the Curriculum Council for details of availability.

12 UNACCEPTABLE COMBINATIONS 2012 YEAR 12
Both courses may be taken (if school allows) but the result in only one may be used to calculate your ATAR 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 UNACCEPTABLE COMBINATIONS There are certain combinations of subjects/courses that cannot be used in calculating your ATAR. These are called unacceptable combinations. This term may give the wrong impression. If you are interested in a particular course area, there is nothing to stop you taking both courses in a pair, providing that your school can offer this. They are only unacceptable in that both courses in a pair cannot be used in calculating your ATAR. This is because they are considered to have too great an overlap in content matter, and would therefore provide an advantage to anyone studying both.

13 PAST SCALED SCORES FROM TEE SUBJECTS AND WACE COURSES
If you have results from past study, note the following in the calculation of your ATAR: Unacceptable combinations Results prior to 2008 can’t count For full details of unacceptable courses/TEE subjects and TEE/TEE combinations, see under University Admissions menu at NOTE: In addition to unacceptable course combinations listed above and referred to here, no more than two of Mathematics, Mathematics: Specialist, and the former TEE subjects Applicable Mathematics, Calculus and Discrete Mathematics can be used.

14 Figures used for illustration purposes only
ATAR YEAR 12 This student achieved an ATAR of for all universities. She studied: WACE Course Scaled Score Physics (Stage 3) Italian (Stage 3) English (Stage 2) Human Biological Science (Stage 3) Modern History (Stage 3) Figures used for illustration purposes only CALCULATION OF YOUR ATAR Let’s look at an actual example and see how this student’s ATAR is calculated.

15 TERTIARY ENTRANCE AGGREGATE
Calculate sum of four best scaled scores Physics (Stage 3) 67.6 Italian (Stage 3) 66.5 English (Stage 2) 55.4 Human Biological Science (Stage 3) 41.5 Tertiary Entrance Aggregate (TEA) 231.0 LOTE Bonus for Curtin and UWA 10% of 66.5 (6.7) hence LOTE Bonus TEA 237.7

16 Selection Rank for Curtin & UWA
2012 TEA/ATAR SUMMARY TABLE BASED ON 2011 RESULTS FOR ILLUSTRATION PURPOSES ONLY Minimum TEA ATAR for ATAR Minimum TEA ATAR for ATAR Minimum TEA ATAR for ATAR A TEA/ATAR table is used to convert the TEA to an ATAR. This example is an extract of the 2011 TEA to ATAR table and is for illustration purposes only. There is an ATAR calculator on TISC’s website. The TEA/ATAR table varies from year to year because it is constructed each year using the current Year 12 school leaving age population in WA and the number of students who obtain a TEA in that year. The calculator for 2012 results will be available in late December 2012. HOW DO I FIND OUT MY ATAR? In late December, you will be able to access your scaled scores and your ATAR online - Selection Rank for Curtin & UWA (use of LOTE Bonus)

17 Average Scaled ATAR Scores (approximate) 80 97 70 90 60 76 50 59
APPROXIMATE AVERAGE SCALED SCORES REQUIRED FOR CORRESPONDING ATAR (BASED ON 2011 RESULTS) Average Scaled ATAR Scores (approximate) The above is based on 2011 results and hence should be used only as a rough guide. The 2012 TEA to ATAR conversion will be determined in late December 2012 when the 2012 results have been finalised.

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 Notes: The purpose of the increment is to act as an incentive for students capable of undertaking the more difficult stage 3 of a course to study the course at stage 3. For courses (except Mathematics) which have stage 2 and stage 3 exams, an increment of 15 will be added to the adjusted combined stage 3 marks before the marks are finally scaled. For Mathematics: Specialist, the increment of 15 will be added to the adjusted combined marks in units 3C/3D before the course is finally scaled. No increment will be applied if a course is only examined at stage 3. In particular, some language courses, for example Arabic, Hebrew, Modern Greek, Japanese: Background Speaker, Malay: Background Speaker, Indonesian: Background Speaker, and Chinese: Background Speaker, will only be examined at stage 3. These courses will not receive the increment. The increment adjusts the rank order of students within a WACE course, but has no effect across WACE courses.

19 COURSE INCREMENT for MATHEMATICS
For mathematics, the following increments will be added to the adjusted combined marks, before the marks are finally scaled: Mathematics 2A/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

20 SCALING PROCEDURE FOR WACE COURSES
Stage 2 Stage 3 Raw Examination Marks Raw School Assessments Raw School Assessments Raw Examination Marks Moderation Moderation Standardisation Standardisation Standardisation Standardisation Standardised/Moderated School Assessments Standardised Examination Marks Standardised/Moderated School Assessments Standardised Examination Marks 50:50 Combined Standardised Marks 50:50 Combined Standardised Marks ADJUSTMENTS TO YOUR MARKS This slide shows the various adjustments to your marks in WACE courses with stage 2 and stage 3 exams, to produce your combined standardised mark at stage 2 or stage 3.

21 COMBINED MARKS TO SCALED SCORES
(Stage 2 scale) Adjusted Combined Marks Stage 2 (course scale) Course Final Combined Marks (Pooled) WACE Courses with both Stage 2 and Stage 3 Preliminary Average Marks Scaling Combined Marks (Stage 3 scale) Adjusted Combined Marks Stage 3 (course scale) Adjusted Combined Marks Stage ADJUSTMENT TO YOUR MARKS This slide shows the final adjustments to your marks in WACE courses with stage 2 and stage 3 exams, except Mathematics, to produce your scaled scores. For more detail see Marks Adjustment Process for University Admission on TISC’s website. WACE Courses with only Stage 2 or Stage 3 Combined Marks Course Scaled Scores Average Marks Scaling

22 MATHEMATICS COMBINED MARKS TO SCALED SCORES
(2A/2B scale) Adjusted Combined Marks 2A/2B (course scale) Course Final Combined Marks (Pooled) Adjusted Combined Marks 2C/2D (course scale) Adjusted Combined Marks 2C/2D + 10 Combined Marks (2C/2D scale) Preliminary Average Marks Scaling Adjusted Combined Marks 3A/3B (course scale) Adjusted Combined Marks 3A/3B + 20 Combined Marks (3A/3B scale) Combined Marks (3C/3D scale) ADJUSTMENT TO YOUR MATHEMATICS MARKS This slide shows the final adjustments to your marks in Mathematics, to produce your scaled scores. For more detail see Marks Adjustment Process for University Admission on TISC’s website. Adjusted Combined Marks 3C/3D (course scale) Adjusted Combined Marks 3C/3D + 30 Course Scaled Scores Average Marks Scaling

23 ALTERNATIVE ENTRY The University of Curtin University
Western Australia UWay Broadway Fairway ATSI Pathways Curtin University Enabling course in Science and Engineering The Aboriginal Bridging Course The Indigenous Tertiary Enabling Course UniReady Enabling Program Murdoch University TOP - Tertiary Options OnTrack Access South West Rockingham/Peel area Edith Cowan University University Preparation Course Portfolio Entry ALTERNATIVE ENTRY Here is a selection of alternative entry pathways to university for students who fulfil certain criteria. CURTIN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY: Contact Curtin for further course information. Apply through TISC for Enabling Course in Science and Engineering, and UniReady Enabling Program. EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY: Apply through TISC if will achieve an ATAR. MURDOCH UNIVERSITY: Contact Murdoch University for further information. THE UNIVERSITY OF WA: Apply in the normal way through TISC, but also apply to UWA, indicating that you wish to be considered under UWay or ATSI pathways.  Applications for the Fairway program should be submitted directly to UWA in Term 3 of Year 11. State Training Provider (formerly TAFE) Colleges There are good transfer possibilities via State Training Provider Colleges. Check the articulation pathway from this study with the university concerned for each university course you are interested in.

24 AQF/TAFE QUALIFICATIONS
Another pathway for Year 12 students into some Universities. Achievement of: Certificate IV and WACE and University competence in English If you are considering this pathway into university, contact the university concerned to confirm the qualifications are suitable for the course(s) you are interested in.

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 SELECTION OF PREFERENCES You can choose up to six course preferences. These can all be at the same university or can be from one or more universities. When you apply, you must list your preferences in order of the one you wish to do most, down to the one you wish to do least. You should only list courses for which you would accept an offer. See later slides for more information about preferences and how the universities make offers.

26 Preference Strategy to maximise your chances of going to Uni.
1st Preference – the Course that you most want to do (even if it is a bit above your current ATAR – you never know!) 2nd to 4th Preference – the Courses that you would be happy to study – try to put them in in entry ATAR order.

27 Preference Strategy to maximise your chances of going to Uni.
5th Preference – a Course at Edith Cowan University with an ATAR of 55 – you can always change Courses and Uni later. 6th Preference – a Uni Enabling/preparation Course at Curtin, Edith Cowan or Murdoch. Don’t forget Notre Dame!

28 IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2012 YEAR 12 STUDENTS
Mid August TISC Guide issued to Year 12 Students Applications online ($23.00) Friday 28 September On-time closing date. After this date, late 2012 (11.00 pm) application fee charged ($120.00) Final closing date for Assured Entry Pathways to Medicine and Dentistry at UWA Friday 23 November Final closing date for Midwifery at Curtin, 2012 (11.00 pm) Submission of portfolios for some courses at Murdoch Monday 31 December Year 12 results available online and posted (to be confirmed). Friday 4 January Closing date for late applications and changing (11.00 pm) preferences for main round offers Important dates

29 TISCOnline APPLICATION WHAT DO YOU NEED TO APPLY?
Computer and Printer Access to the Internet Internet browser Application is made online TISC can only take applications from Australian or New Zealand citizens or permanent residents of Australia. International students should apply direct to the university(ies) they would like to attend.

30 APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY VIA TISCOnline (WEB)
INSTRUCTION LETTER TO SCHOOL LEAVERS Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (Incorporated in Western Australia) 100 Royal Street East Perth, Western Australia 6004 Telephone (08) Facsimile (08) School details Personal details Address Telephone Mobile: 10 August 2012 DON’T 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 2012 WACE Candidate Number. Access TISCOnline using your default Password. Require assistance, (and, no, you won’t be the only one!). Check out the 2013 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 $23 for 2012 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! This letter is given through the school in mid August to all Year 12 students with 4 or more WACE courses at stage 2 or stage 3, together with a copy of the 2013 TISC Guide. Copies of the letter will be available in schools to other school leavers who wish to apply to university. The letter explains how to start your web application.

31 TISCOnline login screenshot

32 Start application, following prompts
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 WACE number. Your password is explained on the login page. Online application process for current WA Year 12 students 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 Continued 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. Note: Your application is not active until you have paid the application fee.

35 UNIVERSITIES ADMISSION ADVICE LETTER (UAAL)
A UAAL is produced for all students with at least one 2012 WACE course scaled score. Your UAAL will be available online from Monday 31 December (to be confirmed). A hard copy of your UAAL on official stationery can be ordered online. UAAL When your results come out in late December, you will be able to access your Universities Admission Advice Letter at This will show you the scaled scores you obtained in your WACE courses; whether you achieved WACE; your ATAR for each of the universities; and whether you met university Competence in English requirements.

36 UAAL example

37 As a guide, indicative ATARs/Selection Ranks for courses are at
COURSE CUTOFFS AND INDICATIVE ATARs/Selection Ranks The cut-off for an individual course is the ATAR/Selection Rank of the last applicant to be offered a place. Indicative ATARs/Selection Ranks are a guide to the ATAR/Selection Rank that will be required for entry to each course. If you want to look up the individual course cut-offs for the previous year, you can visit our website. Indicative and course cut-off ATARs/Selection Ranks vary from year to year, but can be used as a guide.

38 CHANGING PREFERENCES Can be done up to 4 January 11.00 pm
On the Web – TISCOnline – Free Can be done up to 4 January pm (Cannot add Assured Entry Pathways to Medicine or Dentistry after 28 September, or Midwifery at Curtin after 23 November) Three step process – not successfully committed until third step CHANGING PREFERENCES You do this online. Year 12 students can change preferences up to pm on Friday 4 January, 2013 (except for Assured Entry Pathways to Medicine and Dentistry at UWA - close 28 September; and Midwifery at Curtin – closes 23 November). Don’t change your preferences until your UAAL comes out - there is no point before this, unless you have simply changed your mind about the course(s) you want to do. After you receive your results, you may want to change your preferences. For instance, you might receive a much higher ATAR than you expected, and you might want to include a course which is more difficult to get into. On the other hand, you might not have done as well as you expected, and therefore want to choose other courses. (Make sure that you don’t choose solely on previous cut-offs though, as these can change from year to year. It must also be a course you really want to do.) You might have simply changed your mind about what you want to do. Remember the order of your preferences is very important.

39 UNIVERSITY SELECTION PROCESS
Applicants in ATAR order ATAR Pref for Course Details Offered this course? A 79.80 1 Yes B 79.65 2 Offered Pref 1 No C 79.45 D 78.90 3 Offered Pref 2 E 78.60 No higher offer F 78.40 G 78.35 H 77.60 I 77.55 J 77.40 K 77.20 4 L 77.15 M N 77.10 No, course full SELECTION PROCESS It is important to choose only courses that you want to do. This is how it works. You will receive only one offer, if any, in the main round. It may be your first, second, third, fourth, fifth or sixth preference. What happens is that all applicants expressing a preference (whether first, second etc) for a particular course are ranked in terms of their ATAR, from the highest rank down. Offers are made based on the number of places available, and the position on the list that the person holds. For example, if there are 25 places available in a course, and you are 24th in line, and it is your third preference, you are eligible for the course and you will not be receiving an offer for a higher preference, then an offer will be made to you. You will be made the offer, regardless of whether someone else with a lower rank listed this course as their first preference. Note that there are two rounds of offers – main round and second round. Most offers are made in main round.

40 FIRST PREFERENCE OFFER - MAIN ROUND
Change preferences and move 1st preference offer to a lower preference position (deadlines apply) Offer not wanted Enrol or defer Change preferences and remove 1st preference offer from your preference list (deadlines apply) No further offers made Do nothing - offer cancelled Receive higher preference offer, or saved Main round offer Note: You only receive one offer in 2nd round If you’re offered your first preference in main round offers, you’ve got what you wanted. If you’re happy, accept the offer by: • Enrolling/deferring by the required date (follow the instructions sent with the offer letter). You won’t get another offer in second round. If you’ve changed your mind, you can: 1. Save the offer by: • Moving your first preference offer to a lower preference position, and hoping for a higher preference offer in the second round (check closing dates). This is called the automatic safety net because it automatically saves your main round offer. In second round, you’ll either get an offer for a higher preference course or your saved main round offer again. 2. Reject the offer by: • Removing the offered course from your preference list (check closing dates). You’ll be considered for a second round offer, but there’s no guarantee that an offer will be made; or • Ignoring the offer. If you don’t do anything, you won’t get an offer in second round, and your first preference offer will be cancelled. Note that there is no guarantee of a second round offer other than by the automatic safety net. Second round offers are often only top-up places and you are competing again with other applicants who may have higher ATARs than you have. Reconsidered for 2nd round of offers: no guarantee of offer No further offers

41 2ND TO 6TH PREFERENCE OFFER - MAIN ROUND
Offer not wanted Enrol or defer Enrol or Defer 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) Change prefs, removing main round offer pref No further offer If you get either your second, third, fourth, fifth or sixth preference in the main round: Enrol (or defer) - in which case, no further offers will be made. Do this if you are happy with your offer, and feel certain that no higher offer will be made - OR Wait for second round (the safety net means that you will be guaranteed the same offer). In second round, you may receive a higher preference - OR Change preferences AS LONG AS YOU LEAVE YOUR OFFERED PREFERENCE SOMEWHERE ON YOUR LIST. This means that you will be assured of your offered preference, and may be offered your higher preference – OR Replace the preference you were offered. This means that you will be considered in the second round, but remember that there is no guarantee that an offer will be made. This round is a top-up round only. Naturally, you will lose your main round offer. If you get no main round offer: You will still be considered in the second round, if eligible You can change preferences (deadlines apply) Hope for 2nd Round offer (no guarantee) Re-offer, or offer of higher preference

42 APPLICATION PROCESS Make application & pay Mid August – 28 September
Consider courses Prospectuses University Admissions Centres Talk to teachers, parents, etc Offers and Enrolments Main Round 17 January Second Round 4 February Wait for second round? Will you be on holidays? Make application & pay Mid August – 28 September TISCOnline (Web) 2013 TISC Guide Change of Preferences Closing 4 January for Main Round Results, ATAR and eligibility late December Available online 31 December UAAL (Advice Letter) Consider changes to preferences Examinations November Good Luck! Be realistic Other options APPLICATION PROCESS In August, the Guide will be sent through schools free of charge to each WA Year 12 student who is considering university study. Applications should be made by 28 September. You can apply in one process to all four public universities. If you apply after 28 September, you will have to pay a late fee. Applications are made online, via the TISC website. The cost for a WA school leaver application is $23. If you want to apply to The University of Notre Dame Australia, then you must apply direct to Notre Dame.

43 GOOD LUCK! If you have any problems with your application, or forget your password, or don’t understand something, contact us by phone ( ) or

44 The following are extra slides you may find useful

45 2011 WA SCHOOL LEAVERS (2012 ADMISSION STATISTICS)
This table shows four different sets of figures: The number of people of Year 12 school leaver age The second column shows the total number of Year 12 students. This shows that 69.8% of those people of Year 12 age actually enrolled in Year 12. Of those taking Year 12, 53.8% applied to university through TISC Of the Year 12s who applied, 92.2% were successful.

46 % Offered University Place
2011 WA STATISTICS 2011 (2012 admission) Number % Offered University Place Year 12 students 21,621 49.6 Year 12s who applied through TISC for a public university in WA 11,638 92.2 Year 12s offered a university place 10,729 2011 Year 12 Statistics – Extras Application, offer and enrolment statistics under ‘Publications, Statistics and Reports’ at

47 APPLYING INTERSTATE Interstate Guides - Reference copy in Schools or sold at Newsagents 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 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 VTAC’s as a guide Cut-offs Previous year’s in Guides/web Applying to interstate universities

48 2012 YEAR 12 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
ATAR and Results Results available on the WEB 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) Extras – International students application process


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