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SEAS Special Entry Access Schemes. General eligibility  Have made application through VTAC  Have Australian or New Zealand citizenship OR  Hold a permanent.

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1 SEAS Special Entry Access Schemes

2 General eligibility  Have made application through VTAC  Have Australian or New Zealand citizenship OR  Hold a permanent Australian visa

3 SEAS Categories  You may qualify for more than one category; if so, you need to complete each category for which you qualify individually  There are 10 categories, but not all apply for ELTHAM students

4 Category 2: Non English speaking background  You have to have arrived in Australia on, or after 1 January 2001  Been born outside Australia in a non- English speaking country

5 Category 3: Indigenous Australian  Be of Aboriginal or Torres Straight Islander descent  OR identify as a person of Aboriginal and/or Torres Straight Islander heritage and be accepted as such by an indigenous community

6 Category 4: Difficult circumstances  For applicants who have been prevented from reaching their educational performance potential because of family or other circumstances  May be long term (in existence prior to 2008) or short term (existing only in 2009-2010)  E.g. severe family disruption such as dealing with alcoholism or drug addiction  Long term illness of family member  Divorce/separation of parents  Death of immediate family member or friend  Excessive family responsibility  Natural disaster e.g. bushfire

7 Category 8: Women or Men in Under-represented Disciplines  A limited number of tertiary institutions recognise this category – e.g. Vic Uni, Univ of Ballarat, RMIT  Females for courses such as Engineering, Information Technology and related technologies  Males for nursing or early childhood or primary education

8 Category 9: Disability or medical condition  Have to demonstrate educational disadvantage as a result of a disability or medical condition  Either short term (only in 2009/2010) or long term (in existence prior to 2008)

9 What to do  Get info booklet from Trish  Log on to www.vtac.edu.au and complete VTAC on-line application for tertiary entrance www.vtac.edu.au  Go to the SEAS application link through MyInfo and follow prompts  Inform Trish/Sam/Michael of your intention to apply by 20 th August, stating the categories you intend to apply under

10 What to do (continued)  Get the required evidence to support your claims – e.g. certified copies of medical certificates; interview/s with Sam Ginsberg/Michael Colling so the school can write a supporting statement  Make sure you leave plenty of time to gather your information – specialist reports etc can take a while to obtain  Seek help/advice from LifeWork Centre, Sam Ginsberg, Michael Colling and Trish  Submit by Friday 10 th September (end of Term 3)


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