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1 Tertiary Applications

2 Decision Making Several future changes Best decision FOR YOU, FOR NOW Many choices: Study, Work, Apprenticeship, Defer/GAP year

3 Deferment More time to think Money/Work Travel Volunteering Time out Make sure it’s productive Not all courses allow it Consider an Exchange

4 VTAC Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre Administer the application process (Uni, TAFE, ITC). All done on-line Calculate your ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank). Course enquiries & Entry decisions - The institutions

5 Researching Courses Each institution has own strengths. ATAR not a measure. Find what’s best for YOU VTAC Guide for quick comparison Use uni websites for course details Open Days (this month)

6 Course Codes Type 1 – eg (CSP) Commonwealth Supported Place - Cost partly contributed by government Student contribution varies from < $ $10,000 p.a. Students can defer payment Type 2 – eg (DFP) Domestic Fee Place - No government contribution FEE-HELP loan scheme available BUT 20% loan fee Type 3 – eg (IFP) International Fee Place - No government contribution (Type 4 – eg Not you! Relates to 20 yo+ applying to TAFE)

7 Some Terminology CY12 Current Year 12 (You!) NONY12 Non Year 12 (Not you!) Clearly-In ATAR Student score at or above which you are guaranteed a place in the course. See front of your VTAC Guide. Fringe ATAR Student score at or above which you will be considered for that course based on other criteria (e.g. subjects you studied) i.e. You are in the ‘middle band’

8 How do Uni’s Select? ATAR English/Literature/ESL study score + your 3 highest study scores + 10% of one or two further subjects Converted to a score out of Range of Criteria (RC) attendance at Info Evening pre-selection kit interview / folio / audition ATAR

9 Extra Requirements Check them carefully If you haven’t met them, you won’t get an offer, regardless of your ATAR! Check dates Some take time to complete!

10 Course Information

11 How to Apply? u (now open!) Step 1: Register as a VTAC User Click on Register You’ll need: personal details (address, date of birth etc) VCAA student # PIN (usually DoB) You’ll need to provide information about yourself and where you are studying Yr 12 so that VTAC can match you with information on VASS

12 How to Apply (cont’d) Step 2: On the VTAC homepage click on Login You will then enter up to 12 course preferences. Can change as many times as you like in CoP periods

13 Once you’ve logged in…

14 Your Preferences Think VERY carefully !! Allocate in order of your preference - not ATAR Maximum of 12 (per State) Can be offered one CSP and one DFP course (per State). ‘Second Round offers’ are scarce You must have a ‘safety net’ course on your list !

15 Have a ‘Plan B’ Similar course but at a 2 nd -choice institution Transfer strategy Course to course One institution to another TAFE University Possible but not guaranteed. Use Open Days as an opportunity to ask

16 Scholarships Institutional Access and Equity (IAES ) For low socio-economic backgrounds etc.  apply through VTAC Commonwealth As above but provided by the Government rather than the university  apply through VTAC Merit For academic achievement  apply through VTAC for Monash, RMIT and Swinburne (others apply direct to institution) Download booklet at See LWC for help/information on this!

17 Offers ALWAYS ACCEPT YOUR MAIN ROUND OFFER !! If you accept a Main Round offer you are still eligible for a Round 2 offer To reject your offer, do nothing at all … but !!!

18 Example An example for a student with an ATAR of in RMIT Public Relations-- X / Round 2 2. Deakin Media & Communications X / Round 2 3. RMIT Marketing81.40 X / Round 2 4. Deakin (Geelong) Public Relations Offer 5. RMIT TAFE Public Relations41.00 X / Irregular Offer 6. Monash (Berwick) Professional Communications X / Irregular Offer 7. Box Hill MarketingRC X / Irregular Offer 8. Swinburne Communications71.00 X / Irregular Offer

19 Irregular Offers For courses not on your original preference list or lower on your list than the one you were offered Can be applied for after Round 1 offers. Download form from VTAC. Take to selection officer of the tertiary institution. Only one allowed. Once signed, it over- rides all other preferences. Make sure you have met Extra Requirements Now available to International Students too

20 Need help? VTAC registration/application demonstrations held in S08 - Monday 22 nd August (subject to student demand) Sign up through Annie in the LWC

21 Any Questions? Drop in and see us for more information or advice regarding VTAC applications. Our door is always open Mel, Margie, Bec & Jo


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