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What is VTAC VTAC application services: – Tertiary courses – Admissions Tests (STAT and DULSAT) – Scholarships 2010 – SEAS 2010 VTAC also – calculates.

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2 What is VTAC VTAC application services: – Tertiary courses – Admissions Tests (STAT and DULSAT) – Scholarships 2010 – SEAS 2010 VTAC also – calculates and issues the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) for VCE students – provides telephone and online information and enquiry services – conducts information sessions

3 VTAC resources Online resources VTAC website: VTAC Bulletin: Careers professionals VTAC website: VTAC Bulletin: Careers professionals Publications VTAC Guide 2011 ABC of Applying 2011 VICTER 2013 and 2012 Choice ABC of offers ABC of scaling SEAS 2011 Scholarships 2011 Calendar VTAC Guide 2011 ABC of Applying 2011 VICTER 2013 and 2012 Choice ABC of offers ABC of scaling SEAS 2011 Scholarships 2011 Calendar

4 Who can apply? an Australian citizen an Australian permanent resident a New Zealand citizen a temporary resident currently studying an Australian Year 12* or International Baccalaureate in Australia or New Zealand.

5 The application process Register Receive your VTAC ID and PIN Log into MyInfo Course application Access STAT/ DULSAT Scholarship application Apply for SEAS

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7 Fee types

8 Types of courses continued… Type 1 CSP courses- Commonwealth Supported place Type 1 VET courses- Victorian Government Supported place Type 2 courses- Full-fee paying place Type 3 courses- International students studying Australian Yr 12 Type 4 – VET courses- Fee type determined by provider. Applies to applicants 20 years or older at 1 January 2011.

9 Preferences – Students list up to 12 preferences – List preferences in the order you want to get into them

10 Payments – By 5pm 30 September 2010 CY12:$24 + $9 invoice fee NY12: $38 + $9 invoice fee – by 5pm 12 November $84 + $9.00 invoice fee – by 5pm 10 December $108 pay only by credit card Don’t forget the audition fee payments – must be paid on application NEW FOR 2011: No audition or processing fee payment, no inclusion on lists to institutions therefore NO OFFER!

11 Key dates Applications open:9.00am - 2 August 2010 Applications close: –SEAS applications close: 8 October at 5pm –Scholarships application close: 29 October at 5pm –Course applications close: Timely30 September at 5pm Late12 November at 5pm Very late 10 December at 5pm Change of preference –opens: 29 November 2010 –closes 20 December at 12noon

12 Offers – two rounds Single offer – preference level important No payment, no offer! The application won’t be processed. Available in newspapers (only those who give permission are included) – Monday 17 January 2011 (6.30pm (18.30hours)).

13 Offers cont… Available on VTAC website to applicants: – 17 January 2011 (7.30pm or 1930hours) – 4 February 2011 (2.00pm or 1400hours).

14 Irregular offers Irregular offer advice to applicants Make sure you have done extra requirements and/or meet prerequisites – otherwise you won’t be offered and are wasting your time Do not send your form in the mail – there are no guarantees Always telephone or visit the institution and don’t give up the form unless it is signed by both of you A signed form means you have an offer and are no longer eligible for any other offers (including supplementary offers) Only one form per applicant is allowed in the system. The first received will override any duplicates. Irregular offer advice to applicants Make sure you have done extra requirements and/or meet prerequisites – otherwise you won’t be offered and are wasting your time Do not send your form in the mail – there are no guarantees Always telephone or visit the institution and don’t give up the form unless it is signed by both of you A signed form means you have an offer and are no longer eligible for any other offers (including supplementary offers) Only one form per applicant is allowed in the system. The first received will override any duplicates. You can apply if: You want to be considered for a preference listed lower than an offer you have received You want to apply for a course not listed on your preferences. Restrictions on applying for an Irregular Offer international students are not eligible to seek an irregular offer If you listed undergraduate preferences you are not eligible to seek an irregular offer and add Graduate Entry Teaching course or visa versa You can apply if: You want to be considered for a preference listed lower than an offer you have received You want to apply for a course not listed on your preferences. Restrictions on applying for an Irregular Offer international students are not eligible to seek an irregular offer If you listed undergraduate preferences you are not eligible to seek an irregular offer and add Graduate Entry Teaching course or visa versa

15 Supplementary offers In 2010 over 4,000 supplementary offers were made to students. They are available to students who say yes to this question AND Have not received any offer

16 Supplementary offers After Round 2 offers, each week VTAC will provide all institutions with a list of applicants who have not received an offer. Institutions will be able to consider these applicants for their weekly offer process and advise VTAC of offers made. VTAC to send out offers to applicants. Applicants may receive more than one offer. It is up to the applicant to decide, by enrolling what offer they accept. To be considered in this process applicants must have a)not received an offer in an earlier round b)given VTAC permission when they applied for a course c)not accepted an Irregular Offer To be considered in this process applicants must have a)not received an offer in an earlier round b)given VTAC permission when they applied for a course c)not accepted an Irregular Offer Irregular offers continue

17 Special Entry Access Schemes Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) is the umbrella program run by most institutions for applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage. Applications open 2 August and close 8 October 2010 at 5pm (DEADLINE). Ten categories all claims must be related to the categories – No evidence to support statements means no consideration for claim pages of brainwaves is as useless as a one sentence statement. – Always emphasise the impact not the issue –

18 SEAS categories Category 1: Mature age consideration Category 2: Non-English speaking background Category 3: Recognition as an Indigenous Australian Category 4: Difficult circumstances Category 5: Disadvantaged financial background Category 1: Mature age consideration Category 2: Non-English speaking background Category 3: Recognition as an Indigenous Australian Category 4: Difficult circumstances Category 5: Disadvantaged financial background Category 6: Applicants from rural or isolated areas Category 7: Under- represented schools Category 8: Women or men in under- represented disciplines Category 9: Disability or medical condition Category 10: Refugee background. Category 6: Applicants from rural or isolated areas Category 7: Under- represented schools Category 8: Women or men in under- represented disciplines Category 9: Disability or medical condition Category 10: Refugee background.

19 Scholarships Some scholarships are for many reasons: – Not only for ‘smart’ students – Not only for ‘economic hardship’ To apply for scholarships at Victorian institutions apply through the VTAC Scholarship process – Opens 2 August – Closes end of October. The only cost is 15 minutes of your time…………..

20 Institutions participating in VTAC Scholarships Charles Sturt University - Deakin University - La Trobe University - Monash University - RMIT University - Swinburne University of Technology - scholarships/ University of Ballarat - Victoria University -

21 Types of scholarships Merit scholarships offered by: Merit scholarships are awarded to students for academic achievement in Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate (IB) in 2010, or equivalent qualification. In most cases, students must have a nominated minimum ATAR or equivalent: – Monash University - go to – RMIT University - go to – Swinburne University of Technology - go to

22 The key to a successful submission is to Meet all the eligibility criteria Tell the truth Keep the application individual Demonstrate IMPACT – its not that an applicant had glandular fever, but it is how it impacted on them; its not that someone at the school is sick or injured, it is how it impacted on the applicant! Clear and concise supporting documentation – 100 pages is as useless as ‘Sarah was sick’. IMPACT, IMPACT, IMPACT.


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