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1 Advice & Guidance on Making Applications to Australian Universities

2 1.Groupings and Ranking 2.Entry Requirements 3.Applying as a Domestic Student 4.Applying as an International Student 5.Tuition Fees 6.Alternative Pathways 7.Ex-student Profiles Presentation Rundown

3 The Group of Eight (Go8) is a coalition of leading Australian tertiary institutions, intensive in research and comprehensive in general and professional education. The University of Adelaide The Australian National University The University of Melbourne Monash University The University of New South Wales The University of Queensland The University of Sydney The University of Western Australia Group of 8 (Go8)

4 The Australian Technology Network (ATN) the five Australian universities with a common focus on the practical application of tertiary studies and research. Their graduate and research outcomes are closely aligned to the needs of industry and wider society. The ATN member universities are: Curtin University of Technology University of South Australia RMIT University University of Technology Sydney Queensland University of Technology Australian Technology Network (ATN)

5 IRU is a network of seven comprehensive universities conducting research of national and international standing. The IRU network has national reach, with an institutional presence in every mainland State of Australia and the Northern Territory. Flinders University Griffith University La Trobe University Murdoch University University of Newcastle James Cook University Charles Darwin University Innovative Research Universities in Australia

6 Aus Rank University* World Rank 2013 (World Rank) (2012) 1 Australian National University (ANU) University of Melbourne University of Sydney University of Queensland University of New South Wales (UNSW) 52 6Monash University69=61 7 University of Western Australia (UWA) University of Adelaide104=102 9Macquarie University University of Technology, Sydney Australian universities and world rankings - QS

7 Entry to some degree courses requires Certain pre-requisites – DO CHECK WITH THE INDIVIDUAL UNIVERSITY. Eg. University of Melbourne – Bachelor of Science (English, Mathematics and one of Bio, Chem or Physics) Preferred IB subjects & levels or assumed knowledge. While these aren’t always essential, you’ll stand a greater chance of obtaining a place if you can provide evidence of prior learning in these areas. Eg. University of Adelaide – Bachelor of Computer Science (Maths, Physics) Medicine -ISAT (International Students – No set dates, register between March and January) -UMAT (Domestic Students – Only 1 test date, Eg. 30 July for Registration closes early June. Entry Requirements – Prerequisites

8 Every domestic student must go through the Australian university application system called TAC – Teritary Admissions Centre South Australia & Northern Terrirtory– SATAC Victoria – VTAC New South Wales & Australian Capital Territory – UAC Queensland – QTAC Western Australia – WATAC Tasmania – Direct Application to the university Applying as a Domestic Student

9 One online application for each TAC 8-9 choices across subjects and/or universities Rank your choices in order Eg. VTAC 1.Bachelor of Science – Monash 2.Bachelor of Science – Uni. Of Melbourne 3.Bachelor of Science – RMIT 4.Bachelor of Arts – Uni of Melbourne One online application for each TAC

10 -ATAR = Australian Tertiary Admission Rank - the system used to try to put international examinations on an even weighting. It is based on rank, not performance. Eg. ATAR = 80 (top 20% for the particular year) -The ATAR is what will get you into universities ! -For ID students, please contact the university directly for admission requirements and individual assessment. IB /ID vs ATAR

11 IB ScoreATAR

12 IB ScoreATAR

13 These will vary from state to state and course to course so you need to keep abreast of different deadlines. VTAC example Timeline – Domestic Students Date (2014 Entry)What to do ? 5 AugustOnline Application opens 27 SeptemberOnline Application closes 25 OctoberChange of Preference deadline 8 NovemberLate Application + late fee 6 DecemberVery Late Application + late fee 13 JanuaryRound 1 offers 6 FebruaryRound 2 offers

14 JULY/AUGUST (post results) Tertiary Centre Guides are available Research state, universities and courses to identify prerequisites, assumed knowledge etc Early closing dates such as Medicine Prepare for supporting documentation ATAR vs IB SEPTEMBER Make application through Tertiary Admissions Centre Rank order your choices Decide whether you are applying as HECS (HE Contribution Scheme) or full fee paying Apply for accommodation (2 references) Inform the careers where to send your IB results to Timeline – Domestic Students

15 OCTOBER Last chance to make changes to your preferences - additional charges may apply Submit outstanding documentation JANUARY Most offers are made late January Receive one offer ONLY Decide whether to accept your current offer or wait for second round Taking a risk ! FEBRUARY Second round of offers made Orientation programmes and classes commence by end of February Timeline – Domestic Students

16 Applying as an International Student You do not need to go through the TAC (Tertiary Admissions Centre) Your IB points will not be converted to ATAR Before you apply, check the minimum IB requirement

17 Two timings to apply- 1.Apply directly to each university by late December with your predicted grades to start in August. (Eg. Monash and University of Melbourne). – Have up to 2 or 3 subject choices on one application to each university. – Receive a conditional offer, verify results in July and start in August. Applying as an International Student

18 2.Apply with your final results to start in the following year February. – Apply directly to each university anytime after results, no particular application deadline, but earlier the better – Have up to 2 or 3 subject choices on one application to each university. – Apply for accommodation (2 references) – Generally will receive offers within 3 weeks – Your accommodation will be confirmed after you received an offer. Applying as an International Student

19 Tuition fees will be charged by subject for most universities and differs according to discipline. Eg. University of Melbourne – 2014 Tuition fees - Domestic Discipline$ in AUD Behavioural Science, Clinical Psychology, Nursing, Social Studies, Languages $734 per course Agriculture, Science, Statistics, Computing, Engineering $1045 per course Accounting, Commerce, Law, Medicine$1224 per course

20 Tuition fees are charged for each year you are enrolled. You will pay tuition fees according to your specific subject enrolment in any given semester. Eg. University of Melbourne 2014 Tuition fees - International CourseTotal course fee $ in AUD Bachelor of Arts$ Bachelor of Biomedicine$ Bachelor of Commerce$ Bachelor of Fine Arts$ Bachelor of Science$

21 Technical & Further Education (TAFE) – Australian Government funded vocational and technical training. TAFE institutes provide direct pathways to university study. They are widely recognised for their role in preparing people for work by providing training, skills and knowledge that lead to employment. Alternative pathway to university study (1)

22 Alternative pathway to university study (2) Foundation courses prepare students for university Entry. Most Australian universities offer foundation courses. General entry requirements Completion of our Y11-Y13 Application timeline Throughout the year – check with institution Duration and Fees Each university has different foundation programmes and fees Eg. University of Queensland Transition Program – 4 months (AUD $17850) Standard Program – 9 months (AUD $26900) Standard Plus – 12 months (AUD $31500)

23 Alternative pathway to university study (2) You can choose your preferred stream (Eg. Commerce, Sciences etc) Guaranteed place in the relevant bachelor degree at the university if you fulfill their requirement.

24 Ex-Student Profiles 2014 entry Student A (Domestic) Final IB score: 40 ATAR: UNSW – Bachelor of Education and Arts (Double Degree) Student B (Domestic) Final IB score: 35 ATAR: University of Queensland: Bachelor of Sciences

25 Ex-Student Profiles 2014 entry Student C (International) Final IB score: 37 University of Queensland – Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences Student D (International) Final IB score: 31 University of Melbourne – Architecture

26 Ex-Student Profiles Student E: Predicted IB score: 32 Final IB score: 25 Conditional Offers: Edinburgh and Exeter Final Destination – Foundation at University of Queensland Now – 2nd year of Bachelor of Science at University of Queensland

27 Destinations of WIS Students 2013 Country% UK39.74 HK17.31 US11.54 Australia8.33 Canada7.05 Others3.2 Gap Year9.62 Employment and Military1.92

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