2019 TISC GUIDE
2019 TISC GUIDE
Address: Tertiary Institutions Service Centre Level 1, 100 Royal Street East Perth WA 6004 Limited street parking is available. A multi-storey car park is located diagonally opposite TISC. The yellow CAT bus stops opposite TISC. Telephone: (08) 9318 8000 Facsimile: (08) 9225 7050 Website: www.tisc.edu.au Office Hours: 9.00am – 4.30pm weekdays The information in this book is correct at 30 June 2018 and is based on information supplied by the participating universities.
It is relevant only for admission in 2019 and is subject to change without notice. In particular, the universities reserve the right to change the content and/or the method of presentation and/or the method of assessment of any unit of study, to withdraw any unit of study or program which they offer, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.
Enquiries regarding university admission requirements should be directed to the individual university(ies) concerned. TISC and the participating universities cannot accept liability for any incorrect advice received from sources other than TISC, the universities or the universities’ officially appointed agents. TISC’S ROLE TISC runs a joint applications system for admission to undergraduate courses at the universities below. • Curtin University • Edith Cowan University (ECU) • Murdoch University • The University of Western Australia TISC receives and processes applications for admission to these universities.
TISC doesn’t select applicants, assess qualifications or decide eligibility for admission - the universities do this. If you want detailed information about a course or want to check the likelihood of selection, you should ask the Admissions Centre of the university offering that course.
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Sections should not be copied out of context where information could be incomplete and/or misleading. Schools and tertiary institutions must ensure that this information is not transmitted to any other person or body without prior permission from TISC.
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CONTENTS 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS IMPORTANT DATES 2 HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? 2 INTRODUCTION TO THE GUIDE 3 APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY
3 How do I apply through TISC? 3 Who should apply through TISC? 3 MY APPLICATION 3 Preferences (Courses) 3 Choosing preferences 3 Changing preferences 4 Method of study 4 How do I start my application? 4 I’ve done my application – what now? 4 How do I apply via TISCOnline? (Diagram) 5 What do I do to achieve university Competence in English? (Diagram) 6 Will TISC acknowledge my application? 7 What’s my TISC application number? 7 I need to change my address/email address 7 Emails and your junk mail folder 7 And my phone number is 7 Fraudulent applications 7 Undergraduate admission requirements
7 Applicants for Admission from Non-Standard Schools 7 Special Tertiary Admissions Test 7 What is the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)? 7 OFFERS 7 Who makes the offers? 7 How are the offers made? 7 What is a Selection Rank? 8 When will I get my offer? 8 How many offers will I get? 8 What are Guaranteed ATARs/Selection Ranks? 8 What other ATAR information is available? 8 I’ve got a December Round offer! What do I do next? 8 I’ve got a December Round offer: what do I do now? (Diagram) 9 I didn't get a December offer - What are my options now? 10 January round offers
10 I’ve been made a January Round offer.
What do I do now? 10 Enrolments and Deferrals 10 How do I enrol? 10 Can I defer? 10 What if I’ll be overseas/away from home in December-February? 10 THINKING OF APPLYING INTERSTATE AS WELL? 11 Thinking of applying interstate as well? (Diagram) 11 Australian 2017 Year 12 Results Comparison Table 12 WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW? 12 What about my supporting documentation? 12 Academic Transcripts 12 Proof of completion 12 Acceptable forms of documents 13 Studies in second semester 2018 13 WA TAFE and Fremantle Education Centre 13 International Baccalaureate results
13 TISC Privacy Statement 13 Paying for university study 13 Financial Assistance 13 Scholarships 13 What if I have a disability, medical condition or learning difficulty? 13 How do I find student housing? 14 Extra information and advice 14 COURSE CODES 15 Curtin University 15 Edith Cowan University 18 Murdoch University 24 The University of Western Australia 26 MEMBER INSTITUTIONS’ INFORMATION 29 Curtin University 29 CQUniversity 34 Edith Cowan University 35 Murdoch University 41 Tabor College 44 The University of Notre Dame Australia 45 The University of Western Australia
46 GENERAL INDEX 52 CONTACT INFORMATION inside back cover
2 DATES IMPORTANT DATES SEE COMPLETE LIST OF DATES ON TISC’S WEBSITE Monday 6 August 2018 Applications open. Friday 28 September 2018 11.00pm On-time closing date – you pay a late fee if you apply after today. Final closing date for Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at Curtin and for Direct Pathway Medicine and Dentistry at UWA – you can’t apply for the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at Curtin, or Direct Pathway place into Medicine or Dentistry at UWA after today. You can still change the order of existing Curtin Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, and UWA Direct Pathway Medicine and Dentistry preferences on your preference list.
Sunday 30 September 2018 Midnight Recommended closing date for lodging a separate application directly to ECU for the scheduling of an audition or interview for the following courses: • Bachelor of Arts (Arts Management) • Bachelor of Music • Bachelor of Education (Secondary) – Music Education Major • Bachelor of Performing Arts – Performance Making Major Tuesday 12 December 2018 4.30pm Closing date for applications to be guaranteed consideration in the December offer round. NOTE: TISC and the universities will do their best to process and consider for the December round of offers applications received up to today.
However, any delays in receipt of supporting documentation may impact on this goal. Final date for you to upload documents/transcripts of results for the December round of offers.
Closing date for change of address for WACE students for mailing of Universities Admission Advice Letter. Monday 17 December 2018 WA 2018 WACE results and Universities Admission Advice Letters online. Tuesday 18 December 2018 11.00pm Final closing date for you to add/re-arrange preferences for December round offers. Final closing date for you to update your address and your email address before notification of the December round of offers. Friday 21 December 2018 December round offers available online and emailed. Applications and changes of preferences re-open.
Tuesday 15 January 2019 11.00pm 4.30pm This is the final day for you to apply.
The universities will consider you for the January round of offers for all courses on your preference list. This is also the final closing date for you to re-arrange or add preferences for the January round of offers for courses closing today. Final date for you to upload documents/transcripts of results to TISC for the January round of offers. Friday 18 January 2019 12.00 noon Final date for you to update your address and your email address before notification of the January round of offers.
Tuesday 22 January 2019 January round offers available online and emailed. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? APPLICATION PROCESSING FEE Up to and including 11.00pm on 28 September 2018 Australian and New Zealand (NCEA) final year secondary school students, born on or after 1 March 1999:
$40.00 All other applicants: $65.00 After 11.00pm on 28 September 2018 All applicants: $160.00 CHANGE OF PREFERENCE Via TISCOnline (online application) FREE UAAL (UNIVERSITIES ADMISSION ADVICE LETTER) FOR 2018 WA YEAR 12 STUDENTS You’ll be able to access your UAAL information (scaled scores and ATAR/Selection Rank) free via TISC’s website until 1 March 2019, and you’ll be able to print a pdf of your UAAL.
TISC will mail a hard copy UAAL on TISC stationery to you if you order and pay for this service.
Hard copy UAAL for 2018 WA Year 12 students $20.00 (first copy) $10.00 (extra copies in same order) PAYMENT OF APPLICATION PROCESSING FEE TISC won’t activate your online application until you’ve paid for it. You won’t be able to see or use the other online options (like changing preferences) until your application is paid for. You can pay the application processing fee online at the time of application, or send it/bring it in to TISC. Make cheques and money orders payable to TISC. TISC accepts MasterCard/Visa - use the authority form on your Application Coversheet (generated after you declare).
Don’t send cash through the mail. You must pay in Australian dollars. TISC doesn’t refund fees.
3 APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY INTRODUCTION TO THE GUIDE Applying to university can seem daunting, particularly if you’re the first one in your family to try, but we’re here to help you. No matter what your query, even if you think it’s trivial, we’ll help you find the answer, and we’ll offer good, objective advice on the best way forward. Whoever you contact at TISC really wants to help – so get in touch! This printed TISC Guide is targeted at current Year 12 school leavers. Universities also welcome applications from people with VET qualifications, tertiary qualifications, and work and life experience.
There is extensive information for anyone considering university study on our website. APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY HOW DO I APPLY THROUGH TISC? Apply via TISCOnline (TISC’s online application system at www.tisc.edu.au).
But first you need to do some research: • Read the section on pages 3-4, which tells you how the preference system works and how offers are made. • Check the course descriptions and admission requirements of courses you’re interested in on TISC’s website. Note any prerequisites and specific requirements. • Check pages 3 and 15-28 for Course Codes and other information which you’ll need to apply. • Read each university’s section. • Contact the universities to find out more about specific courses. The contact details of Western Australian universities are in the university sections of this Guide and on TISC’s website.
• Check closing dates on page 2. • Check costs on page 2. • Check the information about scholarships on TISC’s website. Remember: • The information in this Guide and on TISC’s website is very important for your application. Go through it carefully before lodging your application, as TISC and the universities will assume you have read all relevant sections. • Upload any documentation requested by your application coversheet (see pages 12-13) to your TISC application. • Note any extra course-related submissions you need to make (eg portfolio, personal statement, etc). These are specified in the relevant course information, but are not requested by your application coversheet.
• Keep your Guide. You may want to refer to it between now and January.
• Check the TISC website regularly for new, amended and withdrawn courses. • Check your emails regularly (including your junk mail folder) in case TISC has contacted you about your application. Don’t use your school email address when applying through TISC as you may not be able to access this email address once you’ve completed your Year 12 studies. Any Questions? You should find the information you need in this Guide or on the TISC website. If you still have questions about: • Lodging your application – contact TISC. • Admission requirements or course details – contact the Admissions Centre at the relevant university (see university sections of this Guide for contact details).
WHO SHOULD APPLY THROUGH TISC?
You can only apply through TISC if you’re an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or you’ve been approved or granted Australian permanent resident status. If you’re applying for permanent residence, you aren’t eligible to apply through TISC until your permanent residence status has been approved or granted. Contact the International Centres of the respective universities for advice. NOTE: If you have a subclass 457 visa, you aren’t eligible to apply through TISC. You must apply direct to the International Centre of the relevant university(ies).
You must provide correct details of your current residency status when you apply.
If an offer is made to you, and university checks find that you’ve provided incorrect residency status information, the university concerned will withdraw your offer in accordance with its policies and procedures. Auditions and Portfolios Are you applying for: • WA Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) courses, • Other ECU courses that require an audition and/or interview, or • UWA's Music Studies or Specialist Music Studies majors? If so, you need to apply through TISC and submit a separate application for audition/interview direct to the institution concerned (ECU and/or UWA). More details are in the course information on TISC’s website.
For Curtin: If you're applying for the Portfolio Entry pathway apply through TISC and submit your portfolio directly to Curtin University. For ECU: If you're a School Leaver who will obtain an ATAR you must apply through TISC. You can also prepare an Experience Based Entry Scheme application as a backup. To be considered through the Experience Based Entry pathway, in addition to your TISC application, you will need to complete an online application with ECU and upload your supporting documents to your application (ecugetready.com.au/apply). If you won't obtain an ATAR you should apply direct to ECU and upload your supporting documents to your application (ecugetready.com.au/apply).
For Murdoch: If you're a Portfolio applicant, apply through TISC. However, submit your portfolio online via https://portfolio.murdoch.edu.au. NOTE: Applications for Associate Members are not lodged through TISC. Apply to the institution direct (contact details on inside back cover of this Guide and on TISC’s website). MY APPLICATION PREFERENCES (COURSES) Choosing Preferences How Many Courses Can I Choose? You can choose up to six courses. List them in order of preference, starting with the course you’d most like to study. You should list more than one preference, especially if a similar course is offered at more than one university.
Choose what you’d really like to study, but be realistic in your choices. To check whether you’re likely to qualify for admission, contact the Admissions Centre of the relevant university.
4 Does the Order of My Preferences Matter? Yes. You only receive one offer. Your first preference should be the course you’d most like to study, your second preference the course you’d next prefer to do, and so on up to six preferences. List only courses for which you’d accept an offer. You’ll be made an offer for the preference highest on your list for which you’re eligible, as long as a place is available. Are All Preferences Given Equal Consideration? Yes. If you’re not selected for your first preference, you’ll be considered equally with all other eligible applicants for your second preference, and so on.
Your chance of being selected for a particular course isn’t reduced because you’ve placed that course as a lower preference. If you’re ranked higher than another applicant who lists that course as a higher preference than you have, you’ll be selected ahead of that applicant. Changing Preferences Can I Change My Preferences? Yes, at any time, subject to closing dates. You can change some or all of your preferences at any one time. Changing your preferences cancels all previous preferences. You will have two full days after Year 12 results are released to change your preferences for the December offer round.
We strongly recommend that you give serious thought to your preferences before then, to avoid making a rushed decision. In any case, there will be plenty of time between the December and January offer rounds to review and reconsider your preferences if you wish. All courses will still have places available for the January round.
How Do I Change Preferences? Via TISCOnline – go to www.tisc.edu.au and log in to your application. Changing preferences is a 3-step process, which involves moving through three pages online – make sure that you go through all 3 steps and receive a reference number, then you’ll know you’ve successfully completed the change. It costs nothing to change your preferences. Closing Dates for Changing Preferences Check the dates on page 2 to see whether any course you want to add has an early closing date. Closing dates aren’t negotiable.
Will TISC Confirm My Changes of Preference? Once you’ve changed your preferences online, you’ll see a page confirming the changes you’ve made and providing a reference number, which you can print if you like.
You can log in at any time to check your preferences, but make sure that you’re viewing your current committed preferences, rather than those in your Course Folder or those which are still uncommitted. Can I Change My Preferences Between the December and January Rounds of Offers? Yes, subject to closing dates, and as long as you don’t accept or defer your December offer. Make sure that you understand the implications of changing preferences at this stage. Read the ‘Offers’ section which follows. Don’t change preferences until one of the universities or TISC notifies you whether an offer has been made.
Where Can I Get Advice? If you don’t understand the procedure involved, or if you’re unsure whether or not to change preferences, contact TISC or the Admissions Centre at one of the universities. METHOD OF STUDY Full-Time Studies If you choose ‘Full-time’ as your method of study, you’ll study a full-time load of units and enrol in classes on campus for whenever the unit is timetabled. This may be in the daytime or the evening. Some units may be offered in more than one time- slot. Full-time is indicated by ‘F’ in the tables on pages 15-28. Part-Time Studies You can study many courses part-time.
Part-time means undertaking a lesser load of study than the normal full-time load. If you’re a part-time student, you’ll study a part-time load of units on campus. You’ll enrol for classes on campus for whenever the unit is timetabled. This may be in the daytime or the evening. Some units may be offered in more than one time slot. Courses available by part-time study are listed with method of study ‘P’ on pages 15-28. External Studies If you’re an external (off-campus) student, you won’t normally attend classes on campus. Course materials will be mailed to you or made available online. Some courses may be offered either partially or fully online.
External study is available for some courses at Curtin University, Edith Cowan University and Murdoch University (method of study ‘E’ – see pages 15-25). External study isn’t available at The University of Western Australia.
Curtin Online Studies Some Curtin courses are delivered either partially or fully online. If you’re an external student, you won’t attend classes on campus. Course materials are available online and you’ll learn using a wide variety of sources that can include interactive videos and animations, simulations, online workgroups, etc. You’re required to have internet access for Online Studies. Online Studies courses are listed on pages 15-17 and marked with the superscripts 7 (fully online), 8 (partially online) and/or * (limited assistance available at Country Centres). Can I Change My Method of Study After I Get an Offer?
You’ll need to discuss this with the university when you enrol. HOW DO I START MY APPLICATION? • You must be registered with TISCOnline to be able to log in, lodge an application to university and access other online functions. Some users are registered automatically, while others need to self-register as new users. To get started, go to the Registration Status Check page for information on your 8-digit User ID and password required for logging in to TISCOnline. • Note that any User ID allocated to you in previous years is not valid anymore.
I’VE DONE MY APPLICATION – WHAT NOW? • Your application is considered for admission only after you have paid the application fee.
When you complete the declaration step, your application is locked, awaiting fee payment to TISC. There are time limits related to the acceptance of payments. Your coversheet will advise you of the deadline. PREFERENCES
5 APPLYING VIA TISCOnline
6 * * though you may meet requirements for some enabling courses COMPETENCE IN ENGLISH
7 • Make sure you read your coversheet. Your coversheet will let you know about any documentation that you need to upload in support of your application, and TISC will email you about any extra submissions you need to make which aren’t listed on your coversheet. There's lots of guidance on submitting documents on pages 12-13. • Once the payment has been processed you will be able to change your preferences and your contact details if required.
Any other information cannot be changed. If you have forgotten to add something or made an error, you will have to submit the changes in writing to TISC. You will find an Application Changes Form on TISC’s website. • Be aware that TISC is under no obligation to accept payment of applications if received after the required date. Applications that have not been paid are considered invalid and will not be included in university offers. WILL TISC ACKNOWLEDGE MY APPLICATION? Print your application coversheet as a record that you have applied, and as a reminder to upload the documents, if any, requested on it.
Once you’ve applied and TISC has processed your payment, TISC will send you an email confirmation. WHAT’S MY TISC APPLICATION NUMBER? Your TISC application number is recorded at the top of your application coversheet, and is the same as your eight-digit WACE candidate number if you're a 2018 Year 12 student taking WACE courses or courses endorsed by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority. If you're a 2018 final year IB student, you must register on TISC's website before applying (see the IB brochure at www.tisc.edu.au for details of this). If you’re a 2018 final year student at a non-standard school in WA, you must register on TISC’s website before applying (see Applicants for Admission from Non-Standard Schools on this page).
I NEED TO CHANGE MY ADDRESS/EMAIL ADDRESS Let TISC know in writing, by telephone or online, if you change your address or your email address. Don’t advise your change of address/email address to the universities as it won’t be recorded in the TISC system. See page 2 for the change of address/email address deadline before offers are made. Also ask your school to let the School Curriculum and Standards Authority know your new address. EMAILS AND YOUR JUNK MAIL FOLDER TISC will use email to contact you throughout the admissions cycle (August through to February). Provide an email address which will be active throughout this period (ie don’t provide your school email address).
Check your emails regularly (including your junk mail), particularly leading up to December round offers and January round offers, but in any case weekly. TISC will assume that you’ve read its email notifications and requests. Save the email address which TISC will use to contact you (firstname.lastname@example.org) as an approved sender so that emails from TISC don’t go to your junk mailbox. Note that any offer of a place will be emailed to you so an accessible email address is very important.
AND MY PHONE NUMBER IS … Provide a home, work or mobile phone number in Australia which will be current during the period August to February. TISC and the universities will telephone you if the matter is urgent. FRAUDULENT APPLICATIONS When you apply, you declare that your application is ‘true and complete’. If your coversheet tells you to, you must upload documentary proof of all previous Year 12 (or equivalent), and post-secondary studies, including failed courses or units. It’s a serious offence to submit a false declaration or false documents. If you do, TISC will notify all participating universities, and your application may be withdrawn.
Some universities have policies in place which will prevent you being offered a place in subsequent years. Past cases have also been referred to the police. If you’re offered a place in a course and your application is later found to have been incomplete or misleading, your enrolment can be terminated and your academic record annotated accordingly. UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Refer to the Admissions Requirements brochure for 2019 on TISC’s website. Also see the Prerequisites and Specific Requirements sections of the courses you’re interested in on TISC’s website.
Applicants for Admission from Non-Standard Schools Apply for admission via TISC, but also include with your application a statement giving full details of your upper secondary school studies. WACE isn’t required by any of the universities for applicants from non-standard schools. SPECIAL TERTIARY ADMISSIONS TEST What is the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)? STAT is a nationally recognised set of tests offered by TISC to help mature age candidates gain entry to university. STAT doesn’t test knowledge of specific academic subjects, but tests a range of competencies considered important for success in university study, such as the ability to understand and think critically about issues.
As a result, you don’t need any particular preparation to sit STAT. See TISC’s website for information on STAT and how to book a test.
OFFERS Most universities take into account any or all of the following when considering your application: • secondary studies, and • post-secondary studies, and, • in some cases, special circumstances (see universities’ entries, pages 29-51). Who Makes the Offers? The individual universities make the offers of admission. After any of the offer rounds (see below), if you have any queries about why you have or haven’t been made a particular offer, contact the Admissions Centre of the university concerned. How Are the Offers Made?
Your application is considered on the basis of selection criteria established by each university.
You’re ranked in order of merit for each course you’ve listed. The offer process will consider your first preference first, and if it's possible to offer you that, will do so. If it's not possible to offer you your highest preference, the system will ignore that preference and try to offer you your next preference. This process continues until we can make you an offer, or until all your preferences have been considered. If an offer is made, any preference lower than the offer preference is ignored. You can view your offer via TISC’s website. The university concerned will advise you of the offer details by email and/or mail, including information on how to respond to the offer.
8 OFFERS What is a Selection Rank? For most courses, you’ll be selected for admission on the basis of your ATAR (for IB students, a conversion to ATAR). However, some universities assign WACE students who are eligible for other entry pathways a Selection Rank which is higher than their ATAR. For these students, selection into courses is based on the Selection Rank assigned by the university concerned. Eligibility for the entry pathways is based on specified criteria. International WACE students are not eligible for these pathways. TISC advises eligible WACE students at the time of the WACE results/ATAR release in December, via the Universities Admission Advice Letter (UAAL).
The appropriate Selection Rank is automatically applied for offer rounds. For 2019 admission, the following pathways provide Selection Ranks (see above) for eligible WACE students: Curtin University’s StepUp Entry Pathway, ECU’s ECU Access Pathway, Murdoch University’s RISE Pathway, and UWA’s Broadway UWA Pathway. For further details about any of these pathways, see the individual universities’ sections in this Guide or the university’s website.
When Will I Get My Offer? December offers will be available to view on the TISC website on Friday 21 December. Emailed and/or mailed details of an offer will be sent by the universities over the following few days. If you haven’t received written notification of your success in the December round by Monday 24 December, contact the university concerned. January offers will be available to view on the TISC website from Tuesday 22 January, with email and/or mail details sent out by the universities shortly afterwards. January offers will be made to eligible new applicants, previously unoffered applicants who are now eligible (including those who sat STAT to satisfy university English requirements) and those who changed preferences since the December round.
How Many Offers Will I Get? Generally, only one offer, if any, in each of the offer rounds in December and January. If you receive an offer in both the December and January rounds of offers, the January round offer supersedes the December round offer. You can’t have both. What Are Guaranteed ATARs/Selection Ranks? The universities have listed Guaranteed ATARs/Selection Ranks for most of their courses. If you achieve the Guaranteed ATAR/Selection Rank specified for a course on your preference list (and also achieve English Competency and any other prerequisites of the course), you are guaranteed to be eligible for an offer in that course.
The offer you receive in the offer rounds will depend on your preference order. Guaranteed ATARs/Selection Ranks are included with the Course Codes for 2019 admission on pages 15-28 of this Guide and also on TISC’s website. Some courses do not have Guaranteed ATARs/Selection Ranks listed, as they have a strictly limited number of places available and/or have extra admission criteria, like UMAT, audition, interview, etc. A Selection Rank will be assigned to you if you’re eligible for Curtin’s StepUp, ECU’s ECU Access Pathway, Murdoch’s RISE or UWA’s Broadway programs. It will be higher than your ATAR.
Note that international WACE students are not eligible for these pathways; please contact the University admissions offices if you have questions about this.
What Other ATAR Information is Available? Universities across Australia are working with the Australian government to provide clearer information on entry requirements for university courses. This includes providing more detailed information on the ATAR entry thresholds for courses. The Minimum ATAR/Selection Rank and Guaranteed ATAR/ Selection Rank information in this guide show you what will be required for entry into courses in 2019. On the TISC website, you will find further information for each course that shows information from offers made in 2018: • the lowest ATAR (excluding any adjustments) and Selection Rank (including adjustments) to receive an offer in 2018; • the maximum ATAR and Selection Rank to receive an offer in 2018; and • the median (middle) ATAR and Selection Rank to receive an offer in 2018.
The Selection Rank information is possibly the most helpful. This includes any adjustment factors added to students’ ATARs. These can be for a variety of reasons. See the universities’ sections in this guide for details. For 2018 WACE students, Selection Ranks for each of the TISC member universities will be printed on your Universities Admission Advice Letter, as well as your raw ATAR. I’ve Got a December Round Offer! What Do I Do Next? Check the options below, or the diagram on page 9, for what to do next.
✓ You’ve been made an offer you’re happy with and you’re ready to start! Accept the offer, following the university’s instructions in your offer email.
There’ll be a deadline in your offer email, so make sure you accept in time. You won’t be made any other offers. ✓ You’ve been made an offer you’re happy with but you’d like to take a break before you start. Apply to defer your place. There’ll be information about what is possible and a deadline in your offer email, so make sure you act in time. You won’t be made any other offers. ✓ You’ve been made an offer and you’re not quite sure now whether that’s what you really want. If you’re offered your first preference: Use the TISC ‘automatic safety net’. Don’t accept or defer your offer now. Move your first preference offer to a lower position on your preference list and try for an offer in a higher preference in the January round.
You don’t need to contact the university. This change of preferences saves your offer. When the January round offers are made, you’ll either get an offer for a higher preference course or your saved December round offer again. A new offer cancels the previous offer – you can’t hold two offers at the same time. You won’t get an offer for a preference listed lower than your saved December round offer.
If you’re offered your second, third, fourth, fifth or sixth preference: Use the TISC ‘automatic safety net’. Don’t accept or defer your offer now. You can either: • Do nothing at all and hope to get a higher preference offer in January round; or • Move the offered course to a lower position on your preference list and try for an offer in a higher preference. You don’t need to contact the university. Either way, your offer is saved and, when January round offers are made, you’ll either get an offer for a higher preference course or your saved December round offer again. A new offer cancels the previous round offer – you can’t hold two offers at the same time.
You won’t get an offer for a preference listed lower than your saved December round offer.
9 DECEMBER ROUND OFFERS
10 OFFERS ✓ You’ve been made an offer but you’ve totally changed your mind about what you want to do. To reject the offer, change your preferences and remove the offered preference from your preference list. You’ll lose the offer, but you’ll be reconsidered in January round. Most courses will continue to take students who meet the minimum entry requirements. ✓ If you’ve been offered your first preference and you don’t do anything, the university will withdraw your offer and you won’t be considered for any other offers. ***Contact TISC if you make errors in changing your preferences after the December round offers, or are unsure about what to do.
I Didn’t Get a December Offer – What Are My Options? If you didn’t receive a December round offer, don’t panic. Here are your options: You can: • Do nothing and automatically be considered for the January round; or • Change your preferences and be reconsidered for the If you hadn’t satisfied entry requirements (such as English) before the December round, but have met the requirements since then (eg: by achieving the required score in the 2nd chance English test (STAT), you’ll be automatically considered for an offer in the January round.
Let TISC know if you no longer wish to be considered for any course at any university in the January round and we will withdraw your application.
There is no refund of application fee if you withdraw your application. January Round Offers You will be considered in the January round of offers, and may be made an offer if you: • Hadn’t satisfied entry requirements (eg English) in time for the December round, but have since met the requirements; or • Changed your preferences between Friday 21 December and Tuesday 15 January, inclusive; or • Received an offer in the December round and elected to save that offer to the January round (automatic safety net); or • Applied too late to be considered in the December round; or • Didn’t receive an offer in the December round and didn’t advise TISC to withdraw your application.
You’ll either be: • Made an offer if you have met course entry requirements since the December round; or • Offered a preference higher than your saved December round offer; or • Re-offered your saved December round offer; or • Made an offer, even if unsuccessful in the December round of offers; or • Advised that your application was unsuccessful. I’ve Been Made a January Round Offer. What Do I Do Now? Accept and enrol or defer your offer by the deadline in your offer email or you’ll lose your offer. There aren’t any further offer rounds.
ENROLMENTS AND DEFERRALS How Do I Enrol? Your offer email will outline enrolment procedures.
You’ll have to enrol online or in person. Can I Defer? Yes. You can defer your offer of a place for twelve to twenty- four months (depending on the university concerned), subject to certain restrictions and meeting the application deadlines. You can defer all courses, with the exception of Music courses at The University of Western Australia, Nursing at Murdoch and WAAPA, Nursing and Music Education courses at ECU. For some courses, the universities also allow deferral for one semester if second semester entry is available for the course and there are places available. For further information, see the individual universities’ sections in this Guide.
WHAT IF I’LL BE OVERSEAS/AWAY FROM HOME IN DECEMBER-FEBRUARY?
You need to make crucial decisions once TISC releases your Year 12 results, and a short time later when the universities make offers. The universities will provide details of their offers by email, so make sure that TISC has your current email address and that you check your emails (including your junk mail) around the published offer date. If you’ll be away from your normal address during December-February, change your address with TISC or arrange for someone to check your mail for you, as some information may come by mail during this period.
If you haven’t received your emailed December round details of offer from a university by 24 December, contact the university immediately.
If you want TISC or the universities to be able to discuss your application, offer or enrolment with someone other than you, you have to provide written authority. Download the online authorisation form (printing three copies), fill in each form and send one to TISC. Give one form to the person you have nominated so they can present it if they need to contact TISC or the universities, and keep the remaining completed form for yourself.
Follow the instructions detailed in your offer. It’s possible to lose an offer in certain circumstances if you don’t follow the instructions. See the diagram on page 9 for guidance on your options before you respond to your offer. If you’re unsure of what to do, contact TISC for assistance before you respond to your offer. After accepting your offer, and depending on the university, you must enrol online or in person. You may not be able to nominate someone else to enrol for you. Ensure that you’re in Perth and can enrol on the specified date if you have to enrol in person.
APPLYING TO OTHER AUSTRALIAN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS 11
12 SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION AUSTRALIAN 2017 YEAR 12 RESULTS COMPARISON TABLE An ATAR achieved from 2011 or later in any state or territory (except Queensland) is considered the same as an ATAR from any other state or territory (except Queensland). For Queensland applicants, the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) provides TISC with an equivalent ATAR. The table below shows how state and territory ranks equated to Queensland Overall Positions in 2017. This table can be used as a broad guide to how 2018 ATARs and Overall Positions will equate.
AUSTRALIAN TERTIARY ADMISSION RANK (ATAR) QLD OVERALL POSITION 99.95 99.50 99.00 98.50 98.00 97.50 97.00 96.50 96.00 95.50 95.00 94.00 93.00 92.00 91.00 90.00 89.00 88.00 87.00 86.00 85.00 84.00 83.00 82.00 81.00 80.00 75.00 70.00 65.00 60.00 55.00 50.00 45.00 40.00 35.00 30.00 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 5 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 8 9 9 9 10 11 13 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 Tertiary institutions throughout Australia agree that if an interstate Year 12 applicant has fulfilled the requirements for eligibility for selection into all courses in their home state, they are eligible for consideration for entry into courses in another state (subject to ATAR, etc and any specific course requirements).
Eligibility for admission to the four Western Australian public universities requires fulfilling specific English language competence requirements. Queensland Year 12 students not undertaking the standard tertiary entry pathway, ie those not eligible for an Overall Position, may not be considered for tertiary entry interstate and should contact the relevant institution for information. WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW? WHAT ABOUT MY SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION? TISC needs documentary proof of all qualifications and any change of name you’ve stated on your application. TISC can obtain some of this proof electronically, but not all of it.
If you need to provide any documentation, your Application Coversheet will tell you. If TISC isn’t successful in retrieving the results it expects for you, we will email you and ask you to provide the documentary proof yourself. Applications where information or documentation isn’t complete may not be successful. It’s your responsibility to provide all supporting documents, unless your Application Coversheet tells you otherwise.
If you have to upload documents, read the following so that you comply with TISC’s strict requirements for supporting documentation. Documentation to support qualifications you’ve completed consists of both an academic transcript and proof of completion. Upload all documentation with a copy of your coversheet to your application. See ‘Acceptable Forms of Documents’ below or TISC’s website for document quality requirements. Academic Transcripts You must upload official transcripts (statements) of your academic record (see ‘Proof of Completion’ and ‘Acceptable Forms of Documents’ below). Your documents must show: • The name of the course you studied; and • All subjects you took; and • Grades you obtained (including failures, withdrawals and incomplete studies); and • An explanation of the grading system (if studied outside Western Australia).
A collection of examination result slips isn’t sufficient. You can obtain a transcript for a small charge from the Student Records Office of the issuing institution. You should apply for this early as some transcripts take time to obtain. If you’re submitting TAFE or Fremantle Education Centre results, you must upload either a Statement of Attainment or a Statement of Academic Record or a Record of Results. TISC can obtain Semester 2, 2018 results directly from WA TAFEs and Fremantle Education Centre for you if you’ve applied before 30 November 2018 but you need to upload all other WA TAFE and Fremantle Education Centre results, including Semester 1, 2018 results.
Proof of Completion If you’ve completed a course, you need to upload proof. If the academic transcript you are providing doesn’t state that you‘ve completed the course, you’ll need to provide extra documentation, such as a certificate, diploma, degree or official letter from the Records Department of the issuing institution confirming that you’ve completed the course (see ‘Acceptable Forms of Documents’ on the next page).
13 SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION Acceptable Forms of Documents When you upload your documents to your application, provide original, uncertified documents which are complete, in colour and clearly legible. Copies, certified copies, online printouts and faxes aren’t accepted for upload. Faxed transcripts/results will be accepted if they’re sent directly to TISC by the issuing institution concerned, but won’t be accepted if you upload them to TISC. Note: In all cases TISC reserves the right to request an original document. Studies in Second Semester 2018 If you’re studying in Semester 2, 2018, apply to TISC by the closing date and upload all documents requested by your Application Coversheet, including results to date.
Upload the documents for your Semester 2, 2018 study as soon as they’re available. TISC and the universities can’t guarantee that documents received at TISC after 12 December will be considered in the December round of offers, but they will be considered for the January offer round.
WA TAFE and Fremantle Education Centre studies Upload all results of prior WA TAFE or Fremantle Education Centre study. TISC can obtain Semester 2, 2018 results for all WA TAFEs and Fremantle Education Centre (as long as you apply to TISC by 30 November 2018). WA TAFEs will only provide proof of course completion to TISC if you’ve applied to graduate. You must apply to your WA TAFE for your award by the end of October 2018 if you expect to complete your qualification at the end of 2018. If you don’t do this, it may affect your application, as the universities require proof of course completion when assessing your qualifications.
Note that, if you are currently studying at a WA private Training Provider institution, you will need to upload all results to TISC, as TISC is unable to obtain them on your behalf. International Baccalaureate results TISC can retrieve 2018 International Baccalaureate results. If you’re sitting The Diploma of the International Baccalaureate (IB) in 2018, arrange through your school in advance for your results to be forwarded directly to TISC. Check with the IB co-ordinator in your school that a Results Request has been submitted to the IBO on your behalf. Note: when you’re applying, select ‘International Baccalaureate’ from the dropdown list as your location, not an Australian state or ‘Overseas’.
Provide your IB personal code so that TISC can retrieve your results.
PAYING FOR UNIVERSITY STUDY If you’re a domestic student, check www.studyassist.gov.au/ sites/StudyAssist/. Changes are likely to the current information while the Federal Budget 2018 is still subject to the passing of legislation. You should check www.studyassist.gov.au/sites/ StudyAssist/ at intervals during 2018 for any amendments. Financial Assistance If you’re studying, you may be eligible for financial assistance. The Department of Human Services provides assistance to students through payments such as Youth Allowance, ABSTUDY and Austudy. Full details of payments are available at humanservices.gov.au.
For more information or help in your language, visit humanservices.gov.au/yourlanguage. Scholarships All four universities offer a growing number of scholarships to assist students financially. Some scholarships are for academic excellence, others for community commitment, and others for students with educational or financial disadvantages. Some are course specific, some are campus specific, some assist with accommodation costs, some assist with fees or books. These scholarships are many and varied, and you should investigate what‘s available. Detailed information on scholarships, including the eligibility criteria, selection criteria and application process, is available from the following sites: Curtin University: www.scholarships.curtin.edu.au Edith Cowan University: www.ecu.edu.au/future-students/fees-and-scholarships Murdoch University: our.murdoch.edu.au/Student-life/Finances The University of Western Australia: scholarships.uwa.edu.au WHAT IF I HAVE A DISABILITY, MEDICAL CONDITION OR LEARNING DIFFICULTY?
Many people have disabilities, medical conditions, mental health conditions or learning difficulties which affect their mobility, sight, hearing, ability to communicate, manual dexterity, etc. If you’re unable to undertake a normal full-time workload because of severe disability you may still qualify for Youth Allowance/Austudy. For details, contact the Department of Human Services. Under Equal Opportunity legislation, you can’t be discriminated against in the selection process on the grounds of a disability, medical condition, mental health condition or learning difficulty. Universities are keen to assist students with disabilities, medical conditions, mental health conditions or learning difficulties, wherever possible, to complete whatever course they choose.
If you’d like to receive information from the universities about facilities available for students with disabilities, medical conditions or learning difficulties, choose the appropriate answer to this question when you apply. This service is confidential. Otherwise, check the websites of the relevant universities for further information. Curtin University CURTINLIFE Disability Services Telephone: (08) 9266 7850, Freecall: 1800 651 878 Fax: (08) 9266 3052 Email: email@example.com Website: http://life.curtin.edu.au/health_wellbeing/disability_ services.htm Hours: Thurs 8.30am to 5.00pm, Fri 8.00am to 4.30pm.
Other times by appointment.
Edith Cowan University Equity, Diversity and Disability Officer Telephone - Within Australia: (08) 9370 6960 Telephone - From Overseas: (61 8) 6304 0000 and ask for the Equity Officer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.ecugetready.com.au/disability