Essential UNSW Information for ADFA Candidates 2018

 
Essential UNSW Information for ADFA Candidates 2018
Essential UNSW Information
for ADFA Candidates 2018
Essential UNSW Information for ADFA Candidates 2018
Contents
Introduction..........................................................................................................2

Top 10 reasons.....................................................................................................3

Undergraduate programs .................................................................................4
Indicative Minimum Entrance Ranks 2018......................................................................................... 4
ADFA Degree / Job Chart............................................................................................................................ 5

Assumed Subject Knowledge 2018...............................................................6
Assumed Subject Knowledge Expressed by Degree.......................................................................... 6
ADF Service Requirements.......................................................................................................................... 6
Assumed Subject Knowledge Expressed by State.............................................................................. 7

Bonus Point Schemes........................................................................................8
What is HSC Plus?......................................................................................................................................... 8
Why did UNSW introduce HSC Plus?.................................................................................................... 8
Am I eligible for bonus points under HSC Plus?................................................................................. 8
How many bonus points might I be awarded and for which Year 12 courses?...................... 8
Are all UNSW undergraduate degrees included in HSC Plus?..................................................... 8
How do I apply for HSC Plus?.................................................................................................................... 9
Example............................................................................................................................................................. 9
ACCESS Scheme 2018............................................................................................................................. 10
What is the ACCESS Scheme?................................................................................................................... 10
Who is eligible to apply for the ACCESS Scheme?............................................................................ 10
Who is not eligible to apply for the ACCESS Scheme?.................................................................... 10
Types of disadvantage considered under ACCESS............................................................................ 10
How does the ACCESS Scheme work?.................................................................................................... 11
How do I apply?.............................................................................................................................................. 11
Elite Athletes and Performers................................................................................................................. 11
Elite Athletes and Performers bonus points........................................................................................ 12

Alternative entry 2018.....................................................................................13
University Preparation Program (UPP)................................................................................................. 13
Limited ATAR................................................................................................................................................... 13
Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation (TPC).......................................................................................... 13
Other Tertiary Preparation Programs.................................................................................................... 13
Transferring from outside UNSW ........................................................................................................... 14
Post Year 12 Applicants............................................................................................................................... 14

The ADFA/UNSW Canberra admission process.........................................15

Universities Admission Centre (UAC).............................................................16

Further information about offers...................................................................17

Contact us.............................................................................................................18

Notes......................................................................................................................19

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Essential UNSW Information for ADFA Candidates 2018
Introduction
The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) is a unique partnership between the Australian Defence Force
(ADF) and UNSW , providing training and education for the future leaders of the Navy, Army and Air Force.

Working at the intersection of a leading university and a military academy, UNSW has been educating
defence leaders for half a century.

UNSW is one of Australia’s most respected universities. Our focus on real world research coupled with
industry support sees us ranked as one of the world’s top 50 universities with a ranking of 46 in the
2015 QS World University Rankings.

UNSW Canberra is the Canberra-based campus of UNSW and is located at the Australian Defence Force Academy.

Through our experience in education and achievements in research, we excel in teaching undergraduate,
postgraduate and doctoral research students across arts, business, engineering, IT and science.

Our undergraduate programs are tailored to the educational needs of members of the Australian Defence Force,
while our graduate and doctoral research programs attract students from all walks of life and all parts of the world.

UNSW Canberra is the only national academic institution with an integrated defence focus. Its strength is in
defence-related, security and engineering research. It also has the highest teacher to student ratio in the country.

UNSW Canberra research collaborators include NATO; the US Air Force and US Army Research Office;
the Defence Science and Technology Organisation; the Defence Materiel Organisation; and
the Department of Veteran Affairs.

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Essential UNSW Information for ADFA Candidates 2018
Top 10 reasons
to choose ADFA/UNSW Canberra for
your undergraduate degree...

 1   Learn to be a leader and set yourself up for a wide range of career opportunities.

 2   Receive a top quality education and study for a degree from UNSW.

 3   Start an extraordinary military career that will take you around Australia and the world.

 4   Be paid to study, and have your tuition fees paid by the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

 5   Study with the best university teacher-to-student ratio in the country and learn from lecturers at
     the top of their fields.

 6   Meet a diverse range of people and make mates who will last a lifetime.

 7   Undertake adventure training and personal development programs with the Navy, Army and Air Force.

 8   Challenge yourself with exciting and rewarding experiences not available in other universities.

 9   Graduate with a guaranteed job in the Navy, Army or Air Force.

10   Take advantage of unique postgraduate courses and scholarship opportunities.

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Undergraduate
programs
The following scores are from 2017 and should only be used as an indicative guide to the minimum entry level
required for UNSW Canberra programs for 2018.

Indicative minimum entrance ranks 2018

 Standard Programs

 UAC Code       Program                              Program Code    Yrs         ATAR     OP *         IB

 450001          B Arts                                  4400         3           75       12          25
 450010          B Business                              4405         3           80       10          28
 450020          B Science                               4410         3           75       12          25
                 B Computing and Cyber
 450030                                                  4427         3           80       10          28
                 Security
                 B Engineering Hons
 450040                                                  4472         4           85        8          31
                 (Aeronautical Engineering)
                 B Engineering Hons
 450050                                                  4473         4           85        8          31
                 (Civil Engineering)
                 B Engineering Hons
 450060                                                  4471         4           85        8          31
                 (Electrical Engineering)
                 B Engineering Hons
 450070                                                  4474         4           85        8          31
                 (Mechanical Engineering)
                 B Technology
 450080                                                  4430         3           85        8          31
                 (Aeronautical Engineering)
 450090          B Technology (Aviation)                 4437         3           80       10          29

OP * = Overall Position (QLD only). Please note these minimum OPs should be used as a general guide only
as the conversion can vary from year to year.

ATAR = Australian Tertiary Admission Rank – all states/territories except QLD.

IB = International Baccalaureate (Diploma only).

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 Arts                   70/14
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                                                                                                                                                          Joint Battlefield Airspace Controller
                                                                                                                              Intelligence Officer        Intelligence Officer
                                                                                                                              Personnel Capability OfficerPersonnel Capability Officer
                                                                                      Armoured Corps Officer     Armoured Corps
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                                           Maritime Aviation Warfare Officer
                                                                         Maritime Aviation
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                                                                                                   Officer       Infantry Officer
                                                                                                                               Logistics Officer          Logistics Officer
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                                                                                                                              OfficerOfficer              Air Combat Officer
 Science                70/14
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                                                70/14
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                                                                                                                            Joint
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                                                                                                                                  Battlefield Airspace Controller
                                                                                                                                                        Joint Battlefield Airspace Controller
                                                                                      Military Police Officer    Military Police
                                                                                                                               Intelligence
                                                                                                                                 Officer Officer          Intelligence Officer
                                                                                      Ordnance Corps Officer     Ordnance Corps
                                                                                                                            Air Combat
                                                                                                                                 Officer Officer          Air Combat Officer
 Computing and          70/14
                       Computing and               70/14                              Signals Corps Officer      Signals CorpsJoint
                                                                                                                               Officer
                                                                                                                                    Battlefield Airspace Controller
                                                                                                                                                          Joint Battlefield Airspace Controller
 Cyber Security        Cyber Security
                                                                                      Transport Corps Officer    Transport Corps
                                                                                                                             PilotOfficer                 Pilot
                                                                                                                              Air Combat Officer          Air Combat Officer
                                                                                                                              Intelligence Officer        Intelligence Officer
                                                                                                                              Personnel Capability OfficerPersonnel Capability Officer
                                                                                                                              Logistics Officer           Logistics Officer
 Aeronautical           85/8
                       Aeronautical        Aerospace
                                                85/8 Engineer OfficerAerospace Engineer
                                                                                 Aerospace
                                                                                        Officer
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 Engineering           Engineering         (Aeronautical)            (Aeronautical)
                                                                                 (Aeronautical)             (Aeronautical)
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                                                                                                                              (Armament)                (Armament)
 Civil                   85/8
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 Engineering           Engineering
 Electrical              85/8
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                                           Maritime Aviation Warfare Officer
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                                                                                                                              Joint Battlefield Airspace Controller
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 Technology              80.75/10
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                                                                     Maritime Aviation Warfare Officer                        Air Combat Officer          Air Combat Officer
                                                                                                                              Joint Battlefield Airspace Controller
                                                                                                                                                          Joint Battlefield Airspace Controller

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Assumed Subject
Knowledge 2018
Assumed Subject Knowledge is the level of subject knowledge that a lecturer or a tutor of a first year
UNSW Canberra course could reasonably expect all students enrolled in that course to know at the outset.

If you do not have the minimum level of Assumed Subject Knowledge, you are NOT prevented from
applying for admission or enrolling in any courses, when the degree program begins, but you will be
placed at a considerable disadvantage.

If you have not achieved the recommended minimum level of Assumed Subject Knowledge, you are strongly
advised that it is in your best interest to undertake a bridging program or other preparation courses, such as
UniLearn: www.unilearn.net.au.

Assumed Subject Knowledge expressed by degree
Year 11 and 12 subject choices are important to meet UNSW Canberra Assumed Subject Knowledge
requirements.

 Bachelor of
                            Bachelor of              Bachelor of
 Engineering
                            Technology               Computing       Bachelor of    Bachelor      Bachelor of
 (Aeronautical),
                            (Aeronautical) and       and Cyber       Science*       of Arts       Business
 (Civil), (Electrical) or
                            (Aviation)               Security
 (Mechanical)

 Mathematics                Mathematics
                                                     Mathematics                     English
 Physics                    Physics

 Chemistry (desirable       Chemistry (desirable
 but not essential)         but not essential)

*BSc - Assumed Subject Knowledge for specific areas undertaken within this degree:

 Mathematics                 Physics                 Chemistry                  Oceanography

                             Physics                                            Mathematics
 Mathematics                                         Mathematics
                             Mathematics                                        Physics

ADF Service Requirements
You should be aware that in addition to the UNSW Canberra Assumed Subject Knowledge requirements,
there may be some Year 12 subjects that are an ADF Service requirement. Contact Defence Force Recruiting
on 13 19 01 for further information.

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Assumed Subject Knowledge expressed by state
The following table lists the specific Year 12 subjects that currently satisfy the UNSW Canberra Assumed
Subject Knowledge requirements. This table should be read in conjunction with the specific Assumed
Subject Knowledge for each degree.

Where a specific degree lists a subject as assumed knowledge this table will enable you to determine which
Year 12 subject this equates to in your state or territory. Requirements are expressed as minimum where there
is more than one level. For example, to satisfy the Mathematics requirement, a NSW student would have to
complete at least ‘Mathematics’, while a Queensland student would have to complete at least ‘Mathematics B’.

Whilst the Assumed Subject Knowledge is the minimum requirement, Year 12 students are recommended to
undertake higher levels of these subjects.

    State                  Assumed Knowledge                                Recommended Studies

                 ––   English (major)
                                                                  ––   English (major/minor)
                 ––   Mathematical Methods (major)
    ACT                                                           ––   Specialist Mathematics (major/minor)
                 ––   Physics
                                                                  ––   Specialist Mathematics (double major)
                 ––   Chemistry

                 ––   English Advanced
                                                                  ––   English Extension 1
                 ––   Mathematics
    NSW                                                           ––   Mathematics Extension 1
                 ––   Physics
                                                                  ––   Mathematics Extension 2
                 ––   Chemistry

                 ––   English
                 ––   Mathematics B                               ––   English Extension
    QLD
                 ––   Physics                                     ––   Mathematics C
                 ––   Chemistry

                 ––   English Studies
                 ––   Mathematical Studies
    SA/NT                                                         ––   Specialist Mathematics
                 ––   Physics
                 ––   Chemistry

                 ––   One of the TCE English Group choices
                                                                  ––   Mathematics I or II
                 ––   Mathematical Methods
    TAS                                                           ––   Calculus and Applications 1A or 1B
                 ––   Physics
                                                                  ––   Mathematics Specialised
                 ––   Chemistry

                 ––   One of the VCE English Group choices
                 ––   Mathematical Methods
    VIC                                                           ––   Specialist Mathematics
                 ––   Physics
                 ––   Chemistry

                 ––   English or English Literature
                 ––   Mathematical Methods
    WA                                                            ––   Mathematics Specialist
                 ––   Physics
                 ––   Chemistry

                                                                                               As at December 2017

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Bonus Point Schemes
UNSW has 3 bonus point schemes available to eligible applicants who apply for admission. Bonus points are
added on to your Australian Tertiary entrance rank (ATAR) to give you a higher entrance score. This adjusted score
is then used to assess your eligibility. A maximum of 10 bonus points is available to applicants who apply for UNSW.

HSC Plus
HSC Plus is a program of awarding bonus points for         If you complete the International Baccalaureate (IB) in
strong performance in Australian Senior Secondary          the year prior to admission* you may also be eligible.
Certificate (Year 12) courses relevant to UNSW             To be considered you must be eligible for the
undergraduate degrees.                                     award wof the IB Diploma.

HSC Plus awards a maximum of 5 bonus points for
students who perform well in subjects during their
                                                           Interstate Year 12 applicants
Australian Senior Secondary Certificate that are           If you are an interstate Year 12 applicant you can visit
relevant to their preferred UNSW degree.                   the UAC website to see which of your subjects and
                                                           performance bands are comparable to NSW HSC
Why did UNSW introduce                                     subjects. First click on the UNSW program you are
                                                           interested in then open another window to see details
HSC Plus?                                                  for interstate subjects at:
                                                           www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/admission/
There is a strong correlation between Year 12 course       interstate.shtml
performance and preparation for and success in first
year university studies. Students who have undertaken      International Baccalaureate (IB) applicants*
and done well in relevant Year 12 courses are
generally well prepared for the demands of university      If you are an International Baccalaureate applicant
study. A successful first year of university study lays    you can visit the UAC website to see which of your
the foundation for a successful and rewarding UNSW         subjects and performance bands are comparable
experience. By employing strategies that enhance           to NSW HSC subjects.
the academic achievement of UNSW students
we also improve their employability and increase           How many bonus points might
the range of career options for our graduates.
                                                           I be awarded and for which
Am I eligible for bonus points under                       Year 12 courses?
HSC Plus?                                                  Applicants will be awarded a maximum of five bonus
                                                           points for each UNSW preference. The number of
If you complete an Australian Senior Secondary             bonus points awarded and the Year 12 courses
Certificate (Year 12) in the year prior to admission*      considered are specific to individual undergraduate
 to UNSW, and you complete relevant Year 12 courses        degrees. This means if you apply for a range of
as part of that qualification, you may be eligible for     degrees at UNSW you may have a different selection
bonus points for admission under HSC Plus.                 rank for each preference depending on the Year 12
To be considered you must be eligible to                   courses you have completed.
receive an ATAR or equivalent.
                                                           *Applicants who completed the above qualifications in 2016
                                                           and took a gap year in 2017 are also eligible for HSC Plus
                                                           for admission in 2018.

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How do I apply for HSC Plus?
No separate application is required. For admission to undergraduate degrees at UNSW all applicants
completing an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (Year 12) - either in Australia or off-shore - must lodge
an application via UAC. Applicants completing the International Baccalaureate also apply via UAC.

If you have a preference for a degree included in HSC Plus at the close of change of preferences AND your
performance in a Year 12 course or courses is in the specified band, bonus points will be automatically added
to your ATAR or equivalent to increase your selection rank for that preference.

Example
The following example illustrates how HSC Plus works.

The applicant below completed the NSW Higher School Certificate. For this applicant you can see
the HSC courses undertaken, the performance band achieved in each and the applicant’s overall
performance as measured by the ATAR.

Also listed is the applicant’s list of UNSW Canberra preferences, HSC Plus bonus points awarded for each
preference and the applicant’s increased selection ranks.

Tom receives an ATAR of 75.85 in 2015.

 HSC Courses                              Performance Bands

 English Advanced                          Band 3

 Biology                                   Band 4

 Chemistry                                 Band 3

 Mathematics                               Band 6

 Mathematics Ext 1                         Band E2

 Physics                                   Band 4

Tom’s UAC preferences for UNSW Canberra:

                     UNSW Canberra           HSC Plus Bonus           Bonus point              Tom’s Selection
 UAC Code
                     Program                 Points                   allocated                Rank
 450001              B Arts                   0                       0                        75.85
 450020              B Science                1                       1 - Mathematics          76.85
                                                                      1 - Mathematics
 450060              B Eng (Electrical)       3                                                78.85
                                                                      2 - Physics
                                                                      1 - Mathematics
 450090              B Tech (Aviation)        3                                                78.85
                                                                      2 - Physics

Bonus points do not change your ATAR. When institutions allocate bonus points they are added to your selection
rank not your ATAR. In the example above, Tom’s ATAR is still 75.85. It is the selection rank for his preferred course
that has changed in this example.

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ACCESS Scheme 2018
What is the ACCESS Scheme?                                   Types of disadvantage considered
                                                             under ACCESS
UNSW is committed to the goals of equal opportunity
and affirmative action in education. The ACCESS
                                                             The range of circumstances considered under
Scheme (established in 1987) is part of this
                                                             ACCESS includes:
commitment and is provided for students new to
higher education who have experienced long-term                ––   financial hardship/low socioeconomic status
educational disadvantage. The ACCESS Scheme
allows UNSW to take the circumstances of individual            ––   English language difficulties
applicants into account when allocating places in              ––   refugee status
undergraduate programs.
                                                               ––   disability or long-term illness/medical condition
                                                               ––   severe family illness/death
Who is eligible to apply for the                               ––   attendance at a rural or disadvantaged
ACCESS Scheme?                                                      high school
                                                             Current Year 12 students attending a school that:
To be eligible to apply for consideration under the
ACCESS Scheme you must:                                        ––   has been identified by the NSW Department of
                                                                    Education and Communities (DEC) as among
   ––   be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or                 the most socio-economically disadvantaged in
        a permanent resident of Australia (includes                 the NSW Government sector, or
        holders of a permanent humanitarian visa)
                                                               ––   has been identified by DEC as geographically
   ––   have experienced long-term educational                      isolated or participating in the Connected
        disadvantage so that your Year 11 and/or Year               Communities program, or
        12 studies (or equivalent) have been affected
        by circumstances beyond your control                   ––   was formerly included in the Australian
                                                                    Government’s National Partnership for Low
   ––   achieve an ATAR or equivalent                               Socio-economic Status School Communities
                                                                    Program, or

Who is not eligible to apply for the                           ––   has been identified as comparable to schools
                                                                    in the above categories by the Catholic
ACCESS Scheme?                                                      Education Commission of NSW or
                                                               ––   is in a town which has a population of less than
You are not eligible to apply for consideration under
                                                                    10, 000 people and is at least 100km from the
the ACCESS Scheme if:
                                                                    nearest centre with a population of 10, 000 or
   ––   you are an international fee-paying student            ––   is in a town which has a population of less
   ––   you are currently enrolled in or have previously            than 5, 000 people and a distance between
        undertaken university, TAFE, college or other               50km and 99km from the nearest centre with a
        tertiary level studies either here or overseas              population of 10, 000.
        (tertiary being defined as Diploma level or above)
   ––   you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
        and are applying for entry through the Nura Gili
        Indigenous Admission Scheme

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How does the ACCESS Scheme work?
Applicants for UNSW’s ACCESS Scheme lodge an                 2. UAC Educational Access Schemes (EAS)
EAS application (refer to ‘How do I apply?’ on the           application
following page) and their circumstances are assessed
centrally at UAC according to guidelines agreed to           Applicants who have experienced educational
by all UAC participating institutions. UNSW uses the         disadvantage can lodge an application for
centralised EAS assessment to award successful               Educational Access Schemes (at one or more
ACCESS applicants EAS bonus points to                        universities) through UAC. Applicants complete a
their admission rank.                                        common form for Educational Access Schemes (EAS)
                                                             at all participating universities. Booklets containing
This means that an applicant’s selection rank is             an EAS application form are available from careers
increased and they compete with all other applicants         advisers at your school or from UAC. There is no
for a place in the course. The allocation of EAS bonus       charge for lodging an EAS application.
points does not guarantee entry to UNSW or to an
applicant’s preferred course - applicants must meet the      Please note that applications for the Access Scheme
published cut-off for the course they are applying to.       and Elite Athletes and Performers must be lodged by
                                                             the end of November 2017.
                                                             Lodge application via the following website:
How do I apply?                                              www.uac.edu.au/eas/

If you wish to apply for consideration under the
ACCESS Scheme you must lodge two applications
with the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

1. UAC Undergraduate - admission to university
application
Applicants apply for university entry through the UAC.
See the UAC website for details.
www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/

Elite Athletes and Performers 2018
The EAP Program awards up to five bonus points               Application process
to students who have excelled in areas of sport,
academia, performance, leadership, and/or music              All Elite Athletes and Performers applicants must
on a national or international level. Activities and/or      complete the online application form and ensure
commitments should have been undertaken                      that certified documentation is attached to the online
in Years 11 and 12.                                          application or emailed to:
                                                             eap@unsw.edu.au by the closing date.
   ––   Elite athletes will have participated in sport at
        the level of national or international competition   For students applying for entry to UNSW for 2018,
                                                             EAP applications will be opening mid-2017. Please
   ––   Elite performers (including leaders) will
                                                             continue to check the following address for updates:
        have participated in significant national or
                                                             www.futurestudents.unsw.edu.au/bonus-points
        international productions, competitions or
        events. An elite performer is a student who has      Please note that applications for the Elite Athletes
        demonstrated excellence through performing           and Performers must be lodged by the end of
        arts, scholastic achievement or leadership on a      November 2017.
        national or international level
The Elite Athletes and Performers Bonus Points
table provides a guide to the bonus points
available under the program.

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2017 Elite Athletes and Performers bonus points table
Please be advised that the EAP Program is now under review for entry in 2018. The bonus points table for entry
to UNSW in 2017 can be viewed below. The revised table for 2018 will be available in October 2017.

                      5 points                    4 points                 3 points               2 points                 1 point
                                                                                            National Schools
                                            Australian Junior Chess Australian Junior Chess                          Australian Junior
                                                                                            Debating
                                            League - International  League - National                                Chess League - State
                                                                                            Championship -
                                            Representative          Representative                                   Representative
                                                                                            Participant
                                                                                                                     Australian Science
                Member of Australian                                                        Australian Science
 Academic                                                            Australian Mathematics                          Olympiad National
                Maths and Science                                                           Olympiad Summer
                                                                     Competition - Prize                             Qualifying Exam -
                Olympiad Team                                                               School Participant
                                            Australian Mathematics                                                   High Distinction
                                            Competition - Medal    World Schools                                     NYSF National
                                                                   Debating                 NYSF International       Representative
                                                                   Championship -           Representative
                                                                                                                     ICAS Medal
                                                                   Participant
                                                                                            Duke of Edinburgh
                                                                     Queen’s Scout Award    Gold (approval by DOE
                                                                                            board is required)

                                                                                            State Youth Governor
 Leadership                                                                                                          School Captain
                                                                                            Cadet Under Officer
                                                                     Queen’s Guide Award    (CUO)
                                                                                            Regimental Sergeant
                                                                                            Major / Cadet Warrant
                                                                                            Officer Class 1
                                            State Open (Senior
                Member of Australian                                State Age
                                            State Representation)                           State School             Talented Athlete
                Team open or                                        Representation e.g.
                                            Ranked in the Top 10 in                         Representative Teams     Development Program
                underage (all sports)                               NSW u17s (any sport)
                                            Australia (individual)

                AIS

                State Institutes / Sports
                Academics
                AFL Players’
                Association
 Sport
                Australian Cricketers’
                Association                 Member of National       Australian             Coach Career             National Umpiring/
                                            League Team              Schoolboys/-girls      Management Program       Refereeing
                Rugby Union Players’
                Association
                Rugby League
                Professional Players’
                Association
                Australian Professional
                Footballers’ Association
                (A or W League)
                                            Leader of Section                               Certificate of
                                                                                                                     AMEB Grade 8 with
                LMus Diploma Pass           in Australian Youth                             Performance (CVCA,
                                                                                                                     Distinction (A or A+)*
                                            Orchestra                                       CDPA)*
                                                                                                                     ABRSM Grade 8 with
                                                                                            Trinity Guildhall ATCL
                                                                                                                     High Distinction or
                                                                                            with Distinction
                                            Trinity Guildhall LTCL                                                   Distinction
 Music                                      with Pass                AMus Diploma Pass
                                                                                            IMEB AMus Diploma        Trinity Guildhall ATCL
                Trinity Guildhall LTCL
                                                                                                                     with Pass
                with Distinction
                                                                                            Member of Australian
                                                                                            Youth Orchestra /        Trinity Guildhall Grade
                                            IMEB LMus Diploma
                                                                                            National Choir (e.g.     8 with Distinction
                                                                                            Gondwana Voices)

* No points awarded ‘For Leisure’
UNSW reserves the right to change any degree, admission requirement, bonus points or any other information without notice.

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Alternative entry 2018
UNSW does not admit students on the basis of age.          beyond their control to have this taken into account in
All students are assessed on the basis of academic         the admissions process. Applicants who have been
merit and you must have a qualification we accept to       excluded from UNSW or another tertiary institution are
be considered for admission. If you do not already         required to submit a SCATS application explaining the
have an accepted qualification or your qualifications      circumstances surrounding their exclusion.
are below our minimum entry requirements there are a
number of alternative entry qualifications that can help
you gain entry to UNSW. The best option for you will
                                                           From TAFE or a professional college
depend on your age, previous qualifications and the        By completing an Advanced Diploma or Diploma,
program you would like to study.                           accredited by the Australian Qualifications Framework
                                                           (AQF), you can be considered for admission to
Admission is based on your overall academic record,
                                                           UNSW. All applications are through the Universities
that is your secondary and post-secondary studies.
                                                           Admissions Centre (UAC).
For UNSW Canberra at ADFA candidates, admission
is based on the highest entrance rank - whether it is      Due to the high demand for places in most programs,
your Year 12 ATAR/OP or other academic qualification,      entry via this route is very competitive. Successful
such as TAFE.                                              applicants generally require a minimum credit average
                                                           with no failures. Trade certificates are not considered
                                                           unless awarded at Certificate IV level or higher.
Transferring from outside UNSW
                                                           Credit transfer
From another university                                    If you have completed studies at another institution you
UNSW considers students from other universities            may be eligible for credit towards your UNSW degree.
(in Australia and overseas) who wish to transfer to        Credit transfer is not determined until after an offer
an undergraduate degree. If you hold overseas              of admission is made. The amount of credit awarded
qualifications from a country where English is not the     depends on how closely the subjects you have
standard language of instruction, you will need to         completed are related to the equivalent courses
provide proof of English language proficiency - check      in your UNSW degree.
our English language proficiency requirements.

To have your university studies considered for             Alternative qualifications for
admission, you should preferably complete one year
                                                           applicants 21 years or older
of full-time study, but a minimum of 0.75 full-time
equivalent load within one degree at your university.
All applications are through UAC.                          University Preparation Program (UPP)
Special Consideration for Applicants with                  UNSW’s UPP is designed to assess your academic
Tertiary Study (SCATS)                                     potential and to provide you with a realistic university
                                                           environment to develop the skills needed to manage
SCATS is for applicants who have undertaken                tertiary studies. It is open to domestic students who
university studies and who are applying for admission      will be 21 years or older on 1 March in the year of
to an undergraduate degree. SCATS provides a               admission to an undergraduate degree and who do
mechanism for applicants whose secondary and/or            not have qualifications which allow university entry.
tertiary performance has been affected by long-term        The UPP does not guarantee admission to UNSW
educational disadvantage due to circumstances              but can be used as evidence of recent study
                                                           when applying for admission.

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Limited ATAR                                                 ––   University Preparation Course (UPC) -
                                                                  University of Sydney. To be considered for
You can obtain a Limited ATAR by completing the                   admission to UNSW with the UPC, you must
Certificate of Matriculation program at TAFE. To be               successfully complete a minimum of two
eligible for a Limited ATAR based on your 2017 HSC                courses, including one humanities course
studies undertaken in the Certificate of Matriculation,
                                                             ––   Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation -
you must meet the following conditions:
                                                                  TAFE Queensland
   ––   be at least 20 years of age on 1 March 2016        Please note that successful completion does
                                                           not guarantee admission to UNSW. Admission is
   ––   be taking between five and nine units of ATAR
                                                           competitive and places are allocated based on
        courses, including at least two units of English
                                                           academic performance.
   ––   attempt all units in one sitting

                                                           Post Year 12 applicants
Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation
(TPC)                                                      Qualifications Assessment Service (QAS)

The Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation (TPC)           UAC’s Qualifications Assessment Service (QAS)
course will help you develop a broad range of skills       provides prospective applicants with an assessment
necessary to gain entry to and succeed in tertiary         of their qualifications. This may be used as a guide
education and employment.                                  by admissions officers for determining eligibility for
                                                           courses offered by UAC’s participating institutions.
Students who successfully complete the TPC will be
eligible to receive the scaled Tertiary Entrance Score     www.uac.edu.au/general/qas.shtml
(TES). The Universities Admission Centre (UAC)
uses the TAFE calculated TES to assist universities in
                                                           Important points about the QAS:
making offers of places to TPC graduates.
                                                             ––   UAC can only assess qualifications from the
The TPC conducted by TAFE can be completed in one
                                                                  documents provided and UAC may decline to
year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.
                                                                  assess qualifications if the information for a
To be eligible you will need to:
                                                                  valid assessment is not provided
   ––   be at least 21 years of age or older on              ––   The assessment is not an application for study
        1 March in the year of admission to an                    at UAC’s participating institutions
        undergraduate degree
                                                             ––   The assessment is valid as of the date of issue
   ––   complete 10 semester units of study                       and is based on the confidential common
   ––   obtain a score of 196/300 as a minimum                    assessment procedures and guidelines
        entrance requirement or above 270/300 for                 approved by UAC’s participating institutions
        more competitive degrees                             ––   The assessment is a guide only, and UAC’s
                                                                  participating institutions are not bound
                                                                  by the assessment
Other tertiary preparation programs
                                                           Overseas qualifications
You can also gain entry into many of our degrees by
completing one of the tertiary preparation programs        If you’re an Australian citizen who completed Year 12
listed below. To be eligible you must be 21 years          equivalent overseas, or completed the International
or older on 1 March in the year of admission to an         Baccalaureate (IB) anywhere in the world, you can
undergraduate program.                                     apply through UAC.

   ––   University Preparation Scheme (UPS) -
        Australian National University                     International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma students
   ––   Open Foundation Program - University of            IB Diploma candidates are not eligible to receive an
        Newcastle. You must successfully complete          ATAR. Students awarded an IB Diploma or Bilingual
        the program with at least 20 units of              Diploma will receive a UAC rank based on their total
        humanities courses                                 IB score. For more information read International
                                                           Baccalaureate Diploma Bilingual Diploma FAQs at:

                                                           www.UAC.edu.au/undergraduate/admission/
                                                           ib.shtml

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The ADFA
UNSW Canberra
admission process
   DEFENCE PROCESS                                           UNIVERSITY PROCESS

 Contact Defence Force Recruiting                                    Think about your
       Call 13 19 01 or visit                                         degree options
   www.defencejobs.gov.au                                          www.unsw.adfa.edu.au

Attend a Your Opportunities Unlimited
                                                             Match ADF job with relevant degree
             (YOU) session
(preferably in Year 11 or early Year 12)

       Assessment Day -                                            Decide which degree you
 Psychological Interview, Medical                                        will apply for
Assessment and Defence Interview

 Attend an Officer Selection Board
               (OSB)                                         Apply for UNSW Canberra at ADFA
                                                             through the Universities Admissions
                                                                       Centre (UAC) *
          Receive job offer                                           www.uac.edu.au
 from the Australian Defence Force

              Accept ADF offer
(subject to passing Physical Fitness assessment and final
                                                                      Accept UAC/UNSW offer
                        medical)

                                Welcome to ADFA
*University Applications open mid August in year prior to admission

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Universities
Admissions Centre
(UAC)
 Important Dates For UAC Applications
 *Applications open for Semester 1, 2018                                             Early August 2017
 On time applications close                                                          September 2017
 Late applications close (processing charge + approx. $130 late fee)                 October 2017
 Late applications close (processing charge + approx. $150 late fee)                 November 2017
 Final closing date for applications close (processing charge + approx.
                                                                                     Early February 2018
 $170 late fee)
 Closing date for change of preference for consideration in January round 1          Early January 2018

*Dates subject to change. Please check at: http://www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/
2017 Year 12 applicants - Processing charge - approximately $41, Non Year 12 applicants - processing charge -
approximately $67. Costs increase after on time applications close.

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Further information
about offers
What if I’m not made an offer by Defence?
If you do not receive an Australian Defence Force job offer you may be able to reapply to Defence Force Recruiting
in the following year. In the meantime you can enrol at another university in a degree program as close as possible to
that which you would have taken at UNSW Canberra. If you are successful in your subsequent DFR application and
UAC application for the following year, you may be eligible for credit for courses completed at the other university.

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Contact us
If you would like further information, please contact the Rector’s Office:
Student Recruitment Officer
Email: student.recruitment@adfa.edu.au
Telephone: +61 2 6268 8201
www.unsw.adfa.edu.au

The Rector’s Office
UNSW Canberra
PO Box 7916
Canberra BC ACT 2610
Cricos Provider Code: 00098G

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Contact us
If you would like further information, please contact
the Rector’s Office:
Student Recruitment Officer:
Email: student.recruitment@adfa.edu.au
Telephone: +61 2 6268 8201
http://sas.unsw.adfa.edu.au/future_students/undergraduate
UNSW Canberra
PO Box 7916
Canberra BC ACT 2610
Cricos Provider Code: 00098G • CMU170052 | 170222
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