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University


The information on this page relates to University entrance. Please contact the relevant University for further information and take note of their deadlines.

Click here for a list of upcoming University Career Events.


TISC Information & Application Process

Year 12 students have received their Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) application documentation. This included their personalised Year 12 letter and the 2019 TISC Guide, outlining the process involved to apply for apply for University entrance in 2019. 

In addition, please see attached information from TISC relating to the release of scaled scores and ATARs and the process of applying to university via TISCOnline.

 The TISC application process applies to:

  • School leavers taking four or more ATAR Pathway courses; and
  •  School leavers taking fewer than four ATAR Pathway courses who wish to apply for university. 

Students who did not receive this information are to obtain their copy from Mr Wright.

In the following weeks, we will work with the students to assist them in their applications.  We urge parents to read the TISC Guide, as there are crucial deadlines, which are stringently applied. Important points to note: 

1.       The cost of applying is $40.00 between Monday 6th August and 11.00 pm Friday 28th September.

2.       Applications after 28th September incur a late fee of $160.00.

3.       Alternate entrance pathway for students taking fewer than four ATAR Pathway courses is the same as above, apart from students wishing to apply to ECU. This information is detailed in the TISC Guide.

4.       Students may need to submit additional documents with their application, which must be done so promptly with the student name and TISC USER ID/ WACE Candidate number clearly shown.

5.       Students should print off their application coversheet showing the transaction number, as a record that the application has been lodged. The application is not active until payment is transferred.

6.       TISC will email directly if it needs to contact a student throughout the admissions cycle (August 2018 through to February 2019). Importantly, it is vital that the student uses a current email address, which should not be their school email address.

7.        TISC suggests that if a student wishes to change any of their six preferences that they should wait until their Year 12 results are available. However, there are specific closing dates for changing preferences for some courses. Please see ‘Important Dates’ under ‘Undergraduate’ at the TISC website.

8.       There is no charge to change preferences, and these can be checked at any time.

9.       Medicine and Dentistry can only be applied for if student have applied and sat the UMAT test.


For all our Year 12 students, this information is important. It highlights that for all students focus should be placed squarely on their studies and all distractions to this end should be minimised.

Release of Scaled Scores and ATARS



ECU ATAR Revision Sessions

ECU is again offering revision sessions for current Year 12s in September. The list of the sessions and times is below but please ensure students register online to attend. These sessions typically book out early and are free to attend.  

Below are the sessions that are being run at Joondalup campus.  

  • Human Biology - Monday 24th September 2pm-6pm
  • Maths Applications - Tuesday 25th September 8:30am-12:30pm
  • Maths Methods - Tuesday 25th September 2pm-6pm
  • Physics - Wednesday 26th September 8:30am-12:30pm
  • Biology - Wednesday 26th September 2pm-6pm
  • Maths Specialist - Thursday 27th September 8:30am-12:30pm
  • Chemistry - Thursday 27th September 2pm-6pm
  • English - Friday 28th September 8:30am-12:30pm  

Click here to register online.


WAAPA Summer School 2018/2019

This Summer WAAPA at ECU, Mt Lawley is offering an exciting performing arts program for students from Years 1 to 12. The Summer School includes classes in RAP, Acting, Dance, Drama, Screen Performance, Music Theatre and of course, how to perform Shakespeare. For information about the fantastic courses on offer please visit WAAPA Summer School or contact Gabrielle Metcalf at g.metcalf@ecu.edu.au


Upcoming Events at The University of Notre Dame Australia

19 AUGUST
Open Day - Online program

5 SEPTEMBER
Admissions Information Evening & Expo

11 SEPTEMBER
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Application Session

30 SEPTEMBER
Undergraduate applications due - Apply now for 2019!  

Students who wish to apply for high demand degrees - such as Physiotherapy, Nursing and Education - should apply prior to the due date as late applications cannot be guaranteed an interview for Semester 1.

EARLY OFFER APPLICATIONS DUE 31 JULY

Do you have a predicted ATAR of 90+ (93+ for Law or Physio applicants), and make an outstanding contribution to your school, church or community? If so, we encourage you to apply for the Early Offer Program and secure your spot at Notre Dame before you sit your WACE exams. 

For information on courses click here.

PATHWAYS TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDY

Students who are not completing an ATAR pathway, or wish to have a back up plan, can apply for the Tertiary Pathway Program (TPP). The TPP is completed in one semester and covers all the basic academic skills required for uni. Students who successfully complete the TPP are eligible to apply for any Notre Dame degrees with a minimum ATAR of 70. (This excludes the Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Health & Physical Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Education double degrees, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Physiotherapy. There are other possible pathways to these degrees, and we encourage interested students to contact the Prospective Students Office to discuss the best option for them.) Please note that mid-year intake to the TPP is only available for students wishing to continue their studies in the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Business, Health Sciences or Philosophy & Theology.

SPOTLIGHT ON: BACHELOR OF LAWS

The Bachelor of Laws is a degree which teaches you to think critically and provides you with on-the-job experience, here are some reasons why you should consider Law at Notre Dame.  Here are some reasons why it's great to study Law at Notre Dame:

  • According to our students, it's the top law school in WA for overall quality of educational experience and more.
  • Access to an on-Campus Moot Court will allow you to hone your advocacy and mooting skills.
  • You can have a dedicated mentor in your final year and learn from practicing lawyers.
  • High levels of professional experience is another big plus, especially for your CV.
  • You can study abroad or go on an immersion trip overseas while gaining credits towards your degree. Read about Law/Commerce student Alex’s trip to the USA here.
  • And there is a fantastic Law Student Club!

CONNECT WITH NOTRE DAME

If you have any questions, or to book in a Notre Dame presentation, application workshop, one-on-one sessions or visit to our Fremantle Campus, give us a call on 9433 0533 or email future@nd.edu.au 



Flinders uniTEST

What is uniTEST?
uniTEST is an aptitude test that has been developed to assess the kinds of generic reasoning and thinking skills that underpin studies at higher education and that are needed for students to be successful at this level. uniTEST is offered to your students at no cost and they cannot be disadvantaged by participating. Flinders University will select applicants based on both their Year 12 results (60% weighting toward the ATAR score) and uniTEST performance (40%).

Please click here the view the uniTEST FAQs for additional information.

Participation Success
Since 2012 almost 11,000 students from 248 schools across Australia have participated, resulting in many students gaining entry into their preferred course at Flinders University by using a combination of their ATAR and uniTEST score. In 2017/18, approximately 300 students received an offer to Flinders University based on their uniTEST performance.

Delivery Mode
Your school will again be required to administer the online delivery of uniTEST, under examination conditions, on your preferred date and time between 15th June and 30th November 2018. The test itself will take a maximum of 2.5 hours.

Register your interest
If you would like to participate please register your interest by emailing unitest@flinders.edu.au by Tuesday 31st July 2018. To discuss this process and the administration of uniTEST in greater detail please contact Chelsea Brenton on (08) 8201 5130 (Tue/Thurs/Fri) or (08) 8305 0160 (Mon/Wed).



Australian Defence Force Gap Year Applications 2019 Now Open

ADF Gap Year applications for 2019 have opened. It is a unique opportunity to try out a career in Navy, Army or Air Force and get a feel for a military life without committing for a longer period.

In 2019 there are 14 roles to choose from ranging from admin to artillery and even flight crew.

Application closing dates depend on the position (from 9th April). Closing dates are driven by demand and may close sooner than listed.

Click here for more information and to apply online.



2018 Young Women in Public Affairs Award

The Zonta Club of Perth Northern Suburbs is offering an award of $1,000 to a young woman to assist in her tertiary education. The award is available to young women aged 16 to 19 years. It is expected that the applicants will be seeking to undertake further studies to pursue a career or seek leadership positions in public affairs (such as social welfare, political science, law, industrial relations, health services or education).

Applicants should demonstrate evidence of:

  • Active commitment to volunteerism.
  • Experience in local government, student government, or workplace leadership (paid or unpaid).
  • Volunteer leadership achievements.
  • Knowledge of Zonta International and its programs.
  • Support in Zonta International's mission of empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.

Applications must be received by 30th May 2018. Click here for the Application Form.

For more information, please contact Alison Martin via email alisonmartin00@gmail.com or on 9446 2642 or 0418 947 515.




University Information – what’s new and exciting for 2018?



Access to myfuture website for Years 9 to Year 12

The School will be continuing its subscription to the myfuture website for Year 9 to Year 12 students.

https://www.myfuture.edu.au/

You will be pleased to know that students are now able to share the results of the My Career Profile activities with their parents, teachers and trusted friends. Simply by clicking on the Export to PDF button under the Results tab, a summary of the completed activities will generate a report which students can save and either send as attachment or print if preferred. 

To assist our students, myfuture have created a series of short videos (or user guides ) with step by step instructions demonstrating the key sections of the website such as:

Sign up to myfuture,
Logging in,
My career profile,
Career Bullseyes, and much more.

The videos are all less than a minute long and they will be a good way for them to familiarise themselves with the site.

To use the site or to sign up they will need to create an account using their School email address. Please note you must type it as follows: username@petermoyes.wa.edu.au not @pmacs

Any issues please contact them directly.



2018 TISC Guide

Year 12 students can now collect their TISC guide from Mr Wright’s office. Applications open 7th August (see page 2 for other important dates). It is important that all Year 12 students that intend to apply for direct entry into university read their TISC guide to understand the process and the closing date for applications. In the coming weeks the School has dedicated House Tute time for all Year 12 students applying directly via TISC to assist them with the process. Please listen out for further notices about this.

Students applying for WAPPA should speak directly with ECU to discuss interview process.

Scholarship information can be located at each universities website. Please check eligibility criteria and closing date prior to applying.

All non-ATAR students should view the alternative pathway information located at each universities website for more information.



University of Notre Dame Fremantle – Alternative University Pathway

How To Apply guides will arrive at the School in the August. For Semester 1 2018, The University of Notre Dame will not be offering the Foundation Year enabling program. Students are instead encouraged to apply for the Tertiary Pathway Program (TPP). You can find a detailed course flyer for the TPP on their website.

The TPP is a thirteen week program (one full semester) offered in Semester 1 of each year, however mid-year applications will be considered for students who wish to undertake undergraduate studies on completion of the TPP in the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Business, Health Sciences and Philosophy & Theology. The program provides students with the skills and confidence to successfully undertake undergraduate studies in higher education.

Applications for the TPP are due by Friday 29 September 2017.

Admission into the Tertiary Pathway Program is assessed on an individual basis. Applicants will need to demonstrate potential for success within the TPP by outlining background experiences in a Personal Statement, as well as one of the following:

  • Year 12 school results that do not meet the minimum academic entry requirement for undergraduate course entry; or
  • Completed an AQF equivalent of Certificate III or higher; or
  • An international qualification equivalent to one of the above; or
  • Other experience deemed relevant by the Manager of Admissions.

Successful completion of the TPP meets minimum academic entry requirements for bachelor degree courses that have a listed minimum ATAR score of 70. Direct entry to Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Education double degrees, Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Laws, Medicine, and Bachelor of Physiotherapy are not available through the TPP. Other pathways into these courses by be pursued.

Entry from the TPP into some undergraduate courses may be through a competitive selection process where places are limited, for example the Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). Any application to undergraduate study upon successful completion of the TPP is subject to the interview process, as is the case for all students.



Curtin Medical School

The Curtin Medical School is pleased to invite applications for the only undergraduate entry medical degree in Western Australia, the five-year Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).

With its strong emphasis on primary care, the degree positions graduates for rural and remote practice, as well as underserviced and outer suburban locations.

The degree is primarily for school leavers and 70 places are available in 2018.

Information about the selection criteria

The selection process for the Curtin MBBS will conform to the University’s admissions standards and will include the following measures:

  • Academic score based on minimum ATAR of 95 (inclusive of bonus points*) or equivalent year 12 studies#
  • An aptitude assessment using the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admissions Test (UMAT) - threshold score of 50 on each of the three constructs (Indicative, with the exception of rural applicants who must achieve a minimum indicative total score of 150)
  • An interview process.

* These bonus points are for rural, socio-educationally disadvantaged or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.
# Applicants must satisfy the prerequisite of Chemistry ATAR or equivalent and English competence.



IIBT University Pathways – No ATAR Required

The International Institute of Business and Technology (IIBT) is a highly respected, Government approved Higher Education and VET provider of pre-university, first year University and English programs.

Once a student has received their year 12 graduation certificate, they are eligible to apply for the Diploma of Business Administration (Dip BA). This means that the option to go to University is still available for students with or without an ATAR result.

Alternatively, if a student has not graduated from high school, they may be eligible to enrol into the Certificate IV in Business that allows graduates direct entrance into the Dip BA and then second year studies.

On successful completion of the Dip BA, students are eligible to enter second year of a relevant Bachelor degree at one of IIBT’s partner universities including ECU, Curtin, Bond, Swinburne, UTAS, Wollongong and CQUniversity.

IIBT also offers a range of scholarships that not only award academic excellence but also provide financial support for students.

For more details click the links below:

If you require any further information or would like us to visit your school, please do not hesitate to contact us on 6180 2188 or visit our website www.iibt.edu.au.



Skillsroad

If you are  ready to start your career journey and are not sure what you want to do, Skillsroad is the perfect place to start!

They help you every step of the way. From finding out what kinds of careers will suit your personality type, to researching occupations and industries, preparing your resume and applying for jobs!

Visit www.skillsroad.com.au/job-seekers/jobs-board


In Focus Careers Magazine

A must read with information about Uni news, VET changes, apprenticeships, scholarships and much more.

Click here to read.



ECU Future Students Newsletter

Click here to view the latest Future Student newsletter form ECU.



FlexiTrack – a new, free, online pathway into Murdoch University

For those students whose circumstances prevent them from being on Murdoch’s campus to attend either OnTrack or OnTrack Sprint, FlexiTrack is the ideal solution. FlexiTrack is a supportive program designed to provide preparation and access to people who aspire to achieve a university degree but do not qualify for direct entry into Murdoch University. FlexiTrack is a university preparation course that qualifies students to apply directly for any undergraduate degree at Murdoch University that has an indicative ATAR of 70 or less.

What Does it Provide?
FlexiTrack will provide students with:

  • The tuition they need to boost academic skills, knowledge and understandings to an undergraduate level;
  • The opportunity to achieve entry to their selected Murdoch University degree;
  • A supportive, adult learning environment in which to fine tune their study habits and learning strategies; and
  • A network of peer and academic support at Murdoch University

How Much Does it Cost?
FlexiTrack is a fee-free course so there is no cost to the student.

What is the Student’s Commitment?
Murdoch understands that many students have all sorts of things going on in their lives. Depending on their own commitments, students will have the flexibility of part-time or full-time study, or a combination of both, so the program can be completed in 10 weeks or in up to 12 months.

What if a Student Wants to Study FlexiTrack Full-time?
A student must be available to commit to approximately 35 to 40 hours per week (for 10 to 20 weeks) to complete topics and assignments online.

What if a Student Wants to Study FlexiTrack Part-time?
A student must be able to commit study time over a 12-month period (from the commencement of the first module) to complete topics and assignments online.

How Does a Student Know if they are Eligible to Apply?
A student is eligible to apply for FlexiTrack if they:


  1. Are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or hold a Permanent Residency or Humanitarian Visa;
  2. Are beyond compulsory school age:
    a. Are over 18 years of age, OR
    b. Have completed year 12, OR
    c. Will be at least 17 years and 6 months old by the 1st of January in the year they will undertake FlexiTrack
  3. Are ready to undertake pre-university study and have demonstrated this by:
    a. Showing they have completed year 11 or year 12 and have achieved 'B' or higher in general English or a 'D' or higher in ATAR English
    b. Showing they have completed any Certificate III or a Certificate II in General Education for Adults
    c. Showing they have achieved 130 or more for the written component, or 125 or more for the multiple choice component, of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  4. Do not have any of the above qualifications but are willing to undertake a FlexiReady Readiness Evaluation


To find out more: www.murdoch.edu.au/OnTrack/FlexiTrack/

To find out how to apply: www.murdoch.edu.au/OnTrack/FlexiTrack/How-to-Apply/

Or email Murdoch University at engage@murdoch.edu.au for any questions you may have.



University Scholarships


Curtin University Scholarships (currently open)

Using the following filter setting you will find all scholarships that are currently open for future students:

Careers-Curtin-Scholarships-July-2016.jp

https://scholarships.curtin.edu.au/search#/?order=&Status=Future&SubStatus=Opening,Open&CourseType=Pathways,Undergraduate

UNSW Australia

Please visit www.futurestudents.unsw.edu.au/whats for information about Scholarships and Information evenings.



University Alternative Entry Links


ECU

www.ecu.edu.au/future-students/course-entry/portfolio-pathway

You will see if you don't have an ATAR, have a C in General English & achieve WACE, you will be eligible to gain entry into the Uni-Prep course but not directly into a Bachelor of  (XYZ). As you can see no ATAR subjects are needed for the Uni-prep course. 


Murdoch University

www.murdoch.edu.au/Future-students/Domestic-students/School-leavers/How-to-get-into-Murdoch/Alternative-entry-pathways/


Curtin University

http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au/school-leavers/how-to-get-in/flexible-entry-pathways/


Notre Dame University

www.nd.edu.au/fremantle/alt-entry



Other Useful Links


University Admission Centre (NSW & ACT)

Thinking about applying for undergraduate study? UAC offers year-round undergraduate admissions to applicants who meet our participating institutions' admission requirements. Visit www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/


Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre

www.qtac.edu.au/home


Victoria Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC)

www.vtac.edu.au/


TISC website

ww.tisc.edu.au/static/home.tisc


How ATAR is calculated

www.tisc.edu.au/static/guide/atar-about.tisc?cid=88346


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