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Let’s Chat from UAC – Offers and preferences

Answering all your questions regarding offers and preferences. Keep watching to have your question answered (timestamps below).


UAC Let’s Chat Video Playlist on Nearly Every Topic for Uni

Introducing Let’s Chat, a series of short videos about applying to uni through UAC: from the application basics to the ins and outs of early offers, changing course preferences and what students can do if they’ve been disadvantaged during their final years of school. Watch and subscribe on YouTube.


Change of Preference – Online Expo 

The Good Universities Guide is hosting a free online expo during Change of Preference to connect students, parents and career advisors directly with Australian institutions. On the day, you will have the opportunity to attend webinars or chat directly with institutions via a live chat system. There are events held in each state, visit to learn more.


UOW Information Days At Wollongong & Liverpool  The University of Wollongong is hosting information days at their campuses in Liverpool (December 2) and Wollongong (December 18). There will be tours, as well as course and enrolment advice from study the area experts. This will be a COVID safe event – to register for Liverpool, head to and to register for Wollongong, head to

UTS Info Days (18-19 December) Join UTS on campus and online over two days to learn more about your undergraduate study options, alternate admission pathways and get your last-minute questions answered before close of UAC preferences. Register:

The University of Sydney | Info Day, Saturday 19 December On campus and online; get course advice, your last-minute questions answered and experience the University of Sydney before finalising your preferences for entry. The day is designed for domestic Year 12 students, but family and friends are welcome, along with anyone interested in undergraduate study in 2021. | Learn more:

There is still time to visit one of the ACU Campuses this year! Join one of ACU’S experienced Student Ambassadors for Guided Visit! Walk through the incredible nursing labs, moot courts, classrooms and more on the NSW and ACT Campuses. Spots are limited due to social distancing requirements so register now! Register here


Free Info Session! UCAT, Interviews, Pathways into Medicine & Career in Health UCAT NIE presenting a free information webinar about UCAT, interviews, the undergraduate pathways into medicine, dentistry, and some other health science programs. This is NOT an advertising seminar. The session is PACKED with invaluable information. Register via: Ph: (02) 4367 0404 / /


Year 12, 11 & 10 – Head-start UCAT Preparation Intensive Training UCAT Workshop – LIVE ONLINE INTERACTIVE (2-days event) 20 December S2021 10.00am – 6.00pm Parents are invited to Day 2 of the workshop (Pathways into Medicine and Medical Interviews). TO ENROL: Ph: (02) 4367 0404 / mob: 0404 197 178 / 0412 439 115 / /


ATAR Enquiry Centre

UAC operating its ATAR Enquiry Centre for students who have queries about the calculation of their ATAR. Days are as follows:

  • Fri 18 December, 8.30am–6pm
  • Sat 19 December, 8.30am–4.30pm
  • Mon 21 December, 8.30am–4.30pm
  • Tue 22 December, 8.30am–4.30pm


Offer rounds for Year 12 students

The most important offer rounds for Year 12 students are:

  • December Round 2 – Wednesday 23 December
  • January Round 1 – Friday 8 January 2021.

Not all courses will be offered in December Round 2, and applicants should check UAC’s website for details of excluded courses before they finalise their course preferences. Please note, the Australian National University (ANU) will not be participating in December Round 2.

Students whose results are not available in time for December Round 2 can be assured that they will not be disadvantaged – universities will still have places available to make offers to all courses in January Round 1.


UTS New in 2021

2020 has been a challenging year that has stressed the need to do things differently. That’s why FASS has launched a series of new courses in Teacher Education and Sustainability & Environment that will equip graduates with the skills, experience and adaptability not just for today, but for tomorrow and the long-term.


The University of Sydney – Commerce or economics: which degree for me?

Wednesday 25 November, 5.30-6.40pm 

The world needs experts with the problem-solving, analytical and critical thinking skills of business and economics graduates to tackle the challenges of an ever-changing society. Gain the hands-on experience to develop into resilient future leaders. But what’s the difference between these two degrees?


University of SydneyCurrent School LeaversUniversity Bridging Courses Online
January and February 2021
Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics Ext 1, Physics
These 5- to 7-day courses are ideal for students wanting to enter a University degree that requires assumed science knowledge that they did not complete in the HSC.
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UNSW Faculty of Engineering Admissions Scheme (FEAS)

Closes at 11am on Monday 30th November 

Thinking of commencing your UNSW Engineering degree in 2021? FEAS Applications for Term 1, 2021 (UAC December Round 2).

FEAS is an alternative pathway for students who want to study at UNSW but don’t meet the Guaranteed Entry Rank (GE) of 91.00. You should apply for the Faculty of Engineering Admissions Scheme (FEAS) if you are expecting an ATAR between 81.00 and 90.95. FEAS applies to most UNSW Engineering undergraduate programs, including the double degrees with a GE of 91.00. 

To be eligible you will need to submit your Year 12 report, upload a video demonstrating your suitability to study engineering and an accompanying personal statement.


Why choose a Double Degrees?

If you’re looking at courses, you’ve probably heard of double degrees and know (roughly) what they involve. But why would you choose one?  Find out three of the most common reasons.

Some universities offer their own combinations; others may allow you to choose a combination of your choice. Keep in mind, too, that double degrees are not just the domain of undergraduate study. Many combinations are available at postgraduate level — even in MBA programs, such as an MBA combined with a master of professional accounting.


ACU Transitioning to Uni

2 December. 5pm

Making the leap from high school to university can be daunting. In this session you will hear from students who have made that transition and get their tips for making the most of uni.


7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting University

Jess loved her days at university, but there are a few things she’d change if she had her time again.

When I look back on my own years at uni, I can safely say it was the best time of my life.

However, while I made some great decisions and had a lot of fun, I also made a few mistakes and learned a lot along the way. Let’s just say that if I could go back in time, I would have a few words of advice for my younger self. Here they are.


Reminder – ACU’s brand new Bachelor of Arts (Western Civilisation) 

This new course will dive into the intellectual tradition and culture of the West. The Ramsay Centre is funding 30 scholarships valued at $30,000 per year ($90,000 total) across the duration of your degree. To find out more, visit :


University of Notre Dame Accepting Applications for Bachelor of Primary Education

Notre Dame are currently accepting applications for the Bachelor of Primary Education, starting in 2021. The Bachelor of Primary Education provides students with some of the highest rates of practical, industry experience in the country whilst supporting them through an in-depth mentoring program, allowing students to graduate job ready and in demand.


TAFE NSW –Fee-free Apprenticeships

Becoming an apprentice or hiring an apprentice just got 100,000 times easier.

That’s the number of new apprentices that will have their qualification fees funded by the NSW Government.

They’ve recognised that apprenticeships and skilled tradespeople are the backbone of our state and they are committed to creating a pipeline of skilled Australians to build a better future.

View TAFE NSW apprenticeships and traineeships information.


TAFE – Hundreds of choices delivered straight to your inbox

With hundreds of courses to choose from, TAFE NSW can help you find your passion – and turn that passion into a career.


Australian Training Company Apprenticeships

Select the traineeship or apprenticeship you are interested in, click the ‘Apply Now’ button and complete the online Vacancy Application Form and attach your resume.

Or if you are interested in finding out more, simply contact your local ATC office and ask to speak to an Account Manager on:  02 9704 1550.

Search the list of available apprenticeships here –


Apprenticeships & Traineeships Available 

The Apprentice Employment Network and its 29 member Group Training Organisations have over 1000 apprenticeships & traineeships on offer for school leavers. They are also running numerous pre apprenticeships courses giving school leavers a kick start they need for picking up a trade.


TAFE NSW Pathways to Degrees

TAFE offer’s many pathways to Degrees at TAFE NSW to help students get the job they want. Follow their pathway journeys in Engineering, Construction, Tourism and Retail, some of the occupations available and their salaries.


NIDA – Years 11 and 12 – Summer Holiday Workshops December to January 2021 Holiday Courses

Sharpen your performance skills through a comprehensive workshop with a theatre practitioner drawing on NIDA acting techniques. Develop key principles of actor training, and extend into characterisation and scenework.

Course components

  • Apply key principles of NIDA Acting Techniques in scripted performance
  • Develop engaging characters through improvisation and rehearsal processes
  • Collaborate with a creative team to engage audiences and bring stories to the stage


Patrick’s College Australia 6 Scholarship places available for the Diploma of Business Administration

Undertake the 40 Week Course to become a Personal Assistant (PA), Executive Assistant (EA), Legal Secretary or Administrative Assistant. These places are currently reserved for School Leavers but will become available to Non School Leavers after November 2020. All applicants will be considered should they have a genuine interest in gaining paid employment in Sydney’s corporate world.

The College Campus (at Level 7, 451 Pitt St, Sydney) is open from 10am to 8pm for Interviews, Monday to Friday. It is best for students to contact directly on 0450 291 797 or to arrange an appointment. Parents are highly encouraged to attend the meeting also.

Here is the 2021 Course Guide.