Post School Pathways – 2024 UAC Applications, Courses and Workshops

UAC updates

As the HSC draws near, many Year 12 students are finalising their 2024 applications. The UAC Community Engagement team would like to highlight a few key points:

  • The majority of HSC students receive offers based on their ATAR and the hard work they have put into their Year 12 studies. 
  • Although Early Entry applications offer a sense of security, there are benefits in applying through UAC compared to applying directly to an institution for an early offer.  
    • Not all courses are available for early offers.
    • An early offer is not guaranteed.
    • A UAC application provides more options for preferences.
    • Students who have experienced difficulties/disadvantages in Year 11 or 12 can have their circumstances taken into account through an EAS application.
Listing preferences on a UAC application

Students should always:

  • place their dream course as their first preference
  • include a back-up course as a lower preference

Students should also find out:

  • the previous lowest selection ranks for the course – is it a realistic choice?
  • if they are eligible for any adjustment factors.
UAC Application key dates:

18 September:     SRS (Schools Recommendation Scheme) applications close (11.59pm)

29 September:     Early Bird application deadline (11.59pm).  Early Bird fee is $78 whereas the Standard Fee

                             (applications submitted after 23 September) is $215.  

3 November:        Change of preferences close for first SRS offers (11.59pm)

10 November:      November Round 1/SRS offers released (7.30am)

23rd November:   EAS (Educational Access Scheme) deadline

14th December:    ATARs released on UAC website at 9.00am

                              EAS Round 1 offers released

15th December:    Change of course preferences deadline (11.59pm)

21st December:    Main Round offers released (7.30am)

Need to speak to someone?

UAC’s friendly and helpful customer service team is available to take calls on (02) 9752 0200 Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm. You can also ask questions via their website, Livechat or online enquiry form. For general questions, connect with them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, but for privacy reasons they can’t discuss specific details about applications online.


TAFE NSW | 2024 Career Guide is Now Available 

Senior students who wish to study full time at TAFE in 2024 are now able to request a copy of the TAFE NSW 2024 Career Guide to be sent directly to their email address. Please refer to their website for details.

TAFE NSW 2024 Degrees are Now Available 

TAFE NSW offers a range of degrees that are taught by industry professionals in state-of-the-art facilities. Year 12 students who complete their HSC do not require an ATAR for admission into a degree program.  Some courses may have additional specific entry requirements. For further information please visit their website.

Courses and workshops

UNSW LAT (Law Admission Test)

If you have applied to sit the admission test, LAT Plus Accelerator offers a program designed to prepare you for the exam.  During the accelerator program, you will go through practical activities and exam papers to help you develop strategies for deconstructing law admission test questions, solidify critical thinking skills, and develop their persuasive writing.  

Final course dates are 3rd, 9th, 17th and 23rd September 2023. For further information please visit their website.  

Explore UNSW Kensington | Engineering your Future Friday 6 October 9am – 3.30pm

Year 10 and Year 11 students with an interest in learning about engineering at UNSW are invited to experience life as an engineering student. Students will have the opportunity to attend two hands-on workshops of their choosing whilst connecting with current students, academics and our esteemed engineering alumni. Register here

Western Sydney University’s Bizfluencers Holiday Workshop 25th and 26 September

Bizfluencers is an exciting school holiday workshop program aimed at high school students in Years 9–10.Limited spots available. Register here

Western Sydney University Blueprint Competition 

The Blueprint Business Idea Competition is designed to help students pursue new business ideas. Students will learn to solve a customer problem by conceptualising, building, and marketing a business. Submission deadline: 13 October. Find out more here.   

Western Sydney University Optimize Competition 

Competition for high school students to participate in Western’s School of Computing, Data and Mathematical Science’ Optimize competition to showcase their computing and robotic projects for a chance to win $500, medals, and certificates. For further information click here.

Ngara Future Focus (Listen, Hear, Think) Year 9 and 10:  20th October

University of Sydney’s Ngara Program is an on-campus event for year 9-10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.  The program promotes academic skills development and capacity through workshops that build confidence and prepare students for senior school and the transition to University. Aboriginal students will prepare for senior study as well as gain study tips and support for HSC subject selection. Applications close on 13 October 2023, for more information visit their website.

Information Sessions

Engineers Australia Newcastle | Girls Talk and Discover Engineering Recording

Informative seminars for students considering Engineering at university. GT aims to inspire girls into Engineering through stories of eminent local female engineers, and features representatives from UoN and TAFE. DE aims to enlighten students on different pathways into Engineering, and features representatives from SCU, UoN and TAFE. To access the recordings please click here

CQUniversity | Open Day Online Chat Session – Wednesday, 13 September, 3 – 6pm (AEST)

A chance to discover more about CQU’s broad range of courses, pathways, student support services, scholarships, and anything else regarding future study options. CQU’s expert staff will be online to answer any questions. Registration is required.

Macquarie University is Hosting Arts After Dark | AI Needs Intelligent Humans…or Does It?   Thursday 14 September 5.45 – 8pm

Prepare to be propelled into the fascinating world of AI and join leading experts in film, culture and education as they lead a fascinating debate which will affect all. Suitable for future students, parents, teachers and the community. For further information and to register please visit their website

University of Sydney | Upcoming In-person and Online Events for Prospective Students 

Online Open Night, Thursday 14 September | Sydney College of the Arts: Portfolio Evening and 1:1 consultations

12 September | Webinars on: Architecture and the Built Environment, Education: Teacher personal statements, Chemical Engineering, Day in the life of a Law student, Nutrition and Dietetics. 

For more information and to register please click here.  

1300apprentice Trainee and Apprenticeship intake for 2024 

1300apprentice are holding their 2024 apprentice and trainee intake during September / October school holidays. Register on their website and secure an interview. For further information visit their website

Charles Sturt University | Campus Tours 

To book please register here.  

Scholarships, Early Entry, Alternative Pathways

University of Tasmania Schools Recommendation Program Closing 7 October 

The Schools Recommendation Program at the University of Tasmania is closing for early offers on 7 October. Please apply before this deadline to be considered in the final round of offers. For further information visit the website

Academy of Interactive Technology Early Entry 

AIT offers Bachelor Degrees and Diplomas in 2D Animation, 3D Animation, Film, Game Design and IT.  For further information on courses as well as their Early Entry scheme please click here

University of Sydney | Admission Pathways and Entry Schemes 

The Extended Bachelors Program is a dedicated non-ATAR pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to study some of our humanities, science, and health degrees. The Program includes an additional study year and allows Indigenous students to undertake studies in an academically and culturally supported environment. For more information on all admission pathways please visit their website.

Secure a Creative Future with an Early Offer from JMC Academy 

Why wait for ATARs to be released? Year 12 students can now apply through JMC’s Early Entry program to secure their conditional offer in the February 2024 intake before they sit their final exams. Diploma and Degrees in Creative Industries. Explore their courses and Early Entry program here.

Thinking of Starting a Career in Building and Construction? 

Master Builders can help students become the best apprentice or trainee they be, with entry level skills and safety training before the work starts. Students are placed with a fully screened host employer, paid weekly with allowances and entitlements and provided with a dedicated field officer for mentoring and support. Call Master Builders on 02 8586 3533 or email or visit their website.

Ms Leonie Clarke, Post-School Pathways & VET Coordinator 

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