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for the Principal, Careers Adviser, Year 12 Adviser and Curriculum Adviser Volume 17 Issue 1 April 2011

News
In this Issue
2014 Year 10 Booklet Key dates for 2012 admissions STAT changes Surplus Guides Medicine, Dentistry, Oral Health, Pharmacy, Optometry, Vet Science entry requirements Out and about with UAC For your info Open Days for 2011 4 1 2-3 To place your order just log onto UAC’s website (www.uac.edu.au) and click on UAC Shop. Booklets cost $5.50 per copy, plus postage and handling. Payments can be made by cheque, PayPal, Mastercard or Visa. Orders received by 18 May will be posted the following week. A PowerPoint presentation will be available on Schoolink on UAC’s website when the booklet is released, to help you guide your students through the publication.

University Entry Requirements 2014 Year 10 Booklet
It’s time to think about ordering the University Entry Requirements 2014 Year 10 Booklet. The booklet is a valuable tool for Year 10 students choosing their subjects for years 11 and 12. It shows all the prerequisites, assumed knowledge and recommended studies for university courses starting in 2014. Each Year 12 school in NSW and the ACT will receive four complimentary copies of the booklet in mid-May. Extra copies can be ordered online from the end of April.

STAT changes
UAC has changed its re-sitting policy for the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) Multiple Choice this year. From Friday 15 April you’ll be able to sit the STAT Multiple Choice test once every STAT testing year (15 April 2011 to 14 April 2012). Previously, you could sit the STAT Multiple Choice once every six months. If you sat the STAT Multiple Choice in 2010 or January 2011, you can register to sit the 2011 mid-year STAT to be held in May/June 2011. Registrations will open in early April 2011. If you sit the STAT Multiple Choice in May or June 2011, you cannot register to sit the test again until the next test available after 14 April 2012. Further information about the changes can be found at www.uac.edu.au/stat/

UAC key dates for 2012 admissions
Applications
Early August 2011 Friday 30 September 2011 Monday 31 October 2011 Wednesday 30 November 2011 Thursday 2 February 2012 applications open on-time applications close late applications close with late fee $116* late applications close with late fee $133* final close of applications with late fee $143* 2011 NSW HSC results released by Board of Studies ATARs released by UAC at www.uac.edu.au for consideration in Main Round for consideration in Late Round for consideration in Final Round

HSC and ATARs
Wednesday 14 December 2011 Thursday 15 December 2011

Change of preferences
Thursday 5 January 2012 18 January – 25 January 2012 1 February – 2 February 2012

Offers
Thursday 27 October 2011 October Round offers released Thursday 17 November 2011 November Round offers released Thursday 8 December 2011 December Round offers released Wednesday 4 January 2012 Early January Round offers released Wednesday 18 January 2012 Main Round offers released at 9pm Wednesday 1 February 2012 Late Round offers released at 9pm Wednesday 8 February 2012 Final Round offers released *Fees and charges for 2012 admissions are yet to be confirmed

Surplus Guides
Surplus copies of the UAC 2011 Guide are now available to schools. The boxes can be collected free-of-charge from UAC’s warehouse at Girraween (minimum two day’s notice required) or mailed to schools for $25 per box (including GST). Call (02) 9752 0200 to reserve your copies and organise payment if postage is required. There are limited copies of surplus Guides available this year, so place your order early to avoid disappointment.

Universities Admissions Centre (NSW & ACT) Pty Ltd Locked Bag 112 Silverwater NSW 2128 Tel: (02) 9752 0200 Copies of the current and previous newsletters can be downloaded from UAC’s website at www.uac.edu.au/publications/news/

Late applications will not be considered. contact the School of Medicine on (02) 9852 4637.unsw. at www. UMAT will be held at various locations across Australia on: Wednesday 27 July 2011 Students at UWS are able to combine the Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) with a Bachelor of Arts. University of New England on (02) 6773 3034. Visit www.au 1. The curriculum for this program is identical at both institutions.umat.00 is required to be eligible for consideration UMAT score (see shaded box on this page for further information) interview – main round to be held November 2011. Submit a UAC application by 30 September 2011 and add code 780000 as a preference by 30 November 2011. Local applicants and international students currently undertaking an Australian Year 12 must: In the selection of students for entry. ATAR (predicted or actual) and UMAT scores are used to identify applicants for interview. Late registrations close on Friday 17 June 2011. Submit a UAC application by 30 September 2011.au/jmp Applications close on 30 September 2011.au All enquiries concerning UMAT should be directed to the UMAT Office: UMAT Office ACER Private Bag 55 Camberwell VIC 3124 tel: (03) 8508 7643 email: umat@acer. Late applications will not be accepted. UMAT results and an interview. 2.au 3. final round to be held early January 2012 (mid-late January 2012 for interstate applicants). The selection of applicants for admission to the JMP is based on: n academic merit .au For further enquiries contact the UWS Course Information Centre on 1300 897 669 or email study@uws.a minimum ATAR of 94.au or School of Rural Medicine University of New England Armidale NSW 2350 tel: (02) 6773 3877 fax: (02) 6773 2388 email: ruralmed@une. these three criteria will be equally weighted. Different criteria exist for rural and Indigenous entry schemes. Applicants will be selected based on academic merit (minimum ATAR or equivalent). For further information contact either: The Enquiry Centre University of Newcastle Callaghan NSW 2308 tel: (02) 4921 5000 fax: (02) 4921 2020 email: EnquiryCentre@newcastle.au/jmp/ enrolments/rras. details of their relevant personal qualities and skills. JMP direct university application forms will be available in August 2011 at www.edu. n erformance p n Applicants must: 1. This degree combines all the attributes of the MBBS with an Arts degree.med.au n University of Western Sydney In 2012. For details visit www. See shaded box on this page for details. Applicants select the site at which they would prefer to complete the program when they submit their JMP direct online application. University of Sydney Combined Medicine Degrees Students combine an approved undergraduate degree with the University’s four-year graduateentry Medical Program.html Indigenous students may apply for admission through the B Medicine – JMP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Admissions Scheme. Camden and Blacktown hospitals. 2. The UNSW Medicine Application Form will be used to set the context of the applicant’s interview but is not used in identifying applicants for interview. students will attend the Clinical School once a week for tutorials and hands-on teaching to help them develop and practise their clinical skills. UWS will offer both Commonwealthsupported and international places in Medicine. In early October. University of Newcastle on (02) 4921 8705 or The Oorala Aboriginal Centre.edu. Attend an interview in Sydney during December. Evidence of connection to Greater Western Sydney may also be taken into account. UWS by 30 September 2011.une.edu. In their first year.edu.edu.unsw.edu.newcastle. For further information visit the faculty’s website at www.edu. Registration must be completed online at www. their non-academic interests and activities and a brief description of their life experience.edu. bringing together scholars in the humanities and social sciences with broad teaching and research interests.edu. Register for and sit the UMAT. For more information call The Wollotuka Institute. 2.40 performance in UMAT – an applicant’s performance in UMAT will determine if they are invited for interview/personal qualities assessment in a structured (multi-mini) interview – interviews will be conducted on set dates in November/December in an online personal qualities assessment .edu. Submit an application form by 30 September 2011. Submit a UAC application by 30 September 2011. 4.au.au/jmp or www.newcastle. Applicants must submit a UAC application by 31 October 2011 including code 780000 as a preference.med. edu. See shaded box on this page for details. For more information about the course structure and subjects visit myfuture. For information on international applications. visit http://future. For information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander selection procedures.Medicine entry requirements Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) In 2011.au University of New South Wales The selection criteria for Medicine for students currently in Year 12 are: n n erformance p academic merit – a minimum ATAR or equivalent of 96.edu. Fees apply. Applicants must: 1.uws. Register for and sit the UMAT.au/medicine/som 3. University of Newcastle/ University of New England The Bachelor of Medicine – Joint Medical Program (JMP) is offered jointly by the University of Newcastle and the University of New England.uws. and submit a predicted ATAR. Students attending a rural/ remote high school will be able to satisfy the minimum requirement with an ATAR of 91.the assessment will be undertaken when the candidate attends for interview. Approximately 500 applicants will be interviewed. The UNSW Medicine Application Form includes questions on why applicants want to study medicine at UNSW. n Registrations for UMAT open in April and close on Friday 3 June 2011. See shaded box on this page for details.30 is required for a candidate applying on the basis of secondary results to be eligible for consideration.au website: http://umatweb. They will also have the opportunity to interact with patients in ward situations across Campbelltown. and add code 428000 as a preference. Combined degrees are: n Arts Advanced Honours-Medicine Music-Medicine 2 Volume 17 Issue 1 April 2011 n . Register for and sit the UMAT. Students who can demonstrate a significant rural/ remote background may be eligible to apply under the B Medicine – JMP Rural/Remote Admissions Scheme (RRAS).uws.acer.edu. Submit an application for selection into the B Medicine/B Surgery program with the School of Medicine. schools will be asked to comment on school-related activities and achievements.au/study-in-australia 3.edu. if invited (a few interviews may be offered in early January for some applicants).acer. Apply directly to the JMP.

Interviews are held in late December for NSW applicants and early January for interstate applicants. The closing date for applications is 30 September 2011 and late applications will not be considered. Applicants must register for the PQA by 28 October 2011. Optometry entry requirements University of New South Wales There will be approximately 70 places available for entry to Optometry/Science in 2012.n Science (Advanced)-Medicine or Medical Science-Medicine Commerce-Medicine or Economics-Medicine The questionnaire will be available from CSU’s website in August. Applicants are selected for an interview based on their completed supplementary application form. For the combined Science (Advanced)-Medicine or Medical Science-Medicine up to five places are available to 2011 Year 12 applicants who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI). Applicants are advised to apply for B Science (Advanced Science) 429013 for 2012 and enrol in the Vision Science plan. To be guaranteed consideration for Main Round offers. Applicants are selected for an interview based on their completed supplementary application form. academic merit – an ATAR or equivalent of 99. students who are enrolled in the prescribed Year 1 Vision Science plan will be invited to apply directly to UNSW for a transfer place for 2013 entry.unsw.edu. applicants must sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) (see shaded box below for details). Pharmacy entry requirements Charles Sturt University In addition to applying through UAC. The closing date for applications is 30 September 2011 and late applications will not be considered. applicants must sit STAT by Saturday 3 December 2011. Applicants must: 1 Register for and sit the UMAT.edu. A separate application direct to the University through the Cadigal program is also required. Volume 17 Issue 1 April 2011 3 . optom. The questionnaire will be available from CSU’s website in August. Selection will be based on: n n University of Sydney Year 12 applicants will be considered for selection based on their ATAR or equivalent. Dentistry entry requirements Charles Sturt University Applicants must apply through UAC and complete a supplementary application form demonstrating their commitment to dentistry and an understanding of the rural health environment. Selection criteria include: n performance in UMAT performance in Year 12 (ATAR or equivalent of at least 90.shtml During 2012. Saturday 3 December 2011 is the final date for sitting STAT for entry to B Veterinary Science in 2012. their result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) Multiple Choice (see shaded box below for details. Submit a UAC application by 30 September 2011. Oral Health entry requirements Charles Sturt University In addition to applying through UAC. applicants must complete a supplementary application form demonstrating their commitment and understanding of the rural health environment. n n Applicants must: 1. Selection for alternative entry to Year 2 of Optometry/Science in 2013 will be based on: n n n University of Sydney B Oral Health applicants must apply through UAC and complete a Personal Qualities Assessment (PQA) test on Monday 14 November 2011 and attend an interview on Tuesday 6 December 2011 and Wednesday 7 December 2011. Forms are available at http://sydney. is available on UAC’s website.php Up to 30 places will be offered to 2011 Year 12 students for the combined medicine degrees. 2 Submit a UAC application. University of Sydney In addition to applying through UAC. The questionnaire will be available from CSU’s website in August. Add a Combined Degree Program to their UAC course preferences by 30 November 2011 (30 September for Music-Medicine). performance in UMAT academic performance (Year 12 and/or tertiary studies). Several STAT sessions will be held throughout 2011.00) performance in required first year subjects completed while enrolled in Advanced Science at the University of New South Wales.au/medicine/ futurestudent/combineddegree/index.au Vet Science entry requirements Charles Sturt University In addition to applying through UAC.edu.edu.au/ dentistry/student/boh.95 is anticipated for 2011 entry interview – applicants will be shortlisted based on their ATAR. Year 12 applicants who sit the May or June STAT sittings must remember when they apply through UAC later in the year to include details of their STAT sitting in their UAC application. applicants must complete a supplementary application form demonstrating their commitment to rural veterinary science and practice. The closing date for applications is 30 September 2011 and late applications will not be considered. 2. For further information visit www. Applicants are selected for an interview based on their completed supplementary application form. including details of STAT sessions and the STAT registration form. Alternative entry for 2013 UNSW will provide an alternative entry pathway for admission to Optometry/Science for applicants who have not undertaken post-secondary studies and who are not eligible for entry in 2012. Year 12 applicants who sit STAT must include details of their STAT sitting in their UAC application. The closing date for applications is 30 September 2011 and late applications will not be considered. with the first session on 7 May. Applicants are selected for interview based on their supplementary application.php For details visit http://sydney.au/koori/ studying/cadigal.) and their commitment to veterinary science as detailed on a prescribed form. Year 12 applicants who sit STAT after they have applied through UAC must inform UAC immediately. ATSI students wishing to be considered for entry to the Science (Advanced)-Medicine or Medical Science-Medicine must apply through UAC. See shaded box on page for details. Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) is compulsory for Year 12 applicants applying for courses such as Pharmacy and Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney. For further information visit http://sydney. More information about STAT. The questionnaire will be available from CSU’s website in August. applicants must complete a supplementary application form demonstrating their commitment to pharmacy and an understanding of the rural health environment.

parents and teachers. While English Studies may count towards the Higher School Certificate. Come and see us at the UAC stand where we will be happy to talk to you or your students and answer any questions you have about UAC. Kuring-gai campus 27 August 17 August 28 August University of Western Sydney Parramatta campus University of Wollongong Contacting UAC telephone: (02) 9752 0200 email and website: use our online enquiry form at www. Looking for direction? Subscribe to UAC’s online newsletter. postgraduate.30pm Monday to Friday . as well as for Equity Scholarships and Educational Access Schemes (EAS). For information on school visit days. For further information call 1300 361 928.30am – 4.uac. There are links for Year 12 and Year 10 students. The most popular questions were about ATARs.au 6 May For personalised campus tours please call 1800 818 865. Moore Park 23–26 Western Sydney Careers Expo – Sydney Olympic Park See the May issue of UAC News for more info about these metropolitan events and further regional events planned for June. It represents the most frequently used resources by schools and careers advisers. June SMH HSC and Careers Expo – Royal Hall of Industries. 8 Parkview Drive Sydney Olympic Park NSW office hours: 8. Open Days for 2011 Australian Catholic University Canberra campus North Sydney campus Strathfield campus 27 August 3 September 10 September May 6–7 National Careers and Employment Expo – Darling Harbour 10–11 Careers Market – Illawarra Credit Union Sports Stadium 13 Northern Beaches Careers Expo – Terrey Hills 18 Tamworth Careers Market 19 Newcastle Lake Macquarie Career Expo 20 Hunter Valley Careers Expo 24 Forbes Tertiary Information Day 25 Dubbo Tertiary Information Day 26 Bathurst FACTS Day (Central West Tertiary Day) 3–5 Australian Maritime College Beauty Point campus 20 August Newnham campus 20 August Campus tours can be arranged by appointment. University of Newcastle Newcastle campus (Callaghan) 27 August Central Coast campus (Ourimbah) 20 August Port Macquarie campus – Information Night 1 September University of Sydney Open Day 27 August For campus tours call 1300 362 006. University of New South Wales Open Day Australian Defence Force Academy.edu. Canberra 3 September 27 August Stage 6 English Studies This is an important reminder for schools who may have Year 11 and/or Year 12 students studying the Stage 6 Content Endorsed Course English Studies (currently being offered by the NSW Board of Studies as a pilot program). Educational Access Schemes and PIN requests. Locked Bag 112 Silverwater NSW 2128 For personalised campus tours and special events call 1300 367 869.edu.500 calls while it was open. Go to www.au Every day For campus tours/appointments and course information call 1800 334 733.au postal address: UAC. bonus points. These are in hard copy and mailed to the Principal.edu. Sydney UTS Information Day. Having them all in one place saves you time and helps you give the best advice you can to your students. in person: Quad 2. Griffith University Gold Coast 14 August 21 August 14 August La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga campus Mildura campus Macquarie University Southern Cross University 10 September ATAR enquiries UAC’s ATAR Enquiry Centre responded to more than 2. contact individual institutions.csu. University of Technology. University of Canberra University of New England 27 August Offer lists Schools should by now have received their offer lists.munro@uac. For personalised campus tours and special events call 1800 111 890. international.hsc. Broadway campus UTS Information Evening. CSU and DET provide NSW HSC Online – an extensive online learning tool with study resources such as comprehensive subject information and test papers for 51 HSC subjects including the recently added Automotive. Canberra Institute of Technology Bruce and Reid campuses 27 August Charles Sturt University For your info Year 12 survival guide online To help students. Directions. Schoolink Don’t forget to check out Schoolink on UAC’s website. Equity Scholarships and STAT.Out and about with UAC We will be attending a number of careers events over the next few months. July and August. Australian National University 27 August For campus tours call 1800 620 032. and receive 12 updates a year on the latest UAC happenings. There will be information and links for a wide range of topics including undergraduate. students who complete English Studies are not eligible for an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). An electronic copy is available by emailing donna.

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