Entry into Universities and Other Tertiary Options

Are you READY FOR UNIVERSITY? Take this Careers With STEM Quiz to find out more

Not sure how to choose your best course option at university?? Take a look at this great story put together by Careers With STEM Choosing Your Degree to explore more

Before deciding which University or other tertiary options you may be interested in aiming for, it may be worthwhile to find out what Uni is really like? Is Uni for you? What should you expect at Uni? What academic skills will you need? The Australian Government has developed this free, self paced and fun course to help students find out if Uni is for you… What’s Uni Like?

Seeking the right information before choosing a University or College….

Students at Calrossy enjoy opportunities to meet with and have conversations with University, Tertiary and Vocational training representatives during the year. Opportunities include:

  • Attending careers expos
  • NSW University and College Open Days – Please click here: Open Day Information
  • Open Days throughout Australia – Please click here Open Days Australia Wide
  • Private Colleges (special visits and open day information)
  • TAFE Open Day visits
  • Online, Skype and phone conversations with representatives in the careers office
  • Meeting with guests and visitors at Calrossy
  • Attending one or more of the series of special dinner careers events in Term 2 (see the upcoming events on the home page)
  • Participating in other careers activities hosted by Calrossy throughout the year

It is critical that our students are able to access the information they need to make an informed choice & decision on their education pathways before they leave school. Mr Impey in conjunction with the Tamworth & District Career Advisors Network (TADCAN)  have prepared a special questions guide to help our students gather the best information to help with informed decision making and choices, please access this guide by clicking here… careers-expo-student-sheets (March 2019)

University of NSW Career Expo Preparation Tips

While there, take a look through the University of NSW Rural Clinical School Health Careers Kit, with details on special entry schemes into university for rural students, special general admission schemes and scholarships and much more… CLICK HERE

Good Universities Guide – Useful Information including where to start, types of institutions, study options, funding & fees, student life, getting into a course, study destinations and more…. Good Universities Guide Information

Access the 2019 e-book version of the Good Universities Guide e-book which contains information on courses, comparisons between universities and a whole lot more handy information for students to help increase awareness.

Other very useful tips including the below list: 

  • Preparing For and Tackling Open Days
  • Financial assistance for regional students moving away from home
  • Benefits of a Gap Year
  • Change of Preference Tips
  • University Offers
  • Considering Mid Year University Entry
  • Why Choose a Double Degree

Other Useful Tips and Information

Finding Courses and applying for University

Students can search and find information on courses through each of the individual state admissions centres, such as UAC, QTAC, etc. Additionally, students can use the COURSE SEEKER WEBSITE which is part of an Australian Government initiative to make finding information on higher education courses easier than ever.

New South Wales, University Admissions Centre (UAC) UAC Undergraduate Page (For NSW & ACT Tertiary Admissions)

UAC Latest Newsletter CLICK HERE

Steps to University for Year 10 students… UAC have created an easy to follow and thought generating guide for our year 10 students, CLICK HERE for access to this resource.

Steps to University for Year 11 and 12 students… UAC have also thought of our year 11 and 12 students with some very good step by step resources that includes details on how to apply for university, CLICK HERE to see these points.

Enjoy this new short UAC video ‘Applying for uni as a Year 12 student’ …

Don’t forget to apply through the UAC’s School Recommendation Scheme (SRS) after submitting your preferences

Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre

How to apply with QTAC Video

Equivalent prerequisites and entry scores for QLD and other states (Source UQ) QLD Open Days in 2017

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) Victorian Tertiary Admissions

Watch this video to find out how to create a VTAC Account

Tasmania (Direct to University of Tasmania) University of Tasmania Undergraduate Page

South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC) South Australian Tertiary Admissions

Western Australia, Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC)  Western Australia

Northern Territory (Direct to Charles Darwin University) Charles Darwin University Future Students Page

Personal Statement 

As part of the application process for SOME courses like education, some creative industry related courses, you will be required to prepare and submit a Personal Statement. Top Universities have put together a list of top tips to help, to see their tips please CLICK HERE

UMAT from 2019 will be known as UCAT

UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test) for entry into most medicine and dentistry courses across Australia and New Zealand. Students who wish to apply for entry into such courses in 2020 will need to sit UCAT in 2019 UCAT Information

For more information please view the UCAT video below









UCAT Education have some handy resources to help students get into medicine and prepare for their UCAT in 2020, CLICK HERE to find handy tips and other great information

UCAT prep options for students to consider

UCAT Practice Tests

UCAT Education Programs for Year 10, 11 or 12 Students


Matrix Education

National Institute of Education

Comparing Universities

University Reviews Website allows students to compare universities using reviews, ratings and rankings University Reviews

Quality Indicators for Learning & Teaching (QILT) QILT Website

The QILT website helps you compare official study experience and employment outcomes data from Australian higher education institutions. Create your own shortlist to compare different study areas and institutions. Watch the ‘Help Me Get Started’ Video below to find out more about the QILT website

University ratings and rankings in Australia 2016/17… Rankings Page


Australian Education Network, Australian Universities Comparison site…HERE

Top Universities Global Rankings… HERE Top Graduate Employability Rankings… HERE

Times Higher Education World University Rankings … Find Rankings Information HERE

Beyond School Study Guide

2018 Beyond School Study Guide This document contains handy information about tertiary study options and government help

University Survival Guide

(Thanks to the Country Education Foundation) University Survival Guide

Surviving University Day 1  & First Year

How to survive your first day of University … FIND OUT SOME TIPS HERE

The University of Queensland UQ, have some great first year tips, CLICK HERE

Superannuation for Students

The following is for the purposes of advising students only and should only be treated as general information only. Please seek your own professional advice before making any decision on your superannuation options and choices. Student Super is built to address the specific needs of high school students and university students. To explore please CLICK HERE

Overseas University Interests

Interested in Universities overseas, Crimson Education helps students navigate their way if interested in UK and US Universities. CLICK HERE for Crimson Education