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    Applying as a mature aged student.

    In 2019 I’m looking to apply at UNE (may change universities but that’s where I’m looking for now) to study a Bachelor in Psychology with honours, with the hope to go on and do my clinical down the track. I’ll be 22, and due to me leaving high school in year 10 because of medical reasons (now resolved) I’ll be applying as a mature aged student. I will have completed a certificate 3 in community services, a certificate 4 in mental health and a diploma in counselling by then, but I’m uncertain whether I should be doing more so that I have a semi-realistic chance of getting a place due to how high the demand is in my region for this specific course.
    I’m looking into doing some volunteer work with an organisation near me so I have some kind of a referee (I don’t work), but what else can I be doing that will increase my chances of being offered a position? I’m open to any suggestions no matter how big or small!
    Thank you!


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    Re: Applying as a mature aged student.

    You could do STAT test.
    https://stat.acer.org/

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    mature-age applicants who don’t have a recent or standard Year 12 qualification
    applicants who completed their previous studies outside Australia
    applicants who did not gain a satisfactory ATAR
    applicants to any course for which STAT scores are considered (check current course guides).
    What is STAT?

    STAT is an aptitude test that evaluates verbal and quantitative reasoning. Specific curriculum knowledge is not required.

    There are two different STAT tests:

    STAT Multiple Choice test
    STAT Written English test "
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    Re: Applying as a mature aged student.

    Quote Originally Posted by BLIT2014 View Post
    You could do STAT test.
    https://stat.acer.org/

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    mature-age applicants who don’t have a recent or standard Year 12 qualification
    applicants who completed their previous studies outside Australia
    applicants who did not gain a satisfactory ATAR
    applicants to any course for which STAT scores are considered (check current course guides).
    What is STAT?

    STAT is an aptitude test that evaluates verbal and quantitative reasoning. Specific curriculum knowledge is not required.

    There are two different STAT tests:

    STAT Multiple Choice test
    STAT Written English test "
    Which stat test would I be wanting to do, or both of them? Also, say I decided to to a STAT test but my results are appalling, so I need to provide my results on application or can I leave it out.? And for how long is a STAT test valid for? Would I have to do it just before application?
    Thank you for your reply!


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    Re: Applying as a mature aged student.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoeo97 View Post
    Which stat test would I be wanting to do, or both of them? Also, say I decided to to a STAT test but my results are appalling, so I need to provide my results on application or can I leave it out.? And for how long is a STAT test valid for? Would I have to do it just before application?
    Thank you for your reply!


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    Also am I able to take it multiple times? Or only once? I see it’s run quite frequently.


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    Re: Applying as a mature aged student.

    if you have that many certificates they are going to accept you, you wont have to do anything else prob
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    Re: Applying as a mature aged student.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoeo97 View Post
    Also am I able to take it multiple times? Or only once? I see it’s run quite frequently.


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    Re: Applying as a mature aged student.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoeo97 View Post
    Which stat test would I be wanting to do, or both of them? Also, say I decided to to a STAT test but my results are appalling, so I need to provide my results on application or can I leave it out.? And for how long is a STAT test valid for? Would I have to do it just before application?
    Thank you for your reply!


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    You might need to do both or just one. Ring up with the universities that you are thinking of applying too and ask them. Have a read through a the website link I'm sure it will answer most of your questions other then the ones that depend on the university you want to apply too.
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    Re: Applying as a mature aged student.

    Quote Originally Posted by BLIT2014 View Post
    You might need to do both or just one. Ring up with the universities that you are thinking of applying too and ask them. Have a read through a the website link I'm sure it will answer most of your questions other then the ones that depend on the university you want to apply too.
    Thank-you


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    Re: Applying as a mature aged student.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zoeo97 View Post
    In 2019 I’m looking to apply at UNE (may change universities but that’s where I’m looking for now) to study a Bachelor in Psychology with honours, with the hope to go on and do my clinical down the track. I’ll be 22, and due to me leaving high school in year 10 because of medical reasons (now resolved) I’ll be applying as a mature aged student. I will have completed a certificate 3 in community services, a certificate 4 in mental health and a diploma in counselling by then, but I’m uncertain whether I should be doing more so that I have a semi-realistic chance of getting a place due to how high the demand is in my region for this specific course.
    I’m looking into doing some volunteer work with an organisation near me so I have some kind of a referee (I don’t work), but what else can I be doing that will increase my chances of being offered a position? I’m open to any suggestions no matter how big or small!
    Thank you!


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    You could the TPC course at tafe. It's a HSC alternative and is recognised by a lot of universities. My uncle completed the TPC course then got into Usyd physio.

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