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    Re: Alternative pathways to your desired university degree

    Quote Originally Posted by sev90
    thankyou very much for your explanation. It was very helpful.

    So are you trying to say if i do very good in my course this year, i can transfer to pharmacy? ... the thing is would my one year of study go to waste. I mean, in the bachelor of pharmacy degree pharmaceutical sciences is the major study. I hope i said this in an understandable manner. Dont want to confuse you.
    If i do want to get into Pharmacy lets say, im thinking of Monash University @ Parkville, closest place i can go. Would you have any idea of their selection and transfers?
    I checked the Pharmacy course @ Monash and this is what I got from their website.

    "University-The faculty prefers applicants to have completed the equivalent of a full year of study in an undergraduate degree (eg science or biomedical science). A high level of academic achievement at tertiary level should be demonstrated"

    "Special application requirements-All applicants (except international students) for the Bachelor of Pharmacy must complete the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT). The UMAT test is conducted by ACER (The Australian Council for Educational Research). Students should consult www.acer.edu.au/umat for information about the test date and to download the UMAT information booklet. Contact ACER www.acer.edu.au/umat or telephone 03 9277 5673. Non-year 12 (eg. transfer, mature age, TAFE) applicants must also complete the VTAC Personal Information (Pi) form"

    You would need to maintain a good GPA (probably 5 or higher) in the first year to get in the pharmacy course @ Monash and to make you more competitive. Additionally, you would have to take a UMAT test to be selected into this course.

    If you do get into the pharmacy program, you could possibly apply for an exemption/Advanced Standing if you have done it previously. BTW, here is a course outline for the first year of pharmacy @ Monash...


    First year

    First semester

    Second semester


    I hope I answered most of your questions. If I haven't, feel free to ask more questions..
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    Re: Alternative pathways to your desired university degree

    Wow, ages since last post....




    Anyway I was wondering if anyone on BoS had:

    - sucessfully transferred into their first choice, or
    - done their first choice course as a grad degree after doing a secondary degree before hand

    I've heard all about all these 'alternate pathways' for if u don't get the required UAI into a preferred degree, and I think this is a possibility for me. I'm interested in actual success stories and/or if anyone failed on these alternate pathways. Comments appreciated
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    Re: Alternative pathways to your desired university degree

    Reading through Kami's "Guide to alternative university access" I noticed SWIC was mentioned.

    SWIC has had a name change and is now known as UWSCollege.

    UWSCollege website -

    http://www.uwscollege.edu.au/site/in...?display=35279

    I finally found the information on how to apply at:

    http://www.uwscollege.edu.au/site/in...?display=45822

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    Re: Guide to alternate university access

    Quote Originally Posted by kami
    Guide to alternate university access


    Many of you will recieve your UAI and look at it thinking its the end of the world and that you won't be able to get into the course of your dreams because your UAI is lower than expected. However it isn't the end of the world because there are plenty of ways in to uni with a lower UAI - each entry below describes another way in, so if you read it through you will be able to devise a way into uni regardless of your UAI.

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    HSC Pathways:

    Should your UAI be insufficiently high enough to gain entry to your course at first attempt, it would be possible to either repeat subjects that you feel you have performed poorly in or take up new subjects that may be more suited to your skills and thus be included in your UAI instead. It should also be noted that you do not have to repeat your entire HSC; you may select courses on an individual basis. It should also be noted that only your most recent results in a subject will be counted regardless if your second attempt was better or worse. Additionally, there exist a 5 year rolling period over which you may attempt your HSC on a part time basis if you feel unable to cope with the workload of the HSC full time.

    This may be done at either a school, TAFE or Taylor’s College. However, at TAFE you have the option of undertaking subjects in a compressed fashion involving both preliminary and HSC components in the one year as well as the standard options. It should be noted that choosing to compress a particular subject does not mean you must undertake all of your subjects in this form.

    Links with further information:
    Bored of Studies - View Single Post - My Guide to HSC at TAFE.

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    The Limited UAI :

    The Limited UAI is an option for mature age students (aged 21 and over) which grants you a UAI with a lesser amount of studies ( between five and nine Board Developed units, two of which must be english) in a single year. You cannot accumulate a Limited UAI over more than one year.

    Places that you may undertake your Limited UAI include TAFE, Taylor’s College and schools.

    While most universities will accept the Limited UAI for admission into many courses, competitive courses such as Medicine and Veterinary Science and others will not necessarily accept the Limited UAI. Students are advised to check with universities if they admit students into a course on the basis of a Limited UAI.

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    The TPC :

    The TPC is a Certificate IV in Tertiary Preparation designed by TAFE to perform a similar purpose as the HSC though usually for those 20 or above – though no firm rules apply. With the TPC your subjects will be scaled and you will receive a TES(Tertiary Entrance Statement which is your entrance score to get into uni) from UAC rather than a UAI. Also instead of the end of year exams that the HSC requires, you submit portfolios as your end of semester tests for all subjects excluding maths where you still must sit a written exam.

    Links to further information:
    http://www.tafensw.edu.au/howex/serv...&CourseNo=6502

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    Vocational Diplomas and Certificates from TAFE and Private Colleges :

    The Majority of universities accept Diplomas and in some cases Certificate IVs from TAFE and certain private institutions as meeting the standard for university entry for those who lack a HSC. Should you apply to university they will consider your Grade Point Average (essentially your average score for the last year) and convert this into a rank for you to compete for university entry with. Should you already have a UAI this will be averaged with the number that your GPA has been converted into(for a comprehensive explanation on GPA look at this post here. A wide range of universities also will allow you credit for your Diploma or Cert IV if it is in a relevant study area to your degree(click here for info on this), furthermore there are certain university degrees that require TAFE study(or similar) for entry. Examples include the BA(Applied Humanities) at UWS, BEdu(Secondary: Design & Tech) at USYD, BTeach(Birth to School Age) at MQ, BBus(Hospitality Management) and so on.

    Further Links:
    www.tafensw.edu.au
    www.martincollege.com.au
    www.apm.edu.au
    www.acnt.edu.au
    www.bedford.edu.au
    www.icpp.net
    www.kenvale.edu.au
    www.kvb.edu.au
    www.wesleyinstitute.edu.au
    www.icthm.edu.au
    www.hotelschool.com.au
    www.macleay.edu.au
    www.cit.edu.au

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    SIBT (MQ) :
    The Sydney Institute of Business and Technology (SIBT) is located on the Macquarie campus and offers diplomas and advanced diplomas in a variety of subjects to students who have completed the equivalent of Year 12 studies in Australia or overseas but who do not qualify for direct entry to Macquarie University.
    SIBT diplomas and advanced diplomas cover the same subjects as the standard first year of the respective Bachelor degree and are taught by experienced University teachers on the Macquarie campus. Successful SIBT students may proceed into the second year of a Bachelor degree at MQ in the area they have studied. SIBT diplomas include: Business Administration, Commerce, Computer Science, Arts and Communication.

    Links with further information:
    www.sibt.nsw.edu.au

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    SWIC (UWS) :

    SWIC Sydney is a tertiary pathway college offering English Language, Senior Secondary (Year 11), Foundation (Year 12) and Diploma Courses in IT and Business for Australian and international students wishing to continue on to degree studies at UWS and other Australian educational institutions.

    Foundation courses lead students into year one of Undergraduate Bachelor degrees at UWS. Students may submit an individual application for entry to other Australian universities.

    Diploma programs in Business and Information Technology lead students into year two of undergraduate Bachelor degrees at UWS. Students are welcome to apply to other Australian universities and may wish to apply for academic credit for the Diploma subjects completed at SWIC, however, it is subject to individual application.

    Links with further information:
    www.swic.uws.edu.au

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    INSEARCH (UTS) :

    INSEARCH is a tertiary pathway institution that provides accredited educational courses across a broad range of disciplines, all INSEARCH academic courses are designed and taught by UTS teaching staff and approved by the UTS academic board. They offer English language courses to prepare for entry to UTS bachelor's degrees and post-graduate study.
    INSEARCH also offers diploma courses that provide entry to UTS with advanced standing of one year in: Business, Communication, Design, IT and Architecture.

    Links with further information:
    www.insearch.edu.au

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    WUC (UOW) :

    WUC is a group of colleges owned by UOW that provides high quality university preparation courses and English language programs. In addition, WUC provides Diplomas in IT and Business that allow for entry into the second year of a Bachelor.

    Links with further information:
    www.wuc.edu.au

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    UniAccess Programs (ACU):

    A sector of ACU is dedicated to delivering Diplomas that faccilitate entry into the Bachelor of that respective area at ACU.Students who achieve a Credit Level pass in the Diploma (equivalent to successful completion of 1st year Bachelor degree) may commence their respective degrees in 2nd year. If a Credit Level pass is not achieved, the Diploma is treated as the Foundation year and students would enter their Bachelor degree in 1st year. UniAccess Diplomas are offered in the following areas by ACU: Business, Information Systems, Nursing, Visual Arts & Design, Liberal Studies, Environmental Science and Social Science.

    Links to further information:
    http://www.acu.edu.au/course_areas/C...rams/index.cfm


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    Open Education Australia :

    Open Education is a correspondence university that is made up of an alliance between Macquarie, Griffith, Curtin, and some other unis, where you may enroll for a degree without any previous qualifications or UAI. You will also have the option of completing a 3 semester year in order to finish your degree more quickly. In addition, for those worrying over prestige, they need not fear as the degree you receive will be accredited by the uni that provided Open Education with the particular degree for example, if you do MQ’s BA via OLA then regardless of whether your electives comes mainly from Griffith, you shall receive a MQ testamur. I'd also like to point out that transfers are just as possible from an Open Education degree as any other uni.

    Links with further information:
    www.open.edu.au

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    Non-award study:

    Non award study is where you take university subjects voluntarily and independent of a degree and once you complete a certain amount of subjects certain universities will allow you to compete for a place in an undergraduate degree at that uni based on your GPA(Grade Point Average) from your performance in these units. You will also receive credit for any units studied that are relevant to your proposed Bachelor.

    Link to further information:
    www.coe.mq.edu.au/nonawd.htm
    www.uws.edu.au/studyoptions/alternativeentry#3

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    Regional Bonus Schemes

    Various universities hold it as a priority that they cater to as many students from their local catchment area as possible, details of which universities and locations use these schemes are detailed below:

    Charles Sturt University - If you are a current Year 12 student and will complete the HSC/VCE at a school or TAFE college in the University's region, or a non-Year 12 applicant who resides in the University's region, your admissions rank will automatically be increased by five points under the University's Regional Bonus Scheme (RBS).

    Southern Cross University - As evidence of its commitment to the region, SCU will add five bonus points to the admission rank of Year 12 students within the feeder region which is bound in the south by Bulahdelah, by Dubbo and Goondiwindi in the west, and Warwick and the Greater Gold Coast area in the north. Eligible applicants do not have to apply for this bonus.

    University of Wollongong - If you have a UOW course as a preference and you completed your HSC in 2005 at one of the schools in our regional area your admissions rank will automatically be increased by three points for all Wollongong preferences. A full list of the schools eligible for the regional bonus can be located at www.uow.edu.au/prospective/bonus.html.

    University of Newcastle - The University has a Regional and Rural Preference Scheme, which will award a bonus four points to your admission rank in 2005, for current NSW HSC students who attend schools within a defined postcode boundary. The scheme includes schools and TAFE colleges with postcodes in the Hunter, Central Coast, Central West, Northern Rivers, mid-North Coast, New England, Western Plains and Broken Hill mail centres. The scheme applies to all undergraduate programs except B Medicine or any combined degree. No application is necessary for this bonus. For further information call (02) 4921 5333.

    La Trobe University - In pursuing its regional mission, the University may adjust upwards the admission rank of applicants from regional schools in NSW and Victoria. Details of the regional school bonus applied to specific course codes can be found at www.latrobe.edu.au/vtacinfo/.

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    Macquarie Preffered Admission Scheme:

    A certain number of schools are partners with Macquarie University in a sceme that allows students to apply for 5 bonus UAI points towards and degree at Macquarie University. In 2001 it recieved 220 applicants of which it approved of 21. Among the schools eligible for this scheme are: James Ruse Agricultural High School, Hornsby Girls High School, Normanhurst Boys High School, Marist Sisters College, William Clarke College, Pennant Hills High School along with many others. Enquire with your careers advisor as to whether your school is eligible and for the appropriate forms.

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    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) :

    Some institutions accept the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as an alternative method of admission. The STAT is a series of related tests designed to assess a range of competencies commonly considered important for success in tertiary study. The purpose of STAT is to appraise your ability to understand the given material and to think critically about issues, rather than to assess knowledge of curriculum or a specific academic subject.
    Many tertiary institutions in Australia use STAT results as part of their admissions procedure for certain categories of applicants for example you must achieve a certain score in the STAT in order to do Pharmacy at USYD. They use the STAT score, in addition to any other information available, to assess your application for admission. If you are a mature age student (age 21 and over) and you have no formal qualifications on which to base your application to a tertiary institution, you may be eligible to be considered for entry to a course by sitting a STAT.

    Links to further information:
    www.uac.edu.au/mya/admin/stat.html
    www.acer.edu.au/tests/university/stat/intro.html

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    Regional Entry Test(RET) for UWS:

    The Regional Entry Test is a general literacy, numeracy and reasoning skills test that year 12 students in Greater Western Sydney can sit to gain an additional score to their UAI or IB Diploma that may assist their application to UWS. The test is a version of the STAT, which is composed of two parts – multiple choice which tests verbal and quantitative skills, and written English which tests writing skills.

    Students will be given a competitive rank based on their performance in the test that can work like a UAI in allocating offers to UWS. For this rank to be used students must:

    achieve a UAI* of no more than 10 points below the 2005 published cut-off** for the UWS course to which they wish to be considered.***
    list a UWS course/s as one of their preferences to UAC.
    Once students have satisfied the criteria, their RET score – if higher than their UAI* – will be used during the 2006 UAC offer rounds.
    * IB students will be able to phone UWS to convert their IB Diploma to a rank equivalent to the UAI.

    ** Published UAI cut-offs are local HECS based course cut-off's. In the case of new courses offered for the first time in 2006, UWS will nominate a cut-off for RET purposes.

    *** Note: 10 points are NOT added to either the UAI* result or the RET score.
    Click here for an example of how the RET works

    Links to further information:
    UWS Regional Entry Test 2005 FAQ
    Office of the Academic Registrar | University of Western Sydney (UWS)

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    Languages Certificates and Diplomas at MQ :

    MQ offers several part time language programs that do not depend on UAI for entry, whats more they all provide pathways into the Bachelor of Arts should you maintain a decent grade. In addition, these programs are covered by the HECS scheme so the fees are rather reasonable. When applying, there are two options – the Certificate of Languages (which is roughly equivalent to a minor in the language of your choice) or the Diploma in Languages (which is roughly equivalent to a major in the language of your choice). The Certificate requires no previous qualifications whatsoever, only that you submit an application. The Diploma however requires that you either be currently enrolled in another university degree (at any uni) or that you have transferred from the Certificate after a certain number of units. A similar process exists between the Diploma and the BA.
    The languages you get to choose from are:
    • Ancient Greek
    • Chinese
    • Classical Hebrew
    • Croatian
    • Egyptian Hieroglyphs
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Japanese (very limited placing)
    • Latin
    • Macedonian
    • Modern Greek
    • Polish
    • Russian
    • Serbian
    • Spanish (new for 06 onwards)
    • Ukrainian

    Links to further information:
    www.reg.mq.edu.au/Undergrad/UGAdmissions/Admissions/languages.htm

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    School Recommendation Admission Scheme (SRAS) for UNE :

    The SRAS uses only the recommendations of your school to assess you for admission to UNE. This scheme is for students wanting to study on-campus in Armidale.

    You will be notified of the outcome of your application in December after your HSC. If you are selected by UNE to your SRAS nominated course(s), a place at UNE becomes a guaranteed and unconditional offer through QTAC providing:

    • you have listed the course as a preference on the UAC or QTAC system and;
    • it becomes your first effective preference.

    Therefore, you must still complete a UAC or QTAC application. (All students studying on campus must apply through UAC or QTAC regardless of the entry scheme they use.)

    If you are selected for a course(s) but haven’t included it in your preferences in your UAC or QTAC application, a change of preferences must be lodged with UAC or QTAC.

    In the SRAS application, you should list 3 UNE courses for consideration in case you miss selection for your preferred course. Depending on your results, it may be possible to transfer to your preferred course later.
    Selection for a course under SRAS does not affect any preferences you have lodged with UAC or QTAC for other course at UNE or any other institution.

    Obtain an SRAS application form from your careers counselor or principal and submit before the 30th of September.

    Links to further information:
    www.une.edu.au

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    Legal Practitioners Admission Board (LPAB) - Diploma in Law Practice :

    The diploma provides the means by which residents of New South Wales and others have traditionally acquired their legal training when they did not have access to university law schools.
    The LPAB is not a degree-granting body, and unlike a university, does not offer personal supervision or facilities for research. Emphasis in the Diploma course is on its practical, professional orientation.

    If you posses any of the qualifications listed on the application form you may be eligible for registration. These include:
    • a STAT result of 152;
    • a university degree;
    • a NSW Higher School Certificate and a UAI of at least 66 plus an English mark of 70(ESL) or 60(Standard/Advanced);
    • a university or TAFE college Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Diploma;
    • working as a paralegal or legal secretary for at least three years;
    • working as a police officer or registered nurse

    After completion, you may take a Practical Legal Training course after which you may practice also after completing the Diploma you may be eligible for candidature in a University Master of Laws (LLM) program, or other specialised postgraduate law courses. Diploma students have a successful presence in the University of Sydney's prestigious postgraduate program. Current students of the Diploma also have the choice to transfer to a Bachelor of Laws program.

    Links to further information:
    www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/lawlink/lpab/ll_lpab.nsf/pages/lpab_prospective_students_page
    www.usyd.edu.au/lec

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    Principal's Report Entry Program (PREP) for CSU:

    The objective of the PREP scheme is to attract current school leavers from high schools in the region served by the University who, during their senior high school years, have been identified by their school principal as consistent achievers with the potential to succeed at university study. 2005 Year 12 students may be guaranteed an offer of a place in full-time on-campus courses prior to the release of their UAI. Application forms are available from the secondary school principal. Make applications through this scheme directly to CSU and not UAC. For further information call 1800 334 733.

    The region served by CSU for the PREP is defined as the northern half of Victoria, the ACT and most of regional NSW, except the Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong areas.

    Links to further information:
    http://www.csu.edu.au/acad_sec/manuals/d10.rtf

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    STAR entry scheme for SCU:

    The University's STAR Entry Scheme is available to Year 12 students at a high school or TAFE institute within the University's feeder region, bound in the south by Bulahdelah, by Dubbo and Goondiwindi in the west, and Warwick and the Greater Gold Coast area in the north.

    If you have been recommended by your principal and have satisfied specific University entry criteria you will be considered by the University under this scheme. Applications are sent to the schools and TAFE institutes involved and must be completed in addition to the UAC application.

    Students whose home is within the region but who are studying Year 12 outside the region may also be considered under this scheme. Contact the University for details on 1800 626 481.

    Links to further information:
    www.scu.edu.au

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    Canberra Institute of Technology ANU Associate Degrees :

    The Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) – Canberra’s equivalent of TAFE, has created a series of two year programs composed of both CIT and ANU units that give direct entry into second year of certain Bachelors at ANU with 18 months credit. Listed below are these Associate degrees and their entry criterion:
    • Associate Degree in Science - a two-year program delivered by CIT to facilitate student access to science study at the ANU. It will provide you with a strong theoretical foundation in the sciences, particularly the natural sciences, and a higher education pathway to the Bachelor of Science degree at ANU. In order to qualify for entry you must have a completed year 12 including Mathematics and English. Alternatively, if you are 20 years or over and have suitable experience you may be considered. Preference will be given if you have completed study in Chemistry and one or more other sciences as part of your year 12.
    • Associate Degree in Engineering - a two-year program delivered by CIT and the ANU. It will provide you with both a strong practical base and the theoretical foundation required for engineering, and a higher education pathway to the Bachelor of Engineering degree at the ANU. Two fields of engineering will be offered, either mechanical or electronic. In order to qualify for entry you must have completed year 12 including Mathematics. Alternatively, if you are 20 years or over and have relevant work experience you may be considered. Preference will be given to those who have completed Physics and one or more of Chemistry or Senior Science as part of their year 12.
    • Associate Degree in Music - a two-year program delivered by CIT and ANU which will provide an alternative pathway to higher education for Music students through articulation into ANU’s Bachelor of Arts (Music). In order to qualify for entry you must have completed year 12 including a study of Music and English and be competent in at least one instrument (including your voice). You will be given preference if you can provide evidence of current interest in and referenced work experience in the music industry, eg performing/playing in public events, and/or results in AMEB sponsored examinations. Selection will also be based on an audition to determine your competence to perform.
    In addition, CIT offer two Bachelors that do not require UAI for entry, it should be noted however that they are not HECS eligible but as CIT is a government institution they are fairly affordable compared to most FEE places.
    • Bachelor of Applied Science (Forensic Studies) - Graduates will possess the scientific knowledge and skills to be able to collect, analyse and interpret forensic evidence and to present that evidence in court. Entry requirements are year 12 including studies of Mathematics, English and one of the sciences. Preference will be given to those who have completed Chemistry and additional science subjects and/or computing subjects.
    • Bachelor of Design (Fashion) - The Fashion Design program prepares you for professional practice in a broad range of niche markets. You will develop the professional attributes required to participate in the diversity of the fashion industry in a global arena. Entry requirements include completion of year 12 including English, as present a portfolio containing at the least 10 pieces of art work and/or design work including a selection from: a visual diary, sketches and drawings in a variety of media, painting or mixed-media art works, design developmental work, illustrations and prints, eg silk screen, woodcuts, etchings or linocuts, related interests, eg three-dimensional work, photographs, textile design and written work, eg literary analysis, or demonstrating creative aptitude.

    Links to further information:
    www.cit.edu.au

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    UNSW Foundation Year:

    If you are an international student or someone lacking the appropriate secondary qualifications the Foundation year may present a pathway for you to tertiary or vocational study in Australia. Essentially what happens is you will take classes in a range of subjects(at approximately senior secondary level) to prepare you for further study, once you have completed your subjects your results will be used to determine which of the selected range of university courses at certain universities thatyou may succesfully enter. You will undertake one of several study patterns(in Arts, Design, Science etc.) in your preparation for further study. It should be noted that this program in identical fashion to HSC or TPC does not give credit toward your degree at university.

    Links to further information:
    Frequently Asked Questions
    http://www.ufy.unsw.edu.au/adminpdfd...ApplytoUni.pdf

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    Graduate Medicine:

    Upon completion of a Bachelors degree in any discipline, prospective students may apply to the graduate MBBS should they have a minimum of a credit average GPA, an interview and an exam known as the GAMSAT. The GAMSAT examines three areas:
    1. Reasoning in the Humanities and the Social Sciences
    The Reasoning in Humanities and Social Sciences section tests skills in the interpretation and understanding of ideas in social and cultural contexts. Different kinds of text are used as stimulus, including passages of personal, imaginative, expository and argumentative writing. Although most of the stimulus materials in this section are in the form of written passages, some units may present ideas and information in visual and tabular form. Materials deal with a range of academic and public issues, with an emphasis on socio-cultural, personal and interpersonal topics. Questions in this section are in multiple choice format with four alternative answers from which candidates choose the most appropriate.
    2. Written Communication
    The Written Communication section is a test of the ability to produce and develop ideas in writing. It involves two thirty-minute writing tasks. Each task offers a theme and a number of ideas relating to that theme.The themes are general rather than specific in nature.The first task deals with socio-cultural issues while the second deals with more personal and social issues. In selecting topics for the writing tasks every effort is made to minimise factors which might disadvantage candidates from non-English-speaking backgrounds.
    3. Reasoning in Biological and Physical Sciences
    In addition to testing reasoning and problem solving within a scientific context, this section examines the recall and understanding of basic science concepts. Section III is made up of questions in three discipline areas in the following proportions:
    Chemistry 40%
    Biology 40%
    Physics 20%
    Questions from the three discipline areas are integrated throughout the section and are in multiple choice format.

    The level of subject knowledge required for the Reasoning in Biological and Physical Sciences section of the test generally corresponds to the first year of
    university studies in biology and chemistry, and Year 12 in physics.The test focuses primarily on problem solving and on the use of knowledge that will be presumed at the beginning of the medical or dental program: that is, a basic understanding of biology, chemistry (organic and physical) and physics. A student who has mastered these general concepts should have adequate knowledge to answer questions in this section.

    GAMSAT - Home
    Why study at Sydney? - Future students - The University of Sydney
    http://medicalschool.anu.edu.au/admi...ssion_info.asp
    http://www.nd.edu.au/fremantle/colle...ts/index.shtml
    GEMP Promotion
    http://www.griffith.edu.au/school/me...eeprogram.html
    MBBS graduate entry selection : School of Medicine : University of Melbourne
    http://www.som.uq.edu.au/som/MQ_overview.shtml
    http://www.meddent.uwa.edu.au/prospe...pageID/54#mbbs
    Graduate School of Medicine @ UOW
    Paths into Medicine - Flowchart by Lexicographer

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    Graduate Law:

    Upon completion of a three year Bachelor degree in any discipline, prospective students may apply to the graduate LLB or a Masters of Law & Legal Practice at UTS.

    Links to further information:
    ANU COLLEGE OF LAW - Home Page
    UNSW Handbook Program - Law - 4790
    Bachelor of Laws (3 year course) - 2005 Course Handbook @ UOW
    Undergraduate Law @ Sydney - Graduate Law - LLB - Future students - The University of Sydney
    UTS: Page Not Found - UTS Handbook 2009
    http://handbook.uws.edu.au/hbook/cou...?course=2501.1
    UNE - Law School - Undergraduate Law Courses
    Program Handbook / The University of Newcastle, Australia
    Law and Justice - Law and Justice

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    Graduate Education and Teaching degrees:

    It is essentially possible to turn just about any bachelor degree into a teaching degree by undergoing a one or two year upgrade course afterward. Many universities have these courses, called the Graduate Diploma/Bachelor of Education or the Bachelor/Masters of Teaching and serve for both the primary and secondary school sectors. There are however some prerequisites and these will be discussed here:

    PRIMARY
    As Primary teachers are required to teach across a range of Key Learning Areas (KLAs), they must have university studies in at least three of these to be considered for admission to the program.

    Applicants for the Primary program must have completed an undergraduate degree (or equivalent studies) which includes study in at least three of the following areas, comprising either (i) 1-year of study in four separate subjects/areas from the list below or (ii) a 2-year study in one area and 1-year of study in two other areas, from:
    • Mathematics
    • Science & Technology
    • English
    • Personal Development, Health & Physcial Education
    • Human Society & Its Environment
    • Creative & Practical Arts
    • Languages other than English, Information Technology, Psychology
    • Education studies

    It is expected that Primary Teachers will be able to demonstrate a level of performance in English and Mathematics which is at least equivalent to that required for the completion two units of English and two units of Math in the HSC or higher.

    SECONDARY
    Secondary school teachers are generally required to specialise in two teaching methods or curriculum areas: a first teaching method or 'main subject', and a second teaching method or 'additional subject'. In some cases - such as Visual Art, Music, Mathematics, Science, and Technological & Applied Studies - it is possible to teach in just the one method or curriculum area (these are referred to as 'Double Methods'). Prospective teachers in these areas therefore have the choice of studying them as either 'double methods' (as their only curriculum area), or as 'single methods' (in combination with another single method curriculum area). All other subjects are studied as 'single methods' and must be taken in combination with another 'single' teaching method.

    In general, applicants must have:


    • a major sequence (3 years of study) in one teaching-related discipline area (e.g. English, History, a Language, a Science, Mathematics, a Social Science) and
      a minor sequence (2 years study) in another teaching related discipline area. Some subject specialisations have additional specific requirements (e.g. Science requires at least 1 year of either Physics or Chemistry), and
      must meet the NSW Department of Education and Training, or some other recognised national or state body's, criteria for accreditation as a teacher on completion of the degree.

    OR


    • a good academic record (a credit-average or better in their major or in the degree) or professional experiences relevant to their teaching specialisation, and
      at least two 2-year minor studies in discipline areas relevant to school subjects, and
      must meet the NSW Department of Education and Training, or some other recognised national or state body's, criteria for accreditation as a teacher on completion of the degree.

    OR


    • an exemplary academic record (a high credit to distinction-average or better in their major area of study or in their degree, or an honours level award), and
      at least one 2-year minor study in a discipline area relevant to school subjects, and
      at least one year of study in a second teaching discipline area, and
      must meet the NSW Department of Education and Training, or some other recognised national or state body's, criteria for accreditation as a teacher on completion of the degree.

    Links to further information:
    http://www.edsw.usyd.edu.au/future_s...g_mteach.shtml
    http://www.uws.edu.au/about/acadorg/...waystoteaching
    UTS: Education: Postgraduate Courses
    Courses - Faculty of Education - ACU National (Australian Catholic University)
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    SCU - Education - Welcome to the School of Education
    http://www.newcastle.edu.au/faculty/...kprograms.html
    http://fehps.une.edu.au/Education/ed...areer_path.htm
    UNSW-Arts-Error Page
    http://www.ce.canberra.edu.au/secs/a...eacher_edu.htm
    http://www.uow.edu.au/educ/courses/graddiped.html
    https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/employmen...hnsw/index.htm
    https://www.det.nsw.edu.au/media/downloads/primary.pdf]

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    Graduate Pathways into Psychology:

    The basic requirement for becoming registered as a psychologist in NSW is a four-year university degree in psychology plus two years supervised experience or a two-year postgraduate degree.

    If however you have undertaken a three-year university degree in psychology you may apply for either; Honours or a Postgraduate Diploma in psychology to constitute your fourth year of study. If you have already completed a Bachelor in another area but have yet to undergo either a three or four year degree you may undertake the one year Graduate Diploma in psychology which for graduate students constitutes a three year study in psychology and students may then proceed to the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology in order to meet the four year university requirement.

    For admission to membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), which amounts to recognition of full professional status, six years of academic training (a four-year university degree plus a two-year postgraduate degree) is required.

    Links to further information:
    www.psy.mq.edu.au/index.htm
    www.uws.edu.au/about/acadorg/caess/sp
    www.psychology.org.au/study/studying/11.1_4.asp
    www.psychreg.health.nsw.gov.au
    www.psych.usyd.edu.au
    www.uow.edu.au/health/psyc
    hds.canberra.edu.au/hbms/psych
    www.psy.unsw.edu.au
    www.une.edu.au/psychology
    www.newcastle.edu.au/school/behavioural-science
    www.scu.edu.au/schools/psychology
    www.csu.edu.au/psychology
    www.anu.edu.au/psychology


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    You forgot to mention Newstep at Newcastle which you can use for any undergraduate course except Bachelor of Medicine

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    Re: Alternative pathways to your desired university degree

    Quote Originally Posted by Dingo2004 View Post
    the best way .. and money saver is ...
    to go TAFE..

    advantages are you also have an extra qualification to add to your resume..
    ie DIPLOMA..

    disadvantages.. you wont get exempt as much subjects hence longer time in uni once u get in ..

    however tafe is the cheapest and most efficient method for alternative entry into uni
    Can someone tell me the difference between taking a Tertiary Prep Cert IV compared to doing a subject-related course, say like Business Cert IV?

    It seems odd to me anyone will take TPC since the subject-related equivalent will offer credits at the university level?

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    Re: Alternative pathways to your desired university degree

    Quote Originally Posted by blisto View Post
    Can someone tell me the difference between taking a Tertiary Prep Cert IV compared to doing a subject-related course, say like Business Cert IV?

    It seems odd to me anyone will take TPC since the subject-related equivalent will offer credits at the university level?
    With a Cert IV in business you will only be able to get into a business related course at university. With TPC you can get into almost any course.

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    Re: Alternative pathways to your desired university degree

    I know and only cited business as an example.

    They can always take the corresponding TAFE subject in say engineering, healthcare etc. and still gain credit exemptions..

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    Re: Alternative pathways to your desired university degree

    Quote Originally Posted by blisto View Post
    I know and only cited business as an example.

    They can always take the corresponding TAFE subject in say engineering, healthcare etc. and still gain credit exemptions..
    TAFE doesn't have courses for everything though.

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    Re: Alternative pathways to your desired university degree

    what's the deal with the STAT?

    I could completely flop my HSC, complete a STAT exam and enter a course?

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    Re: Alternative pathways to your desired university degree

    You dont need the HSC to be eligible to do a STAT test, basically anyone who do the STAT test can get into uni without year 12..but admissions to some uni's is not possible with STAT only

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    FAQ: Late Round Offers

    Can I accept my Main Round offer and still get Early Feb Round offers?

    YES.

    If you get a Main Round offer, ACCEPT AND ENROL ASAP. You may or may not get a later offer, so accept to guarantee your place now. This is what UAC recommends.

    If you do get a later offer and you wish to accept it, you must accept it then notify your Main Round institution that you wish to withdraw from your previous offer. The instructions for doing this vary so you may want to contact their Admissions Office if you can't find the correct forms.

    Can I get a later offer even though I got my first preference in the Main Round?

    YES.
    You need to make sure you change your preferences before the closing date for the Early Feb Round and remove your current first preference.
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    Re: FAQ: Late Round Offers

    Quote Originally Posted by chantal_3 View Post
    if the course you want to do has no vacancies is there still a SMALL chance you can still be accepted?

    *hopes they say YES*
    Yes, because (V) only indicates whether they expect to have vacancies or not based on the data so far. There's a chance courses with a (V) may not end up with vacancies, and courses without it might end up with vacancies. Still, if they don't indicate it, don't expect it because it will be a small chance.
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    Re: FAQ: Late Round Offers

    Hi, I am not sure how the later rounds work. I received an offer for my second preference. Now, I'm wondering if I shift it to 9th on my list of preferences, can I be considered for all those above the preference I was offered?
    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: FAQ: Late Round Offers

    Quote Originally Posted by assiduous View Post
    Hi, I am not sure how the later rounds work. I received an offer for my second preference. Now, I'm wondering if I shift it to 9th on my list of preferences, can I be considered for all those above the preference I was offered?
    Thanks in advance.
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    Re: FAQ: Late Round Offers

    Hi guys,

    This is going to make me look like an idiot, but I don't care.

    I didn't put Comm (Writing & Cultural Studies) at UTS as a preference because I din't think I'd make the 91.05 (then, now reduced) cut-off. Lo and behold, I got 92.25. But by this point I had given up, and had my heart set on Comm / Creative Arts at UOW. Didn't get it. Got straight Comm, which I don't really want to do.

    If I add UTS to my preferences for the next round, what are the chances of squeezing into a (however unlikely) vacant spot? Will I be considered if I wasn't even on the radar for Main Round? I know on the list there's no (V) but honestly, I've got nothing to lose but I'm just curious as to what happens if you ADD a course to your prefs after Main Round offers?

    Thanks =)

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    Re: FAQ: Late Round Offers

    Quote Originally Posted by missjessmac View Post
    Hi guys,

    This is going to make me look like an idiot, but I don't care.

    I didn't put Comm (Writing & Cultural Studies) at UTS as a preference because I din't think I'd make the 91.05 (then, now reduced) cut-off. Lo and behold, I got 92.25. But by this point I had given up, and had my heart set on Comm / Creative Arts at UOW. Didn't get it. Got straight Comm, which I don't really want to do.

    If I add UTS to my preferences for the next round, what are the chances of squeezing into a (however unlikely) vacant spot? Will I be considered if I wasn't even on the radar for Main Round? I know on the list there's no (V) but honestly, I've got nothing to lose but I'm just curious as to what happens if you ADD a course to your prefs after Main Round offers?

    Thanks =)
    I've not heard of adding another choice to your preferences, but I'm sure this is just the same as changing around your current preferences. Since you're above the cut-off, then I imagine (if they permitted this and considered you) then you'd be one of the first people, if not the first person, offered a vacant position if it popped up.
    There is the problem that adding a course may not be considered, but you have nothing to lose - go for it.
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    Re: FAQ: Late Round Offers

    I was just wondering if anyone knows that if i got 1st pref med (but bonded) at unsw and leave unsw as 1st pref for the 2nd round, will i still be considered for an unbonded place in the 2nd round? Im not sure because i read that if you got offered 1st pref for the main round, that that pref wont be considered in the 2nd?
    Sorry if i didnt explain that v clearly...
    Thanks in advance

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    Re: FAQ: Late Round Offers

    That's why you change your preferences around so you have a new 1st preference...
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    Re: FAQ: Late Round Offers

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowdude View Post
    That's why you change your preferences around so you have a new 1st preference...
    With med you dont apply for bonded places through uac, its done internally through the uni...so basically my case here is that i want to be considered for an unbonded place for unsw in the 2nd round, but already having been offered a bonded place for unsw. So basically i want to leave unsw as a 1st preference. Thanks anyway though.

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    Re: FAQ: Late Round Offers

    Well, just contact the university if it's an internal thing. Some people here may be able to help though.
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    Re: FAQ: Late Round Offers

    What are the chances of getting an offer in normal commerce in Usyd/UNSW?
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    Re: FAQ: Late Round Offers

    Quote Originally Posted by nrlwinner View Post
    What are the chances of getting an offer in normal commerce in Usyd/UNSW?
    There are so many students wanting to get into commerce in the second round lol.

    Not to break your hopes or anything, but I think the chances are slim. There are a lot of people. I assume that since there will also be quite a few bonus points people (like you and me) with 99.95, our chances are probs on some commerce people going to Macq law.

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    Re: FAQ: Late Round Offers

    Quote Originally Posted by TutoringHSC View Post
    There are so many students wanting to get into commerce in the second round lol.

    Not to break your hopes or anything, but I think the chances are slim. There are a lot of people. I assume that since there will also be quite a few bonus points people (like you and me) with 99.95, our chances are probs on some commerce people going to Macq law.
    +1
    There are not many final round vacancies for commerce at UNSW/Usyd anyways

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    Re: FAQ: Late Round Offers

    Hey,
    I was wondering how EAS scheme at UNSW works for second round offers?
    It says that your not eligible if your already enrolled, so if I enrol in my first round offer,
    does that mean my eligibility for the access scheme at UNSW is void?

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    Re: FAQ: Late Round Offers

    What are the chances of getting into B psych, B psych science or B science at UNSW?
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