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    Working gap year

    Hi all, please if you are a uni student read this, i will love you forever.

    I am currently in my final year of high school and am thinking about applying for the schools recommendation scheme when it is open. I do however, want to take a year or possibly a bit longer working full time and being promoted to an inventory manager at my current work, woolworths. I have been told I have the skill, it is good money for a 18yo and I in the end want to actually go on to be a graduate at woolworths once I complete tertiary study. I would like to cash up a bit, maybe travel overseas for a couple of months at somepoint and having the experience of this role would have a positive effect on my longterm goal.

    The only thing I am unsure about is if I receive an early offer or even a semester one offer to uni, can I put it off for a year? I have heard in some unis you can but you get charged a fee for being enrolled, which is fine by me. But how long can you do this for before they say, this guy isnt going to study. The thing about not taking an offer at my first opportunity is that for all I know, the next groups year 12 could be a better HSC group and may make my chance of getting in later on harder.

    So if anyone can please answer my question, I would appreciate it. I am looking at MQ Business, UWScollege fasttrack to business managment or UTS business. Thanks everyone.

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    Re: Working gap year

    You can defer for a year once you receive your offers.
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    Re: Working gap year

    Quote Originally Posted by BLIT2014 View Post
    You can defer for a year once you receive your offers.
    hey bro, awesome, can you do it for any longer? or just a year

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    Re: Working gap year

    Quote Originally Posted by thisisliam View Post
    hey bro, awesome, can you do it for any longer? or just a year
    I think it would depend on the university, the process of deferring for longer (e.g if they will let you or not)
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    Re: Working gap year

    You can always re-apply to uni when you're ready. They take work experience in consideration and if it's relevant to the career you want, you might be able to get recognition for prior learning.

    Business is a really good area to go into. I'd say defer it for a year, but don't worry about it too much. The next groups year 12 could be a better HSC group, it could be worse. It really doesn't matter. You don't know if that's what you'll still want to do a few years down the track.


    Also, I wouldn't recommend fast track for anything. You can probably keep up with the work load but it all just goes over your head, like trying to cram for an exam, and if you're working you might not to keep up with uni too.

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