Australian, New Zealand and overseas secondary studies

In addition to achieving the standard of performance required for admission for certain courses, you must also satisfy any additional selection criteria. These criteria may include portfolio, interview, audition, questionnaire or test and are taken into account either instead of, or in conjunction with, your ATAR or equivalent.

You must also fulfil any subject prerequisite requirements for the course/s to which you are applying.

Details of any additional selection criteria and subject prerequisites are outlined in the course descriptions available through the course search.

Australian Year 12 qualifications

If you completed an Australian Year 12 qualification in or outside Australia in 2013, or will complete one in 2014, admission to most tertiary courses is based on your overall achievement in those studies.

All Australian states and territories use a common scale or index which allows the comparison of achievement in Year 12. Refer to the Year 12 comparison table for more information.

Admissiont most tertiary courses is based on your measure of overall achievement in the following studies:


Cut-offs indicate the lowest ATAR accepted for entry into a course. They don't represent the average ability of the students accepted for the course. The cut-offs also include any bonus points, so some applicants may receive an offer to a course even though their ATAR is below the cut-off.

International Baccalaureate

If you are completing an International Baccalaureate in 2013 a rank will be calculated for you by UAC provided that you are eligible for award of the International Baccalaureate Diploma or Bilingual Diploma.

Read the International Baccalaureate Diploma or Bilingual Diploma FAQ for further information.

New Zealand NCEA Level 3 students

If you are completing the NCEA Level 3 in 2013, an Interstate Transfer Index (ITI) will be calculated by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and provided to UAC; this will be used in the selection process, provided that you've fulfilled university entrance requirements as set by NZQA. NZQA does not report this ITI to applicants. Queries about this ITI and university entrance requirements should be made to NZQA.

Other qualifications

You might also have other qualifications for admission; for example, you might have attempted a school-leaving qualification before 2013 in Australia or overseas. You need to tell us about these qualifications when you apply so we can include these in your assessment profile.

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