Limited ATAR

Eligibility

To be eligible for a Limited ATAR based on your 2014 HSC studies, you must meet both of the following conditions:

  • be at least 20 years of age on 1 March 2014
  • be taking between five and nine units of ATAR courses in 2014, including at least one unit of English.

Calculation of a Limited ATAR

The Limited ATAR is calculated using scaled marks from ATAR courses completed in 2014 and comprising:

You cannot accumulate a Limited ATAR. You cannot include Category B courses in a Limited ATAR.

If you're eligible for a Limited ATAR, you'll receive a written Advice Notice the day after ATARs are released.

Some institutions use the Limited ATAR in conjunction with other criteria for selection purposes – check the institution entries.

Institutions that use the Limited ATAR

  • AMP College of Business and Communication
  • Australasian College of Natural Therapies
  • Australian Catholic University
  • Australian College of Applied Psychology
  • Australian Maritime College
  • Australian National University
  • Billy Blue College of Design
  • Charles Sturt University
  • CQUniversity
  • Griffith University
  • Jansen Newman Institute
  • La Trobe University
  • Macleay College
  • Macquarie University
  • MIT Sydney
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • University of New England – not accepted for admission to 780000 B Medical Science/Doctor of Medicine (JMP)
  • University of Newcastle – not accepted for admission to 780000 B Medical Science/Doctor of Medicine (JMP)
  • University of Technology, Sydney
  • University of Sydney – used in conjunction with other criteria for selection purposes. The Limited ATAR will not be the sole criterion used for selection; each application considered individually
  • University of Western Sydney
  • University of Wollongong
  • UNSW Australia – not accepted for admission to 428000 B Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine or B Arts/Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine or 429750 B Optometry/B Science
  • William Blue College of Hospitality Management

Can you receive an ATAR and a Limited ATAR?

Yes. If you meet the criteria to receive a Limited ATAR, and also meet the criteria to receive an ATAR, both will be calculated and sent to you.

Example:

If a student aged over 20 years studied eight ATAR units (including two units of English) in the 2013 HSC, he or she would have received a Limited ATAR in 2013. If the same student decides to study two additional ATAR units in the 2014 HSC, he or she will be eligible for an ATAR in 2014.

Under some circumstances it is possible for a student to receive an ATAR and a Limited ATAR in the same year.

Each institution decides whether to use the ATAR or Limited ATAR for selection purposes. Some will use the Limited ATAR in conjunction with other criteria. Check each institution's entry.