Schools Recommendation Scheme

Institution-specific SRS criteria

Details to be confirmed by AIE Institute.

The Australian Catholic University (ACU) Schools Recommendation Scheme allows Year 12 students, who meet the requirements below, to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

ACU requirements

None.

Selection criteria

ACU will take into account:

  • Year 11 studies
  • school ratings.

Courses available

SRS is available for all courses.

ACU may also limit the number of offers made in some courses.

Your ACU preferences must be included in your UAC application by 11.59pm 3 November 2023.

Offer typeConditional and unconditional offers.


A conditional offer will be converted to an unconditional offer if the minimum selection rank specified in the conditional offer letter is achieved and any relevant prerequisite subjects or additional selection criteria have been met.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

Some courses require a minimum selection rank. The minimum selection will be specified in the conditional offer letter.

Your selection rank = ATAR + adjustment factors.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

Check UAC course descriptions, including course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria.

The ACPE Schools Recommendation Scheme allows Year 12 students who meet the requirements below to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

ACPE requirements

Your ACPE preferences must be included in your UAC application by 11.59pm 3 November 2023.

Selection criteria

ACPE will take into account your Year 11 studies and school ratings.

Courses available

SRS is available for all courses.

Offer typeConditional and unconditional offers.


Unconditional offers are made to successful applicants for all courses except Bachelor of Dance Education and Bachelor of Education (Physical and Health Education).


Conditional offers will be made to these teaching degrees. A conditional offers will be converted to an unconditional offer if the minimum selection rank specified in the conditional offer letter is achieved.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

For Bachelor of Dance Education and Bachelor of Education (Physical and Health Education) only. The minimum selection for these courses will be specified in the conditional offer letter.

Your selection rank = ATAR + adjustment factors.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

There are additional selection criteria for teaching degrees:

Follow the links to the course descriptions.

Charles Sturt University is committed to helping students gain access to higher education. Through the Schools Recommendation Scheme it offers early entry to high school students from any school in Australia.

CSU requirements

You must intend to study full-time on campus.

Your Charles Sturt preferences must be included in your UAC application by 11.59pm 3 November 2023.

Selection criteria

Charles Sturt University will take into account:

  • Year 11 studies
  • school ratings.

Courses available

All courses, excluding:

  • 214738 B Dental Science
  • 214200 and 214207 B Paramedicine
  • 214964 B Veterinary Biology/B Veterinary Science
  • 725505 Doctor of Medicine (Joint Program).
Offer typeConditional and unconditional offers.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

Charles Sturt University may make conditional and unconditional SRS offers to applicants. A conditional offer will be converted to an unconditional offer if the minimum selection rank specified in the conditional offer letter is achieved and the course remains in your UAC preferences.

Your selection rank = ATAR + adjustment factors. For example, if you attain an ATAR of 60.00 and are eligible for our location adjustment (5 points), Charles Sturt will consider you as having a selection rank of 65.00. If the conditional SRS offer requires a minimum selection rank of 65.00, you will have met this condition.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

There are additional selection criteria for a small number of courses.

Check UAC course descriptions and visit the Charles Sturt University website for more information.

The International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) Schools Recommendation Scheme allows Year 12 students who meet the requirements below to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

ICMS requirements

Your ICMS preferences must be included in your UAC application by 11.59pm 3 November 2023.

You must complete your HSC (or equivalent) schooling and examinations.

Selection criteria

ICMS will take into account:

  • Year 11 studies
  • school ratings.

Courses available

All courses.

Offer type

Conditional and unconditional offers.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

None.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

Selection for SRS offers requires an application interview. ICMS will contact applicants to schedule interviews. Applicants may also contact ICMS on 1800 110 490 to schedule an interview.

Visit the ICMS website for more information.

The Macquarie University Schools Recommendation Scheme allows Year 12 students who meet the requirements below to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

Macquarie requirements

Complete your Year 12 schooling successfully, including Year 12 examinations (or assessments as determined by NESA or your state education body) in 2023; or an International Baccalaureate in Australia in 2023.

Selection criteria

Macquarie will take into account:

  • Year 11 studies
  • school ratings.

Courses available

SRS is not available for all courses. Check Macquarie University courses available through SRS.

Offer typeUnconditional offers.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

None.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

None.

The National Art School (NAS) Schools Recommendation Scheme allows Year 12 students, who meet the requirements below, to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

NAS requirements

You must be a student from a school in NSW.

Selection criteria

NAS will take into account:

  • Year 11 studies
  • school ratings.

Courses available

620010 B Fine Art.
NAS may limit the number of offers made.

Offer typeContact the institution directly.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

None.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

Selection for SRS offers is based on an interview process and portfolio assessment. NAS will contact applicants to schedule interviews.

The SAE Creative Media Institute (SAE) Schools Recommendation Scheme allows Year 12 students, who meet the requirements below, to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

SAE requirements

None.

Selection criteria

SAE will take into account:

  • Year 11 studies
  • school ratings.

Courses available

All undergraduate courses.

Offer typeContact the institution directly.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

None.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

Selection for SRS offers is based on an interview process. SAE will contact applicants to schedule interviews. Applicants may also contact SAE on 1800 723 338 to schedule an interview.

The Torrens University School Recommendation Scheme allows current Year 12 students who meet the requirements below to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

Torrens University requirements

  • Completion of Year 12.
  • Your Torrens University preference must be included in your UAC application by 3 November 2023.

Selection criteria

Torrens University will take into account school ratings.

Courses available

All courses except 552200 Bachelor of Nursing.

Offer typeContact the institution directly.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

None.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

550060 Bachelor of Commerce(Accounting): Mathematics Standard 2 (Band 2) or Mathematics Advanced (Band 2) or Mathematics Extension 1 (Band 1) or Mathematics Extension 2 (Band 1), any 2 units of English (Band 2).

Using your school’s ratings of your aptitudes (including your capacity for tertiary study), the University of Canberra (UC) Schools Recommendation Scheme allows Year 12 students who meet the requirements below to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

UC requirements

None.

Selection criteria

UC will take into account school ratings.

Courses available

SRS is not available for all courses. To check availability, view University of Canberra SRS course information.

Offer typeContact the institution directly.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

None.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

None.

The University of New England (UNE) participates in the UAC Schools Recommendation Scheme, which allows Year 12 students who meet the requirements below to receive early offers of undergraduate admission to UNE.

UNE requirements

You must intend to study full-time on campus.

Your UNE preferences must be included in your UAC application by 3 November 2023.

Selection criteria

UNE will take into account Year 11 studies and school ratings.

Courses available

SRS is not available for all courses. The UNE courses available through SRS are listed on the UNE website.

UNE may limit the number of offers made in some courses.

Offer typeUnconditional offers.


UNE will make SRS offers in November Round 1 on 10 November 2023 and also in subsequent rounds.


Please note: UNE will only make offers to the Bachelor of Nursing in the November and December offer rounds. This course is in high demand and quotas apply.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

None.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

None.

If you need specific advice about UNE courses that are offered through SRS, or about studying with UNE, you can contact the UNE Future Student Team by phone, email or chat.

If you are considering applying for a science-based course and you may not have the assumed knowledge in HSC subjects such as Chemistry, mathematics or Physics, you can also ask the Future Student Team about our bridging course or unit options.

The University of Newcastle (UON) Schools Recommendation Scheme allows Year 12 students who meet the requirements below to receive early offers of undergraduate admission. UON supports motivated and talented students, regardless of their background or circumstances.

UON requirements

Your UON preferences must be included in your UAC application by 3 November 2023.

Selection criteria

UON will consider:

  • Year 11 studies
  • school ratings.

Courses available

SRS is not available for all courses: check the University of Newcastle courses available through SRS.

Offer typeConditional and unconditional offers.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

None.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

There are additional selection criteria for some courses. Check UAC course descriptions.

In particular, note the additional requirements for the University of Newcastle Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts or Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts/Bachelor of Arts.

The University of Notre Dame Australia (ND) Schools Recommendation Scheme allows Year 12 students who meet the requirements below to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

ND requirements

None.

Selection criteria

ND will consider:

  • Year 11 studies
  • school ratings.

Courses available

SRS is available for all courses; however, the number of offers made to some courses may be limited.

Offer type

Contact the institution directly.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

None.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

None.

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Schools Recommendation Scheme supports students who have the potential to succeed at university but may not receive an offer based on their ATAR alone.

UTS requirements

You must be eligible for UAC Educational Access Schemes (EAS) for at least one of the following:
  • school environment disadvantage (S01R) (application automatically generated by UAC for eligible students)
  • socio-economic disadvantage (AG01 or AG02) (application automatically generated by UAC for eligible students)
  • financial hardship disadvantage (F01A, F01B, F01C, F01D).

You must also:

  • be rated by your school as suitable for tertiary study
  • include a UTS preference in your UAC application by 3 November 2023
  • achieve a minimum ATAR of 69.00 (80.00 for Law).

Selection criteria

How UTS offers will be made.

Courses available

All courses, excluding:

  • 601010 B Accounting
  • 603210 B Information Technology
  • 603231 Bachelor of Computing Science – IDeA
  • 606004 B Nursing (Accelerated Program: Enrolled Nurse).

UTS may limit the number of offers made in some courses. Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds positions available, the ATAR and school ratings will be used to determine offers.

Offer typeConditional and unconditional offers.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

Minimum ATAR of 80.00 for Law.
Minimum ATAR of 69.00 for all other courses.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

None.

The Western Sydney University Schools Recommendation Scheme allows current Year 12 students who meet the requirements below to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

WSU requirements

None.

Selection criteria

Western Sydney University will take into account:

  • Year 11 studies
  • school ratings.

Courses available

SRS is available for a range of Western Sydney University courses. Check Western Sydney courses available through SRS.

Offer typeUnconditional offers.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

None.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

There are additional selection criteria for B Music, B Creative Industries (Music) and
B Music/B Creative Industries.

Check UAC course descriptions.