Year 12 offers are almost here!

19 Dec 2022

Not long now: the first round of ATAR-based offers will be released on Thursday 22 December.

Here's a guide to what to do next, no matter what happens.

You get an offer to your number 1 course That's great! Go ahead and accept it and follow the uni's instructions for enrolment.
You get an offer but it's not to your preferred course
  • Accept the offer.
  • Move the offered course to the bottom of your preference list (or remove it altogether).
  • Make sure you have your preferred course at the top of your preference list.

If you get an offer to your preferred course in the next offer round, you can:

  • accept the new offer
  • withdraw your acceptance of the first offer (this will free up your place in the course for someone else).

Changing your preferences after you receive an offer

Note that not all institutions make offers in December Round 2: check institutions participating in each offer round.

Also, some institutions will wait until January Round 1 or January Round 2 to make offers to a small number of courses (eg medical degrees). Check with the relevant institutions about your selected courses.

You don't receive an offer
  • Reassess your preferences. On Thursday 22 December, we'll publish the selection ranks required to receive an offer to each course in December Round 2. Make sure you include one course that has a lowest selection rank that matches (or is less than) your ATAR.
  • Consider including a diploma course in your preference list. They usually require a lower selection rank than bachelor degrees in the same subject area and, if you do well in your first year, you can often transfer to the second year of the related bachelor degree.
  • Lock in your preferences for January Round 1 offers by 11.59pm on Thursday 5 January.
  • In your application, make sure you have selected 'Yes' to the question asking you if you'd like to receive information about alternative study options. This will allow institutions to contact you about other courses.
You haven't applied for any courses yetIt’s not too late; if you apply by 11.59pm on 5 January you'll be considered for offers in January Round 2 (25 January).

Check with the relevant institutions to make sure there will still be places in the courses that interest you.

Applications open on 5 April for the second half of 2023 and semester 1, 2024.

Final offer rounds for semester 1 courses

Offer round Apply and pay by midnight on Upload PDF documents by midnight on Change preferences by midnight on Offers released at 7.30am on
December Round 2
(first ATAR-based offers)
Thu 10 Nov 2022 Thu 17 Nov 2022 Fri 16 Dec 2022 Thu 22 Dec 2022
January Round 1 Thu 24 Nov 2022 Thu 29 Dec 2022 Thu 5 Jan 2023 Thu 12 Jan 2023
January Round 2
Thu 5 Jan 2023 Thu 12 Jan 2023 Thu 19 Jan 2023 Wed 25 Jan 2023
February Round 1 Fri 27 Jan 2023 Thu 2 Feb 2023 Thu 2 Feb 2023 Thu 9 Feb 2023
February Round 2 Fri 3 Feb 2023* Tue 7 Feb 2023 Sat 11 Feb 2023 Thu 16 Feb 2023
March Round 1 Fri 3 Feb 2023* Thu 2 Mar 2023 Thu 23 Feb 2023 Thu 9 Mar 2023

Need some career advice?

If you’d like some one-on-one advice to help you decide on your next steps, book a free 45-minute phone session with a careers practitioner. Call the National Careers Institute's School Leavers Information Service on 1800 CAREER (1800 227 337).