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UAC on the front foot with innovation

16 May 2018

THE Federal Government’s commitment to funding research infrastructure in this year’s budget is good news for the higher education sector, with funding assigned to improve emerging technologies such as machine learning and blockchain technology.

UAC has been at the forefront of these innovative technologies with the release of the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) documents to NSW HSC students in December using state-of-the-art Ethereum blockchain technology.

This technology has been embedded in ATAR notices to allow self-verification of the document, eliminating the potential for fraud.

UAC has now released the back catalogue of ATAR certificates to 2009 on this technology creating more than 650,000 ATAR notices on the blockchain. To date there has been 89,572 views.

Anyone who needs a replacement ATAR notice can now download their authenticated ATAR notice from the UAC shop.

UAC is also looking at how machine learning technologies can help applicants find the course that is right for them based on their Year 12 performance including subjects studied, marks, ATAR and demographic information.

Based on algorithms of previously successful applicants, in the future students will be given recommendations and suggestions to make the most of their course selection and access their potential.

For more information about our innovative technologies, contact UAC.

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