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Joint national statement on interstate university entry for 2021 Year 12 students

21 Oct 2021

THE disruption caused to 2021 Year 12 students by COVID-19 has led those who are applying to interstate universities to question whether they will be disadvantaged due to delays in release of their results.

The Australasian Conference of Tertiary Admissions Centres (ACTAC), comprising admissions centres across Australia, has released the following information to help dispel any confusion for those students and their parents:

  • The admission centre in each state/territory is aware of and has advised universities in that state/territory of the various dates by which Year 12 results across Australia will be available.
  • Universities in each state/territory plan the timing and volume of the offers they make depending on the availability of results.
  • Offers to interstate universities can and will still be made to students whose results have been delayed.
  • The table below provides a snapshot of the dates applicable in each state/territory.
  • It is important that those applying interstate ensure that they understand the application and preference deadlines applicable in that state – information about dates and the specific admissions criteria for courses and universities is available on the websites of each admission centre.
  • It should also be remembered that other pathways exist alongside ATAR and those seeking offers interstate should understand any additional pathways that may be available to them. For example:
    • the use of other criteria such as interviews, tests and portfolios for specific courses
    • special entry schemes for specific groups such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
    • the use of Year 11 results for early offer schemes in some states
    • specific COVID-related schemes or adjustments in some states.
  • Information can be found on admission centre and/or specific university websites.

    Important dates for Australian Year 12 results and offers

    State/territory Admission centre ATARs released to local students Main ATAR-based offer round for local applicantsFootnote 1 Main ATAR-based offer round for interstate applicantsFootnote 1
    NSW/ACT UAC Thursday
    20 January 2022
    26 January 2022
    Wednesday 26 January 2022
    Qld QTAC Friday
    17 December 2021
    13 January 2022 (First ATAR-based
    offer round Thursday
    23 December 2021)

    For all except NSW/ACT – Thursday 13 January 2022

    For NSW/ACT – Friday 28 January 2022



    13 December 2021

    21 December 2021

    For all except NSW/ACT – Tuesday 21 December 2021

    For NSW/ACT – Monday 24 January 2022 (updated 2 Nov 2021)


    University of Tasmania

    15 December 2021

    16 December 2021

    For all except NSW/ACT – Thursday 23 December 2021

    For NSW/ACT – Monday 24 January 2022



    16 December 2021

    14 January 2022

    For all except NSW/ACT – Friday 14 January 2022

    For NSW/ACT – Tuesday 1 February 2022



    19 December 2021

    23 December 2021

    For all except NSW/ACT – Thursday 23 December 2021

    For NSW/ACT – no specific offer round (offers made when results are available)

    1. Applicants must check with the relevant admission centre for application and change of preference closing dates for each offer round.Go back to first reference of footnote 1.

    Media queries: please contact the tertiary admission centre in your jurisdiction.

    State/territory Media contact Phone Email
    NSW/ACT Kim Paino (UAC) 0409 155 112
    QLD Kristie Fankhauser (QTAC) 0448 303 391
    SA/NT Debora Birbeck (SATAC) 0456 850 845
    TAS Robyn Causley (University of Tasmania) 0416 064 115
    VIC Tamara Barth (VTAC) 0429 412 258
    WA Georgina Ker (TISC) 0431 867 546
    Contact details for state tertiary admission centres including logos

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    For further information (media only) email or contact:
    Diane Jardine, Communications Coordinator, UAC on 0436 459 603, or
    Kim Paino, General Manager, Marketing and Engagement, UAC on 0409 155 112.