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UAC: helping veterans get into uni

17 Aug 2018

THE Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) is actively taking steps to help military veterans access higher education.

While a light has been shone recently on the difficulties veterans face accessing tertiary study, UAC has been assessing the military ranking, training, experience and qualifications of Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel since 1995.

Now, in a move to formally acknowledge the skills, experience and academic potential of veterans, UAC has modified its application process to include an additional question about veteran status.

The new question gives current and former ADF personnel and Reserves the opportunity to identify themselves as such when they apply, allowing universities to offer them special consideration and individual assistance.

Twenty-two of UAC’s participating institutions currently accept military ranks for entry into bachelor degrees. In the last admissions period, 1,598 offers have been made to applicants with military qualifications.

UAC is also working closely with the Australian Student Veterans Association (ASVA) to further facilitate entry into higher education for veterans. In October, UAC representatives will be attending the Veteran Welfare Symposium to provide advice to veterans on entry and pathways into higher education.

Veterans interested in going to uni can get in touch with UAC on 1300 275 822 (02 9752 0200 from mobiles). We’re here to help.  

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For further information (media only) email or contact:  
Diane Jardine
, Communications Officer, UAC on (02) 9752 0775  
Kim Paino, General Manager, Marketing and Engagement, UAC on (02) 9752 0760 or 0409 155 112.

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