Entry pathway

Entrance requirements to specific courses are set by the individual universities. The minimum “tertiary entry score” is set by each university.

Universities make offers to Australian Year 12 students, predominantly on their higher education ranking achieved after standardisation through examinations of Year 12 scores.

Each state and territory in Australia has a different name for higher education rankings:

VIC: Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank (ENTER)
QLD: Overall position (OP) Rank
NSW / ACT: University Admission Index (UAI)
SA / NT / TAS / WA: Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER).

Australian Year 12 students apply for university entrance through the Tertiary Admissions Centre in their state or territory.

Tertiary Admissions Centre Websites:

www.uac.edu.au (NSW, ACT)
www.vtac.edu.au (Victoria)
www.qtac.edu.au (Queensland)
www.tisc.edu.au (Western Australia)
www.satac.edu.au (South Australia)
www.cdu.edu.au (Northern Territory)
www.utas.edu.au (Tasmania) 

www.studyassist.gov.au has information about entry pathways to university courses all around Australia. It has links to every university website and has information about courses and costs. Alternatively you can visit www.myuniversity.gov.au  

Prospective students from outside of Australia should visit www.studyinAustralia.gov.au