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Admissions would like to thank everyone with their ongoing patience during this unexpected busy period. We will continue to do our best to respond to queries as quickly as possible.

Direct Applications – Semester 1, 2014

To date we have received the following number of applications:

  • Direct applications = 890
  • Direct offers made = 146
  • Conditional offers = 28
  • EAP applications as of 26/09 = 488
  • UAC undergraduate offers made 26/09 = 96

Offers for Semester 1, 2014

Student Centre staff please note that currently successful applicants are being informed in their offer advice, they have been successful however they are unable to enrol for semester one until 14 October 2013.

New Direct Courses for Semester 1, 2014

The following courses have been approved for commencement in Semester 1, 2014 for Brisbane, North Sydney and Melbourne campus and will also be available National/Online. Applications for these courses will be via direct application.

  • Graduate Certificate in Mental Health
  • Graduate Certificate in Mental Health (Nursing)
  • Graduate Diploma in Mental Health
  • Graduate Diploma in Mental Health (Nursing)
  • Master of Mental Health
  • Master of Mental Health (Nursing)

There has been a delay with the Information for these courses being available on the course browser; this will be available as soon as possible.

Transfer Applications

There has been a change to the Application to Transfer Course/Campus page in Student Connect. This change was implemented to make clearer the process when transferring either course only, campus only, or both course and campus. Please see the screenshot below.

2014 TAC Offer Rounds


28 November 2013

12 December 2013

16 January 2014 – Major Round

6 February 2014

Weekly COTA offer rounds until start of classes

UAC – Undergraduate

5 September 2013

26 September 2013

24 October 2013

14 November 2013

5 December 2013

3 January 2014

16 January 2014 – Main Round

30 January 2014

6 February 2014

12 February 2014

19 February 2014

26 February 2014

UAC – Postgraduate

Weekly commencing early November

VTAC - Undergraduate

22 November 2013 – Early Round

17 January 2014 – Round 1

6 February 2014 – Round 2

Weekly Supplementary offer rounds until start of classes

VTAC – Graduate Entry Teaching

13 January 2014 – Round 1

22 January 2014 – Round 2

Weekly Supplementary offer rounds until start of classes


2014 TAC Applications

The on-time closing date for all TACs is Friday, 27 September 2013.

All TACs will be accepting late applications with the payment of a late fee. These dates vary, so reference should be made to the relevant TAC websites to confirm late application dates and associated fees charged.

Summary of changes to EAP applications for 2013/2014:

  • Principals and/or schools will no longer be sent emails requesting them to provide information about Year 12 school leaver applicants;
  • Academic assessment, for the majority of courses, has been removed from the assessment criteria;
  • Applicants for Law and dual Law courses, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech Pathology DO need to supply academic results/qualifications;
  • Applicants will be expected to upload their results in one file/document with their EAP online application;
  • We will not accept qualifications via email;
  • For Year 12s this means uploading a file which includes a copy of their semester one and two Year 11 results/grades and semester one Year 12 results/grades;
  • For non-school leavers this means uploading a file which includes a copy of their highest educational qualification;
  • High school results MUST be graded and not just satisfactory/not satisfactory. Applicants who do not provide detailed results will be disadvantaged in the EAP assessment process;
  • Admissions are currently working on producing instructional videos for inclusion on the EAP website and within the application to assist applicants to Prepare, Monitor and complete their Community Experience statement.
  • Admissions will check applicants satisfy any prerequisite requirements through the relevant TAC systems just as we do now to ensure they meet the minimum eligibility score when we go in to the system to make the EAP offers;

Community Experience Statements

  • Applicants can list up to two separate statements
  • For each statement, applicants need to provide the name and email address of someone who can verify their statement;
  • Community experience statements should:
    • Be succinct, clear, concise, factual description of exactly what they did during the time they volunteered their services;
    • Include details about how many hours and over what period of time (ie weeks/months/years) the experience was undertaken;
    • There are good and poor examples of statements previously provided on the EAP website for reference;
    • The names and email addresses of a person who can verify the experience MUST be provided for each statement, if more than one;
    • Community experience must be done on a voluntary basis;
    • No work experience, paid work, compulsory activities, practicum experience will be eligible for consideration under EAP.

Bonus Points Schemes 2014

The website information on Bonus Points for 2014 has now been updated and can be found at:

Reminder – Re: Admissions Weekly Team Meetings

Please note that Admissions hold their weekly Team Meeting 10.30-11.30am each Tuesday morning (Qld time). Anyone trying to contact us during this time will need to leave a message and we will reply as soon as possible in due course.

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