Entry into Universities and Colleges

Before deciding which University or course you may be interested in aiming for, it may be worthwhile to find out what Uni is really like? Is Uni for you? What should you expect at Uni? What academic skills will you need? The Australian Government has developed this free, self paced and fun course to help students find out if Uni is for you… What’s Uni Like?

Seeking the right information before choosing a University or College….

Students at Calrossy enjoy opportunities to meet with and have conversations with University, Tertiary and Vocational training representatives during the year. Opportunities include:

  • Attending careers expos
  • NSW University and College Open Days – Please click here: Open Days in 2017
  • Open Days throughout Australia – Please click here Australia-Wide Open Days
  • Private Colleges (special visits and open day information)
  • TAFE Open Day visits
  • Online, Skype and phone conversations with representatives in the careers office
  • Meeting with representatives visiting Calrossy
  • Attending one or more of the series of special dinner careers events in Term 2 (see the upcoming events on the home page)
  • Participating in other careers activities hosted by Calrossy throughout the year

It is critical that our students are able to access the information they need to make an informed choice & decision on their education pathways before they leave school. Mr Impey in conjunction with the Tamworth & District Career Advisors Network (TADCAN)  have prepared a special questions guide to help our students gather the best information to help with informed decision making and choices, please access this guide by clicking here…Careers Expo Student Guide

University of NSW Career Expo Preparation Tips

Good Universities Guide – Useful Information including where to start, types of institutions, study options, funding & fees, student life, getting into a course, study destinations and more…. Good Universities Guide Information

Other very useful tips including the below list: 

  • Preparing For and Tackling Open Days
  • Financial assistance for regional students moving away from home
  • Benefits of a Gap Year
  • Change of Preference Tips
  • University Offers
  • Considering Mid Year University Entry
  • Why Choose a Double Degree

Other Useful Tips and Information

Applying for University

New South Wales, University Admissions Centre (UAC) UAC Undergraduate Page (For NSW & ACT Tertiary Admissions)

UAC released an excellent video on ‘how to apply through UAC’, please watch below… the brand new 2017 version …

Don’t forget to apply through the UAC’s School Recommendation Scheme (SRS) after submitting your preferences

Other very useful UAC Publications include the:

year11-12-booklet and the All-about-ATAR+uni

FOR YEAR 10’s Tips for year 10’s choosing their HSC courses

ATAR Calculator (this should be treated as a general guide only, students should always aim to do their best) ATAR Calculator

Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre

How to apply with QTAC Video

Equivalent prerequisites and entry scores for QLD and other states (Source UQ) QLD Open Days in 2017

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) Victorian Tertiary Admissions

Watch this video to find out how to create a VTAC Account

Tasmania (Direct to University of Tasmania) University of Tasmania Undergraduate Page

South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC) South Australian Tertiary Admissions

Western Australia, Institutions Service Centre (TISC)  Western Australia

Northern Territory (Direct to Charles Darwin University) Charles Darwin University Future Students Page

Comparing Universities

Quality Indicators for Learning & Teaching (QILT) QILT Website

The QILT website helps you compare official study experience and employment outcomes data from Australian higher education institutions. Create your own shortlist to compare different study areas and institutions. Watch the ‘Help Me Get Started’ Video below to find out more about the QILT website

University ratings and rankings in Australia 2016/17… Rankings Page

Australian Education Network, Australian Universities Comparison site…HERE

Top Universities Global Rankings… HERE Top Graduate Employability Rankings… HERE

Time Higher Education World University Rankings … 2016/2017 Rankings

University Survival Guide

(Thanks to the Country Education Foundation) University Survival Guide


What should you include in a scholarship application, please view this Calrossy & University of Southern Queensland (USQ) produced short video with some great tips

Even more tips from the night… Scholarship Tips thanks to USQ & TADCAN

Students who choose to aspire to University, should always consider researching available scholarships. Most scholarships are not based on high academic results, but rather they are provided to assist students with a strong passion to study and take there knowledge for the benefit of the broader community. SCHOLARSHIPS ARE WITHIN REACH !!!  Australian Scholarship Reference List

Scholarships Search Engine… Scholarships Search Tool

NSW Rural Doctors Network Scholarships Database for those interested interested in studying a health course at university or would like a rural experience as part of your course… NSW Rural Doctors Network “Health Courses” Scholarship Search

Important Note: Students should search and apply for scholarships before each semester throughout their University Life, scholarships come and go and are available to students at different stages or years throughout their studies.


UMAT (Undergraduate Medical & Health Sciences Admissions Test) For students who plan to study undergraduate medicine, optometry or dentistry. UMAT Information

Government Funding 

Information for students about government assistance for financing tertiary study such as HECS and other support loans … Study Assist Website

NOTE: If you have specific Universities in mind, please see the University links and newsletters on the Newsletters tab in this website…

Surviving University Day 1 

How to survive your first day of University … FIND OUT SOME TIPS HERE