Offers

  • Change in timing of Offer Rounds

    The timing of the 2018-2019 offer rounds will be different from previous years. This is in response to a survey on offer dates carried out early this year, involving several thousand 2017 Year 12 applicants.

    From the survey, we discovered that:
    • People from both rural and metropolitan areas felt they would like more time to prepare to study in semester one (particularly if they had to move to Perth). They would prefer their offer (regardless of the round) to be made earlier than the end of January.
    • Quite a few people said they'd like to have more time between the offer rounds, to think about what they'd been offered, and decide whether to take up the offer, or change their preferences for the next round.
    • People who sat the second chance English test wanted time to review their preferences after sitting the test, before changes of preference closed.
    • Some students, who applied interstate as well as within WA, were required to respond to their interstate offer before knowing what they had been offered in WA.
    Most Year 12 students will be qualified for an offer as soon as they receive their results, so the universities have decided not to keep these people in suspense any longer, and to introduce an offer round shortly after the results release and prior to Christmas (21 December). There will be another full round of offers in the week before Australia Day (22 January).

    Some of you might be a bit worried about having only a relatively short period of time (two days) between getting your results and the deadline to change your preferences for the December round. We'd recommend that you give the issue a bit of thought before getting your results, so that you can structure your preferences to keep all your options open, and won't have to make any rushed decisions.

    Remember, too, that there's another full offer round in January. You won't be disadvantaged if you don't happen to get an offer in the December, or if you change your mind after receiving a December offer. The universities will make sure that there are places still available in all courses in the January offer round, even in courses with limited overall numbers.

    If you're undecided about your preferred course(s) for the December round, don't worry! You'll have a couple of weeks to reconsider your preferences between the December and January offer rounds.

    And if you've applied interstate and have an early acceptance deadline for that course, it's quite OK to accept the offer, then withdraw the acceptance later to accept a WA offer. You can contact TISC or one of the WA universities for reassurance if you're worried about this.

    The new offer dates also allow us to provide more 2nd chance English test sessions than in the past. STAT testing sessions will be held on Saturday 29 December and on Saturday 5 January. If you sit the 29 December session, you'll have time to review your preferences after the test, before the preference change deadline. Results from both STAT sessions will be available in time for consideration in the January offer round.

  • December round offers

    There are four possible options if you've been made an offer. Here's what you need to do in each scenario. If you're unsure, contact TISC or one of the Admissions Centres.

  • 1. You're happy with the offer and you're ready to start

    • Accept the offer, following the university's instructions in your offer email.
    There will be a deadline in your offer email, so make sure you accept in time. You won't be made any other offers.
  • 2. You're happy with the offer but you'd like to take a break before you start

    • Apply to defer your place.
    There'll be information about what is possible and a deadline in your offer email, so make sure you act in time. You won't be made any other offers.
  • 3. You're not quite sure now whether that's what you really want

    • If you're are offered your FIRST preference

      Use the TISC 'automatic safety net'. Don't accept or defer the offer now. Move your first preference offer to a lower position on your preference list and try for an offer in a higher preference in the January round. You don't need to contact the university.

    This change of preferences saves your offer. When the January round offers are made, you'll either get an offer for a higher preference course or your saved December round offer again. A new offer cancels the December round offer - you can't hold two offers at the same time. You won't get an offer for a lower preference than your saved December round offer.

    Note: If you've been offered your first preference and you don't do anything, the university will withdraw your offer and you won't be considered for any other offers. Be aware that actions to save first preference offers are different from those to save second-sixth preference offers. Make sure you follow the instructions for the preference offer you wish to save.


    • If you're offered your SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH, FIFTH or SIXTH preference

      Use the TISC 'automatic safety net'. Don't accept or defer the offer now. You can either:
      • do nothing at all and hope to get a higher preference offer in January round; or
      • move the offered course to a lower position on your preference list and try for an offer in a higher preference. You don't need to contact the university.

    Either of these actions automatically saves your second-sixth preference offer through to the January round of offers. When January round offers are made, you'll either get an offer for a higher preference course or your saved December round offer again. A new offer cancels the December round offer - you can't hold two offers at the same time. You won't get an offer for a lower preference than your saved December round offer.

    NOTE: Actions to save first preference offers are different from those to save second-sixth preference offers. Make sure you follow the instructions for the preference offer you wish to save.

    Contact TISC if you make errors in changing your preferences after the December round offers, or are unsure about what to do.
  • 4. You've completely changed your mind about what you want to do

    • To reject the offer, change your preferences and remove the offered preference from your preference list.
    You'll lose the offer but you'll be reconsidered in January round. There's no guarantee that you'll be made a January round offer. Most courses will continue to take students who meet the minimum entry requirements.
  • December round offers - No offer

  • I didn't get a December round offer - what are my options now?

    If you didn't receive a December round offer, don't panic. Here are your options:
      You can:
    • Do nothing and automatically be considered for the January round; or
    • Change your preferences and be reconsidered for the January round.
    If you hadn't satisfied entry requirements (such as English) before the December round, but have met the requirements since then (eg: by achieving the required score in the 2nd chance English test (STAT), you'll be automatically considered for an offer in the January round.

    Let TISC know if you no longer wish to be considered for any course at any university in the January round and we will withdraw your application. There is no refund of application fee if you withdraw your application.
  • January round offers

  • Will I get a January round offer?

    You will be considered in the January round of offers, and may be made an offer if you:
    • Hadn't satisfied entry requirements (eg: English) in time for the December round, but have since met the requirements; or
    • Changed your preferences between Friday 21 December and Tuesday 15 January, inclusive; or
    • Received an offer in the December round and elected to save that offer to the January round (automatic safety net); or
    • Applied too late to be considered in the December round; or
    • Didn't receive an offer in the December round and didn't advise TISC to withdraw your application.

    You'll either be:
    • Made an offer if you have met course entry requirements since the December round; or
    • Offered a preference higher than your saved December round offer: or
    • Re-offered your saved December round offer; or
    • Made and offer, even if unsuccessful in the December round of offers; or
    • Advised that your application was unsuccessful.
  • I've been made a January round offer - what do I do now?

    Accept and enrol or defer by the deadline in your offer email or you'll lose your offer. There aren't any further offer rounds.

  • Pre-December offers (non-year 12 applicants)

  • What are Pre-December Offers?

    If you're not a current Year 12 applicant, and have submitted all your results and any other required documentation, the universities will assess your application straight away. If you're eligible for entry to the course that's listed as your first preference, you won't have to wait until the December offer round. Universities will issue an offer as soon as possible. They will contact you directly with information on the offer.

    Not all courses are able to make offers like this. Some courses have limited places available and need to rank everyone applying for the course in order of merit before making any offers. Offers for these courses are only made in December or January offer rounds.
  • I've received an Pre-December Offer? What are my options?

    If you're happy with the offer you've received, accept or defer your place according to the offer instructions. No further offers will be made.

    If you're unsure and want to try for another course, move the offered course to a lower position in your preference list and your new preference order will be reconsidered. If you're eligible for entry to your new first preference, you'll be made an offer for that before too long. If you're not eligible for your new first preference, or it's a course that doesn't make offers outside the December or January offer rounds, you'll need to wait for the December round of offers, where you'll be considered for all your preferences.

    If you definitely don't want the current offer, remove the preference from your preference list and your new preferences will be reconsidered. You'll either be made an offer for your new first preference before long, or you'll be considered for all your preferences in the December or January offer rounds.

  • Offer Information

  • Who makes the offers?

    The individual universities make offers of admission. After either of the offer rounds, if you have any queries about why you have or haven't been made a particular offer, contact the Admissions Centre of the university concerned.
  • How are offers made?

    Your application is considered on the basis of selection criteria established by each university. You're ranked in order of merit for each course you've listed. The offer process will consider your first preference first, and if it's possible to offer you that, will do so. If it's not possible to offer you your highest preference, the system will ignore that preference and try to offer you your next preference. This process continues until we can make you an offer, or until all your preferences have been considered.

    Once you have been made an offer, any preference lower than the offer preference is ignored. If an offer is made, any preference lower than the offer preference is ignored. You can view your offer via TISC's website. The university concerned will advise you of the offer by email. University offers will include information on how to respond to the offer. If you haven't been made an offer, TISC will advise you by email.
  • When will I get my offer?

    Non-year 12 pre-December rolling offers will be made throughout the application period starting from late August to courses which are not quota restricted.

    December offers will be available to view on the TISC website from Friday 21 December. Emailed and/or mailed details of an offer will be sent by the universities over the following few days. If you haven't received written notification of your success in the December round by Monday 24 December, contact the university concerned.

    January offers will be available to view on the TISC website from Tuesday 22 January, with email and/or mail details sent out by the universities shortly afterwards.

    January offers will be made to eligible new applicants, previously unoffered applicants who are now eligible (including those who sat STAT to satisfy university English requirements) and those who changed preferences since the December round.

  • How many offers will I get?

    Only one offer, if any, in each round of offers. If you receive an offer in both rounds of offers, the January round offer supersedes the December round offer. You can't have both.

    During the pre-December offer period for non-Year 12 applicants (August-December), you may be made multiple offers, depending on your preference changes. At the December round, you will need to decide which of the pre-December offers you want to keep and have that as your first preference when changes of preference close on 18 December 2018. If you have not accepted/deferred an offer from the pre-December offer period for nom-Year 12 applicants (August-December), you will need to decide the final order of your preferences to be considered for the December round offers before changes of preference close on 18 December 2018.
  • What are Guaranteed ATARs, Minimum ATARs and selection ranks?

    The universities have listed Guaranteed ATARs/Selection Ranks for most of their courses. If you achieve the Guaranteed ATAR/Selection Rank specified for a course on your preference list (and also achieve English Competency and any other prerequisites of the course), you are guaranteed to be eligible for an offer in that course. The offer you receive in the offer rounds will depend on your preference order. Guaranteed ATARs/Selection Ranks for 2019 admission are available on this website. Some courses do not have Guaranteed ATARs/Selection Ranks listed, as they have a strictly limited number of places available and/or have extra admission criteria, like UMAT, audition, interview, etc.

    Minimum ATAR/Selection Ranks show you the rank needed to be considered for entry to a course. However, obtaining these ranks is not a guarantee of being selected for a place in these courses.

    A Selection Rank will be assigned to you if you're eligible for Curtin's StepUp, ECU's ECU Access Pathway, Murdoch's RISE or UWA's Broadway programs. It will be higher than your ATAR. Note that international WACE students are not eligible for these pathways.

    If you are not doing Year 12 in 2018, previous years' ATARs/Selection Ranks may not be applicable. Universities usually consider academic achievements but in some cases, other relevant factors such as life experiences, employment history, and special circumstances could be considered in your application (see Universities' Information).

  • Enrolment and Deferrals

  • How do I enrol?

    Your offer email will outline enrolment procedures. You will have to enrol online or in person.
  • Can I defer?

    Yes. You can defer your offer of a place for twelve to twenty-four months (depending on the university concerned), subject to certain restrictions and meeting the application deadlines. You can defer all courses, with the exception of Music courses at The University of Western Australia, Nursing at Murdoch, and WAAPA, Nursing and Music Education courses at ECU.

    For some courses, the universities also allow deferral for one semester if second semester entry is available for the course and there are places available. For further information, see Universities' Information.
  • How do I change my method of study?

    You'll need to discuss this with the university when you enrol.
  • What if I'll be overseas/away from home in December-February?

    You need to make crucial decisions once TISC releases your Year 12 results, and a short time later when the universities make offers. The universities will make their offers by email, so make sure that TISC has your current email address and that you check your emails (including your junk mail) around the published offer date. If you'll be away from your normal address during December-February, change your address with TISC or arrange for someone else to check your mail for you, as some information may come by mail during this period.

    If you haven't received an emailed December round notification from the university by 24 December 2018 contact the university immediately. For January round notification the 25 January 2019.

    If you want TISC or the universities to be able to discuss your application, offer or enrolment with someone other than you, you have to provide written authority. Download the authorisation form (printing three copies), fill in the three forms and submit one to TISC. Give one form to the person you have nominated so they can present it if they need to contact TISC or the universities, and keep the remaining completed form for yourself.

    Follow the instructions detailed in your offer. It's possible to lose an offer in certain circumstances if you don't follow the instructions. See the flowchart for guidance on your options before you respond to your offer. If you're unsure of what to do, contact TISC for assistance before you respond to your offer.

    After accepting your offer, you must enrol in person or online, depending on the university. You may not be able to nominate someone else to enrol for you. Make sure that you're in Perth and able to enrol on the specified date if you have to enrol in person.