Offers

    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. 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?

    Engineering Early Offers will be issued between July and October.

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

    Main Round offers will be available to view on the TISC website from Wednesday 17 January with email notification sent out on the same day.

    Second round offers are made for available places following main round offers. New applicants, previously unoffered applicants and those who save their main round offers using the automatic safety net are considered. From the 17 January TISC will list online whether each course may still have places available after main round offers are made. Offers will be available online from Wednesday 31 January 2018, with emailed notification sent out also on 31 January 2018.
  • 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 second round offer supersedes the main round offer. You can't have both.

    During the Early Engineering Offer period (July-October), you may be made multiple offers, depending on your preference changes. At Main Round (January), you will need to decide which of the early offers you want to keep and have that as your first preference when changes of preference close on 4 January 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 2018 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 boosts your ATAR and 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 2017, 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).

  • Engineering Early offers

  • I've received an Engineering Offer? What are my options?

    If you're happy with the early offer you've received, make sure it's your first preference when changes of preference close on 4 January. For Main Round, as long as you satisfy the conditions listed in the offer, you will receive the confirmed offer.

    Alternatively, you can move the early offer course to a lower position in your preference list and you'll either be offered one of your higher preferences, or be re-offered the early offer course if you've satisfied the conditions.

    If you no longer want the early offer, you can remove the preference from your preference list.

    Options summary chart

  • Preliminary offers

  • What are Preliminary 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 main offer round in January. 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 the January offer rounds.
  • I've received an Preliminary 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 January offer rounds, you'll need to wait for the main round of offers in January, 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 January offer rounds.

  • Main round offers

  • I've got a main round offer! What do I do next?

    There are four possible options, listed below and summarised in the chart.

    1. You've been made an offer you're happy with 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've been made an offer you're happy with 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've been made an offer and you're not quite sure now whether that's what you really want
    • If you're 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 second round. You don't need to contact the university.

      This change of preferences saves your offer. When second round offers are made, you'll either get an offer for a higher preference course or your saved main round offer again. A new offer cancels the main 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 main 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 second 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 second round of offers. When second round offers are made, you'll either get an offer for a higher preference course or your saved main round offer again. A new offer cancels the main 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 main 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.

    4. You've been made an offer but 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 second round. There's no guarantee that you'll be made a second round offer. Some courses with limited number of places may have only a few places left for second round. These are indicated on the list 'Cut-off ranks' available online after main round offers. Other courses will continue to take students who meet the minimum entry requirements.

    Options summary chart
  • I didn't get a main round offer - what are my options now?

    There are two possible options, listed below.

    1. Hope for an offer in second round
    You can either:
    • Do nothing and automatically be reconsidered for the second round; or
    • Change your preferences and be reconsidered for the second round.
    There's no guarantee of an offer in the second round. The rank to enter a course may be higher than that necessary in the main round. See 'Changing course preferences' and check 'Cut-off ranks' available online after main round offers to see whether each course may still have places available in second round offers. If you have any queries you should contact the university concerned.

    2. Withdraw from the university application process
    • Notify TISC if you no longer wish to be considered for any courses at the university in the second round. This could mean that a place can be offered to someone else.


  • Second round offers

  • Will I get a second round offer?

    You will be considered in the second round of offers, and may be made an offer if you:
    • Changed your preferences between Wednesday 17 January and Monday 22 January 2018 inclusive; or
    • Received an offer in the main round and elected to save that offer to the second round (automatic safety net); or
    • Applied too late to be considered in main round; or
    • Did not receive an offer in the main round and didn't advise TISC to withdraw your application.

    You'll either be:
    • Offered a preference higher than your saved main round offer; or
    • Re-offered your saved main round offer; or
    • Made an offer, even if unsuccessful in the main round of offers; or
    • Advised that your application was unsuccessful.
  • I've been made a second 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.

  • 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 and WAAPA 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?

    It may be possible for you to change your method of study after you have received an offer, if the method of study is available in the course you have been offered. You'll need to discuss this with the university when you enrol.
  • What if I'll be overseas/away from home in January/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 January/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 main round notification from the university by 18 January 2018 contact the university immediately. TISC will confirm by email on 17 January if no offer has been made.

    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 diagram 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.