Offers


    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 Monday 23 December and Wednesday 8 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 and/or mail. 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?

    If you're not a current Year 12 applicant, and have uploaded all your results and any other documentation required, 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 one of the offer rounds in December or January. Universities will issue an offer as soon as possible. They'll 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 December and January offer rounds. The Non-year 12 pre-December rolling offers will be made throughout the application period starting from late August and ending early December.

    December offers will be available to view on the TISC website from Monday 23 December with written notification sent by the university. Note that, for some quota courses, very few offers may be made in the December round – with the majority made in the January round.

    January offers will be available to view on the TISC website from Thursday 16 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, and those applying for some quota courses where the majority of offers are made in January.

  • How many offers will I get?

    Generally, only one offer, if any, in each round of offers. If you receive an offer in both the December and January 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-early December), you may be made multiple offers, depending on your preference changes. Before the scheduled December full round of offers, if you have not accepted/deferred an offer from the pre-December offer period, you'll need to decide which of the early offers you want to keep and have this as your first preference when changes of preference close on 20 December 2019.
  • 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're 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 2020 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 UCAT, 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 aren't eligible for these pathways; please contact the University Admissions offices if you questions about this.

    If you are not doing Year 12 in 2019, 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'll have to enrol online or in person. Note that you will need a Tax File Number (TFN) in order to apply for a HECS-HELP loan.
  • 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 UWA, Nursing at Murdoch, courses at 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 2019 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, depending on the university, you must enrol in person or online. You may not be able to nominate someone else to enrol for you. Ensure that you're in Perth and able to enrol on the specified date if you have to enrol in person.