Applicants' responsibilities

Your responsibilities as an applicant

When you apply through UAC, you have certain responsibilities.

By meeting your responsibilities you'll ensure that your application will be processed and assessed as soon as possible.

You must:

  • read the instructions before submitting your application
  • read the relevant parts of the UAC Guide, other publications or corresponding information on this website
  • follow any institution-specific instructions
  • provide true and complete information in connection with your application
  • provide true and complete copies of official documentation with your application where requested
  • accept the conditions set out in the declaration.

If you fail to meet your responsibilities

UAC may cancel your application and/or institutions may withdraw any place offered if at any stage you have submitted an application that contains information that UAC or a participating institution determines to be untrue or incomplete. For further information read the policy statement below on untrue or incomplete information submitted by applicants.


Policy statement on untrue or incomplete information submitted by applicants

UAC recognises that all decisions which affect an applicant must be made fairly using appropriate academic or other criteria as specified by the participating institutions.

Selection into courses by application to UAC is based on merit. It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that they comply with all instructions when submitting a UAC application. The responsibilities of applicants are set out above.

An application must be complete and correct and all attempts at academic study must be disclosed. Applicants must accept the conditions set out in the declaration and authority when they apply.

UAC will review, and may take action against, anyone who submits an application that contains information that UAC or a participating institution determines to be untrue or incomplete. That application may also be cancelled.

UAC will also investigate, and may take action against, an applicant who, by any other means, has or could have achieved an advantage over other applicants.

Examples of conduct by an applicant which will be investigated by UAC include, but are not limited to:

  • submitting an incomplete or falsified academic transcript
  • failing to declare previous study at secondary, post-secondary or tertiary level
  • submitting an incorrect or otherwise misleading statement of employment experience
  • claiming special consideration of educational disadvantage based on incorrect information
  • having some other person complete a selection task on the applicant's behalf such as an interview, audition or a portfolio of work
  • claiming membership of a special selection group when not a member of that group.

The procedures for processing applications suspected of being in some way incomplete or untrue have been approved by the NSW Vice-Chancellors' Committee.

These procedures accept the right of applicants to be treated fairly and without prejudice, and in accordance with the principles of natural justice.