Current applicants

Managing your application

After you apply, you can log back in to your application to make changes, upload documents, complete any required questionnaires and track the progress of your assessment.

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How to change your course preferences

If you change your mind about what you want to study, simply log in to your application and change your preferences. Don’t start a new application.

You can change your course preferences as many times as you like.

How to change your UAC application course preferences

Step-by-step instructions for changing your course preferences in your UAC application
Duration: 2.10 minutes

How to update and track your application

If you change your mind about what you want to study, simply log in to your application and change your preferences. Don’t start a new application. To cancel your application, write to or email UAC and include your UAC application number.

How to change your course preferences

  1. Log in to your application using your UAC application number and UAC PIN.
  2. Select Course preferences from the top navigation bar.
To change the order of your course preferences:
  1. Click on the up arrow or down arrow below the course you want to move. Keep clicking the arrow until the course is in the correct position.
  2. Click the Update button.
  3. Click the Save and check button.
To delete a course preference:
  1. Click on the x on the right-hand side of the course name.
  2. A dialog box will appear, asking you to confirm that you want to remove the course. Click OK.
  3. Click the Update button.
  4. Click the Save and check button.
To add a new course preference:
  1. Click on Search for courses.
  2. Click the Select institutions dropdown.
  3. Select all the institutions you are interested in.
  4. Close the selection box.
  5. Enter a course name, course code or keyword into the search box. The matching courses will be displayed.
  6. Select your course preference by clicking on the start date for the relevant courses. You can choose one or several.
  7. Click on the Review your preferences button.
  8. Check the order of your preferences and move them as required.
  9. Click the Update button.
  10. Click the Save and check button.

Secondary results

You usually don't need to upload your Australian Year 12 results or ATAR. The exceptions are:

  • Queensland applicants with an ATAR: You need to give QTAC permission to share your ATAR with UAC and the other state tertiary admissions centres. We won't be able to assess your ATAR if you don't do this. Alternatively, you can upload a copy of your official Senior Statement and ATAR Notice to your UAC application as soon as they become available. However, subject adjustment factors are not automatically applied to results provided to UAC by applicants. You’ll need to contact the institutions to have these allocated to you.
  • Students completing Year 12 in the middle of the current year: Upload your results and official ATAR notification to your application as soon as you receive them.

Current International Baccalaureate students: Ask your school IB Diploma coordinator to authorise the IB to release your IB Diploma results directly to UAC. This needs to be done in addition to any other request for results to be sent to an institution. Alternatively, upload a copy of your official Results Certificate and Diploma Certificate to your UAC application as soon as they become available. However, subject adjustment factors are not automatically applied to results provided to UAC by applicants. You’ll need to contact the institutions to have these allocated to you.

Other applicants with the IB: Authorise the release of your results to UAC via the Request for Results Service on the International Baccalaureate Information System (IBIS). This needs be done in addition to any other request for results to be sent to an institution. Alternatively, upload a copy of your official Results Certificate and Diploma Certificate to your UAC application as soon as they become available.

Tertiary results

UAC can access results from most Australian tertiary institutions. If you need to upload results, you will be prompted to do so in your application.

Documents

If you need to provide supporting documents, you will be prompted to do so in your application. The required documents will also be listed in your confirmation of application, which you can download when you complete your application. View requirements for commonly requested documents.

Provide any required documents as soon as possible after applying to make sure there is time for them to be assessed before offers are made. Check application key dates.

All documents must be uploaded as PDFs through your application. Hardcopies will not be accepted.

UAC needs your correct contact details so that you can receive important information from us or the institutions. Access the ‘Personal details’ section of your application to change your contact details, or write to UAC quoting your application number.

  • Make sure you provide a personal email address. Don't use a school email address as it will expire.
  • You cannot change your contact details by phone, fax or email.
  • Don't include changes to your contact details with other correspondence.
  • If you're a current NSW HSC student, you must change your address with both UAC and the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).

If you apply for a teaching course at one of the following institutions, you'll need to complete a questionnaire as part of your UAC application:

  • Australian Catholic University
  • Australian College of Physical Education
  • Charles Darwin University
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Griffith University
  • Macquarie University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • University of New England
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • University of Wollongong

Other institutions may have alternative questionnaires or statements to complete.

You can access the questions after you submit your initial UAC application: use the 'Enter or review your responses' link under 'Things to do'. Otherwise, you can log back in to your application at any time and select 'Enter or review your responses'.

There are four questions about your motivation and suitability for teaching. You must answer all four questions to be considered for selection to the course. Your answers will be valid for all teaching preferences to the above institutions.

Here are prompts to help you frame your responses.

  1. Tell us what has inspired you to become a teacher and tell us why you think teaching is a good career choice for you.
    Describe who and what has inspired you to become a teacher and describe the types of skills and abilities you will bring to teaching.
  2. Describe one or two leadership, community and/or learning and development activities that you have engaged in.
    Describe how these leadership, community and/or learning and development activities demonstrate your conscientiousness and coping strategies when you are faced with challenges.
  3. Describe how you manage your time when you are both planning and coordinating activities in your personal schedule.
    Provide examples of how you have put both your planning and coordinating skills to use.
  4. Tell us about one or two times where you have utilised your problem-solving skills to achieve an outcome.
    Explain what you learned, regardless of whether the outcome you achieved was positive or undesirable.

We recommend that you log in to your application and change your UAC PIN after you've applied. Keep your UAC PIN in a safe and secure place and don't give it to anyone else.

UAC will email you with information about your application and offers. Add the domain uac.edu.au to your list of safe email contacts to prevent these messages being directed to your junk mail folder. It is your responsibility to check your emails regularly (including your junk emails) for any messages from UAC.

You can also view these emails by logging in to your application and selecting 'View correspondence'.

You can check whether UAC has received your results, finalised the assessment of your qualifications and found any issues preventing you from receiving an offer to any of your preferences. Once UAC has assessed your application, a short statement will appear under each of your qualifications and preferences. If there are no statements under your qualifications your application is still in the queue waiting to be assessed. If individual qualifications have no statements, those qualifications have not yet been processed. If you require more detailed explanations of these statements, you will be able to view qualification status explanations and course preference status explanations.

Your Confirmation of Application summarises your application. It includes your document cover sheet if supporting documents are required.

We can recommend you download it for your records.

To cancel your application, send us a request via our online enquiry form and include your UAC application number.

Note that application fees are not refundable under any circumstances except as required by law.

Additional selection criteria

Use the course search to check if any of your chosen courses have additional selection criteria. In addition to completing your UAC application, you may need to provide a personal statement, submit a portfolio of work, or attend an audition, interview or test.