Tertiary admissions assessment

Tertiary admissions assessment

Streamlined business processes and workflows

UAC offers a streamlined end-to-end assessment service underpinned by cost-effective automated systems that free up institution staff to focus on more strategic tasks:

  1. Application is received.
  2. UAC’s automated workflow system undertakes pre-assessment checks.
  3. Work is allocated to UAC or institution staff to action.
  4. Personalised, in-house assessment is undertaken by highly experienced and trained UAC staff, backed by extensive resources.

Each institution’s assessment manual contains business admission rules: an institution’s policies and procedures for admitting students and ensuring offers are made to eligible applicants (eg rules around levels of English proficiency, prerequisites and applicants with previous enrolments). All criteria that an applicant needs to meet to be eligible for an offer has its own task and workflow based on admission rules.

UAC can customise its processes to your institution or faculty needs, including incorporating professional registration body requirements (eg for teaching and nursing) into the assessment process.

Electronic results information

UAC has access to electronic results that allow for accurate, fast and verified assessment. This includes Year 12 results for Australian students, International Baccalaureate Diploma results from International Baccalaureate, and New Zealand NCEA results from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

For non-Year 12 applicants, UAC uses the Automated Results Transfer System (ARTS), which provides electronic access to full academic records of previous study.


UAC's allocation process provides a systematic and equitable approach to evaluating – and allocating places to – applicants with wide-ranging educational, employment and personal skills.

It also accommodates different institution philosophies as to the qualifications they choose to include in determining who will receive offers.

The process generates a rank for each applicant for each of their course preferences. This ranking, coupled with an applicant’s eligibility, is the basis for determining offers.