Schools Recommendation Scheme

Institution-specific SRS criteria

The ACPE Schools Recommendation Scheme allows Year 12 students who meet the requirements below to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

ACPE requirements

Your ACPE preferences must be included in your UAC application by midnight Thursday 3 November 2022.

Selection criteria

ACPE will take into account your Year 11 studies and school ratings.

Courses available

SRS is available for all courses except Bachelor of Dance Education and Bachelor of Education (PHE), which require applicants to achieve minimum HSC (or equivalent) results.

Successful SRS applicants to these courses will receive unconditional SRS offers into the respective pathway courses:

  • Bachelor of Dance Practice – pathway to Bachelor of Dance Education
  • Bachelor of Physical Activity for Health – pathway to Bachelor of Education (PHE).

Offers to Bachelor of Dance Education and Bachelor of Education (PHE) will be made from December Round 2 (22 December 2022).

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

None.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

Dance degrees will require an audition.

The Australian Catholic University (ACU) Schools Recommendation Scheme allows Year 12 students, who meet the requirements below, to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

ACU requirements

None.

Selection criteria

ACU will take into account:

  • Year 11 studies
  • school ratings.

Courses available

SRS is available for all courses.

ACU may also limit the number of offers made in some courses.

Your ACU preferences must be included in your UAC application by midnight Thursday 3 November 2022.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

ACU may make conditional offers to a number of applicants. A conditional offer will be converted to an unconditional offer if the minimum selection rank specified in the Conditional Offer Advice Letter is achieved and any relevant prerequisite subjects or additional selection criteria have been met.

Your selection rank = ATAR + adjustment factors.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

Check UAC course descriptions, including course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria.

Charles Sturt University (CSU) is committed to helping students gain access to higher education. Through the CSU Schools Recommendation Scheme it offers early entry to high school students from any school in Australia.

CSU requirements

You must intend to study full-time on campus.

Your CSU preferences must be included in your UAC application by midnight 3 November 2022.

Selection criteria

CSU will take into account:

  • Year 11 studies
  • school ratings.

Courses available

All courses, excluding:

  • 214738 B Dental Science
  • 214200 and 214207 B Paramedicine
  • 212817 B Technology/M Engineering (Civil Systems)
  • 214964 B Veterinary Biology/B Veterinary Science
  • 214010 Dip General Studies
  • 214011 Dip General Studies
  • 214014 Dip General Studies
  • 214017 Dip General Studies
  • 725505 Doctor of Medicine (Joint Program).

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

CSU may make conditional and unconditional SRS offers to applicants. A conditional offer will be converted to an unconditional offer if the minimum selection rank specified in the Conditional Offer Advice Letter is achieved.

Your selection rank = ATAR + adjustment factors. For example, if you attain an ATAR of 60.00 and are eligible for our location adjustment (5 points), CSU will consider you as having a selection rank of 65.00. If the conditional SRS offer requires a minimum selection rank of 65.00, you will have met this condition.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

There are additional selection criteria for a small number of courses.

Check UAC course descriptions and visit the CSU website for more information.

The International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) Schools Recommendation Scheme allows Year 12 students who meet the requirements below to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

ICMS requirements

You must be a student from a school in NSW.

Selection criteria

ICMS will take into account:

  • Year 11 studies
  • school ratings.

Courses available

All courses.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

None.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

Selection for SRS offers requires an application interview. ICMS will contact applicants to schedule interviews. Applicants may also contact ICMS on 1800 110 490 to schedule an interview.

Visit the ICMS website for more information.

The Macquarie University Schools Recommendation Scheme allows Year 12 students who meet the requirements below to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

Macquarie requirements

None.

Selection criteria

Macquarie will take into account:

  • Year 11 studies
  • school ratings.

Courses available

SRS is not available for all courses. Check Macquarie University courses available through SRS.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

None.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

None.

The National Art School (NAS) Schools Recommendation Scheme allows Year 12 students, who meet the requirements below, to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

NAS requirements

You must be a student from a school in NSW.

Selection criteria

NAS will take into account:

  • Year 11 studies
  • school ratings.

Courses available

620010 B Fine Art.
NAS may limit the number of offers made.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

None.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

Selection for SRS offers is based on an interview process and portfolio assessment. NAS will contact applicants to schedule interviews.

The SAE Creative Media Institute (SAE) Schools Recommendation Scheme allows Year 12 students, who meet the requirements below, to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

SAE requirements

None.

Selection criteria

SAE will take into account:

  • Year 11 studies
  • school ratings.

Courses available

All undergraduate courses.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

None.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

Selection for SRS offers is based on an interview process. SAE will contact applicants to schedule interviews. Applicants may also contact SAE on 1800 723 338 to schedule an interview.

The Torrens University School Recommendation Scheme allows current Year 12 students who meet the requirements below to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

Torrens University requirements

  • Completion of Year 12.
  • Your Torrens University preference must be included in your UAC application by Thursday 3 November 2022.

Selection criteria

Torrens University will take into account school ratings.

Courses available

All courses except 552200 Bachelor of Nursing.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

None.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

550060 Bachelor of Commerce and 553011 Bachelor of Business Information Systems: Mathematics Standard 2 (Band 2) or Mathematics Advanced (Band 2) or Mathematics Extension 1 (Band 1) or Mathematics Extension 2 (Band 1).

Check UAC course descriptions.

Using your school’s ratings of your aptitudes (including your capacity for tertiary study), the University of Canberra (UC) Schools Recommendation Scheme allows Year 12 students who meet the requirements below to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

UC requirements

None.

Selection criteria

UC will take into account school ratings (aptitudes only).

Courses available

SRS is not available for all courses. To check availability, view University of Canberra SRS course information.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

None.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

None.

The University of New England (UNE) participates in the UAC Schools Recommendation Scheme, which allows Year 12 students who meet the requirements below to receive early offers of undergraduate admission to UNE.

UNE requirements

You must intend to study full-time on campus.

Your UNE preferences must be included in your UAC application by Thursday 3 November 2022.

Selection criteria

UNE will take into account Year 11 studies and school ratings.

Courses available

SRS is not available for all courses. The UNE courses available through SRS are listed on the UNE website.

UNE may limit the number of offers made in some courses.

UNE will make SRS offers in November Round 1 on 11 November 2022 and also in subsequent rounds.

Please note: UNE will only make offers to the Bachelor of Nursing in the November and December offer rounds. This course is in high demand and quotas apply.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

None.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

None.

If you need specific advice about UNE courses that are offered through SRS, or about studying with UNE, you can contact the UNE Future Student Team by phone, email or chat.

If you are considering applying for a science-based course and you may not have the assumed knowledge in HSC subjects such as Chemistry, mathematics or Physics, you can also ask the Future Student Team about our bridging course or unit options.

The University of Newcastle (UON) Schools Recommendation Scheme allows Year 12 students who meet the requirements below to receive early offers of undergraduate admission. These early offers are accompanied by guaranteed accommodation, and scholarship opportunities for eligible students. UON supports motivated and talented students, regardless of their background or circumstances.

UON requirements

None.

Selection criteria

UON will take into account:

  • Year 11 studies
  • school ratings.

Courses available

SRS is not available for all courses: check the University of Newcastle courses available through SRS.

Your University of Newcastle preferences must be included in your UAC application by midnight Thursday 3 November 2022.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

The University of Newcastle may make conditional offers to a number of applicants. A conditional offer will be converted to an unconditional offer if the minimum selection rank specified in the Conditional Offer Advice Letter is achieved.

Your selection rank = ATAR + adjustment factors.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

There are additional selection criteria for some courses. Check UAC course descriptions.

In particular, note the additional requirements for the University of Newcastle Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts or Bachelor of Music and Performing Arts/Bachelor of Arts.

The University of Notre Dame Australia (ND) Schools Recommendation Scheme allows Year 12 students who meet the requirements below to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

ND requirements

None.

Selection criteria

ND will consider:

  • Year 11 studies
  • school ratings.

Courses available

SRS is available for all courses; however, the number of offers made to some courses may be limited.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

None.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

None.

The University of Sydney E12 Scheme is administered through the Schools Recommendation Schemes. It enables Year 12 students who meet the requirements below to receive conditional early offers of undergraduate admission.

USYD requirements

You must satisfy all of the following requirements:

1. Complete the HSC or IB at a school in NSW in the year of application.
2. Receive an ATAR rank or IB score in the year of application.
3. Be eligible through UAC Educational Access Schemes (EAS) for:

  • Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA)

or

  • disadvantaged school code SO1C (you attended an Australian rural school during Year 11 and/or 12 or equivalent) OR
  • disadvantaged school code S01R (you attended an Australian rural or regional school during Year 11 and/or 12 or equivalent)

or

  • financial hardship disadvantage (F01A, F01B, F01C or F01D).
4. Meet any subject-related prerequisites for your chosen University of Sydney course.
5. If you are applying under the financial hardship category, submit your EAS application and supporting documents by 11.59pm on Thursday 15 September to confirm your eligibility for consideration under the E12 Scheme in time for UAC conditional offers on 11 November.

Selection criteria

The University of Sydney will consider:

  • institution-specific documents (see below)
  • Year 11 studies
  • school ratings
  • eligibility for AG01, S01C, S01R, F01A, F01B, F01C and/or F01D codes under the Educational Access Schemes (EAS).

Institution-specific documents

To be considered for the E12 Scheme, you must download and complete the E12 Scheme template, which contains three questions, then upload your responses to your SRS application. Each answer must not exceed 200 words.

To upload your E12 supporting document to your SRS application, you need to:

1. Log into SRS Check and Change with your UAC application number and PIN.

2. Click on 'Institution-specific documents' from the menu on the left hand side.

3. Answer 'Yes' to the question 'Do you have a document to upload?'.

4. Make sure 'University of Sydney' is selected in 'Select institution'.

5. Click 'Upload'.

Courses available

SRS is not available for all courses: check University of Sydney courses available through E12/SRS.

Place the course you would like to be considered for under E12 as your highest University of Sydney course preference in your UAC application by 11.59pm on 15 September 2022. You will be assessed for an E12 Early Conditional Offer for this one course only.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

Each course available under SRS carries an associated minimum selection rank which is lower than the standard minimum selection rank for that course. The University of Sydney will make conditional SRS offers to a number of applicants. Conditional offers will be converted to unconditional offers if applicants meet EAS requirements as stated above, and the minimum ATAR requirement specified in the Conditional Offer Advice Letter is achieved.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

There are course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria for some courses. View details of courses available through the E12 Scheme .

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Schools Recommendation Scheme supports students who have the potential to succeed at university but may not receive an offer based on their ATAR alone.

UTS requirements

Equity stream

You must be eligible for UAC Educational Access Schemes (EAS) for at least one of the following:

  • school environment disadvantage (S01C) (application automatically generated by UAC for eligible students)
  • socio-economic disadvantage (AG01) (application automatically generated by UAC for eligible students)
  • financial hardship disadvantage (F01A, F01B, F01C, F01D, F01K or F01S).

You must also:

  • be rated by your school as suitable for tertiary study
  • include a UTS preference in your UAC application by 3 November 2022
  • achieve a minimum ATAR of 69.00 (80.00 for Law).

Selection criteria

UTS will make conditional and unconditional offers to students who meet the eligibility criteria.

How UTS offers will be made.

Courses available

All courses, excluding:

  • 601010 B Accounting
  • 603210 B Information Technology
  • 606004–05 B Nursing (accelerated programs).

UTS may limit the number of offers made in some courses. Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds positions available, the ATAR and school ratings will be used to determine offers.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

Minimum ATAR of 80.00 for Law.
Minimum ATAR of 69.00 for all other courses.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

None.

The UNSW Gateway Admission Pathway is administered through the Schools Recommendation Scheme. It allows Year 12 students who meet the requirements below to receive conditional early offers for undergraduate admission.

UNSW Sydney requirements

You must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Complete an Australian Year 12 qualification in the year of application.
  2. Meet one of the following criteria:

or

  • The residential address you entered in your UAC application is identified by the Australian Bureau of Statistics as being in the lowest 25% of socio-economic disadvantage in Australia according to the Index of Relative Socio-Economic Advantage and Disadvantage. (If you satisfy this requirement, UAC will also automatically generate an Educational Access Scheme application for you the day after you submit your UAC application for admission and you'll receive a confirmation email.)

or

  • The residential address you entered in your UAC application is identified by the Australian Bureau of Statistics as being in the lowest 25% of socio-economic disadvantage in Australia according to the Index of Education and Occupation.

Selection criteria

UNSW will consider:

  • institution-specific documents (your personal statement)
  • Year 11 studies and performance in subjects that are relevant to your chosen course
  • school ratings
  • eligibility for the Gateway Admission Pathway based on at least one of the following:
    – attending a Gateway school
    or
    eligibility through the Educational Access Scheme for Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) – Index of Relative Socio-Economic Advantage and Disadvantage
    or
    – your residential address in the UAC application is identified by the Australian Bureau of Statistics as being in the lowest 25% of socio-economic disadvantage in Australia according to the Index of Education and Occupation
Institution-specific documents

A personal statement answering the following three questions:

1. Why are you interested in the course you are applying for? Tell us how this degree relates to your passions and goals. (200 to 250 words)

2. What are your learning strengths? How have you applied them to overcome challenges in school or other aspects of your life? (200 to 250 words)

3. Thinking about your future self at university, what do you identify as the key challenges for you and how do you plan to manage these? (200 to 250 words)

How to write your UNSW Gateway Admission Pathway personal statement

Note: A portfolio is no longer required for any Gateway Admission Pathway degree.

To upload your personal statement to your SRS application, you need to:

1. Log into SRS Check and Change with your UAC application number and PIN.

2. Click on 'Institution-specific documents' from the menu on the left hand side.

3. Answer 'Yes' to the question 'Do you have a document to upload?'.

4. Make sure 'UNSW' is selected in 'Select institution'.

5. Click 'Upload'.

Courses available

SRS is not available for all courses: check What courses can I apply for through UNSW Gateway? in FAQs.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

Each course available under SRS carries an associated minimum ATAR which is lower than the standard minimum ATAR for that course. UNSW will make conditional SRS offers to a number of applicants. Conditional offers will be converted to unconditional offers if applicants meet the requirements stated above in 'UNSW Sydney requirements' and meet the minimum ATAR requirement for their selected course.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

  • For Bachelor of Music (including double degrees): an audition
  • For Bachelor of Laws, the Law Admissions Test (LAT): if you are eligible to participate in the UNSW Gateway Admission Pathway, you are not required to sit the LAT in order to apply for an early conditional offer. LAT results will not be used to assess your Gateway Admission Pathway application. However, you can still register for and sit the LAT if you would like to retain the option of entry to the Bachelor of Laws through the LAT admission process.

The Western Sydney University Schools Recommendation Scheme allows current Year 12 students who meet the requirements below to receive early offers of undergraduate admission.

WS requirements

None.

Selection criteria

Western Sydney University will take into account:

  • Year 11 studies
  • school ratings.

Courses available

SRS is available for a range of Western Sydney University courses. Check Western Sydney courses available through SRS.

Minimum ATAR/selection rank?

None.

Course prerequisites/additional course selection criteria

There are additional selection criteria for B Music, B Creative Industries (Music) and
B Music/B Creative Industries.

Check UAC course descriptions.