Docstoc

QTAC PREPARATION SESSION 5

Document Sample
QTAC PREPARATION SESSION 5 Powered By Docstoc
					QTAC PREPARATION 2008-9




       SESSION 5
SESSION 5 - THE APPLICATION PROCESS
POST YR 12 OPTIONS:
  •   STUDY FULL-TIME
  •   DEFERMENT
  •   REPEATING YR 12
  •   UPGRADING
  •   WORK
  •   APPRENTICESHIP
  •   TRAINEESHIP
  •   PRE-APPRENTICESHIP
  •   GAP YEAR
  •   STUDENT EXCHANGE
           DEFERMENT

• Check with the institution – not all
  allow it.
• Guaranteed deferment – you accept
  the offer but reserve a place for the
  following year.
• General deferment – your place is
  not guaranteed – you have to apply
  later and compete with all other
  applicants.
    REASONS FOR DEFERRING:
    IF YOU:
•   Can’t afford the cost yet and need to save.
•   Need a break from study.
•   Are unsure about your career path.
•   Aren’t yet fully committed to Tertiary study.
    (Remember, good GPA enables upgrading
    but poor GPA can lead to Downgrading.)
•   Need to gain more maturity / worldliness /
    wisdom.
      REASONS AGAINST
        DEFERRING:
• If not guaranteed deferment, you may
  miss an offer in that course when you
  eventually apply.
• The course may be discontinued in the
  future.
• You may lose continuity in study routine
  or subject content.
• (You could take a semester off within
  the course.)
      REPEATING YR 12:


• Quite uncommon these days as many
  upgrade pathways exist.
• Most repeating students do better
  than first time, but some do worse.
• You can do Internal Senior or
  External Senior.
   INTERNAL SENIOR:

• You select and study 5 or 6 Yr 12
  subjects.
• Your new OP will be based only on
  the repeat subjects.
• The previous Yr 11 and 12 subjects
  will not be included.
• If your repeat OP is poorer, your
  higher result will prevail.
     EXTERNAL SENIOR:


• You select 5 subjects.
• All 5 are studied in one year or over
  several.
• You study by distance education (the
  School of Distance Ed.) or
  day/evening classes (e.g. Hubbards).
     REPEATING NEEDS:


• Commitment – to more intense study
• Determination – to be more
  successful.
• Strong Career ambitions or plans.
• Awareness that you are capable of
  improving
   REPEATING MEANS:

• Missing last year’s friends
• Getting bored dealing with last
  year’s material.
• Another year of school discipline,
  rules, etc.
• Possibly dealing with less mature
  students.
CERTIFICATE IV - IN ADULT
TERTIARY EDUCATION:

• A 6 months intensive or 12 months
  full-time course at TAFE.
• Must be turning 18 in the year of
  study.
• Starts in January and July each year.
• Motivation and determination is
  essential for success.
               S.T.A.T.


• Special Tertiary Admissions Test.
• ‘Similar’ to QCS – but an adult version.
• Contact QTAC for details and to sit for
  the STAT.
• Will only be used if it improves your
  Rank.
OTHER WAYS TO UPGRADE OR
 GAIN ALTERNATIVE ENTRY:
    THESE CAN BE COMBINED WITH OTHER
    QUALIFICATIONS TO CONTRIBUTE TO AND
    INCREASE YOUR RANK:

•   Personal Competencies Statement
•   Bridging and Preparatory courses.
•   Special /mature age entry.
•   Work history – e.g. defence forces,
    apprenticeship, managerial roles, etc
• Page 19-42 in your QTAC Guide
     OTHER WAYS TO GAIN
     ALTERNATIVE ENTRY:
• E.g. The T.P.P. (Tertiary Preparation
  Program) at U.S.C.:
• No O.P. needed.
• Study four subjects for one semester.
• If you pass, you are eligible for entry
  to most USC degree programs.
• The T.P.P. course is free of charge!
    THE T.T.T.

 (Twelve to Tertiary)
APLICATION PROCESS
           APPLYING
• All eligible students should apply.
• Situations can change between now and
  January – keep your options open!
• You can always defer, change courses,
  reject offers, etc.
• Select courses wisely as an uninteresting
  course = poor motivation/lowered
  ranking/dropout.
• Interesting courses = motivation =
  upgrading.
               APPLYING
• You are responsible for making the application
    – at home or school via the TTT method .
•   The TTT service costs $26, it’s convenient and
    can be revisited easily.
•   Applicants pay online by credit card or get
    billed.
•   Application is not processed until bill is paid.
•   You need to know your QSA number.
•   Your 4 digit PIN number will be the day and
    month of your birth.
           APPLYING
• Record your new QTAC Application
  number – to be used to access your
  application later.
• Print off a copy of your ‘Application
  Summary’ & ‘Confirmation of Lodgement’
  – it confirms the success of your
  application.
• Additional qualifications (Cert.III,
  Headstart Uni. subjects, Music, etc)
  should be indicated and evidence sent to
  QTAC.
APPLICANT ONLINE SERVICES
• Are available without charge.
• Ensure your application has been received
• Check or review your course preferences
    before and after obtaining your OP.
•   Respond to your offer.
•   Keep all QTAC info. in your folder.
•   If needing advice over the Christmas holidays,
    contact QTAC or TACS (tertiary advice &
    counselling service).
        IMPORTANT DATES
•   Sept. 30 – last date for on-time applications.
•   Oct. 1 – higher application fees from today.
•   Dec. 19 – Yr 12 results mailed by QSA.
•   You can still change preferences but they must
    be completed 14 days before the offer round
    (Jan 2 for Jan 15 major offer round).
•   Jan. 16 – Offers mailed out & published in
    newspapers.
•   Jan. 23 – Last date to respond to Jan. offers.
    (you only have 1 week to respond!)
•   Feb. 5 – Offers made for Jan offers not
    accepted.
•   Feb. 12 – Last date to respond to 2nd round
    offers.
QTAC GUIDE APPLICATION
       PLANNER

• Page 43 - 49.
• Complete the T.T.T. Application
  Planner (page 43 – 44) prior to getting
  on-line.
• Use the Planner as a guide when
  applying on-line.
    DEMONSTRATION OF THE
      T.T.T. APPLICATION
• Go to www.qtac.edu.au
• Click on ‘Online Services’ drop-down
  menu
• Go to ‘2008 Year 12 students – Twelve to
  Tertiary (TTT) for 2009 Admissions’
• Click on ‘View a Demonstration Version of
  TTT’
• After working through the Demonstration
  version, click on ‘Launch TTT Application’,
  when ready
      *REVISION*
*ARRANGING PREFERENCES*
• NOTE: The ‘Start Month’ is not the
  Offer Date. (Only the start date is in the
  QTAC guide)
• To find the Offer Date for your
  courses, you must go online at
  www.qtac.edu.au and use the
  ‘course search tool’ and enter the
  course QTAC code.
          *REVISION*

*ARRANGING PREFERENCES*

• Initially arrange all courses in
 strict order of preference
*ARRANGING PREFERENCES*

• NOW: (as per page 7-8 in QTAC
  guide):
• If all your courses are in the same
  ‘Offer Round Date’, leave as is (&
  accept, defer, cond. accept, etc.,
  when the offer is made to you)
*ARRANGING PREFERENCES*
• However:
• If your preferences include different
  ‘Offer Round Dates’, you must rearrange
  from 1-6 in order of ‘Offer Round Dates’
• ….as offers are made in order of the
  major offer round dates.
• E.g. if your 1st pref. is offered in Jan and
  your 2nd pref. in Dec., you won’t get an
  offer for your 2nd pref if you miss out on
  your 1st pref. (It will be too late)
         STARTING MONTH
• Some courses have two starting dates.
• E.g., you can nominate a course which starts in
 Semester I, 2009 or …Semester II, 2009.
• Therefore, to find the Offer Date for your
  course (Sem. I or Sem. 2), you must go
  online at www.qtac.edu.au and use the
  ‘course search tool’ and enter the course
  QTAC code.
• If you wish to start in Sem. I, you must select
 that course Offer Date.
COURSES
      • Course Search
      • Course Changes
      • Dual Degrees
      • 2008 / 2009 Year Round Admissions
      • Fixed Closing Dates

Course Search
QTAC offers a range of information about courses being offered. If you want to look at the course available in
your area of interest, use Course Search to review all of the courses available



Click HERE to open the Course Search Tool
Search for Courses in
                        2008/2009 Year Round Admissions (courses commencing semester 3, 2008; semester 1 and 2, 200

     Enter QTAC
      Code:
              QTAC                                                                                      OFFER DATE
Preference                                                Course
              Code
1.           011091   Bachelor of Regional and Urban Planning - full-time or part-time - University   17 December 2008
                      of the Sunshine Coast - Sippy Downs                                             15 January 2009*
                      Start Month: February 2009                                                      22 April 2009
                      Please note that applicants may defer a place in this course for a maximum      13 May 2009
                      of two years.                                                                   3 June 2009*
2.           412352   Bachelor of Urban Development (Urban and Regional Planning) - full-time -       15 January 2009*
                      Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point Campus
                      Start Month: February 2009
                      Please visit Studyfinder at qut.com for detailed course information.
3.           251722   Bachelor of Music - full-time - Griffith University, Queensland                 17 December 2008*
                      Conservatorium
                      Start Month: March 2009
                      Applicants cannot defer an offer in this program. Applicants are required to
                      lodge an Application for Audition form with the Conservatorium by 1/8/08.
4.           223312   Bachelor of Arts in Applied Theatre - full-time - Griffith University, Mt       15 January 2009*
                      Gravatt Campus
                      Start Month: March 2009
                      Applicants may defer an offer in this program for one year.
5.           421932   Bachelor of Fine Arts (Technical Production) - full-time - Queensland           15 January 2009*
                      University of Technology, Kelvin Grove Campus
                      Start Month: February 2009
                      Registrations to attend an interview and submission of additional materials
                      to QUT will close on Friday, 17 October 2008.
6.           020601   Bachelor of Business Law - full-time or part-time - Bond University, Gold       5 August 2008*
                      Coast                                                                           17 December 2008*
                      Start Month: January 2009                                                       22 April 2009*
                      This course will be offered in the December and January offer rounds for
                      the January intake.
       STARTING MONTH

• Therefore, courses which
 commence in Semester I must be
 listed higher than Semester II
 courses to be considered in the
 January Offer Round.
       STARTING MONTH
• BUT, some Performing Arts
  courses & Bond University
  courses have their major offer
  round in December.
• Therefore, they must be placed
  higher (than Jan. and June
  courses) to be considered for the
  December Offer Round
PREFERENCES - GENERAL RULE
                   (as on pages 7-8)

• Arrange courses in order of preference
• Then rearrange in order of major offer
  rounds (e.g. Dec offer courses before Jan.
  offer courses)
• Conditionally accept a December Offer if
  it is made (even though it’s really your 2nd or 3rd pref.)
• Then rearrange pref’s so the Jan. course
  you really want is now your 1st pref.
• Wait for January Offers and if offered
  your real 1st pref. , accept it!
                IN SUMMARY:
• Only apply for courses that you are sure you would
    accept if they are offered
•   Ensure you enter the correct course code, and name.
•   Place courses in order of personal preference – from
    most desired to least desired
•   Then rearrange in order of offer dates (if necessary.)
•   Conditionally Accept the early offer.
•   Rearrange to place most desired course at 1st pref.
•   Wait to see if you get your most desired later offer
•   Accept it, if offered.
•   Refer to page 7-8 of QTAC Guide.

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:2
posted:7/29/2012
language:
pages:36