Volume 30 Issue 24 13 Aug 2021 5 Elul 5781


Claire Pech – Careers Advisor

Macquarie University

In light of COVID-19 disruptions, Macquarie University has decided to award all students with five impact points. This will not change a student’s ATAR but will be added on to change their selection rank. For many students this will lower the numbers needed to gain access into their course of choice. More details can be found here.

For students who are about to finalise their Leaders and Achievers application the deadline is next Friday 20 August at 2.00 pm.


The Australian National University (ANU) has released all of their early offers for August and it was a very positive start to this week to see students receiving those early offers from a wide range of subjects from Law, Politics, International Relations, Psychology, Engineering, Computing and more. We also have students who have already received offers for some interstate universities in Queensland and Tasmania and I am looking forward to hearing more good news in September when they release the global leaders program results. All early offer programs and details can be found here.


UTS has now decided on a near Early Entry Portal that is opening this week. This is another way to apply for courses with a focus on Year 11 results (different to the Schools Recommended Scheme). More details can be found here.


UAC has released some key date changes in line with changes from NESA about results. This has now all moved forward by a week and students will now receive their ATARs and HSC results on Friday 17 December 2021. They will have until midnight on Saturday 18 December 2021 to change their preferences and confirm their choices. Always check all key dates on the UAC website.

Careers NSW is a new initiative for the Class of 2021 to help school leavers with employment once they leave school, targeting specific industry areas. This will be a free service.