From the Careers Department
From the Careers Department
Accepting university offers: Things Year 12 students should know
- If you receive an offer to study at your preferred university – congratulations!
- Offers are sent via email during the day of a SATAC offer round.
- During offer rounds you will receive an offer for the highest preference you qualify for. Pre-requisite requirements will be considered as well as your selection rank which determines how competitive your application is.
- The first offer round for SACE students is on 12 January 2023. Offer rounds will continue regularly after this round up until teaching commences.
- Once you receive your offer, be sure to read your SATAC email carefully for important information about responding to your offer and the program enrolment process.
- If you receive an offer for your first preference SATAC will automatically accept it on your behalf.
- If you receive an offer that was not your first preference, you will need to log onto the SATAC website and respond to your offer. You have six options for responding to your offer:
- Accept but wish to be considered for higher preferences
- Defer but wish to be considered for higher preferences
- Reject but wish to be considered for higher preferences
- If you wish to change the response, you’ll need to log into SATAC and change it manually.
- Once you’ve accepted your offer, you will receive a welcome email with your University ID. Follow advice from your selected university to enrol. Remember there is help available if you need it!
- You should also plan to attend orientation, which will give you the opportunity to explore your campus, find lecture rooms, navigate through your online student portal and make new friends.
Good luck as you start your next adventure!
Adelaide University Headstart Program
The University of Adelaide’s Headstart scholarship program gives high achieving students the opportunity to study at university while still in Year 12 and have these university studies count towards their SACE and Selection Rank.
While studying at the University part-time, Headstart students not only have the opportunity to find out what university life is like before they even finish school, but also contribute to and benefit from, the diverse cultural and intellectual life of the University of Adelaide.
Headstart provides gifted and highly-motivated students with a challenge beyond the Year 12 curriculum and the chance to grow as individuals as they combine secondary school and university studies.
Headstart students can choose to supplement their Year 12 subjects with university courses (subjects). University courses are recognised by the SACE Board, allowing students to use them towards their SACE Stage 2 completion and therefore their Selection Rank.
Headstart students may also receive credit towards their degree if they enrol in a University of Adelaide program after high school.
To find out more you may register for the annual Headstart Scholarship Program Information session:
Wednesday 23 November 5:30pm – 6:30pm
The Braggs Lecture Theatre
The University of Adelaide, North Terrace
Hear more about:
- Entry criteria and application
- What to expect
- Services available to support Headstart participants
- SACE recognition and contribution towards the Selection Rank
Registrations are mandatory and must be done through this link: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/KYgSCJyByAi8BKOghV-IKo?domain=eventbrite.com.au
Vocational Education and Training (VET)
VET is designed to teach knowledge and specific practical skills to assist in the workplace. Courses are delivered externally but can be incorporated into SACE, with many fully completed Certificate III courses counting towards an ATAR. Available to students in years 10, 11 or 12, enrolments for 2023 are now open. Please speak to Mrs Stephenson in the Careers Centre to gain more information and to discuss options.
Courses popular with students at SAC:
- Certificate III Business
- Certificate III Business (Medical)
- Certificate III Legal Services
- Certificate III Hospitality
- Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care
- Certificate III Individual Support (Disability or Aged Care)
- Certificate III Screen and Media
- Certificate II Retail Makeup and Skincare
- Certificate II Kitchen Operations