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UNIVERSITY APPLICATIONS, OFFERS AND ACCEPTANCES
It also contains analysis of trends in key fields identified as areas of skill shortage; a review of offer and acceptance rates by key applicant demographics; and information on factors affecting current and future demand.
Domestic applicants for admission to the first semester of undergraduate university study in the reference year. Prior to 2009, data was limited to those who meet certain eligibility criteria. Year 12 applicants are considered “eligible” if their Year 12 studies give them a Tertiary Entrance Score, resulting in an Interstate Transfer Index exceeding a declared minimum score (56.2, in 2008). All “Other” applicants (non-Year 12 applicants) are considered eligible for undergraduate university courses. This will no longer be the case from 2009 onwards which will also report on the total number of applications.
September of the year prior, to March of the reference year.
Frequency of Collection
Method of Collection
Data from the application and offer processes are provided to DEEWR by the six TACs. While each state has its own TAC, applications and offers for the ACT are handled by the NSW TAC; and South Australia provides that service for the NT. From 2010 onwards, higher education providers will supply DEEWR with information on direct applications.
May of the reference year.
Undergraduate Applications, Offers and Acceptances, 2008. DEEWR, Canberra, freely available from the DEEWR website.
Information is available for Australia and the six TACs. Analysis by metropolitan and non-metropolitan from 2009.
A separate Excel file of the Appendix tables is available on the DEEWR website. Other data is available on request.
Age (20 or younger, 21 years or older)
State (ACT within NSW; NT within SA.)
Applicant type (Year 12, Non-Year 12)
Tertiary Entrance Score of Year 12 Applicant (the 'Interstate Transfer Index')
Field of education
Preference level of course
Number of Preferences
Offers of places
Acceptances of Offers
Basis of admission
Rejections of Offers
Unmet Demand for places
Age (19 and under, 20 to 24 years, 25 and over; and subcategory 16 and under)
Region (metropolitan, regional)
Prior highest educational participation (including participation in VET)
Socio-Economic Status (based on SEIFA IEO)
Time series are only available back to 2001 due to significant changes in the data collection. Breaks in some time series will occur in 2009 due to standardisation of data elements and changes in definitions.
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