Year 12 Student Info Hub

We know there’s so much information out there about university for Year 12 students. We’ve made it easy for you and put it all in one place! On this page you’ll find all of the events Western has for Year 12 students, to make your decision about university as easy as possible. You’ll also find everything you need to know about how uni works, about Western courses and so much more.

Find out about what Western has to offer and join us for the latest in events, important dates, how to apply, and WESTERNLife, or simply chat with us and let us help you on your journey to uni. 

How uni works

First up, check out How uni works to prepare yourself for life at Western. Maybe you're the first one in your family to go to university? Find out what to expect, the differences between school and uni and lot's more tips before you begin. Western is here to help you along the way.

Hot tip: as someone who is currently in Year 12, or finishing Year 12 soon, and wants to apply for a course at uni or The College, this is called 'undergraduate study'. You may see this term used a lot when you are exploring study options. Postgraduate means you have already completed a bachelor degree and you take on further studies.

Apply now and start your unlimited journey.

Why Western

We are diverse, multicultural and support student success in inclusive campus and online environments. At Western, we’ll always put your needs first. We’re distinctly student centred, because we believe everyone deserves a chance to shine. From online specialist counselling, disability and welfare services, to academic and personal support like PASS, library and MATES. We’re here for you. 

Discover Western

Open Day

Our Open Day event is an opportunity for you to experience all that is on offer at Western, from course specific details, through to social clubs and support services. Catch our Open Day – on replay!

Western Webinars

If you want to explore more opportunities and courses at Western, register now to access Western Webinars on demand for the latest information and guides.

HSC Study Sessions

Our free online HSC Study Sessions are happening from Tuesday 6 October – Friday 9 October 2020. Maximise your HSC results by enhancing your exam techniques, subject knowledge, and HSC preparation skills.

Important Dates

Before you take the time to explore Western make sure you find out when undergraduate (UG) applications open and close.

HSC True Reward

20 September
Final date to apply for True Reward to be considered on Year 11 results.

24 September 
True Reward offers released – Round 3

11 December
Final closing date for HSC True Reward

18 December
Final True Reward offers released

Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS)

20 September
Applications close for SRS

8 November
Finalise preferences for SRS

12 November
Offers released for SRS

For more information on the Schools Recommendation Scheme, visit UAC.

Year 12 Students

30 September
UAC Early Bird Closing Date*

30 September
Final date to apply for Doctor of Medicine or the Bachelor of Midwifery

16 November
Deadline to apply for Main Offer Round
UAC deadline to apply for main round offers

23 December
Main Round Offers released

*UAC only: Apply before midnight, 30 September for a reduced fee of $70. From 1 October onwards, this fee increases to $200. For other UAC Key Dates, visit here.

How to apply

Already know what you want to study?
Year 12 checklist for applying through UAC
Did you know Western offers bonus points?

Do you live in the Western Sydney region? Have you achieved outstanding results in your HSC or IB subjects? Are you an athlete or performer? You could be eligible for Bonus Points for a variety of reasons.

Any questions?

We understand that deciding to study at university is a daunting decision and there are a lot of questions to be answered. Let us help! Our friendly support team are current students and would love to help answer all your questions. We love helping prospective students become current students.

Explore Our Courses

Visit our undergraduate courses page to find out what courses are on offer. Look through the course guide or explore our themed course search for inspiration. Whether you're a maths mogul, want to be a high-school teacher, robotics extraordinaire, or aspiring lawyer Western has something to offer.

Additional Admission Requirements

Some courses are a little different. Don't forget to check out our courses with additional requirements, like Midwifery, Medicine, Architectural Design and Music.

HSC True Reward Early Offer Program

We know how difficult this year has been for you.

Our HSC True Reward early offer program will give you much-needed peace of mind, as we offer entry into university based on your Year 11* or Year 12 results.
*Those that apply using their Year 11 results will need to successfully complete the HSC.

"HSC True Reward gave me an advantage by boosting my application as it included all my subject results as opposed to my ATAR rank."

— Angela Priftis. Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced).

Looking for a challenge?

What better way to stand out from the crowd then by joining The Academy. The Academy focuses on personal and professional development, community engagement and academic riguor. It gives academic high-achievers an added edge – in study and with employers.

Join us. It's free.

WESTERNLife, your virtual campus

Travelling the world not your thing? Join 1000's of students in our Virtual Community to share experiences, learn new things, connect with new friends and engage with events or discussions that interest you. Your campus, online.

Enhance your career prospects

Ever wondered if it's possible to travel the world and get credit toward your degree at the same time? Go Global can enhance your career prospects with international travel experiences.

As a student at Western you can choose from short study programs, internships and volunteer experiences abroad.

Alternate Entry Options

Western has you covered. We provide alternate entry pathways into our undergraduate courses. 

Check out HSC True Reward, an early offer program that takes into consideration year 11 or 12 subject band results instead of the ATAR. Or, look into The College diploma courses that lead you into the second year of your chosen Bachelor degree.


We prepare you for life after uni

Nine out of 10 employers say great things about our graduates, including that they have foundational skills, are more adaptable and have better technical skills.*

Apply now and start your unlimited journey.

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