CAREER HELP FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
While in Year 10, all students will have the opportunity to attend an interview with a member of staff. This interview is a career counseling session to help students choose courses for senior school to help them find a pathway towards further education or employment.
Parents are encouraged to attend with their child as the amount of information can be overwhelming to students.
You and your child could look at job opportunities, job descriptions, salaries, and qualifications needed, etc in preparation for finding direction during their schooling years.
The following websites could be helpful in getting an idea of areas of interest for your student.
TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS SERVICE CENTRE
TISC is an online service regarding all things tertiary.
It is a wealth of information about Western Australian universities and how to get there.
ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank)
Entry into the public universities in Western Australia is a matching process of the people who want to go to university and the number of places that are available. To assist in this process, Year 12 students are ranked and places offered on the basis of this ranking.
What’s an ATAR?
An ATAR ranges between 99.95 and zero, and reports your rank position relative to all other students. It takes into account the number of students who sit the WACE examinations in any year and also the number of people of Year 12 school leaving age in the total population. In 2008 the TEA (Tertiary Entrance Aggregate) replaced the TES (Tertiary Entrance Score).
Your TEA will be calculated and then converted to an ATAR, which tells you where you’re ranked relative to other students. This will be the same position as a ranking based on your TEA, but the TEA isn’t able to convey this information directly to you. If you have an ATAR of 70.00, for example, it indicates that you’ve achieved as well as or better than 70% of the Year 12 school leaver age population.
Who gets an ATAR?
Anyone who satisfies the requirements for a Tertiary Entrance Aggregate (TEA).
How do I find out my ATAR?
All current year WACE students with at least one scaled score in a WACE course are able to access their Year 12 examination results and ATAR on this website from late December. You can print or save the online copy of your Universities Admission Advice Letter (UAAL) which contains this information. You can order your official UAAL on TISC stationery on payment of a fee. This fee increases from 1 March of the following year.
Current year WACE students can access results online up to 1 March of the following year.
You can obtain your ATAR and scaled scores from a past year by completing and submitting the Application for Record of Results with the appropriate fee to TISC.