University entrance and the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)

The ATAR is used by Australian universities to allocate places to students. Your ATAR is calculated by TASC from your results in Level 3 and Level 4 (pre-tertiary) courses.

In Tasmania, it is the responsibility of the University of Tasmania to determine what courses can be counted towards your ATAR.

To be eligible for an ATAR the University of Tasmania has determined that students must also achieve a TCE. Entry requirements to university vary by course and by university. Generally, the higher your ATAR, the better your chances are of being accepted into your preferred course. That is why the personalised learning support you will receive at school is so important. It will help you to maximise your ATAR.

TASC will advise eligible students of their Tertiary Entrance score and ATAR in late December.

More detailed information is available on the University of Tasmania’s website.