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Year 12 Update – Early Bird Undergraduate University Applications, Work Experience and Apprenticeships

Senior Studies & Careers Coordinator, Ms Kath Knowles

Senior Studies & Careers Coordinator, Ms Kath Knowles

During the past two terms, most Year 12 students have met with me to discuss their post-school pathways and options. For those students who are thinking of studying at university in 2022, applications for undergraduate students have opened. Early bird applications will close at midnight on Thursday 30 September, 2021. I recommend that students spend some time over the break to further investigate and research the courses and Universities they are interested in.

I encourage any students who are applying to University to submit applications for early entry. Some universities make an early offer to successful applicants prior to sitting their final exams. This alleviates common stresses and anxiety many students have about achieving their perfect score. 

These are some of the more popular early entry programs that have opened:

  • Macquarie Uni – Leaders and Achievers Program (closing 20 August)
  • ACU Guarantee (closing 24 September)
  • Western Sydney University True Rewards Program (closing 23 August if you want your Year 11 results considered) 
  • Notre Dame University (closing 1 September)
  • University of Wollongong opens in Term 3 (19 July – 13 August).

The upcoming break provides an opportunity for Year 12 Vocational students to utilise the time to source work experience or apprenticeship opportunities which can be undertaken in Term 3 during and after the Trial examination period. This is a valuable opportunity to investigate different trades and vocational pathways and for some, to secure employment.

I wish all Year 12 well in preparing for the Trials and in making informed decisions regarding their post-school pathways.


Ms Kath Knowles

Senior Studies & Careers Coordinator

E: kknowles@waverley.nsw.​