Pathways and Transition






Assist your child make informed decisions about their career.





17 – 19 May Year 13 Career Expo


Year13 Expo is an online careers event that allows youth, parents and teachers to engage directly with education, employment and travel providers from across Australia. The Expo also connects youth with speakers representing a diverse range of industries.

Find out more HERE.

ATAR RevisionPrograms


ATAR Revision Programs


If you plan to do some ATAR revision programs during the mid-year break, you need to secure your place now. Open this link Give Yourself Every Chance to Succeed which gives contact details for all of the revision program providers in WA.


Good ATAR scores may improve your chances of getting a scholarship or getting into a course requiring high ATAR results.


TIP: The ECU one is usually free. Their program is run in September and details of the 2021 program aren’t up yet.


18 May Construction Careers Expo

Check out the opportunities in the booming building industry at the Construction Careers Expo.


4pm – 7pm Check out details HERE.


13 June College of Electrical Training Open Day


The College of Electrical Training has a campus in Jandakot and in Joondalup.


This year the open day is on from 9:30 to 11:30 on 13 June. 

You can register HERE.

Construction Futures Scholarships

Want a future in construction? Start at school in 2022.

If you are in Year 10 in 2021 and you would like to work in building and construction, you can apply for a Scholarship valued at $10,000. Applications open on Tuesday 6 April, 2021 and close on Tuesday 31 August, 2021.


Details on how to apply can be found in the below attachment.




Year 12 SCSA Handbook Part I is Out


The SCSA Handbook identifies important dates, links, tips, exam information and the WACE Checker. It delivers vital information to Year 12s and their families.

Download it HERE.


Part II focuses on exams and will be released later in the year.

WACE Checker


You can check your eligibility for WACE HERE.



University Early Offers

Notre Dame University




Find out more: 

TISCOnline - Important Dates 2021/2022



Curtin University

Open Day Sunday 30 May:

Open Day 2021 (


Apply for Early Offers through via TISC


Competitive courses are excluded: 



University of Western Australia 


13 May UWA Early Offers Webinar


If you are currently in Year 12, you can apply now for 2022 entry. Find out everything you need to know at our dedicated Early Offers webinar.


  • Secondary school student in Year 12
  • A parent of a prospective student
  • A secondary school career adviser or teacher


Year 12s can apply directly to UWA based on their Year 11 or Year 12 results but there is no rush. Applications are open until ATAR results are released. 


UWA found that less than 1% of those students who were given early offers for 2021 failed to complete their ATAR. This year they require students to complete their WACE with their ATAR.


To be considered for an early offer, student’s year 11 results must be at least 3 points higher than the stated cut off points. If a student’s year 11 ATAR doesn’t meet this standard, their final year 12 ATAR must meet the requirement.


Applicants must finish their WACE with ATAR. Students are required to demonstrate competence in English to be offered a place.



Students wishing to be considered for courses that have pre-requisites, can consider doing bridging courses at the start of uni.


NOT Available for Early Offers

Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Podiatry and Optometry are not available for early offers.





Murdoch University will offer a Year 12 Early Offer Scheme for 2022 admission for current Year 12 students, to allow students to make early applications and reduce uncertainty for students.


Last year Murdoch University offered a Year 12 Uni Entry Safety Net, to engage and support students who potentially had their studies impacted by COVID-19.  Following positive feedback about the scheme, Murdoch has established the Murdoch University Year 12 Early Offer Scheme to enable students to secure a place in their chosen course.


Year 12’s will be able to apply for entry until Semester 1, 2022 from 8.00am Tuesday 30 March 2021.  The Year 12 Early Offer Program will allow students to apply based on their Yr11 ATAR subject results, or by identifying that they are on a recognised pathway to university (e.g. Cert IV, Enabling Program, or Portfolio Entry).  Successful applicants will be made a conditional offer.  The condition for students who are made offers based on their Year 11 ATAR results, will be the completion of Year 12. For students on non ATAR pathways, the condition will be completion of Year 12 and successful completion of the pathway. 


The Year 12 Early Offer Program will provide students the reassurance that a place has been reserved for them in their nominated course. Veterinary Science and Nursing will not be available for the Early Offer Program.  Students wishing to apply for these courses will need to do so via TISC and offers will not be made until the processing of final Year 12 results has occurred.  


This link also hosts FAQs.


Students will only need to apply once to Murdoch.  If they change their course preference, there will be instructions in their offer letter on how to do this. TISC will open early on 19th April 2021 to also accommodate early offer programs and will now be at no cost to students.   


When applying, students will need an electronic copy of their Year 11 end of year subject report (PDF or JPEG is fine) and a short personal statement, details of which are outlined in the FAQs. 


We will be providing offers on a rolling basis to students as soon as their application has been assessed. 


Should students have questions about our courses, or require assistance in submitting their application, they can call our Meet Murdoch team on 1300 687 3624.  Meet Murdoch is open every weekday from 8.00am to 6.00pm to assist future students.

Murdoch Open Day: Sunday 18 July 

Murdoch will host its Open Day on Sunday 18 July from 10am – 4pm.



Murdoch and Fremantle Education Centre

Murdoch University is a proud partner of the Fremantle Education Centre, a leading institution in WA delivering vocational educational and training (VET) programs to senior secondary school students across both the Perth metropolitan and WA regional areas. Our partnership with Murdoch enables our students the opportunity to engage with course academics and advisors at the University to enhance their educational experience and increase their understanding of professional careers in the relevant sector. 


The student benefits

Students who undertake a Diploma level course with Fremantle Education Centre will benefit from an articulation pathway, meaning they can complete their bachelor’s degree in two years, rather than three.


Additionally, our students are able to apply early and reserve a place in a degree course cognate to their Certificate IV, pending successful completion. 


Cognate Courses

Certificate IV in Education SupportEnables application and a conditional offer into any of Murdoch’s Bachelor of Education Courses:  Bachelor of Education Primary, Bachelor of Education Primary + 1-10 Physical Education, Bachelor of Education Early Childhood + Primary or Bachelor of Education Secondary
Certificate IV in BusinessEnables conditional offers into any major/majors in the Bachelor of Business
Certificate IV in Community ServicesEnables conditional offers into the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Community Development

Edith Cowan University


CQU Year 12 Applications Open Now


Principal Recommendation Scheme

The Principal Recommendation Scheme is an ideal entry pathway for all Year 12 students to

CQ University's undergraduate courses whether you're studying ATAR or not.


This means that as a Year 12 student applying for university, you no longer need to wait for your Year 12 results to receive an early offer for your course*.

To be eligible you must:

  • Be studying Year 12
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from your Principal  Applications now open.

Scholarship Guidance (Curtin University) 


You can find information about the scholarship application process HERE.

Fogarty Scholarship Applications Open


The Fogarty Scholarships are awarded to students who apply to UWA who demonstrate outstanding academic and extra-curricular achievements. 


The scholarship delivers financial support but the academic extension and networking that the scholarship delivers will ensure lasting support for “Fogarty Scholars”. 


Applications close on 23 May. 

Check out the scholarship HERE.

Get paid as you get your degree at the Australian Defence Force Academy

The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADF) delivers degrees through the University of NSW. By going to ADFA you get paid as you study. This option may be of particular interest to student from RRR areas who would need to pay for accommodation if they come to Perth to study. Check out the courses HERE.


Gap Year in Australian Defence Force


Spend 12-months in the Navy, Army or Air Force, where you'll get paid for meaningful work while travelling around Australia, gaining skills for life, and making lifelong friends.

There are a range of careers that you can choose to explore during your gap year.

Find out more HERE.


For more information about Medicine and Dentistry in WA read Getting into Medicine in WA


Edith Cowan University


New Pathway for Creative Course Applicants! 

Do you know any non- ATAR students with creative talent?  

From 2021, many of our Creative Courses will offer high school leavers the opportunity to apply using a creative portfolio for course entry. 


If you know an aspiring designer, photographer, filmmaker or artist who is not taking ATAR, click here to find out more about our Creative Arts Portfolio Entry Pathway.  


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Courses Australia - Find Online Courses at


Girls Engineering Tomorrow: 

Year 11 female students from selected WA schools

The Girls Engineering Tomorrow (GET) program targets senior secondary students studying high-level maths and offers them mentoring support, and exposure to engineering activities, courses, role models and careers.


The program will run for three years (2021 – 2023), with a pilot year in 2021. The program will be an intensive out-of-school course of 10 sessions of 2.5 hours run fortnightly over the school terms two and three at Curtin’s Bentley campus.


Contact Aleesha Davis for more details.

Overseas Study Information Sessions

Apply to American Universities with Education USA


Thinking of studying in the UK?


If you would like an apprenticeship or traineeship while at school find out more here HERE


2021 WA Apprenticeship and Traineeships intake guide 


Someone asked Tom about when apprenticeships and traineeships would be advertised. He said that they publish an Intake Guide. Linda Winter from CCIWA sent this through. It has great information including dates when a number of apprenticeships and traineeships will be advertised.


Where to get good information about Gap Years for 2022


If you think a Gap Year could be a good option for you in 2022 you can find out about them at Youth Central which is a Victorian government site. The information about your options and what to be careful of is just as relevant to students in WA. 

  • The Youth Central site has information on studying overseas, scholarships and links to further information.
  • If you choose to take a gap year but think you might want to go to university later, you should still apply through the normal TISC process in August/September, then defer for a year once you get offered a place.




Lyn Alexander

Head of Pathways and Transition

9383 0416