Help Videos

A message for Year 12 students
This is an unusual year. TISC's Executive Officer, Wayne Betts, explains how TISC is working with universities, SCSA and other bodies to make sure your transition to university study is going to be OK.

The ATAR (2020)
What is the ATAR? What does it mean? What impact will COVID-19 have on it this year? Here's some information and advice you might find helpful.

Calculating the ATAR
How does TISC calculate the ATAR? What happens to the calculation as a result of the coronavirus pandemic?

Entry Requirements - ATAR students
An overview of the basics you need for entry to degree studies as an ATAR student.

Entry Requirements - Year 12 VET students
For those of you doing vocation study (eg Certificate IV) in year 12, here's a brief look at the requirements you need to meet to gain entry to uni degrees.

Entry Requirements - IB students
If you're doing the International Baccalaureate Diploma, here's a summary of the entry requirements you need to satisfy to enter degree courses at TISC's member universities.

Marks Adjustment Processes - Overview
If you're puzzled by what happens to transform your exam and school marks into scaled scores, this will give a quick over of the processes involved and why they are done.

Marks Adjustment Processes - Moderation
This is a more detailed explanation of the statistical moderation process, one of the three mark adjustment processes that transform your exam and school marks into scaled scores.

Marks Adjustment Processes - Standardisation
Looking in more detail at another of the marks adjustment processes. this will explain why and how we standardise combined marks.

Marks Adjustment Processes - Scaling
Scaling - the process that everyone loves to hate. Why do we do it? And how is it worked out? This will give you more in-depth information on the scaling process and why it's necessary.

Early Offers
You might have heard about universities providing early offers to Year 12 students. Here's some advice on your options, whether or not you get an early offer.

Early Offers and TISC applications
If you've got an early offer, do you still need to put in a TISC application? And if you do apply through TISC, do you include your early offer in your preference list? Let's run through your options and consider how a TISC application can work to your advantage, by keeping your options open right into 2021.

Making the most of your preferences, part 1
The TISC preference system is designed to help you maximise your choices when applying to university. Here are some basic tips to help you put your preferences in an order that will help you keep your options open while going for your dream courses.

Making the most of your preferences, part 2
The order of your preferences matters. Here's an example that will demonstrate how the order of preferences really can make a difference in giving you the best range of available course options.

Applying to interstate universities
Many people consider applying to universities across the country each year. this video will give you some information on how to do that - and also what to do if you receive multiple offers from various states.