NSW and ACT universities to strengthen early offer admissions

11 January 2023
NSW Vice-Chancellors’ Committee Media Statement
The New South Wales Vice-Chancellors' Committee, the peak body for universities in NSW and the ACT, has initiated a sector-leading approach to introduce a new set of underlying principles for early offer admissions in 2024.

The principles will apply to early offers made to students completing the HSC in 2023 for admission to university in 2024. In supporting the integrity of the HSC, the principles will require that all early offers be conditional on the completion of the HSC.

The five-key principles endorsed by the NSWVCC are:

  1. that universities, as self-accrediting institutions, are responsible for their admission policies and procedures, consistent with the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards);
  2. that university admissions practices should be cognisant of the needs of students and ensure that those students admitted are capable of succeeding with appropriate support;
  3. that admission practices should be evidence-based, transparent and publicly defensible;
  4. that admission practices should respect and support the integrity of the HSC and are conditional on the completion of the HSC;
  5. that early offers for 2024 (with one agreed and unavoidable exception) will not be issued before September 2023.

Read the NSW VCC's full media statement (pdf, 144 KB) here.

NSW VCC Media Statement (pdf, 144 KB)

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