This year, some 70,000 New South Wales Year 12 students sat for the Higher School Certificate. Many of these students will have university aspirations and of those who do apply, most will receive an offer. The offer may not be to their highest preference, although Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) statistics indicate that 70% of those who apply will receive an offer to one of their top three preferences.
Understanding the options
Young people need to understand however, that, depending on what they want to do, university is just one way to achieve their career goal.