Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS)
The Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS) provides all current Year 12 students with an opportunity to secure an offer to UC if recommended by their school for admission to university. While all SRS applications are considered carefully, they do not guarantee an offer and are subject to meeting criteria and course quotas.
SRS is available to Domestic Applicants* who are either:
- Completing an Australian Year 12 program in the current year OR
- Completing the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia in the current year
* A Domestic Applicant is an Australian Citizen or Australian Permanent Resident.
UC courses available via SRS
Please see below for the list of courses available for entry via SRS in 2021.
You can defer your SRS offer for either 6 months or 1 year, depending on your course availability.
To find out more, visit UAC's Schools Recommendation Schemes website.
Apply for SRS
SRS applications for 2020 open Wednesday 3rd April and close Monday 30th September at midnight.
The first SRS offers are released on Thursday 14th November to eligible students who have UC as their first preference.
To apply for SRS:
- Applications are made online through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC)
- Submit an application for SRS to UAC in addition to your application for admission
International students who are currently completing an Australian Year 12, the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia or the New Zealand NCEA Level 3 can also be considered for SRS. After applying for admissions through UAC, applicants should email the Admissions Office with a letter from their school principal or delegate endorsing their aptitude and capacity for tertiary study.
Big Picture Education Australia
Big Picture Education Australia students are also eligible for the same provisions under SRS. After applying through UAC and selecting an SRS course, applicants and/or their schools should email the Admissions Office with a letter of endorsement from their school principal or delegate, a copy of their High School academic records and Big Picture National Standards document.