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I Got An Offer... Now What?
« on: January 09, 2013, 11:12:42 am »
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So, you've received your ATAR and the next step of your life and arguably one of the most important, is the course you are going to embark on for the next few years of your life.  So in one of my posts in How Do Tertiary Offers Work, I briefly explained what you needed to do after VTAC informs you that you have received an offer.  I felt that it wasn't really informational so I've decided to make a new thread for this.

Firstly, the following list is what you needed to do at The University of Melbourne in 2010 (yes, a whole three years ago from when this post was made).  That means it will not only vary between tertiary institutions but also at UoM since it has been so long.  The point of this post is to give you curious and enthusiastic minds into what you need to do to enrol.

I have to stress that all tertiary institutions are wary of potential students that may be overseas or interstate at the time of enrolment.  So these days, most of the enrolment, including accepting the offer is done online.  So if you have an Internet connection in any place in the world, you can complete enrolment.  This is of course, there is someone back at home who has access to the enrolment package.

1.  Type the URL, which is given to you in the enrolment package that your institution will send you, into your browser.
2.  If you are a domestic student, then the first step will be to either accept your offer or defer it.
3.  Then you setup your email and student portal account.
4.  Then you need to confirm a few personal details including citizenship, contact details, emergency contact and also, Tax File Number.

If you don't have a Tax File Number, then now would be a good time to apply for a TFN.

The TFN is used for HECS-HELP.  Even if you don't plan to use HECS-HELP, it would still be a good idea to obtain one just in case you change your mind.  It just eliminates the hassle and stress of obtaining one at the last minute.

6.  Then you select your subjects for first year.  Don't worry, you change change them later.
7.  Then you plan for Academic Advice Day (AAD).  Other institutions might have a different name for this but this is the day where you mostly meet up with other first years, make an appointment to see a Student Advisor, course and subject information sessions are on and also the first of many chances to join clubs and societies.

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Re: I Got An Offer... Now What?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2013, 11:45:06 am »
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This is what I've been looking for :P! Thank you mate.

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Re: I Got An Offer... Now What?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2013, 02:13:27 pm »
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thankyou! so we dont accept our offer on vtac, we get sent a separate website ?

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Re: I Got An Offer... Now What?
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2013, 02:45:34 pm »
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thankyou! so we dont accept our offer on vtac, we get sent a separate website ?

If you choose not accept, then all you need to do is...  nothing.  Just let it lapse and that's all.

But as a I mentioned before, it's best to accept anything you are given.

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Re: I Got An Offer... Now What?
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 03:45:59 pm »
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Sorry i meant.
do we accept our offer from the universities website not the vtac site?
how would we know what link it is? do we wait for the letter?
or does vtac tell us?

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Re: I Got An Offer... Now What?
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2013, 05:22:56 pm »
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Sorry i meant.
do we accept our offer from the universities website not the vtac site?
how would we know what link it is? do we wait for the letter?
or does vtac tell us?

They will send you all you need to know. If I recall properly this involves both an email and letter from the University with the URL to visit.
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Re: I Got An Offer... Now What?
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2013, 08:30:21 pm »
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They will send you all you need to know. If I recall properly this involves both an email and letter from the University with the URL to visit.

Yeah, that's right.  Enrolment and everything is done on the respective institution's website.  VTAC just acts as an intermediary. 

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Re: I Got An Offer... Now What?
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2013, 09:32:13 pm »
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How much time are you given to accept the offer or not?
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Re: I Got An Offer... Now What?
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2013, 08:34:46 pm »
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So if I want HECS-HELP but I don't have a TFN, how long do I have to get one?
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Re: I Got An Offer... Now What?
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2013, 08:41:22 pm »
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A few months, until census date iirc

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Re: I Got An Offer... Now What?
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2013, 08:46:21 pm »
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So if I want HECS-HELP but I don't have a TFN, how long do I have to get one?

I think there is a way to do it online but I can't find it. Worst case you have to head to your nearest centerlink to get one.

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Re: I Got An Offer... Now What?
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2013, 08:56:02 pm »
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I have a Tax File Number, but I can't find it.
Does it matter if I don't have it for tomorrows offers? Can I put in my HECS-HELP thing later?

How do I get it back :/?
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Re: I Got An Offer... Now What?
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2013, 09:31:57 pm »
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I have a Tax File Number, but I can't find it.
Does it matter if I don't have it for tomorrows offers? Can I put in my HECS-HELP thing later?

How do I get it back :/?
Sorry for the dumb questions

Just apply for it again through the Tax Office.  It's free.  And yeah, you can put it in later.  Just make sure you put it in before the census date.

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Re: I Got An Offer... Now What?
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2013, 09:43:49 pm »
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I just went into my local ATO office and they gave me a print out with my TFN on it. Just needed to tell them my name, address and show them some ID.

It seems you might be able to do it over the phone too: http://www.ato.gov.au/individuals/content.aspx?doc=/content/41612.htm&page=3&H3

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Re: I Got An Offer... Now What?
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2013, 09:45:55 pm »
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Commenting so I can find this tomorrow :)
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