This year all NSW and ACT year 12 students will be the first to receive an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). ATAR will replace the Universities Admission Index (UAI).
The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) is replacing the individual state indexes for university selection, creating a consistent, national system. NSW and the ACT are the first states to make the change, with other states (excluding Queensland) switching to the ATAR index in 2010. So, when the HSC results come out, you'll get an ATAR instead of a UAI.
The highest rank that a student can achieve will now be an ATAR of 99.95 as opposed to a UAI of 100. So getting an ATAR of 99.95 is the same as getting a UAI of 100. Your prospect of getting into your choice of course and uni won't change. Your ATAR and the ATAR cut-offs for individual courses will be slightly different to the equivalent UAI, however the rank order of students will be the same. The same applicants will be selected for the same courses.
We've made it easier for you and your students to understand by converting all of our course entrance rankings for you. Download the ATAR and UTS brochure showing UTS courses with their 2009 UAI cut offs and equivalent ATAR's.