|Year 12 Release Dates 2022
Tip 1: What they feel is justifiedSome students will be ecstatic, some will be measured and others will be frustrated. Perhaps not every teen will be running to their parents expounding their ATAR results. For some, they will have achieved and surpassed their goal, for others disappointment may follow. There is a lot that your child may need to process before they share this news with you or afterwards. Give them time to process their achievements then find the right time to connect. Validate how they’re feeling, acknowledge the effort they put into year 12 and remind them that you're proud at how they have carried themselves all year. For those who are excited and share their results with you, it’s important that you enjoy and feel the excitement too! After all, their milestone is also recognition of the hardwork you have put in to get your child through 13 years of school. It is a big parental achievement!
Tip 2: Support and guide your child’s decisionYour child may have his or her heart set on a dream course or university, which may or may not align to where you would go or what you would do. As much as you might want to help set them on the right track or make a particular choice about their future, they must ultimately decide and own this decision. When your child sets their degree and university preferences, take this opportunity to learn why these in particular are of interest to them and let them know that you’ll support them in considering and deciding on their options. The best role for you to play here is as a guide. Make sure they have all the relevant facts and information to make their decision, whether that's career pathways, university rankings, talking to alumni who have been there and done that. Guide them through their thinking to ensure that the decision they do eventually make is informed one.
Tip 3: Help uncover alternative courses or pathwaysIf your child does not achieve the ATAR they need to go directly into the university course they want (or does not want to go to university at all), there are alternatives you can explore. Fortunately, universities are often willing to assist students in determining what’s possible for them. Your child can book in-person or phone consultations to learn about different career pathways if they didn’t receive the ATAR they need. Australia is known for having an excellent range of universities and courses. We have included a list of some popular universities with links to their course handbooks below.
- Australian National University (ANU): https://programsandcourses.anu.edu.au/search
- The University of Melbourne: https://handbook.unimelb.edu.au/search
- The University of Sydney: https://www.sydney.edu.au/handbooks/
- University of New South Wales (UNSW): https://www.unsw.edu.au/study/find-a-degree-or-course
- University of Queensland (UQ): https://future-students.uq.edu.au/study/programs?year=2022
- Monash University: https://handbook.monash.edu/
- University of Western Australia (UWA): https://handbooks.uwa.edu.au/
- The University of Adelaide: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/course-outlines/