As some Year 12 students anxiously await their ATAR marks and ponder their choice of university, others already have a degree locked in for next year.
Griffith's TAFE NSW has opened their early entry program, which offers students a range of degrees that don't require an ATAR at all.
TAFE NSW regional general manager Jonathan Davis said it was a option that gave Year 12 students some much-needed peace of mind as they reach the pointy end of the HSC.
"Early entry to TAFE NSW degrees allows students to get ahead of the pack and focus on answering exam questions rather than agonising over whether or not they will receive an offer for tertiary studies from other providers," Mr Davis said said.
Griffith TAFE degrees now offer flexible study options, including online with TAFE Digital, which means students don't have to travel to study, can work part time and complete a degree at their own pace.
Mr Davis said he wanted to encourage students to consider TAFE as a viable Plan A as opposed to struggling through university.
"The evidence is clear; vocational-based courses typically lead to higher incomes than university graduates are likely to earn. TAFE NSW graduates are likely to be earning more, earlier in their career, than an equivalent university graduate," he said.
"University students are switching to TAFE NSW to obtain practical, hands-on qualifications and degrees that employers recognise."
Applications are now open for the TAFE NSW Early Entry Program, and for more information you can visit tafensw.edu.au/early-entry-program
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