Beaconhills graduates from the Class of 2021 have received the first round of university and TAFE offers.
Ninety-four per cent of the 194 students who applied for a place had an offer, with 82 per cent scoring their first, second or third preference.
All eight international students who applied for a tertiary place – including two students studying offshore – successfully received an offer. Higher education offers went to 174 students, with 10 VET (Vocational Education and Training) places.
Monash University continued as the popular tertiary institution of choice (45 places), followed by Swinburne (31), Deakin (24) and RMIT (23).
Health was the most preferred area of study (43 places), followed by Society and Culture (32), Engineering (30), Management and Commerce (29) and Sciences (26).
Berwick Campus student Alexandra Wallace, who achieved an ATAR of 94.5, was “over the moon” to be accepted into a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at Swinburne.
“I have always been interested in having a deeper understanding of how our brains work and the subconscious motivations behind why we act the way we do,” Alex said.
She said the course gave her the chance to pursue a career in a very important field that could help people. It also opened up other avenues through Swinburne’s wide range of electives, inspiring her interest in forensic psychology.
The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre will release the next round of offers on 1 February.