Lifestyle

Former school students look to future with tertiary offers

Gympie QTAC applicants Luke Tramacchi, Shaun Ward and Tom Canniffe look to the future.
Gympie QTAC applicants Luke Tramacchi, Shaun Ward and Tom Canniffe look to the future. Renee Pilcher

THE long-awaited celebrations for Gympie's QTAC applicants started yesterday when they found out they had been offered tertiary places in the first major round of offers.

Health (including nursing), society and culture (including law) are the most popular areas of study this year, based on applicants' first preferences.

At the University of the Sunshine Coast, the Bachelor of Nursing Science is once again the most sought-after study program.

USC has offered 232 places to new Nursing Science students in Semester 1.

Gympie applicants Shaun Ward, Tom Canniffe and Luke Tramacchi were all happy with their offers yesterday, though Shaun intends to accept his offer and then take a gap year to save some money.

Luke plans to accept his offer of a Bachelor of Arts and complete a year of year of it before taking a two-year "gap year" to work in a mission for his church.

Tom was offered his first preference of a double degree Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Government and International Relations. He said he was always confident of getting in "but still nervous" until he saw the offer in writing.

More than 38,000 applicants were able to log on from 1am yesterday.

The successful applicants joined about 11,400 others who received offers in the December and earlier offer rounds (for selected performing arts, distance education and other courses), bringing the total applicants receiving offers to 82.1%.

Successful applicants will now need to respond to their offers before the January 25 due date to secure their place.

Gympie Times

Topics:  education, gympie, high school, qtac, students, tertiary, univeristy




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

'My husband lasted 6 weeks as a stay at home dad'

APN Hey Mummy Feature for online - stock images. Katie Dykes being interviewed for the webisodes. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

FROM the outside, being a stay at home mum looks like a breeze.

THE EXPERT: Stop judging working mothers

SUPER MUMS: Being a working mums comes down to perfecting time management.

"WORKING for money is all right; so is working because you want to.”

OPINION: How to prepare your child for day care

Your kids will love childcare, but it may take some adjusting.

GETTING your child ready for day care is vital.

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

Next round of major works for Bruce Hwy upgrade

Previous works at the Traveston section of the Bruce Hwy.

Works on Cooroy to Curra Section C upgrade enter new phase

Fishermen using 'machine guns' to scare: ALP candidate

INTIMIDATION CLAIM: Labor Wide Bay candidate Lucy Stanton says net fishers are using guns to intimidate Teewah and Noosa North Shore residents and visitors.

Teewah netters accused of defying weapons and environment laws

32 more fabulous things to do these school holidays

There's no reason for Gympie kids to be bored these school holidays.

There's no reason for Gympie kids to be bored these school holidays

Latest deals and offers

Three bedroom, 1100sqm block: Is this Qld's cheapest home?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward

PROPERTY BOOM: Coast prices set to skyrocket

Like other areas in south-east Queensland, the Sunshine Coast is at the start of the upturn on the property clock.

Values predicted to rise 25-33%