You survived your Year 12 final exams and recharged (hopefully) at schoolies: now it’s almost time to face the music and find out what your exam results are. Here’s what you need to know.
2019 Exam Results Release Dates
The 2019 NSW ATARs will be released from 6am on Tuesday, 17 December 2019. If your Students Online profile is up to date, the results will be sent straight to your mobile or email. You can also access it online on the same day.
When you view your results, remember to download and save your official 2019 results as a PDF, or wait until your testamur arrives in the post by January 2020. Your account will remain open until June 2020, so make sure to download a copy before then.
Australian Exam results will be released on the following dates:
- NSW HSC/IB & ATAR Test and Results: 17 December 2019. Your HSC results will be available to view in your Students Online personal account as soon as they are released by NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority).
- ACT ATAR Results will be released at 1pm on Tuesday, 17 December 2019 on UAC and the My UAC.
- VIC VCE Results and ATAR information will be released from 7am, Thursday, 12 December 2019. VCE results and ATAR are available from the Results service and mobile app.
- Queensland Year 12 results and OPs: On 14 December 2019, QCAA publishes final Year 12 results and OPs in student learning accounts on the Student Connect website.
- WACE results are available from Thursday, 19 December 2019 at the School Curriculum and Standards Authority’s Student Portal: https://student.scsa.wa.edu.au/student-portal
- TCE Results Tuesday, 17 December 2019. Results emailed to students.
- SACE / NTCET Results Tuesday, 19 December 2019. Students will be able to view their SACE and NTCET results and SATAC Tertiary Entrance Statement (if eligible) in Students Online.
Understanding your 2019 exam results
Your results will appear in a table and will include a band and mark for each subject. For reference, an "average" course mark is around the mid-70s, while band 6 is the top dog. Check out Deakin University’s explanation of what an ATAR score is and how it's calculated here.
You’ll probably be feeling all the feels in the next few weeks, but no matter what your exam results are, remember this: the ATAR is not the be all and end all of everything. If you didn’t quite place where you wanted to, remember that there are loads of different pathways to reach your goal
. The trick is to stay true to yourself, capitalise on your unique skills and keep smashing away at your goals. Never give up!
Skillsroad has a range of tools and resource you can use to help you find your way to a brilliant career and job that makes you truly happy. Check out some of our resources below to start taking the next step.
Do your research and know your strengths
Maybe you’re looking for an apprenticeship or traineeship program, maybe you’re looking to see what career or study options are available for you.
Now is a great time to hit up the Skillsroad Career Quiz, which will help you work out what you are naturally good at and what your strengths are so you can choose a next step that is right for you. By answering the questions on the Career Quiz you’ll learn more about what type of person you are, the things you like and the aspects of a working environment you will be naturally attracted to. It’s a huge help when you are trying to work out a career that will best suit you and help you get that job you’ve been dreaming of.
Once you know what your strengths are it’s time to search through our Career Profile
pages and match it against your Career Quiz results to see what excites you! There are over 350 different career options listed here and so many ideas to help you think outside the box.
You can also check out the Skillsroad Jobs Board,
which currently has over 300 entry level roles, most of which are apprenticeships and traineeships. It's the best place to start and you'll find a wide range of roles available in your local city, depending on where you're based.
If you have an idea of what kind of career or job you want to pursue, you can always do the Skillsroad Job Fit test
to see how job ready you are, and in which areas you need to up your game.