Often referred to previously as “bonus points”, these are additional points that may be used in combination with an applicant’s Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) to derive a person’s course Selection Rank. Adjustments do not change applicants’ ATARs but change their Selection Rank for a particular course or courses.
Common types of adjustment factors are:
Elite Athlete and Performer adjustments: Adjustments available on the basis of the applicant’s sporting or artistic prowess.
Equity adjustment: Adjustment available on the basis of characteristics associated with disadvantage.
Location adjustment: Adjustment available on the basis of the applicant’s proximity to the institution offering the course.
Subject adjustment: Adjustment available on the basis of the particular relevance to the academic requirements of a higher education course of a secondary subject that the applicant undertook.
Maximum adjustment: The maximum total adjustments possible to an applicant’s Selection Rank from the combination of all adjustments they are eligible for.