Glossary term: Tertiary admissions centre

Acronym: TAC

A state-based central office that receives and processes applications for admission to participating higher education providers (providers). Rather than applying separately to each institution, TACs streamline the application process by accepting a single application from a person that contains a list of preferences. The Northern Territory and Tasmania do not have a central admissions office.

The following are the TACs for the other states and the Australian Capital Territory:

  • New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory - Universities Admissions Centre (UAC)
  • Queensland - Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC)
  • South Australia - South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC)
  • Victoria - Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
  • Western Australia - Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC)