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Does the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) guarantee you a place in your chosen undergraduate degree or course at your preferred university?

Not according to the latest paper released by Victoria University’s Mitchell Institute, who insist that the ATAR has no relevance in determining or influencing how students will participate in society or succeed with their future career goals.

Megan O’Connell, who is the Director of the Institute spoke to The Wire about why fewer secondary school-aged students are using their ATAR scores to enroll in universities and what alternatives can help them to transition successfully.

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