The ATAR is a rank, not a score. It’s designed specifically to assist some tertiary institutions in selecting applicants for some courses.
The ATAR is only one tool used for selection into tertiary courses, and not all courses use the ATAR. This guide explains:
- what the ATAR is
- what the ATAR isn’t
- how the ATAR is calculated
- what scaling is and why we do it
- what your aggregate is
- rules and restrictions regarding study combinations for how your aggregate is calculated, and
- how your aggregate becomes your ATAR.
Read the full guide here: https://www.vtac.edu.au/atar-scaling-guide-2022.html