hey, folks! i am youngyew's friend, currently taking actuarial studies in MacQuarie University. Just like Youngyew, I took Ausmat at INTEC before I came here.
I am not sure how things have changed since I left Ausmat, but I will try my best to tell you my experience.
For the subjects, I had to take Mathematical Studies, specialist maths, accounting, economics and ESLS. Basically, these subjects are quite basic, and if youre were from science stream udring yuor seconday education, fret not. Accounting and Economics basically cover only the basic stuff, much like SPM level. So if you took acounting or econs before in SPM you will get the upperhand. But even if you did not, like I said, you will get the hang of it as they are quite simple.
As for specialsit maths, i know it sounds unnverving, but its actually not as hard as it sounds. There are alot of people including myself who find this a little easier than mathematical studies.
Work consistently, and youll be fine.
There are only 4 Australian universities that offer actualrial studies, namely, MacQuarie University, Melbourne Uni, UNSW and ANU. Macquarie has the reputation as the best university for actuarial studies in Australia.
To qualify for university, you need to get a TER of 92 and if you get 95, the admission is guaranteed. I do not know whether this is still the same now, but it is very easy for you to just check.
Getting a TER of 92 and above is not ahrd at all. Just do your stuff and you ll be fine. I know it is normal for you to get all scared and anxious at frist, but trust me Ausmat is not hard at all. So take it easy and enjoy.
ps : noneed to get freaked out abt the briefing, it's most likely rubbish.