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Re: Invented Languages

From:Tristan <kesuari@...>
Date:Sunday, September 22, 2002, 16:54
On Sunday 22 September 2002 14:15, David Peterson wrote:
> Whoa! That's cool! What university is it?
No-no-no-no-no. Not uni. In Victoria, you do not apply directly to a University when you're in Year 12 moving off... You give your application to VTAC, the Victorian Tertiary Something Something. Then, VCAA (the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority) gives your ENTER (Equivalent National Tertiary Entrence Ranking) to VCAA who gives it to the Unis you've applied to, who give it to the selection officers who then say to VTAC that they're accepting blah-blah-blah people (or, actually, blah-blah-blah VCAA student numbers) who then say that blah-blah-blah Uni course has offered you a position; do you wish to accept it, and you tell VTAC that, indeed, you do (even if you don't, so long as you want a position at Uni, although you wouldn't've been offered the place if you hadn't wanted it in September the year before). So, in short, it was VTAC who was responsible for having 'Invented Languages' as a valid primary-language-spoken-at-home. Exceptions do, of course, apply. My theory is that they make it as complex as possible so that rather then getting rid of the people with an ENTER of less than whatever, they get rid of the people who can't follow a billion complex procedures at once. Incidentally, all the various Aussie Aboriginal Languages are given just one option: Australian Aboriginal Languages. Although I guess in Victoria you'll have very few people who speak an aboriginal language. Maybe in the NT, yeah, but not in Victoria. Tristan.