Queensland had the highest "unsuccessful" rate, averaging over 30% of applicants, although Victorian figures for 1992 show 53% unsuccessful for a new high.There are variations across the statewide admissions centres as to the type of university courses applicants can gain entry. For example in South Australia graduates can apply for entry to a range of graduate and postgraduate courses as well as external courses. The level of state spending for Associate Diploma courses in TAFE varies from state to state, for example there were 15,530 new students enrolled in Associate Diploma and Diploma courses in NSW in 1991. These factors aside this study does make a significant contribution to understanding across state applications. Movement across State boundaries to study in institutions of higher education is not particularly common in Australia. DEET figures for 1991, for example, show that 90Ä96% of Australian residents in higher education are studying in their State of permanent home residence. Figures for students commencing higher education in 1991 continue this pattern.