Know what is going on!
Listen to what the organisers say and follow instructions
Take a pen with you everywhere
Keep a diary with you at all times
Save your money for textbooks
If you find yourself unmotivated and easily distracted when studying make your self a strict timetable and follow it.
Give yourself rewards when you have achieved something such as a break or a afternoon off.
How to prepare for university after the hsc?
As most university students would tell you university is very different to high school. So choose your course correctly because if you are not sure it is a waste of time. High school seems to be based upon what is expected of you from teachers and parents where university is based your own expectations and actions. If you are not able to work and learn independently or not interested in broadening your education don't go to university. If you have doubts, attend the information days at university, ring up the university and ask the questions which concern you or go and visit the university personally and ask, or ring UAC. They should be able to help you. Don't be afraid to use the internet as well.
If you looking for information about universities look for yours here;
Australian Catholic University
Australian Maritime College
Australian National University
Charles Sturt University
La Trobe University
Southern Cross University
University of Canberra
University of Newcastle
University of New England
University of New South Wales
University of Sydney
University of Technology Sydney
University Of Wollongong