Current Year 12 Students
- How to Apply
- Key Dates & Offer Rounds
- Additional Qualifications
- Ordering Preferences
- Selection Process & Assessment
- Offers & Responses
- Minimum Entry Requirements
- Application Fees
- Study Costs
- OP Ineligible Schedules
- Upgrading Pathways
- Interstate Admissions
- NCEA Applicants (New Zealand)
- International Baccalaureate
2012 Australian Year 12 Conversion Table
The following table is published as a guide for intending interstate applicants. Shown in the first two columns of the table are the 2012 methods of reporting student achievements based on 2012 data.
The last column shows the approximate points of comparison of QTAC selection ranks with Year 12 results. These are intended as an approximation only.
For admission to tertiary courses in 2013, all States/Territories of Australia produce overall measures of their students' 2012 achievements in a common index that allow for comparisons to be made across States/Territories and across time. This overall measure is known as the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) in all States/Territories other than Queensland.
Queensland provides, to the appropriate authorities, individual ranks calculated according to the ATAR for Queensland students formally applying for tertiary admission interstate. However, within the State, students' achievements are reported as Overall Positions, with Field Positions and other criteria used, if necessary, for finer rankings.
Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR)
Overall Position 2012
QTAC Selection Rank
Australian tertiary institutions welcome applications from interstate applicants. Please note, Queensland Year 12 students who are OP ineligible may not be considered for tertiary entry interstate and should contact the relevant interstate institution for information.
Websites for Australian universities and other higher education providers can be reached through Australian Government's MyUniversity website www.myuniversity.gov.au. Alternatively, listed below are the contact details for interstate admissions centres. Contact them for information on the institutions that they service, application and course information, and application dates and fees.
Most interstate admissions centres have a publication similar to the QTAC Guide. Many newsagents in city centres carry interstate admissions guides and a limited number of these are available for purchase at the QTAC office.
QTAC can certify your documentation for an interstate application for the nationally approved fee of $4.40 plus $1.10 per page.
Applications for most undergraduate courses are processed through the tertiary admissions centre in the states where the university/college is located.
Interstate Admissions Centres
New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory
Universities Admissions Centre (UAC)
Postal address: Locked Bay 112, Silverwater NSW 2128
Telephone: (02) 9752 0200
Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
Postal address: 40 Park Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205
Telephone: 1300 364 133
The Northern Territory does not have a centralised admissions centre. Applications for entry to Charles Darwin University are made via SATAC, the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre. Contact details are listed below.
South Australia/Northern Territory
South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC)
Postal address: PO Box 2, Rundle Mall, Adelaide SA 5000.
Telephone: 1300 138 440
Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC)
Postal address: 100 Royal Street, East Perth WA 6004
Telephone: (08) 9318 8000
Tasmania does not have a centralised admissions centre. Applications for entry should be made directly to the University of Tasmania.
University of Tasmania
Postal address: Student Administration, Private Bag 45, Hobart TAS 7001
Telephone: 1300 363 864
Documentation for interstate admissions centres:
Where instructed, certified copies of documentation must accompany applications. All admissions centres accept documents that are copied and certified by other admissions centres. This service costs $4.40 plus $1.10 per page but may not be available during peak periods such as offer week.