QTAC offers a range of information about courses being offered. If you want to look at the courses in your area of interest, use Course Search to search and review courses available.
Tips for searching for courses
- Select when you want to start, ie Semester 1
- Type your area of interest or the name of a course into the key word search and then click on search. The results will be courses that match your search criteria
- If you want to select on the basis of mode of study, OP/QTAC selection rank or course level, select Advanced Search.
- The table presented will provide an overview of courses available including offer dates. The major(*) offer date for all courses is displayed. Additional early or further offer dates will also be displayed if applicable. These dates are advised progressively by institutions.
- Click on the course title to obtain course/program information.
Reading a typical course entry
Bachelor of Innovation
QTAC Code and Campus
Fee Type / $
Sem 1 2013 OP/Rank
Sem 1 2014 OP/Rank
- (2a) – CSP – Public universities offer Commonwealth supported places (CSP). The amount listed against a CSP course represents the estimated student contribution (2b) for the first year. View more....
- (2c) – Fee – Private Institutions list their tuition fees as fee (2d). These fees may be listed per subject, per year or for the entire program.
- PGF, fee – TAFE Queensland study fees can be listed as partially government funded (PGF) or fee-based (fee) – the tuition fees are not government subsidised. The actual amounts for TAFE Queensland programs (PGF and fee) relate to the total course cost, and will be available from early November 2014 on the QTAC website or by contacting TAFE directly.
3. Duration is the length of a course in years. Modes of study are full-time (F), part-time (P), distance education (X) and flexible delivery (FL). Distance education is external study undertaken online, but some courses may also have on-campus components.
3F = three years full-time
6P = six years part-time
6X = six years distance education
4. OP/Rank is the minimum Overall Position (OP) for Queensland Year 12 students and minimum QTAC selection rank for all other applicants that were required for entry to courses in the previous year's major offer round for first semester. These provide a reasonable guide to anticipated 2015 requirements (for the major offer round for semester 1), but 2015 cut-offs may differ depending on number and quality of applicants and number of places to be offered. You can find 2013 and 2014 OP/rank cut-offs in the course entries in QTAC's Course Search. Please note the cut-offs listed are not an appropriate guide for Semester 3, 2014 or Semester 2, 2015 offer rounds.
6. Major offer round is the date of the major release of offers for the course. Early offer round dates are listed in the course entries in QTAC's Course Search.
9. Prerequisites for a course must be met to gain admission to the course, regardless of an applicant's OP or QTAC selection rank. Prerequisites are senior school subjects or other requirements needed for entry to a course, eg portfolio or interview. View more...
Subject prerequisites are generally expressed in terms of current Queensland Year 12 subjects. Subject prerequisites must be completed at Senior level (Years 11 and 12) or through comparable qualifications. In brackets, beside each subject prerequisite, are the required number of semester units and the level of achievement or 'Exit Assessment' that must be obtained in that subject. These Exit Assessments refer to Queensland secondary school studies and have the following meanings: VHA Very High Achievement; HA High Achievement; SA Sound Achievement; LA Low Achievement; VLA Very Low Achievement. In the example above, the prerequisite English (4,SA) indicates that the Queensland Studies Authority subject English (or equivalent) must have been studied over four semesters (ie Years 11 and 12) and an overall Exit Assessment of Sound Achievement or better obtained.
10. Assumed Knowledge is the minimum level of achievement in Senior studies (or equivalent) considered necessary for successful first year tertiary study. Students lacking the assumed level of knowledge are not prevented from receiving an offer; however, they may be disadvantaged unless they undertake bridging, preparatory or appropriate introductory subjects prior to or during first year of study.
Please refer to Course Changes for significant changes to course offerings including new courses, withdrawn courses, and changes to course prerequisites, duration, fees, and titles.
You can also refer to this list of changes for updates to institution assessment policies published in Steps to Tertiary Study section of the QTAC Guide.