Year Round Admissions
QTAC operates a year round application system. Applying through QTAC is made easy as you are able to lodge one application for up to six different courses. Applications can be made for Semester 3, Semester 1 and Semester 2 in the one admissions period.
To lodge an application, please go to Online Services and select the online application relevant to you. There are two online applications, the Twelve to Tertiary application and the Apply By Web application. The one you use depends on whether you are a current Year 12 student, international applicant, tertiary student transferring studies or other type of applicant.
Applications for 2013/2014 Admissions are now open. You can apply for courses commencing Semester 3, 2013, Semester 1 and 2, 2014, depending on key dates. The QTAC Guide 2014 listing courses and application information is available to purchase from QTAC and newsagencies.
Major offer round
The major offer round is when most offers for a course will be made. The major offer round is listed against each course entry listed in the Search For Courses and against each preference listed in 'My Preferences' accessible via Current Applicant online services.
Early offer round
Some offers for courses will be made early in offer rounds prior to the major offer round. To confirm if offers will be released early for any of your course preferences, check the course entries in the Search for Course results or in 'My Preferences' accessible via Current Applicant online services. Additional early or late offer dates will be displayed if applicable. These dates are advised progressively by institutions. Offers may be made early to applicants who have met minimum entry requirements and who have selection ranks (if relevant) well above the anticipated cut-offs.
To ensure equity, institutions will make offers in the major offer round down to the same level, and possible lower, than the standard required for an early offer. This means that even if an applicant did not receive an offer in the early offer round or the applicant did not have the course listed as a preference at the time of the early offer round, they may still receive an offer in the major offer round for that course.
Subsequent offer rounds
Following a major offer round, additional offers may be made for a course in subsequent offer rounds if course vacancies exist. Information on course vacancies will be available after the release of offers in the January, February and June offer rounds.
Competitiveness in offer rounds
Applicants should note that the number of places available in a course is crucial to the competitiveness for gaining a place. This is particularly important when applying for places in offer rounds such as the offer round after the January major offer round where a small number of places are left over. These places may be competed for by a relatively large applicant pool, with the result that in some cases the OP/selection rank cut-off can actually climb artificially high in these subsequent offer rounds. Applicants should be aware that because of this, there is no guarantee of gaining a place in a future smaller offer round even if they would have been made the cut-off in the major offer round.