There are several government, institution and private schemes that can provide financial assistance to students.
Special admission schemes
The following special admissions schemes can help you gain entry to some tertiary courses.
Educational Access Scheme
The Educational Access Scheme (EAS) helps if you have been negatively affected in your most recent studies.
If you are EAS eligible, you may get bonus ranks/OPs that improve your chances of getting an offer.
Year 12 subject bonus schemes
You may get bonus ranks/OPs for successfully completing specific Year 12 subjects. The bonuses are added to your OP or Year 12 selection rank, and can make you more competitive.
- To get Year 12 subject bonuses, you must be a current Year 12 student.
- Institutions decide which subjects they give bonuses for, and how many.
- Year 12 subject bonuses aren't added to selection ranks for other qualifications such as certificates III or IV or music qualifications etc.
Contact an institution for details on their Year 12 subject bonus schemes.
Access and equity schemes
Access and equity schemes can help you access and manage the costs of tertiary education. Through access and equity schemes, institutions may offer you:
- scholarships, bursaries and other financial assistance
- bonus ranks/OPs
- support services.
You may be eligible for access and equity schemes if you have experienced financial hardship or educational disadvantage.
Contact an institution for information about their access and equity schemes.
Regional preference schemes
Some institutions give you bonus ranks/OPs for being a local resident, or for living in a regional or remote area. Institutions add bonuses to your OP/selection rank, which can make you more competitive.
Contact an institution for information about their regional preference schemes.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander schemes
If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you have access to special entry schemes and support services.
For most schemes, you must identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander on your QTAC application. For others, you must apply through the institution.
Contact an institution for details on their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander schemes.
Other special admissions schemes
Contact an institution for information on any other special admissions schemes.
Page last updated: 28 Sep 2016