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When to start planning

Year 10

This is a good time for students to think about what courses they may be interested in studying after high school, and explore their career options.

Year 10 students are encouraged to select their Year 11 and 12 subjects with their skills, interests and career goals in mind, as the subjects they study in Years 11 and 12 may be prerequisites for courses they apply for later on. 

To help students select their senior subjects, Queensland Year 10 students get a free copy of QTAC's Tertiary Prerequisites from their school, which lists entry requirements for tertiary courses in Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

It's also a good time to start attending study expos and institution open days to find out more about courses, institutions and study pathways.

Years 11 and 12

Year 11 and 12 students are urged to think more seriously about what paths they want to take after they finish high school.

Queensland Year 12 students get a free copy of the QTAC Guide from their school. The guide provides course information for over 1,600 courses, and details on the application process. 

The guide can also help students plan their course preferences.

When planning their QTAC applications, students should take note of the key dates published in the QTAC Guide and on our website. 

It's also a good time to start attending study expos and institution open days to find out more about courses, institutions and study pathways.

 

Page last updated: 28 Sep 2016