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Queensland ATAR

From 2020, the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) will replace the Overall Position (OP) in Queensland as the primary selection rank for school leavers seeking entry to tertiary courses.

QTAC will be responsible for calculating ATARs for Queensland school leavers, along with our continued responsibility of allocating places for universities, TAFEs and other institutions.


What is the ATAR?

The ATAR is the tertiary entrance rank used by all other states and territories in Australia. It is a number between 0 and 99.95 on a finer scale than the OP.

When will the ATAR come into effect?

The ATAR will be effective for Queensland students commencing Year 11 in 2019, who will graduate from the end of 2020 and seek entry to tertiary courses from 2021.

How will the ATAR be calculated

Information coming soon; check back regularly for updates.

How will students be affected and what is QTAC doing to help them through the transition period?

QTAC is committed to full transparency about the upcoming changes with schools, parents and students. We will support students through this change by providing comprehensive information, tools and resources.

How will senior schooling change?

The Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) will be responsible for reviewing and implementing changes to Queensland's system of curriculum and assessment in the senior years of schooling.

Where can I get more information?

Visit the QCAA and Queensland Government websites for more information. 



Page last updated: 27 Feb 2017