To apply, you must first create a QTAC account.
We provide persons with a disability help with lodging their application. Please click here for more information.
The Australian Government is extending the Unique Student Identifier (USI) to higher education.
- From 2021, new higher education students (domestic and onshore international) will need to apply for or hold a USI before census date.
- New students applying for Commonwealth financial assistance will be required to provide their USI on their Commonwealth Assistance Form (CAF or eCAF), to be able to receive financial assistance (like a HELP loan).
- By 2023, all tertiary students (including those who commenced prior to 2021) will need to have a USI to be able to receive their award. This means if you plan to graduate in 2023 or after, you will need a USI.
To apply for a USI click here.
If you need to provide documentation, we will let you know. To ensure a smooth application process, make sure you follow the documentation process correctly.
You can apply without knowing your ATAR or selection rank. However, it is recommended that you register in the ATAR Portal to receive your ATAR.
2021 Year 12 students
ATAR’s will be released on December 17 2021. If you are not going to receive an ATAR, please talk to your school guidance counsellor about your application or call us on 1300 467 822.
Students applying interstate or overseas
All Queensland students who are applying interstate need to sign up to the ATAR portal and provide consent for us to share your ATAR with interstate Tertiary Admission Centres. You can also download a copy of your ATAR to share with overseas and other non-QTAC institutions.
Call us on 1300 467 822 for information on selection ranks.
Minimum Selection Threshold
The minimum selection threshold required for admission is based on the previous year’s Semester 1 intake period. It varies from year to year. Find out more click here
Institutions may consider completed VET qualifications (at Certificate III level and higher) as a basis of tertiary admission on their own, including for non-school leavers applying for tertiary study.
Institution specific schedules
Non-AQF performing arts qualifications, such as AMEB awards, are not included in the ATAR calculation. However, some institutions may consider these qualifications on their own (including for non-school leavers) as a basis of admission to tertiary study.
Institution specific schedules
The University of Queensland (for non-current school leavers)
Institutions yet to advise policies
Southern Cross University
Institutions that will not accept performing arts qualifications as a basis of admission for any category of applicant
You can apply throughout the year and for courses that start in three different semesters.
Visit key dates & fees for application and documentation due dates, offer dates and more.
You must order your preferences correctly so you don’t miss out on an offer unnecessarily.
Visit the preferences page for instructions, and use the preferences plan on the same page.
The Educational Access Scheme (EAS) can help you if you have experienced circumstances that negatively affected your most recent studies.
If you are eligible for EAS, you may get adjustments to your selection rank to help you to get into a course, and/or financial assistance from institutions.
If you don’t meet the entry requirements or anticipated cut-off, then there are plenty of ways you can improve your chances of being accepted into a course.
- assistance schemes – Schemes that may add adjustments to your ATAR/selection rank
- upgrading pathways – Other qualifications you can use to apply for tertiary study. Generally not available to current Year 12 students
- bridging courses – Courses that help satisfy a subject prerequisite or improve selection ranks
- competency-based training – Study an ungraded certificate or tertiary level course to improve your rank
- Queensland Senior External Examination – Year 12 subjects that satisfy subject prerequisites or improve selection ranks
- tertiary study – Study a different graded tertiary course to improve your selection rank
- professional, defence and emergency services qualifications – Your experience may improve your selection rank.
Log in to Application Services to check or change your application. Here, you can:
- track your application’s progress
- change your details
- change your preferences
- view and respond to offers.
Before you can be considered for a place in a Nursing or Midwifery course, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) requires that all applicants demonstrate their English language proficiency. For more details click here.
For entry to initial teacher education (ITE) courses, you will need to meet both the academic and non-academic entry requirements. For more information click here
Before you apply to study or for your ATAR, you must know the rights and responsibilities you have as an applicant.
You can have your qualifications formally assessed to find out what rank they will be given.
An Assessment of Qualifications can assist if:
- you are planning future study at a non-QTAC partner institution
- you are applying to Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.
Click here more information
All Queensland Year 12 students who are applying interstate need to sign up to the ATAR portal and provide consent for us to share your ATAR with interstate Tertiary Admission Centres. You can also download a copy of your ATAR to share with overseas and other non-QTAC institutions.
You can apply for most interstate courses through state-based tertiary admissions centres:
- New South Wales – apply through UAC
- Northern Territory – apply though SATAC
- South Australia – apply through SATAC
- Tasmania – apply direct for University of Tasmania
- Victoria – apply through VTAC
- Western Australia – apply through TISC; apply direct for The University of Notre Dame Australia.
Application processes and fees vary, so visit the relevant state’s tertiary admissions centre or institution website for more information.