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QTAC ATAR Report 2020 Released

This report provides an overview of the calculation of the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for the 2020 Queensland Year 12 student cohort.

The report includes a summary of subject enrolments, the outcomes of the inter-subject scaling process and the allocation of students to ATAR bands.

When reading this report and interpreting the data, it is imperative to observe the following:

For an end to end breakdown of the ATAR calculation process, we invite you to read the “Calculating the ATAR in Queensland” guide published in July 2020 which was peer reviewed by statistician members of the ATAR Technical Committee, a sub group of ACTAC (Australasian Conference of Tertiary Admission Centres.)

If you have any questions about this report, please email

2021 QTAC Guide to Further Study

The 2021 QTAC Guide to Further Study has now been distributed to Queensland schools and the allocation of our printed stock has been exhausted.

Our online eBook is available below and can be downloaded free of charge.

If you are a Queensland school and haven’t received your copies yet, please email

While a valuable tool for all applicants, the Guide‘s focus is on information relevant to Queensland Year 12 students.

Non-Year 12 applicants can find more information on tertiary study here.

Year 10 Guide

The Year 10 Guide helps Year 10 students select Senior subjects that will meet prerequisites for tertiary courses starting in 2023.

View the Year 10 Guide eBook by clicking on the cover below.


White papers

Transforming Queensland Education: Why we need to move our focus from careers to capabilities (PDF 1.1MB).

Reinventing Tertiary Admissions Centres: QTAC’s evolution from selection to recruitment (PDF 413.6KB).

Inter-subject Scaling: An Introduction (PDF 3.3MB).

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