STAT and employment pathways
In some cases, you can use to show STAT and employment pathways to demonstrate you are ready to start tertiary study and improve your chances of getting into a course.
There are two options:
When to use STAT and employment pathways
If you did not complete Year 12, or do not have any formal academic qualifications, STAT and employment pathways might be a good option for you.
You might not need to use these pathways if you have:
- completed Year 12 or its equivalent
- undertaken Senior External Examination subjects
- studied at university, TAFE, or a registered training organisation
- completed an approved bridging or enabling course
- completed a professional registration
- served in the police or defence forces.
If you are not sure if your qualifications are enough to get into the course you are interested in, contact us before applying.
Each institution has their own policy for whether they will accept STAT and employment pathways for their courses. Using STAT and employment is generally not acceptable for Year 12s. Check the table below for institution policies on the use of STAT and employment pathways. As this table might change you should also check with the relevant institution admissions office about using these pathways before you submit your QTAC application.
If you use STAT and employment pathways, you still need to meet subject prerequisites and any other entry requirements for each course. If you are not sure if you meet the prerequisites, check with the relevant institution before submitting a QTAC application.
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
You can sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test to demonstrate if you are capable of undertaking tertiary study, and help institutions make selection decisions.
Usually you can use a STAT result on its own, or combine it with other qualifications, but this depends on each institution’s policies on STAT.
Find out more about using your employment experience on your QTAC application. Your employment does not need to relate to the course you want to study.
Important notes about this table:
- For detailed information regarding specific institution policies, contact the relevant institution, as the information in the table below may change.
- Where an age requirement is listed you must be this age by a certain date. Refer to the Institution age requirement dates table below.
- TBC – to be confirmed
You must meet the institution age requirements by these dates for each semester.
|INSTITUTION||SEMESTER 3, 2019||SEMESTER 1, 2020||SEMESTER 2, 2020|
|Australian Catholic University||Not applicable||1 January 2020||1 July 2020|
|Bond University||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable|
|Christian Heritage College||Not applicable||31 January 2020||30 June 2020|
|CQUniversity Australia||1 November 2019||31 January 2020||1 July 2020|
|Griffith College||25 October 2019||1 March 2020||1 June 2020|
|Griffith University||1 October 2019||1 February 2020||1 June 2020|
|James Cook University||Not applicable||1 February 2020||1 July 2020|
|Queensland University of Technology||Not applicable||1 February 2020||1 July 2020|
|SAE Creative Media Institute||21 September 2019||8 February 2020||1 June 2020|
|Southern Cross University||1 March 2019||1 March 2020||1 March 2020|
|TAFE Queensland||Not applicable||1 January 2020||1 July 2020|
|The University of Queensland||Not applicable||1 February 2020||1 July 2020|
|University of New England||1 November 2019||1 February 2020||30 June 2020|
|University of Southern Queensland||Not applicable||Not applicable||Not applicable|
|University of the Sunshine Coast||1 November 2019||31 December 2019||30 June 2020|