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Queensland ATAR

From 2020, the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) will replace the Overall Position (OP) as the standard pathway to tertiary study for Queensland Year 12s.

The ATAR is the primary mechanism used nationally for tertiary admissions and indicates a student’s position relative to other students.

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

QTAC will calculate ATARs for Queensland school leavers.

ATAR information


ATAR guides and technical documents

ATAR videos and presentations

ATAR PowerPoint presentation for parents (PPTX 147.9MB)


Need more information?

For more details about changes to subjects and curriculum, visit the QCAA and Queensland Government websites. 

For specific questions about the ATAR, email



Page last updated: 02 Jun 2020