So, you’ve finished year 12 and your Queensland ATARs and QCE results have been released. Where to from here?
Congratulations! Finishing year 12 is a major milestone.
No matter your pathway, achieving your ATAR and/or VET qualification is significant for those looking to enter tertiary study.
When are Offers made?
Some of you may have already received an early offer from QTAC. For those QTAC applicants waiting for their offers, 23 December 2021 is the first offer round where current Year 12 applicants can be considered for an offer based on their ATAR.
Please note: Not all courses will be participating in this offer round. If your course isn’t offered in December, don’t worry as most courses will participate in the 13 January Offer Round.
For more information on individual institutions’ course offer dates and vacancies please refer to https://www.qtac.edu.au/course-offer-dates-and-vacancy-information/ . There will also be further offer rounds throughout January and February 2022.
What to do if you get your offer
Make sure you respond to your offer by the date given with your offer. Remember, you may lose your offer if you allow your offer to expire, or if you receive a new offer for the same semester. The QTAC OFFERS page steps you through how to respond to your offer and how to log in to QTAC Application Services.
Did you get the ATAR you had hoped for or needed?
If you did, that’s great news! It’s not long to wait now for offers to be released.
If you are not sure if your ATAR will get you into your preferred course – don’t panic! You may still get an offer. Entry requirements for courses are made up of more than just ATARs and institutions minimum selection thresholds may not yet be decided.
Check and change your preferences
Now you have your QCE results and ATAR, check the course entry requirements for your preferenced courses. If you don’t meet the prerequisites or minimum selection ranks, you may need to look at changing your application preferences (see https://www.qtac.edu.au/preferences/ ). Just remember, you can only change your preferences for free, three times.
If you didn’t get the ATAR or the course offer you had hoped for by the January 13 offer round, there are many ways to achieve your goals. Check out the information on Upgrading pathway options. There are many tertiary pathway options which can help you work towards getting into your dream course. This could involve bridging courses, upgrading via tertiary study or tertiary preparation courses to assist with gaining a higher rank and/ or meeting subject prerequisites. Offers for most courses will continue to be made after the 13th January 2022 offer round as well.
What about improving your ATAR if you really need to get into the course you want?
If pathways aren’t for you, then you can consider further year 12 study. See the Factsheet on Qualifying for a New ATAR for more detail.
Did you know that you can gain entry into most institutions, for certain courses, without an ATAR?
Using the standalone selection ranks of VET qualifications can be a great pathway into your dream course. Check the individual institutions and specific courses for entry requirements.
The QTAC Customer Service team are experienced in helping applicants navigate applications and to find suitable course options and pathways.