Understanding our entry requirements

Australian/NZ Students Entry requirements

Whether you’re a mature age applicant or about to finish Year 12, all applicants must demonstrate that they meet the course entry requirements.

To view the entry requirements: find your course at Courses and Degrees and then refer to the Admissions Requirements section under the Handbook heading.

The standard entry requirements for most courses are:

English language proficiency

We require you to understand and use the English language to a minimum level. This is called “English proficiency” and is different to the English subject pre-requisite. All courses have a minimum English language proficiency requirement which can be met through study, employment or an approved English language test.

Pre-requisites

Undergraduate degrees:
The pre-requisites are typically met on the basis of 4 semesters of sound achievement or better of the relevant Queensland Senior Authority subjects, however there are many different ways to satisfy the course pre-requisites.

If you do not meet the pre-requisites, then we encourage you to consider a pathway.

Postgraduate degrees:
The pre-requisites are typically met on the basis of a completed undergraduate degree in a relevant field.  If you do not meet the pre-requisites, then we encourage you to consider further undergraduate study or an alternate postgraduate course.

OP/Rank cut-off

Most undergraduate degrees have a minimum OP or Rank requirement, called a “cut-off”, which is the minimum threshold that applicants must meet in order to be considered for an offer. Your OP/ATAR, and usually any post-secondary study and employment experience will be used to determine if you meet the cut-off.