Understanding our 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 entry requirements, find your course and refer to Admission Requirements in the Handbook section.
Standard entry requirements
For most JCU courses, the following standard entry requirements apply, in addition to any course-specific requirements described in the course Admission Requirements.
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 are typically met on the basis of four 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, we encourage you to consider a pathway.
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, we encourage you to consider further undergraduate study or an alternate postgraduate course.
Most undergraduate degrees have a minimum OP or Rank requirement, called a “cut-off”, which is the minimum threshold applicants must meet to be considered for an offer.
Your OP (or ATAR – see Queensland ATAR below) and usually any post-secondary study and employment experience will be used to determine if you meet the cut-off.
Students commencing Year 11 in 2019 will be the first to graduate Year 12 in 2020 with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).
For students seeking entry to tertiary courses from 2021, the ATAR will replace the OP system as the ranking and selection method for undergraduate admission to Queensland universities.
Once implemented, Queensland will be aligned with other Australian states in using the ATAR for tertiary admission. QTAC will be responsible for calculating the ATAR on behalf of Queensland universities.