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QTAC Guide

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QTAC general information, fees and application dates

The Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) operates a centralised tertiary application service. QTAC assess applications using entry requirements that are provided by JCU and then make offers to successful applicants during offer rounds.

First you will need to create your Application Services account
Here is a helpful video on How to apply with QTAC

Application fee for 2019 Year 12 Students
$44 on time.

Application fee for non-school leavers
$75 on time.
$177 late.

QTAC will not process your application until payment has been received.

  • Mastercard or Visa at the time of application
  • BPAY using internet banking with your financial institution
  • Cash, credit card, EFTPOS (Debit card) or money order at our office (if you select BPAY as your payment method).

Applications open on 1 August 2019.

Change of preference and submitting documents

Submitting your application on time will ensure that you receive an offer as early as possible. This will allow you to properly plan your first semester of study.

Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Veterinary Science close on 30 September 2020.

Bachelor of Nursing Science, Bachelor of Midwifery closes on 11 December 2020.

On time applications for all other courses are due by 19 February 2021.

The QTAC entry process has regular ‘offer rounds’, giving you the opportunity to change preferences. You can change your preference both before and after you've been made an offer. If changing you preference before you've been made an offer, make sure you check QTAC key dates

16 December 2019 is the final date to change preferences for the QTAC 23 December 2019 offer round. The change of preference must be finalised before 10am.

7 January 2020 is the final date to change preferences for the QTAC 15 January 2020 offer round. The change of preference must be finalised before 4:30pm.

The first three times are FREE, each change after is $44.

Yes, make sure you order your preferences carefully. Refer to how do I order my preferences?

You can upload your documents when completing your application

You can apply for up to six courses. Listing six preferences helps maximise your chances of getting an offer.

How to order preferences, evaluating your options and the offer process

You can use the following tips as a guide: 
Preferences 1 and 2 are your desired courses
List the courses you really want to study, even if you don’t think you will be offered a place.

Preferences 3 and 4 are your back-up course choices
Courses you're likely to receive an offer for, something you are interested in, alternative career area, another way of studying, an upgrading pathway.

Preferences 5 and 6 are your pathway courses
Courses you are willing to study if you miss out on all your other preferences. You should be sure you are going to receive an offer for these courses.

For more information, visit the QTAC website.

You should think about your options for upgrading, and include some of them in your preferences. This does not apply for all courses, however with additional study you may be able to satisfy the entry requirements for your dream courses.

STAT test is not accepted for applicants in Year 12 2019. JCU will accept the use of the STAT Test to obtain a rank if applicants are not a Current Year 12 student and are 18 years of age by 1 February 2020 for Semester 1 2020 entry, or by 1 July 2020 for Semester 2 2020 entry.

Depending on the course you have applied for, refer to QTAC key dates webpage. If you are already eligible for the course you have applied for before secondary results are released, you could receive an offer as soon as school finishes. This might occur if you have previously completed study at TAFE or if you have applied for an open access course.

If you're in year 12 in Queensland, you must enter your Learner Unique Identifier (LUI) number to complete your application - Find your LUI here