Change Your Preferences - What are Your Options?

From chasing your dream course to changing your preferences, you’ve got options at JCU.

Information Session

Come to the JCU Change of Preference Information Session and get one-on-one advice on your QTAC application.

Learn about course options and pathways, and get help to choose the right path for you.

When: 16 December 17, 5:30pm -- 7:30pm
Where: James Cook University campus

  • Townsville Douglas campus: Building 134 - Education Central
  • Cairns Smithfield campus: Building D3 - The Cairns Institute

Can’t make the Saturday session.

Book a one-on-one personal consultation to discuss your options with an JCU advisor.

When: Monday 18 - Thursday 21 December
Where: By phone, via Skype, or in person on campus.

Choose an option

Information Session, Saturday 16 December

Information Session, Saturday 16 December

Speak to a JCU advisor face-to-face on the day your OP results are released.

Register today

Book a consultation with a JCU advisor

Book a consultation with a JCU advisor

Discuss your options, applications, pathway courses, finances, accommodation and more.

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No matter what your result is, it’s all about making the right choices.

Expected OP?   Make the right choice

  • You don’t need to change your preferences on you QTAC application – but you can.
  • Achieving an OP equal to or higher than the expected OP score for your chosen course is a good indication that your application will be competitive for an offer.
  • However, if you’ve changed your mind about your course options since you selected your preferences, JCU can assist you in making changes to get you back on the right path.

Higher OP?   Even more options

  • After celebrating your achievement, consider the fact you may now have more options open to you.
  • You don’t need to change your preferences. Achieving an OP equal to or higher than the expected OP score for your chosen course is a good indication that your application will be competitive for an offer.
  • However, with a higher OP you may find you have course options you hadn’t previously considered, or thought were out of reach. Speak with JCU about your goals and we can assist you in changing your preferences to your best advantage.

Lower OP?   Don’t stress, you have options

  • It happens, but it doesn’t mean your course or career choice is out of reach, so don’t panic.
  • Speak with JCU about your options. You may find you don’t even need to change your preferences.
  • If your preferences do need to change, there may be an alternate degree on offer which gives you similar career outcomes. Or there are pathway courses such as the Diploma of Higher Education, which can give you the step up into your preferred degree. JCU can help you through the QTAC change of preference process to ensure you’re on the right path for you.