Future Students, Teachers and Supporters

Want to know what it's like to study at uni?

Need some help with subject selection or applications? Confused about how QTAC works? What happens if you don’t get the ATAR you need? Want to learn how to deal with unprecedented disruptions and uncertainty due to COVID-19?

Future Students, Teachers and Supporters, connect with JCU to have all your questions answered.

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Previous webinars

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JCU NOW Webinar

Have you ever wondered how mountains are made? Or wanted to study the origin of human rights? Discover how JCU NOW can prepare you for life beyond school by studying first-year university subjects alongside your high school subjects.

Aimed at Year 11 and 12 students, parents, guardians, and teachers, this webinar offers advice on how you can prepare for life beyond school with JCU NOW.

Find out more about JCU NOW

Mature Student Experience

Making the decision to go to uni as a mature student can take a lot of consideration as you navigate the balance between work, home life, and study.

Hear inspiring real stories from JCU alumni about their experiences as mature students and find out insider tips and tricks on how they adapted to challenges and went on to achieve study success. If you are a mature student looking to upskill, re-skill or simply learn something new, you will hear from people who have developed advanced skills to build rewarding careers.

Careers in Health Webinar

Explore your passion for a career within the human or animal healthcare industries with our upcoming webinar.

Gain a deeper understanding of available career options, study pathways and more, with JCU advisors available to answer all your questions about our application-based programs, including the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, and Bachelor of Veterinary Science.

Emerge from this webinar with the information you require to confidently complete your JCU application, and with further insight into the available course options for preference selection.

QTAC Information Webinar

This webinar is essential viewing if you or someone you know is finishing Year 12 this year and planning to move on to university. You will emerge confident in making the right decisions for your chosen pathway.

QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre) is the tertiary application service for Queensland universities, including JCU. It assesses student applications for JCU against our entry requirements and makes offers to successful applicants.

You’ll emerge from this webinar more informed about:

  • Key QTAC application steps including preference selection, entry requirements, ordering preferences, and pathways options
  • ATAR calculations and other Year 12 qualification assessments
  • Special Admissions Schemes including the Educational Access Scheme and other adjustment factors
  • Important dates and deadlines and strategies for responding to offers.

Unmasking the ATAR system

Differentiate your QCE from your ATAR and your QTAC and discover your university options with JCU’s Unmasking the ATAR system webinar. Aimed at Year 10 students, parents, guardians and teachers, this webinar demystifies the university entry process and prep you with everything you need to know about subject selection, ATAR calculations and university applications.

Key topics:

  • Explore the role of the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre and how they can assist you in your university applications.
  • Break down the QCE system terminology, so you can understand what phrases like QCE, applied subjects, and summative courses mean, and how they’ll affect your studies.
  • Develop an overview of what your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank means, how it is calculated and how it can assist you on a university pathway in Queensland.
  • Enter the exciting world of subject selection and discover how different subjects are graded and which subjects cannot be studied together.
  • Gain an understanding of subject scaling, and how it assists the ATAR calculation process.
  • Learn how to access your ATAR, and what a QTAC application looks like.
  • Understand the importance of subject prerequisites for certain university courses, and how to see if your ideal course has one.
  • Gain a clear picture of your pathway forward and allow JCU to debunk some of the pervasive myths around Year 11 and 12, ATAR and university

For more information on the JCU Webinar Series or to submit topics of interest for future webinars, please contact us.