If you receive an ATAR of 90 or above you are guaranteed entry into most JCU courses with all subject prerequisites waived.
Applicants awarded an ATAR of 73 or above will be guaranteed entry into most JCU courses but will need to meet the course subject prerequisites.
The Guaranteed Admissions Plan is open to all domestic and international applicants completing Year 12 in Australia.
Most of JCU’s courses are included which covers off on study areas like Arts, Business, Law, Engineering, Science, Information Technology, Pharmacy, and Sport and Exercise Science.
Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences
Bachelor of Business and Environmental Science
Bachelor of Business – Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Information Technology
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) - Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Environmental Practice
Bachelor of Information Technology
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
Bachelor of Science – Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
There are some course exclusions from the Guaranteed Admissions Plan, these include:
Bachelor of Business – Bachelor of Psychological Science
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)
Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Bachelor of Nursing Science [Pre-Registration]
Bachelor of Nursing Science - Bachelor of Midwifery
Bachelor of Psychological Science
Bachelor of Sports and Exercise Science – Bachelor of Psychological Science
Your QTAC application listing JCU as one of your six preferences, and your Year 12 results, will determine your eligibility for this plan. This means you don’t need to submit a separate application.
Applications to study at JCU in 2024 will open through QTAC on 1 August 2023.
First of all you need to create your Application Services account. Here is a helpful video on how to apply through QTAC.
You are only eligible for the Guaranteed Admissions Plan based on your Year 12 results before any adjustment factors, such as the Regional Preference Scheme, are applied.
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.
If you finish Year 12 with a Certificate III or a Certificate IV qualification you are guaranteed entry into a number of JCU undergraduate courses.
Some courses require additional subject prerequisites are met. These prerequisites may include subjects such as English, Maths or Science. Subject prerequisites are detailed in the Handbook found on each course page. Speak to us about your desired course and its entry options.
JCU will accept the Certificate III in Education Support to meet the ATAR/rank requirement for all Bachelor of Education courses.
JCU will accept the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care to meet the ATAR/rank requirement for Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) only.
*please contact us to discuss entry requirements for courses with prerequisite subjects.