QTAC | Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre


QTAC processes applications for admission to most undergraduate and postgraduate courses in tertiary institutions throughout QLD and northern NSW.

QTAC also calculates and provides the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for QLD school leavers.

You can also apply for the Educational Access Scheme (EAS) and the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program (RRESP) through QTAC.

Important Dates

4 August 2020 – QTAC Applications Open – Application fee is $45

9 December – Applications Close – December Round

11 December – Applications Close – January Round

19 December – QCE & ATAR Results Released

12pm 21 December – Change of Preference Deadline – December Round

23 December – December Offers Released

12pm 7 January – Change of Preference Deadline – January Round

14 January – January Offers Released

Some courses have fixed application dates. You can find those here.

Check other Key dates here, if they’re not up to date you can check details in the QTAC 2021 Guide.

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Find more information about the ATAR and how it’s calculated here.


Find out more information for undergraduate applications here.


Find out more information for postgraduate applications here.


Admission Criteria

The ATAR is the primary mechanism used nationally for tertiary admissions and indicates a student’s position relative to other students.

Some courses have additional admission criteria such as a personal statements, questionnaires, portfolios, auditions, interviews or tests, which are considered instead of, or together with, your academic qualifications.

Each institution sets its own admission criteria and most offer additional pathway options to applicants who don’t meet these general requirements. Visit the individual institution pages for details.

Find out more.

Educational Access Schemes

The Educational Access Scheme (EAS) can help you if you have experienced circumstances that negatively affected your most recent studies. You don’t have to be in Year 12 or currently studying to apply for EAS. You can apply for EAS when you lodge your QTAC application.

The Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships Program (RRESP) has been introduced to improve access to and completion of tertiary education courses for students from regional and remote areas in Australia. Keep an eye on the QTAC website for application dates.

Some universities also offer their own assistance schemes.

Interstate Applicants

Interstate applicants follow the same process as above.

You can apply for most interstate courses through state-based tertiary admissions centres:

Application processes and fees vary, so visit the relevant state’s tertiary admissions centre or institution website for more information.

Application Information

Step 1

Set up your QTAC account – you can’t do this on a tablet or mobile, so you’ll need a PC.

You will need your Learner Unique Identifier (LUI) number – it won’t accept your EQID or USI.

Step 2

List up to SIX preferences – to maximise your chances of getting an offer list all six preferences.

Remember – you can change these later.

Step 3

Submit your application and pay the processing fee, and don’t forget to upload any supporting documents.

Application Costs

Application Fee (Year 12 2020 Students)

4 August 2020 – 28 February 2021 – $45

1 March 2021 onwards – $77

Change of Preferences Fee

First three times – Free

Fourth and each subsequent change – $45

Special Tertiary Admissions Test Fee

STAT fee – $170

STAT results replacement – $70

STAT change of sitting date – $50

Other Fees

Assessment of Qualifications service – $144

Find out more.


Why won’t the application accept my student number?

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.

The application won’t accept your Education Queensland ID (EQID) or Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Do I need to add my UCAT information?

You do not need to enter your UCAT candidate number into your application, as the university will retrieve this for you automatically.

How long is my account valid for?

Your account is valid for five years.

Note: Applications are only valid for one year, i.e. between August 2020 and July 2021.

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