QTAC | Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre

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In QLD, the OP is currently calculated and released by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA). From 2020, the OP system will be discontinued and students will receive an ATAR, calculated and released by QTAC.


Find out more information for undergraduate applications here.


Find out more information for postgraduate applications here.


QTAC | Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre

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

Starting in 2020, QTAC will also calculate and provide 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.

Visit the QTAC | Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre website

Key Dates

1 August – QTAC Applications Open – Application fee is $44

6 December – Applications Close – December Round

13 December – Applications Close – January Round

14 December – Year 12 Results and OPs Released

16 December – Change of Preference Deadline – December Round

23 December – December Offers Released

7 January – Change of Preference Deadline – January Round

15 January – January Offers Released

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

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.

Admission Criteria

Admission to most tertiary courses is based on your OP (or other recognised qualifications undertaken while at school). If you are OP-ineligible, you will be assigned a QTAC selection rank based on your study and will be considered for an offer based on this selection rank.

Interstate students will be assigned a selection rank based on their ATAR and will be considered for an offer based on this selection rank.

If you have any higher education or vocational experience, employment experience, and/or life experience, these factors may also be taken into account. You may also use other admission pathways such as employment experience and the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).

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.

Application Info

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 Fees

Application Fee (Year 12 2019 Students)

1 August 2019 – 29 February 2020 – $44

1 March 2020 onwards – $75

Application Fee (All Other Applicants)

1 August 2019 – 30 September 2019 – $75

1 October 2019 – 31 January 2020 – $177

1 February 2020 onwards – $75

Special Tertiary Admissions Test Fee

STAT fee – $170

STAT results replacement – $70

STAT change of sitting date – $50

Change of Preferences Fee

First three times – Free

Fourth and each subsequent change – $44

Other Fees

Assessment of Qualifications service – $144

Find out more.

Interstate Applicants

Interstate applicants follow the same process as above.


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 2019 and July 2020.

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