If you don't think your ATAR or selection rank is high enough to get into the course you want, you may be able to improve your chances by:
- upgrading through a degree course or diploma
- upgrading through a TAFE and QUT combined qualification (dual award)
- applying for an entry program.
When you're preparing your QTAC application, you should consider including courses that will lead you to your dream course in your 6 QTAC preferences.
Upgrade through a degree course or diploma
Upgrading through another degree course or diploma will help you to get the highest possible selection rank.
You can upgrade through any:
- bachelor degree course
- TAFE Queensland diploma
- TAFE Queensland advanced diploma.
We recommend that you study something related to your preferred course. Depending on what you study, you might be eligible for advanced standing (credit), which means you could complete your course more quickly.
To help you choose the right type of study to get into your dream course, you can check the selection rank achievable through other types of study. Make sure you check your course information to know what selection rank you need to get.
Keep in mind that selection rank thresholds are only a guide, as they can change from year to year, depending on the popularity of the course and the results of the students we accept.
|Type of study||Number of subjects (credit points)||Range of selection rank you can achieve|
|One year full-time in a bachelor degree course||8 subjects (96 credit points) or equivalent with GPA 4.00 to 7.00||93.00 - 99.95|
|Three quarters of one year in a bachelor degree course||6 or 7 subjects (72 credit points) or equivalent with GPA 4.00 to 7.00||84.00 - 94.95|
|Part-time bachelor degree study||2 or 3 subjects (24-36 credit points) with GPA 4.00 to 7.00||75.00 - 85.95|
|Part-time bachelor degree study||4 or 5 subjects (48-60 credit points) with GPA 4.00 to 7.00||77.00 - 88.95|
|Completed advanced diploma||Complete||93.00 - 98..95|
|Completed diploma||Complete||87.00 - 91.95|
More information is available from:
- Higher education study admissions pathway on how to upgrade with degree and other higher education
- VET education study admissions pathway on how to upgrade with VET qualifications.
Complete a TAFE and QUT combined diploma/degree dual award
You can apply for a dual award, which lets you graduate first with a diploma, advanced diploma, or associate degree from TAFE Queensland – Greater Brisbane, and then a bachelor degree from QUT.
See which courses are offered as a dual award and how it can help you via VET study admissions pathway
More ways to get in
You may be eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank, which can help you get into the course you want. We offer adjustment schemes for students with difficult circumstances and elite athletes.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
Our Centralised Assessment Selection Program (CASP) makes it easier for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island students to come to uni, whatever your educational background.