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
- a QUT College diploma or undergraduate certificate
- a TAFE Queensland and QUT combined qualification (dual award)
- other diploma programs
- bridging programs.
When you're preparing your QTAC application, you should consider including courses that will lead you to your dream course in your six QTAC preferences.
Upgrade through a degree course, diploma or undergraduate certificate
Upgrading through another degree course, diploma or undergraduate certificate will help you to get the highest possible selection rank.
You can upgrade through any:
- bachelor degree course
- QUT College diploma or undergraduate certificate
- 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 (QUT credit points) studied in the qualification||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||4 or 5 subjects (48-60 credit points) with GPA 4.00 to 7.00||77.00 - 88.95|
|Part-time bachelor degree study||2 or 3 subjects (24-36 credit points) with GPA 4.00 to 7.00||75.00 - 88.95|
|Completed advanced diploma||Complete||93.00 - 98.95|
|Completed diploma or undergraduate certificate||Complete||87.00 - 91.95|
Find out more about:
- upgrading with degree and other higher education study including university diplomas
- using VET qualifications from a TAFE or private provider to upgrade to QUT.
Complete a QUT College diploma or undergraduate certificate
By choosing a QUT College diploma you’ll have a guaranteed pathway directly into the second year of the relevant QUT bachelor degree. Choose an undergraduate certificate and use the course as a taster to help you decide further study options and career pathways.
Complete a TAFE and QUT combined diploma/degree dual award
You can apply for a dual award which offers a streamlined pathway to QUT, First you’ll complete a diploma, advanced diploma, or associate degree from TAFE Queensland – Greater Brisbane, and then gain direct entry to a bachelor degree from QUT.
Find out more about dual awards and entry to QUT through VET study
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.