Elite athletes: Elite athlete OP or rank bonus

If you're an elite athlete applying to QUT for the first time for an undergraduate course, you can receive a bonus of up to 3 OP scores (or 6 ranks).

This might help you get into the course you want even if your original OP or rank doesn't meet the cut-off.

Postgraduate applicants should also apply, and may also be eligible for admission assistance.

Am I eligible?

You're eligible for our elite athlete entry program if you are involved in demanding training or travelling as part of your commitments in an Australian Sports Commission (ASC) recognised sport and at least one of the following applies to you:

  • you're recognised by the Australian Institution of Sport (AIS), Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS) or Professional Player's Association (PPA)
  • you're a member of a national squad from an Athlete Career and Education (ACE) supported sport
  • you're in a state or national-level development squad or team in an open or age-level competition
  • you're representing your sport in a national-level competition
  • you're a coach for a national or international-level competitor or a referee within national or international-level competitions.

Closing date for applications

Applications for Semester 2, 2014 close Sunday 27 April 2014.

How to apply

  1. Apply for your course.

    Undergraduate applying

    Postgraduate coursework applying

  2. Apply online for the elite athlete entry program. As part of your application you'll need to provide a sports resume and official letter of support from your coach or sporting organisation.

    Apply online for the elite athlete entry program

What happens next?

We'll let you know if your application has been accepted before QTAC offers you a place in your course. If you qualify for the OP bonus, it will be taken into account before you receive your QTAC offer.


QUT has been recognised as an 'elite athlete friendly' university by the Australian Institute of Sport and the Australian Sports Commission.

We know that being an elite athlete takes up a lot of time, so we're flexible about enrolment, assessment and special consideration where possible.

Once you're a QUT student

As an elite athlete studying at QUT, you'll be able to:

  • apply for extensions for assessment and defer exams that clash with your sporting commitments
  • reschedule your tutorials and practical placements if they do not fit with your training or competition times
  • apply for a leave of absence if you are ill or injured or away competing and cannot attend university
  • speak to a counsellor to help you manage your study load if you are having difficulty managing university study and training
  • study at another institution or via distance if you need to relocate nationally or internationally for an extended period of time, depending on the circumstances
  • apply for scholarships and funding.
You'll have to confirm your registration in the program each semester via email.


Elite Athlete Coordinator

  • Level 2, X Block, Room 224
    Gardens Point
    2 George St
    Brisbane QLD 4000