Engineering Technology, Maths C, Languages other than English (LOTE) students: Entry bonus scheme

If you've successfully completed certain subjects at school, or university level units, we'll add bonus points to your rank (or OP equivalent).

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

Am I eligible for the entry bonus?

You can claim the bonus if you're a current Australian Year 12 student and applying for university entry straight after finishing school.

You'll need to have completed the equivalent of four semesters at senior school level (Years 11 and 12) with a passing exit grade. For example, Queensland senior students need to have achieved a Sound Achievement grade or better for each semester of study.

I want to take a year off before I start university

If your course allows you to defer, you can still claim the entry bonus, as long as you apply to start university straight after Year 12, receive an offer and defer it through QTAC.

Not all courses have the option to defer. You'll need to check your course information.

What subjects do I get bonuses for?

Subject studied in Year 12 Maximum bonus QTAC ranks If you apply for:
Mathematics C 2 Any course that doesn't have additional entry requirements
Languages other than English (LOTE) 2 Any course that doesn't have additional entry requirements
Engineering Technology 2 Bachelor of Engineering single and double degrees
University units (e.g. through START QUT) 2 (1 per unit) Any course that doesn't have additional entry requirements

What don't bonus points count for?

Bonus points don't count when you apply for:

  • courses with additional entry requirements, like auditions, interviews, portfolios or questionnaires. Check your course information to see if your course has additional entry requirements
  • Dean's Honours or Dean's Scholars programs
  • scholarships that require an minimum OP.

What's the maximum bonus?

If you qualify for bonus points in all of the subject areas you can receive the maximum 8 bonus points.

You can only receive the maximum bonus of 2 ranks in each category. For example, no matter how many languages you studied, you can still only get two bonus points in the Languages other than English category.

I'm not from Queensland, or I have an International Baccalaureate

If you completed Year 12 in another state or completed the International Baccalaureate, check the list of equivalent subjects.

Australian Capital Territory

Queensland subject Australian Capital Territory equivalent
Mathematics C Specialist Mathematics (Double major)
Languages other than English (LOTE) A tertiary major in any LOTE subject
Engineering Technology None

New South Wales

Queensland subject New South Wales equivalent
Mathematics C Mathematics Extension 2
Languages other than English (LOTE) Any LOTE subject that contributes to the NSW HSC
Engineering Technology Engineering Studies

Northern Territory

Queensland subject Northern Territory equivalent
Mathematics C Specialist Mathematics
Languages other than English (LOTE) Any LOTE subject that contributes to NTCET
Engineering Technology None

South Australia

Queensland subject South Australia equivalent
Mathematics C Specialist Mathematics
Languages other than English (LOTE) Any LOTE subject that contributes to SACE
Engineering Technology None

Tasmania

Queensland subject Tasmania equivalent
Mathematics C Mathematics Specialised
Languages other than English (LOTE) Any LOTE subject that contributes to TCE
Engineering Technology None

Victoria

Queensland subject Victoria equivalent
Mathematics C Specialist Mathematics
Languages other than English (LOTE) Any LOTE subject that contributes to VCE
Engineering Technology None

Western Australia

Queensland subject Western Australia equivalent
Mathematics C Mathematics: Specialist
Languages other than English (LOTE) Any LOTE subject that contributes to WACE
Engineering Technology Engineering Studies

International Baccalaureate

Queensland subject International Baccalaureate equivalent
Mathematics C Mathematics – HL
Languages other than English (LOTE) Any LOTE SL or HL subject
Engineering Technology None

How to apply

Just complete your QTAC application on time. If you completed the START-QUT program, make sure you include the details.

You don't need to apply separately for the Entry Bonus, QTAC will calculate it automatically.

Step-by-step guide to applying for undergraduate courses