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Order your course preferences carefully so you still get an offer into something else you are interested in, or a course you can use as an upgrading pathway.
You can list up to 6 courses on your QTAC application. You need to list them in order of preference from your most preferred course through to your least preferred course. You'll need to reorder your preferences if they have different major offer rounds.
The best way to upgrade to your preferred course is through degree or diploma studies. With additional study, you can achieve the higher ranks you need to gain entry to your preferred course.
There are a few different things you might like to consider when you are choosing a course as an upgrading pathway to include in your QTAC application.
After you have lodged your QTAC application you might still want to make changes to the order of your preferences, or even add new courses.
If you don't think your OP or rank is high enough to get into the course you want, you may be able to improve your chances by:
When you're preparing your application, you should consider applying for special entry programs and including courses as possible upgrading options in your 6 QTAC preferences.
Upgrading through another degree course or diploma will help you to get the highest possible rank.
You can upgrade through any:
It's usually a good idea to study something related to your preferred course.
You should consider if:
To get an idea of whether you're likely to receive credit, check whether the two courses have subjects in common, or contact the course coordinator or faculty student service office for your preferred course.
This table gives you an idea of the rank you can achieve through different types of degree or diploma study.
If you're a school leaver, your OP will still be valid after you leave school, but you'll also receive a rank for your additional studies. We will use your best rank when you apply for a course.
If you're a non-school leaver, you might receive a rank for work experience or other qualifications.
For each course, you'll find the OP and rank cut-off for the previous intake of applicants. This will give you an idea of the rank you need to be aiming for.
These cut-offs are only a guide, as they can change depending on the:
It's important to consider the order of your preferences so you don't miss out on an offer to study.
Your rank is calculated based on your grade point average (GPA). Your grade point average is the sum of your grades divided by the number of subjects you've studied in the course.
You can apply for a dual award, which lets you graduate first with a diploma or associate degree from TAFE Queensland Brisbane, and then with a bachelor degree from QUT.
You start your TAFE course first, and you'll automatically be offered a place in your QUT course. You'll be able to accept the offer when you successfully complete your TAFE course.
You'll receive automatic credit for your TAFE studies, which means you won't have to complete all of the subjects listed in your bachelor degree course structure and you may be able to graduate sooner.
For the QUT degree you will be offered a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) and depending on your citizenship/residency, you can apply for a HELP loan.
You should apply for one of these TAFE Queensland Brisbane courses to receive guaranteed entry into one of our eligible dual-award courses.
If you want to study a Bachelor of Business at our Gardens Point campus, apply for one of these diplomas offered by TAFE Queensland Brisbane at their South Bank campus:
This diploma was previously offered by QTAC and there are current dual award students studying it:
If you want to study a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil) at our Gardens Point campus, apply for this associate degree offered by TAFE Queensland Brisbane at their South Bank campus:
If you want to study the Bachelor of Games and Interactive Entertainment at our Gardens Point campus, apply for one of these diplomas offered by TAFE Queensland Brisbane at their South Bank campus:
If you want to study the Bachelor of Human Services at our Kelvin Grove campus, apply for this diploma offered by TAFE Queensland Brisbane at their South Bank campus:
If you want to study the Bachelor of Information Technology at our Gardens Point campus, apply for one of these diplomas offered by TAFE Queensland Brisbane at their South Bank campus:
If you want to study the Bachelor of Nursing at our Kelvin Grove campus, apply for one of these diplomas offered by TAFE Queensland Brisbane at their South Bank campus:
If you want to study the Bachelor of Nursing at our Caboolture campus, apply for one of these diplomas offered by TAFE Queensland Brisbane at their Caboolture campus:
If you want to study the Bachelor of Social Work at our Kelvin Grove campus, apply for this diploma offered by TAFE Queensland Brisbane at their South Bank campus:
You apply for dual awards online through QTAC. Use the QTAC code for the TAFE Queensland Brisbane diploma you want to apply for and if a dual award option with QUT exists you can nominate it as your preferred study option.
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If you're offered a place in one of these courses, you won't be able to defer and take a year off before studying.
After you enrol in your TAFE course we'll send you a conditional letter to offer you a place in your nominated QUT course. Once you complete your TAFE course, you need to submit copies of your official diploma certificate and transcript of results to us. You will be able to accept our offer soon after we receive these documents.
Some of our special entry programs add bonus points to your OP or rank. You can receive as many of these bonuses as you're eligible for, up to a maximum of 5 OP bonus points or 10 bonus ranks.
You may need to apply separately for these programs, so make sure you check the details.
The special entry programs do not apply to the TAFE Queensland Brisbane/QUT dual awards.
Students with difficult circumstances: Educational Access Scheme
Elite athletes: Elite athletes entry program, and OP or rank bonus
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students: Centralised Assessment Selection Program (CASP)
Engineering Technology, Maths C, Physics, Languages other than English (LOTE) students: Entry bonus scheme
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