For most of our courses, entry is based only on your past academic achievement, represented by your selection rank. Some courses have additional entry requirements. To see which courses you may be able to get into, use the past selection rank thresholds in your course information as a guide.

Thresholds

Courses may be harder or easier to get into each year, depending on their popularity and how many places we have available - it's about supply and demand. Thresholds from previous years should be used as a guide only. Higher thresholds don't mean a course is more difficult.

We work out minimum thresholds based on the:

  • academic capability to succeed in tertiary studies
  • demand for places available within the course.

If you get an ATAR or a selection rank of 87.00 or above you are guaranteed a place in a wide range of courses. More competitive courses are guaranteed at an ATAR or a selection rank of 93.00 or above. Check to find out if your course is included.

How can my VET studies help me get into uni?

You can use the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) awards of certificate IV, diploma, or advanced diploma to get into QUT. You can convert your results to a selection rank, which will give you an idea of which QUT courses you’ll be able to apply for.

See how associate degree plus university and higher education provider sub-degrees can help you via the higher education study admissions pathway.

You may also have selection ranks from higher education study, past school results or paid work experience. Past school and post-secondary results don't expire when you've finished studying , and you can use them to get into uni for many years afterwards. We’ll generally use your best selection rank when considering your application.

Different selection ranks are assigned to courses with graded assessment and competency-based (ungraded) assessment.

There are small number of courses that do not use selection ranks from VET studies. Check your course information to find out if your course does not use VET studies.

To be considered for entry, you must be either at least 18-years old or completed year 12 and be at least 16-years old.

From 2022, if your higher education study experience was gained as a 17 year old or younger and you have not obtained an ATAR, you will not be considered for entry until you are:

  • at least 19-years old at the first census date of QUT study; or
  • as an 18-year old, you’ve:
    • completed Certificate IV (or higher qualification); or
    • studied at least 0.25 year of degree (or higher study); or
    • have at least 0.50 year full-time (or equivalent part-time) work experience.

Can I use my VET studies to get into postgraduate studies?

If you’ve completed a diploma or advanced diploma and have relevant professional work experience you will be eligible for many QUT graduate certificates and some graduate diplomas. For most postgraduate courses, places are not limited (i.e. selection ranks are not used) and if you meet the entry requirements you will get an offer.

Explore the study area you’re interested in and make sure you choose the right course for you.

Completed graded AQF Diploma or AQF Advanced Diploma

Grade Point Average Selection rank - AQF Diploma Selection rank - AQF Advanced Diploma
6.95+ 91.95 98.95
6.75 - 6.94 91.50 98.50
6.50 - 6.74 91.00 98.00
6.25 - 6.49 90.50 97.00
6.00 - 6.24 90.00 96.00
5.75 - 5.99 89.50 95.50
5.50 - 5.74 89.00 95.00
5.25 - 5.49 88.50 94.00
5.00 - 5.24 88.00 93.50
Less than 5.00 87.00 93.00

More information

  • if between one-quarter and three-quarters of the work you did in your study is assessed on an ungraded basis, you'll be allocated the higher of the ranks from this schedule and the corresponding ungraded schedule
  • if more than three-quarters of the work you did in your study is assessed on an ungraded basis, this schedule may not be used and the corresponding ungraded schedule will apply
  • if less than one-quarter of the work you did in your study is assessed on an ungraded basis, we'll use this schedule.

Completed ungraded AQF Diploma or AQF Advanced Diploma

Special Tertiary Admissions Test Score Selection rank - AQF Diploma Selection rank - AQF Advanced Diploma
172+ 91.95 98.95
171 91.95 98.00
166 91.00 96.00
162 89.00 94.00
Less than 162 or did not sit 87.00 93.00

More information

Ungraded means grades of pass/fail, competent/not yet competent, satisfactory/not satisfactory or similar.

If your qualification includes a mixture of 'competent' and 'not yet competent' grades or similar, and you haven't successfully repeated the 'not yet competent' subject, the corresponding graded schedules must be used.

If there is a mixture of graded and ungraded assessment the following applies:

  • if between one-quarter and three-quarters of the work you did in your study is assessed on an ungraded basis, you'll be allocated the higher of the ranks from this schedule and the corresponding graded schedule
  • if less than one-quarter of the work you did in your study is assessed on an ungraded basis, this schedule may not be used and the corresponding graded schedule will apply
  • if more than three-quarters of the work you did in your study is assessed on an ungraded basis, we'll use this schedule.

Completed graded AQF Certificate IV

To apply for our courses based on this type of study, you must be aged 17 or older when QUT classes start, or have completed Australian Year 12 (or equivalent).

Grade Point Average Selection rank - AQF Certificate IV
6.95+ 89.95
6.75 - 6.94 89.50
6.50 - 6.75 89.00
6.25 - 6.49 87.00
6.00 - 6.24 86.50
5.75 - 5.99 86.00
5.50 - 5.74 85.00
5.25 - 5.49 84.00
5.00 - 5.24 82.00
4.75 - 4.99 80.00
4.50 - 4.74 79.00
4.25 - 4.49 76.00
Less than 4.25 74.00

More information

  • if between one-quarter and three-quarters of the work you did in your study is assessed on an ungraded basis, you'll be allocated the higher of the ranks from this schedule and the corresponding ungraded schedule
  • if more than three-quarters of the work you did in your study is assessed on an ungraded basis, this schedule may not be used and the corresponding ungraded schedule will apply
  • if less than one-quarter of the work you did in your study is assessed on an ungraded basis, we'll use this schedule.

Completed ungraded AQF Certificate IV

To apply for our courses based on this type of study, you must be aged 17 or older when QUT classes start, or have completed Australian Year 12 (or equivalent).

Special Tertiary Admissions Test Score Selection rank - AQF Certificate IV
167+ 89.95
166 89.00
165 87.00
162 85.00
160 83.00
157 81.00
155 79.00
154 77.00
151 75.00
Less than 49 or did not sit 74.00

More information

Ungraded means grades of pass/fail, competent/not yet competent, satisfactory/not satisfactory or similar.

If your qualification includes a mixture of 'competent' and 'not yet competent' grades or similar, and you haven't successfully repeated the 'not yet competent' subject, the corresponding graded schedules must be used.

If there is a mixture of graded and ungraded (with all grades of competent or similar) assessment the following applies:

  • if between one-quarter and three-quarters of the work you did in your study is assessed on an ungraded basis, you'll be allocated the higher of the ranks from these schedules and the corresponding graded schedules
  • if less than one-quarter of the work you did in your study is assessed on an ungraded basis, these schedules may not be used and the corresponding graded schedules will apply
  • if more than three-quarters of the work you did in your study is assessed on an ungraded basis, we'll use these schedules.

Adult Tertiary Preparation (ATP)

The Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (ATP) (13097NAT or 10765NAT) is offered by most TAFE Queensland campuses and other private education providers, and if successfully completed, is equivalent to an Australian Year 12 high school qualification. To maximise your opportunities for entry you're encouraged to complete the whole course, however you can complete a minimum of three specialisations and be considered for entry.

Completed 10397NAT/10765NAT Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (ATP)

STAT GPA below 4.00 GPA = 4.00 - 4.25 GPA = 4.26 - 4.75 GPA = 4.76 - 5.25 GPA = 5.26 - 5.75 GPA = 5.76 - 6.25 GPA = 6.5+
167+ 89.95 89.95 91.95 93.95 94.95 95.95 98.95
166+ 88.00 89.00 91.00 93.00 94.00 95.00 98.00
162-165 85.00 89.00 90.00 92.00 93.00 94.00 97.00
159-161 83.00 88.00 89.00 91.00 92.00 93.00 96.00
157-158 80.00 87.00 88.00 90.00 91.00 92.00 95.00
155-156 78.00 86.00 88.00 89.00 90.00 91.00 94.00
153-154 75.00 86.00 87.00 88.00 90.00 91.00 93.00
152 73.00 85.00 86.00 88.00 89.00 90.00 92.00
150-151 70.00 85.00 86.00 87.00 88.00 89.00 91.00
149 68.00 84.00 85.00 86.00 88.00 89.00 91.00
147-148 66.00 79.00 85.00 86.00 86.00 86.00 91.00
146 63.00 79.00 81.00 82.00 84.00 86.00 91.00
144-145 58.00 79.00 81.00 82.00 84.00 86.00 91.00
143 53.00 79.00 81.00 82.00 84.00 86.00 91.00
Below 143 50.00 79.00 81.00 82.00 84.00 86.00 91.00
Did not sit 45.00 79.00 81.00 82.00 84.00 86.00 91.00

More information

  • only completed 10397NAT ATP or 10765NAT ATP is assessed on this schedule. Contact HiQ for advice if you have completed a previous version of ATP.
  • to be awarded 10397NAT ATP or 10765NAT APT, you must complete:
    • the specialisation Language and Learning Skills
    • the unit Plan and Prepare for Study
    • six other elective units, the majority of which must be within completed specialisations (which comprise two or three elective units of equal weighting).
  • where you have studied more than eight elective units in the 10397NAT ATP  or 10765NAT ATP, only the best eight elective units will be used to calculate your GPA. Where the same elective unit has been attempted on more than one occasion, only the best attempt will be considered. The elective Plan and Prepare for Study is not included in the best eight elective units
  • where elective unit weightings are provided, these will be used in the calculation of a GPA. Where elective unit weightings are not provided all elective units will be assumed to have equal weighting
  • where: H=6.5, J3=6.5, JH=6.5, C=5, J2=5, JC=5, P=4, J1=4, JP=4, R=1.5, M=1.5, N=1.5 and M1=0
  • STAT score refers to any version of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test designed by the Australian Council for Educational Research Ltd and administered since April 2010.

Incomplete 10397NAT/10765NAT Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (ATP): completion of 4 specialisations

To apply for our courses based on this type of study, you must be aged 17 or older when QUT classes start, or have completed Australian Year 12 (or equivalent).

STAT GPA below 4.00 GPA = 4.00 - 4.25 GPA = 4.26 - 4.75 GPA = 4.76 - 5.25 GPA = 5.26 - 5.75 GPA = 5.76 - 6.25 GPA = 6.26+
166+ 88.95 88.95 89.95 89.95 91.95 92.95 94.95
166+ 88.00 89.00 89.00 89.00 91.00 92.00 94.00
162-165 85.00 88.00 89.00 89.00 90.00 91.00 93.00
159-161 83.00 88.00 88.00 88.00 89.00 90.00 92.00
157-158 80.00 87.00 87.00 87.00 88.00 89.00 91.00
155-156 78.00 86.00 86.00 86.00 88.00 89.00 90.00
153-154 75.00 85.00 86.00 86.00 87.00 88.00 89.00
152 73.00 85.00 85.00 86.00 87.00 88.00 88.00
150-151 70.00 84.00 84.00 85.00 86.00 87.00 88.00
149 68.00 83.00 83.00 84.00 86.00 87.00 88.00
147-148 66.00 81.00 82.00 83.00 85.00 86.00 88.00
146 63.00 77.00 79.00 81.00 84.00 86.00 88.00
144-145 58.00 66.00 70.00 76.00 80.00 83.00 88.00
143 53.00 66.00 70.00 76.00 80.00 83.00 88.00
Below 143 50.00 66.00 70.00 76.00 80.00 83.00 88.00
Did not sit 45.00 66.00 70.00 76.00 80.00 83.00 88.00

More information

  • to be considered for QUT, you must have:
    • not completed 10397NAT ATP
    • completed four full specialisations, comprising results in all required elective units. Specialisations may comprise two or three elective units of equal weighting.
  • where elective unit weightings are provided, they will be used in the calculation of a GPA. Where elective unit weightings are not provided, all modules will be assumed to have equal weighting
  • where: H=6.5, J3=6.5, JH=6.5, C=5, J2=5, JC=5, P=4, J1 = 4, JP = 4, R=1.5, M=1.5, N=1.5, and M1=0
  • where you have completed five or more specialisations without a completed award, the best four specialisations will be used
  • where the same elective unit has been completed on more than one occasion, only the best attempt will be used
  • STAT score refers to any version of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test designed by ACER and administered since April 2010
  • contact HiQ for advice if you studied a previous version of ATP.

Incomplete 10397NAT/10765NAT Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (ATP): completion of 3 specialisations

To apply for our courses based on this type of study, you must be aged 17 or older when QUT classes start, or have completed Australian Year 12 (or equivalent).

STAT GPA below 4.00 GPA = 4.00 - 4.25 GPA = 4.26 - 4.75 GPA = 4.76 - 5.25 GPA = 5.26 - 5.75 GPA = 5.76 - 6.25 GPA = 6.26+
166+ 88.95 88.95 88.95 89.95 89.95 90.05 92.95
166+ 88.00 88.00 88.00 89.00 89.00 90.00 92.00
162-165 85.00 87.00 87.00 88.00 88.00 89.00 91.00
159-161 83.00 86.00 86.00 87.00 88.00 89.00 90.00
157-158 80.00 86.00 86.00 86.00 87.00 88.00 89.00
155-156 78.00 85.00 85.00 86.00 87.00 88.00 88.00
153-154 75.00 85.00 85.00 85.00 86.00 87.00 88.00
152 73.00 84.00 84.00 85.00 86.00 87.00 87.00
150-151 70.00 83.00 83.00 84.00 85.00 86.00 87.00
149 68.00 81.00 82.00 83.00 84.00 86.00 86.00
147-148 66.00 77.00 79.00 81.00 83.00 85.00 86.00
146 63.00 73.00 75.00 79.00 82.00 84.00 86.00
144-145 58.00 64.00 66.00 71.00 77.00 81.00 86.00
143 53.00 66.00 70.00 76.00 80.00 83.00 88.00
Below 143 50.00 64.00 66.00 71.00 77.00 81.00 86.00
Did not sit 45.00 64.00 66.00 71.00 77.00 81.00 86.00

More information

  • to be considered for QUT, you must have:
    • not completed 10397NAT ATP or 10765NAT
    • completed three other full specialisations, comprising results in all required elective units. Specialisations may comprise two or three elective units of equal weighting.
  • where elective unit weightings are provided, they will be used in the calculation of a GPA. Where elective unit weightings are not provided, all elective units will be assumed to have equal weighting
  • where: H=6.5, J3=6.5, JH=6.5, C=5, J2=5, JC=5, P=4, J1 = 4, JP = 4, R=1.5, M=1.5, N=1.5, and M1=0
  • where the same elective unit has been completed on more than one occasion, only the best attempt will be used
  • STAT score refers to any version of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test designed by ACER and administered since April 2010
  • contact HiQ for advice if you studied a previous version of ATP.

Unilearn Ready Program

To maximise your opportunities for entry you're encouraged to complete three subjects, however you can complete a minimum of two subjects to be considered for entry.

Unilearn Ready Program: completion of 2 or 3 subjects

Grade Point Average

2 subjects

3 subjects

6.95+

82.95

88.95

6.90 - 6.94

82.85

88.85

6.85 - 6.89

82.75

88.75

6.80 - 6.84

82.65

88.65

6.75 - 6.79

82.55

88.55

6.70 - 6.74

82.40

88.40

6.65 - 6.69

82.30

88.30

6.60 - 6.64

82.20

88.20

6.55 - 6.59

82.10

88.10

6.50 - 6.54

82.00

88.00

6.25 - 6.49

81.00

87.00

6.00 - 6.24

80.00

86.00

5.75 - 5.99

79.00

86.00

5.50 - 5.74

78.00

85.00

5.25 - 5.49

77.00

84.00

5.00 - 5.24

76.00

83.00

4.75 - 4.99

75.00

82.00

4.50 - 4.74

74.00

81.00

4.25 - 4.49

72.00

79.00

4.00 - 4.24

70.00

76.00

Ungraded passes

70.00

76.00

3.75 - 3.99

67.00

71.00

3.50 - 3.74

62.00

67.00

3.25 - 3.49

56.00

63.00

3.00 - 3.24

51.00

59.00

2.75 - 2.99

45.00

55.00

2.50 - 2.74

45.00

51.00

2.25 - 2.49

45.00

46.00

Below 2.25

45.00

45.00

Calculating your grade point average (GPA)

If your previous course was made up of units with equal credit point values, your GPA is the sum of your grades for each unit divided by the number of units you attempted.

When you calculate your GPA you must:

  • include all:
    • numerical grades, including failing grades
    • administrative failures, such as 'withdrawn' or 'did not sit'
    • attempts at repeated units.
  • exclude all:
    • units for which you received exemption, credit for prior learning or advanced standing.
  • calculate it to two decimal places. If the average you've calculated has more than two decimal places, you'll need to round it to nearest hundredth. For example, after rounding 3.9945 becomes 3.99, or 4.999 becomes 5.00.

If your course was made up of units with unequal credit point values, we apply a weighting to calculate your GPA.

We use a 7-point grading scale at QUT:

  • 7.00 - High Distinction
  • 6.00 - Distinction
  • 5.00 - Credit
  • 4.00 - Pass
  • 3.00 - Fail
  • 2.00 - Fail
  • 1.00 - Low Fail, Unsatisfactory, Ungraded Fail
  • 0.00 - Withdrawn with academic penalty/Did not sit.

If your studies have been graded using a different scale, we'll convert your results to the QUT scale. Using this scale, a failing GPA is any GPA below 3.75.

I'm failing at VET study

We’ll always use your highest selection rank, unless the course you’re applying to study here is ‘like’ the course you’re failing. If you want to study a ‘like’ course, we’ll use selection ranks from your ‘like’ studies first.

Boost your selection rank with the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) is a multiple-choice aptitude test that allows you to demonstrate your potential for university study. You don't need knowledge in any particular subject areas to take the test.

The STAT can improve your selection ranks for:

We’ll only use your STAT results if it improves your selection rank. If you received a low result, you can sit the test again in the next admissions period (i.e., at the end of the year or mid-year).

To sit for the STAT you need to register with QTAC. They also run workshops to help you prepare for the test.

Dual awards

You can apply for a dual award, which lets you graduate first with a diploma or associate degree from TAFE Queensland Greater Brisbane, and then with a bachelor degree from QUT. Applications are made through QTAC.

If you receive a QTAC offer, you'll start your TAFE course first and you'll automatically be offered a place in your QUT course after your first semester of enrolment at TAFE. You'll be able to accept the QUT offer when you successfully complete your TAFE course.

You'll receive automatic advanced standing (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.

What will I pay?

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.

Government loans

Dual award study options

What can I study?

Completing one of these TAFE Queensland - Greater Brisbane courses gives you guaranteed entry into one of our eligible dual-award courses.

Bachelor of Business

You can get into a Bachelor of Business with one of these TAFE Queensland - Greater Brisbane courses:

  • Diploma of Accounting
  • Diploma of Business/Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • Diploma of Business/Diploma of Marketing and Communication.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

You can get into a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with the following qualifications from TAFE Queensland - Greater Brisbane:

  • Advanced Diploma of Engineering
  • Associate Degree in Civil Engineering.

Bachelor of Human Services

You can get into the Bachelor of Human Services with a Diploma of Community Services, offered at TAFE Queensland - Greater Brisbane.

Bachelor of Information Technology

You can get into the Bachelor of Information Technology with one of these TAFE Queensland - Greater Brisbane courses:

  • Diploma of Information Technology Networking
  • Diploma of Software Development
  • Diploma of Website Development.

Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours)

You can get into the Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Construction Management) with a Diploma of Building and Construction (Management) offered at TAFE Queensland - Greater Brisbane.

Bachelor of Social Work

You can get into the Bachelor of Social Work with a Diploma of Community Services, offered at TAFE Queensland - Greater Brisbane.

Bachelor of Science

You can get into the Bachelor of Science with a Diploma of Laboratory Technology offered at TAFE Queensland - Greater Brisbane.

Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments

You can get into the Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments with one of these TAFE Queensland - Greater Brisbane courses:

  • Diploma of Information Technology Networking
  • Diploma of Interactive Games.

More ways to get in

Adjustment schemes

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.

Explore adjustment schemes

Worried you won’t get in?

If you’re concerned that your selection rank isn’t high enough for the course you want, don’t worry - there are other admissions pathways you can take to get to your dream course.

Helping you get into your course

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.

About CASP

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Ready to apply?

When you’re ready to apply for a course, follow our step-by-step applying guide.

Apply for undergraduate courses

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Other admission pathways

We believe that everyone should be able to continue their journey of lifelong learning. So we're committed to exploring all admission pathways to help you get into the course that you want.

Your VET study experience isn't the only way you can get into uni. Take a look at your options if you've done:

  • recent secondary school study
  • higher education study, including bridging and enabling courses
  • any workplace experience.

Secondary study

If you've completed high school in the last two years, find out if your results can help you get into the course you want.

Apply with recent secondary study

Higher education study

If you've done any bridging or enabling courses at any institution, or any higher education before, you can use this to apply.

Apply with higher education study

Employment experience

You can also apply to uni based on work experience you've completed. Find out how your work and life experience can help you get in.

Apply with work experience

Contact us

Get in touch if you've got any questions about how to use your previous experience to get into uni.