The QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme can provide you with certainty about your future study options, with an offer to study at QUT before receiving your ATAR or IB Diploma. If eligible, you will receive an offer for your first preference on Friday 20 November, the day you complete Year 12.

The scheme is for entry to QUT in 2021 only and open to current Queensland Year 12 students who are completing:

  • the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) or International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme at a Queensland high school in 2020; and
  • at least five General (ATAR) subjects or an IB Diploma study plan.

If you’re an international student studying at a Queensland high school, you are eligible for this scheme, however the application process is different. Find out more

Applications for the QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme have now closed.

If you have received advice that your application for the scheme was successful, please ensure you have one of the eligible QUT courses listed as your QTAC first preference by 10.00am, 18 November.

If you have another course listed as your QTAC first preference you will not receive an early offer.

How do I apply for the scheme?

Applications for the QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme have now closed.

To support your application, you were required to respond to our invitation and upload one pdf containing the following documentation to your QTAC application by 4.30pm Friday 6 November 2020:

QCE students:

  • A full screenshot of your QCAA Student Portal learner account showing all IA1 and IA2 or 3 results, LUI number and the browser URL showing the QCAA web address.
  • If you are unable to view these results on your QCAA Student Portal, contact your school to provide you with a full screenshot showing your LUI number, school name, and all results.

Queensland IB Diploma students:

  • Year 12 provisional/predicted results.

Note: all documentation must be combined into one pdf attachment for uploading to QTAC.

You must achieve the following results:

QUT courseQCE IB Diploma
Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Creative Industries

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Information Technology

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Justice

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Business
Pass grades in five General subjects (including English) with a minimum grade of B (or numerical marks equivalent to 70% or higher)* in three General subjects Passing grades in all subjects with a minimum grade of 4* (HL) and/or 5* (SL) in three subjects
Bachelor of Creative Industries

Bachelor of Creative Industries/Bachelor of Information Technology

Bachelor of Information Technology

Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Justice

Bachelor of Public Health

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Construction Management)

Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Quantity Surveying and Cost Engineering)

Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Urban and Regional Planning)

Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Urban and Regional Planning)/Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)
Pass grades in five General subjects (including English) with a minimum grade of B (or numerical marks equivalent to 70% or higher)* in two General subjects Passing grades in all subjects with a minimum grade of 4* (HL) and/or 5* (SL) in two subjects

* The minimum grades/numerical marks do not have to be in the same subject in each assessment.

Your questions answered

When will I receive my early offer?

If you have met the requirements and have one of the eligible QUT courses as your first preference, you will receive your QUT early offer from QTAC on Friday 20 November. You must respond to your early offer by 4.30pm on Friday 27 November.

When you have accepted your early offer through QTAC, you will then be able to enrol at QUT in early December when enrolment opens.

What happens if I do not respond to my early offer?

If you let your offer lapse by taking no action, you will not receive any further offers via QTAC, so it is very important that you do not ignore your early offer. If you are unsure about accepting your early offer, we suggest that you accept, and then reorder your QTAC preferences to be considered for other offers in December and January when your ATAR or selection rank is known. Once you have placed a new course as your first preference the response for your old first preference changes to conditional.

I have uploaded the wrong documentation to QTAC

If your documentation is incorrect or insufficient, you will receive advice from QTAC on how to resubmit the correct documentation.

I applied to QTAC before 31 October but have not received my invitation

If you have listed one of the specified courses in your top three preferences prior to 31 October but have not received your invitation, you should:

  • check your junk email folder
  • add QTAC to your safe sender list
  • log in to your QTAC application
    • go to the Outstanding Documents menu item
    • locate the item called "....QUT’s special entry scheme for Year 12 applicants..."
    • view the linked correspondence.

If you cannot locate the invitation, contact QTAC for further advice.

Can I apply late or without an invitation?

No. Applications are by invitation only and were sent out from 1 September to 31 October. You can still be considered for a place in these courses based on your ATAR, or your selection rank for a completed VET diploma or certificate IV.

I have received an invitation but have not uploaded my results – can I still upload them?

Documentation can still be uploaded to your QTAC application but we cannot guarantee they will be considered in time for the early offer round on 20 November.

I’ve submitted my school results documentation but haven’t heard anything. Do I need to do anything?

If the documentation was incorrect or insufficient then you will be notified by QTAC, usually within 24-48 hours of submitting documentation.

If your documentation was sufficient, it will be assessed against the criteria. QTAC has paused providing notifications about the outcome of assessments during Queensland Year 12 exam block. These will be released on Tuesday 17 November.

If the course is not already listed as your first QTAC preference and you want to be considered for an early offer on 20 November, you need to reorder your preferences to place one of the specified courses as your first preference by 10am, 18 November.

What if my preferred course is not included in the scheme?

You can still be considered for your preferred course, or a QUT double degree as part of the usual QTAC offer rounds. However, if you would also like to be part of the early offer scheme, you will need to list one of the QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme eligible courses as your first QTAC preference.

If you’re eligible for an early offer you can accept this offer, then reorder your QTAC preferences to be considered for your preferred courses in the December and January offer rounds on the basis of your ATAR or selection rank. Once you have placed a new course as your first preference the response for your old first preference changes to conditional.

Can I accept my early offer and then take a gap year?

Yes, you can defer your offer.

What if I am doing Applied subjects, VET study or university subjects?

Applied subjects, VET study or university-level subjects (such as START QUT) will not be considered as part of your school results for the QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme. However, for entry in 2021 you may be eligible for an offer from November, based on your VET study or two completed START QUT units.

Will adjustments apply?

As the QUT Early Offer Scheme will use your school results and not your ATAR or selection rank, adjustments will not apply. Should you not be eligible for an early offer, adjustments will apply to your ATAR or selection rank.

If you are applying for the Educational Access Scheme (EAS) and/or the Elite Athlete Entry Scheme you are encouraged to still complete these applications as it could assist you with additional support and possible scholarships.

Can I still apply for the QUT scholarships?

Yes, you can still apply for QUT undergraduate scholarships, including the QUT Excellence Scholarships which are awarded on the basis of your ATAR or selection rank. Applications close on 20 November and scholarship offers will commence from December.

What is pass grade in a General subject?

A passing grade is at least a C- or 50%. For example, an IA2/3 mark of 15/30 or 8/15 are minimum passing grades.

What is B grade in a General subject?

A grade of B is equivalent to 70%. For example, an IA2/3 mark of 21/30 or 11/15 are B grades. A grade of B- will not be included in the minimum B grade requirements.

What happens if my marks change from Semester 1 to IA2/3?

We will look at your Semester 1 results separate to your IA2/3 results. For example your B grade subjects in Semester 1 can be different to your B grade subjects in your IA2/3 results; where both IA2/3 results are available the combined total will be used. Further, you will need achieve the required number of passes plus B grades in both your semester 1 and IA2/3 results; ie there is no averaging within or between each set of results.

What if my report card lists numerical marks instead of A-E grades?

If your numerical marks are equivalent to or higher than a pass (50%) or B grade (70%), submit your Semester 1 report card and any interim report cards where available. If you have not received your results for IA2/3, you can submit a screen shot of your QCAA Student Portal (if IA2/3 has been added) or request a formal letter from your school, outlining your results from IA2/3.

I’m unsure if I meet the minimum grade requirements.

Please seek assistance from your school careers adviser, teacher or year level coordinator.

Are international Year 12 students eligible for the scheme?

International Year 12 students studying at a Queensland high school can be considered for the scheme if you have met the eligibility criteria, however the application process is different. Find out more

Are Year 12 students from interstate eligible to apply?

The QUT Year 12 Early Offer Scheme is only available to Year 12 students studying in Queensland.

Will adjustments apply?

As the QUT Early Offer Scheme will use your school results and not your ATAR or selection rank, adjustments will not apply. Should you not be eligible for an early offer, adjustments will apply to your ATAR or selection rank.

If you are applying for the Educational Access Scheme (EAS) and/or the Elite Athlete Entry Scheme you are encouraged to still complete these applications as it could assist you with additional support and possible scholarships

Can I still apply for the QUT scholarships?

Yes, you can still apply for QUT undergraduate scholarships, including the QUT Excellence Scholarships which are awarded on the basis of your ATAR or selection rank. Applications close on 20 November and scholarship offers will commence from December.

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