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

The scheme includes more than 50 single and double degrees from a wide range of study areas including business, creative industries, engineering, health and science.

Important dates

2 August

QTAC applications open.

1 September - 21 October

QUT invitation email sent weekly to eligible applicants.

21 October

Final date to complete your QTAC application to be considered for an early offer invitation.

31 October

Final date to upload supporting documentation to QTAC for guaranteed consideration for 18 November offer round.

24 October - 15 November

Year 12 exam block.

10 November

Approved applicants notified by QTAC email.

15 November

Final date for approved applicants to reorder preferences to ensure an eligible QUT course is listed as your QTAC first preference.

18 November

QTAC early offers released to approved applicants with an eligible QUT course as their first preference.

18 November

Final date to upload supporting documentation to QTAC for guaranteed consideration for 28 November offer round.

28 November

QTAC early offers released to approved applicants with an eligible QUT course as their first preference.

Am I eligible?

The scheme is open to Australian, New Zealand and international students completing Year 12 at a Queensland high school in 2022. This includes:

  • Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) students who either:
    • are completing at least five ATAR General subjects
    • have a completed AQF VET Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme students on an IB Diploma study plan
  • QCE or IB students who have successfully completed two START QUT units.

ATAR Applied subjects and AQF VET Certificate III or IV studies are not considered for the Year 12 Early Offer Scheme. However, you may be eligible for an offer from December if you completed an AQF VET Certificate IV.

Required school results

Our early offer courses are divided into two groups based on the school results you'll need to apply.

QUT courseQCE IB Diploma AQF VET Diploma START QUT
Group 1

You must achieve both:

  • a minimum mark of 70% across IA1, IA2 and IA3 in 3 General subjects
  • a minimum mark of 50% across IA1, IA2 and IA3 in 2 General subjects (including English)

You must achieve both:

  • a minimum of 3 grades of 5 (HL or SL)
  • a minimum of 3 passing grades (HL=3, SL=4) (including English)
Completed VET Diploma Not applicable
Group 2

You must achieve both:

  • a minimum mark of 70% across IA1, IA2 and IA3 in 2 General subjects
  • a minimum mark of 50% across IA1, IA2 and IA3 in 3 General subjects (including English)

You must achieve both:

  • a minimum of 2 grades of 5 (HL or SL)
  • a minimum of 4 passing grades (HL=3, SL=4) (including English)
Completed VET Diploma Completed START QUT with passing grades in two units

If you have already completed a senior subject the final mark will be used. If you are QCE student studying an external senior subject, that subject will only be considered if it is already competed.

Talk to your school careers adviser, teacher or year level coordinator about your options if you’re not sure you’ll meet the requirements.

What courses are included in the scheme?

Group 1

Group 2

My preferred course isn't listed

You can still be considered for your preferred course as part of the usual QTAC offer rounds. However, if you would also like to be considered for an early offer as a back-up, you‘ll need to list one of the eligible courses as your QTAC first preference.

If eligible, you can accept this early offer and then reorder your QTAC preferences to be considered for your preferred course in the December and January offer rounds based on your ATAR or selection rank.

How to apply

Step 1: Apply through QTAC

Complete your QTAC application by 21 October, listing one of our eligible courses in your top three preferences.

Step 2: Receive your invitation

You’ll receive an email inviting you to apply for the scheme.

Invitation emails will be sent out each week. If you’ve only recently selected your preferences, your invitation email may still be pending and will be sent the following week.

You can also view your invitation and other early offer correspondence through your QTAC online application, in the ‘Outstanding Documents’ menu.

Make sure you check your junk and spam email folders and add QTAC to your safe sender list.

Step 3: Upload supporting documentation

When you have received your invitation, upload your supporting documentation to your QTAC application. You must upload your documents by 31 October for the 18 November QTAC offer round. Upload them as one combined PDF attachment.

The final date to provide documentation is 18 November to be considered for the 28 November QTAC offer round.

Supporting documentation

QCE ATAR students

You must show either:

  • a full screenshot of the Results page within your QCAA Student Portal learner (or school portal) account or Learning Account Summary showing:
    • your internal assessment (IA) results for IA1, IA2 and IA3
    • your LUI number
  • QCAA statement of IA results.

Results for Queensland Internal Assessments IA2 and IA3 are due to be available in QCAA Learning Accounts in late October.

If you still have IA results that are yet to appear in your QCAA student portal learner account, the final deadline to upload your supporting documentation is 18 November. Speak with your guidance officer or head of school for assistance.

If eligible you will receive your offer on either 18 November or 28 November, depending on when your results are uploaded and assessed.

Your internal assessment (IA) results will be added together, and an average mark calculated for each subject. For example:

ResultsSubjectIA1IA2IA3EAFinalIA1-3 TotalMark
General English 15/25 17/25 20/25    52/75 69%
General General Maths 18/20 6/15 9/15    33/50 66%
General Accounting 19/25 23/25 15/15    56/65 86%
General Biology 9/10 18/25 7/15    34/50 68%
General - Alternative Sequence Modern History (AS) 16/25 21/25 17/25    54/75 72%
GeneralMusic 20/2013/2024/3512/25B (69) 69%
General - ExtensionMusic Extension (Composition)16/2016/2025/35  56/7575%
Senior external examinationVietnamese    A (90) 90%

Queensland IB Diploma Programme students

Provide a full copy of your school-issued Year 12 End Semester 1 report showing your Year 12 provisional results.

AQF VET Diploma students

Provide your completed award certificate from the AQF VET provider (which is usually not your school).

START QUT students

Declare your START QUT studies in your QTAC application. QTAC will obtain your results directly from QUT.

Documentation we won't accept

You can't upload:

  • screenshots of your Learning Snapshot or TrackEd
  • statements from your school confirming completion of the VET Diploma (unless your school was the provider of your VET Diploma).

Receiving approval

If you've been approved for an early offer, you'll receive email notification on Thursday 10 November. Make sure that you've listed one of our eligible courses as your QTAC first preference by Tuesday 15 November.

Early offers will be released on Friday 18 November. Second round of early offers will be released on Monday 28 November.

If you have another course listed as your first preference, you won't receive an early offer.

Remember to always check your QTAC online application and your email, including your junk and spam folders, so you don't miss out on any advice about your application.

Responding to your early offer

Follow the instructions on your offer email. When you've accepted your early offer through QTAC, you'll then be able to enrol at QUT in early December when enrolment opens.

Don’t ignore your early offer and let it lapse - once QTAC has sent you an offer, they won’t send you a reminder or a follow-up offer.

If you’re 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 you know 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.

You can defer your offer if you want to take time off before starting study.

Other things to consider

Adjustment schemes

As the early offer scheme uses your school results and not your completed ATAR or selection rank, adjustments through the Educational Access Scheme (EAS), Regional, Rural and Remote Adjustment Scheme (RRRAS), Year 12 Subject Scheme or Elite Athlete Entry Scheme can't be applied. If you're not eligible for an early offer, adjustments will apply to your ATAR or selection rank in the December and January offer rounds.

If you’re applying for EAS or the Elite Athlete Entry Scheme, you’re still encouraged to complete these through your QTAC application as it could assist you with possible scholarships and additional support.

QUT scholarships

You can still apply for QUT undergraduate scholarships, including the QUT Excellence Scholarships, which are awarded based on your completed ATAR or selection rank.

QUT offer guarantee

If you’re not successful in receiving an early offer, there are still many options for you to get into QUT using your completed ATAR or selection rank in the December and January offer rounds, including the QUT offer guarantee.

If you receive an ATAR or selection rank equal to or higher than the published offer guarantee, you’re guaranteed a place in the course regardless of the final threshold determined in January. You can assess your eligibility for an offer as soon as you know your ATAR or selection rank.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the early offer scheme, contact us.