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.

Submit your QTAC application by 24 October listing one (or more) of our eligible courses in your top three preferences and you’ll receive an invitation to apply.

Important dates

3 August

QTAC applications open.

1 September - 24 October

QUT invitation email sent weekly to eligible applicants.

24 October

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

31 October

Final date to upload your supporting documentation to QTAC.

25 October - 16 November

Year 12 exam block.

9 November

Approved applicants notified by QTAC email.

16 November

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

19 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 2021. 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, for entry in 2022 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

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

Course Course code
Bachelor of Communication (Advertising and Public Relations) KC40
Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media) KC40
Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)/Bachelor of Information Technology ID10
Bachelor of Communication (Digital Media)/Bachelor of Justice ID09
Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication)/Bachelor of Justice ID09
Bachelor of Communication (Entertainment Industries) KC40
Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) KC40
Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication)/Bachelor of Public Health ID07
Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication)/Bachelor of Science ID11
Bachelor of Creative Industries KK43
Bachelor of Creative Industries/Bachelor of Human Services ID02
Bachelor of Creative Industries/Bachelor of Information Technology ID03
Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) DE43
Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design) DE43
Bachelor of Design (Interaction Design)/Bachelor of Information Technology ID15
Bachelor of Design (Visual Communication) DE43
Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments IN05
Bachelor of Health Information Management PU51
Bachelor of Human Services SW03
Bachelor of Human Services/Bachelor of Justice IX78
Bachelor of Human Services/Bachelor of Public Health HL41
Bachelor of Information Technology IN01
Bachelor of Justice JS34
Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science LS47
Bachelor of Property Economics UD05
Bachelor of Public Health PU52
Bachelor of Science ST01
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Games and Interactive Environments SE90
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Information Technology SE50
Bachelor of Social Work SW04
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science XN50
Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Construction Management) UD01
Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Urban and Regional Planning) UD01
Bachelor of Urban Development (Honours) (Urban and Regional Planning)/Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) SE05

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 24 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.

There will be no QTAC email correspondence during the Year 12 external exam block.

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. Upload them as one combined PDF attachment.

Supporting documentation

QCE ATAR students

You must show either:

  • a full screenshot of your QCAA Student Portal learner account showing:
    • your internal assessment (IA) results for IA1, IA2 and IA3
    • your LUI number
    • the browser URL showing the QCAA web address
  • QCAA statement of IA results.

Confirmed IA results will be released by QCAA to your schools from Tuesday 5 October. You will be able to view your finalised internal assessment results for General subjects in your learning accounts from the following week. Please visit the QCAA QCE website for more information.

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

SubjectIA1IA2IA3TotalMark
English 15/25 17/25 20/25 52/75 69%
General Maths 18/20 6/15 9/15 33/50 66%
Accounting 19/25 18/25 7/15 65/75 87%
Biology 9/10 18/25 7/15 34/50 68%
Modern History 16/25 21/25 17/25 54/75 72%

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 and academic record 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 Tuesday 9 November. Make sure that you've listed one of our eligible courses as your QTAC first preference by Tuesday 16 November.

Early offers will be released on Friday 19 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), 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.