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QTAC Information Evening Year 12 Hillbrook Anglican School 2008.

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1 QTAC Information Evening Year 12 Hillbrook Anglican School 2008

2 Overview What is QTAC? What is QTAC? How to order the 6 preferences How to order the 6 preferences Upgrading Upgrading Course Fees Course Fees Key Dates Key Dates The QTAC Application Process The QTAC Application Process

3 QTAC Institutions (Qld and northern NSW) Universities Australian Catholic University Australian Catholic University Bond University, Bond University, Central Qld University Central Qld University Griffith University Griffith University James Cook University James Cook University Qld University of Technology Qld University of Technology Southern Cross University Southern Cross University The University of New England The University of New England The University of Qld The University of Qld University of Southern Qld University of Southern Qld University of the Sunshine Coast University of the Sunshine Coast TAFE Queensland Colleges Australian College of Natural Medicine Australian College of Natural Medicine Australian Maritime College Australian Maritime College Qantm College Qantm College Qld Institute of Business and Technology Qld Institute of Business and Technology SAE Institute SAE Institute Christian Heritage College Christian Heritage College

4 Tertiary Entrance is competitive Selection is most often based on Prerequisites Prerequisites OP OPCut-offs Cut-offs are normally not determined by the institution. Cut-offs are normally not determined by the institution. They are the result of the number of places available and the number of applicants. They are the result of the number of places available and the number of applicants. Cut-offs change from year to year Cut-offs change from year to year

5 Changes for 2008 A single annual admissions period Sept 2008 through to July 2009 A single annual admissions period Sept 2008 through to July 2009 Early offers Early offers New information to applicant New information to applicant Scholarship applications through QTAC Scholarship applications through QTAC

6 Every year many well qualified applicants miss out on a place unnecessarily because they do not select and order their course preferences wisely.  To avoid this happening to you, use the following plan as a guide to ordering your preferences : Ordering Preferences

7 ‘Ideal’ Courses Courses you really want, even if your chance of gaining entry is not assured. 1 st 2 nd 3 rd 4 th 5 th 6 th ‘Realistic’ Courses Less competitive courses that provide another way to your chosen career or to a second choice career. They can be used to upgrade to your ‘ideal’ course. ‘Foot-in- the-door’ Courses Courses you are prepared to do if you miss out on all others. They should be courses that in the past have been easy to get into. They can help you upgrade. Ordering Preferences

8 START MONTH From 1 July 2008 QTAC applications open for courses that commence in September 2008 through to July 2009 This means you may select courses that commence February 2009 through to July 2009

9 Firstly, when you select course preferences you will notice that they all have a start month associated with them. For example… PreferenceOrderPreference CQU Bachelor of Music FEBRUARY 2009 START GU Bachelor of Music MARCH 2009 START GU Bachelor of Music Technology MARCH 2009 START GU Bachelor of Popular Music MARCH 2009 START UQ Bachelor of Music MARCH 2009 START UQ Bachelor of Arts MARCH 2009 START

10 Consider START MONTH Courses that commence in Semester 1 must be listed higher than Semester 2 courses to be considered in the January Offer Round.

11 Consider December Round If some of your Semester 1 courses are offered in the December round and others have January as the major offer round you will need to order your courses differently! If some of your Semester 1 courses are offered in the December round and others have January as the major offer round you will need to order your courses differently!

12 As some performing arts courses are offering in December they must be ordered differently If you are applying for a course that has a footnote “December is the major offer round for this course” you must list it first above courses which are offered in January. If you receive an offer in December but this is not your first preference you can conditionally accept it and then list your preferred course above the course you have been offered. This means that if you are offered a higher preference in January you can accept that and, if not, you still have the December offered course.

13 Initial Preferences… OrderPreference Major Offer Round for the course CQU Bachelor of Music FEBRUARY 2009 START December GU Bachelor of Music MARCH 2009 START December QUT Bachelor of Music FEBRUARY 2009 START December GU Bachelor of Popular Music MARCH 2009 START December UQ Bachelor of Music MARCH 2009 START December GU Bachelor of Music Technology MARCH 2009 START January

14 …then rearrange your preferences in preparation for the January offer round. If you have received a December offer – conditionally accept this to still be considered for your new higher preferences, eg

15 ..if you wish to be considered for QUT music (in preference to other courses) you would list your preferences as follows OrderPreference Major Offer Round for the course GU Bachelor of Music Technology MARCH 2009 START January CQU Bachelor of Music FEBRUARY 2009 START December (conditionally accepted) GU Bachelor of Music MARCH 2009 START December QUT Bachelor of Music FEBRUARY 2009 START December GU Bachelor of Popular Music MARCH 2009 START December UQ Bachelor of Music MARCH 2009 START December

16 This ‘timing’ preferencing ensures that you are considered for courses in the earlier major round offer, and then, by updating your preferences, are also considered in future major round offers.

17 Order your Semester 1 courses first before Semester 2 courses as Semester 1 courses will be offered first (generally in January) Order your Semester 1 courses first before Semester 2 courses as Semester 1 courses will be offered first (generally in January) If you fail to secure a place in Semester 1, your Semester 2 preferences will be considered later in the year If you fail to secure a place in Semester 1, your Semester 2 preferences will be considered later in the year If you are considering Semester 1, 2009 and Semester 2, 2009 courses be sure to…

18 If considering Semester 1, 2009 and Semester 2, 2009 courses… PreferenceOrderPreference QUT Bachelor of Business FEBRUARY 2009 START QUT Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Information Technology FEBRUARY 2009 START USQ Bachelor of Business FEBRUARY 2009 START QUT Bachelor of Business JULY 2009 START QUT Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Information Technology JULY 2009 START Diploma of Business – Kangaroo Point JULY 2009 START

19 What if I need a break? In year round applications you can select courses commencing later eg July 2009 start In year round applications you can select courses commencing later eg July 2009 start Most Uni courses have semester 2 entry Most Uni courses have semester 2 entry Alternatively you could apply for a February start course and then, if allowed, request deferment Alternatively you could apply for a February start course and then, if allowed, request deferment

20 Upgrading Bachelor course – can obtain a rank of 93 (approximately OP5) if a GPA of 4.00 (basic pass) is obtained (an OP1 can be achieved with a 6.5+ GPA). Bachelor course – can obtain a rank of 93 (approximately OP5) if a GPA of 4.00 (basic pass) is obtained (an OP1 can be achieved with a 6.5+ GPA). TAFE Advanced Diploma – gives students an equivalent OP 2-6 TAFE Advanced Diploma – gives students an equivalent OP 2-6 TAFE Diploma – gives students an equivalent OP 6-10 TAFE Diploma – gives students an equivalent OP 6-10

21 If considering upgrading make sure you Choose a course you are interested in and committed to studying Choose a course you are interested in and committed to studying Choose a course that is similar to your ideal course so you can receive maximum credit Choose a course that is similar to your ideal course so you can receive maximum credit Can get into the course you want to upgrade with Can get into the course you want to upgrade with Know the course you choose to study will upgrade your rank high enough Know the course you choose to study will upgrade your rank high enough

22 Course Fees   Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) – the Australian Government contributes towards course costs and the student pays a “Student Contribution”   Private Higher Education Providers Students pay full fees

23 Student Contributions by institution per year Band 1 Subjects Band 2 Subjects Band 3 Subjects Teaching and Nursing $4996$7118$8333$3998 Humanities, arts, behavioural science, social science, foreign languages, visual and performing arts Accounting, commerce, administratio n, economics, maths, statistics, computing, built environment, health, engineering, science, surveying, agriculture Law, dentistry, medicine, veterinary science

24 TAFE Queensland Standard Offering (SO) fees are government subsidised Partially Government Funded (PGF) refers to courses that are partially government subsidised Non-standard, fee-based offerings (Fee) are not government subsidised, the student pays the full cost of the course TAFE Queensland fees may vary between institutes Fees must be paid upfront Concessions may apply – consult the relevant TAFE institute for details.

25  Each student is allocated a Student Learning Entitlement (SLE) of 7 years.  After a student has completed 7 years of Commonwealth supported study, they will be required to pay full fees for further study. Student Learning Entitlement

26 1 JulyApplications open 30 Sep Applications must be lodged by 4.30pm 17 Dec Offers released in some creative/performing art courses and a small number of selected courses 20 Dec OPs available 7 Jan Last date to change preferences 15 Jan Major Round Offers 23 Jan Due date to respond to offers 5 FebSecond Round Offers released Key Dates

27 QSA and QTAC Numbers To start your QTAC Application enter your: To start your QTAC Application enter your: QSA Year 12 number ( this number has 11 digits and begins with 07)QSA Year 12 number ( this number has 11 digits and begins with 07) QTAC PIN - initially set to the day and month of your birthQTAC PIN - initially set to the day and month of your birth Once you complete your application, you will receive your QTAC Application number Once you complete your application, you will receive your QTAC Application number CHANGING YOUR QSA PIN DOES NOT CHANGE YOUR QTAC PIN AND VICE VERSA CHANGING YOUR QSA PIN DOES NOT CHANGE YOUR QTAC PIN AND VICE VERSA

28 You can apply using on QTAC’s website:  Current Year 12s use Twelve to Tertiary (TTT) online service at the QTAC website: How do you apply?

29 A demonstration version of TTT is on QTAC’s website  An online application costs $26.00  If your details are correct, lodge your application. Your application is accepted when you see the Confirmation of Lodgement.  PRINT OUT your Confirmation of Lodgement as this contains your QTAC Application Number.  You will not be eligible for an offer if you have QTAC fees outstanding TTT online

30 After applying, access the Current Applicant online service to:  Change your preferences up to three times  View a summary of your application  Change your address and contact details  Change your QTAC PIN  Find out if you have been offered a place  Respond to an offer  Authorise another person to act on your behalf * These services are free to all applicants Current Applicant online service

31 Responding to an Offer AcceptanceAccept Accept but still be considered for higher preference Deferment Apply to defer Apply to defer but still be considered for higher preference RejectionReject Reject but still be considered for higher preference Change of preference Accept but wish to be considered for higher preference Defer but wish to be considered for higher preference Reject and but wish to be considered for higher preference

32 Reminder... If you receive an offer in your new first or second preference in the January offer round, you will lose your original offer If you receive an offer in your new first or second preference in the January offer round, you will lose your original offer If you are unsuccessful in gaining a place in your new first or second preference in the January Offer Round you will retain your original offer If you are unsuccessful in gaining a place in your new first or second preference in the January Offer Round you will retain your original offer

33 Special Entry Schemes UQ Link UQ Link Q-Step QUT Q-Step QUT Special Consideration Special Consideration Commonwealth Learning Scholarships Commonwealth Learning Scholarships University Scholarships University Scholarships

34 Assistance Every Year 12 will have at least one individual interview with Mrs Forbes this term (parents are always welcome) Every Year 12 will have at least one individual interview with Mrs Forbes this term (parents are always welcome) Follow-up QTAC sessions in PSD Follow-up QTAC sessions in PSD TACS – Tertiary Advice and Counselling Service, QTAC TACS – Tertiary Advice and Counselling Service, QTAC University information sessions after OP release University information sessions after OP release Appeal process Appeal process

35 University Information Sessions University of Queensland Monday 22 December St Lucia Campus QUT Real Decisions Tuesday 23 December 2008 Gardens Point campus 10am-3pm


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