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2013/2014 Tertiary Admissions QTAC procedures for Current Year 12 students
Who can apply through QTAC? What types of courses are available? What modes of study can I choose from? Where can I apply to? Where can I find more information about tertiary study? Important information before you apply – choosing your preferences Contents
Course Fees Key Dates and Offer Dates QTAC, LUI, IB, and Interstate student numbers How do I apply? What services are available to me after I apply? How do I respond to an offer of a tertiary course? Contents (cont.)
You can apply through QTAC for tertiary courses if you are: An Australian or international student completing Year 12 in Australia Achieving an OP or a QTAC Selection Rank (if you are OP ineligible) Completing an IB Diploma or partially completing an IB Diploma (at least five subjects at either Higher Level or Standard Level) Who can apply through QTAC?
The following types of courses may be offered through QTAC: Selected Certificate courses Diplomas Advanced Diplomas Degrees and Associate Degrees Some post-registration, graduate entry and post graduate courses (not available to Year 12 students) Courses available through QTAC
Depending on the course, you may have the choice of the following study modes: Full-time Part-time External Flexible delivery What modes of study can I choose from?
Universities: Australian Catholic University Australian Maritime College Bond University (Medicine programs only) CQUniversity Griffith University James Cook University Queensland University of Technology Southern Cross University (mostly on-campus courses only) The University of Queensland University of New England (on-campus courses only) University of Southern Queensland University of the Sunshine Coast Where can I apply to?
Southbank Institute of Technology TAFE Queensland Colleges: Christian Heritage College Queensland Institute of Business and Technology Where can I apply to? (cont.)
Resources regarding tertiary courses, institutions and application procedures: QTAC Guide to Tertiary Courses QTAC website – www.qtac.edu.auwww.qtac.edu.au More information about tertiary study
www.studyassist.gov.au - information about Commonwealth loans and scholarships and higher education providers www.studyassist.gov.au www.gooduniguide.com.au - tertiary institution profiles www.gooduniguide.com.au Institution websites and publications More information about tertiary study (cont.)
Tertiary Advice and Career Planning: www.myfuture.edu.au - career information service. Select Year 12 – What Next? www.myfuture.edu.au www.jobguide.deewr.gov.au - an in-depth look at a range of occupations and their education and training pathways www.jobguide.deewr.gov.au More information about tertiary study (cont.)
From 1 August 2013 QTAC applications open for courses that commence in September 2013 through to July 2014. Year 12s may select courses that commence Semester 1 2014 and Semester 2 2014. (NB: Year 12s cannot select courses that commence Semester 3, 2013.) Choosing your preferences
You can choose up to six course preferences for each offer round. Make sure you satisfy the Minimum Entry Requirements for each course preference. Include a range of courses with varying levels of competitiveness ie cut-offs. Cut-offs may change from year to year, from semester to semester and from offer round to offer round. Use previous cut-offs as a guide only. After lodging your application, you can change your preferences. (First 3 changes of preference - free; fourth and subsequent changes of preference - $34 each.) Choosing your preferences (cont.)
It is essential that you order your preferences carefully. In any offer round, you can only receive one offer and this would be your highest eligible preference. Choosing your preferences (cont.)
Step 2 Check the Major Offer Round for each preference. Reorder if necessary according to Major Offer Round Date Step 1 List your preferred order Choosing your preferences (cont.) 2 Steps:
Step 1 List your preferred order… Choosing your preferences (cont.)
Courses you really want, even if your chance of gaining entry is not assured. 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. 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. Ideal Courses 1 st 2 nd 3 rd 4 th 5 th 6 th Realistic Courses Foot-in- The-Door Courses Choosing your preferences (cont.) Step 1
Choosing your preferences (cont.) It is important that your course preferences are considered in the Major Offer Round for that course. Most Semester 1 courses have their Major Offer Round in January. A small number of courses have their Major Offer Round in December.
Choosing your preferences (cont.) Step 2 Check the Major Offer Round for each preference. Reorder if necessary
Do all your preferences have the same Major Offer Round Date ? Yes Enter your preferences in their current order Ideal – Realistic – Foot-in-the-door Choosing your preferences (cont.) Step 2:
Do all your preferences have the same Major Offer Round ? No Re-order according to Major Offer Round Date Choosing your preferences (cont.) Step 2: (cont.)
December Major Offer Round courses must be first, ie… Choosing your preferences (cont.) Ordering Preferences Example
Choosing your preferences (cont.) If in the December offer round the applicant is offered their December Major Offer Round preference ie Brisbane Uni - B Acting the applicant can Conditionally Accept this offer and rearrange their preferences so they will be considered for the courses they really want, which are offered in January…
Reminder… You will only be considered in subsequent offer rounds for courses listed above any previously offered courses. Choosing your preferences (cont.)
You do not need to change this order for any top up offer rounds in February and March (unless you have courses with different Major Offer Rounds such as Bond Uni with a Major Offer Round in March). Choosing your preferences (cont.)
Finally, year round admissions means… If you do not receive an offer in your preferred course in January, February or March 2014, you have more options. You can keep your QTAC application active after the Semester 1 offer rounds through to July 2014. You can conditionally accept an offer in January or February (and even begin that course), change your preferences to include Semester 2 courses and be considered for your new higher preferences in the June Major Offer Round. Choosing your preferences (cont.)
Applying for Semester 2 Start Courses If you make a firm response in Semester 1, and then change your mind, you do not submit a new application. Instead, just login to your application using your application number and PIN and change your preferences to include Semester 2 courses. Your new Semester 2 courses must be listed above your previously offered course(s). Choosing your preferences (cont.)
To give yourself the maximum opportunity to get the offer you want make use of all six preferences for Semester 1 courses, then change your preferences after Semester 1 offer rounds if you wish to be considered for Semester 2 courses. Choosing your preferences (cont.)
What if I need a break? You can select courses commencing Semester 2 2014 only if you wish. Alternatively you could apply for a course commencing Semester 1 2014 and then, if allowed, request deferment. Be aware that most courses are harder to get into in Semester 2. Choosing your preferences (cont.)
Course fees vary significantly. You should therefore consider the course fee type when choosing your preferences. Course fees
Public universities - Commonwealth supported places (CSP) Course fees (cont.) Commonwealth supported places (CSP) are offered at public institutions to: Australian citizens New Zealand citizens Holders of a permanent visa The Australian Government contributes towards course costs for Commonwealth supported students. Students also pay a student contribution. This student contribution may be borrowed from the Commonwealth government under the HECS-HELP Scheme. Please note since 1 January 2013, a person is not eligible for Commonwealth support or a HELP loan if a higher education provider reasonably expects the person will not undertake any of their courses in Australia.
Student contributions per year Course fees (cont.) BandEstimated Student contribution range for 2013* Band 1 humanities, behavioural science, clinical psychology, education, nursing, social studies, foreign languages, visual and performing arts $0 to $5868 Band 2 computing, built environment, allied health, other health, engineering, surveying, agriculture, mathematics, statistics, science $0 to $8363 Band 3 dentistry, medicine, veterinary science, accounting, administration, economics, commerce, law $0 to $9792 * Costs are indicative and will depend on the individual subjects chosen. The student contributions shown are for first year full-time students. Student contributions are indexed each year according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
Private Higher Education Providers: Students pay full fees Fees and payment methods vary between institutions Course fees (cont.)
Students are required to contribute to the cost of their program in all offerings Partially government funded (PGF) - the program is a partially government subsidised program and upfront student contributions will apply or Fee-based (fee) – FEE-HELP or VET FEE-HELP may be available for the program (See more detail in the Guide and on the QTAC website or contact the relevant institute directly.) TAFE Queensland and Southbank Institute of Technology: Course fees (cont.)
1 AugustApplications open for 2013/2014 Admissions 27 SeptemberDue date for on-time applications Many courses with fixed closing dates close today 28 SeptemberHigher application fees from today 11 DecemberDue date to apply for 16 January offer round 14 DecemberQld Year 12 results and Ops available online on QSAs Student ConnectStudent Connect website 16 DecemberDue date to submit documentation for 16 January offer round 30 DecemberQld Year 12 students without an OP who are QTAC applicants can find out their OP ineligible Rank via QTACs Current Applicant online serviceCurrent Applicant online service 2013 Key Dates
8 JanuaryFinal date to change, add, move, or delete preferences for 16 January offer round 22 JanuaryDue date to apply for 6 February offer round 23 JanuaryDue date to submit documentation for 6 February offer round 30 JanuaryFinal date to change, add, move, or delete preferences for 6 February offer round 25 FebruaryTwelve-to-Tertiary applications close. (2013 Year 12 students who have not previously applied lodge applications via Apply By Web after this date.) 23 MayDue date to apply or submit documentation for 5 June offer round 29 MayFinal date to change, add, move, or delete preferences for 5 June offer round 2014 Key Dates (cont.)
Offer rounds for 2014 courses Due date to respond to offer 28 November 20135 December 2013 12 December 201319 December 2013 16 January 201423 January 2014 6 February 201413 February 2014 14 February – 4 March, 2014 – remaining course vacancies SEMESTER 1 2014 Key Dates - Offers
Offer Rounds for 2014 Courses (cont.) Offer rounds for 2014 courses (cont.)Due date to respond to offer (cont.) 13 March 201420 March 2014 1 May 20148 May 2014 5 June 201412 June 2014 19 June 201426 June 2014 27 June – 11 July, 2014 – remaining course vacancies SEMESTER 2 2014 Key Dates – Offers (cont.)
QTAC, LUI, IB, & Interstate Student Numbers If you are studying Year 12 in Queensland enter your LUI (Learner Unique Identifier). If you are completing the International Baccalaureate (IB) select the relevant option and enter your IB number. If you are completing an Australian Year 12 qualification and some IB subjects select the option which relates to your main qualification. If you are studying Year 12 interstate select the state and enter your Year 12 number. Then enter your QTAC PIN. To start your QTAC application:
®. Your QTAC Application Number will be printed on your Prepayment Voucher or given to you within your QTAC online application if you pay by credit card or B PAY ®. Once you have lodged your application you will be able to access Current Applicant online services using either your Queensland LUI / your IB Number / your Interstate Year 12 Number, or your QTAC Application Number. QTAC, LUI, IB, & Interstate Student Numbers (cont.) ® Registered to B PAY Pty Ltd ABN 69 079 137 518
You may wish to change your QTAC PIN (initially it is set to the day and month of your birth eg 0405 if your birthday is the fourth of May). Changing your QSA, IB or Interstate Student PIN does not change your QTAC PIN and vice versa QTAC, LUI, IB, & Interstate Student Numbers (cont.)
Current Year 12 students apply using the online Twelve to Tertiary application service at the QTAC website www.qtac.edu.au www.qtac.edu.au View the Training Movie and complete a Demonstration application when these services are available on the QTAC website (late July). How do I apply?
There are 3 ways to pay for your QTAC application: 1.Use a credit card when you apply online 2.BPAY your application fee when you apply online 3.Use a Prepayment Voucher (your school or institution may arrange) Twelve to Tertiary application cost: $34.00 if lodged and paid for by 27 September 2013 $109.00 if lodged and paid for from 28 September 2013 How do I apply? (cont.) Please note that if payment is made by BPAY, your application will not be processed until full payment has been received at QTAC.
Before your application is lodged, you can view a summary of your application. If you are satisfied your application and qualification details are correct, you can then lodge your application. Your application is not lodged until you see the Confirmation of Lodgement page. Be sure to print your Confirmation of Lodgement as it is proof of lodgement and has your QTAC Application Number on it. Please note that you will not be eligible for an offer if any QTAC fees are outstanding. How do I apply? (cont.)
Change your address and other contact details Change your QTAC PIN Authorise another person to act on your behalf in regard to your application Find QTAC correspondence Pay QTAC fees Change preferences After applying, you can access the Current Applicant online service to: Services available after applying
Find out if you meet the minimum entry requirements for each course preference Track the assessment of your qualifications and monitor supporting documentation requirements View and print cover sheets for documentation that you need to provide to QTAC (if any) Find out if you have received an offer and respond to the offer. For some institutions, a link will be provided to the institutions website to enable you to enrol online; other institutions will post or email enrolment information. View your OP ineligible rank from 30 December 2013. (Qld school- leavers who are not QTAC applicants can phone QTAC to find out their OP ineligible rank). Services available after applying (cont.)
If you receive an offer you must respond to QTAC by the date specified. If you do not respond to an offer by the lapse date you may lose your right to that offer and you will not be considered for any other courses. Applicants can respond to an offer via Current Applicant online services. There are a number of response options available: Responding to a tertiary offer
Responding to a tertiary offer (cont.) Acceptance I accept this offer and no longer wish to be considered in any further offer rounds I accept this offer and wish to be considered for my higher preferences if further offers are made. I understand that if I am offered a higher preference for this semester I forfeit my right to the offer in this lower preference.
Responding to a tertiary offer (cont.) Deferment I apply for deferment of this place and no longer wish to be considered in any further offer rounds. I apply for deferment of this place and wish to be considered for my higher preferences if further offers are made. I understand that if I am offered a higher preference for this semester I forfeit my right to the offer in this lower preference.
Rejection I reject this offer and no longer wish to be considered in any further offer rounds. I reject this offer and wish to be considered for new higher preferences if further offers are made. Responding to a tertiary offer (cont.)
Change of Preference I accept this offer and wish to be considered for new higher preferences if further offers are made. I understand that if I am offered a higher preference for this semester I forfeit my right to the offer in this lower preference. I apply for deferment of this place and wish to be considered for new higher preferences if further offers are made. I understand that if I am offered a higher preference for this semester I forfeit my right to the offer in this lower preference. I reject this offer but wish to be considered for new higher preferences if further offers are made.
Best wishes for your Year 12 studies! If you have any enquiries regarding your QTAC application, please contact us on 1300 GO QTAC (1300 467 822) or via the enquiry service on our website – www.qtac.edu.au Good Luck!