2QTAC procedures for Current Year 12 students 2013/2014 Tertiary AdmissionsQTAC procedures for CurrentYear 12 students
3Contents 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
4Contents (cont.) Course Fees Key Dates and Offer Dates QTAC, LUI, IB, and Interstate student numbersHow do I apply?What services are available to me after I apply?How do I respond to an offer of a tertiary course?
5Who can apply through QTAC? You can apply through QTAC for tertiary courses if you are:An Australian or international student completing Year 12 in AustraliaAchieving 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)
6Courses available through QTAC The following types of courses may be offered through QTAC:Selected Certificate coursesDiplomasAdvanced DiplomasDegrees and Associate DegreesSome post-registration, graduate entry and post graduate courses (not available to Year 12 students)
7What modes of study can I choose from? Depending on the course, you may have the choice of the following study modes:Full-timePart-timeExternalFlexible delivery
8Where can I apply to? Universities: Australian Catholic University Australian Maritime CollegeBond University (Medicine programs only)CQUniversityGriffith UniversityJames Cook UniversityQueensland University of TechnologySouthern Cross University (mostly on-campus courses only)The University of QueenslandUniversity of New England (on-campus courses only)University of Southern QueenslandUniversity of the Sunshine Coast
9Where can I apply to? (cont.) Southbank Institute of TechnologyTAFE QueenslandColleges:Christian Heritage CollegeQueensland Institute of Business and Technology
10More information about tertiary study Resources regarding tertiary courses, institutions and application procedures:QTAC Guide to Tertiary CoursesQTAC website –
11More information about tertiary study (cont.) - information about Commonwealth loans and scholarships and higher education providers- tertiary institution profilesInstitution websites and publications
12More information about tertiary study (cont.) Tertiary Advice and Career Planning:- career information service. Select ‘Year 12 – What Next?’- an in-depth look at a range of occupations and their education and training pathways
13Choosing your preferences 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 and Semester(NB: Year 12s cannot select courses that commence Semester 3, 2013.)
14Choosing your preferences (cont.) You can choose up to six course preferences for each offer round.Make sure you satisfy the Minimum Entry Requirements for eachcourse 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.)
15Choosing 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.
16Choosing your preferences (cont.) Step 1List your preferred order2 Steps:Step 2Check the Major Offer Round for each preference.Reorder if necessary according to Major Offer Round Date
17List your preferred order… Choosing your preferences (cont.)Step 1List your preferred order…
18Choosing your preferences (cont.) Step 1‘Ideal’Courses1st2nd3rd4th5th6th‘Realistic’‘Foot-in-The-Door’ CoursesCourses 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.
19Choosing 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 theirMajor Offer Round in January.A small number of courses have theirMajor Offer Round in December.
20Check the Major Offer Round for each preference. Choosing your preferences (cont.)Step 2Check the Major Offer Round for each preference.Reorder if necessary
21Choosing your preferences (cont.) Step 2:Do all your preferenceshave the sameMajor Offer Round Date ?YesEnter your preferencesin their current orderIdeal – Realistic – Foot-in-the-door
22Do all your preferences Re-order according to Major Offer Round Date Choosing your preferences (cont.)Step 2: (cont.)Do all your preferenceshave the sameMajor Offer Round ?NoRe-order according to Major Offer Round Date
23Choosing your preferences (cont.) 3/22/2017Choosing your preferences (cont.)Ordering Preferences ExampleDecember Major Offer Round courses must be first, ie…
24Choosing your preferences (cont.) If in the December offer round the applicant is offered their December Major Offer Round preference ieBrisbane Uni - B Actingthe 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…
25Choosing your preferences (cont.) 3/22/2017Choosing your preferences (cont.)Reminder…You will only be considered in subsequent offer rounds for courses listed above any previously offered courses.
26Choosing your preferences (cont.) 3/22/2017Choosing 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).
27Choosing your preferences (cont.) 3/22/2017Choosing 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.
28Choosing your preferences (cont.) Applying for Semester 2 Start CoursesIf 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).
29Choosing 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.
30Choosing your preferences (cont.) What if I need a break?You can select courses commencing Semester only if you wish.Alternatively you could apply for a course commencing Semester and then, if allowed, request deferment.Be aware that most courses are harder to get into in Semester 2.
31Course feesCourse fees vary significantly. You should therefore consider the course fee type when choosing your preferences.
32Course fees (cont.)Public universities - Commonwealth supported places (CSP)Commonwealth supported places (CSP) are offered at public institutions to:Australian citizensNew Zealand citizensHolders of a permanent visaThe 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.
33Estimated Student contribution range for 2013* Course fees (cont.)Student contributions per yearBandEstimated Student contribution range for 2013*Band 1 humanities, behavioural science, clinical psychology, education, nursing, social studies, foreign languages, visual and performing arts$0 to $5868Band 2 computing, built environment, allied health, other health, engineering, surveying, agriculture, mathematics, statistics, science$0 to $8363Band 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).
34Course fees (cont.) Private Higher Education Providers: Students pay full feesFees and payment methods vary between institutions
35Course fees (cont.)TAFE Queensland and Southbank Institute of Technology:Students are required to contribute to the cost of their program in all offeringsPartially government funded (PGF) - the program is a partially government subsidised program and upfront student contributions will apply orFee-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.)
36Key Dates 2013 1 August Applications open for 2013/2014 Admissions 27 SeptemberDue date for on-time applications Many courses with fixed closing dates close today28 SeptemberHigher application fees from today11 DecemberDue date to apply for 16 January offer round14 DecemberQld Year 12 results and Ops available online on QSA’sStudent Connect website16 DecemberDue date to submit documentation for 16 January offer round30 DecemberQld Year 12 students without an OP who are QTAC applicants can find out their OP ineligible Rank via QTAC’s Current Applicant online serviceExplain the steps in the application and offer process. Note that this timeline applies to current Year 12 students. Not all steps in the timeline apply to other applicants.Explain that Year 12s will not be given an extra week to submit ‘on time’ applications this year.Note the period between receiving the SEP and the last date to change preferences – not long, a lot happening (Christmas, etc), so students should do most of their planning before they leave school. However, knowing that they can review their application after the release of the SEP does take some of the pressure off students.Distribute handout, Sequence of Events, and discuss.MORNING TEA
37Key Dates (cont.) 2014 8 January Final date to change, add, move, or delete preferences for 16 January offer round22 JanuaryDue date to apply for 6 February offer round23 JanuaryDue date to submit documentation for 6 February offer round30 JanuaryFinal date to change, add, move, or delete preferences for 6 February offer round25 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 round29 MayFinal date to change, add, move, or delete preferences for 5 June offer round
38Offer rounds for 2014 courses Key Dates - OffersSEMESTEROffer rounds for 2014 coursesOffer rounds for 2014 coursesDue date to respond to offer28 November 20135 December 201312 December 201319 December 201316 January 201423 January 20146 February 201413 February 201414 February – 4 March, 2014 – remaining course vacancies
39Key Dates – Offers (cont.) SEMESTEROffer Rounds for 2014 Courses (cont.)Offer rounds for 2014 courses (cont.)Due date to respond to offer (cont.)13 March 201420 March 20141 May 20148 May 20145 June 201412 June 201419 June 201426 June 201427 June – 11 July, 2014 – remaining course vacancies
40QTAC, LUI, IB, & Interstate Student Numbers To start your QTAC application: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.
41QTAC, LUI, IB, & Interstate Student Numbers (cont.) 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 BPAY®.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.® Registered to BPAY Pty Ltd ABN
42QTAC, LUI, IB, & Interstate Student Numbers (cont.) 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
43How do I apply?Current Year 12 students apply using the online Twelve to Tertiary application service at the QTAC websiteView the Training Movie and complete a Demonstration application when these services are available on the QTAC website (late July).
44How do I apply? (cont.) Twelve to Tertiary application cost: $ if lodged and paid for by 27 September 2013$ if lodged and paid for from 28 September 2013There are 3 ways to pay for your QTAC application:Use a credit card when you apply onlineBPAY your application fee when you apply onlineUse a Prepayment Voucher (your school or institution may arrange)Please note that if payment is made by BPAY, your application will not be processed until full payment has been received at QTAC.
45How do I apply? (cont.)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.
46Services available after applying After applying, you can access the Current Applicantonline service to:Change your address and other contact detailsChange your QTAC PINAuthorise another person to act on your behalf in regard to your applicationFind QTAC correspondencePay QTAC feesChange preferences
47Services available after applying (cont.) Find out if you meet the minimum entry requirements for each course preferenceTrack the assessment of your qualifications and monitor supporting documentation requirementsView 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 institution’s website to enable you to enrol online; other institutions will post or enrolment information.View your OP ineligible rank from 30 December (Qld school-leavers who are not QTAC applicants can phone QTAC to find out their OP ineligible rank).
48Responding to a tertiary offer 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:
49Responding to a tertiary offer (cont.) AcceptanceI accept this offer and no longer wish to be considered in any further offer roundsI 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.
50Responding to a tertiary offer (cont.) DefermentI 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.
51Responding to a tertiary offer (cont.) RejectionI 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.
52Responding to a tertiary offer (cont.) Change of PreferenceI 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.
53Good Luck!Best wishes for your Year 12 studies! If you have any enquiries regarding your QTAC application, please contact us on 1300 GO QTAC ( ) or via the enquiry service on our website –