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					       2008/2009
  Tertiary Admissions



QTAC procedures for Current
    Year 12 students
                                          Contents


• Who can apply through QTAC?
• What types of courses are available?
• What mode of study can I choose from?
• Where can I apply?
• Where can I find more information about tertiary
  study?
• Important information before you apply – Choosing
  your preferences
                                         Contents (cont.)


•   Course Fees
•   Student Learning Entitlement
•   Key Dates and Offer Dates
•   QTAC, QSA and IB numbers
•   How do I apply?
•   What services are available to me after I apply?
             Who can apply through QTAC?

You can apply through QTAC 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 HL or SL level)
                    What types of courses are
                    available through QTAC?


When you apply through QTAC you may apply for:

•   Selected Certificate courses
•   Diplomas
•   Advanced Diplomas
•   Degrees and Associate Degrees
•   Some post-registration and graduate entry courses
                  What modes of study can I
                            choose from?

Depending on the course, you may have the choice
  of the following study modes:

•   Full-time
•   Part-time
•   External
•   Flexible delivery
                             Where can I apply?

Universities

•   Australian Catholic University
•   Bond University
•   Central Queensland University
•   Griffith University
•   James Cook University
•   Queensland University of Technology
•   Southern Cross University
•   The University of Queensland
•   University of New England
•   University of Southern Queensland
•   University of the Sunshine Coast
                        Where can I apply? (cont.)


TAFE Queensland

Colleges
• Australian College of Natural Medicine
• Australian Maritime College
• Christian Heritage College
• Qantm College
• Queensland Institute of Business and Technology
• SAE Institute
                Where can I find more
     information about tertiary study?


Resources re tertiary courses, institutions and
  application procedures:

• QTAC Guide: Tertiary Courses

• QTAC website – www.qtac.edu.au
      Where can I find more information
               about tertiary study?                (cont.)




• www.goingtouni.gov.au - information about
  Commonwealth loans and scholarships & higher
  education providers

• www.thegoodguides.com.au - tertiary institution
  profiles

• Institutional websites and publications
      Where can I find more information
               about tertiary study?                 (cont.)


Tertiary Advice and Career Planning:

• www.year12whatnext.gov.au - a guide to help Year
  12 students plan their post-school education and
  training

• www.myfuture.edu.au - career information service

• www.jobguide.dest.gov.au - an in-depth look at a
  range of occupations and their education and
  training pathways
   Important information before you apply –
                 Choosing your Preferences

• The OP/QTAC Selection Ranks required for entry
  change from year to year

• Every year many well-qualified applicants miss out
  on a place because they do not choose and order
  their preferences wisely

• To avoid this happening to you, use the following
  information to guide you in ordering your
  preferences:
       Choosing your Preferences (cont.)


• 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
                    Choosing your Preferences (cont.)

                      Preference   Preference
                      Order
Firstly, when you     1            860952 CQU Bachelor of Music
select course                      FEBRUARY 2009 START
preferences you       2            251722 GU Bachelor of Music
will notice that                   MARCH 2009 START
they all have a       3            251752 GU Bachelor of Music Technology
start month                        MARCH 2009 START
associated with       4            235722 GU Bachelor of Popular Music
them. For                          MARCH 2009 START
example…              5            723002 UQ Bachelor of Music
                                   MARCH 2009 START
                      6            707001 UQ Bachelor of Arts
                                   MARCH 2009 START
        Choosing your Preferences (cont.)
If you are only considering Semester 1, 2009
(Feb/March) start courses:


Order your preferences from what you would
most like to do through to your least
preferred course.

Remember you can select up to 6
preferences.
                    Choosing your Preferences (cont.)


1st    „Ideal‟
                       Courses you really want, even if
                       your chance of gaining entry is not
2nd   Courses
                       assured.

3rd                    Less competitive courses that
      „Realistic‟
4th    Courses         provide another way to your
                       chosen career or to a second
                       choice career. They can be used to
5th                    upgrade to your „ideal‟ course.
6th    „Foot-in-
      the-door‟
                       Courses you are prepared to do if
       Courses         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.
         Choosing your Preferences (cont.)



If some of your Semester 1 courses have
December listed as the major offer round while
others have January as the major offer round
you will need to order your courses differently!
          Choosing your Preferences (cont.)
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.
                Choosing your Preferences (cont.)
    Initial Preferences…
Preference   Preference                               Major Offer Round
Order                                                    for the course

1            860952 CQU Bachelor of Music             December
             FEBRUARY 2009 START
2            251722 GU Bachelor of Music              December
             MARCH 2009 START
3            251752 GU Bachelor of Music Technology   December
             MARCH 2009 START
4            235722 GU Bachelor of Popular Music      December
             MARCH 2009 START
5            723002 UQ Bachelor of Music              December
             MARCH 2009 START
6            421512 QUT Bachelor of Music             January
             MARCH 2009 START
        Choosing your Preferences (cont.)



…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
                Choosing your Preferences (cont.)
..if you wish to be considered for QUT music (in preference to other
courses) you would list your preferences as follows
Preference   Preference                               Major Offer Round for
Order
                                                         the course

1            421512 QUT Bachelor of Music             January
             MARCH 2009 START
2            860952 CQU Bachelor of Music             December      (conditionally
             FEBRUARY 2009 START                        accepted)
3            251722 GU Bachelor of Music              December
             MARCH 2009 START
4            251752 GU Bachelor of Music Technology   December
             MARCH 2009 START

5            235722 GU Bachelor of Popular Music      December
             MARCH 2009 START
6            723002 UQ Bachelor of Music              December
             MARCH 2009 START
       Choosing your Preferences (cont.)



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.
         Choosing your Preferences (cont.)

If you are considering Semester 1, 2009 and
Semester 2, 2009 courses be sure to…

• 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
                  Choosing your Preferences (cont.)
    If considering Semester 1, 2009 and Semester
    2, 2009 courses…
Preference   Preference
Order
1            413021 QUT Bachelor of Business
             FEBRUARY 2009 START
2            419202 QUT Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Information Technology
             FEBRUARY 2009 START
3            904011 USQ Bachelor of Business
             FEBRUARY 2009 START
4            413021 QUT Bachelor of Business
             JULY 2009 START
5            419202 QUT Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Information Technology
             JULY 2009 START
6            553632 Diploma of Business – Kangaroo Point
             JULY 2009 START


Note – July start courses are after the
         February start courses
           Choosing your Preferences (cont.)

  What if I need a break?
• In year round applications you can select
  courses commencing later eg July 2009
  start

• Most Uni courses have semester 2 entry

• Alternatively you could apply for a February
  start course and then, if allowed, request
  deferment
                               Course Fees



Course fees vary significantly. You should
therefore consider the course fee type when
choosing your preferences.
                                  Course Fees (cont.)
Public Higher Education Providers:

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) – the
Australian Government contributes towards course
costs and the student pays a “Student Contribution”

•Australian Citizens and Australian Permanent
Residents on a Humanitarian Visa can defer payment
of CSP fees through a HECS-Help loan

•Australian Permanent Residents (except those on a
Humanitarian Visa) and New Zealand Citizens must
pay their CSP fees upfront
      Student Contributions by institution per year#
                         Band 1                    Band 2                    Band 3                Teaching &
                         Subjects                  Subjects                  Subjects              Nursing

ACU                      $4996                     $7118                     $8333                 $3998
AMC                      $4996                     $7118                     $8333
CQU                      $4996                     $7118                     $8333                 $3998
GU                       $4996                     $7118                     $8333                 $3998
JCU                      $4996                     $7118                     $8333                 $3998
QUT                      $4996                     $7118                     $8333                 $3998
SCU                      $4996                     $7118                     $8333                 $3998
UNE                      $4992                     $7112                     $8328                 $3992
UQ                       $4996                     $7118                     $8333                 $3998
USQ                      $4996                     $7118                     $8333                 $3998
USC                      $4996                     $7118                     $8333                 $3998


# All costs are indicative of band level only, and will depend on the individual
subjects/electives chosen. Institution rates for 2008 are still to be confirmed. Please refer to
institution website addresses, which can be found under ‘Institutions’ on the QTAC website,
for further information.
                                  Course Fees (cont.)



• Fee places – the student pays the full cost of the
  course. The Australian Government does NOT
  contribute

• International Students pay full fees
                            Course Fees   (cont.)




Private Higher Education Providers:


• Students pay full fees

• Fees and payment methods vary between
  institutions
                                      Course Fees              (cont.)

  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.
              Student Learning Entitlement
Student Learning Entitlement (SLE)
• Enables students to access a Commonwealth
  Supported Place

• All Australian Citizens, Australian Permanent
  Residents and New Zealand Citizens initially receive
  7 years full-time equivalent SLE

• Once a student has completed 7 years SLE they will
  be required to pay full fees for further study unless
  they successfully gain additional SLE
                                                       Key Dates

                            2008
20 June        QTAC Guide distributed to schools
               Course information available online
1 July         Applications open for 2009 Admissions

30 September   4.30pm Due date for on-time applications
1 October      Higher application fees apply
19 December    Qld Year 12 results mailed by QSA
20 December    QSA Smart OP service available from 9am
31 December    Qld Year 12 students without an OP can find out their
               QTAC OP ineligible Rank
                                                    Key Dates

                          2009

16 January    Offers published in major Qld newspapers
24 February   Twelve-to-Tertiary applications close [2008 Year
              12 students applying after this date use ABW
              (Apply-By-Web)]
                                                            Offers

  Offer rounds for Courses Commencing
             Semester 1, 2009
Offer rounds for Semester 1, 2009   Due date to respond to offer
   courses
4 December 2008                     11 December 2008
17 December 2008                    23 December 2008
15 January    2009                  23 January    2009
5 February 2009                     12 February 2009
12 February - 2 March 2009 -
   remaining course vacancies
                                                                   Offers
    Offer rounds for Courses Commencing
               Semester 2, 2009
Offer rounds for Semester 2, 2009 courses   Due date to respond to offer

4 March 2009                                12 March 2009
25 March 2009                               2 April    2009

22 April   2009                             30 April   2009

13 May     2009                             20 May     2009

3 June 2009                                 9 June 2009

18 June 2009                                25 June 2009

25 June – 31 July 2009 –
remaining course vacancies
                            QTAC and QSA Numbers
To start your QTAC application:

1.   Enter your QSA Year 12 Student Number. This number contains
     11 digits and begins with 07. (NB: It is not the Learner Unique
     Identifier listed on your Senior Statement);

     Or,

     Enter your IB number if you are studying the International
     Baccalaureate in Australia.

2.   Then enter your QTAC PIN – 4 digits, and initially set to the day
     and month of your birth eg if you were born on the fourth of May
     your QTAC PIN would be 0405.
               QTAC and QSA 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 online or select to defer your payment

• Once you have lodged your application you will be
  able to access Current Applicant online services
  using either your QSA Student Number/IB number
  or QTAC Application Number
            QTAC and QSA Numbers (cont.)


• You may wish to change your QTAC PIN to the
  same number you change your QSA PIN to
  make it easier to remember…


       Changing your QSA PIN does not
     change your QTAC PIN and vice versa
                                How do I apply?


• You may complete a demonstration version of
  the online application on the QTAC website

• Current Year 12 students apply using the
  Twelve-to-Tertiary (TTT) online service at the
  QTAC website: www.qtac.edu.au
                              How do I apply? (cont.)
A TTT application costs $26 if lodged before 30
September 2008.

There are 3 ways to pay for your TTT application:
1. Use a credit card when you apply online
2. Purchase a Prepayment Voucher before you
   commence your application online
3. Defer your payment and pay within 10 days of lodging
   your application online. (This service will only be
   available until 30 September.)

   Please note that if payment is deferred, your application
   will not be processed until
   full payment has been received by QTAC.
                                       How do I apply? (cont.)
• Before your application is lodged, you can view a summary of your
  application

• If you are satisfied your application 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 you have
  any outstanding QTAC fees
             What services are available to me
                                 after I apply?
After applying, you can access the Current Applicant
online service to:

• Print your Confirmation of Lodgement and Cover
  Sheets for any supporting documentation you are
  required to submit to QTAC
• View a summary of your application
• Collect QTAC Correspondence electronically
• Authorise another person to act on your behalf
• Pay outstanding QTAC fees
            What services are available to me
                            after I apply? (cont.)

• Change your address and contact details
• Change your QTAC PIN
• Change preferences on 3 separate occasions at no
  extra cost (4th and subsequent changes cost $15.00
  each)
• Check if you have been made an offer
• Respond to an offer
• View information when available about satisfying
  Minimum Entry Requirements such as subject
  prerequisites, auditions, folios etc
What services are available to me after I apply?
                        Responding to an Offer


If you receive an offer you must respond to QTAC by
the date specified on the offer letter.

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.

You can choose from the following response options:
           Responding to an 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 I forfeit my right to the offer in this
  lower preference.
                  Responding to an 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 I forfeit my right to the offer in
  this lower preference.
                  Responding to an Offer (cont.)

Rejection

• I reject this offer and no longer wish to be
  considered in any further offer rounds.

• I reject this offer but still wish to be considered for
  my higher preferences if further offers are made.
                  Responding to an 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 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 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.
               Good Luck !

     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
     via the enquiry service on our website –
                  www.qtac.edu.au

				
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