Overview of the Program
The Alternative Entry Scheme is designed to assist Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants who are interested in pursuing tertiary education.
In addition to gaining entry on the basis of your Overall Position (OP), or other entrance score, there is the opportunity to apply for admission through UQ’s Alternative Entry Scheme. The Alternative Entry application process considers a range of factors in addition to formal education and will consider factors such as your employment history, academic abilities, personal interests and references.
How to Apply
To apply for the Alternative Entry Scheme, applicants must:
1. Have identified on their QTAC application as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander;
2. Have listed UQ as a preference in their QTAC application. QTAC sends us (UQ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit) a record of all UQ applicants that have identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. We will then send you an Alternative Entry Scheme application package;
3. Complete and send the Alternative Entry Scheme Application Form to UQ’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.
What happens to your Alternative Entry Scheme Application Form
A member of the Student Relations Team of the UQ ATSIS Unit will contact you to confirm receipt of your application.
Applications for Alternative Entry are then assessed by the University. This process includes consultation between the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, the relevant Faculty and the President of the Academic Board.
For further information, please contact Manager, Student Services:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit
The University of Queensland
Telephone: (07) 3365 6309
Fax: (07) 3365 6855