Alternative pathways to entry
Satisfying subject prerequisites
Applicants who do not satisfy all the prerequisites requirements can undertake one of the following options:
- Complete the required subject(s) within Senior External Examinations or an approved bridging program (eg Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (CATP)) For further information, please click here page. Or,
- Gain required prerequisites by completing approved courses in another bachelor program. Click here for more information.
Improving entry ranks
There are a number of options available to applicants to gain a more competitive entry rank for tertiary admissions. The pathway ultimately chosen will depend on existing qualifications and the competitiveness of the desired program. Possible pathways include:
- Repeating Year 12 at a secondary school in Australia or a recognised secondary matriculation program overseas;
- Completing Senior External Examination subjects through Queensland Studies Authority;
- Completing bridging studies (e.g. Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation);
- Undertaking diploma or advanced diploma studies;
- Applying on the basis of Alternative Entry provisions through QTAC;
- Accepting a place in another, less competitive bachelor degree program and completing at least one full-time year of study. This process is called upgrading.