TAFE Queensland has partnered with a number of leading Australian universities to offer you a seamless pathway to further study. Our articulation arrangements mean that many diploma and advanced diploma students can receive credit towards a related degree at one of our partner universities.
Our Adult Tertiary Preparation (ATP) course is for anyone wanting to gain or improve their ranking in order to study at university. ATP is recognised as a Year 12 alternative and is ideal for adults who’ve been away from formal study for some time. Successful completion of the course will allow you to apply to QTAC for a tertiary ranking and will give you the university entrance pre-requisites in English, maths, and science.Learn more
If you need to complete prerequisite courses to get you into your preferred university degree then our Unilearn courses can help. We offer a range of preparatory courses such as Senior Science and Maths A, B and C. Our courses are accredited by universities across Australia and meet university entrance requirements.
Completing any TAFE Queensland certificate III, certificate IV, diploma, advanced diploma, or associate degree may improve your OP score or QTAC selection rank and allow you to get into your dream university degree. Another added benefit of studying this way is that you can start working in your industry straight away, using your certificate or diploma skills while you finish off your degree.
|Course||QTAC selection rank*||Maximum QTAC selection rank (using PLA)|
|Certificate III||68 (approx. OP 15)||82 (approx. OP 9)|
|Certificate IV||74 (approx. OP 12)||89 (approx. OP 6)|
|Diploma||82 (approx. OP 9)||91 (approx. OP 5)|
|Advanced Diploma / Associate Degree||91 (approx. OP 5)||98 (approx. OP 2)|
|Course||Maximum QTAC selection rank (not using STAT^)||Maximum QTAC selection rank (using STAT^)|
|Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation||91 (approx. OP 5)||98 (approx. OP 2)|
* Based on grade point average (GPA) equivalent of 4.
^ The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT).
NOTE: QUT and Griffith University currently allocate a minimum rank of 87 (approx. OP 7) and 91 (approx. OP 5) for a completed Diploma and Advanced Diploma respectively.
In addition to TAFE Queensland's own accredited specialist degree qualifications, we have partnered with some of Australia's leading universities to deliver contemporary degrees in a practical, job-focused learning environment.
You will graduate with either a TAFE Queensland, University of Canberra or Federation University degree along with the hands-on skills and applied learning that makes TAFE Queensland graduates so highly sought after by employers.
Our diploma-to-degree pathways mean that you can also complete a diploma and bachelor degree in the time it usually takes to complete a degree alone. You'll graduate ahead of the pack with academic knowledge backed up by real-world skills.
Whilst studying this way could save you time and money, it will give you a head start in the job market allowing you to put your diploma skills into practice in the industry while you complete your degree qualification.