The QCAA has produced a series of publications that explain the tertiary entrance process (see below).
Students seeking advice on tertiary entrance should start with their school's guidance officer or student adviser. The QCAA's Student Connect website is also a great source of information on tertiary options and career pathways.
Staff at universities and TAFE colleges can provide information on course content and options; they can be contacted directly or by attending open days. Private career counsellors are another option, and will, for a fee, help define career goals and develop a study plan.
The QTAC website provides information on how to apply for tertiary entrance. The QTAC Guide to Tertiary Courses is sent to Queensland schools mid-year for distribution to all Year 12 students and can also be purchased from QTAC and newsagencies.
Student Connect magazine
Student Connect magazine gives Year 12 students information about their senior studies, OPs, tertiary entrance, key dates, apprenticeships and more.
- OP Fast Facts (PDF, 342 kB)
Calculating OPs: The basic principles (PDF, 241 kB)
Information on the calculation and use of OPs, subject achievement indicators and scaling.
Visa student procedures: Equivalent OPs and FPs (PDF, 183 kB)
Detailed information for schools on the procedures used to calculate equivalent OPs and FPs
Eligibility for Field Positions (FPs) (PDF, 43 kB)
Detailed information for schools about determining eligibility for FPs
Procedures for calculating OPs and FPs (PDF, 62 kB)
This paper provides technical information on the processes that the QCAA uses to calculate OPs and FPs for tertiary entrance.
- Guideline for determining OPs and FPs (PDF, 401 kB)
Last reviewed: 18 July 2014