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Students who will be 17 years or older at the end of 2018

These students may sit as many subjects as they wish and do not have to apply for eligibility.

Students who will be 16 years or younger at the end of 2018

These students may sit as many subjects as they wish if they have previously completed Year 12 and received a Senior Statement or Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE).

All others aged 16 years or younger must complete an eligibility form. A completed eligibility form should be sent to the QCAA before tuition begins.


Adult students can sit examinations without tuition but it is not recommended. Students can enrol at a teaching centre or an ethnic school, study with a private tutor or study independently.

Registration closing dates and fees

Adult student registration closing date: 30 June. The fee is $63.30 per subject.

An online registration form will be available from 1 June.

Registrations received after 30 June will not be accepted unless there are exceptional and unavoidable circumstances. If a late registration is accepted, the fee will be $69.45 per subject.


2018 Statements of Results will be posted to candidates on Friday 14 December.

Adult students are not eligible for an Overall Position (OP). The Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) will allocate a selection rank for those applying for tertiary entrance in Queensland. Contact QTAC for more information.

Guide for adult students

The 2018 Guide for adult students provides an overview of the Senior External Examination.

  • 2018 Guide for adult students (coming soon)

Updating details/more information

Email or phone (07) 3120 6180.

Last updated: 6 March 2018

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