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Apply for Head Start program

Become ahead of the game and apply to study a Head Start course. Get started by following our simple step-by-step process.
1. Find your course
Search Head Start courses from a variety of study areas to see what interests you.
Head Start courses
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It is recommended that applications are submitted prior to the start of semester for the best chance of success in the Head Start program. Check the Head Start key dates for semester start dates and application closing dates.
Head Start key dates
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To apply for Head Start you must:

  • be studying in Year 10 (from semester 2), 11 or 12
  • achieve a minimum B average (70% or higher)
  • have a minimum of 3 high school student subjects on a relevant Education report card
  • have permission from your parent/guardian and school or education

Take a look at the Head Start Guidelines for further information.

Head Start Guidelines
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Your parents/guardian and school Principal or Head Start Coordinator need to give permission for you to study Head Start by completing the Head Start Academic Approval Form.
Head Start application form
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Apply online directly to USQ for your chosen Head Start course. Once in the application, type 'USQ Head Start' in the search box to get started.

Supporting documents

Attach the Academic Approval Form and a copy of your latest graded report card to the application. These documents help us to verify that you meet the entry requirements.

You will be emailed a reference number once you submit your application and notified via email the outcome of your applicated within 10 business days. You can check the progress of your application at any time by logging into your USQ Direct Entry application.

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New to USQ

There is a lot to remember as you transition into university study. To help we have developed some simple New to USQ Checklists and online orientation so you can stay on top of your studies.

USQ Systems

View our step-by-step video on how to find your way around USQ study systems.

Exam centres

Remember to enter the correct exam centre when you get started with your studies. Take a look at our step-by-step guide to  updating your exam centre.

Do you have questions? The iConnect service offers you all of the services you need while studying at USQ, in one place.

Future Teachers Bursary

Are you applying for an education Head Start course? Discover if you are eligible to apply for a Future Teachers Bursary through Teach Queensland.

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