Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) will calculate ATARs for Queensland school leavers.
The ATAR is calculated based on an aggregate of scaled results from your five best ATAR eligible inputs, from the following three different schemes:
- Five General* subjects (at Units 3 and 4**); or
- Four General subjects (at Units 3 and 4) plus an Applied*** subject (at Units 3 and 4); or
- Four General subjects (at Units 3 and 4) plus one completed VET qualification at Certificate III level or above.
Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) then provides QTAC with students subject results (Units 3 and 4 only) and completed VET qualifications. The subject scaling process is undertaken, and students are placed in a descending order of merit based on their best five subject aggregates.
Further information is available on the QTAC webpage.
* General subjects are suited to students who are interested in pathways beyond senior secondary schooling that lead to tertiary studies and to pathways for vocational education and training and work.
**Units 3 / 4 are typically studied in Year 12
*** Applied subjects are suited to students who are primarily interested in pathways beyond senior secondary schooling that lead to vocational education and training or work.