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If you wish to undertake tertiary study in Queensland, but are not OP-eligible, you can apply to QTAC for a selection rank, which is an alternative method of tertiary entrance. This selection rank is not accepted in other states and territories in Australia.

What is a selection rank?

A selection rank is a rank based on the achievement in your best 20 semesters or the equivalent on your Senior Statement.

How are selection ranks calculated?

Selection ranks for OP-ineligible students are calculated using a schedule developed by QCAA and QTAC in consultation with tertiary institutions.

Selection ranks are made up from your results in a mixture of Authority subjects, and/or Authority-registered subjects, and/or vocational education units of competency/modules undertaken in Years 11 and 12. Only the best 20 semester units of study are used.

If you sit the QCS Test your test results will be used in the calculation of your selection rank. If you achieve a D result or better in the QCS Test your selection rank may be moderated upwards.

The maximum selection rank you can get is around 90 (equivalent to an OP 6).

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Last updated: 06-Jun-2017