QTAC applications have past their September 30 deadline but changes and applications can still be made for a fee.
QTAC applications have past their September 30 deadline but changes and applications can still be made for a fee. Contributed

Thousands apply for tertiary study

HUNDREDS of Year 12 students have been going online, while others have been visiting the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre this week to meet the deadline for tertiary study applications places.

The on-time due date was September 30, but QTAC acting CEO Pat Smith said there was still time to get applications in.

More than 6000 last minute applications from across the state were expected to arrive at QTAC by close of business last Thursday, and QTAC information staff have been fielding thousands of application enquiries.

The system allows applicants to track their application’s assessment of their application. Tertiary study hopefuls can identify what academic records have been obtained on their behalf and will be alerted to documentation that is still required.

Ms Smith said currently application numbers were slightly lower than at the same time last year.

Last year saw a significant increase in applications over previous years, non year 12 applicants showing the greatest increase.

In the days leading up to the initial due date, QTAC has been receiving as many as 3000 applications a day.

Overall, more than 60,000 applications for tertiary places in more than 1600 courses are expected, including sciences, the arts, primary industries, business, information technology, health and law.

All QTAC applications are lodged online at www.qtac.edu.au.

QTAC has a number of computers available at its Park Road, Milton office to help those making applications. The number to call for telephone enquiries is 1300 467 822 (1300 GO QTAC).

Applicants can change preferences if they had a change of heart and Year 12s had sufficient time to review their preferences once they received their senior results in late December.

The major round of offers for semester one study for most courses will be released online from 1am on January 13.

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