Lock in your study plans sooner

To give you certainty about your future, we’ve developed a way for you to receive an offer to study at Griffith before you receive your ATAR or IB diploma results. Under this scheme, offers will be issued on 18 November 2022—so you can relax and enjoy your break before you start your next chapter at university. To be considered, simply list one of the eligible degrees on your QTAC application and submit it by 17 October, and you’ll be invited to apply for an early offer.

Key Dates

2 August - Applications open via QTAC

17 October - Apply to QTAC by this date and list your eligible Early Offer degree

31 October - Final date to submit supporting documentation to QTAC

8 November - Approved applicants to receive email from Griffith

15 November - Last date to reorder preferences in order to receive your early offer

18 November - Formal offers sent from QTAC

25 November - Last day to respond to QTAC offers received on 18 November.

What degrees can I apply for?

You can choose from more than 80 single and double degrees across a range of study areas to start study in March 2023. If you’re eligible, you’ll receive your guaranteed offer on Friday 18 November.

See what’s available for Trimester 1 2023

Steps to apply

You can be considered for an early offer if you’re a current Year 12 student in Queensland or northern New South Wales undertaking the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD) or the Higher School Certificate (HSC) and meet the criteria below.

If you're a northern New South Wales student, please check if your high school is eligible.

Our early offer degrees are divided into two groups based on standard and advanced eligibility requirements.

Standard group

QualificationSubjects Level of achievement

QCE

5 General subjects (including a General English subject)

A minimum mark of 65% across IA1, IA2 and IA3 in 2 General subjects

PLUS

A minimum mark of 50% across IA1, IA2 and IA3 in 3 General subjects

All applicants must have a minimum mark of 50% in a General English subject. Applicants for B Construction Management (Hons) must also have a minimum mark of 50% across IA1, IA2 and IA3 in General Maths or Maths Methods.

*see the FAQs below for an example of how your marks will be calculated

QCE

(including VET)**

A completed AQF Certificate III or AQF Certificate IV

PLUS

A General English subject

AQF Certificate III or IV qualification completed and awarded

PLUS

A minimum mark of 65% across IA1, IA2 and IA3 in a General English subject

Applicants for B Construction Management (Hons) must also have a minimum mark of 50% across IA1, IA2 and IA3 in General Maths or Maths Methods

*see the FAQs below for an example of how your mark will be calculated

IB Diploma

3 HL courses

PLUS

3 SL courses

(including an English course)

A minimum of 2 grades of 5 (HL or SL)

PLUS

A minimum of 4 passing grades (HL = 3, SL = 4)

All applicants must have a minimum passing grade in an English course (HL or SL). Applicants for B Construction Management (Hons) must also have a minimum grade of 4 in a Mathematics course (HL or SL).

HSC

5 Board Developed Category A courses (including a Category A English course)

A minimum grade of B (on an A to E scale) in 2 Board Developed Category A courses

PLUS

A minimum grade of C (on an A to E scale) in 3 Board Developed Category A courses

All applicants must have a minimum grade of C in a Category A English course. Applicants for B Construction Management (Hons) must have a minimum grade of C in a Category A Mathematics course.

Advanced group

QualificationSubjectsLevel of achievement

QCE

5 General subjects (including a General English subject)

A minimum mark of 70% across IA1, IA2 and IA3 in 3 General subjects

PLUS

A minimum mark of 50% across IA1, IA2 and IA3 in 2 General subjects

All applicants must have a minimum mark of 50% in a General English subject.

Applicants for Advanced Computer Science, Advanced Science, Engineering single and double degrees and Software Engineering listed in the Advanced group table must also have a minimum mark of (50% across IA1, IA2 and IA3 in General Maths or Maths Methods).

QCE

(including VET)**

A completed AQF Certificate III or AQF Certificate IV

PLUS

A General English subject

Applicants on a VET pathway are not eligible for an Early Offer in Advanced degrees.

IB Diploma

3 HL courses

PLUS

3 SL courses

(including an English course)

A minimum of 3 grades of 5 (HL or SL)

PLUS

A minimum of 3 passing grades (HL=3 , SL=4 )

All applicants must have a minimum passing grade in an English course (HL or SL).

Applicants for Advanced Computer Science, Advanced Science, Engineering single and double degrees and Software Engineering listed in the Advanced group table must also have a minimum grade of 4 in a Mathematics course (HL or SL).

HSC

5 Board Developed Category A courses (including a Category A English course)

A minimum grade of B (on an A to E scale) in 3 Board Developed Category A courses

PLUS

A minimum grade of C (on an A to E scale) in 2 Board Developed Category A courses

All applicants must have a minimum grade of C in a Category A English course.

Applicants for Advanced Computer Science, Advanced Science, Engineering single and double degrees and Software Engineering listed in the Advanced group table must also have a minimum grade of C in a Category A Mathematics course.

**Note: Students with a completed AQF diploma will be considered through the VET Guarantee rather than the Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee scheme. Year 12 applicants with a completed AQF diploma who are eligible through the VET Guarantee are able to receive offers from 18 November 2022. In order to be considered through VET Guarantee in this early offer round, you must list an eligible VET Guarantee program as your first QTAC preference and provide a full copy of your diploma documentation to QTAC no later than 11 November 2022. Your documentation can be uploaded to your QTAC application or sent to documents@qtac.edu.au. If you do not provide your diploma documentation to QTAC in time for the early round, you will be considered in the 22 December offer round after release of results.

When submitting your application to QTAC, you will need to include the below documentation.

QualificationSubjectsDocumentation

QCE

5 General subjects (including a General English subject)

A full screenshot of your QCAA Student Portal learner account showing all IA1, IA2 and IA3 results, LUI number and the browser URL showing the QCAA web address*

or

QCAA Statement of Provisional IA Results

QCE

(including VET)**

A completed AQF Certificate III or AQF Certificate IV

PLUS

A General English subject

Completion certificate for your AQF Certificate III or Certificate IV

PLUS

A full screenshot of your QCAA Student Portal learner account showing all IA1, IA2 and IA3 results, LUI number and the browser URL showing the QCAA web address*

or

QCAA Statement of Provisional IA Results

IB Diploma

3 HL courses

PLUS

3 SL courses

(including an English course)

A full copy of your school-issued Year 12 End Semester 1 report showing your Year 12 provisional results

HSC

5 Board Developed Category A courses (including a Category A English course)

A full copy of your Student eRecord from your NESA Students Online account showing Stage 6 Preliminary Courses and results

PLUS

A full copy of your school-issued Year 12 Mid-Course/Year 12 End Semester 1 report

* Screenshots of your Learning Snapshot or TrackEd are not sufficient.

Results for Queensland Internal Assessments IA2 and IA3 are due to be available in QCAA Learning Accounts in late October. Please wait until all IA results are showing before uploading your documentation to your QTAC application.  You have until 31 October to upload your documentation. If you are unable to access all of your results from your QCAA Learning Account, we will accept a letter from your school advising of your IA results (confirmed or provisional).  The letter must be on school letterhead and signed by the Principal or Deputy Principal.

Note: all documentation must be combined into one pdf attachment for uploading to QTAC. This documentation is for Griffith University’s use only in assessing your eligibility for an early offer and not for the purposes of your QTAC application.

To be considered for an early offer, follow these three simple steps:

Step 1—Submit your QTAC application by 17 October, listing one of the available degrees in your preferences.

Step 2—Within a couple of days of your submission, we’ll email you an invitation to apply (make sure you check your junk and spam folders). You can also access your invitation by logging into your QTAC application and clicking on ‘Outstanding Documents’.

Step 3—Upload your documentation to your QTAC application by 31 October.

How do I apply?

Check my eligibility

Check my documentation

Submit my application

OK, SO I’M APPROVED—WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

If you’re approved, we’ll send you an email to let you know on 8 November. (Remember: check your junk and spam folders!) You’ll need to check your preferences and make sure you have one of the approved Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee degrees as your first QTAC preference to ensure that you receive your early offer. If you need to reorder your preferences, you must do so by Tuesday 15 November. For more information on how to order your preferences, see the Offers and preferences section in the FAQs below.

Approved applicants—What happens next?

Approved applicants will be notified via email from 9 November. Remember to check your email, including your junk and spam folders, to see if you have been approved.

If your application has been approved, you need to check your preferences and make sure you have one of the approved Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee degrees as your first QTAC preference to ensure that you receive your early offer.

For the 26 November and the 9 December offer rounds you will need to reorder your preferences at least two days before to receive an offer on one of these rounds.

For more information on how to order your preferences, please refer to the offers and preference sections of the FAQs below.

Am I eligible?

If you’re a current Year 12 student in Queensland or northern New South Wales, you can be considered for an early offer if you are undertaking the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE), the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD) or the Higher School Certificate (HSC) and meet the below criteria.

Qualification

Subjects

Level of Achievement

QCE

5 General subjects (including a General English subject)

A minimum mark of 65% across IA1, IA2 and IA3 in 2 General subjects

PLUS

A minimum mark of 50% across IA1, IA2 and IA3 in 3 General subjects

All applicants must have a minimum mark of 50% in a General English subject.  Applicants for B Construction Management (Hons) must also have a minimum mark of 65% across IA1, IA2 and IA3 in General Maths or Maths Methods.

*see the FAQs below for an example of how your marks will be calculated

QCE

(including VET)**

A completed AQF Certificate III or AQF Certificate IV

PLUS

A General English subject

AQF Certificate III or IV qualification completed and awarded

PLUS

A minimum mark of 65% across IA1, IA2 and IA3 in a General English subject

Applicants for B Construction Management (Hons) must also have a minimum mark of 65% across IA1, IA2 and IA3 in General Maths or Maths Methods

*see the FAQs below for an example of how your mark will be calculated

IB Diploma

3 HL courses

PLUS

3 SL courses

(including an English course)

A minimum of 2 grades of 5 (HL or SL)

PLUS

A minimum of 4 passing grades (HL = 3, SL = 4)

All applicants must have a minimum passing grade in an English course (HL or SL). Applicants for B Construction Management (Hons) must also have a minimum grade of 5 in a Mathematics course (HL or SL).

HSC

5 Board Developed Category A courses (including a Category A English course)

A minimum grade of B (on an A to E scale) in 2 Board Developed Category A courses

PLUS

A minimum grade of C (on an A to E scale) in 3 Board Developed Category A courses

All applicants must have a minimum grade of C in a Category A English course.  Applicants for B Construction Management (Hons) must have a minimum grade of B in a Category A Mathematics course.

**Note: Students with a completed AQF Diploma will be considered through the VET Guarantee rather than the Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee scheme. Year 12 applicants with a completed AQF diploma who are eligible through the VET Guarantee are able to receive offers from 19 November 2021. In order to be considered through VET Guarantee in this early offer round, you must list an eligible VET Guarantee program as your first QTAC preference and provide a full copy of your Diploma documentation to QTAC no later than 12 November 2021. Your documentation can be sent to documents@qtac.edu.au. If you do not provide your Diploma documentation to QTAC in time for the early round, you will be considered in the 23 December offer round after release of results.

How do I apply?

To be considered for an early offer, follow these three simple steps:

Step 1 – submit your QTAC application by midnight Sunday, 24 October, listing one of the available degrees in your preferences.

Step 2 – we will send you an invitation via email within a couple of days of you submitting your application. Check your email, including your junk and spam folders, for your invitation. You will also be able to see your invitation by logging into your QTAC application and clicking on ‘Outstanding Documents’.

Step 3 – upload your documentation to your QTAC application by 31 October.

WHAT DOCUMENTATION DO I NEED TO UPLOAD TO MY QTAC APPLICATION?

Qualification

Subjects

Documentation

QCE

5 General subjects (including a General English subject)

A full screenshot of your QCAA Student Portal learner account showing all IA1, IA2 and IA3 results, LUI number and the browser URL showing the QCAA web address*

or

QCAA Statement of Provisional IA Results

QCE

(including VET)**

A completed AQF Certificate III or AQF Certificate IV

PLUS

A General English subject

Completion certificate for your AQF Certificate III or Certificate IV

PLUS

A full screenshot of your QCAA Student Portal learner account showing all IA1, IA2 and IA3 results, LUI number and the browser URL showing the QCAA web address*

or

QCAA Statement of Provisional IA Results

IB Diploma

3 HL courses

PLUS

3 SL courses

(including an English course)

A full copy of your school-issued Year 12 End Semester 1 report showing your Year 12 provisional results

HSC

5 Board Developed Category A courses (including a Category A English course)

A full copy of your Student eRecord from your NESA Students Online account showing Stage 6 Preliminary Courses and results

PLUS

A full copy of your school-issued Year 12 Mid-Course/Year 12 End Semester 1 report

* Screenshots of your Learning Snapshot or TrackEd are not sufficient.

Results for Queensland Internal Assessments IA2 and IA3 are due to be available in QCAA Learning Accounts in late October. Please wait until all IA results are showing before uploading your documentation to your QTAC application.  You have until 31 October to upload your documentation.

Note: all documentation must be combined into one PDF attachment for uploading to QTAC. This documentation is for Griffith University’s use only in assessing your eligibility for an early offer and not for the purposes of your QTAC application.

What degrees can I apply for in trimester 1, 2023?

Early offers for year 12 students are available based on Standard and Advanced eligibility requirements.

Standard group

All degrees have an English requirement. Some also have a maths requirement. Please check eligibility requirements.

Advanced group

All degrees have an English requirement. Some also have a maths requirement. Please check eligibility requirements.

Frequently asked questions

Invitations and eligibility

When will I receive my invitation?

You should receive an invitation within three working days of applying or adding new preferences, provided your QTAC application includes one (or more) of the eligible degrees.

What should I do if I haven’t received an invitation?
  1. Ensure that you have listed one (or more) of the eligible degrees in your QTAC application.
  2. If you have included one of the eligible degrees in your submission but have not received any emails from QTAC after three working days, please check:
    1. your email junk/spam folder
    2. your QTAC online application for 'Outstanding Documents'
    3. your email address listed on your QTAC online application, and update where necessary.
    4. If you’re from northern New South Wales, check whether you are attending an eligible school

If you’ve done the above but still have not received an invitation,  please contact us. Make sure you include key information such as your name, email  and QTAC application number, and mention ‘Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee’ in your comments so we can get back to you quickly.

Can I apply without an invitation?

No. Applications are by invitation only. If you’d like to be invited to apply, you must list one or more of the eligible degrees in your QTAC application by no later than 17 October.

Are international Year 12 students eligible?

We welcome you to apply for the Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee if you’re an international Year 12 student studying at a Queensland or northern NSW high school. In this event, you can be considered for admission in Trimester 1 2023 under the scheme if you meet the eligibility criteria. You can apply via QTAC, but international student offers will be made directly by Griffith University.

Which northern New South Wales high schools are eligible?
  • Alstonville High School
  • Mullumbimby High School
  • Ballina Coast High School
  • Murwillumbah High School
  • Banora Point High School
  • Nambucca Heads High School
  • Bellingen High School
  • Nimbin Central School
  • Bhaktivedanta Swami Gurukula School
  • Orara High School
  • Bishop Druitt College Coffs Harbour
  • Pacific Coast Christian School
  • Blue Hills College
  • Richmond Christian College
  • Bonalbo Central School
  • Shearwater the Mullumbimby Steiner School
  • Bowraville High School
  • South Grafton High School
  • Byron Bay High School
  • Southern Cross School
  • Sathya Sai College
  • Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School
  • Southern Cross School of Distance Education
  • Casino Christian School
  • St John Paul College (Coffs Harbour)
  • Casino High School
  • St John's College Woodlawn
  • Clarence Valley Anglican School
  • St Joseph's College Banora Point
  • Coffs Harbour Christian Community School
  • St Mary's Catholic College Casino
  • Coffs Harbour High School
  • Summerland Christian College
  • Coffs Harbour Senior College
  • Tenterfield High School
  • Dorrigo High School
  • The Rivers Secondary College Kadina High Campus
  • Emmanuel Anglican College
  • The Rivers Secondary College Lismore High Campus
  • Evans River K-12 School
  • The Rivers Secondary College Richmond River High Campus
  • Glen Innes High School
  • Toormina High School
  • Grafton High School
  • Trinity Catholic College Lismore
  • Kingscliff High School
  • Tweed River High School
  • Kyogle High School
  • Tweed Valley Adventist College
  • Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School
  • Wollumbin High School
  • Macksville High School
  • Woodenbong Central School
  • Maclean High School
  • Woolgoolga High School
  • McAuley Catholic College
  • Xavier Catholic College
  • Mt St Patrick College

Reports and grades—QCE students

I have received an invitation, but I have not yet received my IA2 or IA3 results. What do I do?

Queensland Internal Assessment IA2 and IA3 results should be available in your QCAA Learning Account by late October. Please wait until all IA results are showing before uploading your documentation to your QTAC application. You have until 31 October to upload your documentation.

I am studying Essential English. Will this be sufficient to meet the English requirement for an early offer?

No. In order to be considered for an early offer, you must be studying a General English subject. Applicants who are studying Essential English will be considered for places at Griffith University after Year 12 results are finalised in December.

How will my IA results be used to calculate my mark for early offer?

Your results will be added together, and an average mark calculated for each subject.

Example:

Subject

IA1

IA2

IA3

Total

Mark

English

15/25

17/25

20/25

52/75

69%

General Maths

18/20

6/15

9/15

33/50

66%

Accounting

19/25

27/29

19/21

65/75

87%

Biology

9/10

18/25

7/15

34/50

68%

Modern History

16/25

21/25

17/25

54/75

72%

Can I provide a screenshot of my Learning Snapshot or TrackEd instead of the QCAA portal?

No. We can’t accept screenshots of results from your Learning Snapshot, TrackEd or similar. You must provide a full screenshot of your QCAA Student Portal learner account showing all IA1, IA2 and IA3 results, your LUI number and the browser URL showing the QCAA web address, or your QCAA statement of Provisional IA Results.

Are Applied subjects considered?

No. Only General subjects are considered for an early offer, and you must be studying a General English subject. Applicants who are studying Essential English will be considered for places at Griffith University after Year 12 results are finalised in December.

What documentation do I need to provide for my completed VET qualification?

You’ll need to upload a full copy of your completion certificate issued by your qualification provider. Unless your school was the provider of your VET qualification, we can’t accept statements from your school confirming completion of the VET qualification.

I have completed an AQF Diploma. Can I still apply for an early offer?

If you have a completed an AQF Diploma, you’ll be considered through the VET Guarantee rather than the Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee scheme. If you’re eligible through the VET Guarantee, you’ll be able to receive an offer from 18 November 2022. In order to be considered through the VET Guarantee in this early offer round, you must list an eligible VET Guarantee program as your first QTAC preference and provide a full copy of your Diploma documentation to QTAC no later than 11 November 2022. You can upload your documentation to your QTAC application or send to documents@qtac.ed.au. If you do not provide your Diploma documentation to QTAC in time for the early round, you’ll be considered in the 22 December offer round after release of results.

When should I upload my documentation?

You’ll need to upload your documentation to your QTAC application by 31 October 2022.  Make sure all of your IA results are showing before uploading your documentation.

Reports and grades—HSC students

What if my school did not issue Year 12 End Semester 1/Year 12 Mid-Course report cards?

That’s OK! We can accept a statement of your Year 12 Semester 1 results on school letterhead, signed by the Principal or Deputy Principal.

Are Category B NSW Board Developed courses considered?

No.Only Category A Board Developed courses are considered.

When should I upload my documentation?

You’ll need to upload your documentation to your QTAC application by 31 October 2022.

Reports and grades—IB Diploma students

What if my school did not issue Year 12 End Semester 1 graded report cards?

That’s OK! We can accept a statement of your Year 12 provisional results on school letterhead, signed by the Principal or Deputy Principal.

When should I upload my documentation?

You’ll need to upload your documentation to your QTAC application by 31 October 2022.

Offers and preferences

How should I order my QTAC preferences?

To receive an early offer, you must list the March 2023 offering of an approved Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee degree as your first QTAC preference. It must be above any later offerings or any degrees that are not approved as part of the Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee scheme.

Let's assume you’re applying for an early offer into the Bachelor of Business. Below are examples of how to—and how not to—order your preferences.

Having the Bachelor of Business MAR 23 offering as your first QTAC preference will ensure you can be made an early offer for Trimester 1 2023.

Preference

Degree

Offering

1

Bachelor of Business

MAR 23

2

Bachelor of Arts

MAR 23

3

Bachelor of Business

JUL 23

If you list a degree that is not part of the Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee scheme, e.g., the Bachelor of Medical Science, or a degree that you are not eligible for above a degree that is approved under the scheme, you won’t receive an early offer.

If you preference like the example below, you would be considered for a place in the Bachelor of Medical Science for Trimester 1 2023 in the QTAC offer round in January after your Year 12 results are released. If you did not receive an offer into the Bachelor of Medical Science, you would be considered for a place in the Bachelor of Business in the January offer round.

Preference

Degree

Offering

1

Bachelor of Medical Science

MAR 23

2

Bachelor of Business

MAR 23

3

Bachelor of Arts

MAR 23

Your MAR 23 preference must also be above any JUL 23 preferences to receive an early offer. If you preference like the example below, you won't receive an early offer. Instead, you will be considered for a place in the Bachelor of Business for Trimester 2 2023 in the QTAC offer rounds in February after your Year 12 results are released.

Preference

Degree

Offering

1

Bachelor of Business

JUL 23

2

Bachelor of Business

MAR 23

3

Bachelor of Arts

MAR 23

When will I receive my early offer?

If you meet the requirements, and you list one of the eligible degrees as your first preference, you’ll receive your offer from QTAC on Friday 18 November.

How long do I have to respond to my early offer?

For offers received on 18 November, you must respond by 4.00 pm on Friday 25 November 2022

What happens if I don’t respond to my early offer?

Your early offer will lapse if you take no action, and you will not receive any further offers from QTAC—so it’s important that you don’t ignore it!

If you’re unsure about accepting your early offer, we’d suggest conditionally accepting, which will allow you to reorder your QTAC preferences and be considered for other offers in December and January when your ATAR or IB Diploma results are known.

If my offer lapses, can it be reinstated?

To reinstate your lapsed offer, you can contact QTAC on 1300 467 822.

Can I defer my early offer?

Yes, you can defer your offer for a maximum of one year.

NEED MORE INFORMATION?

Talk to our study advisers to find out more about early offers for Year 12 students.