Information for QLD 2013 Year 12 students not eligible for an OP

How are you considered for tertiary entry?

Students who complete Queensland Year 12 and do not qualify for an OP can still gain entry to courses offered at tertiary institutions participating in QTAC. All applicants, whether they have an OP or are OP ineligible, must still satisfy minimum entry requirements such as prerequisites. Prerequisites are generally Senior subjects but can also include portfolio, audition, interview, or age requirements.

Students should be aware that the decision to undertake an OP ineligible program may make it difficult if not impossible to achieve the high selection ranks necessary for entry to very competitive tertiary courses. Please also be aware that the OP ineligible rank may not be recognised in other states of Australia or overseas. If you are considering interstate or overseas tertiary study you should check with the relevant admissions office before choosing the OP ineligible pathway.

How do I find out what selection rank I have been given?

2013 Queensland OP ineligible students who lodge a QTAC application can find out their OP ineligible selection rank by accessing QTAC's Current Applicant online service from Monday 30 December 2013. This service enables applicants to view and print a record of the QTAC selection rank allocated to their Year 12 studies. 

Please note this service does not record selection ranks allocated to any additional studies submitted as part of a QTAC application such as AMEB music qualifications or Certificate level study nor does the service display any bonus ranks that may apply.

OP ineligible students who have not lodged a QTAC application can find out their OP ineligible selection rank by calling QTAC Information Services on 1300 GO QTAC (1300 467 822).

How are selection ranks determined for OP ineligible students?

Selection ranks for OP ineligible students are calculated from schedules developed by the Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) and QTAC in consultation with tertiary institutions. Like OPs, the schedules provide selection ranks that are based on the best possible information about how well a student did against all other OP and OP ineligible students.

To calculate a selection rank for an OP ineligible student, QTAC uses the achievement levels for Authority subjects, Authority-registered subjects and approved Vocational Educational and Training (VET) modules reported on the Senior Statement only. Only the best 20 semester units of study are used. 

OP ineligible students with fewer than 20 semester units of Authority subjects, Authority-registered subjects and VET modules will have ranks calculated pro-rata from these schedules based on a proportion of their studies. For example, a student with a grade average of 4.00 from 16 semester units of study would be assessed on these schedules with a grade average of 3.2 (based on 16/20ths of 4.00).

Results in the QCS Test are also used, if the test was sat. Please note that a poor result in the QCS Test cannot have a negative effect on a student's QTAC selection rank. The QCS Test result can only be used to moderate the rank upwards.

Schedules for 2012 Queensland Senior applicants not eligible for the award of an Overall Positiona

The ranks shown in these schedules and the numerical equivalents shown in Table 1 are based on Queensland Senior studies completed in 2012. Both the ranks shown and the numerical equivalents may change in subsequent years depending on actual Year 12 achievement patterns.

 

 

Weightedb average of numerical equivalentsc of assessments in best 20 semester units of Authority subjects, Authority-registered subjects and VET modules

S1404

S1403

S1402

S1401

S1400

QCST Grade A

QCST
Grade B

QCST
Grade C

QCST
Grade D

QCST

Grade E or no Test result

8.00 and above

90

89

88

86

85

7.50 - 7.99

86

85

83

82

81

7.00 – 7.49

82

81

79

78

76

6.50 - 6.99

78

77

76

74

73

6.00 – 6.49

74

73

72

70

65

5.50 - 5.99

71

70

68

67

64

5.00 - 5.49

68

67

65

64

61

4.50 - 4.99

66

64

63

62

61

4.00 - 4.49

65

62

61

60

59

3.50 - 3.99

63

61

60

60

59

3.00 - 3.49

61

60

59

59

58

2.50 - 2.99

59

59

59

59

58

2.00 - 2.49

59

59

59

58

58

1.50 - 1.99

59

59

58

58

58

1.00 - 1.49

58

58

58

58

58

0.50 - 0.99

58

58

58

58

57

0.00 - 0.49

58

57

57

57

57

 

a For assessment under this group of schedules, applicants must be OP ineligible.

The ranks shown in these schedules are based on the best 20 semester units of Authority subjects, Authority-registered subjects and/or Vocational Education and Training (VET) modules recorded on the Senior Statement. For students with 20 or more semester units in Authority subjects, Authority-registered subjects and VET modules, results in the best 20 semester units only, are taken into account.

b Weighted by the number of semester units of Authority subjects, Authority-registered subjects and Vocational Education and Training (VET) modules reported on the Senior Statement. The duration of VET modules is based on total Victorian Registration Qualifications Authority (VRQA) point value of the modules at that level multiplied by 10 in order to be comparable to 55 instructional hours comprising 1 semester unit of Authority and Authority-Registered subjects.

c Points values assigned to subjects and VET modules are as follows:

Table 1 Authority Subject Weightings (Note 1)

 

AUTHORITY SUBJECT

LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT

 

VLA

LA

SA

HA

VHA

ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER    STUDIES

0.7

2.9

3.6

4.3

5.1

ACCOUNTING

0.7

3.0

5.4

7.3

8.8

AEROSPACE STUDIES

0.7

1.6

4.2

6.8

9.1

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE

0.7

1.1

3.7

6.6

8.6

ANCIENT HISTORY

0.7

2.4

5.2

7.6

9.4

BIOLOGY

0.7

2.6

5.7

8.1

9.8

BUSINESS COMMUNICATION & TECHNOLOGIES

0.7

1.7

3.6

5.8

7.4

BUSINESS ORGANISATION & MANAGEMENT

0.7

2.2

4.7

6.8

8.5

CHEMISTRY

0.7

4.8

7.4

9.2

10.7

CHINESE

0.7

4.5

6.0

7.9

8.7

CHINESE EXTENSION

0.7

2.8

6.4

7.7

9.2

DANCE

0.7

1.0

2.7

5.4

7.4

DRAMA

0.7

1.3

3.2

6.3

8.3

EARTH SCIENCE

0.7

2.9

4.5

7.7

9.0

ECONOMICS

0.7

2.9

6.1

8.3

9.8

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

0.7

2.8

5.7

8.1

9.8

ENGLISH

0.7

2.0

5.0

7.6

9.5

ENGLISH EXTENSION

0.7

6.2

7.5

8.8

9.9

ENGLISH FOR ESL LEARNERS

0.7

1.7

3.7

6.9

8.6

FILM, TELEVISION AND NEW MEDIA

0.7

1.6

3.5

6.2

8.0

FRENCH

0.7

5.2

7.0

8.8

10.1

FRENCH EXTENSION

0.7

2.8

6.4

7.7

9.2

GEOGRAPHY

0.7

2.0

5.0

7.5

9.3

GERMAN

0.7

3.7

6.7

8.1

9.6

GERMAN EXTENSION

0.7

2.8

6.4

7.7

9.2

GRAPHICS

0.7

2.3

4.7

7.1

8.8

HEALTH EDUCATION

0.7

1.9

4.5

6.8

8.6

HOME ECONOMICS

0.7

1.4

3.6

6.2

8.1

HOSPITALITY STUDIES

0.7

1.8

3.9

5.9

7.4

INDONESIAN

0.7

2.8

6.4

7.7

9.2

INDONESIAN EXTENSION

0.7

2.8

6.4

7.7

9.2

INFORMATION PROCESSING & TECHNOLOGY

0.7

2.7

5.3

7.3

9.1

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS

0.7

2.0

3.8

5.8

7.1

ITALIAN

0.7

2.8

6.4

7.7

9.2

JAPANESE

0.7

4.4

6.6

7.9

9.2

KOREAN

0.7

2.8

6.4

7.7

9.2

LATIN

0.7

2.8

6.4

7.7

9.2

LEGAL STUDIES

0.7

2.4

5.2

7.5

9.2

MARINE STUDIES

0.7

1.3

3.2

6.0

8.2

MATHEMATICS A

0.7

1.7

3.5

6.0

7.6

MATHEMATICS B

0.7

5.5

7.2

8.6

10.1

MATHEMATICS C

0.7

6.3

7.8

9.2

10.5

MODERN GREEK

0.7

2.8

6.4

7.7

9.2

MODERN HISTORY

0.7

2.6

5.4

7.8

9.5

MULTI-STRAND SCIENCE

0.7

1.9

4.0

6.8

8.5

MUSIC

0.7

1.7

3.4

6.5

8.6

MUSIC EXTENSION

0.7

2.6

4.9

6.8

8.6

PHILOSOPHY & REASON

0.7

3.0

6.5

8.5

10.7

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

0.7

1.1

2.9

6.3

8.5

PHYSICS

0.7

5.0

7.3

9.2

10.6

POLISH

0.7

2.8

6.4

7.7

9.2

RUSSIAN

0.7

2.8

6.4

7.7

9.2

SCIENCE21

0.7

1.9

4.0

6.8

8.5

SPANISH

0.7

2.8

6.4

7.7

9.2

STUDY OF RELIGION

0.7

3.3

5.9

8.0

9.7

STUDY OF SOCIETY

0.7

2.8

5.0

7.4

9.4

TECHNOLOGY STUDIES

0.7

2.0

4.0

6.5

8.2

VIETNAMESE

0.7

2.8

6.4

7.7

9.2

VISUAL ART

0.7

2.0

4.5

6.7

8.3

 

Table 2 - Authority-registered subjects including Subject Area Specifications (SAS) (Note 1)

 

AUTHORITY-REGISTERED SUBJECT

LEVEL OF ACHIEVEMENT

 

All subjects

VLA

LA

SA

HA

VHA

0.1

1.7

2.3

2.9

3.5

 

Table 3 - Successful/Competent Vocational Education and Training (VET)  (Notes 1 & 2)

 

MODULES

VRQA LEVEL

All Successful / Competent Modules (based on Semester equivalents)

Enabling

1

2

3

4

5

1.3

3.0

3.3

4.2

4.7

5.3

 

Note 1:  These schedules may be used by analogy for the assessment of interstate ATAR ineligible studies.

Note 2:  Levels based on VRQA credit matrix levels available at www.eduweb.vic.gov.au/edulibrary/public/voced/Accreditation/vrqa/UnitsLvelandPts.xls

Working it all out

The examples below demonstrate how the rank is calculated for three different students (based on 2012 data).

Example 1

Jason attained a QCS Grade of C and the following subject results;

 

Subject

 

Subject Type

 

Level of Achievement

 

Semesters

 

Subject weighting multiplied by number of semesters

 

Home Economics

 

Authority

 

SA

 

4

 

3.6 x 4 = 14.4

 

Graphics

 

Authority

SA

 

4

 

4.7 x 4 = 18.8

 

Hospitality (4 semesters)

 

SAS

 

HA

 

4

 

2.9 x 4 = 11.6

 

Business, Communication and Technologies

 

Authority

 

LA

 

4

1.7 x 4 = 6.80

 

Industrial Skills (Building and Construction)

 

SAS

 

SA

 

4

 

2.3 x 4 = 9.20

 

Recreation Studies

 

SAS

SA

 

4

 

2.3 x 4 = 9.2

 

Best 20 = 63.20

Total - Grade average based on best 20 semester units. Jason has 24 semester units so results in the lowest point value subject are not used, i.e. Business, Communication and Technologies.

QTAC Selection Rank based on grade average of 3.16 and QCS Test Grade of C (refer to schedule s1402).

 

63.20/20 = 3.16

 

RANK = 59

 

Example 2

Daniel attained a QCS Grade of B and the following semester results:

 

Subject

 

Subject Type

 

Level of Achievement

 

Semesters

 

Subject weighting multiplied by number of semesters

 

Maths A

Authority

 

HA

 

4

 

6.0 x 4 = 24.00

 

Dance

 

Authority

HA

 

4

 

5.4 x 4 = 21.60

 

English

 

Authority

 

SA

 

4

 

5.0 x 4 = 20.00

 

Religion and Ethics

 

SAS

 

VHA

 

4

3.5 x 4 = 14.00

Multi-Strand Science

 

Authority

 

SA

 

4

 

4 x 4 = 16

 

Recreation Studies

 

SAS

SA

 

4

 

2.3 x 4 = 9.20

 

Best 20 = 95.60

Total - Grade average based on best 20 semester units. Daniel has 24 semester units so results in the lowest point value subject are not used, i.e. Recreation Studies.

QTAC Selection Rank based on grade average of 4.78 and QCS Test Grade of B (refer to schedule s1403).

 

95.60/20 = 4.78

 

RANK = 64

 

Example 3

Angela attained a QCS Grade of D and the following subject results:

 

Subject

 

Subject Type

 

Level of Achievement

 

Semesters

 

Subject weighting multiplied by number of semesters

 

Multi Strand Science

 

Authority

 

VHA

 

4

 

8.5 x 4 = 34.00

 

Maths A

 

Authority

VHA

 

4

 

7.6 x 4 = 30.40

 

Accounting

 

Authority

 

HA

 

4

 

7.3 x 4 = 29.20

 

Certificate I and II in Business

 

 

J

(see below for modules)

   

Certificate I and II in Business Technology

 

 

J

(see below for modules)

   

Certificate II in Tourism Operations

 

 

J

(see below for modules)

 

   

Total VRQA Level 3 points accumulated across all certificates studied converted to a semester equivalent

(1 VRQA point - 10 hours of instruction or 0.18 of a semester)

Note - Certificate I or II may comprise of modules at VRQA Level 1, 2 or 3

 

VRQA Level 3 = 15 points

Semester units = 15  x 10 divided by 55 hours

2.73

 

 

 

4.2 x 2.73 = 11.47

 

Total VRQA Level 2 points accumulated across all Certificates studied converted to a Semester equivalent

(1 VRQA point - 10 hours of instruction or 0.18 of a semester)

Note - Certificate I or II may comprise of modules at VRQA Level 1, 2 or 3

VRQA Level 2 = 65 points

Semester units = 65  x 10 divided by 55 hours

11.82

 

 

3.3 x 11.82 = 39.01

3.3 x 5.27 = 17.39

(only need 5.27 units as already have 14.73 semesters from higher point value subjects)

Total VRQA Level 1 points accumulated across all Certificates studied converted to a Semester equivalent

(1 VRQA point - 10 hours of instruction or 0.18 of a semester)

Note - Certificate I or II may comprise of modules at VRQA Level 1, 2 or 3

VRQA Level 1 = 42 points

Semester units = 42  x 10 divided by 55 hours

7.64

 

 

3.0 x 7.64

None of these level 1 units are needed as already have 20 semester from higher point value subjects)


Best 20 = 122.46

Total - Grade average based on best 20 semester units comprising 12.00 semester units from Authority subjects, 2.73 semester units from level 3 VET and 5.27 semester units from level 2 VET.

QTAC Selection Rank based on grade average of 6.12 and QCS Test Grade of D (refer to schedule s1401).

 

122.46/20 = 6.12

 

RANK = 70

 

Example of the VET modules contributing to the calculations in Example 3;

Certificate I in Business

 

Unit Code

 

Unit Title

 

VRQA Level

 

VRQA Points

 

BSBCMN103A

 

Apply Basic Communication skills

 

1

 

4

 

BSBCMN102A

 

Complete daily work activities

 

1

 

2

 

BSBCMN106A

 

Follow workplace safety procedures

 

1

 

1

 

BSBCMN107A

Operate a personal computer

 

1

 

2

 

BSBCMN101A

 

Prepare for work

 

1

 

3

 

BSBCMN105A

 

Use business equipment

 

1

 

2

 

Note - this Certificate has 6 modules comprising: Level 1 point value of 14

 

 

Certificate II in Business

 

Unit Code

 

Unit Title

 

VRQA Level

 

VRQA Points

 

BSBCMN202A

 

Organise and complete daily work activities

 

2

2

 

BSBCMN209A

 

Provide information to clients

 

2

 

2

 

BSBCMN205A

 

Use business technology

 

2

 

3

 

BSBCMN207A

Prepare and process financial/business documents

 

2

 

4

 

BSBCMN215A

 

Participate in environmental work practices

 

2

 

2

 

BSBCMN211A

 

Participate in workplace safety procedures

 

2

 

2

 

BSBCMN213A

 

Produce simple word processed documents

 

2

 

6

 

BSBCMN108A

 

Develop keyboard skills

 

1

 

4

 

BSBADM306A

 

Create electronic presentations

 

3

 

2

 

BSBCMN214A

 

Create and use simple spreadsheets

 

2

 

2

 

BSBCMN203A

Communicate in the workplace

 

2

 

4

 

Note - this Certificate has 11 modules comprising:

  • Level 3 point value of 2
  • Level 2 point value of 27
  • Level 1 point value of 4

 

Certificate I in Information Technology

 

Unit Code

 

Unit Title

 

VRQA Level

 

VRQA Points

 

ICAU1128A

 

Operate a personal computer

1

3

 

ICAU1132A

 

Operate a presentation package

1

3

 

ICAU1130A

 

Operate a spreadsheet application

 

1

 

3

 

ICAU1129A

 

Operate a word processing application

1

3

 

ICAU1133A

 

Send and retrieve information using web browsers and email

 

1

3

 

Note - this Certificate has 5 modules comprising:

  • Level 1 point value of 15

 

Certificate II in Information Technology

 

Unit Code

 

Unit Title

 

VRQA Level

 

VRQA Points

 

ICPMM263B

 

Access and use the internet

 

2

2

 

ICAW2002B

 

Communicate in the workplace

 

2

2

 

ICAS2014B

 

Connect hardware peripherals

 

2

2

 

ICAD2012B

Design organisational documents using computing packages

 

2

4

 

ICAS2243B

 

Detect and protect from spam and destructive software

 

2

1

 

ICA12015B

 

Install software applications

 

2

2

ICAU2013B

 

Integrate commercial computing packages

 

2

3

ICAU2007B

 

Maintain equipment and consumables

 

2

2

ICAS2017B

 

Maintain system integrity

 

2

2

ICAU2005B

Operate computer hardware

 

2

2

ICAU2006B

 

Operate computer packages

 

2

6

ICAD2003B

 

Receive and process oral and written communication

 

2

2

ICAU2231B

 

Use computer operating system

 

2

2

ICAW2001B

 

Work effectively in an IT environment

 

2

2

Note - this Certificate has 14 modules comprising:

  • Level 2 point value of 34

 

Certificate II in Tourism Operations

 

Unit Code

 

Unit Title

 

VRQA Level

 

VRQA Points

 

THTSOP03B

 

Access and interpret product information

 

3

7

 

THTFME01B

 

Co-ordinate guest and delegate registrations at venue

 

3

4

 

THHCOR03B

 

Follow health, safety and security procedures

 

1

1

THHGCS01B

Develop and update local knowledge

 

1

1

THTFAT02B

 

Monitor entry to venue

 

3

2

THTTCO01B

 

Develop and update tourism industry knowledge

 

1

3

THTFAT03B

 

Provide a site briefing or scripted commentary

 

2

2

THTFAT01B

 

Provide on-site information and assistance

2

2

THHCOR02B

Work in a socially diverse environment

 

1
2
THHCOR01B

Work with colleagues and customers

 

1
2

Note - this Certificate has 10 modules comprising:

  • Level 3 point value of 13
  • Level 2 point value of  4
  • Level 1 point value of 9

 

Angela has the following points in the above certificates;

  • 15 points accumulated from modules at VRQA Level 3
  • 65 points accumulated from modules at VRQA Level 2
  • 42 points accumulated from modules at VRQA Level 1

How can I estimate my OP ineligible rank?

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This information was correct as at 3 December 2013.

 

 


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