From the Careers Office

Dr David Short

ATAR Portal Now Open

2021 year 12 students can now sign-up to the QTAC ATAR Portal.  By 11am yesterday 2500 current year 12 students had already registered to receive their ATAR on Friday 17 December!

Handy hints for ATAR Portal Registration

  1. Students should follow the instructions on the screen when signing up for their ATAR account.
  2. Students should take care to enter their names, LUI and date of birth correctly into the ATAR portal (avoid typos, nicknames, spelling errors etc.)
  3. The First Name, as entered by the student in the ATAR Portal, must be exactly the same as the name listed in the Given Names field in the student’s QCAA Learning Account. (That is how the school recorded the information in the QCAA system).
  4. Sometimes the QCAA Given names can be the student’s First name plus their middle name. This is fine and their ATAR certificate will simply show their full name as their First Name Middle Name and Last Name.
  5. After creating their ATAR account, students should log in to the ATAR portal to check that their account details match the QCAA data.
  6. If a student gets the popup error message No Match Found, they can follow the prompts to check and manually change their own details in the ATAR Portal.
  7. Students can call the ATAR hotline 1300 193 173 for assistance with checking their QCAA and ATAR account and name details.
  8. A new feature of the ATAR Portal this year is that students can now change their own email address in the ATAR portal. Although we do suggest students set up their account with a personal email address and not their school email so they can access their ATAR after finishing school.

Study Gold Coast Course Finder

There are currently 793 different courses and 46 scholarships listed, from 95 Gold Coast education and training providers. To date, there have been over 140,000 total page views of the course finder, with the most searched fields of study being Health and Medicine, Computer Science and IT, and Business and Management. We will continue to promote this resource to prospective students both onshore and offshore as a critical tool in their destination decision-making process.  Check it out at:


University of the Sunshine Coast (USQ)

USC’s Early Offer Guarantee gives Year 12 students in Australia the opportunity to secure a guaranteed place at USC as early as August. These offers are made before the release of Year 12 results, so students don’t have to wait to start planning their uni journey. Early and guaranteed offers are made to students based on the recommendations of their school Principal. Applications open 3 August 2021.Learn more:

*Note: All offers made before 19 November will be conditional on students completing Year 12, so it’s important that students stay engaged and complete their exams.

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Our courses can help turn your passion into a rewarding career. At QUT you’ll have access to award-winning lecturers, the most advanced technology and learning spaces, and heaps of hands-on industry experience. Entry in 2022 can be based on your:

  • ATAR,
  • IB Diploma result, or
  • Completed VET Certificate IV or Diploma.

Check out our website for everything you need to find a course, apply for uni, and get ready to start the next stage of your learning. Need more help? Chat to our team of friendly advisers. Missed QUT Open Day? Check out the highlights.

University of Central Queensland (USQ)

Open Day Sessions: Join us at the CQUniversity face-to-face open house events and information sessions, plus online chats and virtual open days so you can get the answers you need to pursue your study path. Get advice and chat to us about:

  • TAFE and uni Courses
  • Pathways
  • Scholarships
  • Academic and support services
  • Career advice
  • Plus much more!

Let us help you be what you want to be! For more information and to register for an Open Day event visit


The University of Sydney

Undergraduate events

Join us at one of our upcoming online events

We host a number of online events to help you discover what it’s like to study a bachelor’s degree here. Our events are best suited for students from Years 10-12, and include tips on your school subjects, preparing for uni and how to choose a course.  Learn more at:

University of New England.

UNE Early Entry: UNE Early Entry is open to all Year 12 applicants. Early Entry relies on your school’s assessment of your attributes and abilities

Apply directly to UNE online:

  • No application fees.
    • Know in November that you have a place at UNE to relieve the pressure of waiting for results.
    •Get into uni with or without an ATAR score.
    •No UAC/QTAC applications required.
    •Applying through UNE Early Entry does not prevent you from making another application through a Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply now to secure your place for 2022
Enquires: Free Call 1800 818 865



SAE is a dynamic global institute, located in Brisbane, Byron Bay, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth, our Australian students are creatives who excel in programs across Animation, Audio & Music, Creative Industries, Design, Film, Games, and Web & Mobile.

Are you creatively inclined and thinking about studying creative media? Get behind the scenes and explore your passion at SAE. Find out:


Open Day

Join us virtually, this Saturday 14 August, for our annual Open Day. Get to know our lecturers, students and alumni, join live chats and panel discussions and take a virtual campus tour. There are drop-in sessions throughout the day including a Short Course and Industry Certificate Q&A at 1.30pm. Register here:


This year, we’re bringing ADFA Open Day to you, with a virtual Open Day experience. From 4:30pm on Saturday August 21, tune in on Facebook Live and ask a panel of experts all your ADFA questions – whether they’re about your education, military training, or what life’s like on campus.  The event will also run livestreams related to several different areas of study. Until then, if you want to read about the kinds of degree you can get at ADFA.  For more information:

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