Prerequisites are intended to ensure students have an appropriate level of foundational knowledge to successfully undertake a program.

There are different ways you can satisfy prerequisites for undergraduate programs. These include: 

Senior external examinations

Each year, the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority administers the following examinations:

  • English
  • Mathematics A
  • Mathematics B
  • Biological Science
  • Chemistry
  • Physics.

Minimum grade required: Sound Achievement.

If you have any questions, please contact: 

Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority
Phone: +61 (7) 3864 0211
Website: Senior External Examinations 


Unilearn offers self-paced distance education modules based on the following Year 12 subjects:

  • Senior Mathematics (Mathematics B)
  • Chemistry 
  • Biology 
  • Physics.

Minimum grade required: Pass.

If you have any questions, please contact: 

Learning Network Queensland 
Phone: +61 (7) 3307 4768

QUT bridging courses

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) offers the following bridging courses:

  • Mathematics B 
  • Chemistry. 

Minimum grade required: 4.

If you have any questions, please contact: 

QUT Continuing Professional Education 
Phone: +61 (7) 3138 9320
Website: Science and Mathematics Short Courses

USQ tertiary preparation program

The University of Southern Queensland offers the following studies on an external basis:

  • Studying to Succeed (English)
  • Maths Tertiary Level A, or Maths Tertiary Level B (Mathematics A)
  • Maths Tertiary Level C, or Maths Tertiary Level D (Mathematics B).

Minimum grade required: Pass (or 4).

If you have any questions, please contact: 

University of Southern Queensland
Phone: +61 1800 269 500    
Website: Tertiary Preparation Program

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