This information is relevant to 2019 school leavers seeking entry to UQ programs in 2020.

Queensland students

I'm a current Year 12 student eligible for an OP. How are adjustment factors applied?

Your OP will be converted to an entry rank and any adjustments are added onto this rank. You will then be considered for admission to UQ on the basis of your new entry rank.

OP to rank conversions change from year to year, based on the performance of that year's student cohort. Contact us for more information.

Interstate students

I'm completing my secondary studies interstate and will receive an ATAR. Can I still get adjustment factors?

Yes. Your ATAR will be converted to a QTAC selection rank and any adjustments will be added to this rank.

Non-school leavers

I'm not a current Year 12 school leaver – I completed studies in 2018 (or earlier). Can I get adjustments for completing a foreign language or Maths C through Senior External Examinations?

No. Unfortunately, you aren’t eligible for the Subject Incentive Scheme – it's only for students who are currently completing Year 12.

Language Other Than English (LOTE) adjustment factors

Which language subjects qualify for adjustments?

LOTE authority subjects offered by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) qualify for the LOTE adjustment. Equivalent subjects from other approved senior programs are also eligible. 

Can I get the LOTE adjustment if the LOTE subject I am completing is my native language?

Yes. The LOTE adjustment is available to eligible students for any QCAA LOTE subject (or equivalent), regardless of your first language.

Doctor of Medicine (Provisional Entry)

If adjustments increase my rank to 99 (i.e. the equivalent of an OP 1), am I eligible for entry to the Doctor of Medicine? 

Yes. If the addition of adjustments lifts your entry rank to 99, you are eligible for admission to the MD (Provisional Entry). 

Students with an OP 1 or Entry Rank 99

How does the Subject Incentive Scheme help me?

If you achieved an OP 1 before the addition of any adjustments, the Subject Incentive Scheme will not change your score. It isn't possible to adjust a score above the maximum achievable band. 

Two programs that typically require OP1 / Entry Rank 99 are the Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours). In these programs, UCAT scores are also used to assess students. Adjustments do not apply to UCAT scores.

OP-ineligible students

I'm completing Year 12 in Queensland this year, but will not be qualifying for an OP. QTAC informs me that my entry rank will be calculated based on my subject results and performance in the Queensland Core Skills Test. As I’m not getting an OP, can I still qualify for adjustments?

Yes, you can have adjustments added onto the OP-ineligible entry rank calculated by QTAC.

Visit the QTAC website for more information about how your OP-ineligible rank is calculated. 

Less than four semesters of eligible subjects

Will I get adjustments if I have completed less than four semester units in LOTE and/or Maths C?

No. Unfortunately, you are not eligible for the Subject Incentive Scheme. Adjustments are only available if you have completed four semesters of Sound Achievement or higher (or equivalent).

I completed the equivalent of Year 11 overseas and have moved to Queensland this year. I have been told I will get an OP because the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) has given me credit for my Year 11 studies. Will I still get the adjustments considering I have completed only two semesters in Queensland?

Yes. If the QCAA has determined you have covered the relevant content overseas or interstate and you are eligible for an OP, then you are also eligible for the Subject Incentive Scheme.

Subject Incentive Scheme

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