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Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) Information

For any year 12 students/parents wanting information on how to apply to a Queensland University please go to for a variety of resources and support.

Direct Entry to Tertiary Study
Gold Coast High School students are very fortunate as they can apply for direct entry to Griffith University, Southern Cross University, Bond University and Gold Coast Institute of TAFE.

PBC has partnered with Griffith, Southern Cross and Bond Universities​ where  students can gain direct entry to University courses via the Griffith Connect Programs/GUESTS, Southern Cross STAR Program/Headstart and Bond University Student for a semester programs.

Griffith Connect programs include:

  • Griff Biology
  • Griff Business
  • Griff Health
  • Griff Engineering
  • Griff Chemistry
  • Griff Physics

These programs are studied at school. Students need to register for the "Griff" programs in Year 11 through their class teachers or course coordinators.

Griffith GUESTS Program

Open to year 11 and 12 students who wish to study a university subject through Griffith while at school

Southern Cross STAR program

Year 12 students apply and are recommended by the school based on their results.

Southern Cross Headstart Program

Is available to year 11 and 12 students where they can study a university subject while at school.

Bond University – Student for a semester

Open to Year 11 and 12 students who wish to study a university subject through Bond while at school​

Tertiary Scholarships


Universities offer scholarship to Year 12 students. There are four types of scholarships:

  • Academic - Students who achieve an OP 1 - 3
  • Equity - Low family income. Student is usually on Youth Allowance
  • Faculty - Related to your course
  • Indigenous heritage
  • Sporting - State or National Representative

Universities provide scholarship information on their websites in July each year. Applications are completed online and documents supporting your application may need to be submitted at a later date.

The exception to this is Bond University. Applications open in April and close 31 July each year. ​

Griffith University Scholarships

The Sir Samuel Griffith Scholarship is for an OP1 student with a high level of community service/leadership and covers full fees. The Griffith Connect Academic Excellence scholarship is for a high achiever nominated by the school and is worth $3,000. There are also Faculty Scholarships (worth up to $5,000/year) and sporting scholarships for those representing at state or national level.​​

​Universities, TAFES and Colleges


Website information of tertiary education facilities in Queensland

Australian Catholic University ( )

Bond University ( )

Griffith University (

QUT (Qld University of Technology) ( )

Southern Cross University ( )
Campus tours any week day: Call 1800 626 481

University of Queensland (

University of Southern Queensland (
Toowoomba and Springfield

University of the Sunshine Coast ( )

QANTM College ( )
Media and Creative Arts

Media and Audio Production
Byron Bay, Brisbane

Gold Coast TAFE (

Southbank Institute of Technology (

TAFE Queensland (
Lists all courses at all campuses

Kingscliff, Lismore, Murwillumbah

Defence Force (www.defencejobs.
Coolangatta Office 5569 3900​​