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Other Admission Consideration

When applying to study with CQUniversity, you will need to provide information about yourself and details of the course that you are applying for. Here you will find other admission considerations that may be applicable to you.

If you are applying for the Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine) you may be eligible to receive up to 5 ATAR/rank adjustments through the Subject Incentive Scheme and Rural Access Scheme. These assistance schemes are only applicable if you are applying for the Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine) and do not apply in any other instances when applying to study at CQUniversity.

All applications to study with CQUniversity are assessed in accordance with the Admission to CQUniversity Coursework Courses Policy and Procedure so before you apply, make sure you check the entry requirements for the course you are interested in. You will find the entry requirements that you need to meet detailed under the Entry Requirements section on our course pages. You will also find any English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements for the course you wish to study under this Entry Requirements section.

CQUniversity makes year-round offers for most courses.

  • Term 1 offers will take place between August and February.
  • Term 2 offers will occur between March and June
  • Term 3 offers will occur between August and October.

Applications and enrolments for most VET courses are open throughout the year. Check the course web page to identify when a course is available and applications are open.

During the application process, you will be asked to nominate if you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin. If you indicate this indigenous status, the Office of Indigenous Engagement will be advised, so that they can make contact with you to make you aware of the support you will receive as an indigenous student with CQUniversity.

Domestic applicants who are relying on qualifications gained overseas to meet course entry requirements must have that qualification validated for it to be used in the assessment process. Overseas qualification must be deemed by the Australian Education International Office of Overseas Recognition (AEI_NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by a Tertiary Admissions Centre and CQUniversity.

CQUniversity is a member of the Elite Athlete Friendly University Network (EAFUN). Under this arrangement, CQUniversity students who are recognised as elite athletes, coaches or performers are provided with the assistance they need at university, so they can meet their educational, sporting and performance commitments. This means that, where possible, we will provide you with flexible arrangements for study, assessment and/or attendance, along with other support, to assist you, as an elite student athlete, coach or performer to achieve your sporting, performance and education goals.

You can find out more information and check eligibility criteria, by viewing our Elite Athlete, Coach and Performer Policy.

Subject Incentive Scheme

If you are applying for CM17 Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine) you may be eligible to receive ATAR/rank adjustments for successfully completing specific Year 12 subjects or university-level study while at school.

Find out what subjects can provide adjustment factors, how many adjustment points subjects attract, and how to apply for the subject incentive scheme below.

ATAR/Rank Adjustments

The number of ATAR/rank adjustments you can receive depends on the subjects/units you complete. You can receive:

  • 2 ATAR/rank adjustments for achieving a grade of C or higher in Units 3 and 4 of an approved language other than English subject (or an equivalent subject from another approved senior program)
  • 2 ATAR/rank adjustments for achieving a grade of C or higher in Units 3 and 4 of Queensland Specialist Mathematics (or equivalent)
  • 1 ATAR/rank adjustment for successfully completing an eligible unit through CQUniversity's Start Uni Now (SUN) program. See below for a list of approved units.
Start Uni Now (SUN) Approved Units

SUN is a CQUniversity initiative that offers high school students the opportunity to complete university units in their senior years. Completing one or all of the below SUN units will provide you with a maximum of 1 ATAR/rank adjustment when applying for the Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine).

  • CHEM11043 Atoms, Molecules and Matter
  • ESSC11004 Study and Research Skills for Health Science
  • ESSC11002 Measurement and Evaluation in Health Science

Students who successfully complete any of the specified SUN units may be eligible for credit transfer into the Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine). Credit transfer would be dependent on the student being successful in gaining admission into CM17 Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine). Find out more about studying in CQUniversity's SUN program.

How to Apply for the Subject Incentive Scheme

When you submit your application to QTAC for the Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine), adjustments to your ATAR/rank will be applied automatically for eligible subjects.

If you have completed SUN units, you will need to provide extra details in your QTAC application and upload a copy of your transcript to the supporting documentation section. Visit the academic transcripts page to find out how to get a copy of your transcript or phone 13 27 86.

Please note, the total adjustments an applicant is eligible to receive is capped at 5 ATAR/rank adjustments across all eligible schemes including the Subject Incentive Scheme, Rural Access Scheme, and Educational Access Scheme.

Rural Access Scheme

The Rural Access Scheme is exclusively available to students applying to study in the Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine) at CQUniversity. Under the Rural Access Scheme, you may be eligible to apply for 2 ATAR/rank adjustments if you have lived in Rural Australia, or 3 ATAR/rank adjustments if you have lived in both rural Australia and Central Queensland or Wide Bay.

Rural Australia

If you are applying for CM17 Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine), and have lived in rural and remote areas of Australia, you may be eligible to receive 2 ATAR/rank adjustments to help boost your selection rank.

Rural Australia means a remoteness area in categories ASGS-RA 2 to ASGS-RA 5, in accordance with the Australian Statistical Geography Standard - Remoteness Area System.

To identify as a resident of rural Australia, applicants must submit an application and supporting documentation to demonstrate residence of at least 10 years cumulatively or any 5 years consecutively in rural Australia since birth. Two adjustments will be available for eligible applicants who are verified residents of rural Australia, and applying for CM17 Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine).

Find out what supporting documentation you will need to supply below.

Central Queensland and Wide Bay

Applicants who are verified residents of rural Australia AND verified residents of Central Queensland and Wide Bay will receive a further 1 adjustment; making a total of 3 adjustments available for eligible applicants from Central Queensland and Wide Bay applying for CM17 Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine).

To identify as a resident of Central Queensland or Wide Bay applicants must submit an application and supporting documentation to demonstrate residence of at least 10 years cumulatively or any 5 years consecutively in Central Queensland and/or Wide Bay since birth.

Central Queensland and Wide Bay means the geographic area defined by the following Local Government Areas, which comprises the designated catchment of the Regional Medical Pathway (or view the Central Queensland and Wide Bay Boundaries map for visual reference):

  • Banana
  • Barcaldine
  • Barcoo
  • Blackall Tambo
  • Boulia
  • Bundaberg
  • Central Highlands
  • Diamantina
  • Fraser Coast
  • Gladstone
  • Gympie
  • Isaac
  • Livingstone
  • Longreach
  • North Burnett
  • Rockhampton
  • Winton
  • Woorabinda

Find out what supporting documentation you will need to supply below.

How to Apply for the Rural Access Scheme

Applications for the Rural Access Scheme are administered by QTAC. When you apply for CM17 Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine), you'll need to provide documents that prove your rural background together with the QTAC cover sheet for the Rural Access Scheme.

The types of documentation may include supporting letters from: a school, university or workplace, health care professional, pharmacist or government agency stating your residential address during the period of enrolment/employment or engagement in that service.

Supporting documents may also include: other documents to verify the duration of residency such as utility bills or bank statements showing your (or your family’s) address at the time of issue, and dates/length of time of residency. These documents can be in your parents’ name(s).

Please note, the total adjustments an applicant is eligible to receive is capped at 5 ATAR/rank adjustments across all eligible schemes including the Subject Incentive Scheme, Rural Access Scheme, and Educational Access Scheme.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Admission Pathway
CM17 Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine)

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants may choose to apply for CM17 Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine) via the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Admission pathway. This admission pathway requires you to complete year 12 (must be the first attempt in the year of application) and progress through a number of steps.

1. QTAC Application

You will need to complete a QTAC application and supply your resume, a personal statement and confirmation of your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status. You will also need to provide a copy of your Year 11 results. We encourage all applicants to complete the recommended study to be well prepared to succeed in the course.

Confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Identity

At CQUniversity, we have adopted a protocol that outlines a process for confirming Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural identity, and what documentation is acceptable to verify your identity. Please search for the Confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander or First Nations Identity Protocol in our policy library, for more detailed information.

2. Semi-Structured Interview

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend a semi-structured interview with CQUni’s Office of Indigenous Engagement (OIE) team where you will discuss your application in more detail.

3. Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIS)

Eligible applicants will be invited to progress to the next stage of the selection process and participate in the MMIs.

MMIs are designed to provide you with opportunities to demonstrate skills and qualities such as verbal communication, adaptability, and empathy. You will complete eight mini interviews which will take place in Rockhampton and Bundaberg.

Find out More

You can view a detailed summary of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander admission and the general admission pathways in the CQUni Entry Admission (PDF). This document also provides detailed information on the process to be selected for an interview and selection for an offer of a place in the course.

Visit the Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine) course page for detailed information on the course including entry requirements, course structure, fees and more.

For any questions about applying via the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander admission pathway, simply book a conversation with our team.

Ready to Apply?

If you are ready to apply, you can submit your application through QTAC - applications will open in August 2021.

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