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Improve your OP with TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Improve your OP with TAFE Queensland Brisbane

If you don't have an Overall Position (OP) or your want to improve the one you have, a TAFE Queensland Brisbane qualification can help you on your way to achieving your goals.

For example:

  • Certificate III equals an OP16
  • Certificate IV equals an OP13
  • Diploma equals an OP9 or OP10
  • Advanced Diploma equals an OP6

School alternatives

If you didn't finish school or get an OP score, but you now want to go to university, then the Adult Tertiary Preparation course is for you.

This course gives you the skills and knowledge needed to complete a diploma at TAFE Queensland or a bachelor degree at university.

You'll learn about:

  • technology
  • communication
  • teamwork
  • problem solving
  • initiative and enterprise
  • time management
  • self-discipline

It's completely independent of the school system but we do like you to have completed Year 10 or equivalent and be at least 18 years old, or turn 18 during the first semester, before you start.

If you're not yet 18 and are looking to complete Years 11 or 12, our alternative Senior Studies and Vocational Pathways Program at Alexandra Hills is the course for you.   
Download the Senior Studies Program Guide (PDF, 2.46MB)

You can with Unilearn

Unilearn is another great way TAFE Queensland Brisbane can help you get into university.

Imagine doing two years of high school in one, and in the comfort of your own home. These intensive courses cover work usually done in Year 11 and 12. Such as:

  • biology
  • chemistry
  • economics
  • English
  • maths
  • physics
  • academic literacy skills
  • successful study skills / get prepared to study online

Doing two or more of these courses can increase your OP score, getting you into the university, and career of your dreams.

This is how the results from your Unilearn courses are used to calculate your rank:

Subjects Completed

Minimum rank awarded with a GPA 4.0 (Pass)

Maximum rank awarded with a GPA 6.5+ (High Distinction)

OP equivalent scale

Two subjects*
(only some universities)



OP14 - OP9

Three subjects*



OP12 - OP8

Four or more subjects*



OP12 - OP7

 *The courses used for ranking calculations exclude Successful Study Skills and Get Prepared to Study online.

For further information on how the above applies to your specific circumstances, please call QTAC on 1300 467 822.