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QTAC: Brisbane graduates receive first-round offers

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Thousands of hopeful tertiary students can breathe again after the first round of tertiary offers were released on Thursday morning.

Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre released 34,000 application results, spanning across a range of universities, TAFE and colleges across Queensland, northern New South Wales and Tasmania.

Frank Mudole, who graduated from Cavendish Road State High School last year, was accepted into his first preference, Bachelor of Engineering and mathematics at University of Queensland.

Mr Mudole chose engineering and mathematics to ensure he was in the best position for the future.

"I think the world is changing and if you prepare yourself for the change then you better yourself," he said.

Mr Mudole said he had to turn down a lot of parties in the last year.


"When you know what you are working for, you can sacrifice a lot of things to get what they want to get," he said.

"I wouldn't be in the place I am today without the friends that helped me, the teachers that guided me and the family that supported me.

"It is definitely the support network, you are never alone."

Jack Brand, who also graduated from Cavendish Road State High School said he was a "bit lost for words" when he found out he had been accepted for his first preference, a bachelor of business and engineering at Queensland University of Technology.

"I have always had an interest into how things work, but I have also really liked the accounting aspects behind it as well," he said.

"I thought this was the best way to marry the two together.

"I am going to go and have a nice dinner with the family tonight."

Erin O'Connor, a graduate from Faith Lutheran College, said she was excited to be studying midwifery at Australian Catholic University.

"I have always had a love for small children and babies and also the medical side of things," Ms O'Connor said.

Erin's mother Linda O'Connor said she was proud of her daughter.

"She has worked very hard," Ms O'Connor said.

"I am very proud of her, she is on cloud nine."

Eleanor Gallagher, who graduated from Mt Maria College last year, said she was excited after learning her application to study physiotherapy at UQ had been approved.

"I love the concept of helping people and fixing people, I think the human body is fascinating," Ms Gallagher said.

Ms Gallagher was looking forward to being able to apply all her hard work into a specific field that helps people get better.

"I think people strive to do their best and one of the best ways of helping people is working with them," she said.

QTAC CEO Dr John Griffiths said one third of tertiary hopefuls chose health-related studies, making it the most popular field of education for 2016.

"I think people want to get into a helping profession and they see an increase in demand in the health sector," Dr Griffiths said.

Within health studies, those choosing to study nursing had increased by 18.9 per cent.

Dr Griffiths said IT and engineering where also extremely popular choices among applicants.

"Often, it is really hard at 17, 18 to make an informed choice on what they want to do for the rest of their life," he said.

"I think IT is seen as a springboard into lots of things and engineering is also very popular."

Those who wish to change course preferences can do so by January 28, for the next offer round on February 4.

"We encourage everybody to pursue a qualification, it may not be their dream qualification at the start with, but to go back and have a think about what else they might like to get into," Dr Griffiths said.

A list of course vacancies is available online.

The wait


Been waiting up for uni offers and QTAC is down... Ah such a tease!

Posted by Katie Vidler on  Wednesday, January 13, 2016



Bah QTAC. "Congratulations on your offer" but you can't log in cause system is down. Grrrrrrrr

Posted by Naomi Barker on  Wednesday, January 13, 2016




Posted by Jaimie-Lea Rose on  Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Whoo hoo my baby girl has got her first uni choice offer from QTAC. She will be studying a dual degree in criminal...

Posted by Brett McIntyre on  Wednesday, January 13, 2016

I have just got my email from QTAC!!!! 🔬⚗ Bachelor of Biomedical Science at USC woot woot!!! ✌🏻️

Posted by Samantha McTaggart on  Wednesday, January 13, 2016