The Queensland Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (CATP) program offers
comparable Year 12 level subjects for adult learners wishing to gain tertiary admission.
In order to be awarded the Queensland CATP, students must successfully complete 10
modules, the majority of which must be completed subjects, including the subject Language
and Learning Skills. Each subject may comprise of 2 or 3 modules.
Students may complete the entire program or choose to partially complete the certificate.
Studies are offered through TAFE Queensland as well as some private providers (e.g.
Hubbard’s School), and can be studied on-campus or via distance education.
For entry to all undergraduate programs at The University of Queensland (UQ) applicants
must meet two basic entry requirements:
1. satisfy the prerequisite requirements (including subject prerequisites and other
2. possess an entry rank high enough for a place in the program†
† Entry ranks range from 1 to 99 (maximum). As admission is competitive the entry rank cut-offs for programs can fluctuate from
year to year.
For detailed program information, including prerequisite requirements and entry rank cut-offs
from previous admission periods, please refer to the University’s Undergraduate Prospectus
for Australian Students or website: www.uq.edu.au/study.
The successful completion (i.e. pass or grade of J1) of the following CATP subjects (which
may comprise of 2 or 3 modules for subjects completed since 2008) will meet the listed
subject prerequisites for entry to all undergraduate programs at UQ
QLD Year 12 Subject Prerequisites
Language & Learning Skills (2 modules)
Mathematics (2 modules)
Mathematics A (4,SA)
Pure Mathematics (3 modules)
Mathematics B (4,SA)
Biology (2 modules)
Biological Science (4,SA)
Chemistry (3 modules)
Physics (3 modules)
Certificate IV in Adult