The Queensland Academies Creative Industries benefits from a unique partnership between Education Queensland and the University of Technology (QUT), in particular the dynamic and world leading Creative Industries Faculty.
In this partnership, QUT will benefit from an association with the state’s most talented and high performing students.
Our students will gain from an early measured introduction to tertiary life that will better prepare them for the university experience.
QUT/Academy Partnership Benefits
As part of the Queensland University of Technology’s educational precinct, the Queensland Academies Creative Industries continues to forge a meaningful relationship with the university to provide key opportunities for students. Arrangements regarding the START QUT program have been negotiated to enable students to successfully complete only one tertiary subject and access an extensive range of guaranteed entry degree programs. A number of Advanced Standing Arrangements specifically addressing the Creative Industries Faculty at QUT have been established and we are continuing to expand on these arrangements across the university faculties.
In addition, all QACI students have associate membership of QUT libraries. This means our students can access a richer range of research and study materials to enhance their study of the International Baccalaureate. Students can access QUT libraries seven days per week and have access options after school and during flexible study time. QACI staff regularly liaise with colleagues at QUT with the view to developing curricular alignment and synergies within their programs.
In this partnership, QUT will benefit from the articulated route for the state’s most talented and high performing students. Our students will gain from an early measured introduction to tertiary life that will better prepare them for what many young people consider to be the culture shock of the first year university experience.
International Baccalaureate Guarantee
Currently we will provide guaranteed entry to most of our undergraduate degrees to domestic students who complete an International Baccalaureate Diploma with a score of 33 or better.
Students with a score 33 will automatically be deemed eligible for admission to all courses currently available under our existing OP 1-5 Guarantee program.
Students with IBD scores higher than 33 will continue to be considered for admission to the small number of highly selective courses not covered by the OP 1-5 guarantee.
IBD students with a score of 32 or lower will continue to be assessed under existing arrangements. They will continue to be eligible for bonus ranks for completing a language and Maths C.
Credit for Prior Learning
International Baccalaureate studies: If you have completed an International Baccalaureate Diploma, you can apply for academic credit towards a range of our undergraduate science and engineering degree programs.
Griffith University Partnerships
We have been fortunate to have the opportunity in 2010 to begin to expand and build upon our relationships with both the University of Queensland and Griffith University. New opportunities and exciting arrangements with these universities are currently in progress. On the agenda are opportunities for increased experiences on university campuses, increased recognition and value of the rigor of the IB program, and early entry programs. QACI looks forward to further developing these partnerships and exploring the opportunities for students.
Griffith University Recognition
Credit for Film study
Students from our campus who study Film can receive 20 credit points at Griffith University. For more information click here.
University of Queensland Partnerships
Currently UQ awards credits into a range of undergraduate degree programs for studies completed in an IB Diploma.
The University of Queensland’s Young Scholars Program provides high achieving secondary students with an opportunity to engage with UQ’s academic community and like-minded students across Queensland. Furthermore, students are challenged to think critically about some of the major global issues and through their participation in the program are exposed to a wide range of potential study areas and career opportunities.
Benefits of the Program include:
- Early familiarisation with the campus and campus life
- Challenging discussions lead by some of Australia’s leading teaching and research academics
- Information sessions on study pathways and possible careers
- Opportunities to build networks with like-minded students
- Mentoring from current UQ students
- Access to upcoming information including programs, scholarships and events
- Preference for overseas study scholarships when enrolled at UQ
The Program includes:
- A five day/four night residential camp in November-December
- A reunion day the following year
While on campus the students are housed in one of UQ’s residential colleges. The Program is administered and supervised by University staff. The Program does incur a cost which covers all meals, activities and accommodation.
QACI has been associated with the UQ Young Scholars Program for a number of years. Students are invited to apply in Year 11 and the selection process is quite stringent.