The advice from Pat Smith of QTAC for those who might be in despair this morning is that it's never too late to make new plans for further education.
The advice from Pat Smith of QTAC for those who might be in despair this morning is that it's never too late to make new plans for further education. Google Maps

OP wait is over for Year 12s

NEARLY 30,000 Queensland Year 12s will be sweating on today's release of OP results and it's inevitable many will be disappointed things didn't turn out as planned.

Students who have already applied through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre might have to reassess their options if their results are not as good as expected.

But the advice from Pat Smith of QTAC for those who might be in despair this morning is that it's never too late to make new plans for further education.

She said students should review their course choices in light of their results and ensure that "in addition to ideal and realistic courses in their preference list, they also include courses that can be used as an upgrading pathway".

Seniors have until January 5 to change their preferences for university and TAFE studies and can go online to explore course alternatives.

"It's important that students have fully explored their options and have a Plan B ready in case they do not receive an offer in their first preference," Mrs Smith said.

The most popular first choice courses this year are health related, followed by society and culture. The highest growth areas have been in agriculture, environmental studies, engineering, information technology and science.

For more information phone QTAC on 1300 467 822.



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