Centre for University Pathways and Partnerships

HAP and the ATAR

A collaboration between UTAS and the TQA allows results in the High Achiever Program (HAP) and some UTAS College units to be counted towards the ATAR.

HAP a units are typically about half the size of a TQA Level 3 course. UTAS College units are typically about the same size of a TQA Level 3 course.The ATAR is based on the best five results in TQA Level 3 courses so the idea of the 'best five' results for students who wish to include HAP or UTAS College results becomes the 'best five equivalent' results.  

A limit of 25% of first year study at UTAS in the HAP or UTAS College Program can be counted in the calculation of the ATAR. (However, if students complete additional UTAS units taught in place of the TCE subject* via UTAS College this may also be counted towards their ATAR.)

In order to provide for the inclusion of any 12.5% University units in the calculation of your ATAR, all Level 3 subjects you have completed have the ATAR score halved. Each half score is then the equivalent of a university unit. The best 10 half scores (with at least 6 in Year 12) are then selected to determine the ATAR. Further explanation and examples can be found in the High Achiever Program section.

The best five results may include Full UTAS units undertaken as part of the High Achiever Program or University College Program.

*The exception to this limitation are units that are taught in place of the TCE curriculum, specifically three UCP music units - FCJ110 Music Technology Projects, FCP113 Foundation Practical Study and FCP120 Advanced Practical Studies and two Latin units HTL101 Latin 1A and HTL102 Latin 1B. NOTE these two Latin units can ONLY be studied via the HAP program; they are not available in the UCP.

The Subject Scores applied to UTAS units are listed below.

*The exception to this limitation is units that are taught in place of the TCE curriculum, specifically Music and Latin.

Table 1: Scaled scores for all UTAS approved subjects pre 2016 (see note for 2016 and beyond)
Table 2: Scaled scores for Music/Creative Arts UTAS approved subjects to apply from 2016 (ie for Year 11/12 study in 2015)
TQA Subject Score UTAS Mark UTAS Grade
26 90+ HD
25.5 89 HD
25 88 HD
24.5 87 HD
24 86 HD
23.5 85 HD
23 84 HD
22.5 83 HD
22 82 HD
21.5 81 HD
21 80 HD
20.5 79 DN
20 78 DN
19.5 77 DN
19 76 DN
18.5 75 DN
18 74 DN
17.5 73 DN
17 72 DN
16.5 71 DN
16 70 DN
15.5 69 CR
15 68 CR
14.5 67 CR
14 66 CR
13.5 65 CR
13 64 CR
12.5 63 CR
12 62 CR
11.5 61 CR
11 60 CR
10.5 59 PA
10 58 PA
9.5 57 PA
9 56 PA
8.5 55 PA
8 54 PA
7.5 53 PA
7 52 PA
6.5 51 PA
6 50 PA

Note: Table 1 will only apply to Music/Creative Arts units for 2014 and 2015 entry to the University (i.e. for Year 11/12 study taken in 2013 and 2014). From 2016 onward Table 2 applies.

TQA Subject Score UTAS Mark UTAS Grade
23 88+ HD
22.5 87 HD
22 86 HD
21.5 85 HD
21 84 HD
20.5 83 HD
20 82 HD
19.5 81 HD
19 80 HD
18.5 78 and 79 DN
18 77 DN
17.5 76 DN
17 75 DN
16.5 74 DN
16 73 DN
15.5 72 DN
15 71 DN
14.5 70 DN
14 69 CR
13.5 68 CR
13 67 CR
12.5 66 CR
12 65 CR
11.5 64 CR
11 63 CR
10.5 62 CR
10 61 CR
9.5 60 CR
9 59 PA
8.5 58 PA
8 57 PA
7.5 56 PA
7 55 PA
6.5 54 PA
6 53 PA

Further information on the ATAR for Tasmanian students is available at:

www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/admissions/requirements.html#seniorsecondary