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 and UTAS College units are typically about half the 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.)

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 applies to Music/Creative Arts units for 2014 and 2015 entry to UTAS (i.e. for Year 11/12 study taken in 2013 and 2014). From 2016 onwards.

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