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Head Start

Are you a motivated, high-achieving Year 10, 11 or 12 student?

USQ Head Start is our academic extension program where you can study one university subject during a semester, allowing you to get a head start on your university studies early.

Semester 1 entry is only for currently enrolled Year 11 and 12 students. Semester 2 & 3 entry is available for Year 10, 11 & 12 students as long as they meet all other entry requirements.

Why study Head Start?

thumbsup        Entry straight into USQ - Complete a course and gain entry into a related USQ degree! (Remember, you’ll also need to meet the degree pre-requisites). 
books   Get ahead - Prepare yourself for university by getting a feel for on-campus or online study, developing uni-level study skills and discovering more about your potential degree, all before you graduate Year 12!
notepad   Gain credit - You may gain credit for the courses you pass, which means you’ll have fewer courses to study when you start your degree.
two   Increase your QCE credits - Receive two credits towards your Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) for each USQ Head Start course successfully completed. You can receive a maximum of eight credits.
piggybank   Save money - The first course is free! Want to study more? Additional courses are offered at a discount.

USQ Head Start Testimonials

Want to hear from our Head Start students and their support crew on their experience? Discover what uni life is like, all before you finish school!

Contact our Schools Engagement Team