USQ Head Start

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USQ Head Start subjects are available to students in Years Eleven and Twelve. Head Start subjects run for one semester, although students can elect to study additional subjects in subsequent semesters.

While many of the units are available externally, USQ's location in Toowoomba makes it ideal for students to study on-campus.

The advantages of completing a USQ Headstart subject include:

The first subject studied through the Headstart program is tuition-fee free. The only financial cost to students is transport and textbooks.

Students are able to get a taste for both uni life and the field of study which they are thinking of pursuing.

A pass in a USQ Headstart subject provides guaranteed entry into USQ, upon successful completion of Year Twelve and, provided that the subject pre-requisites are met.

To gain entry to the Head Start Program, students must have a B average on their latest report card. USQ recommends that Head Start students allocate 10 hours per week of study time to their subject.

For information regarding the USQ Headstart Program and the subjects currently on offer, see

Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are interested in undertaking a USQ Head Start subject.

The College's Senior High Non-School-Based Elective Parent and Student Agreement, which needs to be signed by students and parents before a Head Start subject is commenced, can be downloaded by clicking here.

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