ATAR/OP comparison table

Since the late 1990s, all Australian states and territories (except Queensland) have used a common measure to rank Year 12 students for university admission. In 2010 the Australasian Conference of Tertiary Admission Centres, of which UAC is a member, agreed that a common name for this measure would be adopted: the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).

Queensland, however, ranks Year 12 students using the Overall Position (OP) measure.

The table below shows how the ATAR equated to Queensland OPs in 2018. This table should only be used as a guide to how 2019 ATARs and OPs will equate.

2018 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)

2018 Queensland Overall Position (OP)

99.95

1

99.50

1

99.00

1

98.50

2

98.00

2

97.50

2

97.00

3

96.50

3

96.00

3

95.50

3

95.00

4

94.00

4

93.00

5

92.00

5

91.00

6

90.00

6

89.00

7

88.00

7

87.00

7

86.00

8

85.00

8

84.00

8

83.00

9

82.00

9

81.00

9

80.00

10

75.00

12

70.00

13

65.00

15

60.00

17

55.00

18

50.00

19

45.00

20

40.00

21

35.00

21

30.00

21