Tertiary programs


MacGregor provides senior students with the opportunity to engage in university studies while completing their secondary education.

All applications are managed by the school guidance (contact details below) officer to ensure students make good decisions about their university options.

The following list indicates areas of university study accessed by past students:

Queensland University of Technology

  • Accounting
  • Architecture
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Creative Industries
  • Education
  • Information Technology
  • Psychology

Griffith University 

  • Engineering
  • Events Management
  • Journalism
  • Music

University of Queensland

  • Arts
  • Biology
  • Law

More information is available from our Guidance Officer, Sarah Round

Griffith University

Griffith University Year 12 Business Program

Students can participate in a three-day intensive on-campus experience in one of the three strands: Business Management, Commerce or Tourism, Hotel, Event and Sport Management.  The goal of this program is to encourage study in business through linking the curriculum of schools and universities; fostering positive relationships between students, teachers and academic staff; and exposing high school students to the tertiary environment.  The Griffith Business Year 12 Program aims to help students make the transition from the supported framework of school, to the flexible and autonomous nature of tertiary studies. The program may also lead to direct entry into a university business course with eligibility to apply for a $2500 bursary. Further details are available through the Business and Technology Department.

Griffith University Year 11 Ambassadors Program

This program offers a unique opportunity for high school students to expand their understanding of the business world and develop real-life enterprise skills.  Open to high achieving Year 11 students studying a business subject, the program explores one relevant business topic in each seminar and provides students the opportunity to become a Business Ambassador for their school.  Students meet three times per year at Griffith University to participate in a series of activities that are designed to develop student’s knowledge on the nominated topic and introduce them to a university environment.  Successful students can apply to participate in the Year 12 Business Program offered by the university. Further details are available through the Business and Technology Department.

Go Health, Go Griffith Program

This unique program is open to Year 11 Health Education students as a direct pathway to University. Unlike most other programs students can begin this program half way through Year 11 with the conclusion of the course in the middle of Year 12 to allow a strong focus on school studies. The course work is done in the Health Education class with a few visits to the university. The capacity to gain 10 credit points towards a degree using the work from a school subject is an appealing aspect of the program. See the attached flyer.  Further details are available through the Health and Physical Education Department.

Griffith Guests Program

Through the Griffith University Early Start to Tertiary Studies (GUESTS) Program, motivated students can study a university course (subject) while at high school. They can experience the challenge and excitement of university life, and have the chance to receive guaranteed entry into Griffith University. For more information refer to the Guidance Officer.

Queensland University of Technology


START QUT is a university-wide program that gives you the opportunity to complete one or two QUT units alongside your Year 12 studies. You can trial potential study areas, experience the university lifestyle and gain an understanding of the differences between high school and university. START QUT members are part of the student community and attend lectures, tutorials or workshops with other QUT students. START QUT gives you the real QUT experience and sets you up for future success in your university studies. Further details and application guidelines are available from the Guidance Officer.

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Accounting Forum

A seminar designed to orientate students to the university and, in particular, the professional pathways studying accounting can offer.  Students may choose to attend a variety of seminars during the day covering topics aligned with the school curriculum, as well as accounting as a profession. Further details are available through the Business and Technology Department.

University of Queensland

Enhanced Studies Program (ESP)

ESP provides students with an opportunity to extend their knowledge and find out more about university study, assessment and campus life by doing a university subject during semester one of Year 12.

Whatever your interests, UQ offers a selection of entry courses in:

Engineering/IT, Humanities, Science and Maths, Business and Law, and Languages

Students who successfully complete the ESP will be eligible to receive one bonus point towards their University entrance rank through UQ’s Bonus Rank Scheme.

ESP students who later enrol in a relevant UQ degree may receive credit for their completed course. ESP study also counts towards astudent’s Queensland Certificate of Education(QCE).

If you are a Queensland high school student currently in year 11, and with a B+ or higher average during year 11 you are eligible to apply.

Please see the Guidance Officer for further details.

Last reviewed 20 May 2020
Last updated 20 May 2020