Is English required for a good ATAR score?

I have read from many Australian websites that to get an ATAR score I must take Level 3 English. However, I didn’t know this before, and I have (nearly) completed the year with L3 Geography instead (as it is considered an English rich subject in NZ).

The subjects I take are: Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Digital Programming and Design. And the course I am looking to get into was the Bachelor of Nursing at Queensland University of Technology which requires an ATAR of 87.

I have already gained Excellence endorsed this year, but I was wondering if my ATAR would be significantly lowered due to the absence of English?