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Subject Selection Evening
Senior Education Options
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Queensland Certificate of Education
School Based Traineeship / Apprenticeship
Vocational Education
Non OP
OP
Queensland Certificate of Education
20 Credit Points
In a Set Pattern
• At a set level
• At a Set Standard
(Pass, Sound,
Equivalent)
• At least 12 credits
from completed core
courses of study
(equivalent of 3 school
subjects)
Meet Literacy and
Numeracy
Standards
• By passing English/
Maths in any semester
• Passing the Core Skills
Test
Queensland Certificate of Education
• Vocational Education certificates and School-Based Traineeships
and Apprenticeships also contribute credit towards the QCE. The
amount of credit awarded towards the QCE is dependant upon the
amount of learning completed.
• For further information go to: www.qsa.qld.edu.au and search for
QCE link.
Subjects Offered at St Mary’s College
• An ‘Authority’ Subject is one which has an accredited work program
written according to the Queensland Studies Authority Syllabus for that
subject.
• Results in Authority Subjects are used for calculation of the Overall
Position (OP).
• Contribute four points towards the achievement of the Queensland
Certificate of Education.
Authority Subjects
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Study of Religion
Accounting
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Drama
Visual Art
Music
English
Graphics
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Mathematics A
Mathematics B
Mathematics C
Physical Education
Information Technology Studies
Information Processing
Technology
• Geography
• Legal Studies
• Modern History
Authority Registered Subjects
• Authority Registered Subjects are written to a study plan as
outlined by the Queensland Studies Authority.
• These subjects are often studied by students who are OP ineligible
and / or undertaking a SBA. Each subject contributes four points
towards the attainment of the Queensland Certificate of Education
on completion to a satisfactory standard.
Authority-Registered Subjects
St Mary’s College offers the following Authority-Registered Subjects:
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Religion & Ethics
English Communication
Pre-Vocational Mathematics
Visual Art Studies
Recreation Studies – Rugby League
Recreation Studies
Building and Construction
Industrial Graphics Studies
Certificate Courses
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Certificate I – Engineering – (2 QCE Points)
Certificate I – Furnishing – (3 QCE Points)
Certificate II – IT – (4 QCE Points)
Certificate III – Fitness (6 QCE Points)
Year 12 Reporting
• The Senior Education Profile includes the following:
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Queensland Certification of Education
Senior Statement
Overall Position
Field Position Statement
Queensland Core Skills Test Results
Vocational Education Certification
Vocational Education Statement
Post Schooling Course Prerequisites
• Pre-requisites for 2015 courses are published in the QTAC Tertiary
Prerequisites Guide.
OP & Field Eligibility
• OP Eligibility - 5 or more authority
• Field Eligibility;
• Used for deciding tertiary entrance in approx 5% of all tertiary
applications.
• Used when not all students in an OP band can be accepted into a
Course.
• List subjects and their respective points found in the senior handbook.
• Add up each column (A – E), multiply total by 4 and if your new total
for that column is greater than sixty you are eligible for a rating of (AE) for that field based upon your senior exit results.
School-Based Apprenticeships &
Traineeships
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Excellent introduction to workforce
Experience the expectations of work
Develop skills
Negotiable number of days at school and at work
Complete a modified school program – subjects combined with study
lines.
• Difficult to combine OP course in Years 11 & 12 and traineeship / schoolbased apprenticeship
• Contributes 4 or more points towards QCE on completion or partial points
at the end of year 12
Ms Karen Coulston – SBA Program
TAFE in Schools - SQIT
• Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE
enables students to undertake TAFE
Qualification one day per week whilst still at
school.
Certificate Courses Available at SQIT
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Cert III in Community Services Work
Cert III in Children’s Services
Cert III in Events
Certs II in Indigenous Primary Health Care
Cert III Hospitality
Nursing Pathways Program
Cert III in Tourism
Certificate Courses at SQIT
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Cert III Visual Art
Cert III Design Fundamentals
Cert II Hairdressing
Cert III Technical Production
Cert III Media
Cert III Retail Operations
Certificate Courses at SQIT
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Cert II Automotive
Cert II Construction Pathways
Cert II Engineering (Diesel Fitting)
Cert II Electro-technology
Cert III in Information, Digital Media and
Technology
• Cert III Retail Operations
Subject Lines
• Seven Lines in the timetable.
• Each class will have four lessons per week.
Year 11 Subject Lines
Line 1 -
*Study of Religion
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Religion and Ethics
Line 2 – *Modern History, *Graphics, *Japanese,*Chemistry, *Physical Education
Certificate 1 Engineering, Recreation Studies, Industrial Graphics Studies, Study
Line 3 –
Mathematics B or Mathematics A or
Prevocational Mathematics
Line 4 – *Geography *Mathematics C, *ITSC (Computers), *Visual Art, *Biology, Visual
Art Studies, Industrial Graphics Studies, Certificate I Furnishing, Study
Line 5 –
English or English Communication
*Accounting *IPT *Drama *Physics *Physical Education, Building and
Construction, Recreation Studies – Rugby League Strand, ITS, Study
Line 6 –
*Legal Studies, *ITSC (Computers),*Music, *Physical Education, Building and
Construction, Cert II IT, Study
Line 7 –
Compulsory Subjects
*Study of Religion
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Religion and Ethics
Compulsory Subjects
*Mathematics B
*Mathematics A
Pre-Vocational Mathematics
Compulsory Subjects
*English
Or
English Communication
Examples of Course Options
Students requiring an Overall Position;
– Seven, six or five authority Subjects
– Students studying six or five authority subjects can also do an
authority-registered subject to enhance their chances of receiving the
Queensland Certificate of Education
Students not requiring an Overall Position who wish
to attain the QCE:
– A combination of seven / six authority or
authority-registered subjects.
Students undertaking a School-based Apprenticeship or
School-based Traineeship:
– A combination of authority and authority-registered
subjects with structured work placement.
– A combination of authority and authority-registered
subjects with one day TAFE-in-Schools program.
– A combination of authority and authority-registered
subjects with one day TAFE-in-Schools and one day
work placement.
Study Lines
• Students who are OP Eligible or are undertaking a
School-based Apprenticeship/ TAFE are able to
choose one Study Line.
• This enables them to complete set work/
assignments/ study during one line on the
timetable.
• Students on study are supervised by teachers and
have access to computers.
Queensland Core Skills Test
• The QCS Test examines skills that are emphasised
across the Queensland Senior Curriculum.
• Year 11 Students undertake a range of QCS
preparation workshops and sit practice exams.
Choosing Senior Subjects
• As an overall plan, choose subjects:
– That will help you to reach your career and employment goals.
– That reflect your interests and abilities
– You enjoy!
– That reflect your strengths and you can achieve well in
– That develop skills, knowledge and attitudes useful throughout
life.
Heads of Department
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Mrs Gleeson –
Mr Street –
Mr Dunne –
Mr Nolan –
Mr Anderson Miss Alroe Mr Condon Mr Rix Mr Willocks Mrs Nunn Mrs Goodman -
Religion
English
Mathematics
Science
Physical Education
Humanities
Creative Arts
Applied Design and Technology
IT
LOTE
VET Coordinator
Who can I talk to?
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Your child’s teachers
Mr Nolan – Careers Counsellor
Mrs Goodman – VET Coordinator
Miss Davidson – AP Curriculum
Mrs Gillespie – Junior Curriculum Coordinator
Senior Subject Handbooks
The Process
• Week 5 +6 - Talk to staff and gather information to
make selections.
• Monday August 20th Online Subject Selection Opens via
Email.
• Friday August 24th Online Subject Selection Closes.
• Some classes may be allocated on a first submitted,
first priority basis.
• Online Subject selection process
Click here
From Here
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Speak to teachers
Access the Subject Handbooks
Consult QTAC guide to Pre-Requisites
Investigate TAFE and SBA options.

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