The senior years of schooling
This website is your gateway to information about a variety of senior schooling pathways available to students in Queensland.
- Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
Queensland's school-based senior schooling qualification, which is awarded to eligible students at the end of Year 12. Ensuring every Queensland State School student attains a QCE is a priority for the department.
- Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA)
The QCAA is a statutory body established under the Education (Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority) Act 2014. QCAA is responsible for curriculum development, assessment and certification.
- New senior assessment and tertiary entrance systems
The new QCE system system begins in Queensland with students entering Year 11 in 2019. Further information is available on the QCAA website.
- Queensland Skills Gateway
This website allows Queenslanders to search and browse vocational education and training information including courses available, training providers, government funding and career pathways.
- Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC)
QTAC is the tertiary application service for Queensland. The QTAC website also provides information about the new Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) which will replace the Overall Position (OP) as the standard pathway to tertiary study for Queensland Year 12s from 2020.
- School to work
This website provides information for principals, teachers and employers on State Schools' policies and programs for work experience, vocational placements and teacher placements in industry.
- Training Queensland
This website focuses on working with industry to build a world class education and training system to skill Queenslanders.
- Vocational Education and Training in schools (VETiS)
This website provides information about VET in Schools programs, including School-based apprenticeships and traineeships.
- Australian Department of Education
The Department of Education is responsible for national policies and programs that help young people access school, post-school, and higher education.
- Australian Department of Employment
The Department of Employment is responsible for national policies and programs that help all Australians find and keep employment and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces.
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This page was last reviewed on 13 Feb 2018