The individual work undertaken by a student in their own home under the guidance of their parents is not transferable to bankable credit points. However, there are other ways to attain the 20 credit points and the literacy and numeracy requirements for the QCE. These can include TAFE subjects, music board exams, vocational education, Senior External Examinations, negotiated projects, participation in the Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test and preparatory courses. Certificates and awards in areas such as music, dance, drama, sport, and community development can count towards the QCE if they meet the quality criteria. These courses of study are usually offered by an organisation other than a school and results are quality assured by an organisation other than the QCAA (e.g. Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB).
The Home Education Unit (HEU) can provide some information about studies which meet the QCE requirements. Parents should consult the QCAA website for more information about attaining credit points and achieving a QCE.