In the Senior Years, students have the opportunity to choose a University (ATAR) pathway; TAFE or other Vocational (VET) educational provider pathways; or transition to the workforce pathway (Non ATAR) at the College.
The Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) is Queensland's senior secondary schooling qualification. The flexibility of the QCE means that students can choose from a wide range of learning options to suit their interests and career goals.
To receive a QCE, students must achieve the set amount of learning, at the set standard, in a set pattern, while meeting literacy and numeracy requirements as below;
20 credits from contributing courses of study, including:
Satisfactory completion, grade of C or better,
competency or qualification completion, pass or equivalent.
Students must meet literacy and numeracy requirements through one of the available learning options.
Students study 6 subjects. These subjects can be taken from three areas;
1. General Subjects
Subjects where primary pathway is tertiary study. These subjects have an external assessment component.
2. Applied Subjects
Subject where primary pathway is work and vocational education. It emphasises applied learning and community connections.
3. VET Qualifications/Certifications
Vocational Education and Training (VET) provides students with the opportunity to acquire workplace skills and knowledge through nationally recognised qualifications from industry developed training packages or accredited courses while still at school.
At SBC. students select a Religion, English and Mathematics subject, then three (3) electives of their choice.
St Benedict's College offers a flexible approach to planning and structuring senior study and training around each student 's abilities, interests and ambitions. As well as our on campus VET courses, we are able to accommodate a wide range of external or self paced study options.
We have well established relationships with TAFE Qld, Registered Training Organisations, and an assortment of business organisations and can facilitate enrolments for TAFE at School, externally delivered certificate courses or the establishment of school based traineeships and apprenticeships.