Senior Pathways

​​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;

​Set Amount

20 credits from contributing courses of study, including:

  • QCAA-developed subjects or courses
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications
  • Non-Queensland studies
  • Recognised studies

Set Pattern

12 credits from completed Core courses of study and 8 credits from any combination of: 
  • Core
  • Preparatory (maximum 4)
  • Complimentary (maximum 8)

Set Standard

​Satisfactory completion, grade of C or better, competency or qualification completion, pass or equivalent.

Literacy & Numeracy 

Students must meet literacy and numeracy requirements through one of the available learning options.

Students Study / Selection Combinations

Students study 6 subjects. These subjects can be taken from three areas;

1. General Subjects

Subje​cts​ 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.

​Vocational Education and Training

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. 

​​Subjects Offered

​General Subjects

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  • ​Biology​ ​
  • ​Business
  • ​Chemistry​
  • ​Chinese
  • Design
  • Digital Solutions​ ​
  • ​Drama​ ​​
  • ​English​ ​
  • ​Food and Nutrition​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
  • ​General Mathematics
  • ​Legal Studies
  • ​Mathematics Methods
  • ​Modern History
  • ​Music
  • ​Physical Education
  • ​Physics
  • Specialist Mathematics
  • ​Study of Religion
  • ​Visual Art

Applied Subjects

  • Arts in Practice*
  • ​Essential English
  • Essential Mathematics
  • ​​Industrial Technology Skills
  • ​​Information and Communication Technology
  • ​Religion and Ethics

VET Certificate Courses

  • Certificate III in Business with Certificate II in Tourism embedded* 
  • Certificate III in Community Services with Certificate II in Community Services  embedded* ​
  • Certificate III in Health Service Assistance with Certificate II in Health Support Services embedded
  • Certificate III in Fitness with Certificate II in Sport and Recreation embedded​
  • Certificate II in Hospitality
  • Certificate II in Workplace Skills 

  Distance Education 

  • Ancient History*
  • Japanese*

Short Courses​ 

  • Literacy 
  • Numeracy​​