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Senior schooling pathways

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Highlights

Successfully completing Year 12 is a major milestone for young Queenslanders and provides more options for their future. We are making sure that students have the support and guidance they need to plan for their future across a full range of opportunities and get them on the right track for success.

Key highlights to be progressed include:

  • introducing a new senior assessment and tertiary entrance system
  • putting students on the pathway to careers by expanding the number of Vocational Education and Training (VET) options in schools.

To learn more about our exciting initiatives, view the Advancing education action plan (PDF, 2.2MB) and Advancing futures: New senior assessment and tertiary entrance systems in Queensland (PDF, 1.6MB).

New senior assessment and tertiary entrance systems

The new systems will start for students who enter Year 11 in 2019. Commencement in 2019 will ensure teachers, students and families have time to familiarise themselves with the new arrangements.

The new systems include:

  • a new senior assessment model that combines school-based assessment with external assessment
  • new processes to strengthen the quality and comparability of school-based assessment
  • replacement of the Overall Position tertiary entrance rank with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank

Ideas into action

We have already begun putting some of these ideas into action...

School buildingStrengthening senior schooling pathways

Aspley Special School's Step Up program is helping to transition senior students with a disability into work-based options after school.

The school focuses on ensuring students are ready to transition to the broader community as independently as their capability enables.

Step Up provides literacy, numeracy, technology and work and life skills, and supports supervised work placements with local businesses and community groups.

The program paves the way for students to progress to a Redefining Outcomes for Adults with Disabilities pathway program or other work-based post-school options.

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Last updated 17 May 2019